Review: Benefit Oxygen Wow! Foundation

Apologies for the small, well used bottle of foundation, I only decided to review this after using it for quite a while! I’ve heard quite a lot about the Benefit Oxygen Wow! foundation so when T got it me in a set for christmas I was really excited to try it! Benefit describe this foundation as an ‘oil-free brightening liquid foundation [that] builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion you can believe in. It’s you…just more luminous & healthy looking.’ย IMG_0604It is a very lightweight foundation that is quite watery in texture, it does look pretty natural, however I feel like you have to use quite a bit each time you use it. My skin does look healthy when I wear it and it blends out quite nicely, however, it does have a couple of downsides. I have summarised the good and the bad points with this below:

The Good:

  • Lightweight in texture
  • Doesn’t feel cakey on the skin
  • Blends well
  • I feel like my skin can breathe when I wear it
  • I have found quite a good colour match in the colour ‘ivory’

The Bad:

  • You have to use quite a lot each time
  • It does seem to disappear throughout the day, particularly in my T zone it just kind of fades away. I feel like I would have to reapply this if I had a long day, which is a bit of a faff.
  • If you have any dry patches this can stick to them from time to time, which I discovered during my recent mega dry skin spell.

Overall I do quite like this foundation, it is nice and lightweight which is good for the day time. I have enjoyed using this small bottle however I don’t think I would pay ยฃ26.50 for the full price as I do prefer my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua to this for the day time and I have hardly any faults with that.

Have you tried this foundation? If so, what do you think of it?

Much Love


23 thoughts on “Review: Benefit Oxygen Wow! Foundation

  1. Thanks so much for the review, it’s so helpful! I’ve been considering buying this for a while now, but I do have dry patches and I don’t want to have to reapply, so I might give this one a miss! Xx

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, it is nice and obviously everyones skin is different, but I feel like there are better foundations for the money. I would maybe recommend Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, this has never ever stuck to dry patches on my skin ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  2. No apologies for the small bottle needed. I would rather read a review of someone who uses a lot of the product and really knows how it works on the skin rather than someone who just bought it. Thank you for the review! It seems like it would be good for combo skin since it is oil free, yet brightening!

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    1. I’ve nearly finished it up now as I have been using it for the last few days too, I like to give products the best chance to prove me right or wrong but this one is a bit meh really. Sad but true! xx


    1. It does seem to differ from person to person, the more I’ve used it, the more I find it seems to sit on my skin rather then set, so it smudges at the slightest touch. Have you experienced that at all? I’ve got it on today and literally my nose has no foundation on lol! xxx


  3. Great review! I have been wondering about this foundation but it doesn’t sound like it’s better than a couple of the drugstore foundations that I use. I think I will save my money and pass on this one lol. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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    1. You’re welcome! I’ve spoken to a couple of other people that find it wears off throughout the day and for that price you would expect it to last better! My boyfriends mum said that when she went to take her face make up off at night literally nothing came off as it had ‘disappeared’ throughout the day. Strange! Glad you enjoyed reading and glad I saved you some $$ !!xxx

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