We Test New Benefit Flawless Primer and Foundation

Benefit is one of the best known make-up brands in the UK, used by celebrity make-up artists on stars like Little Mix, Alesha Dixon, Daisy Lowe and tons of top models. Their miracle products are Pose-tint (used to give a rosy flush to the cheeks or lips) or High Beam (which Sarah Jessica Parker’s make-up used her on every episode on Sex and The City to give her a dewy glow). But what’s the Benefit foundation like?

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In two days time – on 13 June – a new product is coming onto the market and I went to an advance launch party in London’s Ice Bar. For a start, that is pretty cool (I guess, literally) as normally launch events happen on the day of the release. This new Stay Flawless 15 hour primer product is getting a lot of hype to make sure everyone knows about it.

So the million dollar question is the Stay Flawless 15 hour primer worth the hype? And what about what you wear on top, the foundation?

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At the launch, I put on some primer and I loved the way it glided onto my skin quite effortlessly. It’s as soft as my favourite skin serum from Face B4 but with the added benefit of providing a smooth base that your make-up can cling to. For busy girls like me, this is great news as it means less touch ups. If you start work around 9 or 10and you go to the ladies loos at around 3pm, how much work do you normally need to do to your face? For me, it’s normally been a complete revamp…and that’s because I didn’t always have primer in my routine.

Benefit’s done it’s own survey and 94% of people said it made their makeup last longer and 97% say it improved their skin complexion and improved the performance of their foundation. It acts like a magnet! For full details, see the Benefit website.

The party was an opportunity to see another BRAND NEW product, which won’t be in stores until 15 June. Here’s an exclusive photo of the new Matthew Williamson kit.

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And this is what you get inside: on-trend eye shadow colours, Bad Gal mascara, lip gloss, bronzer and a brush.

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Perfect for travelling or a night out – this is everything you need in one box!

So how much does it all cost? The primer is £24.50, the foundation is £25.50 and the Matthew Williamson The Rich is Back kit is £26.50. Pretty reasonable for products that are going to make your life lots easier AND look pretty inside your make-up bag.

Zoe Griffin

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Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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