If a product says it highlights the skin– I’m in.
Benefit released their Dandelion Shy Beam, which is a nude baby pink matte highlighter that is great for all skin types and is supposed to add a natural radiant highlight to the skin. The matte part is what interested me so I decided to give it a go and see how I liked it so of course I had to share my thoughts with you!
The Good |
- Nice formula
- Shimmer free
- Easy to blend
- Packaging is super cute
The Bad |
- Price may not fit everyone’s budget ($26)
- Pink tones don’t suit all skin tones
I love that this product is matte because even though I don’t shy away from shimmer, it’s nice to change things up a bit. The formula is creamy, but not too thick nor too runny. It blends out easily with both a synthetic brush and a makeup sponge. It is opaque so somedays I apply this under the eyes as a highlighter/concealer, but if you have darker circles then I suggest applying a concealer first.
I do like this when I want a more subtle highlight. It’s great for applying under the eyes, on the cheek bones, down the nose,etc — all the usual areas you’d highlight. It’s pretty subtle on my skin tone, but just brightens and adds a bit of radiance to the skin. It says it’s matte, and that’s true because there’s no shimmer, but it’s not a flat matte so it doesn’t make your skin look dry or crusty, and it wears well. I personally like to set it with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light to add more radiance and glow.
Since it has a pink tone to it I don’t think it would suit all skin tones. I think this would work best for fair to medium skin tones because this could end up looking a bit ashy or unnatural on deeper complexions.
The Verdict |
This is a beautiful product! However, I can’t say it’s become a must have for me. Even though the packaging is super cute and the product itself is really nice, I still tend to gravitate to my MAC Prep+Prime Highlighting Pen in Light Boost because it’s more convenient since it comes in a pen-like form, and it brightens up my complexion a bit better because it’s more yellow.
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