Benefit Series: Some Kind of Gorgeous Foundation Faker

This product is an oil free cream to powder formula that fakes foundation. I was a bit confused really, a foundation faker? How does that even work, surely it’s just a foundation? 
I really love the retro disk packaging, very cool. With the full size product you get a mirror and a lovely soft sponge (checked it out in store) but as I only have the mini I get bupkis. 
There are only three shades to choose from, light, medium and deep, which isn’t such a wide range. I have medium and as you can see the colour swatched on my hand is way too dark but on my face it wasn’t such a bad match. 
The plus notes: It felt smooth and silky on my skin. The downside is that is did literary nothing for my skin. No coverage in the slightest! Complete pointless product for me which is a shame as it does feel good on the skin. I didn’t even apply to the whole face as I was that disappointed (hence no before and after pictures), plus I was going out and needed the coverage so used another foundation. 
You win some you lose some and this is the first Benefit product I have used and not liked. Ho hum…
Would love to hear everyone else’s thoughts!


  1. 15th May 2012 / 10:22 pm

    i love benefit! and the product packaging! shame it didnt do its magic ๐Ÿ™ maybe cos it wasnt the right shade?? cos it happens to me sometimes when i get the wrong shade of concealers.. it doesnt work so i just get a ligter/darker one! but my friend uses their powder and she loves it!!

  2. 15th May 2012 / 10:37 pm

    I think it's just my crappy skin needs more coverage. Never mind there's plenty more products out there ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. 15th May 2012 / 10:42 pm

    I have this and use it after my foundation as more of a concealer. Mainly because I thought it was a concealer! It does a good job of that anyway! I did try it alone but like you need more coverage, this with the oxygen wow foundation is really nice for hot day as it's so light yet can provide (just) enough coverage.

    • 16th May 2012 / 9:48 pm

      I didn't really get on with the Oxygen foundation, had the wrong colour for a start but there was something that I just didn't feel right for me. Might try it as a concealer though thanks!

  4. 16th May 2012 / 12:39 am

    Really loving this series of Benefit reviews! I still haven't tried much from Benefit besides their blushers, and I honestly always passed by this product in particular. Glad I have!

    • 16th May 2012 / 9:51 pm

      Aww thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I don't want to put people off though but it certainly wasn't right for me x

  5. 16th May 2012 / 8:13 am

    I have a mini of this in the cabana glama set.Like you said, feels great on the skin but has 0 coverage. Made for girls with flawless skins grrr!!!

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