Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Some Kinda-A-Gorgeous Foundation- Deep
Member Name: pinklady1
Benefit Some Kinda-A-Gorgeous Foundation- Deep
Advantages: Blends really well and gives a nice soft glow to the skin.
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.
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I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
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