Benefit dandelion brightening face powder £23.50 7g net weight.
You guys must think I am a total Benefit junkie but I have to admit that I am not at all. Benefit were the first 'high end' brand I tried and they lured me in with their kitsch packaging. I have to admit though, their products are overpriced and if you're willing to look past the cute packaging I'm sure you will find this for yourself as well. On the topic of packaging, I have heard a few people complain that the box gets destroyed easily in handbags. I would tend to agree however I'm not one to take make up out of the house so I cannot give my opinion there. I love the design on the front and I love the mirror, but the brush is completely useless and to include it means that the design is much more bulky than what it could be. I know the inclusion of a brush may be seen as a good thing, but for me, I don't apply my blusher with a rectangular brush.
This product is described as a 'sheer ballerina pink finishing powder' and I agree, it is sheer. On the website it says you can either dust it all over your face or just on your cheeks. For cheeks I have to swipe my blusher brush at least twice across my cheek before I get a hint of colour. This means that I use a lot of product and to be honest for £23.50 I expected it to be more pigmented. I can only surmise that this is because it is also meant to be an all over facial powder and it wouldn't work effectively if it was well pigmented. My thoughts on that argument would be that then the product should either be one or the other. At the moment it tries to be both a blush and a facial brightening powder but it fails to deliver on both counts.
(after three swipes on each cheek, please note I have naturally quite rosy cheeks to begin with).
I think the lack of pigmentation is my main gripe with this product, as the powder seems to be of quite good quality, although it feels slightly more chalky and less finely milled compared to my Nars blush. It has a nice scent, but again if you are bothered by scented products then you might want to steer clear of this. Overall I get about four hours wear but then it is difficult to know because I barely notice it on my face to begin with.
Overall I much prefer my Nars blush compared to the Benefit blush. Although the Nars blush is now £21.00 for 4.5g I feel as though I use much less of the product to get a similar result, so in turn it will last me longer. I am a bit confused with the Benefit website as well as apparently the blush is 8g Net weight on there, whereas mine is 7g. Maybe they increased the size of the product...
Have you ever tried a Benefit blusher?