Benefit Hello Flawless

Benefit Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup is a new product out this spring.

This liquid foundation comes in nine shades and is oil-free, brightening and contains an SPF of 25 PA +++. PA refers to the reflection grade of the UVA filter. A three star rating is the highest you can get, so that’s good!

It also includes something called Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex. This complex helps boost cellular respiration for a “plumping effect”, protects against environmental stresses and contains vitamins C and E which help prevent signs of aging. Since I seem to be aging 2 years every month, I am not going to complain! 😉

Benefit Hello Flawless 2

Benefit Hello Flawless 3
Petal, Beige, Amber

Benefit Hello Flawless 4
Petal, Beige, Amber

Benefit Hello Flawless Swatches
Petal, Beige, Amber

Petal is the second lightest shade but was a bit too dark for my skin unfortunately. I did test it out while at home (thankfully no one was here and no delivery people decided to stop by, haha) and here is what I found.

The foundation comes in a pump style, and is very liquid-y and runny. You don’t need much though, and it applies easily enough with fingers. It is build-able from a light coverage to a medium one.

It blends in easily and feels light and non-greasy on my face. I didn’t use it over a primer when I tried it. It doesn’t really hide my pores or fine lines as maybe a foundation or BB Cream with built-in primer might. I would use it over a primer next time to help “blur” the flaws in my skin a little better.

As far as the brightening effect I didn’t really notice it. It definitely doesn’t look matte and does have a slight dewy finish, which I don’t mind. I actually prefer to look more dewy as opposed to matte or dry since that definitely ages you!

I would like to try out the Ivory shade for sure since I think that one will match me better!

Availability: Benefit and right now you can get a sample with any order using the following promo codes through 3/31/12 while supplies last:

  • Ivory…I’m Pure 4 Sure – HFIVORY
  • Petal…I’m Plush & Precious – HFPETAL
  • Champagne…Cheers To Me – HFCHAMPS
  • Honey…I’m So Money – HFHONEY
  • Beige…I’m All The Rage – HFBEIGE
  • Toasted Beige…Warm me Up – HFTOASTED
  • Amber…I’m So Glamber – HFAMBER
  • Hazelnut…I’m Hopelessly Hot – HFHAZEL
  • Nutmeg…Gotta Know Me – HFNUTMEG

Pricing: $34.00 for 1.0 oz.

What is your go-to foundation right now?

-Kelly

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Written by Kelly
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