All that has changed with the newest addition to the Benefit lineup. Hello Flawless comes in 9 shades and though there’s nothing super light or super dark on offer, the shade selection is well thought out and actually suitable for those of us with yellow-based skin tones.
I got Hello Flawless in Toasted Beige which was a good match for my NC37 skin tone.
Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow promises light coverage and healthy, luminous skin, and on that front it certainly delivers. The foundation is a light to medium coverage with some shimmer in it and has a dewy finish. Though it’s oil-free, I feel that it’s hydrating and if you have normal to oily skin, it could most definitely replace a moisturizer. The foundation is thin and slightly watery, but I was really happy with how it went on. It blends like a dream and just melts into your skin.
They say that the foundation is buildable, but I haven’t found that to be true. It’s so dewy that when you put more on top, it just spreads around the foundation. The foundation never really “sets” and so needs to be set with a powder.
I prefer foundations with more of a matte finish but what I love about this foundation is that it really is feather-light and feels natural on skin. You forget that you’re even wearing foundation when you look in the mirror, and I think that the colour-match has a lot to do with that.
I also adore the pump dispenser. It’s easy to control, and I get just the right amount of foundation that I need. I also don’t need to get my fingers dirty when I use this, and that’s a definite bonus.
Those with oily skin may find this to be too dewy – I did find that I had some oily patches on my skin at the end of the day, but it wasn’t something that bothered me. If you’re very concerned, you may want to set this with a powder and use a primer before you apply the foundation. I applied it on bare skin, and was really happy with how it went on.
The foundation is $42 at counters everywhere. It’s excellent if you like light coverage and want a foundation that’s easy to wear.