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on 5/15/2009 6:39:00 AM
More reviews by MellyHelly
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I bought this powder a few days ago and I have mixed feelings about it... I bought it in Shell and the colour matches nicely. It wears easily and smoothly with both brush and sponge, it covers nicely, it's great in the morning when I need to rush out! But... is this meant to be long-lasting? If I wear it with light moisturising it shows dry lines on the side of my face when I go into sunlight. I put more moisture cream before putting it on and it doesn't last long. It becomes shiny after only few hours. It covers in a perfect way for first 2 hours than it morphs to a slick pore-showing layer. It becomes paler and I wear it with Beneift which also looks perfect for first 2 hours.After 2 hours my face looks like I got a fever (well, worse) or like a baroque dame with extra-pale skin colour and red-pink stained cheeks. Hello Flawless contains Oxybenzone! I got some breakouts I didn't have before close to hair lines (?!?). It also has a very weird smell! It smells fresh in the beginning and I'm sure it's not gone bad, but after a while on skin it has a strange oily smell. It smells like sunflowers oil and it makes me gag. Too bad! Once I matched a perfect shade and silky texture... These products are sooo expensive, but I don't think they beat Dior, Chanel, Lancome and the alikes. I will go on for a while and see what I can do with these products. There is no return for wrong cosmetics in Italy!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/13/2009 4:49:00 PM
More reviews by hammevo
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Awesome powder from Benefit. My shade is the honey one. It controlled oil very well but it doesn't look cakey and piled on. Looked very natural and pretty. Most of benefits products are too novelty for me sometime but this one is a winner.
on 5/9/2009 1:21:00 PM
More reviews by MalibuMands
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse
My skin tone is nc15 and I use Ďshellí.I have tried many forms of powder foundations, from drugstore to higher end & while I really liked most of them, the colour match, coverage & lasting power of BeneFitís HELLO FLAWLESS outdoes them all. In fact Iíve now thrown everything out, and I rarely reach for liquid or mousse foundation any more either.The (pressed) powder seems to melt seamlessly into your skin & the coverage is very even. Itís easy to blend & build up for a light/medium natural looking natural coverage, the finished look seems to have a slight glow to it. Like I mentioned above; the colour match is great. HELLO FLAWLESS feels so lightweight; I forget Iím wearing any make up.I do have very dry and sensitive skin, but Iíve not experienced any dry patches or caking, Iíve also not experienced that tightness and itchy feeling, which a lot of other products have given me.The compact itself is perfect for my handbag. The tray the powder id housed in lifts up to reveal a brush and sponge. The brush is great for a lighter dusting of powder, while the sponge is great for the occasional spot. The only thing about HELLO FLAWLESS that hasnít impressed me is the £24.50 price tag. For me the results will justify the price. But, yeah, ouch.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/3/2009 9:14:00 PM
More reviews by rufus75
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have been using Chanel foundations exclusively for about three years now but when I ran out of foundation I decided I wanted to try something new. I tried Estee Lauder, and Makeup Forever but they just didn't look quite right on my Indian Skin. I was at the Lancome Counter waiting on a SA when the BeneFit SA asked if I wanted to see anything from their line. I had never used BeneFit before but Hazelnut in this foundation was a great match. It made my skin look flawless. I had left my boyfriend in the morning to do errands and met back up with him shortly after I had bought this makeup. WHen he saw me in the parking lot despite the rain that was pouring done he said "WOW your look so beautiful" and that my friends was worth the $30 + dollars! I have only tried applying with a sponge and the application was amazing. Will update when I try the brush
on 4/30/2009 5:42:00 PM
More reviews by LUVrascal
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I have to confess that tthe only reason I bought this is because of the reviews. I didn't actually need a new foundation. But the grass is always greener...I've been using Laura Mercier TM for a long time because I hate chalky, cakey, thick, matte, powdery looking foundations. And powder foundations never look entirely sheer to me. I used to be strictly a powder foundation type of girl too until I discovered TM's. But applying TM is an uncomfortable hassle in California heat once summertime rolls around. I often go without any sort of face makeup but need it for work to look put together."Me, Vain?" Champagne is a perfect match for my fair, cool toned skin. I don't like heavy coverage so I opted to try the little brush that was included. If worst came to worst I could fall back on my trusty foundation brush. But surprise surprise the little brush got the job done. I had read how using a brush to apply can cause the power bits to fly everywhere and get "dusty" so I was careful to sweep the brush in one motion across the powder and with only one side of the brush. Barely any powder dust that way--Victory!The brush gives me the exact amount of sheer, natural looking coverage. Makes me feel like my skin is actually showing but still covers enough. I agree with everyone who said this is so light and silky. It doesn't break me out or irritate at all (and my skin freaks out with so many things).I don't reapply throughout the day at all so I don't mind the slightly clunky packaging, I think it's pretty cute. This lasts all day without wearing off (fyi, I have combo skin). I'll rebuy in a heartbeat!UPDATE: Ultimately this ended up breaking me out after about two weeks of use. I love everything about it, so it's such a shame! I'm going to have to find something else to replace it.
on 4/26/2009 6:53:00 PM
More reviews by mztina
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This has amazing oil control! I went to a concert and never had to retouch for 12 hours. :) It gives me a nice matte finish without highlighting my pores or my fine lines. The powder matches my Asian skin really well too, I have the "Champagne" one. The powder is also finely milled, so it can get messy. I also love how buildable the product is, since you can use a brush for a sheer coverage or the sponge for heavier coverage. However that's where all the pros end for me.cons: The price is EXPENSIVE, I'm actually surprised I caved in and bought it. Also the packaging sucks! It is waaay too bulky to carry around. Thank goodness I don't have to retouch often.There is VERY LITTLE product too. The bulkyness of the packaging fools one to thinking that there's a lot. Also if you use a brush, it's pretty wasteful since the powder is soo soft. But I find that using a foundation brush instead of a powder brush gives the same coverage without all the fallout.I would definitely repurchase if my college budget would allow it.
on 4/25/2009 9:09:00 AM
More reviews by dascha
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
After returning my Diorskin compact because it made my skin feel greasy/weird at the end of the day, I decided to try this. I got it in the Petal, which looked suitably yellow, although a bit dark for me. I was skeptical about this, but when I buffed it on, the color blended damned near seamlessly into my skin. I had some reddish, peely spots on one cheek and this covered them very well. I wore this makeup to my anniversary dinner and in the bathroom my face did, indeed, look "flawless." The real test, for me, will be how it wears during a full day at work, but so far, so good!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/24/2009 7:13:00 PM
More reviews by boogiedisease
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I didn't think I'd like this (generally, I've found most BeneFit products to be... crap). However, I must say, I'm liking this a LOT more than my HG powder foundation by Dior.It applies in a snap (I like using the enclosed sponge, as the brush does nothing for me). It applies smoothly, and conceals any redness or blemishes, without looking cakey.This powder foundation still looks great, several hours after application. This is what impresses me. Since I've started using sunscreen religiously (I admit, I didn't in the past), my makeup always ends up looking cakey and separated on my face. I don't get that with this! It also feels like I'm wearing nothing on my face, which I LOVE!I use Honey and it's a perfect match. I've only been using it for a couple of days, but my skin lets me know IMMEDIATELY if something doesn't agree with it. No issues (breakouts, clogs, irritation) thus far.Best of all, it's a bit cheaper than my Diorskin powder, so I'll be saving a bit of money! It also seems like I need less of this than the Dior.Will buy again!
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 4/23/2009 12:24:00 PM
More reviews by meghan1988
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I just bought this product recently and basically I can't rave about it enough, my skin is so oily and i used to have acne so i need special moisturizers and it takes me so long to even find a foundation that keeps my skin matte (I have been using Clinique Superfit foundation which is also good)! The saleswoman, who was so sweet, put it on half of my face to show me what the prodcut did and OH MY GOSH i was amazed at how flawless my skin was i instantly loved it! It is so much easier than putting foundation on then powder, which isn't a hassle until you use this product and realize how quickly you could get ready in the mornings!! I have only had it for a week and I am constantly getting compliments on my skin and how flawless it is and the best thing is it lasts, even when your body temperature goes up the product stays matte on my face... last words i love this product!
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 4/23/2009 4:05:00 AM
More reviews by paletangirl
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
This product is a little weird, but I am leaning more toward really liking it...especially in the performance department. I long ago stopped using the "enclosed" sponges and applicators in products, so the first time I used this product I applied it with a kabuki brush, like I would use for other powder foundations. NOT good. Too cakey/powdery looking and it didn't even improve with a spritz (I normally set studio fix with a couple spritzes). It also oddly collected around dry spots on my skin. The next time I used the enclosed the sponge for a full face application (I am currently in the middle of a particularly bad run of my "adult onset female acne" so I lean toward wanting more coverage). To my surprise, this application method was really smooth, and seemed to blend in almost entirely. I would say the coverage of this product is moderate to full... as others have said pretty similar to studiofix. Once over the entire face totally evened out most of my skin woes in a reasonably believable way, good finish. If you have any serious pigmentation issues from active or very recent blemishes, you may find you need to dot on a little spot concealer... I didn't find layering this product to cover these spots particularly great. But for less terrible skin than mine, an once over would be sufficient. I can understand some reviewers comments about dryness of the product. Its sort of a specific comparison, but its texture/dryness reminds me of the Smashbox pressed powder (that were discontinued about a year ago). After wearing this for a few days in a row for 12 hour shifts, I found it held up pretty great. I did find that I wanted to blot this product about 6 hours into the day, but only that once and did not require touching up. Pretty impressive oil control and staying power. I typically look like a blotchy melted acne mess by the end of my shift (grr) but this was much much better. As for color, I got this in "petal". I ordered it online (no stores close) so was apprehensive as petal sounds pink, but the color selector on the Benefit website was pretty helpful, and the color representation was pretty accurate as well. Petal is a yellow to neutral light shade. I would normally wear N4 studiofix (maybe NC25 depth). Sometimes without any blush/bronzer or eyemakeup on this end up looking flat/too pale, but really I think it matches near perfectly which is damn near impossible for me most of the time. Now all that remains is to see if my skin freaks out more than normal from this product, I will update if these seems to be a problem. I noticed no one has listed ingredients, and I couldn't get a list anywhere online, so here it is for those of you who are curious. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: octinoxate 5.94%, titanium dioxide 1.70%, oxybenzone 2%. OTHERS: triethoxycaprylylsilane, silica, nylon-12, phenyl trimethicone, polyethylene, talc, lauroyl lysine, phenoxyethanol, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, aluminum dimyrisate, bht, disodium stearoyl glutamate, sodium dehydroacetate, methicone, polymethyl methacrylate, isononyl isononanoate, alumina. (+/- bismuth oxychloride, mica, titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides.
19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.
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