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Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion

What it is: A pale-pink, pressed highlighting powder that transforms your complexion from dull to radiant. What it does: Fake awake in just one stroke with Dandelion—Benefit's long-lasting, pressed highlighting powder in ballerina-pink. Its shimmery, satiny, and radiant formula leaves an immediate perk-me-up finish that brightens up your face—even at eight in the morning. What else you need to know: Includes a natural, soft-bristle brush.
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion

Question
Is it noticable on fair skin?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
vballchick01
on Dandelion
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It definitely does. I have fair skin with neutral undertones and Dandelion looks incredible. It's a very light, sweet pink. I normally wear blushes in the coral and peach families as I find that most pink blushes make me look a bit too flushed/ like I have a slight sunburn. This blush definitely does not have that effect. It does give that ethereal lovely glow. I get endless compliments when I wear this.

Note: You do have to a use a bit of a heavy hand if you want it to be super noticeable, which for me is fine. It's super fool-proof.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
littlejoy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
definitely! i have alabaster skin and this gives me a beautiful light flush. when i used the included brush, i felt a bit clownish, so definitely use it with a decent blush brush. if you're looking for a lot of color on your cheeks, then this is definitely not for you, but if you're wanting a subtle and natural glow, this is it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kash3
(Boston)
answer 3
This color compliments fair skin tone very well, giving it a dolly, angelic face. You can definately see it on fair skin, but it's not very dramatic, if you want dramatic, you can build it up, or the best way is to pair it with posietint.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lylychee
(Washington)
answer 4
Yes! It's subtle, but that's exactly why I like it. Many shades of blush look unnatural on me because I'm so fair, but this one leaves a very natural looking glow. :)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
It is very noticeable on fair skin. It gives you a beautiful pink glow and I don't usually wear pinks!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
terridougherty
(Warren, IN)
answer 6
Yes
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
eabug
(Western MA)
answer 7
yes
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cymro
(Portland, OR)
answer 8
No. It blends in for a subtle hint of color. I use it with Bare Minerals on top of Mineral Veil.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sdipman
(glen echo, MD)
Question
Which boxed powder is best?
I'm really interested in Benefit's boxed powders because they seem to give you a good amount of product that can be used in tons of ways, really multi-tasking. But before I try one of them out I want to make sure I'm choosing the right one.
I have fair skin, freckles (not a ton, just on my cheeks/nose), blue eyes and brunette hair. Dandelion seems to be a good choice but I know there are a lot of different shades of these boxed powders to choose from! I want something that's natural looking but will also help make my complexion look pretty- highlighting would be nice too. I'm curious about the Georgia and Coralista colors as well. What would you recommend for me?
(sorry this is so long! i wanted to be specific...)
asked 5 years ago
zephyrhills
(Palm Beach, FL)
on Dandelion
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have fair skin like u I have 2 blueshes Dandelion and Dallas but i have tried every single one. for dandelion it looks so natural and u can even use it as a face brightener which is a plus at least to me. Also Dallas is great it makes u look tan and u can double it up as a bronzer it shows up more but looks amazing. It matters what u want natural I would go for hervanna rockatour and dandelion but more pigmentation go for dallas I
answered 7 months ago
beutyrachie123
(NY)
answer 2
Your description could be me! I recently bought Dandelion to try out and I'm SOLD! I love the stuff, very versatile, light. Highly recommend.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Montgomery, Alabama)
answer 3
My long-lost sorta twin! I too have blue eyes, brown hair, and freckles (tons.) Dandelion has been great! I never wore blush until about a year ago because I hadn't found the right color. I happened upon this at a Sephora store, and am SO glad I bought it. Has a touch of shimmer, but not glittery, and it is sheer, but buildable.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
brianneo
(Nebraska)
answer 4
I would suggest Dandelion. I also have fair skin and freckles, and Dandelion gives me a natural look and subtle color. I also have Georgia- I like that too, but I find myself using Dandelion more often.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
cherrieb
(Worcester, MA)
answer 5
My favorite is Dandelion, and I have tried Georgia, Thrrrrob, Dallas, and Hoola.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 6
For your complexion I would recommend dandelion for an instant radiance, with a ballerina-pink finishing powder. I would also recommend thrrrob for the cheeks it gives a great pink flush, or coralista that will brighten up the complexion and leave you with a coral pink flush on your cheeks and nose. Coralista is my favorite!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
benefit
answer 7
From what I've seen, Coralista gives a much bolder, almost darker color. I've seen it look best on people who are decently tan, and I wasn't crazy about it on my fair skin either. I haven't tried on Georgia, but that and Dandelion are the two I really considered buying. I ended up going for Dandelion and I love it, and it looks great on fair skin, but I think that Georgia could look really nice too. I just know that Dandelion looks really natural and I love it (;
answered 5 years ago
essayemm
(Cincinnati, OH)
Question
Alternative?
I already have Dandelion and I love it. I use it almost everyday. However, it shows up so light on my skin, even with my fair complexion, that I have to sweep the brush across the powder multiple times and really layer it on my face until I can see it. I was curious to see if anyone knows of a similar blush that would maybe give me a little more bang for my buck. Benefit's Thrrrob is one that I'm considering. Does anyone know if it's similar to but more visible than Dandelion? Sorry for the long question.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
jravae
(San Jose, Ca)
on Dandelion
7 answers
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answer 1
Try it in conjunction with CORALista for more color. My daughter and I both have very fair skin and light blue-gray eyes. The combination of the 2 gives us a healthy, sunny glow.

Another possibilty is their newest shade, Bella Bamba. It's a deeper, brighter pink that gives more of a blush appearance. Just make sure and use a good blush brush as the new one is more intense and requires a subtle hand. It also comes in a slightly different box - hinged with a small mirror inside.

My daughter and I both tried Throb and weren't wild about it in our very fair skin. It appeared very mauvey (almost violet) and had the odd effect of making the rest of our skin appear paler.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hibiscusj
(Missouri)
answer 2
Yes, I think Throb would probably be your best bet as it is a little deeper in tone.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
rubydluxe
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 3
I don't think dandelion is really a blush - more of an allover skin enhancer. I use bare minerals blush alongside this product - they work well together.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
professormom
(RI)
answer 4
Nars has some great rich shades that I wear under Benefit's Dandelion. This method gives me a rich color without looking too made up.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
donnainherndon
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Dandelion is really meant as a highlighter or powder. You can use it as a blush, but as you noticed its a bit too sheer. Try benetint. You can have a lot of control and and it should naturally blend with your skin tone without looking too harsh. Also I've found that with my fair skin, that bright colors put on with a light hand looks really pretty. I like NARS in Poppy.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
lashreece
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 6
If Dandelion is disappearing on your complexion you should try a deeper tone, but not too deep. Try a berry or a mauve. Thrrob would be great to try. This also depends on your skins undertone. Hope I helped!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
stardustlavender
(New York)
answer 7
Thrrrob is definitely much more apparent than the Dandelion. Thrrrob looks like a bright pink blush without any shimmer or sparkle. It's basically a matte pink color. Dandelion is like a very light sheer pink color that is almost unnoticeable when applied.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
Question
Would this product complement Asian skin tones?
I'm looking for an effect similar to the Guerlain meteorites pearls!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Dandelion
7 answers
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answer 1
I'm Asian and have light skin tone, it shows on my skin but the color is very very subtle. I always use it together with another blush to add more color.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
rrcc
(houston, TX)
answer 2
i am an asian, and it totally flatters my skin. i highly recommend it!!! i have combination oily skin, and somewhat fair complexion.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
imok
(hollywood, ca)
answer 3
Probably not, It's probably too light, I would go for Coralista or Bella bamba, hope this helps =)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
chole1226
(Pittsburgh PA)
answer 4
I am Asian, it depends on your skin tone though. But no, this will not give the same effect as guerlain meteorites pearl. This will only give you pinkish look. Guerlain give you glitter. I sometimes use guerlain without powder, but this one I always wear bareminerals first.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
smurfin
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I haven't tried that product, but Dandelion is very popular in Asian community and it complements most fair skin tones.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
minxi
(Williamsburg, VA)
answer 6
I am Asian and this looks beautiful on.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fifikiki
(san francisco)
answer 7
I'm Asian but with very fair skin. So for any fair to light-medium skintones, this color is perfect! Although it has a bit of shimmer, it's not much illuminizing.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
jess90
(BC, Canada)
Question
Blush or Highlighter...or Both?
What is this stuff?? I've read reviews that say "this is a great blush." Then there's another review that says they use it as a highlighter. The description makes it sound like a highlighter. Is it either of these or is it somewhat multi-purpose?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
mrsjunior
(Latham, IL)
on Dandelion
7 answers
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answer 1
It's a very light blush. If you have light skin, then it's a great blush. If you have medium to darker skin, it can be used as a great highlighter.
answered 8 months ago
BeachBumHarmony
(New Brunswick, NJ)
answer 2
The benefit box-a-powders can be used as anything you like! Highlights, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, depending on what shade you get, use it as you wish.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jmu24
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
More of an all over powder..light pigment. Can use as blush but may not be enough pigment for a medium skin tone.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
shazam00
(Shazam Knoxville tn)
answer 4
If you do a single, light sweep it can be used as a general highlighter, use with a heavier hand for a fabulous glowy blush!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sarahkingbeauty
(St Louis Park, MN)
answer 5
Its both really. Its marketed as a highlighter, but that is essentially what a blush is. It can be used as blush or to highlight your face. (Cheek bones, nose, forehead. etc.)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
FaeQueen
(Lafayette, LA)
answer 6
My skin is really fair so I use it as a blush to add a bit of a pinkish shimmer. However, my sister has more olive tones to her skin and she uses it as a highlighter on the tops of her cheekbones. Overall: I would say it depends on the skin tone, shape of the face and areas that you want to accentuate.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
rose530
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
It depends on your skintone. I am very fair (NC15 for reference) and I use it as a blush. On darker skintones the color won't show up the same way and it would be used as a highlighter or all over for that "lit from within glow".
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
kalex
(Bellevue, NE)
Question
Can I use this throughout the day, over makeup?
I see that Dandelion is more of a highlighting powder than a blush, which is fine for me. But what I'm looking for is a powder that I can sweep on a couple times a day when I'm starting to look dull and "lifeless" at work... Would this be too pink and overpowering? I usually use benetint and hoola daily, but I start to look dull towards the afternoon. Is this light enough to add some life to my face over makeup?

Thanks!
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
mmmegan
(Arizona)
on Dandelion
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
This can definitely be used for work. The color is a very delicate pink and not over the top shimmery. It will give a youthful, natural, rosy glow to your overall look.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Isabelle94
(Fresno, CA)
answer 2
this is perfect for you if you have normal to lighter skin tone, no matter how much you put on, it will never look overpower. (Unless you try to put 20 layers of it.)
I have very light skin tone, and usually 3~6 layers on me looks perfect.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
enen
(Alhambra, CA)
answer 3
You can definitely use this product to brighten up your face through out the day. It is a very light and subtle color. If you are looking for just a touch of color to add throughout the day then its perfect. However, if you want something dramatic, this will not do it, I actually keep it with me to add to swipe on through out the day since blush often wears off fast.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
FaeQueen
(Lafayette, LA)
answer 4
Yes, it is perfect for touch ups throughout the day! It is very natural looking, and takes away shininess while imparting a subtle glow. I love it because also doesn't make my face look like I've piled on makeup, as doing touch ups with traditional powders sometimes can.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
cassiecat
(Georgia)
answer 5
I use Benefit Dandelion as more of a highlighter.I'm light/fair skinned and the soft pink color is too subtle for a long wearing blush.I think it would be great to swipe to freshen your cheeks depending on what blush you use. The package is smqll but a little bulky so you would want to consider that if you need something portable.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
lizsc
(Santa Clara CA)
answer 6
My complexion is medium and this does not make a good complexion brightner for me, it is a beautiful soft baby pink blush. However, I would recommend High Beam (Benefit) mixed in with your liquid foundation or if you use a cream/powder foundation use it as a final step to your rutine on top or your cheecks, down your nose, along the brows to give your over all complexion a brightness and glow. Can also take it with you for a touch up midday.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
susanaa
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
Dandelion is a very subtle pink. I think it would be hard to over-apply.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
MissRose
(New York, NY)
Question
how big is it?
is this blush the size of your drugstore or is it a large size?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
sarab78
on Dandelion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Blushes come in all sizes but if you know what maybelline's look like. this one is bigger. 0.35 oz.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lloydielloyd
(Ceres,CA)
answer 2
Its about 2x2 but the high sides keep excess collor in the box so you are not losing any of the product.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
billimike
(Baton Rouge,LA)
answer 3
The width and length are similar but it's TALL. It's depth is little over an inch.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
minxi
(Williamsburg, VA)
answer 4
It is much thicker than drug store blush, and it lasts a very long time. A little goes a long way, too.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
rebeckler
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
It's larger than your average drug store blush.

You have a solid inch or so of blush, which is much more than your average 1/2 that the drug store brands give you.

Not to mention, this is such a great product, you really only need a sweep on each cheek. So, you get more and you use less each time.

I have had the same box for 3-4 years now. Granted, I don't use it every day, or in the summer. But, for the fall, winter, and spring, I wear it every other day. I love it.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MikkiC
(New York, NY)
answer 6
This Box of Powder is 10g net wt 0.35 oz. I can say that I have never run through a Benefit Box of Powder, they literally last forever.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
benefit
Question
Skin tone
Hi, I have a medium skin tone and I'm wondering if this blush would suit me. I don't know if the pale pink color will show. I'm opting for a radiant natural look. Thanks!
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
JellieMel
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Dandelion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I wouldn't consider this to be a blusher...it's too pale, IMO. I think of it as a pink bronzer. Just for a little glow, but not enough to really give nice color to cheeks.

Ha! I just noticed that the description calls it a "highlighting powder", clearly the perfect phrase.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
jenny432345
(indy)
answer 2
GO FOR IT!! I'm half black, and for me, this is beautiful. It gives a very natrual and radiant flush. I've used it as both a blush and highlighter. I love it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bethny
(florence, sc)
answer 3
I have medium skin and it shows up on me! it's a pale pink but it's noticeable and very pretty, adds the perfect, natural amount of color to you skin. i was worried that it would be too light and wouldn't show up but i love the way it looks on my skin!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
fluffyy
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I wouldn't think it would give you much color, I'd recommend trying it on at Sephora.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
giriliegirl
answer 5
I'm really really pale and it looks light on me, so I think I would try a darker blush!

If you want pink I suggest NARS Super Orgasm. That stuff is shiny and pink and beautiful. Too dark on me, but perfect for a medium skin tone :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Whitney2012
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
It is a light powder but when I use 2-3 swipes of it, it does get darker ... you should definitely try it out!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
beachlounger
(PA)
Question
How would this fare for warm skin tones?
Cool-toned makeup looks clownish and obvious on me since I have a warm complexion and I would like to know if this product is pink or cool enough to do that. If it does, I'll find another powder with a more warm base.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
mogknight7777777
(Pasadena, CA)
on Dandelion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product is perfect for you! It has a light hint of gold, which can be seen as your face moves in the light. It isn't cool at all and honestly I would say it is pretty nuetral. I have very very VERY fair skin and it doesn't look off on me, like most blushes can. I also have warm tones. I think it's a very pretty, natural looking highlighter/blush. It's color is subtle and looks good on pretty much every skin tone.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
hannah123
(Petersburg, IL)
answer 2
As I wrote in my description, i don't use this much after I have some color from the sun. It almost looks white-ish when I'm tan. Hope that helps, try it at your local Sephora or just go for it----free returns if you don't dig it!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bleedforfashion
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 3
This is more of a warm color and looks very natural. My skin tone is warm and it works great for me so far. Just use a little bit after foundation and you're good to go.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
faustin
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 4
The gold shimmer makes it warm pink, and it is more obvious if you compare it with Throb. I own all three you mentioned (ioi), and my now favorite is Coralista. Georgia is too subtle to notice unless you pile up until it cakes, and Coralista gives you healthy glowy coral cheeks. Between Dandelion and Coralista, I would say it's your preference between pink and coral, or girlie and lively.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
minxi
(Williamsburg, VA)
answer 5
My skin is generally fair, but because I am half middle eastern, I do get dark quickly in the summer.

I only use this blush in the winter, when my skin is at its fairest. It does not blend well into my skin when I am tanned.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MikkiC
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I feel this would be a good powder for warm skin tone. I have a warm/olive tone and it is fine for me. It is very very light pink. You can hardly even notice the pink tone. It just gives your skin a little boost of color instead of making it look white or beige like some powders do.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
grungeAngel
(Tyler, TX)
Question
Dandelion or benetint
I have fair skin and lots of freckles and was wondering if i should use benetint or dandelion.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
theoffice
(Ellicott City, MD)
on Dandelion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Dandelion and it is the best blush,eyeshadow, brightening face powder.. On Earh! it might be a little expensive (If you consider $30 expensive),but trust me it's worh every penny! you won't regret purchasing this, I hope this helps! and Good Luck! :)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Pink90
(Lake Charles,Louisiana)
answer 2
I think the Dandelion would be better for your fair complexion. The Benetint might be too dark and red for your light skin.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 3
Dandelion is way better than Benetint because benetint is really hard to blend and always looks streaky and uneven and the color is too dark/red. Dandelion is a pretty soft pink that is easy to apply/blend and it looks great on any skin tone.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
I love using both at once! First, I dab benetint on my cheeks and blend for a sheer wash of rose-colored tint. Then I dust on dandelion, our pink perk-me-up powder, for the ultimate pretty-in-pink glow!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
benefit
answer 5
Dandelion or posietint. Benetint is too overpowering for me (also fair skin, freckles, and blue eyes). Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
funspastic
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
I would use dandelion for any kind of skin. This powder blends your makeup perfectly. I also use this powder without anything else on my face. Everyone always say that my skin glows. I love it!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Debianne
(Hammond, Indiana)
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