Love love love this! So natural looking and wearable. One of my favorite benefit products by far.
I am torn about this.
I love the form factor - it's a nice little compact, I haven't had any trouble with the shadows mixing into the concealer like some others have mentioned. The brushes that come with it are good and I love the mirror.
The concealer is nice - I find it blends so well and I can use it for general touch-ups in the middle of the day, always a plus! I also sometimes use it sometimes to just anchor my shadow so that it doesn't just end up in the crease of my eyelids.
I'm not sure about the colours, though. They're very, very subtle on me and I mostly only use them on the days where I want a little oomph but not necessarily to 'look' like I'm wearing makeup. The lighter two shades could be a bit darker or just a slightly different shade and I would be completely happy.
It's so handy for those days when I just want to slap on something quick, though, that it's still what I purchase to throw in my purse.
This is perfect for me. I am about to repurchase it for the 3rd time. I am not crazy about the Boing..especially since it's a bit dark..I'd prefer a larger base color as that always runs out first...but all in all I would say this is one of my favorite makeup purchases.
I love the funny-retro packaging (I'm a fan of all Benefit packaging) and I've used this palette a lot for the last year, so I suppose I can leave my perfectly positive review.
The Boing concealer works wonders for my under-eye circles and never gets cakey (I use it under my La Mer foundation).
The colours are great, although I wish the lighter shade came in a more neutral tone (in other words: too pink for me).
Also, you need to go with a very light hand when sweeping your brush, or you'll get a bit too much powder that will look chalky on lids.
Before I bought this, I was stuck between the UD Naked Basics in this palette. I already own the original Naked palette, however, I don't always have the time in the morning to apply it before hand, so I wanted to look for something I could carry with me on-the-go. The reason I went with the Big Beautiful Eyes (BBE) is because not only did it come with a concealer, it also came with brushes. Now onto the more important stuff :)
In the palette you are given:
- Concealer 1.8g 'Boiing in shade 02' I would say it is light/medium - fit for NC/NW 20-25
- Pink base 0.8g - Similar to Sin in Naked, but less shimmery.
- Warm brown contour 0.8g
- Matte brown liner 0.8g
The shadows are lovely and heavenly to blend, way better than I expected. It creates a very subtle look but enhances your eyes beautiful and not OTT. I love that it included a matte shade so you could use it to lightly contour and use it as a brow powder. Luckily, the concealer also matched my skin tone, making it the perfect palette for me.
I have quite oily lids so I normally wear these on top of the UDPP making it last all day, so I would say it is long wear, and even if it's not you could reapply easily throughout the day.
It comes in cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. I can't say that it's ideal, but It feels very comfortable in the hand. It is very compact, the length being shorter than an iPhone 4. It also includes a generously sized mirror inside. Another reason why I picked this over the Naked Basics is because this included brushes - which to my surprise are okay quality, not the best, but definitely something you can work with. It fits in the palette so you don't have to worry about it messing your make up bag up. One little note though that's bothering me, I wish that it Benefit revamped the packaging of this so it matched with "peek-a-bright-eyes", which has the same concept as this but with different shades. The cream concealer that came with it comes in a pot and cover which is more hygienic, since fluff and dirt can stick to the concealer. None the less, hopefully they'll update it in the future but as for now, I'll live with it because the colours are perfect for everyday wear.
I do admit that the price is a little steep for the amount of product you get. I bit my lips a bit while I was paying for it, but the convenience it offers does make the price forgivable. You could always find cheaper alternatives on Ebay - but be weary of fakes.
I think this palette is suitable for all ages, young to old as the colours are appropriate for everything and doesn't scream 'make up'. I am a bit upset that the you couldn't change the concealer to fit your natural skin tone (for those with deeper skin), however I suppose you could still use it as an eye shadow base.
I only gave this 4/5 as there are some aspects Benefit could work on to improve this gorgeous palette. But nonetheless I love it and I'm sure I will repurchase it in the future. Hope this helped x
Like a lot of women, I do have a fair collection of make-up and won't leave the house without just a little something on. So when I stay at my other half's place I have a little makeup bag which has a couple of products in for convenience. It has a colour for all over the lid, one to contour and line the eye (I also put a touch of this through my brows) and a concealer. It even has little brushes in the palette, and they're decent quality too. I would never think to buy something like this, it was a gift but it's come in so handy, I think I'll have to repurchase. Very handy if you're going over someones over night and have somewhere to be the next day. Although, this would not be very flattering on dark skin it gives a very natural look to us pale ladies!
I was shocked by this product, the boing in it was 02 which is too dark for me. And the other shadows were muddy and all similar. Not great at all. Didnt blend just murky mess!
This is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes. Very natural looking to dramatic looks can be created and the colour lasts all day. It really does make your eyes look bigger. My only complaint is i feel it would be better if they removed the concealer and put in a pan of the light pink twice the size of the current one. The light pink is used as a base colour all over the eye and therefore runs out more quickly than the others. I ended up buying a separate pan of the light pink once the one in the palette ran out. The eyeshadow ends up going all over the concealer in the palette anyway so i don't use it and it's therefore a pointless inclusion for me.
I'm not sure but kit is not amongst my favourites- despite the fact I'm a huge Benefit fan. I like the base shadow, but it's a bit too pink, the medium brown is lovely and perfect for giving an eye nice contour. The eyeliner is a waste of time. Maybe I don't apply it correctly, but it doesn't create natural lines. Since I saw this kit I wanted to get it and now I think it's not worth the hassle. It's good for a natural look, but not for this money. If it was sold for £15, I would possibly buy it again, but I believe I can create similar look with cheaper products. One pro- it lasts all day and it's easy to apply.
This is a cute little kit. The colors are nicely pigmented, it's compact so easy to take with you on travels. The concealer that comes with it is nice, though i need a mix of number 1 and 2 and this is just number 2 but still it's a nice way to try out their boi-ing concealer. It comes with a little guide to how and where to use the colors and 2 small brushes. This would be ideal for people just getting into make-up or people who just want some nice neutral colors that are easy to travel with. It's a winner for me!