Rated 5 out of 5 by BlackInSussex Surprisingly good on oily skin
First I must declare that I am a foundation junkie. I will try every new foundation out there without hesitation, assuming the brand does colours for darker skin tones.
I bought the Hello Flawless in Hazlenut very much expecting to return it. I have very oily skin, even though I am in my late 40s. The foundation does not claim to give a matte finish which is my preferred finish. But because tge presentation claimed it was long wearing which matte foundations are, I was tempted to purchase it. For colour reference I am a Mac NW45/47 depending on season.
Because I have oily skin, I have to use a primer. So I purchased the Benefit Matt Rescue primer. I apply the primer after my moisturiser and leave for a couple of minutes. Then dampen my beauty blender and put one pump on the blender and dab all over my face, under chin and upper neck.
The finish is a perfect match for my summer colouring. It has a slight luminous glow. I normally stay well away from foundations that claim luminous or dewy finish. They normally look like a melted separated hot mess after a few hours.
This foundation gave a natural semi matte finish which lasted for 3 hours before I needed to blot all over my face. That may not sound great, but most foundations I have to blot after an hour no matter if they claim matte or oil free. The coverage is light to medium. It us buildable but one pump is ok for medium coverage.
In a 10 hour work day, I blotted 4 times. After the blot, it looks fresh. It does not separate or melt and stays on the face all day despite very hot temperatures.
I wore this foundation during my 2 week holiday where the temperatures hit 35 degrees centigrade. The foundation lasted all day and did not oxidise. I could still wear it when my skin got more sun kissed.
Great summer foundation, I'd say it us suitable for normal to oily skin types but if you have oily skin, you need to wear a good primer like Becca Ever matte or Benefit pirefessiobal matte rescue.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by joshabba Liquid Foundation Convert
I'm a light medium shade so chose In the Money Honey (worried...isn't. honey usually dark??!!#, its a perfect shade!!
Doesn't state it is full coverage but this suits my desire for a light, natural finish #but better coverage than a tinted moisturiser/BB etc), with the benefit of skin benefits and both SPF and PA ++ protection!
I apply with beauty blender for better coverage and finish/set with a light cover of BM & its last all day;
Although tried, never used liquid foundation as don't like feel on my skin but powder now becoming unflattering on my 36 year old skin, therefore, BENEFIT...you've converted me!! Thanks!!
May 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by estelle14 Very thin
I love benefit make up. But the foundation is very very thin. So much so that it could not give any coverage. I ended up applying lots of 'boing' on top and then sweeping over 'bare minerals'. This sounds as if I wear lots of make up but I dont. I just wanted a natural cover with no gaps.
February 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lozza 50/50
Over-all, I do like this foundation, but I think that its not one you can build as it tends to look a bit orange-y if you put too much on, it also collects in the eyebrows and hairline if you are a bit heavy handed. It does however give a fresh dewy appearance, it looks nice when set with Mineral Veil. I'm going to keep this as my summer-time foundation.
I recommend this for a younger skin as its not really a full coverage foundation.
March 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SheMag A fatal flaw
Much to love. This foundation goes on easily and once it's on it stays, so much so that you have to wash your hands really well to get it off. It's almost waterproof. However, it doesn't adhere to my oily little nose, either with or without primer. Lovely coverage with a red naked nose in the middle isn't a good look, so unless the Mally invisible mattifier I sent for today improves matters, this will be going back.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaLaHobbit Very pleased
Bought the champagne and have now found a new favourite foundation. Love it and love Benefit cosmetics!
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by magee1990 needs 100 stars
This is the foundation, no matter how many I try, I always come back to.
It has everything you need in one. Dewy but not greasy, great coverage, excellent shades, really blendable and buildable, and got to love the packaging. Works especially well with Pore-fessional. I just love it and I am sure many of you all will who want a natural lightweight glowing complexion WITH coverage!!!.
November 05, 2013