Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Dr. Feelgood
Member Name: walsha11
Benefit Dr. Feelgood
Advantages: nice primer, soft skin, smoothed
Disadvantages: can't apply over make up, expensive
I have used this balm on and off for a few years. I think in total I have owned two full sized pots and one sample that I received from the benefit counter when I was purchasing something else.
The balm comes in a metal tin with a rather amorous looking couple on the front and some information on the back. The lid to the tin can be pulled off relatively easily, unless your hands are wet/greasy in which can it can be a bit of a struggle. I'd rather the lid twisted on and off as this might be a little easier to open when you are in the process of applying make up. The tin comes with a face sponge in it which can be used to apply the balm, this is actually really handy because it can be very tricky to apply without it.
The balm itself has a really lovely smell to it, I can't quite place what it is though it reminds me of talcs and other concoctions I used to find on my grandmothers dressing table. You basically smooth the sponge over the balm and then apply this to your face. It is designed basically as a sort of complexion smoother which can be worn alone, over or under make up. I have tried all of these and had varying degress of success with each.
Using it by itself is fine, it basically works like a primer would and smooths your skin to give you a lovely clear and blemish free face. It alleviates any oily patches, and just generally makes any pigmentation in my skin look better too. It feels very lightweight so I would be happy to wear it alone, though I personally tend to save it for special occasions and not for everyday use.
Using it under make up gives pretty much the same effects as a primer would, and as it does when you wear it alone. Because it feels very lightweight it is really comfortable to wear under make up and my skin is still able to breath. Using it consistently I haven't seen any negative side effects to the condition of my skin and find it to be a good primer, though I have used better which are cheaper.
Using it over make up is what they recommend you do on the reverse of the tin. I don't know whether I've done this wrong but I could not manage to get this to work effectively at all. If you apply it over foundation or powder the make up you have on wears off on the sponge and you basically go back to square one. I'd love to go back to the benefit counter and get them to show me how this function works, because as far as I am concerned it simply doesn't work.
The tin probably lasts me 2/3 months worth of use. I don't use it every day and tend to save it for special occasions because it is quite expensive at £21.50. Because of the price I have only bought it to treat myself but have since found a much better primer that is cheaper and more effective (see my l'oreal review).
Overall, it fulfils two out of the three functions detailed but there are definitely better and cheaper products out there. Not the best choice for me.
Summary: Too costly for me, especially with better primers out there.