Now that the weather is heating up here in the UK (yes Glasgow too) I have been rifling through my make-up stash to find a light but good coverage foundation. If it can keep my oily skin in check that is a bonus enter Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector...
I'm not really sure there is much to say about the packaging - it is pretty enough to look at, a neutral stripe pattern adorns the easy to use squeeze bottle. As much as I like bottles with pumps to control how much product I use each application but I can happily state that I have had no leak, spill or over zealous distribution problems with the Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector squeeze tube or nozzle for that matter. As long as you aren't too firm with the tube in terms of squeezing you should be more than fine!
The Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector comes in six shades which may not seem all that vast if you categorise this as a foundation but as a tinted moisturiser/sheer coverage product I would say it is fairly expansive. The great thing is that Benefit counters are so plentiful and easily found that colour matching your skin to a shade should be easy. As it is a lighter coverage product should you purchase or use a shade slightly off in terms of colour it is far easier to blend in and disguise. I have a few shades as you will see in the swatches but deem medium to be the best colour match for me - I'd probably go up a shade or two come the summer months when I am tanned (real or faux). I can't generalise as I only own three shades but I did find the shades to lean a little yellow.
The texture of Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector veers on the creamy side of things which I initially thought would result in heavy coverage and shiny skin. I couldn't have been more wrong. On the skin it feels lighter than air, is super easy (a liquid to powder formula) to buff into the skin, it works just as well with your fingertips and/or a beauty blender. The coverage is pretty light/sheer but it does even out the skin tone and hides redness too, personally I would and do use concealer on my blemishes and under eyes if wearing the Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector. The good news is that it builds with ease and never looks heavy nor does it cake or oxidise throughout the course of wear (around 9 hours with a primer). In my opinion the end finish is semi-matte, shine is gone but the skin doesn't look completely matte or flat - I do still set this with a finishing powder. If you have dry skin I'm not sure I would recommend the Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector, it isn't drying by any means but I did find it clung to my nose which is a little dry but on the plus side it did help keep my t-zone shine free. Other than that it is a thumbs up from me and a new summer staple in the making!
Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector currently £22.91 via Debenhams here.
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