Thursday, 17 July 2014

Review: Better Than BB - Big Easy Liquid to Powder by Benefit

Hi peeps! Welcome back to my weekly Wednesday post. If you read my blog regularly or follow me on Twitter you have seen me raving about this product ever since I got it a month ago. And since I featured it in my second (read HERE) and thrid Summer Lovin' post (read HERE) I thought it was about time to give you an in-depth review on it.


I've been a fan of Benefit for several years now and to be honest with you, they've never let me down. Whenever I go to my local counter the lovely peeps working there always show me their personal favourites and even if I don't buy anything we just end up chatting for ages! When I last visited them I asked for a summer foundation/base which would be appropriate for my holiday (coming up in eleven days! ♥). The girl recommended me the 'Better Than BB - Big Easy Liquid to Powder' bb cream. At first I thought, really €38 ($38, £27.50) for a bb cream is very expensive isn't it, but I went ahead and bought it anyway and all I can say is after using it for several weeks: I am OBSESSED with it!


To get the facts out of the way, there are 6 shades available covering a wide range of skin tones, it has an SPF of 35 and you get 35ml  (1.18 fl. oz.) of products. Now onto the fun stuff: Even though it's a bb cream the consistency is actually quite thick and the coverage is great. I use about five little dots for my whole face and with that I can cover all my redness, my veiny eyelids and any other imperfections. It's very easy to blend, I'd recommend using a brush or a makeup sponge but if you're lazy you could just use your fingers. When you first apply it, it leaves you with quite a dewy finish but after a few seconds it sets into a semi matte finish. It's not too matte for my liking, it has just the right amount of sheen to it which makes it great for summer. It also is quite long lasting I would say about 6-8 hours on its own and in combination with a primer probably about 8-9 hours.


All in all I can say I really really love this bb cream even though I never used to be a huge fan of the whole bb and cc cream hype. Like I said in my other posts I really think it's a lovely summer base and because of it's finish and consistency I believe it would be appropriate for all skin types.

I hoped the review helped you in some way and like always I'm not saying 'go and buy this product' if you are still unsure about it, try to get your hands on a sample or ask the people at your local Benefit counter to apply it for you. Thank you for reading. xo, Marie 

2 comments:

  1. I'm not the biggest fan of BB creams. I'm always a bit put off by really expensive products if im not a fan of similar products.

    Hayley \\ http://pocketn0tes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wasn't either. I've tried so many bb creams and all of them weren't doing it for me. I just tried this one because I trust the girl who recommended it to me. xo, Marie

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