Oxygen WOW! Benefit’s New Foundation

8 May

I waited a long time for this foundation came out, I was one of the first in line to purchase it when it finally came to Ulta!  Was it worth the hype?

Let’s check it out!

Website (Sephora) description: This natural-finish foundation builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion and features light-diffusing properties and hydrating benefits. Its nourishing formula contains Benefit’s exclusive Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex, which helps boost cellular respiration for a “plumping up” effect, protects against environmental stresses, and contains vitamin C and E derivatives known to prevent the signs of aging.

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My thoughts: First thing I noticed, the consistency is a bit thin.  Even, watery.  Aside from that, it gives decent coverage, light to medium, just like the description says.  It is very hydrating and gives more of a dewy finish to the skin.  I would suggest using a little less moisturizer than usual (for you oily skinned gals) before applying.  You girls with dry skin, you will love how this feels on your skin, it’s like a drink of water.  Think, tinted moisturizer in a pump.

Downside: The shade selection, they all have a yellow undertone.  For Asian gals, that’s wonderful news.  However, I could not find a good match for my half-Asian warm toned skin.  I purchased the third to lightest shade (I’m an NC30), and even though it was the best match I could find, it still isn’t right.  I have to mix with other foundations to get it to look right on my skin.

Overall:  I love Benefit’s marketing on this, it really focuses on the vitamins and the SPF.  I love that this has SPF 25 in it, that’s almost unheard of.  As far as the “plumping” and “anti-aging” effects that it claims to have, it’s hard to say since I don’t have wrinkles yet  (don’t hate me, my time will come).  It’s a nice, hydrating, light to medium foundation that is paraben-free.  I like it.

Glitter rating: 3.5 / 5 (it’s really a 4, but lost 0.5 due to shade selection)

You can purchase this on their website, Sephora, or Ulta.  It is $34.00 for 1oz.


2 Responses to “Oxygen WOW! Benefit’s New Foundation”

  1. WithLoveShmon May 8, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    ooooh sounds gooood!!


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