7 Apr 2014
Benefit Cosmetic’s Big Easy BB Cream has been a much talked about product since its launch. The closest match for my skin was the 04 Medium BB cream.
I had an opportunity to try the Benefit BB cream not only on myself but also on several clients during an event. First things first, this is a liquid-to- powder formula which means its finish is very much like a powder. For oily skin types, this formula would work well so long as there are no sensitive skin issues or heavy acne/ blemishes. Disclosure – I am not a big fan of powder. One of the reasons why I don’t love powder is because I prefer a more dewy finish/ cream type and because I have a tendency for dry skin. On clients, I also don’t use powder much as a foundation. I own quite a few powders and I will only use them to touch up on set or to mattify male skin for video or photography.
The Benefit BB cream is a multi-functional product, it evens out skin well, has SPF 35 and offers a light to medium coverage. One of the things I noticed is that it worked out well on younger skin types and not so much on mature skin due to its finish. On myself, as seen on photos, I had to apply a generous amount of Embryolisse moisturizer before to achieve a more dewy look. When I tried it without moisturizer, my skin looked flaky and dry, too matte for my liking, it photographed horribly. Coverage is OK, I still used cream concealer. One of the major drawbacks of Benefit’s BB cream is the lack of shades for medium/ dark to darker skin types, that needs to be addressed. And it retails for $38, so I would highly recommend, testing it before making the commitment.