It’s so hard to keep up with Benefit these days: I tell you, it feels like something amazing from them arrives on my desk practically every week. The latest is “Hello Flawless!”, a light but industrial-strength powder that works as a spot cover-up, all-over foundation or sheer finishing powder.
This is one of those all-purpose multitasking products that would make a great addition to your purse, especially if you’re planning on any office-to-party scenarios in the lead-up to Christmas and New Year’s.
I applied it with a sponge (it’s included) and it worked like a dream on erasing my usual blotchiness. The sponge also works well if you pat it directly on individual blemishes—just dust off the excess with a brush (yippee! that’s also included). It works as an all-over shine-busting powder, too, if you apply it with a brush (consider swapping out the flat one with a big, fluffy, oversized one). Since the product’s texture is so sheer, you just build in layers to get the coverage level you want.
Priced at $44 each and available at Sephora, Murale and select Holt Renfrew and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. Available in three shades.