Monday, 16 July 2012

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup


Hellooo!

As you may have seen in my Haul this time last week, I recently bought Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation. I'd heard mixed reviews so was unsure about forking out £24.50 for it, but I'm glad I did! I have been using it all week and thought I'd share my thoughts with you all :)




First off I love the Packaging! It comes in this rather cute little box and inside is this plastic 30ml bottle which has the name of the foundation written on the front. I usually prefer glass bottles as I think they look more expensive and sleek but this product has turned me, I like the matte effect and the print on the top of the lid is a nice touch!


When you open the box, there's a little sample of Benefit's Pore-fessional primer which the Makeup artist in the shop suggested I try to complement the foundation. She told me it makes it stay put for 24 hours, however I am yet to use this sample, I thought I'd save it for when I need my makeup to last a long time, perhaps on Saturday night! ;)

More on the staying power to come...

Product details and claims:
  • It costs £24.50 for a 30ml bottle
  • It comes in 9 shades which cover a broad range
  • SPF 25 
  • Oil free
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Hydrating complex gives plumping effect
  • Contains vitamins C&E known to prevent signs of ageing. 
My Thoughts:

Good:

  •  It lives up to its name... It makes my skin look flawless!
  •  It is very light and almost watery and this makes it so easy to blend in and means that you don't need to apply as much product.
  •  When I put it on, it honestly felt like I'm not wearing anything at all! It's so light and just feels really fresh and nice on my skin.
  •  It gives a really nice dewy look which I really like.
  • I love that it's SPF 25, it will be perfect to wear over summer (if we ever get any sun!) and avoid a red face!
  • I also like the fact that you can pump a small amount of the product out instead of being left with too much and wasting the product.
Bad:

  • The only problem I have with the foundation is its staying power! I wore it one day last week with just setting powder over the top, went to work, looked in the mirror on my break and it had all gone wrong! It had made my blusher go all patchy and there was hardly any coverage left! 
However, I have rectified this situation! I use my Benefit That Gal primer underneath and I also use ELF's Mist and Set over the top and this helps a lot! It keeps it on all day and no more patchy blusher... thank goodness!

Hope you like this post and found the review helpful!

What do you think of Benefit's debut liquid foundation?
Has anyone found any good primers that help it stay put a bit longer?

Thanks for reading!

Georgia


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