Well, Hello Flawless!! You are finally here!!
When I saw it in sephora I quickly took my shades and hurried home to try them! Now this is the moment where you have all been waiting for- my review..
Is this foundation as good as people say it is? Well.. I’m here to tell u!
This foundation is called “Hello Flawless… Oxygen Wow SPF 25 Brightening Makeup“. Keep in mind that this foundation took 3 years to develop!
It comes in 9 shades (ranging from fair to dark)
In Light: “Believe in Me” IVORY, “I’m Pure 4 Sure” IVORY, and “I’m Plush & Precious” PETAL.
In Medium: “Cheers to Me” CHAMPAGNE, “I’m So Money” HONEY, and “I’m All the Rage” BEIGE.
In Deep: “Warm Me Up” TOASTED BEIGE, “I’m So Glamber” AMBER, and “I’m Hopelessly Hot” HAZELNUT.
The formula has a “brightening” ingredient which uses the “OXYGEN WOW HYDRATING COMPLEX” with vitamin C & E (anti-ageing). The oxygen wow complex actually helps protect against environmental stress and boosts cellular respiration.
What I LOVE :
I love how the liquid is very light in texture- Makeup4ever HD is a tiny bit heavier. What I mean is that it is loose in consistency.
This foundation really does the job covers well, stays a long time and feels very light when worn.
I absolutely love how it feels so easy to let my pores breathe when i wear it. I feel like I am wearing nothing on my face, when actually I am! I love the packaging !
As the bottle says, you will look more “healthy” – you actually feel it! I can’t actually describe it. The SPF also protects against the sun + hydrates the skin!
I have tried this foundation with several different powders on top (to set it) & I’m telling you it works with everything! I have tried Chanel/Clinique/smashbox/mac etc (loose & compact) in yesterday’s experiment- and it goes well with powders!
I believe this is a great foundation to have- and I can tell you this- It is perfect for everyday!!! It really does the job. I would re-purchase this product again.
What I HATE:
I absolutely love this foundation- but there are some cons with it- But the pros outgrow the cons.
I believe there is not enough shades. Nine shades is not enough. At least 15! It was hard for me to choose my shade i had to mix alot to find the right one- so many of you might need to get 2!
The other flaw is that because of its light consistency- be very careful when u apply it on your hands/palm as a palette then on to ur face. It tends to melt quickly- so becareful.
One more thing- again because of its light consistency, it doesn’t cover acne scars/blemishes that well. So make sure you cover them with a corrector before the foundation so they would actually be hidden.
Other than that- I think this foundation lives up to the hype- it’s great, light & perfect for everyday use. But I wouldn’t use it for weddings etc- just mornings and casual occasions.
I have always always always favorited L’Oreal mascaras.. and I still do.. and the mascara I’m about to review is competing with L’Oreal.. in terms of volume.. intesnsity & length!
“They’re Real” mascara by Benefit has been in the market for approx 5 months now…
The packaging is a shiny mirrorish tube…. but what is interesting is the BRUSH!!
The brush is specially designed! Unlike any other brushes I have seen. It’s plastic & rubbery – cactus looking. It is very spiky with more spikes towards the end of the brush.
It can be a bit rough on the eye (because of the spikes)- so be gentle with it cuz it is very rubbery. So be careful to not poke your eye with it!
The special brush must be used horizontally to grab the lashes from the roots .. then you turn it Vertically to use the spiky ends to define the curls and properly curl them.
The formula: it feels soft yet it is somewhat thick. What I love about it is the color intensity: JET BLACK!
I would say don’t apply more than 2 coats- then it would look to clumpy/chunky.
This mascara provides you with everything a girl needs when it comes to lashes: It really curls them, it lengthens them instantly and is purely black!
MY VERDICT: this mascara lives up to its name… IT GIVES U A FALSE LASHES EFFECT– making ppl ask you “are you wearing false lashes” and you would say- ” NO!! THEY’RE REAL!”
I just brought this product- “THAT GAL” from Benefit ! Basically, it’s a brightening face primer- removes that dull complexion that some of us have.
I’m a huge fan of the Benefit packaging & Names! They are soo cool & grab my attention.
It’s a silky pink primer. The packaging looks like a glue stick.
You have to turn it to make the product seep from the top!
Apply all over your face & blend it in an upwards motion like a moisturizer for a brighter smoother skin. I usually apply it after moisturizing my face. Then I would apply makeup. You can also use it on it’s own!
What this formula contains is light reflecting pigments that will instantly brighten up the areas. It also contains raspberry + chamomile to soothe the skin.
Some people might not feel the effect- and I will be honest with you- the effect is a natural brightness- NOT INSTANT SUNNY BRIGHT.
I love the smell! I have always done my makeup without a brightening primer, but when I applied it today- I have received a few compliments on how different and fresh it looks! Even though it’s part of the hidden base, it still makes a difference under your foundation! A Beautiful radiance from within!
For the holidays, benefit is releasing amazing cute sets (limited edition). Many of the items are travel size, so they come in handy for your purse/travel etc.
Here is the collection:
The Big 10
It’s a travel size set includes 10 products: Dandelion (soft pink), Erase Paste in No. 2 Medium, Benetint (rose), High Beam (luminous pink), Posietint (poppy pink), Ooh La Lift, Stay Don’t Stray That Gal, The Porefessional, Bella Bamba (watermelon pink)
I’m Glam… Therefore I Am
A little set including the essentials for the holidays: Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink), Eyeshadow Palette in Pink Fancy (pale pink), Icy Lilac (silvery light mauve), Posh Amethyst (soft plum), Precious Pewter (steel gray), Double-Ended Sponge Applicator, Glamming Face Powder with Brush (soft rose/ peachy pink sheen), A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black, Lip Gloss in Life On The A List (bubble gum pink)
Featuring Benefit’s top selling products: Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink, A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black, Ultra Shines in Foxy Lady (diamond rose), Bella Bamba (watermelon pink)
Ticket to Glossytown
A set containing 6 glosses: So Frisk Me (gilded berry), Nudie-Tude (goldspun twist), Spiked Punch (vibrant coral), Kiss You (clear fuchsia), Life On The A List (bubble gum pink), Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
Crescent Row set
With a packaging like tiny martini shaker bottles, a set of 4 scents: Laugh with Me Lee Lee, My Place or yours Gina, Garden of Good and Eva, Ring My Bella.
3 Face Powders in Coralista, Hoola, and Bella Bamba.
Brighter & Badder
It includes Eye bright, a Nap in a stick to give you a wide awake look, & a BAD gal lash mascara.
Will be available in October (USA), Internationally (only god knows)
Images from Temptalia