I had a pretty bad fever last week (thought it was dengue, thankfully it wasn’t)! I’m fine now but all that illness has made me paler than usual – so pale my Clinique and Guerlain foundations are a tad bit too dark for my skin. Luckily, earlier during a vacation this year a salesgirl at Sephora talked me into buying a foundation that was too light for my skintone (yeap still happens 🙂 ) The product I picked up was no other than Benefit’s Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup; The shade I was given was Beige (I’m all the rage).
Do I love it even though it matches my skin tone these days? No not really. Why? It just doesn’t give the finished look Clinique ( see my review on this link: Clown Face No Mo) or Guerlain (see my review here) does – it offers below low coverage and does no wonders for making my skin-tone look even. I would’ve been okay with it if looked natural (in a bb cream kind of way) but it doesn’t do that either. It has SPF 25 so that’s something! Apart from that I love the bottle, font and the name of the shade so it looks cute on my dressing table. Also, I just realized they don’t use the term foundation in the name – but the sales girl sold it to me as a foundation so its’ on them 😉
I will continue to use it, because it cost quite a bit (I had to pay taxes that could not be reimbursed as I did not meet the shop’s purchase limit for tax back so it made a dent of around 45 USD in my wallet).
I will – however – only use it when going out to run a quick errand where no one I know will see me. Or for a hike 😉 I don’t sweat these days because the weather is awesome so why not 😛 hehehe. If I apply it with face powder it looks too tarty so its’ a no no for night wear too.
If you had a better experience than me with this product, do comment and let me know! otherwise I’d recommend readers to steer clear.
Have an awesome rest of the week ladies 🙂 and makeup well meanwhile!
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