Benefit - Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup
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The Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup is an oil-free formula that also provides your skin with SPF 25 protection. The make-up has buildable coverage from light to medium to create a natural complexion. Oxygen Wow will boost the skin’s cellular respiration and prevent the signs of ageing. It is available in nine shades.
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Featured ReviewSep 15, 2012 11:36am
Fab foundation - Glosscars BIB
I love this new foundation to bits. I have been using it for a few months and still have most of the bottle left as you only need to use a tiny bit at a time. A little truly does go a long way. Naturally, I have very pink flushed cheeks and this foundation covers the redness very nicely. Before this, I wouldn't touch blush with a ten foot pole. Now my face is left with a 'blank' canvas and I can actually add a little blush back! I also tend to sweat a lot, yet this foundation stays in place for the entire day on my skin! I love the fact that it has SPF25 so I can rest assured that my skin is safe from the harsh Aussie sun! :)
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Rating: Dec 2, 2013 4:06pm
Not a hugging foundation
I have to say for oily skin like me drugstore foundation is actually better than this. When I first wore this, it seems evident that I was wearing a foundation, since it didn't blend really well with my skin.
I like how the designed the pump for the packaging instead of pouring it for control the amount of solution on your pad. And the title 'hello flawless' automatically attracts younger audiences - but really it didn't not give my a flawless finish (quite the opposite). At the end of the day I noticed my skin had already dried up because of the foundation. It was actually oily and dry at the same time. This was not want I originally wanted. RESPONSE FROM BENEFIT: Dear Tee631,
Thank you for your feedback on your recent Benefit Product experience.
We are sorry to hear the hello flawless oxygen wow liquid foundation did not work for your skin.
Our hello flawless oxygen wow is an oil free product, with an SPF 25 factor, this can leave the skin with a slight sheen. Primers are a must for any perfect complexion base. Try using the Hello flawless oxygen wow layered over an oil free primer such as Dr. feel good. This combination mops up excess oils leaving a mattified texture to the skin for a flawless shine free finish.
Rating: Nov 13, 2013 10:57pm
Finally found my foundation
After years of searching for foundation that is just right for my skin - I've finally found it.
My skin is dry. This foundation forgives it.
The base of this pump bottle comes up as you dispense so there's no wastage !!
A little goes a long way. Even and medium coverage, I've never seen my face so clear and even.
Goes on smooth and doesn't cake.
It is perfect for my skin. I wear 'Ivory' as I'm quite pale, It has a yellow base to it which is perfect.
Please don't stop making this foundation benefit ! Lol.
Rating: Sep 27, 2013 9:56pm
Best in Beauty 2013
I had a sample of this foundation, and although the sample was the wrong color for me, I am going to purchase this, as it has a beautiful finish, applies evenly, has great coverage, and keeps my oily skin at bay. Can't wait to pick one of these up and get color matched properly next time I'm at a Benefit counter.
Rating: Sep 25, 2013 1:29pm
Oil-free Coverage all day
I have oily skin, wear makeup everyday and am outdoors most of the time so this product really solved all my problems. With an SPF of 25 it does its job in sun-protection and goes on the skin so smoothly. It is oil-free preventing my skin to get even oilier gives great coverage and lasts all day - this product has saved me!
Rating: Aug 2, 2013 8:01pm
I was so excited when this foundation first came out because I usually love Benefit products, however I found this foundation to be extremely oily on my skin! In some areas I also broke out!!!! And I don't normally break out.
In my opinion this foundation is not worth the $$$$ you fork out. Sorry Benefit maybe next time.
(I'm giving it 3 stars because I usually LOVE Benefit's products and I know that the foundation works for some and not for others)
Rating: Aug 2, 2013 6:38pm
i was pretty hoping to like this foundation but was really let down. i have a fair skin tone with pink undertones and boy did this make me look orange! i would recommend this for the beauties with yellow undertones. i also found the staying power to be quite bad and my face looked like an oil slick after a few hours of wear. the coverage wasn't great either, i have fairly good skin but it wasn't enough to cover even my mild blemishes. i do love the packaging tho, it is a pump bottle and the bottom comes upside the packaging as the product is used which eliminates waste. Expanding the colour range would be good!
Rating: Jun 15, 2013 11:15pm
This would be a first for me. I love Benefit products and have never complained or had anything negative to say about them but this foundation is the first.....I received a deluxe sample of this in light, which would normally be my colour. I found this wasn't hydrating on my skin, it left dry patches....apart from that, the light shade was even too yellow for my pale skin. I was hoping for positive things.....
Rating: May 27, 2013 4:07pm
I really really wanted to like Hello Flawless foundation to match its powder pal... but I don't. I'm not sure what it is about the colour, but it just does not work on me. I have tried the lightest shade and the second lightest shade (ivory and petal) and both of them make me look jaundiced. Both shades seem acceptable going on, but after about an hour they tend to turn bright yellow and make me look very, very wrong.
Moving past the awful colouring, there isn't much to get excited about in the HFOW foundation. I like the high SPF but it isnt enough to bring me around.
The coverage is light at best - minimal really. It cuts out a bit of redness (due to all the yellow) but is unlikely to cover anything but the most minor imperfections.
The formulation is supposed to be oil free but I have found that in spite of this, after a few hours wear I am very shiny and need to blot and re-apply powder.
It sinks into pores even over the top of a primer like the Porefessional and is very difficult to get even coverage that doesnt end up sticking to patches of drier skin.
Overall this has a good SPF and is very light wearing but I can't get on board the terrible colours for fair skin or the minimal but patchy coverage.
For a $50+ foundation I expect a LOT more than badly matched colour and coverage I could get from a tinted moisturiser.
RESPONSE FROM BENEFIT: " Thank you for your feedback on Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation. Sorry to hear the colouring and consistency was not suitable for your skin.
Hello Flawless is designed with a custom finish, the colours can be mixed and matched with the broad range of 9 shades. All liquids are balanced with pink and yellow tones for customisation.
We would love to Make-a-Date with you to offer a complimentary colour matching at a store closest to you to offer expert tips and tricks on the product and to custom match a product more suited to you.
Rating: Mar 15, 2013 6:11pm
Introducing Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, available on counter 25th April 2012. That's right, I have been lucky enough to trial this product before its launch so that you can make an informed decision fast. My verdict: in a nutshell you will achieve exactly what the name suggests - flawless, hydrated skin that will make you say 'wow!'
For years I have tried oodles of foundations. Some have blown me away and others not so much. Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow is one of the few that I have become smitten with, however I must admit there was a little hesitation when using it for the first time. You see years ago Benefit had a foundation called Fiction Foundation and I was not a fan of the uncomfortable formula and while I love Benefit and believe in their products, I was a little worried that this would turn out the same. My first application was with my finger tips right before running out the door to a makeup job and after that I decided that this method of application does not do the formula justice. You see while Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow blended over my skin, it only seemed to barely offer a medium coverage whereas I like a medium/full finish. The following day I applied it with my stipple foundation brush (see the brush I used) and the results were amazing - it was like using a completely different foundation! When carefully applied and stippled (blended) in to the skin the formula began to offer me a medium/full coverage and created flawless looking skin in just minutes. Wow ... who would have thought application techniques could make such a difference. With that said, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow lasted pretty much all day with only a powder touch up that morning but my forehead is much oilier than the rest of my face and it was this area where the foundation wore off by around 2pm. Luckily for me a powder touch up prevented further wearing down and it remained in place for another few hours. All in all Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow lasted around 10 hours with just the one touch-up required which is rather impressive. Another reason I love this foundation is the fact the formula is oil-free AND hydrating, making it ideal for most skin types. It contains SPF 25 to protect skin from unnecessary exposure to the sun. Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow contains nine wonderful yellow and pink-based shades to choose from. As a makeup artist I personally favour yellow based shades as they are more flattering universally, however for the pink lovers there are plenty of options to choose from also. The yellow based tone I own is very yellow but with a little time and patience the shade blends in and matches my skin tone - best to choose wisely and ask a Benebabe for colour matching advice if unsure. For those who are concerned about its ingredients, please note that it contains Mica, Silica, Dimethicone and Bismuth Oxychloride but luckily for this foundation there are no parabens present. So if you are on the hunt for a new liquid foundation that offers a medium to full coverage and a pleasant, lightweight consistency, you must consider Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow because it really does offer that 'wow factor'.
Rating: Mar 12, 2013 9:32pm
This foundation provides medium coverage with a natural fresh finish that is slightly dewy just like natural skin looks without anything on. It can easily be sheered down for light coverage. It layers really well so can be combined with any base you like to increase coverage, even a bb cream. It does not contain any shimmer and doesn't give a luminous look like some foundations. The texture is super light and thin and covers minor imperfections such as an uneven skin tone, some redness and light freckles. This foundation does not fully cover up acne scarring or blemishes so I use a little bit of concealer in combination. The light liquid blends super easily over my skin. It doesn't emphasise any dry areas or cause excessive oiliness. I use a zinc sunscreen with SPF30 underneath even though it contains SPF25 sun protection. I also use a good quality mattifying primer. I never rely on my foundation for sun protection and actually prefer my foundation not to contain an SPF. However the SPF25 will be great for anyone not wanting to use a separate sunscreen. This foundation is not shiny looking or tacky at all so doesn't really need to be set with a powder but I prefer to set with a mattifying powder on my t-zone to keep oiliness at bay. This foundation lasts for about 4-5 hours on my skin before it starts to fade, even in cooler weather so I find I will need touch ups after this time. I would prefer if this foundation lasted longer. The packaging is really nice and I do like the pump bottle because it’s so easy to use. It's easy to pump out small amounts so there is no wastage. I truly love the natural look this foundation gives; it's surprisingly pigmented for such a light formula. Since it doesn't last a truly long time I mainly use this foundation for shorter trips eg shopping, dinner, movies. I don't use it for long shifts at work. I'm on my second bottle and will definitely consider purchasing another bottle once finished. Also a tip; this foundation goes really well with a very light dusting of Benefit hello flawless powder over the top.