Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW
Before I get started on this review, I think you should know the following.
» I have combination skin. I usually get oily around my t-zone area.
» My skin is not really acne prone for I’ve never really had acne before except for when I get a pimple here and there so I don’t really know how this will be for those who ARE acne prone.
» I’m in shade NC35-NC40 in MAC, Medium Plus-Medium Dark in MAC powders, 4N1 Wheat in Estee Lauder Double Wear & Bisque 6W in Lancome Teint Miracle.
» NOTE that I also like to use foundations that are a shade lighter than me. I don’t know why but it just looks better I think after I do my bronzer and all that :)
A brightening, oil-free liquid foundation with SPF 25 PA+++ protection.
» Natural finish
» Light to Medium Coverage (buildable)
» Has light diffusing properties
» Has hydrating benefits
» Its nourishing formula contains Benefit’s exclusive Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex, which helps boost cellular respiration for a “plumping up” effect, protects against environmental stresses, and contains vitamin C and E derivatives known to prevent the signs of aging. (source)
What does PA+++ mean? SPF stands for the protection grade of the UVB filter. PA stands for the protection grade of the UVA filter. The highest standard of sun protection rating is the three-star PA rating. Benefit’s foundation has three stars, which translates to the highest level of protection. (source)
I personally love the foundation! Honestly one of my favorites of all time and here’s why…
» Packaging: Look at it! It’s adorable :) The packaging alone makes me what to buy it and not only that but it comes with a PUMP. Pumps are amazing and kind of a must when it comes to liquid foundations. ♥ Also, this pump is totally controllable and will give you just the right amount.
» Shades: This foundation comes in 9 shades, which I think is really good.. though the shades have more of a yellow tint. So that could be a problem to some people. If that kind of scares you, I suggest actually going to a counter near you and getting swatched :)
» Oil-free & SPF25 PA+++: This foundation does a great job on keeping my t-zone oil-free throughout the day, even through humidity so I totally love that. Like I mentioned in the video, it lasts up to 8 hours for me. As for the SPF, I love that it has that for that’s really good to have, especially for summer, but sometimes foundations that has SPF may give you a white cast in photos (with flash). I haven’t had a chance to see if this does but I will later on and will let you guys know.
» Coverage/Finish & Weight: The coverage gives you a natural finish, semi-matte I would say :) It looks really natural that sometimes it looks like you’re not even wearing makeup. It’s also really light weight which makes it feel like you’re not wearing foundation at all. ♥
» Others: As I mentioned in the video, it is really easy to work with (blendable) and fragrance-free.