Benefit 'Hello Flawless' Foundation

Sunday, 16 June 2013





Hi Girls! Just to let you all who love reading reviews know, I have a lot of products in my little bag of 'products to review' at the moment, so if you prefer some of my other posts, I'm sorry to disappoint! At the beginning of the month I moved to London and started a new job so I've been so busy sorting everything that I haven't really had time to properly review the products and I didn't want to put anything out there that I hadn't fully tested because that wouldn't really be fair. 

Anyway, moving on to the review...I received Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless - Oxygen Wow' foundation - £24.50* - at the launch of their new primer last week as the Benebabes were feeling very generous when they put together out goodie bags! 

Hello flawless was Benefit's first ever liquid foundation and comes in 9 shades. I've been wanting to try out this foundation for ages because I've loved all of the Benefit products I've tried so far but had never tried their foundations (apart from You Rebel, which is more of a tinted moisturiser) as I'm more of a liquid foundation girl. I was colour matched to Ivory - Believe in me, which is the yellow toned version of their palest shade.  I found this colour to be a perfect match for my skin tone which I was so happy about as I usually struggle to get foundations which don't make me look a little orange or leave horrible orange streaks. I'm quite pale and usually have NW15 in MAC foundations, for those of you who want to try and match the colours up. 

Another thing I love about this foundation is the packaging. The clear bottle allows you to see how much you have left and if you need to replace it or buy a new foundation, I hate waking up in the morning and finding out that I've ran out because the bottle doesn't allow you to see how much your using. I also love the fact that it has a pump, I really don't think it's much to ask for when you're spending £20 - £30 on a foundation to have a pump included. I think it's so cheeky when high end brands then charge you £4 for pump! 

I would say that this foundation definitely has a light to medium coverage but I was able to build it up in the areas which I felt needed more coverage. I've recently converted from being a lover of full coverage, mask everything foundations to loving light and dewy foundation which make my skin look a lot more natural. This one definitely ticks that box, it's lovely and light and has a really natural finish, although you do have to give it a little time to dry ask it can feel quite wet when you first apply it. I think it really suits my skin type though because the hydrating formula doesn't irritate my dry skin and does a really good job to cover it up. 

It's also worth noting that this foundation has SPF 25 which is great for me as my skin is so sensitive to the sun, I could probably get burned in the shade without even trying, so SPF is now something I'm looking for in my foundations or moisturisers. 

I think it's fair to say that this foundation is my new obsession, and teamed with their 'Stay Flawless' Primer it is a definite contender for my favourite foundation - maybe even beating my trusty YSL Touche Eclat foundation. Although, I don't think that this foundation would be the best for oily skin types, It lasts quite a long time on me but I've heard that it does tend to slide off more oily skin types. Although it is oil free, the hydrating formula of the foundation may not be your best bet if you have oily skin. 


14 comments:

  1. It looks so lovely and I am impressed it has an SPF in it too xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah its fab for the summer months when I need a little more protection :) xx

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  2. Sounds lovely! I doubt they will have a nw50 equivelant but it sounds really good. I also want to venture into lighter coverage foundations.

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    xoXo

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    1. Its such a shame that they only have a few shades, bigger make up companies should definitely provide a better range of shades! xx

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  3. I may have to pick this up. I dont like heavy coverage foundations so this sounds perfect xx

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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    1. I'm getting more into lighter coverage foundations at the moment so this one is just perfect for me! xx

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  4. I've heard beautiful things about this foundation! I'm not a lover f foundations per se, but I like to have a back up that I can use if Im off anywhere special.

    Charlotte - blotandreapply.blogspot.com x

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    1. I wish my skin was good enough to be like that - so jealous! xx

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  5. Great review I really want to try this foundation.
    Now following you hun glad I found your blog tonight on the chat :).
    I have a MAC giveaway open international if you want to enter.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have a sample size of this, can't wait to try it out. Love the pump on it too!

    www.flittychick.blogspot.ie

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    1. I know its always such a rip off when you don't get a pump, and its wayy more hygenic too! xx

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  7. I use this foundation in Honey, i have never been a big user of foundation as i have never really needed it. I also find it take a while to dry and sometimes i get quiet a shine from it too and have to touch up with a translucence powder.


    T x

    http://thethingsusgirlsdo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I wish my skin was good enough to not use foundation! I find that it does last a while longer with the stay flawless primer that matches it but I do still need a little touch up after I finish work xx

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  8. This looks lovely. I'm trying to find a decent one to take on holiday with me, as my skin isn't flawless enough to go without, but none seem to have enough SPF in! This one looks great.

    Thanks for reviewing it :)

    DollfaceBlogs
    xoxo

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