I’m a huge Benefit Cosmetics fan. There are very few of their products that I don’t love – Boing Concealer being the only one. And even though it didn’t suit my skin type I had to admit that the coverage was amazing.
Well, I now have another product to add to that list, unfortunately. Some Kind-a Gorgeous…
I bought a Benefit sampler kit at Sephora in December so that I could try this product but also for the mini Hoola bronzer that came with it.
Shade – Medium
Smell: Not great!
Texture: Smooth, velvety
Finish: Cream to powder formulation. Matte, powder finish.
Packaging: Very cute
Coverage: I expected medium coverage based purely on my experience with similar products. It’s lighter than this. It does even the skin tone which is a foundations main job after all. I needed too much concealer afterwards.
Staying power: It doesn’t last long on my combination skin. After a few hours it felt like I needed to powder, yet on application this products left a powder finish on my skin. My chin was oily by lunch and there was no product left there, although it did cling longer to the normal areas of my face.
Price: Expensive. I also think I would fly through the standard pot.I would recommend using your fingers instead of a sponge to make it go further.
Shade range: Awful. Only three. I never complain about Erase Paste only having 3 shades because Medium suits me perfectly. But if you aren’t lucky enough to fit in to the three shades you have to make do being a little off or mix products.
- The product seems to oxidise on my skin after application. It’s not really a problem if you’re prepared – applying evenly and not being too heavy handed.
- Came off on my shirt and was hard to wash out
- Seeped into fine lines – fine lines I hadn’t noticed until I tried this :(
It has to be said, some people really love this product! Maybe it’s just not designed for my skin. Would love to know if you have tried it and what you think.
If you can get your hands on a Benefit sampler pack in Sephora I would recommend trying before buying. For those of you on this side of the water, ask the artist at the Benefit counter to apply some for you and wear for the day before you buy.
Have you tried this? Do you like it? Thoughts on cream to powder foundations?