So what makes it different? Benefit claims that it is not really a foundation, but rather a foundation faker! It is sheer and transparent that it can match just about any skin tone (they only make three shades of it). I have to say that I found it's ability to cover my flaws and make my skin even without looking caky or fake is amazing.
I really like the texture of it, my skin is covered easily in just a few swipes, there is no fussing with blending or matching my tone for the day and best of all it is really light feeling.
It comes in a horrible kitschy package (big shock there) that is made of white plastic and has a horrible sticker on it for a label that looks like a record. Inside is much nicer with a large mirror and the foundation, underneath that is another compartment to hold a sponge.
I of course have after only a few uses completely messed up the mirror and made it a goopy mess, I'm bad that way.
Benefit only makes this baby in three colours, light, regular and deep. The light is so new I haven't even seen it in stores yet. I bought mine in regular, but when I see the light I will be picking that up instead.
Biggest downside (besides the ugly packaging), since it is so creamy I don't feel you get enough in the package for the price and amount you end up using. I hit the pan (and big time) after a week and a half. That is crazy! For $39.99, it should last me more than 3 weeks, and at the rate and consistency I was using it, that is all it would last me
- light feeling
- no colour matching for you skin needed
- blends easily
- covers well -very little concealer was needed on me
- sturdy packaging
- dries to a powder finish
- hit the pan in less that 2 weeks (crazy) - you use a lot and don't get a lot in the package
- pricy - $39.99
- hideous packaging
Overall : I like this stuff a lot (oh I really do), I would use it every day if I could, but there is only 0.34 oz in there and it goes fast for the price. I hope someone knocks this baby off soon so I can afford to use it for everyday foundation.