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Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter Review / Swatches

The Benefit Dandelion Box O’ Powder is one of my favourite Benefit blushes of all time so when I saw that they were launching a new version of Dandelion, I knew I needed it. The Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter is available in two sizes; the full size which is £25.50 for 3 grams as well as a mini size which is £12.50 for 1.5 grams, so I decided to get the mini size as I’m yet to finish a full size Benefit powder and have ended up decluttering them before emptying one. The mini size isn’t massively inflated in price like some mini sizes, as you get exactly half the amount of product for almost half the price of the full size making it ideal for trying the product without committing to the full size and it’s more travel friendly too.

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter

Get your glow on with dandelion twinkle superfine highlighting powder. Special baked technology delivers a strobing formula for a sheer, whisper-light texture. Wear it alone or on top of your favourite blush or powder and step into the dreamy spotlight.

  • Quick, easy strobing 
  • Highlighting powder
  • Signature dandy daydream scent

Dandelion twinkle’s baked technology creates a superfine, whisper-light radiance…a little goes a long way. Dandelion twinkle provides the same number of uses as your other box o’ powders.

BEAUTY TRICK: Twinklin’ trick! For the complete dandelion look, apply dandelion baby-pink brightening face powder all over face then dust dandelion twinkle on top along cheekbones & jawline.

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The Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter in the mini size has identical packaging to that of the full size with a peach metallic coating to the box, which is magnetised and flips open to reveal a mini mirror in the lid and a mini version of the Benefit Blush Brush included with all of their face powders. The powder has a subtle scent like all Benefit powders but it’s no way near as strong as the scents of the Too Faced scented products but Benefit powders have always been scented, way before Too Faced included scents within their palettes.

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter

In the pan, Dandelion Twinkle is a pale pink toned champagne but it does translate a little darker on the skin. On my skin, I find the Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter to be a peachy shade which would totally work as a blush colour-wise on my skintone, but it is very shimmery so I wouldn’t wear a blush that was this shimmery. I didn’t expect Dandelion Twinkle to be so shimmery which I know might sound crazy as it’s an highlighter, but the swatches I saw online made it look more like a subtle sheen, natural kind of highlighter.

I find it best to apply it with a larger, fluffy brush so the shimmer particles aren’t too concentrated. It blends nicely into the skin and is very pretty but it’s not as natural as I’d hoped it bed so I’m really pleased I got the smaller size. It’s a very pretty highlighter and lasts well on the skin, and is one I’ll continue to use but I just don’t love it as much as my other highlighters from the likes of Becca, MAC and Makeup Revolution.

I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried the Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter?

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