I bought this foundation a couple of years ago before going on a summer holiday! What attracted to me this foundation was the fancy packing but also that it came with the compact mirror and the sponge- it felt like i was getting a lot for my money worth.
Quite expensive for a foundation- you are looking at around the £23.50 mark! but you do get the mirror and the sponge alongside it!
This is a compact foundation, it opens up with a mirror and it comes with a compress to use to dip into the foundation. It's easier to use! It's fairly large compact but the amount of foundation is actually small!
This is a creamy foundation- it glides onto the skin really well. I don't feel that this foundation is the best foundation for coverage if you suffer from problem skin or blemishes- but it terms of even out your skin and giving you a dewy finish it's really good.
If you are looking for a matte finish- this is not the foundation for you. Everyone has a preference with foundation- and what kind of look they are going for- i would say this is a medium coverage with a dewey finish. I would best describe this as going from liquid to cream foundation.
It comes with a sponge but i did not get on with this and prefer to use it with a brush
The foundation feels light on my skin and it's easy to blend!
I've been a big fan of Benefit for a while and decided to try Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous Foundation Faker as I was looking for a light foundation for summer. I generally have clear skin but it's uneven, so I just wanted a light product to even it out.
The packaging is bright and fun for teenagers but I find it's a little "young" for me now (I'm 26). I feel Benefit might be ruling out a target audience with the record design. The hinge that links the lid to the foundation tray is very easily broken. Once the hinge is broken the products stops being portable, which is frustrating for a relatively expensive product. I'm also not a fan of the applicator sponger as it soaks up a lot of the product itself and gets a bit "manky" quite easily. I feel this foundation needs a more hygienic applicator that doesn't waste product.
Look of the foundation:
It is, as described, a very light foundation. However, it can leave streaks and is hard to rub in to the skin without wiping off entirely. It's also hard to control the amount being used when you apply it using the applicator sponge. For this reason, I think those looking for light coverage are better off with a tinted moisturiser rather than this "paste" foundation.
This is a relatively pricey light foundation at £24.50 (Boots). Unfortunately, as the product doesn't last long and the packaging breaks so easily, I class this as bad value for money.
In summary, as a big fan of Benefit make up, the packaging and the quality of this product were disappointing. I will stick to concealers and tinted moisturisers as this light foundation didn't work for me.
I absolutely love Benefit products after being introduced them some years ago. One of the first products I bought after a make up trial was the Some Kinda Gorgeous foundation as I was so impressed with both the easy application and coverage- which left me fresh faced and flawless.
Some Kinda Gorgeous is a cream to powder foundation applied with either the sponge supplied in the base or with fingers. It costs £24.50 and is available in three shades- I use the light.
I apply Some Kinda Gorgeous, over You Rebel Lite using the sponge application and you only need a small amount. Some Kinda Gorgeous also gives a beautiful finish without the use of You Rebel. It is very easy to apply, gives great coverage and lasts really well. I find this gives me much better coverage than the Hello Oxygen Flawless Wow.
I tend to pop it in my Some Kinda Gorgeous in my handbag, in case of touch ups and the compact mirror in the lid is really useful. The packaging is really stylish and unique- mimicking a record.
This is my absolute favourite foundation and I honestly think its worth the price tag both in terms of the finish it gives and how well it lasts. I find the light really suits my skin tone and makes my skin radiant.
I highly recommend.
This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
I bought this Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous foundation faker earlier this year not long before I went on holiday.
~ Price ~
This product is available to buy from Boots, most department stores or online at www.benefitcosmetics.com or www.feelunique.com for around the £23.50 mark!
~ Packaging ~
It comes in a large white plastic container. There is a sticker on the lid of the container, which is made to look like a music record with the black shiny vinyl look around the outside and in the middle the supposed label of the record. The label has 'Some Kind-a Gorgeous' scrawled across it and then underneath 'Benefit records' and then in smaller lettering, 'side A My Perfect Match side B Feels So Good'.
The compact is quite large. It is about 2.5 inches in diameter and the bottom of the container is all white.
It is easy to open, revealing a mirror, which is the full size of the compact lid and the foundation faker itself. This layer then lifts up to reveal a thick white round sponge to apply the make-up.
There is also a sticker on the bottom of the compact, which describes this as 'the foundation faker' continuing, 'Fake it, don't cake it with our shortcut to gorgeous.'
I think the white plastic compact looks quite cheap. If it had been black it would have looked a lot better, but I think the white plastic compact looks like it could be something you bought for £1.99 in your local cheap shop.
The compact contains 9.5g of product.
One thing I find annoying about the compact is that when the foundation lifts up to reveal the sponge underneath the packaging does not allow you to close this so every time you tip the open compact upside down the foundation lifts up revealing the sponge underneath as there is nothing to click or seal this shut.
~ Use ~
The product itself is a creamy texture. It strikes me as being half way between a concealer and a foundation. It is not as heavy as other foundations I have used.
Although it comes with a sponge I often prefer to use my fingertips or a brush to apply this foundation as I feel they offer a more precise application than the sponge.
The foundation feels light on my skin and is really easy to rub in. It blends well even when applied thickly and it offers a smooth and flawless finish.
I have found that it works like a concealer to reduce the appearance of spots, blemishes and dark circles. It can also be applied all over the face as a foundation, but I have found that it clings to the dry skin on my nose and it looks cakey and uneven on dry skin. It looks fine on the rest of my face appearing smooth, even and flawless. If you don't have dry skin and perhaps if your skin is oily then I don't imagine you would have problems with this foundation.
Although it doesn't appear wet or greasy on my skin I still like to use a powder over the top of this to set the foundation.
~ Overall ~
Overall I think this is quite a good product, but it is far too overpriced for what it is.
I prefer to use it as a concealer than a foundation as it looks quite cakey and uneven on dry skin and I think it is great as a concealer. It is neither too creamy or too dry and it reduces the appearance of blemishes and dark circles.
It is easy to apply and comes with a sponge with is handy, but not as precise as a brush or your fingertips.
I think the white plastic compact looks quite cheap and is poorly designed in that it does not allow you to hold the foundation layer down meaning it flaps around when you are not holding the open compact upright.
I would probably not buy this product again and I would not recommend it unless you are looking for a large and expensive concealer. I will reluctantly give it 3/5 stars. I would have given it 4 if it a) worked well or b) was a lot cheaper!
Retails around £23.99, clad in a cute little record shaped compact with a mirror and applicator along with the product itself. The foundation is an all in one, a greasy appearing cream that transforms into a powder when applied to your face. The back preaches 'fake it don't cake it' but you get no real advice on application.
I apply it to my face the same as any other foundation using the spongey pad provided, blending it evenly. The only issue with the pad is the product seems to soak into it, making it far easier to apply with a makeup brush. I note that it's a definite handbag product, something that will enable to top up foundation easily throughout the day without the need of a million products and messy tubes.
Instant thoughts as I apply the product are how greasy I feel, and how streaky it makes my skin appear. After trying with the pad for a few minutes, I give up and try with a brush instead. I still find it difficult to blend, the now powder settles into skin quickly, making it tough to get that even finish. The coverage when I finish applying, something that takes more than double the time of my normal foundation, isn't too impressive. While I don't have any blemishes, I can easily see how it would never be able to provide good enough coverage for more troubled skin. It's also sunk into the bags under my eyes, exaggerating them as foundation dances in the little creases.
Product is easily portable, has average coverage.
It's greasy and feels even heavier on your skin when it transforms into the powder. You're left with a less than desirable shine, far from the dewy look and you get very little product for your money. Tends to get rather cakey throughout the day, visibly clinging to pores.
I just wouldn't recommend this product, it's okay. But there are far better foundations out there.
I take really good care of my skin, I began my cleansing routine in my teens. I am pleased I did because my skin is in a good condition for my age being in my 50's. I don't wear foundation everyday but I do wear make up and all the other cosmetics for the face most days. Wearing foundation has never really suited my skin, I just love my skin to breathe and I find when I wear foundation I don't feel so comfortable most of the day. So I usually only use it for special occasions or if I go out for the evening for a meal etc. I came across this product when I noticed it in a shop last year and I stopped to speak to the assistant. She explained the product and how it worked for the skin. I didn't buy it at the time because it appeared quite expensive in my opinion but seemed worth a go. So when I arrived home I searched the internet to see if I could find it cheaper and I did on Ebay.
The foundation comes in a circular compact which has a lift up attachable lid. The compact looks like an old vinyl record and the name is in the centre of this record. Looks quite funky in my opinion and I like it quite a lot. The compact also comes inside a cardboard box.
The compact measures approximately 3 inches in diameter, so a good size to hold comfortably in the hands. It also has a mirror on the lid, so you can use the mirror if you like to use a compact mirror to apply foundation. I don't actually like to use the mirror and usually use my larger mirror which I love. The foundation fills most of this compact and where the foundation sits, this part lifts up to reveal a storage space for the sponge which comes with this foundation. I love this feature of the compact. Means the sponge is stored separately. Cleverly designed in my opinion. The sponge is quite a nice one too and not at all flimsy. It is a good quality sponge and really soft but workable to apply the foundation.
The foundation is like a kind of cream, kind of like a cream blusher is best way I can describe this one. It is a really soft texture and easy to apply to the face, by using either the fingertips, the sponge or a foundation brush. I have applied it using all 3 but I found using the sponge didn't always feel so comfortable to apply. So I only use the sponge occasionally but if you like to use a sponge, this one is a nice one but it just depends what your usual routine is applying foundation. I have also used my fingertips, this method I have only used when I have needed to apply the foundation to an area of my face I have missed. But the best way I love to use this one is using a foundation brush. I find I just have to swirl the brush onto the creamy foundation and brush in circular movements all over my face, and just keep added it a little at a time and build it up gradually. I find the brush does tend to be easier to apply this kind of foundation to areas such as my nose areas and chin and along my jaw line. I find I can get a more even coverage when applying with a brush and it also gives a more even tone of the foundation and not patchy. When the light catches the face, the colour looks more of a natural look, just how I like my foundation to look. I hate it when foundation looks too heavy, it always makes me think how the skin would feel if used in a much heavier and caked way. I just prefer a natural look to the skin. Also a too much foundation makes me feel uncomfortable and my face doesn't suit heavy make up.
This foundation feels really nice on the skin, I find it doesn't feel caked or too heavy and although my skin cannot breathe in the way I would like it to, this one doesn't feel as if I am feeling uncomfortable while wearing foundation. It doesn't feel wet on the face or too dry, just feels like a very light cream and the skin does feel soft, like the feeling after applying a moisturiser and the moisturiser is almost absorbed. It gives a translucent look, gives a nice glow to the skin too but not too shiny as if the skin is greasy or oily. This one does last for a long time on the skin without having to keep on topping it up. Just how I like a foundation to work on my skin. But if you like to top up frequently throughout the day, this one would only need to be topped up maybe once or twice during the day and maybe just once if you are out for the evening. I do however love it when I then remove it at the end of the day. It is very easy to remove using a nice cleanser and one which removes all traces of foundation. I do have very dry skin and sensitive skin, this foundation does make my skin feel a little dry but like I said earlier in my review, I only use a foundation for special occasions or whenever I go out for a meal etc.
when I bought it from Ebay it was available in 3 shades, not sure if the shop sold it in more shades but I think the choice was only 3 from memory. I bought the medium shade because I have a very fair skin, I chose this shade because I thought the other available shades may not be suitable. The other shades are Lite and Deep. I thought the Lite would be far too light and definitely the Deep would be far too dark. The medium is a perfect choice for my fair skin. Gives it a little colour and used with a blusher and eye make up, I am happy with this choice of colour.
I am really pleased I bought this foundation to try, I think it was priced at around the £20 mark when I bought it last year, but I bought it on Ebay for only £5, so a huge saving, the one I bought was a brand new one too, I wouldn't buy used make up anyway but this one came just as packaged as one bought from the shops, so it is wise to check for bargains online and save a whole lot of money.
I highly do recommend this foundation, it gives a nice glow to the skin and doesn't feel too dry or gives a caked look. I haven't used this as much as a regular user of foundation and so I have lots of the product left in the compact. Each time I use it, I have noticed the foundation hasn't because hard or dry, it is in the same condition as the day I bought it to be honest. But I would say if you use it regular, it would last a good few months, depending on how much foundation you like to wear. But for myself it has lasted over a year.
A nice foundation which is cleverly designed for hiding the sponge. The sponge is ideal for topping up while outdoors and a nice one just to add a little foundation to areas of the face which you feel need a top up, means you have all the items together in one place and don't have to carry a brush around with you in your hand bag or use fingertips and make a mess of your nails while outdoors.
I will buy this one again in the future and buy the medium colour, the foundation is a good quality and suitable for my dry, sensitive skin.
Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I recently purchased the benefit ' Some Kind-a gorgeous foundation faker' as I needed a compact and lightweight foundation which also gave reasonable coverage. I didn't plan on spending £23.50 on a foundation what would meet those needs but,as I am an impatient and lazy person, I just bought it as soon I possibly could, without bothering to find a cheaper alternative.
No surprise, the packaging for this had a very cute and quirky design on the front, like all benefit products do. This foundation is also very compact and has a handy (slightly magnified) mirror inside which makes it easier to apply on the go and with it being small and light weight, it is very easy to just throw in your handbag/makeup bag when you are in a rush to go out somewhere. Another upside of the packaging is that there is a bottom section underneath the product itself which hides a sponge applicator, which is also very convenient for on the go use.
The foundation is a creme to powder texture therefore it is very silky when you apply to skin,but then as you start blending it turns into a smooth powder consistency, which is definitely not an advantage to people who suffer with dry skin like I do as it does not blend as well as perhaps a liquid foundation would.
I also find that it can leave a greasy feel to your finger tips and face when you apply it with your bare hands, meaning that whenever I use this product I feel I have no choice but to use a makeup brush. Another thing is that it has a very 'cheap make-up smell' to it which might be off-putting to some however it isn't a problem for me.
I wouldn't recommend this if you are a person with dry skin wanting good coverage as I find it doesn't cover blemishes as well as I would like it too, it also doesn't blend very easily on dry skin and tends to stick to dry areas on my face, which isn't a very attractive look at all! In my opinion, it is extremely overpriced for what it does and the only upside for me is the packaging. However this could be a good product for some one with oily or normal skin as it would probably be easier to blend.
Benefit is a top brand in the cosmetic industry and you can be guaranteed that if you need it they have it with a huge selection of primers, foundations, concealers and more to suit every skin tone and flaw going and not to mention the amount of Benefit "counter ladies" they have to help you find the right product for you without you even spending any money on the wrong product. I decided to just go for it with this product rather than going to the counter to try a bunch of products because I'm lazy and I just couldn't be bothered to sit there. You can buy this from a number of places and it comes in several shades as well.
*House of fraser - £24
*Boots - £24
*ASOS - £23
*Ebay - prices range from £16 - £24
Ebay is a brilliant place to buy branded make up from trusted cosmetic suppliers so you know that it is not fake as it's very hard to sell fake make up now because trade and standards do keep a close eye on Ebay so you know you're getting the real product. I bought mine from Ebay for £17.99 and I'm very happy with my purchase. This comes in three shades only
*Lite - For pale skin tones
*Medium - For normal skin tones
*Deep - For darker skin tones
Does the packaging make it more appealing?
I have very light skin and often find it hard to find the right shade with any brand of make up so I use the lite shade of this and it works fine. When buying this product you will receive a box, the product and a leaflet containing instructions. The box I think is clever and quirky one that you won't forget because it's so distinctive. The box is a record player. On the opening at the top is the handle (this is one drawn on and not an actual handle) with the shade on a tag attached to it. On the back you have a small description and ingredients list. The front shows a record with the brand name and the title of the product all set out like a record label and then of course you have the arm to play the record on the box. This design is very retro in my opinion and something I like more and more.
The product is round and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. It is white with the black record printed on the lid. Inside this has two compartments, when you first open it on the lid is a compact mirror - handy to have with everything and then there is the product itself, you can lift this up and underneath is an application sponge in which you apply the foundation with. The mirror is big enough to see your full face in and easy enough if you need it to apply a little bit here and there. The product is just under a centimetre thick which surprised me because for the retail price I thought you might have got a little bit more at least. Underneath there is a lot of room for the sponge so in my opinion they could of put a lot more of the product into this or made the packaging smaller to not waste space. Personally I don't use the sponge I use my foundation brush so I don't know how well this works but I keep this in the bottom still because you never know when you might need it.
What is the point in a translucent foundation?
Don't cake it, fake it! Is the motto for this foundation and they are completely right. This is a cream to powder formula which means that when you apply it your skin will feel silky and smooth and there for you have no reason to purchase extra products such as powders because you don't need them with this. This product is mainly aimed at fair complexions and is translucent to help give you that photo shopped air brushed look even though it's your actual skin. The whole point of this is to make it looks like you don't have a lot or any make up on but with beautifully soft and good looking skin.
Time to get air brushed!
Applying this myself I use my foundation brush as for me I find it easier to apply and easier to blend and to apply effectively. I do apply concealer to my flawed areas or parts that I wish to cover or don't seem to be the same shade as the rest of my face. I then wait for it to dry so I don't smudge this around my face when applying foundation. When I first tried this I did straight down the middle of my face and only did one half so I could compare what difference it had actually made. I only used a tiny bit of this at a time when applying so I didn't over use any and cake it up as benefit say. Applying this was really smooth and it glided across my skin with no problems, blending this into my neck and blending in general was really easy it just mixed in together perfectly.
Comparing my make up side to the side with nothing on!
Non make up side; my skin looked very pale and dull, my eyes looked tired even though I wasn't and red marks and other flaws stood out more than I would have liked. Feeling it was nice anyway I have soft skin but it did have its little rough areas.
Make up side; my skin still had its pale skin tone but looked brighter. My eyes were still a little darker than I like but there's nothing I can do about that however I looked refreshed. You could still see some of the flaws but barely visible, they looked smooth and less aggravated, the makes were more subtle so it made them look like they wasn't there so much. Touching my skin and the description wasn't wrong, it does feel silky smooth and even though I hadn't applied extra powder when I touched this it didn't smudge around my face and never came off on my hands.
Wearing your silky skin.
This doesn't feel heavy on your skin like a lot of make up does. It feels like and as if it wasn't there. For an average day you can put this on within a few minutes and look perfect teamed up with a bit of mascara. For a night out you can apply a couple of layers with some bronzer or blusher along with your eye make up and look fabulous. I've found that this will last on your skin roughly 4 hours before having to do little touch ups here and there which isn't a big deal because you have a mirror and sponge in with it as well and it's small enough to carry around with you. Taking this off is just as easy as putting it on, in a matter of minutes you can have this completely off your face and ready for bed time. I always wash my face afterwards and find I do have little bits on my skin but that's fine because I'm washing my face anyway. For me I love this foundation and for the foreseeable future I don't think I'll be swapping to a different one anytime soon. I have been using this for three weeks now every day including touch ups and there is only a little dent in the middle of the product so I estimate that this will last me at least three months before having to purchase another.
This product is called a 'foundation faker' and the premise behind this is that it is a cream-to-powder formula that acts like a foundation. It is intended to even out skin tone for an overall gorgeous glow. I bought it as in the summer months my usual foundation is a little heavy. This is a nice product but in terms of coverage it is more comparable to a tinted moisturiser than a foundation.
The packaging for this is quite cute, very typical of benefit. It is made to look like an LP and the label even describes the A and B side as 'my perfect match' and 'feels so good'. The outer packaging is a bright pink and is very eye catching. The compact itself is made from white plastic, with the LP sticker on the top, When it opens up their is a full size mirror in the lid, which is slightly magnified and is great for checking application. The bottom section has the product in and this lifts up to show the sponge applicator which is clever as often the sponge has to sit on the product which is not overly hygienic, so props to benefit for keeping it separate.
This product feels lovely and silky but it is only available in three shades, lite, medium and dark, so is definitely limited in that respect. Also the colour is not written on the inner packaging so it can be hard to remember which one you bought as the lite and the medium are very similar. This product also has a very cheap make up smell, which is off putting.
This product comes with a circular sponge applicator, but in my opinion this is not very good at applying the product. I found that when using the sponge the product went on a little streaky and settled on the skin, and then this had to be really blended, but the blending took some of the product off - so it was quite frustrating. I discarded the sponge and used a round buffing brush instead (MAC 190). With a brush, the application was more even and this product settled into the skin better for a better overall appearance.
This is a good product but it does not provide coverage. So it is not like a foundation at all, instead it is more like a tinted moisturiser. It can look quite powdery on the skin if not buffed in properly and due to the limitation of colours can often need blended really well or enhanced by a further product. However it is long lasting and doesn't wear off throughout the day.
This costs £23.50, which is very expensive for what it is.
I don't dislike this product but I don't like it either. i do not feel that it does the job it was intended to do and so for me that is a negative. If you do not like coverage and prefer a tinted moisturiser then perhaps this would work for you. However in my opinion it is seriously overpriced for its performance.
I've never really been able to find a foundation that worked for me. Until now.
All previous foundations have never been the right colour for me, or dry on my skin flaky or just don't last. Some kind-a-gorgeous changed all that.
This is a cream to powder product and is oil free. It claims to be a foundation faker, but there is nothing fake about this product!
It comes in a compact that looks a bit like a vintage record (and the cardboard outer packaging it initially comes in looks a little bit like the LP cover!
The compact itself has the product one side along with a handy applicator sponge and a mirror on the other. I'm fairly light skinned but i found the medium tone perfect for my skin.
This product changed my makeup routine, the sponge applicator is absolutely fine to use and is a time saver! I also find that the sponge really helps to get even application on my skin and this product really did even out my skin tone and imperfections - thank goodness!
The price is my one down side, it's £23.50 and therefore a bit pricey - though maybe not for Benefit! I find my compacts last about 2 months which is pretty much daily use.
This foundation is a little on the expensive side but it's so worth it!
The circular shaped packaging is stunning - it resembles one of the old LP discs that my dad used to own. You flick the case up with the touch of a button - a useful aid so you don't have to be afraid of the foundation spilling into your bag. The foundation is available in three shades, which are Lite, Medium and Deep.
The foundation is a creamy formula and it can be applied by using a brush or simply by blending in with your fingertips. I use the foundation with a brush as I think it applies better that way as it doesn't streak. Using your fingertips to apply the foundation can usually result in an uneven result. I use the Benefit Foundation Brush to apply mine but you can use any brush really.
I have acne scars on my chin area and this foundation covers them REALLY well. It also helps to even out my skin tone and it turns my pale skin into bright skin that looks so much more healthier and radiant. The foundation doesn't smell either - so you don't get that horrible "biscuit" smell on your face after an hour or so.
The foundation lasts me around three months when applied with a brush. The first pot of this that I bought lasted me a month as I was applying it with my fingers so I suggest using a brush as it lasts longer then.
Great foundation from Benefit :)
I used this foundation for the first ever time over the weekend, and I must say that I was generally very impressed!
Its a simple mat powdery foundation in a medium skin tone in a little plastic box.
I have to admit I was a bit dubious about the idea of applying with fingers tips but it was easy to apply and blend in, I also found it blended naturally into my skin tone (some foundations tend to make it look very obvious that I am wearing foundation!)
Only criticism would be that it took a while to perfect - but maybe that's just me! I would prefer to be able to apply and "get the look" a bit quicker.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend, it looked natural and gave my face a nice overall finish and had good staying power on a night out! Great product!
I first started using benefit's some kind of gorgeous around a year ago after a very enjoyable (but very expensive!) trip to the benefit counter in my local dpeartment store. As a young woman, only 21, i was looking for a product that could act as a foundation but not leave my skin feeling clogged or making it look aged beyond my years. Benefits some kind of gorgeous was offered to me in shade 'Light' as i was told that it generally adapts to skin tones, to prevent the dreaded tide marks!
At £24.50, it is more expensive than the other foundations i had been using, with products like no.7 and clinique being often under £20. The packaging is simply adorable and looks wonderful on any dressing table, the themes for benefit products are often 'retro', with the some kind of gorgous foundation faker coming in a cute record shaped round compat, with an integrated mirror and sponge. The actual product was smooth, silky and left my skin feeling glowing, looking in the mirror it was clear that it was an enhancer rather than a cover up. It doesn't have a thick coverage so i wouldn't recommend it for bad or uneven skin, although because it is so light, skin prone to breakouts would benefit from the lighter coverage.
The product can be purchased from online benefit stores as well as make up counters in departments stores and in boots and comes in three shades - Light, Original and Deep, all designed to match individuals' skin tones. There are two downsides to this product, firstly it is quite costly and doesn't last very long if used on a daily basis, the second is that i wouldn't recommend it to those looking for a polished finish, it is light and glowing, not refined and perfeclty 'set'.
I got this foundation in a set for christmas, and thought as it was made by benefit it would be a lovely product. I use their mascara, eyeliner and concealers etc and love them but I did not think much of this foundation.
I found it similar to tinted moisturiser more than a foundation, where I had to put a lot on my skin to get coverage. The colour is also very dark; I do have fair skin and due to the colour it did not match my skin. I also found that the foundation did not last on my skin, and I had to keep touching it up throughout the day.
I think for the price this foundation is not very good value for money as there are much better foundations on the market in my opinion for my complexion and skin type. I currently use the Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour foundation and love it! It is also a lot cheaper. However, if you have darker skin and are looking for light coverage this may be the product for you.
The packaging is nice however, with a mirror and designed like a record player/disc. It looks good in your make up bag.
I got some kinda gorgeous as a gift in a make up bag full of Benefit make up two weeks ago (which has triggered a whole expensive addiction, but that is another story!). I normally wear a liquid foundation with a powder on top to try and hide my multitude of freckles as I am a tad self-conscious about those as there are so many and so noticeable.
I use this on top of Benefit's 'that gal' primer and I find that it does not quite cover my freckles as much as the liquid and powder but it does cover them slightly.
It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and silky and looks really natural, there is a real difference in my face when it is on and I look a lot more awake, which is always a good thing! It works well as a powder on top of liquid foundation too, I tried it that way to see if it looked any different than my old powder but it looks good on top of that too as well as leaving my skin feeling so smooth and clear.
Basically it is an all-round do-gooder, it makes your face smooth and bright as well as giving a light-medium coverage.
Benefit Some Kinda-A-Gorgeous Foundation- Deep / Oil-free / cream to powder finish fakes foundation.Available in the same packaging as Some Kinda Gorgeous / this new shade is for darker skin and made of the same easy to apply / silky formula / Compact includes application sponge and mirror for touch ups on the go / Dry/ normal skin / Sheer Coverage / Natural Finish / Sponge included.