Thursday, February 6, 2014

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation Review

My review on the Hello Flawless Foundation
Hey guys,

So I was recently at my local Sephora, and I picked up a new foundation. It is the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation.
This foundation is on the pricey side, it was $36. It has 1 fluid ounce.
This foundation claims to be "an oil-free brightening liquid foundation" it also claims to have a light to medium coverage, and it's supposed to be luminous and healthy looking.

I wanted to give this a try as an everyday type of foundation for me. I work in an office for 8 hours a day, so I want something that evens my skin tone without giving me cake face, that's not cute. 

The first thing I'll say about this foundation is that I got the wrong color, which makes me sad. I even had the girl working at Sephora color match me. But its still too dark, so when I wear the foundation I have an orange face and a pale neck, which is also not cute.

My next issue with this foundation is that it made me super oily in my T-zone after about 4 hours of wearing it. And I did set it with a powder when I applied it. That was very disappointing because this claims to be an oil free foundation. 
I have a dry to combination skin type, and when I wear other foundations I get a little bit of oil down the center of my face after about 5-6 hours of  wear. Even then it isn't a lot of oil and I just use a blotting sheet to get rid of the shine.
With this foundation I had to blot my face twice and when I did the foundation seemed to come off my face.
I like to wear foundation that has a medium amount of coverage because I have discoloration and darker acne marks on my face. This foundation was just a bit too light for my liking. Although I didn't add a second layer of the foundation. 
I don't really like to layer on the foundation because that is a sure way to get a cake face, which we have established as not cute.

Another thing I noticed that I didn't like at all about this foundation was that it did not last the entire day. I even used a primer before applying the foundation. I noticed about lunch time I had little to no foundation left on the lower parts of my face. By the night I didn't have much foundation left at all. 

For now I give this foundation a 2 out of 5. I didn't like that it made me oily, I didn't like the color, I didn't like the lack of staying power and I didn't like the amount of coverage that it gave me. 

Also note that this is just my experience with this foundation. I would say if you have dry skin you might like this product, also if you don't have a lot to cover this might be right up your alley. This foundation would work great on people that have good skin.

I will try it again when I get a little darker in the summer months and I'll do another review on the foundation to see if I changed my mind about it or if it still doesn't work for me. 

Let me know if you have tried this foundation out and if you like or dislike it.

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