Review: Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation & Launch Event.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch on the new (and first!) Benefit liquid foundation, Hello Flawless. I’m a massive fan of the Hello Flawless powder so I was pretty excited to get my paws on this.

As you’re probably aware, I really like Benefit products. The quality is great, it’s fun and the packaging is always great. I absolutely love the packaging on the new Oxygen Wow foundation and I know a lot of you agree. It’s fresh, original and cute.

The event was great fun, Benefits makeup artist Lisa demonstrated how to use the foundation and then matched us all up. I was matched to shade “I’m Pure 4 Sure, Ivory” which is the perfect match for me. This is a “neutral porcelain for fair complexions”.

I’ve been wearing the foundation for about a week now and I really love it. The coverage is great – medium to full buildable coverage without looking heavy, the coverage is dewy without looking oily and the finish is really natural yet flawless. The foundation really is very thin, I was surprised by how “liquid” this really was, but I do think it makes it easier to buff in to give a better finish.

I usually wear Estee Lauder Double Wear which is a ‘Stay in Place’ foundation, so I was keen to see how Hello Flawless would compare. Overall, I think the lasting power is pretty good. I do have to apply powder and maybe touch up during the day but this is what I’d expect from my normal/oily skin type.
I find that on days where I applied too much without properly buffing it in, it did gather on dry areas, around my nose etc. so I think in future I need to use less and buff more. I think with foundations like this, application is key.
I did find that by the end of the day, the foundation had separated slightly but this may have been because I hadn’t buffed thoroughly.

Overall, a great first liquid foundation from Benefit. I’m really pleased with the coverage, but I think the lasting power could be better. The finish is gorgeous and really does give such a natural glow to the skin.
Will you be trying this foundation?

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  • I’ve got mine on order in the same shade as you (just to point out it’s £24.50 by the way). Used some samples of it and liked it but keep getting a shiny forehead and cheeks occasionally, unsure how to get away from this besides tons of powder?! x

  • love the packaging. I’ve never tried any Benefit products before but they sound so good xx

  • I got a sample of this from a benefit counter but she gave me a shade too dark and tried to fob me off when I said I thought it was too dark.
    I tried it with a fake tan and it was quite nice though like you said very very liquidy! I might go find a different MUA and get matched.

  • Oh how very nice!!! Ive been hearing a lot of rave about this foundation as well

  • Really want to try this, been hearing so many good things about it! I normally wear Mac Studio Fix though and I want something that gives me the same coverage etc, might need to get a sample! xx

  • I don’t normally a splurge on benefit but this may change that!

  • Omgosh, I’m actually excited for this! I LOVE the Hello Flawless powder. I hope the liquid gives enough coverage for me!

    x Michelle |

  • so tempted as all the reviews are amazing…always feel like I’m paying for packaging with benefit though 🙁 x

  • I can’t wait to buy this! I think this shade looks gorgeous aswell!xxx

  • i am tempted to try this as it sounds very good. Lovely review hun!!!! 🙂 xx

  • I love Benefit blushes so I might have to try this so,etime. But my makeup wishlist is about the length of my arm so I need to save, save, save!

  • Benefit products always look so pretty! xo

  • I wanted to buy one of these but I’m too fair. There’s no matching Hello Flawless foundation for me 🙁

  • I got given a sample yesterday in the shade honey, but it’s a bit too dark so I’m hoping to go back and get a lighter sample next week 🙂
    It’s my first time using a ‘dewy’ style foundation so I’m apprehensive with my oily skin, I can’t stand the greasy feel! but I really want to love this product because it’s gorg! xo

  • From a professional side of things((MUA)) i really like some of the benefit products but i hate there foundations they are so horrible they are actually the worst so im not holding high hopes for this foundation tbh

  • I really want to try this new foundation! I might get a sample and I hope it works for me, since I have very oily skin and Benefit products are usually a hit or miss with me. Thanks for writing this post! <3

    -Lily <3

  • I adore the packaging and I can’t wait to try this out – it sounds perfect!

  • the packaging is so cute 🙂
    can’t wait to check out the product in the store

  • I love the packaging on this and I really want to try it! x