Ben Nye Creme Foundation Review

Ben Nye Creme Foundation

Ben nye creme foundation

What The Company Claims About The Product:

Ben Nye’s Creme Foundations offer superb quality, intense pigmentation and distinctive color selection. Smooth consistency provides bold or subtle effects, and effortless blending with Creme Rouges, Highlights and Shadows. Intense pigmentation provides excellent coverage.

The foundation is offered in different shades and series:

• Proscenium (P) Series – Classic colors ideal for characters where specialty shades are required. Vivid pigmentation for durability and dramatic results.
• Lite (L) Series – Soft, natural shades impart a warm tan-peach tone from very fair to subtle tan-rose. Suitable for actors with fair skin tones.
• Tan (T) Series – Golden-tan shades suitable for blonde to brunette Anglo performers.
• Medium (M) Series – Healthy, natural shades suitable for Anglo males. Best when applied thinly like satin. (M) and (Y) Series appear darker in the container than when applied.
• Olive (Y) Series – Natural shades for actors with olive skin tones. Also useful for olive-toned ethnic characters.
• Twenty (TW) Series – Light olive to deep warm-browns. This series complements brunettes, olive and brown skin tones.
• Maple (MA) Series – Golden light-brown to rich brown tones provide an attractive, contemporary palette of shades for performers of color.

The shade that I got, “Death Straw” is from the P-proscenium series.

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8 dollars + shipping. So, costed me around 700.

.5oz/14gm. Good for Application on 35-40 faces.

For Best Results:
Apply with latex sponge, fingertips or brush in sections with a gentle patting motion. Set with powder. Lightly stipple moistened sponge over set makeup to enhance lustre.




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My Take on Ben Nye Creme Foundation:

I had seen good reviews about this cream foundation on the blogosphere (International), so thought of trying it out, also because I have always had fairly good experience with other Ben Nye products.

The foundation comes in a lightweight plastic, round container with a see-through lid on top. It couldn’t have been simpler than this 😛 I guess this is common with most pro products.  Major attention is given to the product itself rather than on packaging.

The foundation has creamy, soft texture, but is slightly thick. I dot it all over the face and blend it with a moist sponge. I have noticed with this, it gets a little tough to blend with a foundation brush, but with a sponge, it blends easily. The coverage it provides is great and I would definitely consider it a full-coverage foundation. I need very little concealing when I am wearing this, may be just some concealing under the eyes. The staying power is good and with a primer, it stays fresh for good 5-6 hours.

Being a cream foundation, it has a dewy finish, which I like. I do not wear/recommend this foundation on a daily basis, but it is apt/perfect for special occasions/parties where I like to have a flawless face. Also, this has no bad/weird smell, which is an added bonus for me.

The shade that I got P18 – Death Straw, has a LOT of yellow tone to it. It gets a little too yellow for my skin tone, so I need to mix this with a light colour concealer first to get my right shade ( I am NC 25 in MAC, for reference).

Overall, this is a great foundation for my special occasions (as of now), works well on me regardless of the fact that I have slightly oily skin.

What I Like About Ben Nye Creme Foundation:

• The coverage is great, makes my face absolutely flawless and requires minimal concealing.
• Staying power is good.
• Provides a dewy finish.
• Well pigmented, just a little is required for full face and neck.
• Suits my sensitive skin well.
• No bad/cheap smell.
• Available in a large number of shades.

What I Didn’t Like about Ben Nye Creme Foundation:

• For oily, acne-prone skin, I don’t think it is healthy for an everyday wear as it’s more on the heavier side.
• Ben Nye products are not easily available here in India, so one can’t go over-the-counter to try the tester and get your right shade match.
• Blending it completely requires a little effort.

IMBB Rating:
4 ON 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*

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82 thoughts on “Ben Nye Creme Foundation Review

  1. is it me or does that look way and I mean waaaay too yellow for normal skin ? would love to see what it looks like once you’ve mixed it with concealer 😀

      1. u know, on most occasions i need to mix my foundiz wid some CS yellow corrector to get some yellow tone 😛
        with this one i need to mix some orange based concealer to get my shade 😀

        1. oooh my your skin tone sounds complicated – now i think I need to see a swatch of that !!! 😛 :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
          have you ever tried bobbi brown foundations – all of them have yellow undertones 😛

          1. yup its very complicated 😛 i rarely come across foundi wich match my skin tone completely 😐
            oh haan, i hav heard dat abt bobbi brown, but i got to try out d shades before asking some1 from abroad to get it for me 🙁

              1. i saw – but honestly your skin doesnt look so yellow- I guess you just need a foundation with strong yellow undertones – btw have you ever tried the MUFE yellow wala primer ?

                1. i do hav yellow tone janhavi 😐 I tried NC25 in studio fix and it matched q. well 😐 i wish it suited my skin 😐
                  havent tried MUFE yellow wala primer as yet… i ll do dat on ur recoo. now 🙂
                  thnkooo :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

  2. Hiiiiiiiii Janhaviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: Nupur’s nick name is Amul butter :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    1. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
      is not becoz i got yellow tone… :smug: :smug:
      Radiga’s loves amoool butter dats why she calls me dat :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

      1. I also like “yellow yellow” amul butter :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

        1. I promise I won’t pick up your yellow foundations when I come there….I will leave all these for you :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

          1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: Although this foundation looks quite alot like amooool buttter 😛 uttterly butterly 😛

  3. Hi Nupur ! even i have yellow undertone with acne prob.I mostly stick to powder foundation which gives sheer to medium coverage .For a wedding I’m looking for something with lesser matt and more normal look. Im considering Lancome foundation which Rati reviewed .
    this one is a bit too yellow ,i will search if the right shade is available…Never knew about this foundation ..thanx 🙂

    1. hi nikita,
      u shud also try MAC studio tech or studio fix fluid or revlon colorstay foundations as they all give nice full coverage 🙂
      i wud suggest that u get MAC products done on ur face first, just to see if thy dont aggravate ur acne 🙂

      1. they do aggravate my acne!! was very dissapointed when that happend .My acne takes 2 freaking weeks to heal !!!and that broke me :waaa: .MAC foundations are not for me .Looking for alternatives now :specs:

        1. oh, u knw MAC foundzi break me out too 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥
          u try revlon or clinique has this anti-blemish solutions something….foundation… i have heard great reviews about it… n its not very expensive around 1600 i guess….

          1. :hughright: 2 min mourn for MAC resulting acne :shutmouth:

            Thnaks Nupur ,great help ..i was thinking to invest upto 5 grands for these high end/firangee brands coz i dont want something to break my already scarred skin :yikes:

            Will try these :):):):)

              1. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: aaj is suchaa irritating day. I woke up.. no water… then jomol’s end no light.. then mu end no light.. so i get ready all pretty pretty to leave for office.. as soon as I was about step out.. light came back :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: now ghar par am sitting all decked up. :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

                1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: rati….you always laugh at my power cuts….bhagwan kare your substation ka coal supply katam ho jaye :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                  1. No water………then how did you :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:

                    1. rati…..12 hone wala hai….me becoming power-less once again :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

                    1. hahaha jomolwa – think Delhi Belly – when that guy has no water … so i guess the all imp question is Ratidooo – did you have any orange juice at home ???? :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

                    2. OMGGGG dont even remind me of orange juice…. ewwwwwwwwwwwwww
                      the movie was so gross…..
                      hahahahhahahaha Rati dooooo, :lol2:

  4. hey Nupur….u know, i wasnt aware of this brand! nice review ya :thumbsup:
    it looks like turmeric face pack 😛 😛 😛 😛

    1. thnkx somreeta 🙂
      Ben Nye is brand famous for making theatrical/pro. use products based in US.
      i have reviewd around3-4 products from it here 🙂
      n yaa, its a bit too yellow…. 😛 i cud see only a very small box which showed what all shades were available … dis one seemed perfect to me then 😛 😛 😛

  5. Now thats quite a yellow! 😉 as i saw the name Ben Nye I knew it would you :puchhi:
    In general its a good foundation i think though def not for my acne/oily prone skin and also i like matt finish but a grt product and veyr reasonable too..such foundations/correctors remind of too has huge range of foundation colors to choose from 🙂

  6. I’ve heard so much abt Ben nye loose powders. This really looks way too yellow. I guess testing a foundation is a better option… Specially for Oilies like me

    1. thoz r really good beeni 🙂
      m using thr HD concealer too, n i like it a lot 🙂
      u go out n try a few products and let me know more 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

    1. straw se maine froooty pee li isliye wo use ho gya isliye yahan nhi show kia :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

            1. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

  7. When I saw the first pic,my mind ran off to the Amul butter ads in the indian express. 🙄 :hihi: :hihi:
    I admit that my skin has moderately strong yellow undertones…but this is just :idk:
    And Nupur di!! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: for you. Always showing these ben nye wale products that I can’t have! :spank: :spank:
    The shade selection seems rather…intimidating. :tremble:

  8. eeerrrr you mean Mustard kimi :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  9. me tooo – but now im getting a mcdonalds craving and i really could do without…. grrrrrrrrrr :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

      1. i do … i have a mcd right below my office – but apparently todays lunch is elsewhere :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:
        are Nupur di…be happy that these nick-names are semi-decent :smug: …you don’t want to know what nick names people come up with for me. 😥 😥 😥

  10. umm i thought this might give you a jaundiced look if applied too thickly :yikes: 😛 but its good in a way as i have yellow undertones and sometimes have probs with the shade selection 😛 someone suggested bobby brown foundations – i`ll try that next – hope it will go with my skin ,bobbi brown`s eyeshadows are a personal favourite 🙂

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