Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation (Review and Swatches)

Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation, £24.50 | BenefitBoots and Debenhams

For a while I’ve been in the search for a foundation which would blow my mind just as much as the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I’ve recently discovered a few good ones, but the shades have been either too pink, too light or too dark. A couple of weeks ago, I was having a little chat with one of the girls at the Benefit counter and she introduced me to their new foundation. That was my lucky day!

Benefit Hello Flawless foundation is an oil-free brightening liquid foundation containing SPF 25. The coverage is buildable from light to medium, which leaves the skin healthy-looking with a flawless finish. With 9 shades available to choose from, there’s a great selection for medium/olive skintones. My skin is medium olive with warm yellow undertones and I was matched with the shade ‘toasted beige’, which is the 6th shade from lighter to darker. It was an absolute perfect match to my skin, and that’s pretty hard to find. If you’re very pale or very dark, or if you have pink undertones, you may find it difficult to find a perfect match with this foundation, but if you’re somewhere in the middle with yellow undertones, there’s a very good chance you’ll find a perfect match.

Products that claim ‘flawless complexions’ are usually just using marketing techniques to lure customers, but this foundation really does come very close to a flawless finish. First, I prepped my skin with the Benefit Moisture Prep Toning Lotion (review to come!) and applied the foundation with my fingers. I noticed I achieved a light coverage, not very flawless, but nevertheless my skin looked quite good and luminous. The next day I tried it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush (review to come!) and that made such a big difference; I now achieved a medium coverage with a pretty flawless finish!

I cannot rave enough about this foundation. It has stepped up to the spot once only occupied but the Chanel Vialumiere Aqua foundation, and if you’re medium skin toned, you should really give this a go! If you have already tried it, let me know how it’s worked out for you :)
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation is available now from Benefit, Boots and Debenhams, priced at £24.50.

Au revoir!



  • Summer Loren

    The colour match is fab and it looks like a lovely foundation, I need to invest in a new foundation and might branch out and try this one rather than repurchasing my HG Diorskin Nude foundation x

  • Catarina G

    I saw this when I walked by Sephora yesterday! I’m glad I didn’t stop to take a closer look, because I have pink undertones. It looks so nice on the skin, though!

  • Le Beauty Girl

    It’s really amazing for yellow undertones. Maybe the first 2 shades are a bit more pink-toned, but the other ones look quite yellow. It’s worth asking on a Benefit counter and they can match you with a shade :) x

  • Le Beauty Girl

    Thanks, Becky! It’s a great foundation, but a little bit on the expensive side. Maybe get a sample to try it first and see how you get on with it :) The lippy is Rouge Dior in Star Fuchsia :) xx

  • Ashton

    I have two bottles of this in Honey & Champagne and tbh its not for me. I have pink undertones and found that quite a few of the shades were yellow, champagne just looks actual yellow on my face its disgusting! It should have went well cos my skin tone but it didnt. On the other hand Honey is okay but I prefer a full coverage but I suppose it will be great for summer. One thing tho, I strangely found these to make me sweat as tho they were too heavy on skin, very strange I know haha. Will still continue using though


  • Nidia80

    After reading this review I went and bought this foundation. OMG this stuff is amaaaazing. Probably the best foundation I have ever used. It is like an improved version of Vitalumiere aqua, becuase it does last more on the skin and has better color match ( for yellow girls ), also is a lot more natural. If you apply it with brush ( real techniques ) it has very good coverage, YOU look 5 years younger. The feeling in the skin is the best, probably the most comfortable foundation I have ever used. At the top of this it has good ingredients. Thank you very much for the post!!!!

  • Le Beauty Girl

    Yay, I’m glad it has worked for you! I’m seriously impressed the results and I agree with you about it being a better colour match than Vitalumiere aqua for us yellow girls! hehe

    Thanks for your comment! :) xx

  • Le Beauty Girl

    Oh I’m sorry it hasn’t really worked for you. It doesn’t seem to cater for pink undertones, which is unfortunate, maybe try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I didn’t notice anything unusual with regards to sweating, but thanks for letting me know. I’ll keep an eye out for that :) xx

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