Saturday, 31 March 2012

*Lift Off to Complexion Perfection!

The day has finally arrived - Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW is now available!

This is the very first liquid foundation from Benefit Cosmetics (it's hard to believe, isn't it!) and promises flawless coverage resulting in luminous and healthy looking skin. I have more in depth details about the foundation in this post, but here is just a quick reminder. Hello Flawless boasts:
  • A boosting agent aiding cellular respiration for a 'plumping up' effect
  • SPF 25 PA+++ which protects against UVA and UVB
  • Vitamins C and E derivatives to protect against signs of aging
  • A buildable light to medium coverage
  • Oil free formula

You may have seen in this post that I was lucky enough to attend the launch of this new product (and how fabulous it was!) Here, I found my perfect match - 'Believe in me' - so I've been trying it our over the past couple of weeks...

The first step is to moisturise; I use Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream because it is absolutely brilliant! Then, for the best possible results, use a primer. Luckily, if you buy Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW, you will receive a sample of Benefit's The Porefessional - consider it a 'beauty bonus'.

Next it's time for the make-up. I am the type of girl who applies foundation using her fingers, but, thanks to Lisa Potter-Dixon, Benefit's Head Make-up and Trend Artist (and Brow Expert), I have learned the advantages of using a foundation brush; it makes application much quicker, gives a more even coverage and doesn't waste as much of the product. Mine is a QVS brush from Superdrug and cost £4.99 but it does the trick.

The foundation has a very thin consistency compared to other brands, but to be honest I expected this due to the fact Benefit call this a light coverage foundation. The image below shows just how 'runny' it is!

But the advantage to this is that it makes the product very easy to match to your skintone and to build up to your desired level of coverage. Personally, I like make-up that is light and 'airy' so this consistency is perfect for me!

I found that this make-up is very long-lasting too; when I'm at work and sat at my desk, I have a tendency to rest my head on my hands, but by the end of the day I still had foundation in place and didn't look too 'patchy'!

I have been very excited about this product and I have not been let down; over the past couple of years, I have tried several new foundations, but I can honestly see myself sticking to this. Hello Flawless retails at £24.50 and I really do believe it is worth the investment!


  1. That colour looks gorgeous on you! I am looking forward to getting matched this weekend and trying it out for myself :)

    Zoe x

    1. Ah thank you! I'm the palest of the pale shade ha! You will easy find a shade - the foundation is so light and blendable - I hope you like it! x

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