In 2009 Benefit introduced Hello Flawless! and I proceeded to shout Hello Gorgeous! as my skin rejoiced in the fact that I could wear a great powder without looking dry and flaky.
Ever after that faithful day Benefit Hello Flawless! remains an HG powder of choice for me.
Today I thought I’d introduce you to the new shades of Benefit Hello Flawless! and revisit my original review.
Benefit is a fav brand of mine but it’s range of color is lacking for darker skin tones. Benefit heard your pleas and they have introduced new shades of Hello Flawless! to suit medium, olive, and darker skin tones. The range of color is now suitable for most all skin types with nine shades to choose from.
The new shades include What I Crave a toasted beige, I’m Haute for Sure (amber), and Too Fierce to Beg (nutmeg).
Since I already reviewed the powder in a prior post I thought I’d repost it here if you missed it the first time around but first here are the new shades photos (swatches will be uploaded shortly).
And now on to the review….
Benefit has succeeded yet again and has a big winner on it’s hands with it’s brand new Hello Flawless! Powder.
I’ve used quite alot of powders in my day but I don’t think I’ve come across a richly pigmented powder as Benefit Hello Flawless! If you use a powder foundation you’re seriously going to want to give this a try as it truly covers literally EVERYTHING and possibly the kitchen sink too.
The powder is heavily pigmented but manages to remain light and natural on the face which is quite impressive for the Muse. Anything as pigmented as this powder would make me think twice as I’d worry it would appear cakey on my skin but nope, not the case. Flawless is the order of business indeed. The formula is gentle, light, and quite airy. I was a bit worried that my dry skin would look absolutely ridiculous with this on but no problems at all in that area. The powder applies and blends like a dream and creates flawless coverage without any caking, creasing, or flaking due to dry skin. It managed to control my oily forehead and stayed fresh for about four or five hours before I needed to head in for a touch up. Normally I don’t wear powder as a foundation but I did so today and I must say I was looking heavenly as you’ll notice from my photos below. Even my mate Martin mentioned that I was “glowing”!
Benefit Hello Flawless! has alot going for it in particular the fact that it contains SPF 15. Combining sun protection with a mattifying powder plus one pigmented enough to work as a foundation creates a star of a product. The compact is too cute with a “lit” makeup mirror on the cover and the words “Hello Flawless”. Flip it open to reveal a dual compact which has the powder on top and houses the brush and the sponge, yes indeed two applicators, underneath.
The powder gives the Burger King motto a whirl for it’s money! It’s “Have it your way” foundation powder! w00t! The basic concept of the powder is it works one of two ways by 1. using the brush to sweep on a thin layer of powder to combat oil, set makeup, or freshen your face up or 2. use the sponge applicator for full on flawless coverage and to cover spots, blemishes, or dull skin. The Muse tried it both ways and although brushing on the powder is fab for a quickie touch up I actually prefer application with the sponge as I felt like taking full advantage of such a pigmented powder (in this particular case more was less). There aren’t many ways to describe the results…flawlessness is the best way to put it, hence the name right? It seriously covers really well and creates a perfect canvas for makeup. Heck, I even used a tiny bit under my eyes and it covers up dark circles in a snap! I checked the ingredients and I don’t see any Talc which could account for why it wore so well on my face.
Overall, I’m truly in love with Benefit Hello Flawless! and quite happy to Muse Approve it for purchase. You seriously need to give this one a try as it’s a winner. I’m looking forward to using this as my primary foundation come the Summer and I’m particularly delighted that even though it’s Winter and my skin is quite dry that I’m still able to take full advantage and look beautiful and gorgeous without any flaky grossness. Any certain dullness was quickly erased and I was left looking flawless.
Who might love this:
- Anyone who wants perfect, healthy flawless looking skin!
- Those who use a powder foundation right now but feel like they need something more pigmented.
- Anyone in a hot climate who needs a powder foundation to combat oily skin with the added benefits of SPF.
- Those who want a multitasking powder that they can easily apply in sheer or heavier layers!
- Anyone who wants to walk down the street and hear a greeting from a friend saying “Well, Hello Flawless!”
Loves this one.
Well, that’s it kids!
Have you tried Hello Flawless?
Do share your thoughts!
The old shades are available now from www.benefitcosmetics.com and the new shades will be launching May 2011.