Benefit Box O' Powders are nothing new, and they're blushes, so how exactly I've gone this long without owning one properly, I'm not sure. I did pick up a mini of Benefit's Bella Bamba as a Sephora 100 point perk, but it's not the same as owning a full size and somehow the mini packaging manages to be even more annoying than the full size packaging.
Benefit's Box O' Powder blush in Dandelion is something that has been on my wishlist forever. It's a blush. It's a yellow based pink blush. I mean, how had I not picked this up?
Well, after finally biting the bullet and picking it up when I had a Sephora discount, I know how I hadn't picked it up. It's fine. The blush, itself, is fine. It's a very subtle (even on my super pale skin) yellow based pink blush. It's smooth without being powdery. It blends well and it has decent staying power - I got 6 hours out of it before it faded noticeably. It has a satin finish.
The packaging is terrible. The stupid cardboard flip top lid thing is nothing but an irritation. The brush, surprisingly, wasn't awful, though I wouldn't use it to apply blush. I think it would be fine for a contour brush. There's a stupid little plastic insert thing that sits over the powder and if you're not careful (which, of course, I learned the hard way) it's very easy to gouge the product.
This is a product that I wanted to love, but the packaging was sufficiently annoying that I not only don't love it. I have it sitting in my makeup storage in the other room. And while I expected the color to be subtle, I don't know that I expected it to be quite this subtle. MAC's Pink Tea looks similar in the pan, but has way more oomph on the skin.
Sigh. At this price point, I should love it and I don't.
Benefit Box O' Powder in Dandelion contains 7 grams of product and retails for $28 wherever Benefit is sold. I got mine at Sephora.