Hi lovelies! I’ve been quite scarce lately because I was travelling but I am back now and I have loads of content for you. Today I’m going to be sharing one of my beauty purchases from my trip to the UK. When shopping for beauty products I wanted to limit myself to stuff that I can’t buy here in South Africa. I only made an exception if it was an item I really wanted and it was way cheaper than it would be back home.
I had being eyeing the Benefit Dandelion Wishes kit online for a while. If you’ve visited your nearest Benefit counter you’d know that it isn’t available here. It is described as “A Baby-Pink Wish Come True” and contains 5 mini products for the complexion, lips and eyes. I love the minis because I usually take them out the kit and pop them into my handbag.
The packaging (Benefit always hits the mark with packaging) is really sweet. It takes me right to a lovely tea party in a green, flower filled garden or park. Even though Benefit has San Francisco origins I think this particular set is the perfect homage to my England summer trip. The box is green and covered with charming baby-pink dandelions and the kit has light pink and green striped detailing on the sides. Once opened, the actual products sit on a delightful soft pink background.
So what’s inside? I’ll give you some details in a bit; I just want to point out that if you want to get your hands on them you can find the full-sized versions of all the products except the Dandelion Plush Gloss at your favourite Benefit counter.
Dandelion Ultra Plush(Not available in SA)
This is soft and pearly pink lip gloss. The formula is really comfortable and luxurious and the colour is very neutral. It just adds a pleasant, subtle glow to the lips.
(ZAR335 for full-sized)
This one is a holy-grail mascara for me. It has something called the Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush grabs which separates, lifts and curls the lashes. Those scary lash curlers can take a seat! Believe me when I say that Roller Lash really does give the lashes a gorgeous curl. It’s also water resistant, long lasting and the blackest of blacks.
Dandelion (ZAR385 for full-sized)
Benefit describes this as a “sheer, ballerina-pink face powder”. It’s a delicate powder with tiny, almost undetectable gold flecks. Dandelion brightens the cheeks and offers a very gentle hint of colour. It’s also really buildable. I love this product so much that I’m probably going to invest in a full-sized one. Dandelion truly is the hero of the kit.
High Beam (ZAR365 for full-sized)
High Beam is a satiny pink liquid highlighter. The formula is really soft and comfortable and it blends well into the skin, leaving a visible but understated gleam. It’s perfect for cheekbones and brow bones but you can also use it under your makeup for that “supermodel glow”. I love using it on my cupid’s bow and brown bones.
(ZAR255 for full-sized)
This is simply a lip balm with a little bit of peachy pink colour. It moisturises the lips with mango butter and sodium hyaluronate and smells incredibly lovely. I’d describe the smell as a rose garden; a refreshing change from all the fruity and candy scented balms on the market. The hint of colour is almost unnoticeable and enhances the natural lip colour.
Overall I’m really glad that I invested in Dandelion Wishes. It’s the perfect combination of products for that no-makeup-makeup look. I love how the products merely enhance the natural features. Everything is buildable too so you can work it into something more dramatic.
The kit also contains some handy Tips & Tricks and How-Tos.
So there you have it! Is Dandelion Wishes your “Baby-Pink Wish Come True”? Which are your favourite products in the kit?
Love and Dandelion sparkles