This is as close to a HG foundation as I have come across! I bought the Champagne shade and it matches my fair skin perfectly, I don't really wear much coverage in the day so use the cute little brush for light app after Boi-ing concealer, for heavier coverage and nights out I use the sponge and this blends beautifully. I set with Urban Decay Razor Sharp and good to go! I love this foundation so much! Try it, but get a colour match first x
I wanted to really like this foundation (the sales lady of course said it was the best ever!). I got it in "never settle" petal and it ended up being a little too dark and orangey on my skin. It goes on pretty silky and smooth but after a couple hours my skin was really shiny (although my t-zone is fairly oily in general). It also gets used up really fast. I used it for probably 2 months, and it was over half gone. I thought this was too expensive for a foundation. Maybe someone with normal/dry skin would like it better. One good thing was it didn't seem to cake much on me and I have combo skin.
I have been pleasantly surprised with Benefit products. Hello Flawless is my latest find and I am really happy I did! I use it to set the You Rebel Lite with a kabuki and less really is more. It does not have a powder look to it and seems to just set into my skin. I'm using Champange and it is fine on my super fair skin. I am excited to continue experimenting with more ways to use this product!
This product looked and felt lovely. It had a velvety texture, but only if the right amount was applied.
Less is more deffinately applies to this!
If you apply too much, it looked cakey, and throughout the day (with oily skin) it turns into a slimey thick sort of thing, and 'melts' off.
It is very good and covering up blemishes, and also when applied sparingly with a brush (included brush is fine) it is very nice.
For me it lasted around 5 hours before I needed to add more, but it doesn't really absorb any oil.
I will be using this again if I am too poor for MAC Studio Fix Plus.
This is easily the best pressed powder I've ever used. It has really heavy coverage with the sponge or light when applied with a kabuki, so it's super buildable. It's difficult to find a powder that has THAT much coverage without looking cakey, and I'm in love with this product. I have oily skin, acne prone, and this product is great for touch ups also. The only cons I have about this is the price... $34 is just too much for me to pay when it only lasts about a month. But I'm in love with the coverage! I would definitely recommend buying this if you're willing to shell out the money for it.
After I ran out of my MAC Studio Fix I was in search for a replacement. I tried several different powder foundations but did not find one that I could settle for. I was in search for something that I can use everyday that would give a good coverage, controlled my oily skin, did not oxidize or make me look too fake. This one worked out the best for me compared to other ones that I tried including Chanel, Shiseido, Makeup Forever, Estee Lauder, etc. I do think that this powder does not settle into my skin properly at times but overall I am satisfied.
I have oily skin and with this summer heat I was looking for a matte powder foundation that had full coverage and spf. I apply it with the sponge and just use my finger to cover any blemishes or flaws. I have a medium to tan skintone and use "all the world's my stage". The downside is that it is very expensive and doesn't last that long.
I use this product to set liquid foundation when I wear it. I love how it sets the foundation, but on its own it does not work for me as a foundation. The packaging is cute, but it is very fragile. The little hook on the front that keeps it closed broke off of mine, and I don't even carry it around! It stays in my makeup bag at home. Also, I started to hit pan after only 2 months of occasional use. For $34, this product is not worth a repurchase for me.
- I liked the fact that they included the two different applicators
-Did not control the oil on my skin
-Hard to apply because the fan brush left streaks and the sponge left odd patches
-It caked up after 1/2 an hour
-Some of the powder can fall out because the bottom of the compact has little holes.
-Price was a bit expensive
-The mirror became dirty easily
Bought this on a trip to a much hotter climate and needed something to keep shine and oil to a minimum. I have to say, this is one of the best powders I've used. It's very finely milled and completely natural looking match for my summer tan ( I bought 'All the World's a Stage' beige). It feels light and comes with a 15 spf rating as well so it seemed like my hg. But after maybe a day of using it I started to break out terribly! I've been blessed with good skin so it was really strange to just break out, all over- the reason why this didn't get five lippies. But I don't know if it was the climate change or the powder so I'll just wait and see.
This is overall, a great product so I hope it's not the cause of my skin problems... : /
Update: No, it was definitely the powder doing all that damage. I blame the oxybenzone- Should've checked the ingredients. One lippie.