Benefit: The Big Easy

Benefit are one of my all-time favourite beauty brands, so when I heard they were bringing out their new foundation, the Big Easy, I jumped for joy. My skin is fairly clear, apart from the occasional spot, so I'm not particularly suited to thick, heavy foundations. Not only do they feel too much for my skin, I also don't particularly suit the 'caked-on' look. I'm a huge fan on No7's 'Intelligent Colour' foundation, which I will hopefully review soon, as it mattes my quite oily skin, so I thought the Big Easy 'Bigger than BB' would be perfect.

In true Benefit style, the packaging is gorgeous, fun and cute. It's 'liquid to powder' formula promises to "balance moisture and control oil" and "self adjusts to your exact shade". Benefit claim that "it melts in like a cream, yet finishes lightweight and velvety like a powder to even out skintone and conceal imperfections". Big claims!

They also recommend using your fingers to blend the foundation into the skin, and to be honest, at £27.50 a bottle I wouldn't want any of the formula going to waste on my make-up brush! It has a beautifully creamy texture that is easy to blend and buff into your skin. It feels just like an ordinary light foundation, but it is far from!

The finish of this foundation is second to none. It is like no other foundation I have ever tried; I love No7's 'Intelligent Colour' but it does not leave your skin feeling as silky, soft and beautiful as the Big Easy does. Benefit have lived up to their claim, it really does feel luxurious and just like velvet. The shade I bought (02 light) was the perfect match for my skintone too!

While this worked wonders for my skin as it had a tendency to be a bit oily, I can see that this foundation would be a disaster for those with anything between dry and normal skin. I used this again when I had a couple of dry patches and it highlighted them in a horrible way. For oily-skinned folk however, this is a God sent wonder-product and I cannot sing its praises more!

Left- no make up, Right- Benefit's Big Easy

I love how light the coverage is, perfect for the upcoming summer months, yet this could be an issue for those who like a thicker, better coverage.You can build this foundation up to give it a bit more coverage, but not that much. It did not fully conceal imperfections too- I had to use a concealer on top of it- but this does not bother me too much. It is still officially the best foundation I own, and it will take a lot to find one with a better finish!

What do you think of the Big Easy?


  1. You have sold this to me!
    It looks amazing on your skin
    I will have to pick this up!

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

    1. Thanks! It's a lifesaver, although for the price I do use it sparingly (student budget and all!) x

  2. This looks awesome on you. I've had samples in my draw for ages of this that I haven't got around to using yet.. this obviously needs to change haha xx

    1. Thank you! That's how I actually ended up buying a big bottle of it...Got a free sample and fell in love! xx


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