Makeup and Skincare

Benefit “Hello Flawless!” Powder Review

Its about time I did a product review! I already use Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation (full review here), so I decided to pick up the matching powder since I was running out of Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I got it in the shade “I’m Cute as Bunny Honey” since I also have the “honey” shade in the liquid foundation.

I can’t tell whether this product is marketed as a powder or a powder foundation, but I’ve been using it primarily as a powder over my liquid foundation. The honey shade in this powder is slightly darker than the liquid foundation shade of the same name, but it isn’t drastically different. I do which the color was closer to the liquid foundation since that matches me perfectly. As long as I don’t cake it on, though, its barely noticeable as being darker.

This powder has amazing coverage! Having used Bare Minerals Mineral Veil for so long (which is translucent), I’m not used to a powder having even a little bit of coverage. Since the Hello Flawless Liquid Foundation is fairly light-medium coverage, this is the perfect finishing touch to get that “flawless” look! I didn’t find the powder drying at all (which is a big issue with my skin in the winter time). It comes with a little brush, which I only use when traveling, as well as a sponge which can be used to pat the powder on small areas as a concealer. I have used this powder by itself before (without liquid foundation) and it gave me a really nice, light coverage! Using it as concealer works perfectly also, so if you’re pressed for time this is a good one-step product to have. Another plus is that it contains SPF 15.

The only downside I have to this is the packaging. I’m not sure if its just me, but I have the hardest time opening this up every morning. The indentation to open up the lid is barely there so I struggle a bit with it, and also with getting to the lower part for the sponge/brush. Not a huge deal, of course, but still annoying! Another downside would be the price ($34), which I find a bit high for a powder.

All in all, I’ve really been loving the combo of this powder and the Hello Flawless liquid foundation! I will most likely purchase it again despite the price.

Rating: 4 stars