Monday, 12 May 2014

Benefit Big Easy Review.

I'm sure I've bored you all many times with my complaints about combination skin, if you can relate then continue reading as this is a product aimed at us oily girls. The newly released Benefit Big Easy is a described as a bigger than BB, liquid to powder, oil free, multi-balancing complexion perfecter - phew. It offers an SPF 35 so it's been released in time to protect your face in the upcoming warm months and also claims to balance moisture and control oil. I was sent three shades to trial out and see what I thought and I've been using this for almost 5 weeks now. This product offers a light, buildable to medium coverage and comes out as a thick cream consistency. I always use my fingers with this as it helps it melt in to the skin and blend more effectively, it evens out the skin tone without feeling or looking heavy and dries to a natural matte finish. Any areas that need a little extra help in the concealing area just need a little touch of concealer and powdering with this is completely optional. Although the finish is liquid to powder and it does dry quickly to a matte finish it doesn't look flat or drying and it makes your skin feel like velvet.
Another perk is the packaging - it's incredibly cute, travel friendly with a screw top tube and offers a little colour to your make up bag. The main love affair with this product is the slap and go style of application and the oil free formula. Most BB creams or light foundation bases offer hydrating properties, dewy finishes, light boosting which all sounds lovely but for oily skinned girls it's only an option if you're a fan of continuous blotting, re-application and powdering throughout the day - snooze. I would recommend exfoliating your skin once a week just to ensure you have a blank canvas to start with and I'd warn dry skin types to be wary as it does cling to areas that are dehydrated. 
I use shade 04 which is 'medium' and this matches me perfectly, I've swatched it for you below from the tube and blended in. There are six shades available and the formula is also non-comedogenic (which I did have to google) which means it wont block pores which is always a bonus.

Have you tried Benefits Big Easy?

11 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. I am so in love with this product it's amazing :)

    xx Vivi
    www.daintyhummingbird.com

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    1. It's great isn't it? Lovely light base for Summer that works on oily skin yippee! x

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  2. You've got me intrigued! I've started my hunt for a new summer foundation and I'm going to give this one at try!
    xx! -Samantha
    www.myprettyfaceplace.com

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  3. Ooh, I love the sound of these! I'll have to remember it next time I pop into town, hopefully they have one lightest enough for me.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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  4. This looks gorgeous on you, I've not really tried any bases from Benefit so I've no idea if they'd get on with my skin.

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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    1. I'm pretty sure you can easily pick up samples with Benefit, go to your local counter and have a trial with some products I love them! x

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  5. I found this a bit iffy on my dry skin, but I did love the coverage! Hopefully I can try it again more into the summer when my skin is behaving more!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  6. I have really quite dry skin so I will give this a miss x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  7. Love benefit products but haven't tried this out yet, think its a definite must! Great post :)

    Sarah @ theblossomcart.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. this sounds perfect for summer, however i have dry skin, therefore i'm unsure if it would work as nicely on my skin!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have oily skin as well and its such a pain trying to find a product that controls it. the funny thing is that I was so close to purchasing this product the other day, but after reading this I will definitely try it out! :)

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