The Product I'm Dubbing 'My Perfect Foundation'

26 November 2019

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation

Described as
"a smooth, flawless makeup base [with] light to medium coverage"

Meg says...
A foundation drop from one of my favourite beauty brands promising to be my "daily mood boost bottled" along with lightweight coverage? Yes, yes, triple yes. I'm constantly on the lookout for my perfect foundation and whilst I think I've found it in the Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Éclat, there's no harm in continuing that good old holy grail makeup base journey - so bring it on, Benefit!

Just downright adorable. Who gave Benefit permission to be this cute? The warm copper rose gold lid and nude base would've been enough on their own, but they've only gone and put an actual smiling face with loveheart eyes on it... it's almost too much. Continuing with the extremely cute theme it's small and dinky, but you get an average 30ml of product and it's the ideal smash and leak-proof bottle for travelling. The nozzle applicator means you can squeeze out just the right amount of product, and I do this directly to my face in little dots.

This has a beautiful soft gel formula that sits bang in the middle between thin and thick, as it won't run down your face but it holds its own! Give the bottle a little shimmy and a little shake before applying to ensure the product hasn't separated.

I couldn't find this more easy to apply and find it blends perfectly with a buffing brush like the Look Good Feel Better Multi-Tasking, something more traditional like the Brushworks Foundation Brush, a sponge like the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge or fingers. All of these techniques work equally well and the coverage is buildable so you can add more where you need it without worrying about caking.

I get a slight clean apricot fragrance from this that disappears once it's on the skin, but I've read quite a few reviews that say they notice no discernible scent.

I use Shade 1 and find it such a perfect match - it's the kind of shade that practically disappears as soon as it touches my skin and I never have to worry about telltale 'tide marks'. This comes in twelve shades altogether however, so not the widest range.

An evened-out complexion that looks fresh and healthy. This covers imperfections like dark circles or blemishes without eclipsing my freckles, making it one of the most natural-looking foundations I've ever tried. Even up close in a magnifying mirror it looks sheer and fairly undetectable and feels just as lightweight and breathable also. The finish is a radiant matte with impressive staying power, and I'd feel confident about applying this without a mirror which is the highest praise for a foundation in my opinion!


The bottom line
L-O-V-E. This is up there with my beloved YSL as a contender for my perfect foundation! I'm always so consistently happy (just like the fella on the packaging) with the way it makes my skin look and for that reason, it'll be in my everyday makeup bag for the foreseeable future.

Photos by Megan Duffield Photography

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