Purple Bow Tie

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Review: Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Ivory


Hi everyone!
I'm back with another makeup review which is my current favorite foundation from Benefit which is very lightweight and suitable for daily use. Find out why on the full review below ^^
Actually, this review has been sitting on my draft for who-knows-how-long since there were several product reviews that were needed to be published first. Explain my old watermark, right? :b


Name: Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow
Shade: "Believe in Me" Ivory
Brand: Benefit
Origin: USA
Content: 1.0 fl. oz. / 30 ml
Usage span: 12 months
Price: RM 135.00 (± IDR 513.000)

Ingredients:

  
Inside:
The foundation itself
Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer sample size
Pamphlet



A little about the primer, I can't say anything about it since I haven't tried it yet ^^


Our brightening makeup build from light to medium coverage for a perfectly natural complexion. Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex helps to boost cellular respiration for a "plumping up" effect; helps to protect against environmental stresses; contains vitamin C & E derivatives known to prevent signs of aging.

  • broad-spectrum SPF 25 PA+++ protection**
  • oil-free formula
  • natural finish
  • hydrating benefits
  • light-diffusing properties
  •  available in 9 shades
[more information of the product here]

To use: blend on face with brush or fingertips.


Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow comes in a pump matte-transparent bottle. I always love foundations or BB creams with pump packaging since it's easier to control the amount of the product we take and the hygiene of the product will be assured. The transparent bottle is a plus point since we could see how much of the product remaining. Also, no more pain in the ass since the bottle has this "inner bottle" (or pump, I guess?) that will go up every time I take the product. Thus we can use it until the last drop ;b


Swatched on my hand. As you can see the color blend in pretty well, it's almost like I use nothing on my hand. I was afraid at first that this shade will be too light for my skin tone but fortunately, it fits my skin tone just perfectly.
Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow also has this watery texture, making it very lightweight on the skin. I think that this foundation it fragrance-less since I couldn't smell any scent.


Applied on my face. One thing that disappoints me is that this foundation has very light coverage. Although the coverage is build-able, I prefer to use my concealer since it covers better. But what I love the most is that this is very lightweight (as I said above) that it feels like I wear no foundation. It's comfortable to be used daily. Once set with powder, it lasts up to 4 to 5 hours.
What's more important is that Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow doesn't cause any breakouts


Pump and transparent bottle
Very lightweight
Contains no parabens (stated here)
Doesn't cause breakouts
Matches my skin tone well

Very light coverage
Pricey


Ratings: 4,5/5




90% Yes!
I love this foundation so much but it's really pricey ><


You can find this product at Benefit boutiques (Plaza Senayan, Plaza Indonesia, PIM 1) or at Sephora stores (Plaza Indonesia and Kota Kasablanka)
If you're outside Jakarta, go to Benefit's authorized online seller, Luxola ^^

Readers, what's your favorite foundation? Are you interested in trying this product? What do you think? Let me know by leaving a comment below ^^

Don't forget to also follow Violet Brush 
to get the updates by clicking 'join this site' on the left sidebar below the 'Beauty Readers' section (you don't have to be a blogger though, simply log in with your email will do ^^), through Google+ and through bloglovin here ^^

Do check out my blog sale here. ^^


Love,

14 comments:

  1. I was thinking about trying out this foundation for the longest and the only reason why I still haven't picked it up is because of the coverage (I usually use foundations that have a medium to full coverage) and your skin looks amazing!

    sparklygoddess.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. right, one minus point from this foundie is that it has low coverage but once you try, you won't regret ^^ the formula is very light on my skin and it's perfect for everyday use ^^ actually, my skin wasn't in its best condition but thanks anyway! ^^

      Delete
  2. Aww your blog is so cute and happy to read!!!
    I really enjoyed reading a few of your blog posts hehe
    please check out my blog too http://misstingchen.blogspot.com.au :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you! glad to hear that ^^ sure, I'll visit :D

      Delete
  3. I like full coverage foundations because you can always shear them out to be light coverage, however, a lot of light coverage ones can be layered to build up coverage. This looks so natural on you, it's beautiful!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you for reading! yes, i agree on that but i still prefer light coverage ones since the formula tends to be lighter than the full coverage ones ^^

      Delete
  4. Hmm, Kurang ada bedanya ya. Hahaha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. emg iya ci haha bb cream aku aja coverage nya lbh dr ini tp ini enak bgt kayak nga pake apa" :b

      Delete
  5. Decided to try this one, but its quiet pricey eh :\, but fro your review looks like its worth with the price XD

    Mind to view my blog?
    www.bluecattalksbeauty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. one of its downside is its price TT i think for those who have to wear makeup every single day and don't need much coverage, this foundie will surely worth the price ^^

      Delete
  6. The products are so great. =D
    I like your site, maybe you fancy a F4F?
    would be happy.

    www.heykasumi.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you for dropping by ^^ if you follow me, i'll surely follow back ^^

      Delete

Thank you for taking your time to leave comments ^^
I appreciate it a lot and do leave your blog link so that I can return the favor.