Name: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow!
Where : Benefit counters, Online
Coverage: Light – medium buildable
When my sister and bestfriend came to visit me in London last July 2012, they spent heaps of time in Covent Garden where I work, and so naturally, my lunches were spent around Covent Garden, telling them what little I knew about the place after working there for over a year and getting embarrasingly lost. We chanced about the Benefit shop and took a little gander around. I must admit, I knew very little about them – other than they produce the best mascara I own – Yes, they’re real!
All three of us ended up getting a make-over (which subsequently made me late getting back to work) and I ended up buying their liquid foundation, Triple Performing Facial Emulsion, Refined Finish Facial Polish, two blushers Sugarbomb and Dallas, the concealer Erase Paste, brightener That Gal, and POREfessional. Yes – excessive I know, I have serious make-up buying issues!
The foundation itself is oil-free and brightening, which is great if you (like me) always forgets to apply brightening primers before/after. Its not the best at coverage and I found it light at best – which means I had to use quite a bit of it, resulting in my skin becoming oily mid-way through the day. Not ideal – but nothing a little blot paper and a touch up of powder could not sort out. Its got PA*** rating – what this means is that its got the highest standard of sun protection rating – always a good thing to protect against the evil rays. Easy to put on and not ‘sticky’ . All in all, a good foundation, considering how advanced it is.
Get it here online here if you can’t pop down to the counter.