Happy Monday my lovelies! How was your weekend? I had a wonderful weekend – first celebrating Divya’s birthday with dinner + karaoke on Saturday and then spending a day strolling through The Ex at the CNE with Mr. Beauty Nerd on Sunday. This week, I’m rushing to finish up some work before we head off for our vacation to the Mayan Riviera on Thursday! I don’t expect to be wearing a lot of makeup on the beach, but I do want some good coverage + a decent SPF because my skin has been looking quite blotchy lately and I don’t want the harsh sun to make it worse! I have actually been dying to try Benefit’s new Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation and after a couple days of testing it, here are a couple reasons why this little baby is coming on vacation with me…
First, my blotchy and uneven skin tone transforms instantly into a complexion that looks smooth, luminous and well, for a lack of a better word – flawless! Second, it’s lightweight, meaning that I won’t feel like I’ve caked on a heavy layer of makeup (which is really not ideal in any situation, and especially not the beach). And third, it contains an SPF 25 with PA+++. I love products that also give a PA rating because this means that Benefit has invested in the extra testing to measure specifically for UVA protection (and remember, UVA are the rays that cause ageing!). The SPF 25 will give me a decent UVB protection and the formula is oil-free, meaning that my pores are less likely to get clogged in hot, beachy weather.
Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation comes in 9 shades and if you need a little extra help finding one that matches your skin tone, they have created a cute little shade finder on their website.
And how could you resist yet another one of Benefit’s cheeky videos?
Because I haven’t done a giveaway for awhile, I thought today would be a great day to share some of my flawless complexion goodies with 1 of you! I will be giving away one Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in Nutmeg (it’s the darker shade shown above). This shade is described as a ‘neutral mocha for deeper complexions’. C’mon girls – I know ya want this! Just as a side note, I did pump out some of this product out for photography, but other than that, it has not been used!
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