BeneFit Cosmetics • Hello Flawless! • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation/powder! When i wear it people notice! You can use it light applied with a brush, for more coverage I use it with a sponge applicator. I am 32 and it makes me look Flawless! Doesn't crease into my fine lines. Also I am very oily acne prone skin, around the T-zone and it has not broke me out!!!! Absolutely love this product. My sister and other friends now own it and love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bought this product on a whim between flights, because I was already using Dr. Feelgood and loved that. What I like about this (I'm using Honey now, but will switch to Petal for Winter) is that it is very natural and others hardly notice that you are wearing makeup. I never use it as a foundation, but apply it with my own powder brush so it leaves a light finish over my face. I don't like the brush that comes with the packaging, but I love Hello Flawless. Will definitely buy again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
When I fist got this product I wasn't sure about it but now I've nearly finished it, I've decided I like it. Its good for a REALLY light coverage as a "foundation" - i wouldn't call it a foundation. If i'm just nipping out to walk the dog or something I will dust some of this on my face with my kabuki brush and it works ok.
I usually use it as a powder for after i've finished all my makeup. I dust it on my face lightly and then if I have any spots I use this with the sponge to conceal them and this really does work great for me. A lot of the time when I have quite a horrible bad spot, no amount of my normal concealer covers it up but when I use this over the top it covers it great. It doesn't stay on all day, I usually re-apply but since i've discovered this im thrilled with it and would defo re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't like using foundation. Seems that the color always fails me. I never finish one bottle of foundation because I only use it on very special occasions thus have to throw away when it has due the expiration date. So when I have to attend a party that needs me to look flawless, I choose this one. I don't know exactly what this is. It's a pressed powder but the composition is a bit loose, so be careful when you open the packaging. Just swipe it lightly on particular area if you want some coverage and use a sponge to apply on all over face for a perfect flawless complexion. I use it before my 2 hour flight, and still after a dinner on humid night my friend said that my face looked radiant. The packaging is awful though, expect lots of spillover.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really wanted this to work for me, but after going through two compacts I am looking for something else. It is a pretty good product - not perfect. It provides good coverage but can look cakey at times. The reason I am giving up on it is because it is too expensive to only last 6 -8 weeks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wish this product worked for me, I really love how it's so silky and lives up to its name. Unfortunately it broke me out.. I wore it for about 2-3 weeks a couple months back and it broke me out but I didn't know it was this product because I was trying other skin care products as well(bad move.) I kept this in my draw and brought this baby out last week, but again this broke me out. If it didn't I'd wear it all the time! the only weird thing about this is the smell.. when I swirl my brush around on the powder, it gets everywhere and doesn't have a pleasant smell ..I don't know there's something weird about it and usually I don't care for that kind of stuff. Just a little side note I thought to share.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Well, I am a Benefit lover but wanted to wait a week or so before writing my review of this. I must admit that despite the high price of $34 I will repurchase this. Sometimes Ulta has a 20% off coupon that does not exclude prestige brands and that is a big help. Anyway, this powder foundation looks more natural than any I've tried and up until now I thought Palladio Wet/Dry was the best (it is still very good). Champagne is my perfect color match and slightly better than Palladio's Laurel Nude. The packaging is cute, sturdy, and clean, with a separate compartment for the sponge/brush. I rarely apply with a brush (when I do I use my Ecotools powder brush) because imo it wastes too much product and will never look as even and perfect as it does with the sponge. $34 is too much to spend to use it up so quickly and the product is not heavy when applied with a sponge. Even so, not 2 weeks in I am starting to see the pan in the middle, and that is my biggest gripe. You should get more product for your money than you do. But it really is a fast, easy, neat way to apply a base and it does make your skin look 'flawless' and not at all cakey or powdery. Plus it has spf15 which Palladio does not (that I know of). This lasts very long, even through a lunchtime workout and is easy enough to touch up if you need to. It does not make my T-zone oily and the coverage lasts. So all in all, this is a winnder despite the high cost.
edited to add this tip: dust a little over your chest area if you are wearing something low cut. It really makes a difference in the overall flawlessnes of your look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Wow, I've been using mineral foundations for the last few years, thinking that it's the only type of foundation I could use. I refuse to use liquids and I recently tried a cream and hated it also. Granted, this isn't terribly far from a mineral foundation (they're both powders). I got mine in Me Vain? Champagne. So I tried this yesterday, fully expecting for it to be a flop, not only because it's not mineral and because I've had bad luck with BeneFit. I initially tried applying it with a brush (like a mineral foundation) but that didn't give the coverage I wanted and it looked streaky. So I tried the sponge, and wow, LOVE! Great coverage, great color, and great finish - not too matte, not too shiny. This doesn't settle into lines and lasts moderately well. Love the SPF15. Ok, so this is going to send me on a quest to find other powder foundations and try em.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I like this foundation, my skin can get really oily so it's a bit tricky finding one that doesn't make me look like an oil slick - but this did keep me matte for the best part of a school day without any touch ups! I usually use my concealer first, and then use it with a brush, but if my skins looking really bad I apply it with a damp sponge and it gives great full coverage! I love how the foundation doesn't oxidize either and it's not orange or patchy by the end of the day. The only quams I have with this is that it's so expensive for what you get. I payed around £22 for it, and I think I've had it for about 2 months and it's already nearly gone. It's nothing extraordinary either, so I'm sure you could probably find something just as good for maybe a little cheaper... and that lasts longer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this product in the color, champagne a while ago when I was in the states as it seemed like a somewhat new product by BeneFit. From all my past experiences, I thought BeneFit had rather cute and funky packaging whilst their products were all pretty good as well. So I picked this up. Not the cheapest product but it works really well for me. It definetly has coverage but of course, it's best if you still use a concealer underneath, in addition to the powder ontop. Keep in mind that this IS advertised as a foundation that works and covers much like a concealer. Therefore, it is a bit heavier than most of your powdered foundations. If you use the sponge that it comes with, it gives you a somewhat caked-on look but if you use the brush, it's supposed to be more subtle. However, I find that with the brush technique, it doesn't cover enough of what I want so I'm generally using the sponge to apply this stuff. The product lasts a long time for me and I think it's possibly the best foundation I've used up to date. Only thing that threw me off about this product and made me give 4 lippies is only primarily the price for a brand such as this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ok one lippie on hello flawless. i love the packaging, i love the sponge and soft brush. But the product its self? I have combonation skin thats very fair and has a pinky undertone. this foundation broke me out, i have neverreally had spots, the odd pimple or so but after just a week of using this i have had a complete breakout and even though its been 6 motnhs after ive stopped wearing it , i am still having trouble with spots. It looked very cakey and unnatural, felt heavy on my skin, emphasised dry patches and sat on oily patches. it wasnt long lasting and was £25, thats pretty pricey for something that made my skin look worse. I will most definitely never buy this again, i havent even used half of it and dont plan on. Im looking for my HQ foundation :( can someone please help?>> email@example.com
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
For reference, I'm a MAC NC25-30, light to medium golden Asian skin; in more humid weather I am furiously oily, but my skin is always pretty clear, except for a bit of redness around the nose and chin, and the very occasional pimple.
I'd had no idea this was a mineral powder, and certainly didn't know how my combo/oily skin would react to it. I'd just passed by it when it was newly introduced to Shoppers Drug Mart, and although only three colors were available, I still felt curiously attracted to it. At first, I was going to walk out with Champagne, which was the lightest color of the three and seemingly the most yellow toned, but I ended up deciding on Honey, the middle shade. Thank goodness I did. The color is lighter on the skin than in pan, and matches my face exactly. So that's my experience with color. Here's my take on the wear:
Incredible. I apply a tinted moisturizer (Smashbox Sheer Focus), let it sit for a minute, and then dust this on with a large powder brush - NOT a kabuki. The product can be quite heavy, and picking it up with a kabuki causes product overload, so I use the fluffy brush. I do, however, take the kabuki (I use MAC's) and buff the powder into my face, and I find this lends a velvety, airbrushed effect that just looks natural and luminous.
This wears so well throughout the day I can hardly believe it. It doesn't oxidize, it doesn't melt off, it doesn't get picked up by my blotting papers. And it doesn't look cakey in the least. I am so in love with this powder, even if it costs $50 CDN after taxes. I've said this before, but what price beautiful looking skin?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
My favorite pressed powder! I use the shade Honey. Honestly the first makeup that doesn't look like frosting or some weird color on my face! It stays on well but does tend to get a little oily- Or maybe thats just me xD
Lasts for about two months using daily.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This powder looks gorgeous on. It feels so soft and smooth on your face and looks really natural if you get a good color match. Petal was the right depth of color for me, but Champagne had the right undertone. I was scared Petal would make me look super unnatural in daylight because it's really yellow and I'm peachy, so I picked up Champagne. It was a decent match, at least I was happy with it.
I had 2 major problems with this. The first being I'm oily, and this caked and separated all over my t-zone after about 2 hours. It also started to get really really shiny looking, beyond normal oiliness. Secondly, I'm relatively certain it clogged my pores. I'm prone to getting clogged up, but that was another disappointment.
Oh, and It's really expensive. You only get about a quarter ounce for $34.00. That's more expensive than Chanel and YSL.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have this in Champagne, and it blends so well into my light-medium skin. After a swatch test at the BeneFit makeup counter, I bought this, despite getting no clear-cut answer from the counter ladies about whether or not this powder is non-comedogenic.
I'm a huge fan of mineral makeup - I wear nothing else as base, but I wanted something a little more 'flawless', a little more coverage, and something different than my usual mineral dusting for special night outs etc. This powder certainly provides more coverage for a powder, and is so finely milled it's so silky and far from chalky. I applied sparingly to areas with a small brush, and immediately found it was most useful, and gentle enough, as a concealer around and under the eyes. When I use this, people think I'm not wearing any makeup its that natural looking! However, it seems a few blemishes start appearing when I use this more than infrequently, so I have this stored away for the odd one-off. I'm guessing its not non-comedogenic, which is a great shame. Hence, I won't be buying again.
* UPDATE* Since I wrote the above review, I used this as a foundation consistently, albeit sparingly, for a few months and have come to the conclusion that it does not contribute to my occassional breakouts. I have placed this as a permanent stay in my elite-ist makeup bag, and am currently pleased to flaunt a naturally luminous and matte complexion that itsn't caked in makeup :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Im very surprised I havent put up a review for this yet, but this stuff is HG quality. Although, not personally my HG.
1. The packaging. Very tacky/cheesy (lack of a better word), not in a negative way, but the way BeneFit designs their products. It has 2 compartments, 1 with the powder and the other containing a sponge and brush applicator. BeneFit products are OH SO BULKY and bothers the hell outta me but the actually product is awesome.
2. The product. I bought this in the Spring when it JUST launched, and I purposely bought it a shade darker because we tan in the summer. Im very oily and it soaks it up for about 6 hours and then I start looking dewy. Two hours later, I'm a greaseball but thats life. Its September, I've hit pan and have a hole the size of a nickel. Before this, I was using mineral makeup by Everyday Minerals - and it was a good transition because I was really hating loose powder.
3. I would buy another one. I love that it has SPF15. I love how you can use it on spots rather than applying on the whole face. Lovely concept. Lovely texture. Havent broken out since.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have tried just about every mineral and/or powder foundation on the market. I have extremely oily skin, so liquid make-ups just don't last and don't look natural once I've worn them for an hour or so. They tend to break me out as well, even at my age (40). I loved the concept of Bare Minerals, and I felt that I had much fewer breakouts when using it. But the glow was a real turn-off. That's the last thing I need with my skin. So I went on a quest for a comparable product without the glow, only be sorely disappointed time and time again.
BeneFit products seem to be either extremely good or extremely bad, so I approached this with a healthy dose of skepticism, despite the number of positive reviews.
But....WOW. I applied too much the first time and the color was wrong (the SA persuaded me to try Petal when I knew I should have gone with Champagne) but it still looked amazingly good. The second time, I used the kabuki instead of the sponge, and the results were nothing short of amazing. It gives good coverage that is natural looking but buildable, which makes it a very versatile product. You can adjust the level of coverage as needed. Also, if you use a taklon brush, you can spot conceal very effectively. My pores were not exactly minimized, but they weren't emphasized. With my skin, that's a pretty amazing feat.
The real suprise though, was in the way it wore throughout the day. I was outdoors all day, in very warm temperatures, but it stayed matte, stayed fresh, and stayed put. I had to blot, but I didn't have to powder, which is unheard of. I was truly, truly impressed and that just doesn't happen often.
It's expensive; probably the most expensive I've ever bought (I try to stay under $25 ) and there's not a lot of product. But because you use so little, I think it will last quite a long time.
Don't let the BeneFit name scare you. I know a lot of people view BeneFit as gimmicky and overrated, but this product is a winner.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
So lets cut right to the chase. If you are looking for a product that is buildable, offers lots of coverage and lasts longer than noon, this is your deal. Personally I think it is a great product, provided that your skin can handle it.
I gave this product 4 lippies instead of 5 because of my personal reaction to this product. I got my makeup done with this at my local department store, and was really happy with it... until about 3 hours into wearing it, my face began getting uncomfortable and even itchy. I have acne prone, and sensitive combination skin that gets oily really fast if I do not use the right products. So while this did control the shine and redness my skin just wasn't feeling right. Other negatives where that by the end of the day it did look a bit cakey in my t-zone.
However, an overwhelming positive point of this makeup is that it flatters a wide range of skin tones. My skin is VERY hard to find a match for, and I found my fit easily. The sales woman, who had very different undertones was wearing the same color as me (beige) and still looked incredibly natural. Another positive thing is that it comes with a sponge and a brush so you can decide how much coverage you want and easily build it.
Overall I would suggest people with sensitive skin or acne prone skin get a test of how it feels on your skin all day before purchasing it. But on the whole it is a great product that looks natural and stays on all day, I truly wish I could use regularly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i absolutely loved this product. when you apply it with a brush it gives you this really nice natural even tone and when you use it with a sponge it gives you really good coverage for those mid month breakouts or under your eyes. i will definately but this again. it goes on really smooth on your skin. its unbelieveable. if you use the erase paste as a concealer you get an even better look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Awesome product! When using the sponge, I find the coverage of Hello Flawless comparable to my standby powder foundation, MAC studio fix, but I actually like it better because it doesn't seem to get as oily throughout the day as studio fix does. Unfortunately this is more expensive and you get less product than studio fix, so I would say that along with the lack of color selection puts the two on a level playing field - both are awesome, but I can't say one is better than the other.
EDIT: After using this for a few weeks I have realized that not only does this keep me less oily, but it also doesn't oxidize and cake up after a few hours like studio fix does. I have also been getting fantastic results applying it with benefit's angled brush (I think it's intended to be a blush brush) instead of the sponge. It looks so natural and covers all my imperfections! Most of Benefit's products are all hype and end up disappointing, but this foundation is one of their wins.