I have been eagerly awaiting a liquid foundation from Benefit since ‘Non Fiction’ was discontinued. I have been lucky enough to try the hello flawless oxygen wow! brightening makeup earlier this week following the Benefit Bloggers Event in Manchester.
As part of the Benefit roadshow which occurred throughout March, Lisa Potter-Dixon, Benefit’s Head Makeup and Trend Artist, has been on a whistle stop tour of the UK showcasing this amazing new product. I got to meet the lovely Lisa at the event, who matched me to ‘Beige – I’m All The Rage’ which is the best matching foundation I have ever tried…..and I have tried alot!
Here’s Lisa enjoying our afternoon tea at Harvey Nics in Manchester!
The product is really brightening and moisturising which is something I always look for in a foundation; plus has the added benefits of SPF25 and vitamins C and E to prevent signs of aging (needed now i’m over 30 – booo hooo!) and most importantly for me; buildable coverage. Although I suffer from regular spots, my skin is dry and often tired looking so for me this is the ultimate foundation.
On application, the foundation is runny and feels more like a light foundation. I found it best applied with my fingertips as though applying moisturiser. I expected a tinted moisturiser effect to be honest, but this wasn’t the case. It was light and brightening, yet instantly covered redness and dark circles. I then tend to apply a second coat in the areas I need it the most with a foundation brush.
I love the finish and didn’t find any need for a setting powder. It looks really natural, and with a swirl of their Dallas blush completes a fresh, summer look. The foundation does last all day; not something they promote with the product but a factor that defo stands out for me.
This is my new fave foundation and I hope you girls get a chance to be colour matched at your nearest Benefit counter so you can see for yourself. For more product info please click here.
Have you tried it yet? x