I’m seriously not one of those people who has five bazillion blushes in my Mary Poppins Makeup Bag. I use a grand total of two on a regular basis, one of which is a very common staple product (NARS blush in Orgasm) and one of which most people probably use for contouring (BeneFit’s Dallas powder).
The NARS Orgasm is an obvious choice because it’s a pretty, neutral peachy-pink that looks good on everyone. It’s natural and delicate.
Dallas, like many of the BeneFit pressed powders, defies categorization. It’s too rosy to be a proper bronzer, it’s a little dark to be a crowd-favorite blush, and it’s got too much color to be your average foundation-setting pressed powder.
Dallas is probably too plummy for most to use as an everyday blush, but those with cooler complexions can use it sparingly to good effect. I’m a very pale person, but my olive-neutral coloring – especially in summer, when ambient sun darkens me up a bit – works well with Dallas’ stronger tone.
Here’s how both look on me. I’m wearing primer, foundation, translucent pressed powder, and blush only. NARS on your left, BeneFit on your right:
Not that much difference, is there? Having the right skin tone helps. So does not grinding the stuff on, as I used only a small dusting of Dallas.
Both blushes are widely available at places like Sephora. Dallas runs about $28 and NARS blush runs about $30.