Benefit Cosmetics' The Big Easy is a liquid to powder foundation that works like a BB cream. This isn't a review, as I haven't actually tried the product but I wanted to share some swatches of the shades in case you wanted to pick some up yourself.
Bigger than BB! Why? Two reasons. First, Big Easy balances moisture and controls oil. Second, the cushiony liquid-to-powder formula melts in like a cream, yet finishes lightweight and velvety like a powder.
This multi-balancing complexion perfector gives light-to-medium natural coverage to even out skintone and conceal imperfections. Even better, it contains ingredients known to sooth and comfort the skin and help fight free radicals. One and done...Big Easy saves the day! Non-comedogenic. Oil-free.
I received a sample that included a small amount of each shade which is meant more to allow you to find your shade but not quite enough of it to cover more than a small section of your face.
Because it's Benefit and they do packaging in a big way, the samples came in this sizeable brochure-type packaging.
Here are the samples, with photos of models who match each shade. It is of course, necessary to note that there aren't any shades suitable for dark skin tones. Nor very, very fair shades.
Benefit says that The Big Easy adapts to match your skintone, so presumably it's not full coverage. I cannot vouch for this as the sample that best matches my skintone (Fair) wasn't enough to do more than swatch it on my arm.
Here are the swatches of the shades. From left to right: Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Beige and Dark Beige.
|L-R: Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Beige and Dark Beige|
It looks like The Big Easy comes in a fairly good mid-range of shades, but it's disappointing that yet again, darker skintones and very, very fair skintones are ignored.
But if you fall within this skintone spectrum and are curious about trying out The Big Easy, I hope this has been helpful!
In Canada, Benefit Cosmetics are available in select Shoppers Drug Mart, in Sephora stores and online.