BENEFIT Boxed Powder Dallas Review and Swatch
April 27, 2011 1 Comment
I have received a small size of Dallas bronzer (3 grams) as a part of my Celebutante palette. There was also a mini brush included, but I find it scratchy, not to mention that it grabs too much product.
Dallas is advertised as a perfect combination of blush and bronzer. Colour-wise, it reminds me a bit on Terracota Blush & Sun (but these are more shimmery). 12 grams of Dallas retail for $28.
Dallas is a matte bronzer, although the flash picture reveals some shimmer. Nevertheless, on the skin it is purely matte and I don’t see any sparkles.
The bronzer looks much darker in the pan, but it is a very natural shade. It contains enough pink so that it doesn’t look too orange on the skin.
While this bronzer is intended for paler girls, I still think that it would be too dark for those really pale. Even I have troubles with making it look natural and I’m currently NC15. During summer, when I’m a bit darker (NC20-25), this bronzer is ideal and vary natural.
My only issue with this bronzer is the fact that it is too pigmented. Pigmentation is not a problem per se, but I always end up with bronzer looking too dark upon thet application. Maybe it is because of the soft texture, but whichever brush I’ve used, I always pick up too much of a product. It is a bit wasteful, in my opinion.
However, I still like it very much as it is a very good, natural looking bronzer.
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Benefit Dallas swatch: