Apart from a lovely Afternoon Tea with Benefit
the other day, I also got to take home some of their new Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Foundation a few days before the release date (which is the 31st eep!)
We got colour matched by the awesome Head Make Up Artist for Benefit – Lisa Potter Dixon. She certainly knew her stuff and could colour match anyone at ten paces it seems. I turned out to be the second to lightest one ‘I’m pure 4 sure’
The reason there’s been so much hype around the release of this foundation is because 1. Benefit currently don’t produce a liquid foundation and 2. Because of how amazing the formula is….
They’ve tried to incorporate all the factors real women want from a foundation; luminous skin, healthy looking, dewy, brightening and some sun protection in for good measure. In fact, have a little read for yourself….
In the box you will also find a sample sachet of the Porefessional primer. I will admit I have tried this before
and it’s not for me, I can’t seem to get it to work right! But the reviews are amazing. So don’t let me put you off please!
The foundation is a lot runnier than expected, reading that it had SPF 25 in I thought it would be an almost gooey consistency but nope! A really light slightly runny liquid. A little goes a long way also and I found that a only little more than what I’ve swatched on my hand can do most of my face (and I have got some big cheeks I tell ye)
The coverage of the foundation is buildable, I’m a heavy coverage kind of girl because I have quite an uneven skin tone, but you can easily build this up to a medium coverage in as little as two coats (two coats? I sound like a painter and decorator) I think it will take me a few days of use to get use to the light feeling and coverage as I do tend to like to FEEL my make up haha.
Overall an amazing foundation for the summer months, I recommend we all try it. Don’t be scared to head to your local Benefit counter just to get colour matched at least! As I’ve mentioned before I am so scared of approaching make up counters but Benefit has such a unique ethos and brand in comparison to other premium make up ranges. I’ll also add that I have used my fingers to apply this but I should really invest in a brush. I think this is the type of foundation that would definitely look better when used with the right tools for the job. I am ye of little funds though so if you have a recommendation for a cheap(ish) foundation or stippling brush then let me know!
PS – here’s an update of MY FACE after wearing Hello Flawless since 9am (time now is 4pm) I’ve been sat in the sun ALL DAY and it seems to be just as fresh as it was when first applied, good huh? I could probably do with a touch of lip balm and a visit to a Benefit Brow Bar by the looks of it though!
This was a complimentary gift but does not sway my opinion at all.