Snob Essentials

Benefit Dallas Pressed Powder and Ultra-Plush Lip Gloss: Texas Hold ‘Em

One of Benefit’s many charmingly packaged pressed powders is not a just-released shade, but it is the perfect shade for the moment, as we transition out of the dog days of summer and into fall (so soon already!). This tawny, sun-kissed powder is described as the “outdoor glow for the indoor girl.” Present! Even though I don’t dare spend an afternoon in the sun without SPF60 and a wide-brimmed hat, I don’t want to look like a hermit. And while my skin is on the tan side to begin with, an outdoorsy enhancer always has appeal.

The name might be Dallas, but there’s nothing “ruddy rodeo gal” about this. Just a soft, build-able hue of rosy blush-meets bronzer that’s ideal for highlighting cheekbones, boosting the apples of your cheeks, and kissing your browbone. Keep your face seductively monochrome and as natural as this powder looks with the coordinating Ultra-Plush lip gloss, for a dollop of dusty-rose shine. Powder, $28, and Lip Gloss, $16, both available at Sephora.



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