But while I was skeptical at first (I am a junkie for makeupalley reviews) because I had heard it oxidizes, isn't enough coverage and doesn't last, I took a chance with it. She applied it with a stippling brush, followed by Hello Flawless powder. She then swept Coralista, a blush she was practically forcing on me (while that sounds bad, she kept saying how she just thought I had the perfect skin tone for it and was super excited to show me it) onto the apples of my cheeks. The concealer she applied under my eyes was far too light, but when I looked in the mirror, I was amazed. Benefit really hit the jackpot. I asked her politely for the shade darker, because I felt it was a tad TOO light for my skintone, especially with summer coming, and took the chance with the darker color (beige) without trying it on. I am medium beige in Mac powder foundation and NW25 in their concealor, so I felt beige would fit me perfectly despite it's slightly orange-hue.
Because there was a DJ and the huge promo going on, I scored a mini "they're real" mascara and free $15 Benefit limited edition makeup bag for purchasing 3 products. The lady was so nice to me, throwing in 2 free mini POREfessionals (THANK GOD, it is $30 for 0.75 oz and the two bottles amounted to 0.5 oz!!)
I definitely loved the event and was one lucky girl. Not to mention I had no idea about parabens yet and benefit prides themselves on hello flawless oxygen wow being oil and paraben free!
Today, I put on a swipe of POREfessional, followed by the foundation. At first I thought it was slightly orange, but I quickly changed my mind in different lighting. With the hello flawless powder (also in beige) on top, followed by some smashbox contouring and a sweep of coralista on my cheeks, my face was the PERFECT girly, flawless look I was searching for. I was so incredibly giddy, I couldn't even contain myself. And the best part was how SOFT my face felt. I still can't stop touching it.
6 hours later, my makeup is still exactly the same as before. It did not oxidize, smear, become streaky, or fade. It looks 100% natural and I am 100% certain I made the absolute best choice for not only the beauty portion of it all, but the health portion.
I am very excited to find stuff good for my skin and good for my soul, and can't wait to play with my finds even more!