Foundation: Benefit’s “Some kind-a gorgeous”


What: Foundation

From: Benefit Cosmetics, Some Kind-a Gorgeous

Shade: Medium

Hello you!


I got this foundation in the Sephora Sales (post: here) and picked it up. I don’t think it’s available anymore either. Here’s what I said about it originally:

“Benefit – I got this foundation in the shade medium which, from the tester, seemed to be a good match. It comes in a compact (with a mirror) and looks and first feels liquid/creamy which then transforms into a powder finish and dries quickly. I have the oxygen wow foundation from benefit which I’m still unsure of (she says half way through the bottle) but as this is on sale I went for a I’ll make it work mindset. Plus I’m sort of expanding my foundation ‘collection’ so why not”

What I also forgot to mention is that I had seen this foundation before, before seeing in in the sales and being semi interested in it, so also factored into why I decided to buy it.

Having used this foundation a couple of times I’ve formed an opinion on this, and it’s not great. The packaging is in line with Benefit’s style and I like that there is a sponge and a mirror. I like the shade, I think it matches well against my skin so my quick shade match with the tester was good.

This foundation does turn from a cream to a powdery finish, however it is absolutely a disaster I feel with my skin type (oily). I will put this foundation on and my skin already feels like an oily mess. I will feel my skin and the texture feels more slick that it really should, and wearing glasses too I just don’t appreciate the extra slip. Before even lunch time my foundation has broken down (even with wearing primer). I’m not liking this and am seeing why this is now discontinued. I currently use this as a concealer touch up or a quick touch up on my chin (which is where I usually break out, and don’t tend to get oily).Let’s see how I feel about it towards the end of this product but either way, as it is discontinued, there’s nothing much I’ll be able to do about it even if I change my mind about this…


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