So my keenness to do a Quick Review of Hello Flawless by Benefit led me to believe that I had already reviewed it. I haven't and the more I use it or even when I just see it with all my other foundations the more I think I'm going to have to add it to the automatic re-buy list.
I have mentioned that I have very mixed feelings about Benefit. I'm sure it's something to do with their packaging, now I'm over 30 maybe it feels a bit young for me, but some of their products are amazing and they have had some (sadlynolongerwithus) gems in the past: Talk to the Tan and the old Erase Paste (not the new, yuk). I think maybe I subconsciously feel like nothing that great can come in such youthful packaging. I know I'm wrong but that's what I think must be my problem with Benefit.
Anyway, anyway, anyway every time I wear this foundation everyone comments on how great my skin looks. My skin is good, as in it's smooth, but I do have redness and discolouration in parts and so although I don't need a full-on coverage I do need buildable coverage for my red patches. I also really like having a foundation with SPF25 in it, unlike the usual 15 which often just isn't enough and therefore I'd rather add an SPF under my foundation. It also has PA+++ the highest UVA protection you can get (SPF protects against UVB).
It has a lovely natural finish, a bit of glow but not too much and it's oil-free so those who need something oil-free but don't want to be completely matte this is great (I don't have oily skin and I haven't tried it on someone who has).
So what don't I like? The range of colours is sadly lacking with only 9 available, I'm hoping this will improve. As with a lot of Benefit products I find the price a bit high though I grudgingly admit that it's worth it. And that's it, everything else is lovely and I really can't think of another foundation I would replace it with for every day use.
What You Need to Know - Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Make-up