Benefit The Big Easy

Benefit The Big Easy

The Big Easy is Benefit’s answer to an updated BB cream and launches in April. It’s a base with a liquid-to-powder finish – I would say it ends up a velvet finish rather than matte but when I tested it I missed the dewiness of BB creams, so in terms of finish, they are not alike at all. However, unlike some brands trying to get away with a BB with an SPF15, Benefit have put in SPF35 which is high for a base. Benefit claim that The Big Easy is oil controlling (thanks to licorice plant extracts) which I can well believe – the formula is oil free and errs to dry in feel like other ‘oil control’ products I’ve tried.

Benefit Big Easy Swatch

Benefit Big Easy Swatch

There are six shades of The Big Easy, and they’re all self-adjusting so you just pick the closest one and it self-adjusts to a perfect match. Self-adjusting formulas are interesting – I had a comment from a BBB reader who said she had a lot of freckles and found that self-adjusting formulas adjusted to her freckles and not her skin shade.

Overall, this one is not for me – I don’t have oily skin and I like a dewy finish which this doesn’t have, but as a daily base – especially over the summer months, it’s a winner for anyone who likes a velvet base and can get a little shiny. I don’t have a price on it yet but will update when I get one.