Review // Benefit Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow Foundation in Believe In Me Ivory


Like my last blog post, this product, Benefit Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow Foundation, is another item I nabbed from my sisters make-up bag when she was home. As we are both very pale, I didn't have any hesitations about using her foundation colour wise. Had she been a darker skin tone to me I obviously wouldn't go there but as we're twins I think we're allowed. She bought this on Boxing Day last year and it is still going strong. She still has half a bottle left which is pretty incredible considering she's been using it nearly everyday for 6 months. She tells me she only needs one pump for the whole of her face whereas I found that I needed one and a half.

What Benefit say about their Hello Flawless! Foundation:
"Hello...It's flawless time! It's you...just more luminous & healthy looking! Our brightening makeup builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion you can believe in. Goodbye imperfections. Hello flawless!
An oil free formula with SPF 25, it builds light to medium coverage whilst feeling barely there. Wit the power of our Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex, it helps to boost cellular respiration and prevent the signs of ageing.
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Broad-spectrum SPF 25
Oil-free formula
Natural finish
Hydrating benefit
Light diffusing properties"

Sounds rather impressive, doesn't it? And guess what? It is.
I applied 1 and a half pumps of the Benefit Hello Flawless! Foundation onto the back of my hand and then applied it to my face on top of my moisturiser using my Real Techniques Foundation Brush. I then blended it in using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and my gosh, did I love the results. I may have mentioned before that I really struggle with finding a foundation light enough for me and even now, I have to drag my foundation down my neck a little to blend it all in but seriously, with this foundation I didn't need to. I did originally use one pump of foundation but as the consistency is a little watery and a little sheer, I needed another half pump just to go over any areas that needed it.

Hello Flawless! blended in to my skin perfectly. Perfectly. My skin looked dewy and fresh and most importantly, it looked natural. It looked like I wasn't wearing foundation at all which, obviously, is the point of foundation. I can honestly say, hand on heart, this has to be my favourite foundation I've tried. Yay.

I can't possibly say enough nice things about this foundation. Sad thing is, it's not even mine!! I definitely need to buy my own bottle, especially as it's the only foundation I've yet to come across that suits my skintone perfectly. It lasted all day and didn't budge, not even when I was melting (and getting sunburnt) whilst sat on the M4 in traffic for 3 hours. Marvellous.


Overall, a perfect foundation for those of you who are fair skinned and struggle to find a foundation that matches your skin. A little goes a long way, with you only needing 1 and a half pumps for the entire face. Yes the consistency is slightly watery and sheer but it makes it a more buildable foundation that doesn't look cakey or caked on in any way. It has SPF 25 in it which makes it even more perfect than it already is and it is available in 11 uniquely named shades. At £26.50 I believe it is excellently priced and it lives up to all of it's claims. Fabulous!

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