When I first heard about Benefit's new foundation, I thought it sounded fantastic. It's packed with benefits: SPF 25 PA+++, anti-aging ingredients, and hydration. What more could a girl ask for?
Well, nothing. If you have yellow undertones.
I tried the Ivory and Petal shades. Petal was as yellow as yellow could be, and I ruled that one out; Ivory, which I regrettably put all over my face and wore for part of the day, was yellow enough to leave a line of demarcation even after blending. This foundation isn't going to work if you've got pink undertones at all. Also, I found that it rubs off quite easily. All in all, I was so embarrassed to have this on my face that I scrubbed it off and reapplied different makeup a couple of hours after putting it on.
Lightweight while providing coverage
Only good for complexions with yellow undertones
Rubs off easily
Verdict: Might be worth a shot if you've got a golden undertone and not a lot of imperfections to cover. Otherwise, steer clear.