Product Type: Benefit makeup
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Member Name: blonde_girl774
Advantages: Cute packaging.
Disadvantages: Doesn't work.
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.
Summary: A powder concealer from Benefit.