( Log Out / Comes with a dual applicator – sponge and brush along with an in-built mirror. All three of these formula’s are great choices for powder foundation. If you’re using this as your only foundation source, then you can use a buffing foundation brush or “Beauty Blender”, for full(er) coverage. Plus it’s a great drugstore alternative to my Benefit one. Powder foundations are surely one of the best possible choices for normal to oily skin and for humid summers like India is the best possible choice for flawless makeup. But, again, these skin tones will find that the “Airbrushing Pressed Bronzer” (from the same Physician’s Formula line), will accommodate your skin tones MUCH better. Longevity – the powder foundation is long lasting, around 4 to 5 hours for sure with little touch ups around the oily areas like the T-zone. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. One Swipe and you’re looking flawless in a flash! You can use both alone, or over liquid foundation (as long as the foundation isn’t too oily or moisturizing), and both products leave your makeup with a fresh and polished finish. Join 20,143 email subscribers & 121,972++ wordpress members-. I want to get another powder foundation. To be honest, I bought Revlon’s Nearly Naked in medium as a alternative to my Hello Flawless! Hello, everyone! The truth is, it happens to the best of us…. Interesting name but honestly speaking this shade didn’t match me. The black case has a magnetic lock and hence handling it makes a lot easier than anything else. If you aren’t part of Ulta’s Reward’s Program, or you aren’t signed up for their monthly catalogues, visit your nearest Ulta Beauty and get signed up for the program! it just means that you should be prepared for a few touch ups during the work day/night out. Final Verdict : I’m going to probably give the formula a better test in the Summer when my skin is a bit more oily. The best thing about the coverage is that it never looks ashy or cakey even though you decide to go for layers. Benefit Hello Flawless SPF 15 Powder Foundation provides. BENEFIT’s HELLO FLAWLESS! Having said that, the oil control isn’t phenomenal but decent. It works best with a setting powder brush, or a buffing foundation brush, and can be used with a “Beauty Blender” for a more full coverage face of foundation. With salicylic acid in the formula, I see less breakouts. And than I felt my skin. If I am honest, the Rimmel one lasts longer on the skin. NYX Cosmetics: “Stay Matte But Not Flat” Pressed Powder Foundation, $9.49 http://www.target.com OR Target Stores, Ulta, or CVS, Dupe: M.A.C Studio Fix Powder + Foundation. However, each person is born with unique skin type and that’s why we request our readers to test each product before using on their precious skin. BUT THERE IS GREAT NEWS! 8. ( Log Out / And most of the products that I have tried from NYX, have been very good, and some, even GREAT! The formula is improved during the baking process, because the formula; AKA microscopic granules of “powder” which come from minerals, and natural oils (think sunflower or jojoba oils) cling together to provide a more full coverage, but EXTRA soft, non-irritating formula, that provides a perfected look during application. Baked Powders soften the look of your skin, by providing a powder that is perfected during the baking process, because during the baking process, the formula. The foundation helps to even out skin tone, minimize imperfections and create a fresh subtle glow to the skin. Inside the box, is the well-built quadrangular black case which has the powder foundation in it and overall it has quite a retro feel to it. Over the time, it doesn’t slide off the face or looks odd even when if the weather isn’t very friendly in summers. Both give a light to medium coverage with a fresh, dewy skin finish. BELIEVE ME. How is this a “dupe” for It Cosmetics “Celebration Foundation?? And it doesn’t cake up! It has very cute packaging, but it is deceiving in terms of how much product you get. It can be worn alone, or over a light to medium coverage/matte finish liquid foundation. Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased. YES!…IF YOU CAN SPLURGE $34. Not only does it smooth out your skin tone and finish foundation, but it provides a flawless coverage, that promises selfies with “no filter” needed. NYX has an array of makeup and beauty products that are AWESOME, not only for the price, but just in general. It has SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen for appropriate sun protection, and DOES have a “smoothing” and “firming” effect when applied. It doesn’t look cakey or whitish upon buildable layers. is a VERY silky powder foundation; Benefit actually calls it a “custom powder cover-up…for face”. around to replace your beloved beauty staple because you’re on vacay? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. And I don’t regret my decision whatsoever. To achieve a satiny finish, sweep on with the brush using light, quick strokes and blend from the center of your face outward. It comes in a “transparent” shade, so it can be used for baking foundation (colorless or transparent shades are best for baking foundation or concealer). The “Airbrushing Pressed Powder” comes in 2 other shades; Beige, and Creamy Natural, which accommodates light to medium skin tones. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! And although M.A.C is a classic staple for most beauty buff’s, I predict that NYX’s “Stay Matte But Not Flat” Foundation Powder will be around for years to come, making this NYX product, a soon-to-be classic. It has a matte finish, but doesn’t look too matte, which can lead to looking dry or caked if you have dry skin. Oily skin might require touchups for summers. And these two happen to be my favorites. Texture – the texture of the foundation is fine milled and therefore it acts as a great setting powder. Coverage: Benefit > Revlon Also, it will not clog the pores and leaves room for the skin to breathe on its own. SPF 15 in a powder is a huge plus point for me ! SPF 15 is a blendable powder foundation with SPF 15 that goes on beautifully sheer and layers easily for customized coverage. Both the applicators fairs well. One day I was in Sephora, my second home, when a sales associate asked me if I needed help with anything. All of them provide excellent full coverage if that’s the look you want to achieve, and all three can be used over liquid foundation, WITHOUT looking cake-y or giving your foundation a “grey color” casting on the face, due to too much coverage. It’s more sheer than the Benefit one, but works just as great. For the sheer one, use a brush in a circular motion while for the medium to high coverage use the sponge. Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public. And after blowing through your hard earned beauty budget, you just can’t break the bank to RE-PURCHASE the products that someone stole, or replace the lost/broken product? ( GET FREE Ebook ) It certainly doesn’t leave you with a glow, but it doesn’t look too matte, which is a great benefit that this powder provides! The results were anything but “ordinary”…. Visit the official Benefit site for instant beauty solutions! Somehow the conversation following my respond led her to recommend a powder instead. ( Log Out / Ulta’s “Double Duty Wet/Dry Powder Foundation” was extremely smooth and felt “creamy” as far as the formula picking up on the powder brush. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. $11.99 http://www.target.com OR Target, CVS, & Ulta, Dupe: Lorac Porefection Baked Perfecting Powder $36, Laura Geller Double Take Foundation $36, (both at http://www.sephora.com), and M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish $34 (www.maccosmetics.com). OR (the worst) you’ve either misplaced or somebody STOLE your makeup bag or you’ve broken one of your favorite beauty products, beyond repair? Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation VS. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. When it comes to liquid or powder foundation, even with the dry skin that I have, I always lean towards powder. on my face, as a full coverage foundation powder. It’s a buildable, medium to full coverage formula, that when applied with your favorite powder brush, setting powder brush, foundation buffing brush, or Kabuki brush, goes on extremely smooth, finishing your liquid foundation with a perfect, flawless finish. I don’t however, suggest using this over full coverage liquid foundation, or extremely moisturizing foundation, because it can cast a grey, ashy look to your foundation finish, because of the full coverage both powder foundation and full coverage liquid foundation, offer. Her color options are so wide (this is a good thing) that if you are even ONE shade off on powder foundation from the liquid foundation, or one shade is Warm, and one shade is Cool, then you will end up with that HORRID grey looking color cast, or you will look cake-y, splotch-y or the coverage will look too full! BUT both are great options, especially the Physician’s Formula, when it comes to NOT breaking the bank. The dupe to Hello Flawless Benefit foundation Posted on February 17, 2014 by brianagreene1234 • Posted in makeup • Leave a comment So, I recently been really wanting to try the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow by Benefit and I finally bought it … And I’ll be honest, it look ghostly on me and not as good as I was expecting. These colors can be used, post-baking foundation; after the transparent or colorless “setting” powder (or “Airbrushing Pressed Powder” in Transparent) is applied and bakes for 5 to 7 minutes (but I’ll cover a full “baking” tutorial in my next blog post). It has been enriched with SPF 15 which isn’t very high but decent enough for a foundation. Since this is a powder foundation, you need to moisturize the skin well especially if you have a dry skin. AND during Ulta’s sale months (think Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty) you can purchase this powder foundation for a mere $6 (so stock up when you can!). ( Log Out / They all go on smooth, don’t cake, and give you all day coverage, that locks in place with a good setting spray. ( Log Out / OR it can be used alone for a lighter, but still skin smoothing, color correcting, skin tone even(ing) coverage. NYX’s “#NoFilter Finishing Powder”, Physician’s Formula “Airbrushing Pressed Mineral Powder”, Ulta’s “Double Duty Wet/Dry Pressed Powder Foundation”, and NYX’s “Stay Matte But Not Flat” Pressed Foundation Powder, are some of the best beauty steals on the market. Some of my favorite beauty steals from NYX, are their foundation powders. BENEFIT’s HELLO FLAWLESS! It’s not a good brush, and it’s thinly shaped with a fan like appearance. You can also wear a light coverage foundation and apply this powder on top and still get a decent coverage with a natural looking finish. I suggest using your favorite setting powder, buffing powder, or foundation powder makeup brush to apply this slightly creamy and smooth, but textured, buildable coverage foundation. All three powder foundation’s come in a pan, with compact packaging, including a mirror. Baked Powders are “baked” (literally) on a Terra-Cotta tile; Minerals and natural oils are mixed and then applied to the tiles to set and dry, AKA “bake”. They have everything from lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, lip liners, to blushes, bronzers, setting powders, makeup setting sprays, concealers, foundations, and powder foundations. Though these claims are a little over the top, they certainly aren’t too far from the truth…. Change ), The Dupe List: Pressed & Perfecting Powder Foundation(s). Swatch: Revlon applies lighter than Benefit The only difference is that It Cosmetics offers a wider variety of shades, which, like I mentioned before, is A LOT more convenient for beauties with medium-deep, to deeper skin tones.
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