Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation SPF 25
Member Name: sparkle1004
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation SPF 25
Date: 07/04/12, updated on 07/04/12 (42 review reads)
Advantages: Give a light oil-free coverage which brightens the complexion
Disadvantages: The coverage may not be enough for some people and the price
What makes this foundation special?
This foundation is oil free and it promises to cover up imperfections while brightening your complexion using light diffusing technology. Using a light to medium coverage, it claims to give you a natural and healthy appearance while also hydrating the skin. More importantly for me was the fact that it contains SPF 25 which means that your skin is protected from the sun every day, meaning that you won't prematurely age or put yourself at an increased risk of skin cancer.
The foundation is available in quite a few shades although I don't see how they could cover every skin tones with nine shades but there we go. My complexion is pale but not ghostly and so I was advised to buy Champagne. The other available shades are Ivory, Honey, Beige, Toasted Beige, Amber, Hazelnut and Nutmeg. Each shade comes with a funny byline to match its name such as 'I'm hopelessly hot' and 'I'm all the rage'. Mine came with the byline, 'Cheers to me!'
How do you apply the product?
The product needs to be applied onto skin that has been cleansed and moisturised. I use a primer first because I have pores the size of craters and this stops the foundation from sinking into the pores and looking awful. The product can be applied using the fingertips or a brush. If you have oily skin, then your fingers are probably your best bet because this will stop more oils getting onto your face. You need to take care around the hairline, jaw line and eyebrows. I finish off with a mattifying powder to stop me from shining.
Packaging and Price
The foundation comes in a plastic bottle and you can the foundation inside. It has a frosty coloured lid and the top of the bottle is a white pump dispenser which allows you to control the amount of foundation you want to use. The product name is written on the front in huge black letters and it is a fun looking product.
The product doesn't come cheap but then you don't expect it to if it's from Benefit. Mine cost me around £24 and I got it from Boots. It will be available from all department stores which have a Benefit stall and also from a variety of online websites.
The pump dispenser is easy to control and you can push it down half way if you want to release less of the product. It has a runny consistency but it isn't so runny that it makes it difficult to work with. The foundation glides on to the skin easily and it gives you plenty of time to work with it before it dries. It is simple to blend into the skin and so I had no tell tale marks once I had finished.
This foundation gives a lovely light coverage that doesn't leave me looking like I've been caked in make up. Despite this, it does still manage to even out my skin tone and to provide some coverage on blemishes although I still need to use a concealer on top. My skin still feels able to breath and is really feels like you're not wearing make up! (That's until I trowel on all the rest of contents from my make up bag, haha!)
It isn't matte like some other oil foundations can be but then it doesn't make you shiny either so I think this product has found a happy medium between the two. It doesn't make my skin any more greasy than it would have been without it and it has really good staying power. It doesn't go dry on my forehead or show up any flaky bits of skin.
The foundation looks just as good by the time that I finish work as it did when I started. It makes my skin look brighter and healthier. It also makes my complexion look lovely in photographs. I haven't had the chance to test out its sun protection factor as we never see the sun but I'm sure it would live up to its claims.
All in all, I am really happy with this product. It doesn't make me any shinier than I already am and it gives me a lovely natural complexion which is bright and healthy looking. It covers my blemishes and makes me look more awake, and it's long lasting too! Apart from the price tag, I can't fault this lovely foundation.
Summary: A lovely oil free foundation which brightens the skin and gives a light coverage