Today, our Guest Beauty Blogger is The Muse from Musings of a Muse -- an addictive beauty blog focusing on product reviews with an honest opinion, real product photos and a unique and original spin on makeup. Here, The Muse reviews Benefit's Hello Flawless! Powder, using handy pictures of herself so you can see the difference.


Benefit has succeeded yet again and has a big winner on its hands with its new Hello Flawless! Powder.


Fantastically good stuff. Count this Muse impressed! And you can go read more glowing Benefit product reviews here. Anyway, I've used quite a lot of powders in my day but I don't think I've come across as richly pigmented powder as Benefit Hello Flawless. If you use a powder foundation you're seriously going to want to give this a try as it truly covers literally EVERYTHING and possibly the kitchen sink too.

The powder is heavily pigmented but manages to remain light and natural on the face, which is quite impressive for the Muse. Anything as pigmented as this powder would make me think twice as I'd worry it would appear cakey on my skin -- but nope, not the case. Flawless is the order of business indeed. The formula is gentle, light and quite airy. I was a bit worried that my dry skin would look absolutely ridiculous with this on but no problems at all in that area. The powder applies and blends like a dream and creates flawless coverage without any caking, creasing, or flaking due to dry skin. It managed to control my oily forehead and stayed fresh for about four or five hours before I needed to head in for a touch up. Normally I don't wear powder as a foundation but I did so today and I must say I was looking heavenly as you'll notice from my photos below. Even my mate Martin mentioned that I was "glowing"!

Benefit Hello Flawless! has a lot going for it; in particular the fact that it contains SPF 15. The compact is too cute with a "lit" makeup mirror on the cover and the words "Hello Flawless." Flip it open to reveal a dual compact which has the powder on top and houses the brush and the sponge, yes indeed two applicators, underneath.

The powder gives the Burger King motto a whirl for its money! Its "Have it your way" foundation powder! The basic concept of the powder is it works one of two ways by 1. using the brush to sweep on a thin layer of powder to combat oil, set makeup, or freshen your face up or 2. use the sponge applicator for full on flawless coverage and to cover spots, blemishes, or dull skin.

The Muse tried it both ways and although brushing on the powder is fab for a quickie touch up, I actually prefer application with the sponge as I felt like taking full advantage of such a pigmented powder (in this particular case more was less). There aren't many ways to describe the results ... flawlessness is the best way to put it, hence the name right? It seriously covers really well and creates a perfect canvas for makeup. Heck, I even used a tiny bit under my eyes and it covers up dark circles in a snap! I checked the ingredients and I don't see any Talc which could account for why it wore so well on my face.


Overall, I'm truly in love with Benefit Hello Flawless! and quite happy to Muse Approved it for purchase. You seriously need to give this one a try as it's a winner. I'm looking forward to using this as my primary foundation come the Summer and I'm particularly delighted that even though it's Winter and my skin is quite dry that I'm still able to take full advantage and look beautiful and gorgeous without any flaky grossness. Any certain dullness was quickly erased and I was left looking flawless.