“ Brand: Benefit / Type: Concealers / Subcategory: Powder „
Today I am going to be reviewing Benefit's powderflage. Most of benefit's products are hit and miss, some are great but some of terrible. It is a a chalky, pinky white powder and it comes with a tiny fan brush. The brush is horrible, it is like straw! It applies it okay but it scratches your face horribly ! It is meant to be used to brighten and conceal under eye circles and hide fine lines. It has light diffusing particles which means it's a little shimmery. It looks like crushed chalk but it is really silky and smooth on the skin. It is really weightless and doesn't catch on any dry areas. I love the quality of the powder but it does nothing for dark circles. It lightly brightened up the area but that is it. I tried it on different concealers and I tried it as a highlighter but it did nothing at all. A product that claims to conceal should conceal but this doesn't. If I am going to spend that amount of money on a product then I want it to work as the company says it does.
I recieved this for Christmas from my brother. I had asked for it after reading rave reviews in a magazine. The powder costs £19.50 and you can get it in Boots, Debenhams and online at benefitcosmetics.co.uk.
The powder comes in a round plastic pot which has a clear bottom and a pink screw lid. The pot is then contained in a cardboard tube which is decorated in camoflage and has a metal stopped at the top and bottom. Also inside the tube it the flage brush to apply the product.
Benefit describe the powder as;
'A virtually weightless powder concealer camouflages fine lines and dark circles. It's fast, easy, lite and breezy!'
When you open the powderflage pot you can see the pink powder which is really fine. You need to shake the pot to dispense a small amount into the lid which has sprinklers so you don't overload the brush, any excess simply falls back into the pot. You simply run the brush over the loose powder and apply where you need it. I used it on the dark circles under my eyes. You can also apply it over a concealer to help it last longer.
The powder is meant to hide the dark circles under your eyes, it made them lighter but not that much. I only get dark circles when I am tired and they aren't overly noticable so I was a little disappointed. The brush is great as it is shaped like a fan so one stroke is all you need to do under your eyes.
After using this I replaced the lid and put the powderflage pot and brush back in the tube. I noticed that the next time I took it out of the tube the powder was leaking out into the tube and the pot was covered in it. Despite the fact the pot had been kept in my makeup bag which doesn't leave my bedroom, this has happened on several ocassions despite me making sure the lid is tightly closed! I have as a result wasted a lot of powder and it's not cheap!
All in all this was a big disappointment, it certainly didn't justify it's hefty price tag, I have used cheaper concealers with a better result! I wouldn't buy this again.
Whilst rummaging through my make-up bag this morning, I thought I would share with you one of my beauty weapons in life that I wouldn't be with out. This is Benefit's "Powderflage" concealer and light diffussing powder.
When buying this product you can be slightly confused about the size of the pot as it comes in a tube, that is at least twice it's size or even a bit more. On pulling the lid of the camouflage tube you will see shredded paper with the small pink pot sitting somewhere in amongst it. Don't do what I did the first time I tried this, I pulled the tiny out and threw the tube away. Not knowing that inside you also get what they call a flager brush, this just looks like a fan brush. I personally use the tip of my index finger to apply this onto my face as I feel that the brush seems to flick tiny flecks of the powder all over your face and with my finger I can get to exactly the point that I want.
Coming in a small round plastic ball, you will notice that the bottom half is pretty clear so you can see the powder sitting in the bottom. This is handy as you can moniter how much you have left after a couple of months use. You have to unscrew the top lid off and peel the small pink sticker that is covering the seive like top. Give the ball a small shake and the powder will sit on top giving you just enough to start using (similiar to other eye shadows, blushers ect..). Now this powder consists of a very flourery texture and is very soft and not gritty. Just tipping your finger into the powder you will then need to carefully pat this under you eye covering any dark circles and you will notice that this actually does make them dissappear and gives you a nice glow. If you have particulary very dark circles then it may be best to apply a cream concealer first then this over the top. I use this just on it's own and it wasn't until recently I discovered that this can also be used for frown lines on your forehead and laughter lines around the mouth.
I do find that this is very good and does give me a soft even look under my eyes making me look a lot healthier and dare I say it younger! ( a couple of times last year at a party and wedding I was mistaken for being my 32 year old sons wife!! embarassing for him but nice for me!!).
This doesn't come cheap, as none of the Benefit's make-up does. Coming in it around £15.00 for a tiny 32g pot, but having said that this does last me for quite a few months. I only discovered this when I was purchasing some other make-up and if I bought 2 items I got this free, which made the other purchases a bit cheaper. So I found this by mistake, but would not give up using this ever!
5 Dooyoo stars for my miracle powder!
I am a big lover of Benefit Cosmetics, and have tried a good load of their products, one of which is their powder concealer, Powderflage.
Powderflage comes in a small ball, which the top half comes off from, and the powder is in the bottom half. It also comes with a small fan tail brush for you to apply it with. This all comes in a small tube like tin, which has a camoflauge pattern on it. The idea of the product is to brush a small amount of the powder onto fine lines and dark circles, so that they are hidden and your face looks flawless.
I actually got this item for free as a gift for subscribing to a magazine, and being a fan of Benefit, I was quite excited to try this Powderflauge. I am sad to say I was actually quite disappointed with this, as it didn't really hide anything, and you could sort of see it on your face as it didn't blend easily with any other make up, not even foundation or face powder.
It does smell nice, and it looks quite nice and shimmery when you empty some of the powder out but it just didn't really do the job at hand. It did some what lighten the dark circles under my eyes, but did not make a major difference for me. My sister also used this, and didn't get much joy with it either, and for the price (over £12) it really is not worth buying, which is a shame as normally I have great results from Benefit products, but this is one that I will not be recommending to you. 2 out of 5 from me.
I wasn't actually intending on purchasing this. However, I was at my local Benefit counter to purchase an item I'd ran out of. I was about to pay when the lady told me that if I purchased another item then I'll get a free powder worth £20. I thought to myself 'ohh what a bargain' obviously it isn't really as I'd already spent £40 on 2 small items, but if you've been to a Benefit counter, you'll know how persuasive Benefit girls can be. My friend who used to work for Benefit told me that they have to persuade customers into buying another item.
The product claims to camouflage fine lines, dark circles and blemishes, hence the name Powderflage! I don't suffer with lines or blemishes but I do get discolouring under my eyes due to my wild sleeping habits. Basically I hardly sleep, and it shows. So I was really hoping this product was going to be the answer to my prayers.
The packaging was in a camouflage patterned tube and inside came a cute little pink, round glass pot, which is where the powder is. The pot contains 3.2g worth of product. It also came with a fanned out bristle brush, I usually throw out brushes that come with products but this brush is great for applying the powder.
Although the pot looks quite small, there's a generous amount of baby pink powder inside and it will last forever. Mine has lasted me around 4 months and I still have most of it left. The problem I find with the powder is that it tends to spill everywhere all the time.
So, when I tried the powder, I wasn't holding in much hope. It says it can be applied on its own or on top of a concealer, but I used it on its own. I applied using the fan brush dapping excess powder back into the pot and using light sweeping motions and it blended fabulously! I wasn't left looking a powdered mess and the powder blended in perfectly with my skintone. My dark circles had vanished and it really brightens your under eye area so you look like you've had your 10 hours beauty sleep. If you have a Benefit concealer such as 'Boi-ing' then using this on top of it really compliment eachother, to give bright illuminous eyes.
Also, after I've used this my undereye feels like satin, it goes on so smoothly and I feel I look good when I'm wearing it, you can not tell you're wearing it as it feels weightless but you can still see an improvement. Although this is a light powder, when I've been using fake tan it still blends in perfectly, so it can even work with darker skintones. It doesn't look too cakey or white either. Inside you get a little folded up sheet with a little lesson on how to use the powder to your advantage.
Overall, I think this is a great powder either on its own or over concealer to hide discolouring, other flaws and to perk your eyes up a little bit. I am so glad and think it's fate that I got this for free otherwise I would not of thought of trying this, and maybe been a little bit frightened of the price tag! But I've fell in love now and will definitely been buying again, it isn't bad value for money considering how long it has lasted me!
It costs £19.50 and you can purchase this powder at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk or find out where your local Benefit counter is to save on shipping costs.
I love Benefit and am always looking at covering up the dark circles I'm plagued with under my eyes.
The tube it came in was about the size of a loo roll, so I thought I would get a decent amount of product and good value for money, which justified the little change I would get out of the £20 I handed over. So I made my purchase and and went home to prepare for my night out.
I was disappointed, however, when I opened the tube to be confronted by shredded cardboard and a tiny ball shaped container, a little smaller than a table tennis ball, which was (and still is) only halfway full of product.
Perhaps I should have looked on the tube for the weight (3.2g??), but who does that when the packaging is so pretty? Silly me, a lesson learned. I will be less impressionable and distracted in the future. I'll even get some courage together and ask to see the product in action.
But maybe all of this disappointment will be made up when I try it and it covers up my circles, right??
Sorry, disappointed. Despite following the included instructions and using the "flage" brush in my decorative loo roll, trying it on its own and over concealer, it did little for me. On its own it only lightened the area; it was quite clear I had put something under my eyes and over concealer it didn't add anything to the work I had done already. I would go as far to say it looked a bit of a disaster.
On the plus side, the container is pretty and looks good on my white dresser as well as the name being cute. But what Benefit product's name isn't?
Every time I write a beauty product or make up review on DooYoo I tell myself that I really don't need to buy anymore! I always seem to buy products, use about half of them and then decide to replace them with something else meaning I've got lots of half used things in my make up bag. For once I haven't actually spent any money in order to write this review (well done me!) as while staying at a friend's house for a recent weekend I forgot my under eye concealer and ended up borrowing hers for the weekend. Now I've always used a liquid concealer yet my friend suggested I try her Benefit powder one... and who was I to say no to Benefit?
Benefit was started by two American twins that had the idea of creating a make up range that was like a candy store! It was founded back in the 1970s and due to its success it has grown enormously and can be found throughout Australia, North America and Europe with it even appearing in Cape Town and Asia too. It came to the UK in 1997 where they opened their first counter in Harrods, now you can find Benefit in larger Boots stores, Debenhams and Selfridges. The largest Benefit counter in the world can actually be found at Selfridges in London! They stock a huge and varied range of make up products with cute packaging and quirky names too.
The rather bizarrely titled Powderflage, obviously a mix between powder and camouflage, comes in a small glass pot with a baby pink screw on lid. When you buy it you'll find that it's actually sold in a camouflage coloured box which is clearly a play on the name, however when you sit the pot and the box next to each other they don't really seem to go together as there's no cohesion in terms of colour or style. I've always thought Benefit's products were beautifully and cleverly packaged but with this one I'm not so sure. You'll always find a small make up brush with quite thickly packed bristles, a bit like a small blusher brush, and a pink handle too.
So what is Powderflage? Well it's a light diffusing powder concealer according to the website and can be used under the eyes and on the face too. It can be used to conceal under the eye dark circles, blemishes and just general unevenness in skin tone on the face too. The powder is just loose powder and is a baby pink colour; it doesn't really have much of a scent to it at all. To apply it you can gently dust the brush in it before using sweeping strokes on your face where it's needed. I always find it best to gently tap the brush after you've dusted it in the powder so you've not got too much on there and it doesn't end up in great clumps on your face.
As for the effect well, if you're hoping for miracles in terms of it concealing things then you're going to be very, very disappointed. In essence it's more of a highlighting or shimmering powder rather than a concealer. The light reflecting pigments in it only really serve to draw attention to the area that it's meant to be covering and I can honestly say that when I brushed it over my dark under eye circles it made no difference at all other than to give a slight shimmering effect. If you are interested in buying this then it'll set you back £19.50 but I really wouldn't recommend wasting £19.50 in such a way. I'm giving it one star... because I can't give it zero.
Thanks for reading.
I am normally a fan of Benefit, however I purchased this product hoping it would live up to the hype it had been given and work miracles. Unfortunately I have only used it a few times and find that not only does it make no difference to my complexion it is also quite messy to use.
The powder comes in a small round container with a small brush, the powder often spills everywhere when I am trying to use it.
I am normally a fan on Benefit products and find that they have a lot more to offer consumers than other companies do, however on this occasion I was disappointed. A better buy from Benefit if your looking for a powder or concealor would be the ''Hello Flawless'' which is by far the best powder I have ever purchased and is light and natural looking when it is applied and a lot easier and less messy to use.
If you've read any of my other reviews on Benefit products, you'll know I hate a slight love/hate relationship with the brand. On one hand they do so wonderful products that are fun to use and feel like a real treat when purchased, but on the other hand a lot of their products are a tad gimmicky and don't live up to their promise. Plus, they're very expensive for what they are.
I decided to give Powderflage a go as I've read a few things about it and found that generally the reviews have been rather positive. Also, rather embarrassingly, I was sold on the idea of a pink powder in a pink container! Isn't that terribly fickle? Lastly, and probably most importantly, I'm always on the hunt for something that'll aid in my mission to conceal; both blemishes and circles. According to the press release this was capable of both, so I was keen to give it a try.
I purchased this product from Boots for £19.50, which I understand is the standard RRP. You can also buy this from the Benefit boutiques or the online store. If you're more patient than me then I'm sure you can find it slightly cheaper online.
The packaging is a little odd. It comes in a tube like container (think Pringles can but shorter) which I find a little misleading, giving the buyer the impression that there's quite a bit of product in there. However the actual product is quite small, as is the brush that comes with it which surprised me as I've seen several pictures of it and expected it to be bigger. The product container itself is a small plastic, see-through cup with a pink plastic lid. It's a very pretty piece to look at, as with most Benefit products. The brush is a small pink and white fan shaped brush, like a small version of a fan blusher brush. The bristles are very soft. When opening the product container you will find little holes which allow you to shake out the product (like an icing sugar decanter) which I feel is based on the new wave of mineral make up and the typical decanters you get with them.
The powder itself is a pink, shimmery, translucent powder that looks light and fluffy. You don't feel it's going to look rich in colour or pigment, which is a good thing for it's purpose.
Instructions are included with the product and they advise dipping your brush into the container and tapping it so there is no risk of product overload. Again this is a similar process to mineral based foundations. To apply, you gently sweep the brush over the area you want to conceal. I did this several times to build up the product and hopefully achieve a more concealed effect.
They sell this product as something that can be used to enhance your own concealer or to be used alone as a light concealer. I feel confident that this would not do a very good job at concealing anything on it's own.
At the end of the day, this is basically a shimmering product that reflects light. If you have any light reflecting particulars in your concealer then you do not need this as you'll already be achieving the aim of this product.
I have to say, rather sadly, that I believe this to be another gimmick. It's very pretty and may well make a slight difference to concealing, but I don't feel it is worth the money for what it does.
I would not recommend this to a friend unless it was a friend who liked the idea of fun products that are enjoyable to play around with but don't really achieve much.
I bought this a few weeks ago, when my beloved Touche Éclat ran out. I'd read a very positive review of it in a magazine, which inspired me to try something new for a while.
Firstly, I was quite shocked at the size of the packaging for such a tiny product. The tin was about ten times the size of the little pot you get inside and it was stuffed with shredded paper - so wasteful!
Secondly, the product is very messy to use (that or I'm just clumsy). The pot that the powder itself comes in is spherical, with only a tiny bit flattened out so it can stand up straight. The slightest knock and it rolls over, spilling the pretty pick powder everywhere - not great when you're already running late for work in the morning!
The product itself is, I'd say, fairly average. My dark circles are pretty bad, but it came nowhere near hiding them. I found that it did brighten the area, considerably, but this drew attention to the circles more! It was far more successful on top of a liquid concealer, and set it nicely, in a way that normal face powder doesn't manage.
It's easy to apply, but I did find that the powder fell down my face - no problem though, sweep of the brush and it just disappears. All in all, a nice product, but better used in conjunction with other products, that alone. It hasn't replaced my Touche Éclat, but I do sometimes use them together, when I've had a very bad night!
After reading the other reviews on here regarding this product i felt i had to stick my oar in. I have terrible eye bags and dark circles (runs in the family apparently) and am always looking for a product that can make them fade, even just a tiny bit.
I received this product for my birthday and was very excited as it really sounded as though it would do the job. It was quite expensive, around £20 depending on where you buy it, hence the birthday present! I opened it straight away and went into another room and applied it on one eye only. I went back in and told my family to guess which eye it was on. Unfortunately, the guessed the wrong eye!
Now i have to admit, i am not a great fan of Benefit products. They are very pricey and i haven't yet found a product that works any better than a cheaper alternative. Saying that, i was very optimistic about this product as it is merchandised very well and sounded great. I really was let down though.
Maybe my dark circles are just too much for any product (although i have just started using an anatomicals product that is looking promising) but i really did not see any improvement from using this. The product is very light but almost too much so. I found myself putting far too much on to try and get a result and just looked ridiculous. I think i will stick to cheaper alternatives while i carry on looking for the miracle cure...
Recieved Benefit Powderflage for christmas, i do suffer with dark eyes so i was intrigued to discover whether this is just another product that promises to cover dark eyes and doesnt actually suceed.
The product comes in a funky camoflage tin, however when you open it there is only a small pot inside with what they call a 'flager' brush and also a little booklet with a lesson on how to use this product.
It states that this is not only use for undereyes but other blemishes on the skin that you want diffusing.
You get 3.2 gr in the tin pot and it retails at £19.50, sometimes cheaper on the internet.
Does the product work? Suprisingly yes! The 'flager' brush glides smoothly under your eys and dispenses just the right amount so you dont have excess loose powder to brush away.
It camoflages dark eyes and blemishes as this product difuses the lines.
The poweder is a a pale pink colour and when you brush it under your eyes it comes out a white ish colour that covers and diffuses the dark eyes and blemishes.
I have particularly dark eyes (probably lack of sleep!), i have found that if i use a slight conceeler underneath i get an amazing effect and if they eye's arent so bad i just use this product on its own.
Despite being a small pot and fairly expensive, this is a fantastic product and if you suffer with dark eyes i would recommend you purchasing this and trying it for yourself.
Benefit Powderflage is a powder concealer and only comes in one shade but will suit many different skin colours. You can buy this at Benefit counters in Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser etc. and also online at benefitcosmetics.co.uk and currently retails for £19.50.
They claim that this product will hide dark circles around the eyes and fine lines on the face. It's a pretty brightening pink powder that comes with a little fan shaped brush for easy application.
The product comes in a tin and inside you'll find the brush and the little glass pot with the pink powder inside. There's a little sifter on the glass pot to prevent spillage and the brush makes application of the powder a lot easier.
I like to use my cream concealer under my eyes to even out the skin tone and then add a swipe of this powder to brighten and set my concealer. A little goes a long way, which is excellent. It stays put all day long and brightens my eye area; not only do I look blemish and circle free, I also have a bright, wide awake look, even when I feel tried and run down.
Definitely worth a go and if in doubt, have them try it out on you at one of the Benefit counters, so it saves you spending 20 pounds if you end up not liking it.
Mac and Benefit are two brands of cosmetics that I use most of the time they are great product ranges with great coverage and durability they are worth every penny.
Powderflage by Benefit is a concealer in a powder format that is used to hide the dark circles and lines around your eyes and face. Powderflage is a great product that is a light pink powder that you can use alone on your skin for a natural look or on top of your foundation and then apply the rest of your make up for that extra coverage covering those blemishes that you want to hide.
Powderflage comes in a tin and in the tin is the product which comes in a glass pot with a shaker on the top so that you can get the product out without spilling it everywhere, there is also a brush to help apply the product and spread it evenly to get the best coverage. The brush is great and makes apply the product so much easier with a few strokes across your face.
This product retails at around £20 and is worth every penny, a minimal amount of this product goes a long way and this covers those dark circles that I have around my eyes perfectly you would never know they were there.
Light-diffusing powder great for camouflaging dark circles & fines lines for under eyes & face /