Benefit Big Easy | Multi Balancing Skin Perfector

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When Benefit's latest launch Big Easy* landed at my doorstep (in a rather amazing circus themed packages - how cute is that lion?), I was so excited to give it a try. I love the concept behind it and its unlike anything else I've ever tried before. Benefit are often coming up with new and exciting products such as their innovative 'Gimmee Brow' and selection of multi-use tints. I do love a beauty brand that thinks outside of the box!

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So, you're probably wondering what makes Big Easy so different from all the other base products on the market and the reason its so unique is due to its magical complexion perfection cream to powder finish. It isn't a foundation and it isn't a BB cream, its what Benefit class as a 'multi balancing skin perfector'. I must admitt I was a bit concerned when I heard it had a powder finish as I'm definitely more in favour of a glowy radiant base. However, since trying this product, I realised that although it does turn into a powder, its exceptionally lightweight and natural. The coverage is light to medium so it still allows your natural radiance to shine through but is manages it enough so you're face isn't going to look like a disco ball by lunchtime. This is perfect for someone like me with combination skin as I really suffer with shine throughout the day on my t-zone.

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Another few things I love about this product is how it evens out my skintone, conceals redness and covers blemishes, contains an SPF 35 (great for Summer) and self adjusts to any skintone to ensure it looks completely seamless and natural on the skin. I know, pretty impressive right? I think its going to be a makeup bag staple for me on holiday and in Summer as the powder finish will control excess shine that creeps up on me in the warmer weather and the SPF 35 will ensure my skin is protected from those pesky UV rays!

Now as I mentioned, I have combination skin so this product works well for me but I'm not sure if it would work quite as well on dry skin types due to the powder element. Although it is very natural looking and doesn't at all feel cakey or too dry (infact, its very comfortable on the skin),  if you're a dry skinned gal, it might be worth popping to your local Benefit counter and giving it a whirl before taking the plunge! I wouldn't want to recommend a product that could potentially make you have a cake face. I mean I'm sure it wouldn't but you know, I'm just putting that out there. Hehe!

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Benefit Big Easy is available in stores and online now and it available in six different shades. I've been wearing 'Light/Medium' and 'Medium' at the minute and due to the self adjusting formula, they both match my skintone perfectly. I might even ramp it up a notch and wear 'Beige' when I have a tan. Priced at £27.50, it isn't the cheapest product but it is one I'd recommend trying and hey, at least if you're wearing this you can skip the powder so its essentially two products for the price of one! Yay!

Do you like the sound of Big Easy? You can find it here (free gift with purchase).

Lots of love,


  1. These sound really lovely for summer and I love the idea around the product, it's so fun!

    Sophie x

  2. Really want to try this out, sounds amazing!


  3. I want to try this for myself. It sounds like a better option for people with oily skin than their Hello Flawless foundation.

    Yazmin xx

  4. This looks so good! I have combination to oily skin so this sounds perfect and the packaging is so cute, love the whole circus theme! :)

    Millie x

  5. Love them!

  6. Cute pictures! This looks like a great base :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  7. This product sounds fab! Love that it contains a high SPF too

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  9. Really like the sound of this! Thanks for the swatches :)

  10. This sounds really great for summer, loving the addition of an SPF 35 instead of the usual 10 or 15 for make-up products. Love the packaging on this too very pretty. Great post! Might have to try this out.

    Lisa x

  11. I've heard and read such good things about these! I think I really do need to get my hands on this asap! Looks like the perfect option for summer too :) X

  12. As a rule I'm not a massive fan of Benefit products but this sounds like quite a nice product. I'd definitely give it a look as I passed a counter anyway x

  13. It sounds such a good concept, however I tend to swing for a more full coverage foundation so I am not sure if this would be for me! I love how they packaged it though with the lolly and lion x

  14. This looks exciting, they always make their packaging so attractive! Xx


  15. I have very combination skin (oily T-zone, dry patches on my forehead and around my nose, and normal everywhere else) and I'm not a huge fan of this. I find it clings to dry patches and makes them look cakey, and everywhere else it looks really matte and completely flat. I much prefer a more dewy finish foundation/BB cream and then just apply powder in the areas where I need it. xx

  16. Really interesting product, I would be curious to see the finishing on the skin. I normally prefer a dewy finish but I work with lots of different skin types and would be good to keep the 3 shades in my kit :)

    Ila x

  17. They put this on me when I went to a benefit counter, my skin looked so smooth and nice, I didn't buy it but I was very tempted ♡

    XO XO

  18. I really want to try this now! Thanks for sharing. The pictures are lovely!

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  19. I've wanted to try this for ages, the packaging looks amazing xx

  20. Looks like a good product
    L x

  21. I love the sound of this, my friend said she'd pick up a sample for me next time she's at work :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  22. I do like the sound of this. I actually prefer a more powdered finish. I think I'm the only one who ever says this! Lol. Xx

  23. I just tried a sample of the Big Easy in Light/Medium and I loved how it made my skin look! Will have to go back to the benefit counter and get the full sized bottle :) x

  24. Really want to get my hands on Big Easy! It looks great :) xx

  25. Really want to try this, looks amazing

  26. Good light colour, I always struggle finding a product light enough!

    Kate xo //

  27. I love the sound of a liquid to powder foundation! The packaging is beautiful, I just wanna have all of Benefit's stuff on my dresser, to look at!

  28. I looove the idea of controlling skin's oil production as it's the pain of my life! :(

    ...on the bright side there are plenty of specific products out there to help you fight it with style!


  29. I've tried this at a counter last month and although I don't get along with most Benefit products, this one is a winner! x

  30. I'm glad you mentioned about dry skinned gals like myself, will definitely get this tested first, sounds pretty impressive! Love the pictures too, the first one is amazing!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic


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