Hi lovelies! It feels like ages since I sat down to write an actual review! Today, I wanted to write about something I've been absolutely loving lately, which no surprise, is from Benefit! Benefit are hands down my favourite makeup brand and while some people do complain about the prices, I personally think that with this particular brand, you definitely get what you pay for, which is an adorably packaged, super high quality product. In all honesty, I've never been particularly loyal to one brand in the past,but this last year or so has been all about Benefit for me (which I will go into further detail on in an upcoming post) and today, I'm reviewing my new favourite face powder, 'Hello Flawless'.
Before, I'd been all about my MAC Mineralize skin finish and for me, absolutely nothing compared to that. However after trying several high street powders (none of which I have ever got on with!), I gave this beauty a go. I remembered that I'd gotten a mini size of this in a Benefit gift set that Darren got me a while ago and remembered liking it, so I gave it a go. If I say within two days I'd ordered the full size, can you guess where the rest of this review is going?
This powder is absolutely amazing. It's super finely milled so you don't get that chalky, powdery look and it goes on incredibly smoothly over absolutey any foundation. For a powder, this does provide quite a bit of coverage, which is something I look for in a powder, as I like to take a little compact like this out with me for touch ups during the day and don't like having to bring my foundation as well. As for lasting power, I generally don't need touch ups with this for a good 6-8 hours, although I might do if I were to use it in the summer to control shine, but that's really not an issue for me this time of year. This is great for controlling shine though, so if you have oilier skin I'm sure you'd love this, particularly as it's great for touch ups during the day! Another bonus, this doesn't go patchy as it wears away, which is something I seem to struggle with with lower priced powders. This stays even all over even as it starts to wear off, which is fab!
What's great about this little compact is that not only is the packaging adorable, it also comes with a good sized mirror built in as well as a separate compartment for a brush and sponge, making it really convinient for on the go touch ups. The brush provided isn't anything to scream about, but it's nice and soft and does the job, let's face it, who wants to carry a full size kabuki brush in their handbag?! Something that I love about this in particular, is that the separate compartment locks into place with a magnet, meaning it doesn't flap about when you're holding it trying to the use the mirror and the brush and sponge don't fall out when you open it. This may not be a big deal to some people, but it's the little touches like this that I absolutely love and I personally feel you only tend to get with a high end product. While I still love MAC's MSF Natural, the reason I would choose Hello Flawless over it is because the coverage is slightly better, I feel like it lasts slightly longer and wears better throughout the day and the compact is just generally more convinient, as it has the brush and mirror inside, meaning you don't have to carry those separately.
What do you think? Have you tried is powder before? What's your go to face powder right now?
Let me know in the comments!