Big Easy is thicker in consistency compared to other foundations I've been using lately (such as the Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation - review here), but it's super easy to blend. I only ever use my fingers to blend foundations, as it saves me from having to wash an extra brush. Therefore, I can't comment on how well it is to blend using a brush.
|Big Easy 03 Light/Medium blended out - powdery finish can be seen on the far right|
The formulation is pretty amazing for those with oily skin, thanks to the powder finish. I still dust loose powder over the top out of habit. However, I managed to stop myself once and I didn't get too shiny for the length of time I had my makeup on for, which was about 5 hours (bearing in mind I just sat on my bum for those 5 hours, and temperature was comfortable - i.e. not too hot and not too cold). Furthermore, it looks natural on the skin and it's lightweight.
The powder finish comes with a price. It most likely will not suit those with drier skin, as it will cling to dry patches and accentuate them. So it's important to moisturize properly prior to using this. Also, this foundation has the tendency to accentuate pores, so using a good primer (such as the Benefit Porefessional) is essential if you have large pores.
Coverage is superb. I tried to portray this by using scribbling pencil eyeliner on my skin to represent pigmentation and scars, and a red cheek/lip stain to represent redness and discolouration. As you can see on the right picture above, that it covers the marks up rather well.
Overall, I think this foundation is amazing, especially for those with oily and fair skin. There are a few downsides to this foundation but it's nothing that makes it a deal breaker for me. I just wish I picked up the next shade up.
Have you tried Benefit Big Easy? What are your thoughts?