Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Benefit Dallas Boxed Powder: Review + Swatches!

Today's featured product is the Benefit Boxed Powder in Dallas.  This is a rosy brown with a slight sheen to it, and while the color may not look especially unique in photos, it is different from most bronze-like powders I've seen.

Like the rest of Benefit's Boxed Powders collection, Dallas is housed in cardboard box-shaped casing with a removable lid.  It also comes with a small applicator brush, which is better than most applicators you find in products, but still nowhere near as good as a normal blush brush (in my opinion).

As I stated above, Dallas is definitely unique as far as bronze powders go.  Here it may look like a normal, medium brown to you, but it definitely has a slight rose tint to it.  Meaning, I feel you could use this as a bronzer or a blush, depending on your complexion.  I think on medium complexions, this could make a really nice neutral blush.

Dallas has great pigmentation and wears nicely.  It blends well, and while it does have a sheen to it, it isn't overbearing.  This also contributes to its versatility as both a blush and bronzer.

Dallas retails for $28 and contains .28 oz/8g of product.  The weight per dollar ratio is very similar to MAC blushes, so while it seems a bit more expensive than similar brands, you are getting a bit more product too.  You can purchase this wherever Benefit cosmetics are sold!

All in all, I am pleased with this product.  The formulation is good, the color is nice, and I like the packaging.  I would recommend this for fair to medium complexions.  Lighter skin tones may find this is more of a bronzer, while medium skin tones will probably find this works better as blush.  If you are interested in a product that could double as either a bronzer or blush, this is definitely worth checking out!

What is your favorite powder bronzer of all time?
xx, Allison


  1. Personally I am a NARS Laguna girl & I honestly don't think that will change!

  2. I love Hoola :)!

  3. Too faced chocolate Soleil bronzer is the best. Carrie

  4. This is my favorite blush bronzer, I was about to film a favorites video on it!

  5. I love the Rimmel bronzers in the giant circular apn :)

  6. Hoola is my ultimate favorite!