Kat Copies: Benefit Dallas

I first started using Benefit's Dallas powder when it featured in the limited edition Powderpop! box which came out last year.  I'd always avoided it as I thought it was far too dark for me, and always thought it was just a funky coloured bronzer.  For pink undertoned fair skin, it's actually a great warming natural cheek colour.  Sometimes I contour with it.  But at £23.50 a go I was determined to find an alternative...
The original

Here is NYC's Cheek Glow in Riverside Rose, £2.99:
The packaging may not be as cute as Benefit's but it does the job!
Benefit left, NYC right.  Riverside Rose is slightly paler.
Riverside Rose doesn't show up well on the arm swatch, so you can check it out on my cheeks below.  I find that dallas can be a bit too crumbly and it's very easy to overdo the colour.  Riverside Rose can be layered on the skin to achieve the desired effect.
NYC Riverside Rose on the left, Benefit Dallas on the right
I piled both products onto my cheeks so that they would show up in the photo.  In real life Dallas can look a bit too much if you don't use a very light hand.  To get the best effect from Riverside Rose you need a stiff brush and a couple of applications.

You can find the NYC range in some larger Superdrug stores or on their website.  If you're in London try the ones in Queensway, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road or Kensington High Street.


  1. I love Dallas! I don't think I'll need the dupe for it, because I don't think I will EVER run out of it, I've had it for well over a year and have barely made a dent in it!

  2. Yeah I first got it in the small version in a 'Powederazzi' box and it's still going strong, but I saw the full size version on Portobello Market for £15, not bad! (and it seems like the real deal!)

  3. hoola is great for light skin like yours, dallas looks like an old lady blush

  4. Looks great on you and such a good dupe :)


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