Dandelion Dew is one of Benefit’s latest blush creations. When I finally stopped in at the Benefit Boutique in Uptown Toronto I decided to give the dew version of this cult shade a try. I can never resist a new blush. First off, the packaging is adorable! It comes in a metallic mint green pump that’s mess free but because it’s opaque there’s no way to tell when the product is running low. Benefit describes Dandelion Dew as;
“This sheer, baby-pink blush gives cheeks a dewy, delicate pink glow. Its lighter-than-air liquid texture melts in for a natural blush look that’s so soft and radiant…you’ll look lit from within.”
The colour is a pastel/clay pink . The formula is dewier (go figure) than the pressed powder version but for two such drastically different formulas Benefit managed to stay true to the Dandelion shade. A little goes a long way but the texture is still buildable if you’re looking for more of a flush. Another pro is how blendable the product is so it appears seamless with minimal effort.
Benefit calls this a liquid blush but it’s creamier than that; they’re classic Benetint is a liquid. The box says this product is matte but then Benefit touts it as a sheer, dewy finish so there’s a bit of confusion. The shade is quite flat but not what I would call matte so those with oily skin may not appreciate the dewy effect. Darker complexions may find this too subtle while fair skin tones may find it just right. It’s hard to say whether Dandelion Dew will reach cult status like its pressed powder counterpart but it is definitely a pretty shade that’s worth a try if you are a fan of the original.
Benefit Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush can be found at Sephora