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As enamored as we are with all things BB, Benefit Cosmetics is taking us above and beyond the alphabet with their latest creation: Big Easy. Like its sisters in BB cream land, the tinted formula veils fine lines and blemishes while evening out skin tone. But this next-gen version goes even further to achieve complexion perfection. The liquid-to-powder formula glides on smoothly like a cream but dries to a shine-free finish, veiling everything from fine lines to uneven skin toneand its velvety coverage lasts all day. Plus, your skin will have the benefit of SPF 35 protection. What's more, the formula comes in six versatile shades.
Unfortunately most people reviewed the size of their sample instead of the actual product. Le sigh.
I bought a full size in "light" and I love it. I don't care for thick, full coverage creams and so many "BB"esque creams are far too "dewy" for my combination/oily skin. This is exactly the product I was searching for. It says to put product onto moisturized skin so I used Philosophy's Clear Days Ahead BHA with moisturizer first.
Big Easy blended smoothly and evenly. I love that it sets to a super soft powdery finish. All that and SPF 35 as well. This is my new favorite and will definitely keep purchasing. If it hadn't been for that tiny yet full of potential sample from Birchbox I wouldn't have found this. Thanks Birchbox.
Pros: Stays matte all day, has SPF, blends easily
Cons: Little to no coverage, not very moisturizing, accentuates dry patches of skin
The color seemed a little light at first, but eventually darkened to the correct shade with wear. It has the consistency of a thick BB cream, but didn't do much to cover light freckles.
I usually do not like liquid foundation. This product surprised me because I ended up really enjoying it. It covered and smooth and felt like powder! Great product!4
I'm kind of neutral on this product. Sample was not enough to use recommended amount. In my opinion, it doesn't really cover redness on my cheeks3
The absolute best! This is one of my very favorite makeup products. It goes on super light and never gives my very sensitive and moody skin any problems like breakouts or clogged pores, etc. This makes your skin look flawless.
My favorite thing about it is that you can do so many different things. I will apply it with my hands as a BB Cream for a quick cover-up and to even out my skin tone before running out, or put it underneath a more heavy foundation as a base. You can also you can layer it or more coverage.
My personal favorite for a day where I need all day make-up that isn't going to budge, like a wedding or big event at work, is to use use my favorite regular full coverage foundation than put this over it to set, as it dries as a powder.
This is also great to put over a primer or BB that has some shimmer to it, as once again that powder finish will let that glow shine through, but keep you from looking sparkly.
I will say that even the fair shade has a bit of a yellow base to it (i'm more pink in tone) and so you have to make sure you're really blending to not get an ombre face to neck look.
The other best thing about this is that a tube lasts FOREVER. I am re-ordering today (late Nov 2015) and still have a small amount left, but I bought my last tube in June 2014.
Instant classic/must have.
I was looking for something that was lighter than a foundation for the summertime when I purchased this and I definitely made the right choice. It is a really great quality product. It does have light coverage, but it is build able as well. I got the shade fair because I am very pale and it matches my skin very well. For me i find it very hard to find foundation and bb creams that match my skin tone because of how pale I am so I was pleasantly surprised by how well it looks. The texture is really nice too, it makes your skin look and feel very smooth. I also think a little product goes a long way unless you feel the need to build it up, but I really think that this is the perfect product for the summertime when I don't want to have full coverage makeup on. I will definitely repurchase this because I have been unable to find anything like it elsewhere.5
I will say that this formula does not clog my pores and it does last throughout the day, so I will give it that. Thanks, Benefit for continuing to give us quality products that we deserve! HOWEVER I found that the liquid-to-powder formula dries far too quickly for me when I am blending it it with a beauty blender. I have to make sure my blender is very moist and work fast in order to smooth it evenly around my face, and to me, that is a time-consuming business that I'd prefer a liquid-to-slightly less liquidy. Just wanted other people to know what to expect when buying this. It's great for low-maintenance days, but not for every day wear for me.
I find this a little heavier than other BB creams, but still a good product. It does dry matte but I do get oily by the end of the day on my t-zone. I find it works really well with the Benefit Mattifying Gel. I would give it 5 stars but i find it settles into dry spots or lines. If I had a lot of this it would be a problem, so if you have fine lines or acne spots it may not work for you.4
If you're going for a more casual or natural look this is the best BB cream out there. It has a smooth, almost powdery finish and was good to go with a little blush!5
I love this as it covers perfectly but goes on light and does not leave me with oily skin by the end of the day.5