benefit Dallas An Outdoor Glow for an Indoor Gal Face Powder ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

I had heard wonderful things about the benefit Dallas bronzer and finally decided to pick it up when I was in Sephora a month ago. This is what benefit has to say about Dallas:

Give your complexion a natural-looking glow that will leave you looking younger, healthier and more vibrant. This sheer wash of color dusted across your cheeks, forehead and chin gives any complexion a healthy looking radiance… it’s a glow that defies even Mother Nature. Complete with soft, natural-bristle cheek brush.

Dallas comes packaged in the same deep, cardboard box packaging as their other blushes and bronzers. This happened to make it very difficult to photograph so I apologize. The product comes with a cute, what appears to be goat hair, brush with a wooden handle and a mirror in the lid.

When I first saw Dallas in Sephora under the overhead lights I was surprised at how shimmery it looked. I typically like my bronzers to be matte. I decided that I loved the colour too much to not take a risk on the finish. I’m so happy I took the chance because I am in LOVE with Dallas. Not only is it the perfect pink toned bronzer shade I’ve been searching for, but the finish is also lovely. It is not glittery at all but rather a very fine shimmer that on the skin just adds to the healthy glow and radiant effect of the powder. It is quite subtle when used on the face compared to how I imagined it from it’s appearance in the pan. The powder is pigmented, smooth. and a pleasure to use.

Heavy swatch:

I have been reaching for benefit Dallas An Outdoor Glow for an Indoor Gal Face Powder (gotta love that very appropriate name!) on a regular basis. I love it as a bronzer and also on lazy days when I want something quick that will function as both a bronzer and blush to liven up my face. I’m kicking myself for not picking this up sooner! I  think it’s time I explore more of benefit’s boxed beauties.

benefit Dallas ($28 US/$36 CAD) is available at Sephora, and of course their own website.


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  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample
    December 5, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    This is oh-so-pretty!! I’ve ALWAYS wanted Dallas but have never gotten around to it for some reason! I definitely need this though. It seems like the perfect rosy/plum-bronze shade, and I’ve really been into those types of cheek colors lately! 😀
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  • Icequeen81
    December 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Like it

  • The Procrastinator
    December 6, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    One of my blush staples — it’s the only blush I’ve ever made a visible dent in. I think I’ve had mine since…2006? Oyyyy. Don’t know if I should have shared that.

  • Liz
    December 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Honestly, this is the bronzer that changed my mind about bronzers. I never trusted them, thinking that they would all leave me looking orange and tacky. Dallas stays in my purse now, bringing life to my pale face in the late afternoons.

  • Shelli
    December 10, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    After every bronzer and sculpting selection I tried was muddy on me or super shimmery, the consultant suggested this and I rolled my eyes. I swiped a finger across my fish face and was converted to an angular jawline again! Finally found my perfect contouring color.


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