Beauty News & Reviews
It takes a lot to impress me with a new foundation and for the countless ones I swatch and try on in store, very few make it to the pay till and into my daily routine. So girls listen up, this one is good.
The product: As a big time Benefit fan, myself and many of you out there were delighted to learn they were going to invest in a super duper base to match their range of pretty, delectable products already on the shelves. This looks suitably cute in it’s well made, sturdy plastic container with a nice pump applicator that dispenses the right amount of product at a time. In a devilishly clever mood, the lovely lot at Benefit have even thrown in a sachet of their POREfessional primer to give your skin a silky smooth base to apply the foundation on. So the question is, is the foundation able to compete with the big boys?
Application: This foundation is silky smooth and light and blends really easily on the skin. I applied it with just my fingers and it went on perfectly and lasted well. There are 9 shades available, all with an SPF 25. I was matched with the lightest shade, Believe in Me Ivory, which is darker than the base I normally wear but blended very well and didn’t leave me looking orange, just slightly yellower in tone than usual. It’s also moisturising enough to not accentuate my dry bits but has a silky matte finish so it won’t leave you looking shiny. I was seriously impressed with this, my only gripe is that there isn’t an even paler shade to perfectly match me, but maybe in time if us pale girls ask them nicely! You can see below the shade difference when matched to my absolute new favourite foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle, which I’ve already reviewed.
Result: If you haven’t already, go to the Benefit counter makeup free and let the girls try this out on you. It’s a beautiful silky foundation that will suit all those who like light to medium coverage. Ok, it’s over €30, it isn’t cheap, but a decent base completes a look and is well worth spending a few extra euro on. I love this, let’s just hope in time they may release a few more shades to expand the line!
Would I buy again: If I fell into the shade range a bit better, I would definitely!