Just Landed: Benefit Big Easy

Over the past year it really does feel like Benefit have pulled themselves into the forefront of my mind – most recently by taking over the space below my office – all very hush hush, giving nothing but the hashtag #Benetease to the public. What cha’ got hiding in there huh? But before that we had the drop of the Big Easy BB Cream. When the Big Easy landed on my desk I was a little uneasy about trying it out, given the countless reviews on finish so matte (even the tube states liquid to power) that dry skinned girls should run a mile at the site of. Despite this I persevered and can safely say that reports were slightly off on this one…

Luckily for me the finish isn’t fully matte, more of a luminous/semi matte finish, possibly due to a lighter formula. It’s a BB cream more than a foundation, but still packs just enough coverage for my everyday liking. Think the Dr Jart BB Cream but with less of the dewy glow. The first time I tried it out I was afraid that it actually had a greasy look to it, but after a few minutes it settles into a lighter coverage version of my most recent base love – the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage 12-Hour Foundation – which more than explains why I’ve taken a liking to it. It doesn’t sit beautifully over my dryer patches, but it’s not the worst liquid formula I’ve tried – moisturise well ladies.

The TLDR of it? A semi matte finish with a slight luminosity (thumbs up), it won’t work the best with flakey patches of skin (thumbs down), overall a good day time base option which exceeded expectations (thumbs up).

Where’s the thumbs up emoji when you need one?


  1. Mira
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:02 am

    It looks amazing on you but I have dry patches and I don't think this is the right one for me.

    xx Mira


  2. xxNicolaannexx
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:16 am

    this sounds right up my street πŸ™‚ how long did it last on you? xxNicolaAnnexx

  3. Hope Butler
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:25 am

    You look beautiful. Your comment about dry patches has me a bit worried, as my skin has been quite dry as of late, however it's getting back to its normal self, so I might just have to give this a go (thumbs up!) H xx


  4. Michelle
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:31 am

    It looks amazing on you πŸ™‚ I have been looking at this foundation for a little while not knowing if I should buy it or not – but now I will πŸ™‚


  5. sophiesmakeupblog
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:33 am

    It looks lovely x


  6. Julia van Dooren
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:38 am

    Looks beautiful! xo

  7. Elizabeth Prince
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:40 am

    I can never find a BB cream to match my skin colour πŸ™ πŸ™ It does look good though, I think I'd prefer a semi matte too

    Liz, 1415 | Style by 1415 x

  8. Manouk Maat
    11 Apr 2014 / 9:09 am

    I wonder if they do a shade light enough for my skintone.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  9. Imogen Hope
    11 Apr 2014 / 10:35 am

    heard such good things about this – definitely need to try!

  10. Eleri Roberts
    11 Apr 2014 / 10:46 am

    This looks lovely on you πŸ™‚

    Eleri Roberts x

  11. thebtqblog
    11 Apr 2014 / 10:50 am

    We're real curious about this one – can't wait to try it out!

    x Lisa from the BTQ

  12. Kyllie
    11 Apr 2014 / 10:51 am

    Me encanta el acabado, es muy natural.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  13. Jessicalaar
    11 Apr 2014 / 11:04 am

    This looks amazing, definitely going to give this a try.

    Jess x


  14. Lillian ParisianToBe
    11 Apr 2014 / 11:56 am

    This looks really pretty on your skin, maybe a bit like the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. Benefit moved below your office!?! I would have already snuck in by now….

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  15. thegirlcriedfashion Samantha
    11 Apr 2014 / 1:02 pm

    I've nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Awards.
    TGCF x

  16. Maddy
    11 Apr 2014 / 1:32 pm

    This looks so pretty on your skin, and I'm more oily so it sounds perfect for me! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | YSL Lipstick Giveaway | The Little Deer Sunglasses and Β£20 Voucher Giveaway

  17. Daniella C
    11 Apr 2014 / 2:36 pm





  18. Danielle S
    11 Apr 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Your skin looks amazing! I haven't actually used a Benefit product since my first big make up purchase of the Boing concealer back when I was like 14?.. three shades too dark and never learnt how to apply it properly. (sigh) Maybe I need to give them a try!
    tomorrow's face

  19. Chelsea Leigh
    11 Apr 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Well your skin certainly looks flawless!


  20. Brittany Seel
    11 Apr 2014 / 3:58 pm

    On the swatches I've seen from other bloggers, it looks far too yellow for me but it looks so nice on your skin! Maybe it doesn't translate so yellow after all
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  21. Siham Hamdan
    11 Apr 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Beautiful skin! Looks perfect


  22. Rikki Poynter
    11 Apr 2014 / 4:42 pm

    I heard it'd be awful on dry skin, which I have, so I don't know… I know now it'd be really awful since surgery antibiotics are giving me loads of flakes, but when my skin gets back to "normal" dry.. I don't know.


  23. Amelia
    11 Apr 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Hmm, doesn't sound as good as I was hoping!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


  24. Stephanie Tang
    11 Apr 2014 / 5:33 pm

    This looks great on you! I totally agree about the finish, as an oily-skinned gal I appreciate that it does have more of a matte finish but it doesn't look flat, as there is a teeny bit of luminosity there. It's a great base, and one that I've been reaching for endlessly!
    Stephanie | Love, August

  25. Lisa Robb
    11 Apr 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Great post. It looks great on you.
    L x

  26. Emily Allen
    11 Apr 2014 / 7:11 pm

    I have really oily skin so this sounds great, comparing it to the Tarte Amazonian clay can only mean good things hehe x


  27. sofia grigoriadou
    11 Apr 2014 / 7:35 pm


  28. Emma
    11 Apr 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Your face is absolutely flawless. The envy!
    Emma x | Reverie Lane

  29. Zandra May
    11 Apr 2014 / 8:26 pm

    I ended up buying this the other day purely by chance, went in for the oxygen wow foundation but thought I'd give this a go. I normally like a dewy finish but the flawless finish of this has me sold – I could be turning into a matte kinda girl πŸ™‚

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

  30. Tamsin Lim
    11 Apr 2014 / 11:07 pm

    Your eyebrows really are fantastic! Also love that you TLDR these posts πŸ™‚

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  31. Shannon Wilson
    11 Apr 2014 / 11:18 pm

    Big Easy looks fab on you! I have combination skin so it'd be interesting to see how it works on my skin. I think next time I pop to town I'll have to check it out πŸ™‚ Raspberrykiss xo

  32. Ana CΓ©line
    12 Apr 2014 / 11:15 am

    Looks amazing on you πŸ™‚
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

  33. ellenwarnerxo
    12 Apr 2014 / 11:46 am

    Big Easy looks amazing on you. Benefit have really shown themselves recently with all their amazing products!



  34. Marie
    12 Apr 2014 / 12:03 pm

    Looks great! Thanks for the review


  35. Is This Real Life?
    12 Apr 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Ooh this sounds good! Your make-up looks so beautiful and amaze eye-liner you've got going on too! X

  36. daniella-r
    12 Apr 2014 / 4:54 pm

    I feel Benefit have really been going strong in the last 2 years too, with the porefessional, the Fine one one and now The Big easy.
    Really want to try it, love matte finishes
    Daniella x


  37. Megan
    12 Apr 2014 / 5:48 pm

    I swatched some of this today at the counter and absolutely fell in love with it. It disappeared into my skin with no effort which is amazing as I always struggle to find the right shade for me! Will definitely be picking up a tube sometime soon πŸ™‚ lovely post xx

    Megan / pixiecrop.com

  38. Logan Hermanson
    12 Apr 2014 / 10:16 pm

    I do agree with everything you said about the product. I reviewed it on my blog a few weeks back, and though I did enjoy it it was just too light of a coverage BB Cream to shell out the $$ for. I think the drugstore has great alternatives if not better.
    xox Logan


  39. Jennifer
    13 Apr 2014 / 8:50 am

    I've been obsessed with Benefit lately and picked this (along with a few other pieces) the last time I was in and was instantly hooked. Perfect for daytime in the summer! x

    Jen | jenniferbakes.blogspot.ie

  40. Olivia Marshall
    13 Apr 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the review ! Looks like it will be amazing for summer πŸ™‚


  41. Claire Manson
    17 Apr 2014 / 9:50 am

    Love a bit of Benefit!! Must give this a try x

  42. Gyudy
    25 Jun 2014 / 9:28 am

    I really like this as the day goes on but I'm having a hard time blending it in while I apply it: do you have any tips? Do you use your finger or a brush? Thanks! It looks amazing on you btw πŸ˜‰

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