Benefit Dandelion Twinkle has been on my wishlist for a while and I finally picked up the mini version to try. I love the original Dandelion powder, so I had high hopes for this. I decided to go for the mini version as I am quickly running out of room for more makeup, so this seemed a better option for me.
Now I’m not going to lie, it was the packaging that originally made me want to get this – who doesn’t love a bit of rose gold? Whereas the original Dandelion is described as a brightening finishing powder, Dandelion Twinkle is a superfine highlighting powder. I love highlighters and I don’t have a Benefit one, so I’m so glad I finally bought this.
As with the other Benefit boxed powders, you get a little brush included although I never ever use these. I prefer to use my usual brushes, but it’s a nice touch.
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle contains special baked technology that ‘delivers a strobing formula for a sheer, whisper-light texture‘. You can wear it on its own or on top of your blusher for a delicate glow.
If you want the most blinding glow ever then this is not for you. It is subtle and delicate although you can build it up. The formula is softly-milled and easy to work with, although it can create some excess when you put your brush in. For me, this works best for the days where I don’t really want to look like I’ve got much makeup on but still want a little bit of radiance.
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle is a light peach shade with warm orange undertones and has a luminous sheen finish. There is some shimmer in the powder but I barely noticed it at all on my cheeks, so you’re not going to look like a disco ball. It’s not the best highlighter I’ve ever tried, but it is pretty and does give a nice natural finish.
I picked mine up for £12.50 from ASOS.