Benefit's Some Kind-a Gorgeous, the Foundation Faker


Part of being addicted to make-up is trying out different brands out there.  But to be honest, as much as I am addicted to make-up, I am not that brave in just trying out any brands out there, especially if I'm shelling out money - even the products that some swear by.  Unless, of course, you receive beauty products to review.  That is a different story.

My first Benefit Cosmetics item was their lip balm, Benetint.  I hated the scent because I couldn't distinguish if it smelled of Rose or what.  I really loved how it always made my lips looked naturally red though.  I emptied 3 Benetints and stopped using it before I graduated from college because it wasn't locally available in Manila.  Boo to that.  And if ever it was, they sold it twice its original price (Sephora sells it for USD18 or USD20).

Since my affair with Benefit Cosmetics did not go so well, their other products didn't entice me enough.  Sure, the packaging is lovely.  But that was not enough for me to try their products again.

Not until I received a package containing Benefit Cosmetics.

Benefit Cosmetics' foundation faker in Medium

when swatched

Foundation faker all over my face

Apologies for the scary mug shot.  It's hard to look that good when you've only had about 3 hours of sleep and couldn't figure out exactly how to use a new beauty product.  Hehe.

- enticing packaging
- shades are true to color
- mousse type (or something that feels like it)
- blends perfectly
- no irritation upon using it

- does not come with an applicator (you have to use your fingertips to apply it)
- not hygienic
- mousse type (can be a pro or con)

So it all boils down to one question, did I like it?

To what its worth, yes I like it.  This is the first time that I've tried a foundation(faker) with this kind of texture.  I usually use powder or liquid.  This foundation faker blends perfectly.  Definitely your skin but better.  I also like the fact that I received several compliments upon completing my make-up.  I usually put on the same look when I go to the office so I rely on the compliments I get whenever I use a new beauty product.

One thing I don't like about it though is that you have to apply it using your fingertips.  I tried using a foundation brush and it won't transfer to the brush.  It just made the foundation a tad dirty since something (like a small strand of I don't know what) blended in the foundation.  It's not hygienic at all so it would be difficult to let your friends try this product using your own.

I'm not sure if I will buy this product again but I think I'll try other (foundation) products of Benefit Cosmetics.

Benefit Cosmetics will be locally available in Manila starting this December 2011 in Greenbelt 5.  So, ladies be prepared for a haul!


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