Hello Flawless!

This was a bit of an impulse buy last year in London, and if i'm being honest I was sort of talked into buying it by the very enthusiastic counter man. Hello Flawess! Is said to be a "silky powder cover up" which "glides on naturally sheer and layers beautifully for customised coverage". And as anyone who's read my recent posts my already know, I'm becoming more obsessed with covering redness and attempting to get that "brightened" look recently.
So here it is



As soon as I had this I started using it daily, and although the Benefit chap said I could use it instead of foundation, for ultimate coverage I used it lightly over the top of Maybelline's Dream Matte Mouse. I was in love. The shade I have (Champagne, or "Me Vain?") is a little darker than natural skin tone but I use quite a bit of fake tan so tisn't really a problem.
I used this everyday for about a week, I know it's described as Silky but it's definitly a matte finish and covered up my redness relitively well, although I think to banish the bane of my life completly it'd have to be used with a concealer from the gods.

After a week though I started getting a little bit blotchy and pimply so I cast Hello Flawless to the dark depths of my make up bag and only bought it up for air once a week. However the pimples and blotches kept on a'comin and I quickly realised it was the Judas of makeups the dream matte mouse that was attacking my skin. Oh Hello Flawless why did I doubt you? Here, have your well deserved ! back....
I now use this every day (as you can tell by the little silver splodge coming through) over my Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid and the two have a very nice little relationship going on.




Like most Benefit products a lot of thought has gone into the packaging, you get a mirror, a brush and a sponge with 0.25 oz of powder which might not seem like much but I've used this every day for a while now and I really don't use it sparingly. It's £24.50 which was a huge splurge and a bit of a silly risk for me but It was deffs worth it and I'll be buying it again as soon as it runs out.

Right, I think I might have rambled on enough. Has anyone else tried this? Had good/bad experiences? Lemme know!
And as always, as I always seem to post on a Sunday, hope everyone's had a good weekend. I went to Wembley yesterday to watch England Vs Switzerland which wasn't the best of games but the atmosphere (especially from the Swiss who put us to shame a little bit) was amazing.


19 comments

  1. I've always wanted to try this! I am glad you like it so well!! :] I love benefit!

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  2. I have the exact same problem with dream matte mousse. For years I have been using Boots no7 mousse foundation, it was perfect and I never had any break outs. But they have recently discontinued it, and I am devastated to say the least. So until I can find another great mousse product, I am stuck using the dream matte mousse one, and it makes me break out when I never usually do.
    Great blog by the way, now following
    www.chuck-hill.blogspot.com xo

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  3. Love Benefit, and esp love their packaging. Ive never tried Hello Flawless before, as Benefit is quite pricey so only allow myself the occasional treat. I hate the way certain products cause break outs, it seems to happen more and more. It happened to me with Mac studio Fix fluid and I was soooo gutted. . .
    Hope you had fun at the match, I dont know any girls who do, but I really like it, been to loads of Liverpool games the atmosphere is amazing and steven gerrard in shorts whats not to like haha . x x

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  4. It looks really good :) But I don't think I can handle spending almost £25 on a product right now, purely because I'm very, very skint!
    Ooh, we didn't do so well last night, did we? I was hoping England would win! xx

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  5. I love benefit..especially their blushers. Well worth the money!

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  6. I love the Dream Matte Mousse and don't know what I would do without it - I bought the Elf mineral foundation last week and have been using that over the top of it which looks really nice - might have to try the Benefit one next time I'm feeling flush!
    xxx

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  7. It sounds lovely! Great review, I haven't tried it.

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  8. I've always wanted to try this stuff from Benefit! I would love to get my hand on a sample. I love their Coralista blush and it lasts forever!

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  9. I bought this in duty free last summer and I have crappy acne and A LOT of redness.. This covered everything and made my skin look really flawless. Sadly I can't justify £24.50 on a new powder as I'm a wee bit skint but would definitely re-purchase :}
    Great review
    xx

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  11. Oh this sounds very interesting, I'm forever on the lookout for the perfect foundation/powder cover-up, I wish I could get more samples of this sort of stuff...xxx

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  12. I am such a sucker for being talked into things by enthusiastic counter staff! Glad this one worked out for you though!

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  13. Oooh I love Hello Flawless, i rushed out to buy it after a friend wore it on a night out, it's brilliant!

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  14. Ooh I may have to try this, I do like Benefit but it is pricey! Thanks for the follow, I'm following you too :)

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  15. the packaging on that makeup looks really sweet! x

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  16. oooh i must give it a go x

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  17. thank you so much for your lovely comment,
    You have a very very lovely blog!!! :)

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  18. ooo! I've just bought the benefit playstick in Spin The Bottle and I love it, I love Benefit. I haven't tried this product but I may do when my current foundation runs out. A little tip i've picked up recently is if you use a powder over your foundation it will help it stick all day, meaning no re-applying and your foundation lasts longer!!! I really love your spotty background by the way, it's so cute xxx

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  19. hiya, just found your blog by mistake! it sounds like you have the exact same skin type as me! Might have to give this a go now :)xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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