Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Dandelion Twinkle

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light peach with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. The shimmer used in the powder was rather fine, so it did not look shimmery nor did the powder emphasize my skin’s natural texture when blended out.

The highlighter is supposed to “impart a sheer, ultra-lightweight texture and delicate radiance” and has a “dandy daydream fragrance” (code for floral scented, though it was subtle to my nose). The powder felt soft, finely-milled, and was prone to kicking up some excess powder within the box, though the way the packaging was set up meant that it would be hard to lose that excess (so there was no real product loss). It blended out easily on the skin and gave my skin a luminous sheen. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, buildable or easily sheered out for a less intense sheen, which made it more versatile to me. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. I did notice that there was not much product in the box–only 0.10 oz. whereas other products in the same type of box-style packaging contain anywhere from 0.17 oz. to 0.28 oz.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Earthquake Eyeliner
  • Marc Jacobs Mist Me Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This looks gorgeous on you! I haven’t been into Benefit for so long, but I still love my cream shadow in Birthday Suit and mourn the loss of my Moonbeam highlighter. I think I’ll check this out! Do you think you’ll be reviewing the new Hoola light bronzer? That also has me intrigued….

It’s nice and softly pretty. But $29 for .10 of product pretty? NOPE. I have Nyx Narcissistic, so I’m set with a pretty dupe!

Yes, Benefit seems to be sneakily decreasing its product size whilst maintaining the bulkiness of it’s packaging! This happened with Rockateur too.

This looks very glowy but natural on you Christine! I might just have to get this one, but I’m slightly put off by the amount of product. This would cost me $51 at Sephora (in my country’s currency) for 0.10 oz while a Becca the shimmering skin perfector pressed is $58 for 0.28 oz. Glad it’s permanent because then I can wait for Sephora’s 20% off sale.

Wow, only 0.1 oz versus 0.28 for Hoola! Well, this is too dark for me anyway but it looks gorgeous on your skintone! It really is beautiful.

Aaaah, Benefit! I like their products a lot (blush, mascaras, brow things), I am very happy to see this brand around here, and especially that highlighter. Thanks a lot for that review πŸ™‚

That looks very subtle and pretty, did you use it as an all over face powder? If so, does it work as a luminous setting powder? thanks!

Kjh, as so often happens when I’m struggling to remember a product name or the comparison I want, you have left exactly what I was trying to come up with, thank you. I.O.U. Lol I was going to make a tip of the tongue joke but no matter how I switched around the words it SO DID NOT sound appropriate! ? I could see the box with the peach on it and the flowey writing just not what the writing said…Georgia! Of course! Thanks again I was about to sprain my brain!

It’s very pretty, and quite clever for Benefit to develop ranges around some of their best-sellers – like this one or the new Hoola stick they just launched.

Yeesh, that’s a lot of money for so little product!

Kind of weird that they would use almost the same name as their pink Dandelion Blush/Radiance Powder (which I got in their Cheekathon palette, and which I semi-regret every time I open it and the fragrance wafts out … though I do use it quite a bit — love/hate).

I know! I was so surprised – it’s nice but nothing seemed particularly… innovative to justify a higher price per ounce?!

Really beautiful and natural, but yikes at the amount in that box… I love my Benefit blushes and I’m very partial to Dandelion stuff since it was the first blush I ever owned, though, so I’m still interested! Looks really lovely on you! πŸ™‚

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