BENEFIT Boxed Powder Dallas Review and Swatch

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.

Overall impression:


Talc, mica, polyethylene, titanium dioxide, manganese violet, ethylhexyl palmitate, magnesium myristate, dimethicone, iron oxides, zinc stearate, iron oxides, boron nutride, lecithin, methylparaben, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, glycine soja oil, red 7 lake, tocopherol, bht, retynil palmetate, butylparaben, ethylparaben, limonene, isobutyl paraben, propylparaben, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicytate, citral, butylphenyl, methylpropional, citronellol, eugenol


Benefit Dallas swatch:

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