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Stash Spotlight: Benefit Powders

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The Muse has successfully collected all the Benefit Powders aside from 10. I’ve no idea why I never purchased 10 but it’s def on my to buy before I die list. Aside from 10 I have virtually all the powders even ones that aren’t always so suitable for my skin (Hoola…eep!).

I dunno if it’s the packaging or the awesome quality but I sure do love them!

Jump ahead to view my stash!

For a really long time Benefit Dandelion was my absolute fav of the powders and than along came Benefit Thrrrob which quickly replaced it in my heart and on my favorite list. But without a doubt as of now and possibly always (unless Benefit tops this release) Benefit Coralista is thee most awesome of the Benefit Powder releases.

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With the release of Benefit Coralista I think they opened a brand new door for the powder collection and I sincerely hope and pray they embrace the idea of Coralista and use it to make more great powders. If you haven’t tried Coralista yet the Muse highly suggest grabbing some.

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All in all the Muse sure is mighty proud of her little stockpile of Benefit Powders!

Which Benefit Powders do you own?

Which are your favs?

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Benefit Hello Flawless! Review, Swatches, and Before and After Photos

Benefit has succeeded yet again and has a big winner on it’s hands with it’s brand new Hello Flawless! Powder.

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Fantastically good stuff. Count this Muse impressed!

Jump ahead to hear me rave!

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”!

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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.

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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.

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The beauty mark test! Now you see it, now you don’t!
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Have it your way coverage!
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The following photo is a makeup free Muse. As you can see my face is a bit dull, circles under my eyes, tired looking eyes, a few spots on my face, and my skin just isn’t looking amazing.

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After a dusting of Benefit Hello Flawless! you can begin to see a bit of better looking skin but a bit more is needed.

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After a full application of the powder my skin is absolutely perfect! Spots are gone, dark circles and tired eyes are brighter, the dullness of my skin is left glowing and beautiful!
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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.

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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.
Alot.

The Muse thinks you need it.

Benefit Hello Flawless! isn’t available in store until April but you can get it now at www.benefitcosmetics.com

Give it a day or two and the Muse bets Benefit gives you Free Shipping on it too! Remember kids, Benefit ships Internationally too and is offering Free Shipping for orders over $115 USD so get your friends together and form a spree to grab yourself some Benefit goodies! The Muse knows that many Cozy Cotters do sprees so you might want to check over there. Coupon Code WORLD115 for Free Worldwide Shipping!

Update! Update! Update! Get Free Shipping using code FLAWLESS

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Benefit BADGal Liner Waterproof

Mmmhmm the Muse listens to everything you say. Remember when some of us were complaining that Urban Decay 24/7 Liners just don’t stay put?

Have no fear!

Benefit to the rescue with it’s new Badgal Liner Waterproof……oooOoooOoo! Ahhh! Whoa….could this be the solution to lasting liner all day long?

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This Muse doesn’t many problems in the liner department as she rarely wears eyeliner however she wouldn’t mind at all if she could find a liner that lasts all day without wearing out from her waterline!

Her waterline is one particular place where liner fails to stay. Although Urban Decay 24/7 Liners last pretty much all day the Muse does find a touch up here and there never hurts.

However, Benefit BADGal Eyeliner sounds exactly what she needs!

Promises to keep you rocking through rain or shine and lasts right up until you take it off. Sounds to good to be true? Maybe! Remains to be determined! The Muse must get her hands on some and see how well it holds up to her tests!

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Loves it?

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Beauty Reflections: The Road So Far

The Muse has been busy as a little bee pumping out plenty of wonderful Spring Collection reviews for you!

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She has a slew more to go and they’ll keep coming until Spring actually hits, it’s still cold as all hells around here so Spring seems ages away.

For now let’s reflect on some of what she’s reviewed so far for you!

Possibly one of my favorite items this Spring would be Benefit Coralista! Truly a star for Spring (and Summer for that matter!)

Benefit Coralista Review

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer is brand new and holding it’s own against my other face primers and winning a coveted position in my daily use pile!

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer Review

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick has this Muse’s heart! Amazing formula, pigmented, and did I mention tasty?

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick

The Givenchy Spring Collection is ridiculously awesome as far as this Muse is concerned!

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick Review

Givenchy Sari Glittering Eyeshadow Review

Givenchy Sari Glow Blush Review

The Muse has been erasing all her worries with Tarte The Eraser Concealer!

Tarte The Eraser Concealer Review

Preppin’ and Primin’ comes easy with Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer!

Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer Review

The Muse got her Smurf on with the Too Faced Smurfette Collection!

Too Faced Smurfette Collection Review

Men dressed as dames? It happens. Dame Edna happens to be a male, happens to dress up like a woman, happens to be a dame, and most important, happens to have his…errr her own MAC Collection!

MAC Dame Edna Collection Review

Obsessed much? The Muse is with Clarins Instant Gloss!

Clarins Instant Gloss Review

Valentine’s is way over but Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel is still guest starring in the Muse’s Shower!

Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel Review

Creating a masterpiece was easy especially when the Muse had Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece available!

Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece Review

What have you tested, tried, and purchased from the upcoming Spring Collections so far?

Busy waiting for Summer?

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Benefit Hello Flawless!

The Muse happens to be quite a big fan of Benefit Get Even. Maybe those crazy kids at Benefit wanted to step their game up this Spring so they decided why not take something as good as Get Even and make it even better!

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If Benefit Get Even just wasn’t enough for you how about trying out Benefit Hello Flawless! The Muse thinks it should be renamed to Hello Gorgeous! with it’s ultra slick compact and amazing formula!

Check it!


Benefit Hello Flawless! is the newest custom powder cover-up with SPF 15! Yay everyone run around in circles and rejoice that it contains SPF. I swear I heard the angels sing in Singapore just now as I know all my sweet ‘pore readers are going to be amazingly happy at the release of a powder foundation that contains a healthy dose of SPF. All that hot, humid weather needs a good powder to keep the wicked oily skin at bay plus protect skin with the added “Benefit” (get it benefit? haha) of SPF.

Hello Flawless! has some sort of amazing, super duper incredible texture that allows chicks like us to customize the degree of cover-up they need by using the sponge…and get this…the brush included. That’s right peeps you get not one but two applicators. I’m excited, are you excited? Hey, it’s the little things that make a Muse happy!

Even better yet looking at the promo images it appears that everyone of my readers that has ever ranted at Benefit for lack of shade selections can now be blessedly silent as the shades appear to be suitable for just about everyone. Light, Medium, or Dark it seems that Benefit has you covered, literally.

Although Hello Flawless! won’t be available until April, Benefit is featuring it on their website starting next week with a special “shade finder” tool for matching you up with your perfect Hello Flawless! shade so before you know it the Muse will be waving at you shouting “Hello Gorgeous!” as you pass by with your flawless coverage in place.

The Muse will be reviewing Benefit Hello Flawless! for you shortly. I’m quite interested in this one folks as I crave a light pressed powder for Summer and Get Even is normally my go to compact for those warmer days however Hello Flawless! sounds even better.

The Muse is on the case and bringing you the deets shortly.

Whatta ya think?

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