I have always been a fan of Benefit Cosmetics because of their super cute packaging, creative names of each product and most importantly the great quality of their products. I was recently sent four products to try out which are the: Benefit Big Easy BB Cream (I have always wanted to try this), Benefit Brow Zings, Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! and the Benefit Fine-One-One.
Benefit Big Easy
Big Easy is a liquid-to-powder BB cream which is an oil-free, non-comedogenic (doesn’t block the pores), multi-balancing complexion perfector. It contains ingredients that help balance moisture and control oil (making it perfect for oily skin). The ingredients are soothing, comforting and fight free radicals. It also has SPF 35 to help prevent ageing. I love a beauty product which also benefits the skin.
The Big Easy BB Cream comes in a brown and green box opening up to a 35.0ml tube with the same eye catching colour combo and a cute lid.
The Big Easy cream melts in like a cream but has a lightweight velvety powder finish to even out the skin tone and to conceal imperfections (liquid-to-powder formula). The cream self adjusts on the skin to your exact shade giving you a flawless natural look.
The Big Easy BB Cream is a brown liquid which spreads quite easily only a small amount is needed to lightly cover the entire face, it is also very easy to blend with just the fingertips so there is no need to use a foundation brush or beauty blender. I find that it has a medium coverage but it is pigmented so the coverage is definitely buildable and you can pat on more wherever extra coverage is needed. The cream blends in well into the skin giving a very soft natural look and has a beautiful matte velvety powder finish so it doesn’t feel “cakey” but feels soft to the touch and feels as if there’s nothing on.
The powder finish tends to flake on dry skin (my skin has been dry around the mouth area so there was a bit of flakiness) so before applying on the BB cream make sure that you first apply on moisturiser and if you have dry skin use a hydrating cream especially on dry flaky spots.
I love how comfortable the Big Easy BB Cream feels on my skin, it really does feel as if I have not applied any makeup onto my skin and gives me a very natural, even toned, flawless look for those days when I do not want to apply on a foundation. It is also long-lasting and perfect for everyday use.
Benefit Brow Zings
Benefit Cosmetics is known for their amazing brow product’s so this product got me all excited. Brow Zings is a taming and shaping eyebrow kit, it is pocket-size making it perfect to keep in your handbag and has everything you would need to get your brows on fleek 😉.
It contains a perfectly paired wax and powder, custom extendable dual-ended brush (for application, a mini slant tweezer (to clean up) and the compact has a clear mirror.
The Brow Zings kit comes in an eye-catching red and pink box opening up to a silver compact and also contains an instruction booklet. It is such a neat compact which I immediately fell in love with.
There are three steps to amazing brows all in one compact kit:
- Remove stray hairs with the slant tweezers.
- Apply the soft pigmented wax using the angled brush to create shape and definition.
- Use the blending brush to apply setting powder, it fills in sparse areas and locks brows in place for 12 hours.
For on the go quick application use both the wax and powder mixed together.
I found that the tweezer is a bit too hard and difficult to squeeze so I was a little disappointed with that.
At first the wax looked a bit darker than the powder but when both the wax and the powder are applied they are the same shade and blend well together. Both the wax and powder are very pigmented. The dual-ended brush works perfectly to apply on the products. I like how it is foldable so that it fits into the compact. It is also important that you blend in the product using a spoolie which would have been a nice addition to the kit.
For a natural everyday brow I apply on the wax in light strokes and blend into my brows with a spoolie I then add the powder gently not heavy handed to fill in my brows and to set the gel. It is easy to achieve a bolder brow with the product as it is very pigmented.
My brows stay in place the entire day so there is no need to reapply the product, the Ready, Set, Brow! gel also works well to set and keep the wax and brow powder in place.
Benefit Ready, Set, Brow!
This product was actually sent for Moe to use as he has very thick and unruly brows and this is the perfect product to keep those brows in check.
The Ready, Set, Brow! is a 24 hour invisible shaping and setting gel for the brows. It holds the brows in place and also locks on makeup so that brows don’t pull a disappearing act. It can be used alone or over other brow products to set it.
The packaging is super cute it comes in a pink box that opens up to a silver tube that is designed like a potion bottle. An instruction booklet can also be found in the box.
The brow gel has a flexible, flake free formula. It is easy to apply and quick drying. The custom molded wand coats the brows from root-to-tip and shapes and defines the brows. The wand is different to any other brow wand out there which makes it such an amazing product.
The applicator/spoolie has long bristles on the one side and shorter ones on the other side. The tip of the spoolie has tiny bristles. The long bristles are used to evenly coat the brows from the root to tip like combing through your brows. The shorter bristles are then used to sculpt and shape the hairs into place and the tip of the spoolie can be used along the tail end of the brows for extra definition. I really like how Benefit thought of all of this.
The Ready, Set, Brow! keeps brows in place without any visibility of the product so Moe really likes that about this product and so do I. What I love most about this product is that it can be used to set brow products without it taking away any pigmentation from the product or removing the product.
I like to use the gel on its own when I’ve tinted my brows, it helps define and keep my brows in place and looks absolutely flawless and natural like I was born with such perfect brows 😉.
The brow gel is so easy to use it keeps brows in place and feels lightweight it doesn’t have that hard hair gel feel on the brows and does not flake throughout the day. I see this product as the perfect top coat for the brows.
The Fine-One-One is a sheer brightening colour for cheeks and lips. It gives an instant lift, shape and pop. It is a glide one three shades which I think is suppose to be a highlight, blush and contour but the contour shade is more of a blush shade than a brown contour shade.
The shades are:
- Pink Champagne: which is the first and smallest strip of the three shades this is a beautiful highlighter.
- Sheer Watermelon: which is a beautiful pink shade and
- Soft Coral.
I’m obsessed with rose gold and this product has a stunning rose gold compact roll-on packaging. The colours apply on smoothly in just one swipe without the colours mixing, it blends in well using just your fingertips. The colours can be blended together or separately. I like to blend the two blush shades together and pat in the pink champagne shade on my cheekbones for a subtle glow.
This multi-tasking product applies on as a cream and sets in a powder.
I find that the colours are a bit too light for my skin tone and not very buildable but they do give me a natural flush of colour and glow without looking like I have any product on. It gives a soft natural look.
This is an easy and convenient product to use there is no need for brushes to blend, it can be used in one swipe or individually by rubbing your finger on the colour you want to use and patting it onto the skin. It is the perfect on-the-go and everyday product, all-in-one small and compact to fit in your handbag.
I’m quite impressed with these products and all four work so well together for a soft natural everyday look. I absolutely love the packaging and unique creative names that actually describes how each product works or what the product does. All four products are such great quality and long-lasting.
Have you tried any of these Benefit products? What is your favourite Benefit product? ☺