April 2, 2009

Shills Flawless Foundation Cream Review

DJ put a record on I wanna dance with my new Shills Flawless Foundation Cream aka shameless dupe of Benefit Some Kind of Gorgeous. Oh my god it gets more and more comical as I try out Shills and notice the incredible similarities between them and Benefit.

How shameful! But still I’m loving me some Shills anyway!

Read ahead for a review on Shills Flawless Foundation Cream.

Before I begin my review I think their may be a debate of whether Shills originated in China or Taiwan. I honestly can’t verify. I’ve only personally seen it available in Taiwan not China but I’ve heard from readers that it’s available in various parts of China. Personally, I’ve only seen it available in Taiwan. I hope this clears up some of the confusion.

So Shills Flawless Foundation Cream and Benefit Some Kind of Gorgeous…oh my the very my two products that are exactly alike in just about everything but price. Shills is $239TWD or so where as Some Kind of Gorgeous is $28 USD. You can obviously see the better bargain here.

What is it?

It’s a cream foundation that dries down to a matte powder finish.

Where as the sole compliant with Benefit Some Kind of Gorgeous was the fact that it was such a nasty oily mess you’ll quickly notice that you won’t have any of the same problems with Shills Flawless Foundation Cream. I personally adore cream foundations and most of my makeup “career” has been based around cream foundations. When I got my hands on Some Kind of Gorgeous it was an utter nightmare so I’m happy to report that the Shills version is way nicer and pretty ideal for Summer wear!

The formula of the foundation is quite a nice silky blend. It starts out a cream but quickly dries down to a powder finish which allows for ease of blending, good coverage, and fantastic oil control. I’m unable to take full advantage of this since my skin is dry but when the Summer sets in and I’m looking to mattify my skin, this is ideal.

The product only comes in one shade which is very flattering for anyone with yellow undertones and needs alot of beige to tame that. I thought it was a little too dark for my skin but I made it work by using a little and blending it out. It comes housed in a great little dual compact which has the foundation on top and has a stealthy little compartment on the bottom for the sponge.

As I mentioned it’s a cheap dupe of Benefit with it’s record packaging which I thought was kinda of funny. Much of the line has cutesy style packaging a la Benefit style, terrible I know.

It’s quite pigmented and has heavy coverage so it’s not completely ideal for Summer-wear but it does tame oil very well and offers a nice flawless finish to skin. I think it would be particularly good at covering up large pores as well. Overall, I liked it but wasn’t in love with it simply because they color was very dark and beige. If they released a lighter shade of this I could see myself Muse Approving it for purchase.

If you’re wanting it I suggest checking E-bay as there are a few E-bayer’s selling Shills. I paid retail which was $239TWN I believe so try to keep that in mind prior to getting purchasing at a scary price.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • hanah

    Hello, thanks for the review! I’d like to hear more about the shade. Im planning to get Shills BB flawless cream foundation but it seems quite dark in your pictures. Is it really that dark? Because I’m really light with a red undertone. Tnx!

    • the Muse

      hi hanah

      It adjusts ok but if you are really light it may not be the best pick for you. Maybe try the light version of Benefit’s!

  • zed_x

    Shills is a taiwanese brand i think. Its fairly famous in Asia due to a very popular beauty show from Taiwan. Its available in Singapore too but the collection is small.

    • the Muse

      hi zed.

      Yup I’ve since found out πŸ™‚ It’s quite a great range of cosmetics.

  • An

    Hi Muse,
    First of all I have like to say that my English is awful.
    I hope you understand me?!
    If got the Shills BB record Cream and the Mrs Perfect Primer.
    The Foundation is ok, but a littlebit to dark πŸ™
    But the Primer ist Horribile. It smells like …puhh I don’t know; disgusting.

    And to good one last: I <3 your Blog.

    Best Wishes An

    • the Muse

      hi an sorry for the delayed reply I def understand you fine deal! record cream is pretty dark sadly πŸ™ sorry you aren’t loving shills πŸ™ some stuff is hit or miss!

      Aw thanks hun! HUGS!

  • Coco

    oh wowwww the dupe is hilarious!
    i was wondering if you’ve ever tried the Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous foundation before? it would be great help since im planning on getting it & ive been hearing alot of pros and cons about it! thankyou in advanced :)))

    • the Muse

      hi coco ha yea right? πŸ˜€

      Nope a fan of some kind of gorgeous AT ALL. πŸ˜€ awful stuff πŸ˜›