Thursday, 4 September 2014

Review || Benefit Bigger Than BB Big Easy Multi-Balancing Complexion Perfector

Helloo My Lovelies,

Hope you have enjoyed the summer! I feel a bit upset that it seems to be drawing to a close now! But god I am looking forward to late nights snuggled up on the sofa in front of the fire in my snuggly PJs and watching a feel-good film! I know now is probably not the best time to be reviewing this but hey ho, it took me some getting used to and I didn't want to give a rubbish review. 

The product is question is the rather long named Benefit Bigger than BB Easy Multi-Balancing Complexion Perfector! It's quite a mouthful. And the list of thing this foundation does is just as much of a mouthful! Over the summer months I have needed something that can keep my combination skin at bay! 

There isn't really too much I can say about the packaging. It is pretty enough I guess but nothing special. It has a neutral stripe pattern circling the easy to use squeezy bottle. I love bottles with pumps as it is so much easier to control how much product to use for each application but I can happily report that I have had no spills or distribution problems with the Benefit Big Easy squeeze tube or nozzle. I think this has probably got something to do with the fact that the formula is fairly thick. 

The Big Easy comes in six shades which seems pretty limited if you consider this a foundation however if you categorise this as a moisturiser/sheer coverage product I would be fair to say the shade are rather expansive. The great thing is that most Benefit counters are man so it is easy to get colour matched. I was matched to 04 medium. 

The formula of the Big Easy is very creamy which I would usually associate with a matte high coverage foundation. I couldn't have been more wrong though! If I am being 100 percent honest with you I don't actually like the whole liquid to powder formula. Even though I have tried my hardest to get along with the Big Easy I just can't. I want to love this product but there is just something I don't really get about it! I can see why people might like it however for me it's coverage isn't enough and it drys my skin out terribly and clings to all my oily patches. I'm going to persist and try to play around with it a bit more using different brushes,blenders etc. I feel like Benefit wanted this to be a holy grail product, a all-in-one cream. I feel like it just hasn't worked out for them. And to be honest for just a tinted cream £27.50 is really expensive! 

Have you tried the Big Easy? How did you get on? 

Lots of Love


  1. I totally agree with you in terms of the formula - sometimes it would turn powdery too quick as well, leaving patchy areas. Afterwards my face would look too dry which isn't what I want from a BB cream. I abandoned mine after a couple of weeks. It just wasn't for me!

    1. So pleased someone agrees with me! Thank you for your comment!
      Danielle xo