Benefit The New Dandelions

I’ve been on a bit of a Benefit kick as of late!  I must be feeling nostalgic.  Once upon a time in a land far, far away and a time;  equally as little makeup bag consisted of a couple black eyeliners, mascara, brow pencil and my staples: Benefit Hoola Bronzer & Benetint.  It also consisted of a solid fragrance that was: Roxy Hula perfume, but we will ignore this one aspect.  Benefit’s products have certainly stood the test of time and have grown with both new additions entirely and expanded versions of cult faves.

Today I have my recent Birchbox mini haul featuring two of the newer benefit products based on the popular dandelion, brightening face powder.  Let’s go!

The Dandelions Benefit

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam & Dandelion Dew

These two products are too much.  I can’t believe how kind of retro, powder puff-y cute the actual product and the outer packaging for each are.  Go ahead, take it all in; here’s one more..

Dandelion Dew & Shy Beam

and now on to the first product…

Dandelion Dew

Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush: $28.00

I’m totally crushing on this liquid, baby pink, blush. The beyond cute bottle has a pump applicator and just one tiny pump disperses plenty of product for both cheeks. (it will last a really long time) The product appears a bit darker when dispensed than it does applied to your face and has a matte-ish but dewey consistency on your skin that looks totally sheer and flush-like.  It’s free of any glimmer or shimmer and just gives you a nice rosey lit within glow when applied to the apples of your cheeks.  It’s super easy to use and nearly fool proof for blush phobes, like myself.  I really love the texture of this stuff too. You could easily mix it with other things to change the finish, make it shimmer, dab some on your lips etc.

Swatches below:

Dandelion Dew Swatch

Dandelion Dew swatch blend

So pretty! (I used a lot for the swatch, definitely do not use this amount on your cheeks!)

dandelion shy beam

Dandelion shy beam liquid highlighter: $26.00

I have been wanting this product since I first heard of its existence, when I could only find it in a small gift set that continuously sold out.  I’m so glad I finally purchased it.  It is a total must have for any highlight junky.  It’s fabulous, really:  You know when you see magazine adds and the person shown wearing a highlighter has that amazing you buy the product, sport it, and end up appearing more shimmery & sparkly than that of the ethereal gleam you bought it for? (especially in the day light/sun) This product will give you that gleam, sans shimmer and sparkle.  Hurray!  You can apply it lightly, you can build it for more impact.  This ultra soft pink, matte highlighter gives me the ethereal glow I’ve been searching for! I get serious on my cheekbones with this stuff but I also use it on that dark ‘shadow line’ under the length of the eye area.  I find that teeny dots along the length of it, blended lightly in a patting motion, camouflage it in the most natural way.  Try it down the center of your nose for a shimmer-less slimming effect, around the nose area, the brow bones, brighten the corners of your eyes;  so many options and such beautiful results.  Love this product!

Here’s a pre blend swatch:

shy beam swatch 2

Benefit shy beam and dandelion dew on.jpg

I found it hard to capture the glow in swatching here is a super weird close up where you can get a hint of the shy beam glow & the pink of dandelion dew. 🙂

I really love these two products.  They work great worn together with a little Hoola bronzer for nice, natural, glowing spring/summer look.  Shy beam is hands down my favorite highlighter for a more subtle less sparkly glow.  With packaging this amazing they are a welcome addition to my vanity too.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on these products and I’d also like to give a little shout out to Birchbox.  I’ve been a member for about three years now and while the monthly box is nice, it’s all the other perks of being a member that really top it off for me.  I constantly order add-ons to my box and order products from their store with my consistent points (from site reviews) and bb coupon codes.  I snagged these two gems with 20 off in bb points plus a 20% off coupon code, (and free shipping for aces!) 😉 making it a stellar deal.  When my items arrived they appeared perfect but my dandelion dew had a pump that was not working.  I shot them a quick email to see what I could do and they responded promptly with the nicest message as well as a new shipment notification for a brand new product, already on the way.  Because every single one of my transactions with this company has been equally as amazing;  I thought they deserved some props!  I love good, personable companies. Way to go Birchbox! If you are interested in Birchbox you can check them out here.

Because I purchased these products through Birchbox, my product links are to the Birchbox store but each product is also available at the delightful which currently has some really cool, build a makeup kit options on their site AND some awesome freebie sets with purchase; including: a free Glamouriety mini set with any $55.00 purchase using code: GLAM  or for something even more cool than that… use code CHEEKMEOUT and receive a set of 3 mini versions of shy beam, dandelion dew & dew the hoola matte bronzer for the face with any $65.00 purchase.  Only need one product?  Use code MOMSHIP for free standard shipping on any order. (standard shipping is always free on $50.00) Check out Benefit’s offers page for more info.  You’re Welcome!

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  1. nerdylibrariangirl

    Amazing! I have the traditional Dandelion blush which I love (so great for fair skin) but haven’t seen these new products! I am so excited now!

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    1. kelifornia79

      It really is. They work great together too. There are some great new products. I’m looking forward to this whole new brow line too!! I Love Benefit. xx


  2. Nena

    Such a gorgeous glow!! I am fairly new to Birchbox and I do love it and plan to stick with them for a while;)

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    1. kelifornia79

      yes! Sometimes their boxes have been….meh, over the years and months I’ve been a member, but since beginning the curated versions and their add ons and such I’ve been more pleased with my boxes! Their point system is the best and I love the brand/company as a whole, for sure!!

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      1. Nena

        Me, too:)

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  3. Bella Bee

    That looks like the perfect pink glow I’ve been searching for as well!! So girly and natural and just pretty! Thanks for sharing! Do you know how the powder Dandelion Blush compares by any chance?

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    1. kelifornia79

      It is!! Hmm. I do not own that one so I can’t be certain. It was always described as an all over brightening face powder so due to it’s light pink nature it seemed like the opposite of what I want for my over all skin tone..but, it can be used as a blush too, especially if you are very fair. I believe it is a bit lighter than the dew and it does have a light shimmer to it unlike the dew. They are supposed to pair well together!

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      1. Bella Bee

        I have some Birchbox points I may know what to do with now… 🙂 Thanks for the info!

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      2. kelifornia79

        Haha! You’re welcome!


  4. immalady

    I’ve been trying to find a good product to give me a nice glow-I might have to give that highlighter a try! I love Benefit!

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    1. kelifornia79

      This one is excellent if you want one without sparkle and high shimmer…more subtle, but I love it!

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  5. Lash-Eyed Beauty

    Such a pretty collection!!

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    1. kelifornia79

      Isn’t it!? I wish all of my makeup looked this pretty!

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