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Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter by Benefit

Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

staying power(58)
pigmentation: sheer
Variation: nude-pink

Top Reviews



lightweight and smells amazing

- Sephora User

i'm super impressed by the fine, lightweight texture of this powder; it feels like a silky smooth cloud when you apply it

- Benefitcosmetics User

staying power


its staying power is amazing, i can put this on in the morning and it will still look perfect by night time, even on a night out in a sweaty warm nightclub it stays perfect

- Benefitcosmetics User

it feels like silk, glides and stays put

- Debenhams User


blends well

this is easy to apply/blend and always looks phenomenal

- Sephora User

i love the ease of application & how well it blends & looks

- Ulta User


does not have fallout

this doesn’t feel extremely powdery, kinda like the color pop formula but not quite as bouncy and more pressed but still that light and airy formula

- Sephora User

it blends perfectly and seamlessly over my makeup, has staying power, and a little went a long way with little fallout

- Sephora User



it seriously smoothes my skin

- Ulta User

it is a beautiful, buildable highlight that blends beautifully and looks almost more like a cream on the skin

- Sephora User



it has such a soft consistency, it's amazing

- Ulta User

this makes your skin look healthy and glowing and the texture is buttery smooth, one of the few highlights that doesn't accentuate my texture

- Sephora User



you can build this from a soft sheer coverage to full on gold in your face without it looking overdonethe applicator is perfect

- Sephora User

it’s fairly sheer and looks natural, which i love

- Mira User
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Benefit Cosmetics userDecember 3, 2014

Favourite Highlighter

High Beam is everything a highlighter should be; opaque, shimmery, very light, and smooth. It is incredibly easy to use, as most Benefit Cosmetic products are (simplicity is key!). I've used other highlighters by Benefit, like Girl Meets Pearl and Watts Up, but I definitely prefer High Beam, it's easier to apply, prettier on, and not overpowering with pigment but reflective of light. A little bit goes a long way, and I love the bottle, the brush is perfect for swiping or dotting a bit on. I find if I put it over a primer and set it with powder, it will stay all day, which is great, and unlike Watts Up, it isn't sticky nor does it make me feel like my face is being weighed down. You can very easily blend it or leave it on heavily. Honestly, if I'm traveling lightly I bring an eyeshadow trio, BB cream, they're real mascara, and high beam. I got a tiny trial size bottle from a kit, and I've had it for 6 months and with everyday use the bottle still isn't empty! I typically put it on after concealer so that I can seal it with a setting powder. I've learned I like putting a dot on each brow bone, a dot above my upper lip, a stripe down my nose, and triangle under my eyes but above/at my cheekbones, like in the diagram I included. (: Less

- Benefit Cosmetics
Sephora userApril 7, 2016

At first in doubt, now can't live without!

I got this recently as a deluxe sample and I let it sit for a long time because I'm not big on cream makeup. My skin is on the oily side and I have plenty of powder highlighters I love. I just didn't think much of it so it languished for a while. One day I was sleep deprived and feeling like a zombie and I figured maybe I could try this under my eyes to brighten me up a little. I was very impressed by how much this color corrected the area and stayed put! Then I figured, since it's matte and actually provides some coverage, I'll try it on the insides of my cheeks, next to my nose where I have some redness & dull skin. Well, now I use this pretty much every single day and it's fantastic. I do three streaks of it going outward from my nose like whiskers, and then blend all over my cheeks, and use a little on my chin and under-eye area as well, and my entire face is brightened up without tons of concealer or heavy products. I'm really impressed by how much this actually covers the discoloration in my skin and since it's matte it makes your skin look lit from within and very natural. I'm essentially using it as a primer. I need less makeup over it because this stuff is like a natural looking, illuminating camouflage! My powder foundation or CC cream goes on beautifully over it. You also need only a very small amount to cover most of your face so a full size bottle of this would last a very long time even with heavy use like I use it. I feel so much prettier and brighter when I've got this one under other makeup and my skin is noticeably more dull, ruddy and red without it. Definitely true love for this product and I highly recommend trying it as more of a primer on discolored or dull areas. It is more subtle as a highlighter but that makes it perfect for brightening the whole T zone and using it over a broader area of the face before other makeup or even by itself. Love it. Less

- Sephora
Sephora userFebruary 10, 2017


this is the best highlighter and my absolute favorite. i use this everyday and this is my 2nd time buying it. the color is perfect for fair skin and gives the right amount of highlight without all the extra glitter and excess shimmer. it's like you've got a candle lit glow. you can build this from a soft sheer coverage to full on gold in your face without it looking overdonethe applicator is perfect. allows you to easily apply wherever you need to. i use this on my cheekbones, sometimes my nose, and under my eyebrows. it comes with a dual sponge on the other end which helps to blend things out so you don't need a separate brush for it.it lasts all day. i come home from 8 hrs of work look in the mirror and my cheekbones are STILL highlighted and looking fierce. i don't use a makeup spray setting or a primer prior so this product's lasting power is impressive. bless up. Less

- Sephora
Sephora userSeptember 25, 2015

Not the best product

I'm a huge Benefit fan but this is not their best product.This product is marketed to be a cream-to-powder but even on my dry skin it stayed "creamy" and tended to migrate around.It's surprisingly a difficult product to work with. It is not very sheer (the pigment density could be a plus for some people) and is very "sparkly".I tried working with a variety of application tools from a beauty blender sponge to a brush to fingers. I had the best luck using a brush, please note the built in sponge is not a great option either. It's pretty much like a Bingo dauber. I did like this as an eye shadow/highlighter, but on dry skin it was pretty unusable and not very blend-able.I think there are much better products out there to use and I was disappointed. 

- Sephora
sephora userApril 06, 2017

Soft natural glow

Really didn't think this shade would show up on me being a nude pink shade. And I generally don't wear pink blushes nor highlighters. I'm medium, warm yellow/golden undertones. Decided to try it on. Surprisingly very flattering on my skin tone. Doesn't show up pink. Instead peach/golden. This is the softest highlighting powder I've every tried. The texture, consistency, so smooth and lightweight. Blends right into my skin giving me a subtle glow that's not glittery. A very subtle shimmer effect. Can intensify it a little spraying brush with setting spray. Love that it does not emphasize texture on my skin. Because the powder is so fine, lightweight and natural looking I'm even able to dust it on entire face lightly without that high gleam look. Something I never do with highlighters. My skin looks brighter in a very natural way. Can kick up a little powder but just tap brush in box before applying. That way there's no product loss. Compliments well with a peach blush.

- sephora


Overall safe Ingredients

Butylphenyl Methylpropionalhazard
CI 77288hazard
CI 77289hazard
Benzyl salicylatehazard
Hexylene Glycolacneirritant
C12-20 acid peg-8 esterhazard

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any good highlighters that don’t ruin my foundation and make me look dry and patchy?
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Samantha Lukaskiewicz
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This is one of my favorites
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Mya Rae
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good highlighters that you apply with a brush? #makeup #highlighter #powdery
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Bootsie Glasser
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I love this highlighter! I have the travel size which is still great amount but it’s only $16 instead of $30!
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Zoë Kizer
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the benefit dandelion twinkle is very good!