Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter

6 August 2017

Okay, so let me introduce you to my new favourite highlighter, Benefit's Dandelion Twinkle. This is a beautiful highlighter for those of us who don't want that blinding, wet look highlight - who want to look like we have naturally healthy and glowing complexions.

It's RRP is £24.50 and you're getting 3g of product, so it is quite expensive vs a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed which would be 8g of product for £32.00, but as someone who has never finished a Benefit powder in their life despite loving many of them, that 3g of product does just seem to go on and on and on.

Packaging wise it's in the classic Benefit boxed powder packaging - the cardboard box with the lid. It's not going to stay immaculate, on the top photo you can see the corner of mine has already bashed down a little bit; but it's such an iconic Benefit packaging now that I doubt they'll change it and although it's outside beauty is a bit vulnerable it does seem to protect the inside product just fine.

Packaging and price aside, let's talk powder. Or do we even really need to, do those swatches not pretty much speak for themselves? You can see that I've swatched it heavily then blended it out and how beautifully it does blend out. This isn't a glitter laden, overly shimmery highlighter, it's a radiance impart-er that makes my pale skin look a little bit more alive and healthy without looking overly made up. I am besotted. I use the edges of my Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush to apply this and it deposits a perfect sheen of colour to be visible and picked up in the right light to make me look luminous without being 'highlighted'.

Speaking of pale skin - Benefit have also released Hoola Lite (I talked about it in more depth in my Cheek Parade blog post here) and if you're pale Dandelion Twinkle & Hoola Lite are a dream team - the bottom photo shows a mirror image of Dandelion Twinkle, Hoola Lite and Dandelion swatched on one side and blended out on the other. These three are a golden trio for the cheeks of pale skinned girls.

If you're in the market for a new highlighter and you're over the blinding ones we've been inundated with this offering from Benefit is a bit more chic and a bit more grown up, and I highly, highly recommend checking it out.

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