After another unintentional break from blogging, I'm back... again. I know I've been a very sloppy blogger for the past year, but I suppose that's what you get when you try and spread yourself too thin. This year however I'm claiming the year as my own. After dropping out of university in late December (more on that another time....) I thought I should spend this year taking care of myself and really getting to know me. And one thing I do know about myself is that I love a good blogging session. 

So whilst having a little clear out of my foundation draw I came across this bad boy. "Some kind-a gorgeous lite". This is a Benefit product that retails for £24.50 in the UK. I bought this a while ago when I was on the hunt for a lightweight foundation that still gave a good coverage. Benefit describes the product as being a "cream to powder finish" which is something I've never really come across before. That's the thing that I dislike most about this foundation  - the texture. It goes from being silky and creamy to a very dry, gritty texture in a matter of seconds. The strange powdery feeling of this foundation made my skin crawl whilst applying it! I understand that's the major selling point of the product, so i suppose this is more of a personal pet peeve. 

I will say that immediately after applying the product my skin did have the dewy and youthful look to it that I was trying to achieve. However after wearing the foundation throughout the day I felt as though the foundation did oxidise and become slightly more orange. Saying this I do have a very pale complexion and so this might not be a visible flaw on someone with more of a tanned skin tone than mine. The powder-like nature of the foundation meant that clung to any and all of the patches on my face... which let me tell you, was not a good look.

The final off putting thing about this product, for me, was the smell. A cross between strong smelling play-doh and burning plastic.. not the sort of thing you want to be slathering all over your face really. No,  Some Kind-a Gorgeous was definitely not for me. That's not to say I don't like Benefit as a brand, I adore their blushes and highlights! I just haven't had the best of luck with any of their foundations. I find that many of them are not suitable for paler complexions. 

Have you had any experiences with Some Kind-a Gorgeous or any other Beneft foundations? Let me know! 
with love     


1 comment

  1. Sadly I had same experience with this foundation... I tried to make it work but it just doesn't agree with me :/
    xo, Jessie


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