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Lipstick Powder N Paint wants you to be beautiful­ ‑ inside and out ‑ and the best way to do that is to make sure you have all your questions answered by true beauty experts. Every Monday, our experts will be answering your questions about skincare, makeup, hair and oral health.

Today’s expert is Melanie Hutchinson, National Training Manager for Benefit Cosmetics Canada.

benefit-melanie-hutchinson-head-shot If you ask Melanie why she loves her job so much, she’ll tell you that it combines her three favourite things – make-up, travel and teaching. With over twelve years of experience in the beauty industry, Melanie is an authority on all things cosmetics and she LOVES everything about Benefit. “It’s the best brand out there,” she says. “Benefit makes everything about cosmetics fun. How could I not love my job?!” Her must-have? Badgal Lash Mascara!

Today’s question is one we’ve all probably wondered at some point…

    Q: If I have oily skin that has blemishes, which Benefit product should I use as a base/foundation?

    A: Hello dar-ling! All you need is Hello Flawless, our custom powder foundation. This powder is going to even out your skin tone while mattifying oily skin for an absolutely flawless complexion. The compact includes two applicators depending on the coverage you desire – a brush to sweep powder across the skin for a light to medium coverage and a sponge to cover pesky blemishes and provide a medium to heavy coverage. It’s the perfect base for the rest of your look. Next step is blush and bronzer!

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