A multibalancing complexion perfector with broad-spectrum SPF 35 sunscreen. Big Easy contains ingredients known to help balance moisture and control oil, while the cushiony liquid-to-powder formula melts in like a cream, yet finishes lightweight and velvety like a powder. This multibalancing complexion perfector self-adjusts to your exact shade to even out skintone and conceal imperfections. It also contains ingredients known to soothe and comfort the skin and help fight free radicals.
This review is for Benefit’s new foundation, called The Big Easy Liquid To Powder SPF 35 Foundation. This foundation is said to perfect your complexion, moisturize while controlling oil, and provide a lightweight feel. The foundation is available in 6 shades. This review is for the shade Light/Medium.
This foundation comes in a flat squeeze tube made of opaque plastic and has a twist-off cap.
This foundation has a cream/liquid formula with a silicone feel (it contains a large amount of dimethicone) that leaves a very slick, slightly powdery finish. You’ll get light coverage. The shade Light/Medium matches my NC20 skin, and will be forgiving in terms of matching your skin color because the pigmentation of the foundation is light.
I found that this foundation did not do enough to give my skin either coverage or evenness/luminescence/smoothness. The coverage started out as medium-strength when I applied the foundation, but wore down after a few hours of wear so that I ended up with only light coverage by mid-day. The other thing I noticed about this foundation is that it became slick and oily-feeling after about 5 hours of wear. My skin was more shiny than usual and the surface of my face felt both slightly powdery and slippery at the same time.
And I can’t recommend this product for either oily or dry skin because the powdery quality doesn’t bring any moisture to the skin but also doesn’t help combat shininess. I appreciate that this foundation doesn’t include fragrance and provides sun protection, but the formula just isn’t up to par.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
This foundation blends easily and smoothly, but I’d strongly suggest setting it with powder to prevent the slick quality this foundation develops throughout the day.
For $38.00 you get 1.18 ounces of product.
Water, Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Methyl Trimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Acrylates / Dimethicone Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Algin, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sodium Stearate, Atelocollagen, Zinc Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Serine, Sodium Chloride. May Contain (+/-): CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491,CI 77492,CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).