Sunday, 4 August 2013


Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

We have been incredibly excited to test this product for our 300th Twitter follower. This foundation is amazing, and totally flawless! It is available in 9 shades, and has buildable coverage. We use the shade 'Believe in me Ivory', and as there are 9 shades there is a shade to suit you for sure.

What do Benefit say about this product?

''Hello... it's flawless time!
Our new oil-free brightening liquid foundation builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion you can believe in.
It's you... just more luminous and healthy looking''

What do we think about this product?

The product has the typical girly benefit style packaging. It is contained in a clear bottle so you can keep your eye on how much of the product you have, and has a pump so the foundation is easily dispensable, without using too much of the product. This product doesn't have a strong scent: There is nothing worse than having a fantastic product that is intolerable due to an over-powering fragrance.

This foundation has an oil-free formulation which is fantastic for those of you with oily/combination skin, but it does keep your skin hydrated. The coverage is light-medium, but the great thing about this foundation is that it is buildable, so you can get a very light barely there look, to full heavy duty coverage without looking cakey. We prefer to apply the product using our fingers, or with our Sigma stippling brush to get an amazing air-brushed finish! Additionally,  the foundation contains SPF 25 to combat sun damage to your skin, but it is always advisable to wear a SPF under your foundation.

What do you think to the foundation? Leave us a comment below, and let us know of any alternative.

You can purchase this foundation here for £25.50


Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer Review

This is a great primer! It is a light beige cream stick which applies evenly when swept on the face and gives a subtle shimmer. This is great, particularly for dark circles as the slight shimmer really illuminates the under eye area without appearing glittery. However I am sceptical about using it over blemishes as the shimmer may illuminate rather than conceal them. Therefor I think this product is ideal for people without oily skin as it would provide a touch of luminosity.

The product is very easy to apply. It is packaged as a stick primer so you simply twist the primer and apply onto cleansed skin. This draws your foundation to your skin and helps to keep it in place throughout the entire day. The primer did give the corresponding foundation a stronger look, and gave a smooth canvas to apply the foundation, but after 10 hours the foundation noticeably faded.

We do like the Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer, but we don't think it is as long lasting on our skin type as the Smashbox Photo-ready Primer. The subtle shimmer meant our under eye area was illuminated, but it did not flatter the blemishes on our skin. For our skin type we prefer a mattifying primer to combat oil, but for those of you with normal skin this primer would be great for you.

We bought our primer here for £24.50


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