Name: Some Kind-A Gorgeous
From Benefit’s website:
Our oil-free, cream-to-powder formula is silky, even perfection for your complexion! This foundation faker will even out your skintone with lightweight, sheer coverage, making it look chart-topping gorgeous! Compact includes application sponge and mirror for touch-ups on the go!
What I liked:
– if you have great skin, you’ll love the light coverage this foundation provides
– easy to buildup, never looks cakey
– lightweight texture blends easily and feels like you have nothing on your skin
– natural satin matte finish
– cute packaging; comes with a mirror and a sponge
What I didn’t like:
– light coverage that doesn’t hide imperfections
– average staying power when used without a primer
– emphasizes dry patches
– only 3 shades available
– nasty scent
– the packaging doesn’t contain a lot of product
Some Kind-A Gorgeous, the name of the cream-to-powder foundation by Benefit, doesn’t refer to the finish it will give your complexion. Nope. It’s a kind of warning. If your skin is not already almost flawless to begin with, don’t bother with this stuff.
Cream-to-powder foundations tend to have thick textures that provide medium to full coverage. Some Kind-A Gorgeous, instead, is so lightweight that you feel like you have nothing on. That may be a good thing but, in this case, it also means that the coverage it provides is really light.
If you have some light freckles or discolouration on your skin, Some Kind-A Gorgeous will easily conceal them. But that don’t expect more than that. Redness, blemishes, dark circles and other imperfections will still be visible unless you build up the foundation, which is very easy to do without it giving your skin a cakey or unnatural appearance.
Yet, I don’t recommend you do that. Although I’ve only tried a mini size (which came without the sponge), the full compact too doesn’t really contain that much product. Use too much daily, and you’ll run out of it in no time. And when you shell out $30 for a foundation, you so don’t want to run out of it that soon.
Of course that doesn’t mean that the foundation is bad. Sometimes, a thin layer of coverage is all you need to even out your skintone. Just moisturize your skin well if it has any dry patches, because Some Kind-A Gorgeous will emphasise them. And that’s not gorgeous at all.
Another problem is the short staying power. On my t-zone, it lasts about 7 hours, unless I apply a primer underneath. I also wish there were more shades available. So far, it is available only in Light (the one I have, although it’s not a perfect match for me), Medium and Deep, so many people won’t be able to find a good match. And, of, the smell! It’s foul! Luckily, it fades quickly.
Although Some Kind-A Gorgeous is not really the best foundation for my light, combination skin, I love how easy it is to apply. The texture is smooth and blends like a dream, setting quickly into a powdery, satin matte, finish that looks very natural. I think it would work very well for younger women with great skin. Plus, they’ll fall in love with the cute packaging too.
Benefit Some Kind-A Gorgeous has a lightweight texture that provides light coverage that doesn’t coverage imperfections, making it suitable only for women who have good skin to begin with. Its smooth texture is easy to buildup but lasts only 7 hours on the skin without a primer. The powdery. satin matte finish, looks natural on, but can emphasise dry patches.