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Tuesday
Mar132012

Final word: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup

There are foundations that feel light on skin, and then there is the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup (P1,900). It's true to its promise of feeling like tinted moisturizer, with the coverage and staying power of foundation! Aside from the lightweight texture, it has a flawless, semi-matte finish that blends on your skin seamlessly. Basically, it's a foundation that doesn't feel or look like foundation.

I've been testing this product for more than a month now and I can now confidently give it a thumbs up. Here's why!

What I love about the product

  • Ultra-light on skin. It's probably the most lightweight foundation I've tried to date. It doesn't feel hot or sticky by mid-afternoon - perfect for our weather!
  • Has light to medium buildable coverage. It evens and brightens the skin and covers minor blemishes, all the while looking practically invisible. 

  • I got a shade that's two tiers lighter than my skintone but it managed to adjust to my skin with no trouble! So don't worry so much about getting an exact shade match. There's a leeway for mistakes.
  • Has SPF25 for extra protection.
  • No breakouts on my end.
  • One pump is enough for my whole face, medium coverage. So 30ml goes a long way!
  • As with all Benefit products, the packaging is ace.

Pics of me wearing it with powder

What I don't like about the product

  • It has SPF25, so expect a white cast with flash. It's not something I would recommend if you expect your photos to be taken at night.
  • Expensive! But I guess, not as expensive as other high-end brands available locally.

Neutral

  • Don't expect much in the way of oil control if you're super oily. This is more appropriate for combination-oily to dry-skinned girls. 

Recommendations

If you've always wished for foundation that didn't feel like one, then the  Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup your makeupmate. It's the perfect everyday foundation that's comfortable and allows your skin to breathe, all the while providing some sun protection. It's definitely something you should look into as a summer foundation!

Of course, as with all liquid foundations, don't forget to set it with translucent loose powder. ;)

That said, it's not something I would recommend for super oily and troubled skin (i.e. blemishes, blackheads, acne), since it won't help you cover much without the aid of a heavy concealer.

Verdict

Love this foundation! It's one of my go-tos lately. It's easy to work with and does wonders for my dull skin. I do still need to use concealer though, but I really don't mind.

Oxygen Wow will be available in the Philippines on March 28. Who's grabbing one?

Reader Comments (9)

is this available already? :) love the second pic of you wearing it. :)

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermia e

What setting powder do you set it with? I'm afraid it will cake or look overly matte or feel heavy after loose powder.

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

Love the finish! What stick concealer would you recommend for freckles and pigmentations?

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersoleil

Based on your review, it sounds like a BB cream but with a wider range of shades. :)

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJD

You look real pretty here. Liz! Especially the 2nd pic. And your skin is glowing!

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflorenz

Looks like a really nice foundation! Love your looks :)

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIssa

I love how liquid foundations really even out the skintone. It's just amazing. :) Oh, you really look flawless. ;)

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikha

Ms. Liz, what lipstick are you wearing on your 2nd and 3rd fotd? Love! They look so glowingly natural! I really want a natural lipstick that doesn't make me look dull, like those two! Thank youuuu!

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYana Tan

I'd love to try this! Lightweight foundation that's oil free <3 Its expensive but not like the other high end brands. I read your post about the Bobbi Brown foundation, as much as I also want to try bobbi brown, its just too pricey for me. By the way, what do you like more, the fairy drops bb, or this? thanks! :)

February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Santos

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