30 April 2014

Beauty | Benefit's Big Easy

I am gonna hold my hands up and say it; I feel so privileged to receive Benefit's lil' blogger packages. A lot of thought clearly goes in to them and it really does make me feel so honoured to be able to work with one of my favourite brands. Soppy, heartfelt emotions aside, I am pretty sure you will have all heard of their circus-themed release by now - the 'Big Easy'*. I have never tried a Benebase, so I didn't really know what to expect.

At first glance I love the packaging - an easy and fun, squeezable tube that holds 35ml of product which in my opinion, is a good amount. Described as a 'complexion perfector', this base is marketed to be better for your skin than a BB cream as it assists in controlling oil and balances moisture, all to help you achieve a flawless base. Despite being a liquid formula, the product dries to a powder finish to create a matte complexion.

I decided to try out the third lightest shade (there is six altogether) which is 'light/medium' and although I thought it would be a tad too dark, once I had blended it into the skin with my Zoeva Buffer Brush the base had adjusted to my natural shade. The product applies well and is really easy to blend and buff into the skin, I suppose you could also use your fingers too if you prefer. On my skin, the product dries to a semi-matte finish and looked well for the first hour or so. Unfortunately, my skin is on the drier side which meant that after a while the product began to accentuate my dry patches.

If you have normal to oily skin this would be a great base for you - it has an amazing SPF of 35 too! However, I'd recommend that if you have dry skin you try a sample before you commit to buying the whole shabang. Let me know if you are a lover of BB creams and powder finished, I would love to know in the comments. Thanks for reading! 


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*This product was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are honest & completely my own.
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  1. I really want to give this a try!

    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Your skin looks flawless! I have combination skin so hopefully it'll work well on me :) ♥

    J4mieJohnston · Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. You deserve to work with such brands honey :)
    These look and sound great! I think I'll have to try a sample first though.
    Looking amazing as always!

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com
    Don't forget to enter my MAC eyeshadow give away!

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    1. Aw thank you Chanelle, that's so lovely.Yes, samples are the best bet! xo

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  4. I have oily skin so this sounds great :) I'd feel really lucky if I got the benefit packages sent to me as well :p

    EmmiHearts

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  5. Totally impressed with the tester I had of this...it's amaze!!
    Just deciding what colour to go for...I think I might be Light/Medium too :)
    x

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  6. I really want to try this! It looks amazing and I think the packaging is super cute!

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    1. Their packaging is always super cute! xo

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  7. I love your Benefit reviews! Your skin looks absolutely flawless here and I personally have oilier skin so I am tempted to try this out! xx

    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  8. So glad you've reviewed this. I have quite dry skin so maybe this wouldn't be best for me - Thanks for saving me a few pennies :-) Love benefit products though! Great read. X

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    1. My pleasure lovely! Damn, my skin for being so dry! xo

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    1. Oooh it's worth getting a sample of! xo

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  10. Please do a zoweva review, I am very tempted to indulge and buy but would like a second hand opinion from a blogger!

    www.daisysteenbeautyblog.blogspot.com (hope you check it out! I'd love to hear your opinion of my blog!)

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  11. I recently picked this up and found that it clung to my dry patches like no tomorrow! But the lady at the counter advised that I apply a good layer of moisturiser beforehand, still love it anyway :) xx

    everythingbutthekitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. This sounds great, I have combination skin so I'm curious to try it out now! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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    1. It's a fabulous product, just not for me! xo

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  13. My skin is really dry so unfortunately it wouldn't work for me :( could be quite nice in the summer months though when its hotter! xx

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  14. love the packaging, really do wanna give this a try!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Their packaging is always great isn't it?! xo

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  15. I'm quite a fan of BB creams, this sounds so good and it looks amazing on you :D flawless!

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. I'm still waiting to find my perfect BB! xo

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  16. I'm dying to try the Benefit Big Easy. May have to venture to the shops on Saturday! Tanya x

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  17. I recently bought this and love it! It's great for everyday and I think it's such good coverage for a BB cream :)

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Ahh I'm so glad it workes for you! xo

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  18. This has been in a box for 2 weeks, I can't use it for another 4 days, as it's my bday then, I cannot wait! X love the review I'm even more excited now Bean's Beauty Blog

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  19. This product intrigues me quite a bit, it's nice to see some nice light shades there.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  20. I love BB creams for the summer. I have combination skin so I reckon this product would be great. I just find some of Benefit's products slightly overpriced x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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    1. Me too, I'm looking for my perfect one! xo

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  21. I have heard so much about this product and the more I hear about it the more I want to try it.
    It looks such a lovely finish on your skin and makes it look flawless. I will definitely have to give this one a go. Thanks for sharing

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

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  22. I reviewed this quickly on my blog, you can go and check it out. I have shade 04 medium and I'm actually noticing that it's a bit pink for me. Hence, my skin looks a bit gray-ish. Nevertheless, I'm quite enjoying it.
    About the dry patches, it's true that it accentuates them. I went to the beach a few weeks ago and my skin gets a bit dryer after sunbathing. This BB cream totally showed how dry my skin was.
    xx

    thebeautyresidence.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful snaps! I'd love to give this ago, I'm definitely intrigued. <3

    Tara x

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  24. I really want to give this a try, great review from you and I have heard good things from others as well.

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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