This is what I wanted Dior Rosy Tan to be! I have been using this nearly every day for weeks and weeks, only sometimes switching it up so I don't use it up too quickly! The end result is always awesome! Sweet, discrete colours that actually bring out all eye colours (eg just recently I used it on a woman with green eyes-my own are brown-equally awesome on both of us!) without overstepping the line from 'your eyes are gorgeous' to 'i like your eyeshadow!'
I don't know what it is, but it is really difficult to find such a perfect and harmonious blend of shades that don't look too made-up. Am obsessed with 'natural' looks these days after years of OTT creative looks that probably had strangers questioning whether I was a bit insane (those who knew me knew there was no question about it..). This is the perrrrrrfect palette for 'natural but not boring'-The pinkish hue keeps it from being too discrete and blah.
The formula seems powdery and bad quality but trust me, it is so pigmented, blendable, and smooth. It is actually the perfect formula for this kind of look. The matte brown is easy to overdo so tread carefully. it is a perfect brow filler too, for my eyebrow scar, best thing I've used. the concealer i use to even out lid colour, almost like a nude cream shadow. i also use it to smooth the edges upwards, so the eyeshadow is more 'winged'....
The medium rosy-brown shadow is my favourite. I thought it would be terrible as a crease colour because of the shimmer but strangely it adds to the 'glowing radiant eyes' result that you want. The look is terribly flattering. It is especially good for daytime. I even tried this on my mom and it was miles better than the other stuff she's used...it made her eyes seem more sparkly and bright which I KNOW sounds dumb but honestly! It is so so incredible.
Btw an eyeliner that goes really well with this is stila lionfish. P.s if something about this seemed 'off' to you, the Dior rosy tan palette may be more flattering on you for a similar 'big beautiful eyes' result (on my skin it didn't show up enough but worked great on others I used it on).. Also if the concealer in the benefit kit is useless for you, the dior works out to be cheaper!
I bought this palette about two months ago when I had a make up tutorial thing in Boots and she tried a load of different products on me (best Sunday afternoon ever).
I already had it in my mind that I wanted to purchase Big Beautiful eyes since so many friends had said they liked it. So when I went along to the tutorial thing, I let the assistant make me up and I instantly fell in love with it. It was girly and pink without being too obvious. The colours were subtle but classy and defined eyes in a nice gentle way.
It seemed perfect for uni days and even night time if I couldn't be bothered to attempt the smoky look.
However, I do have some small issues:
1) The concealer doesn't cater for everybody! I have pale skin and whilst this formula is lovely and creamy, the colour is just all wrong (when going for any concealer, it's better to be slightly paler than your skin that it is to be slightly darker!!)
2) The soft brush is lovely but the stiff side is a bit tricky to manipulate!
There are only very small issues (because at the end of the day, I wasn't buying this product for the concealer!).
I do tend to wear Urban Decay during the day mostly, just because I wear glasses and UD seems to make a bit more of a statement, but I regularly go back to BBE and I would buy another since I am still a big fan of the girly colours.
Perfect for English roses :)
Oh God. This has been with be for about 2 years. It's the best neutral eye palette I have ever tried. It really brightens my medium dark green eyes. You can use all the shadows together to create depth, or use them on their own. The lightest shade really brightens. The brush is just perfect. And the darkest shade is perfect as an eyeliner, and has proved to be the best brow filler I have found- goes on perfect with that brush. Lasts all day. It comes with Boing concealer- perfect for quick touch-ups, not only on my face, but little body skin flaws too. Most favorite makeup item I have ever owned...
I have been using this palette for the past few years and find it great as a handbag staple, especially if I find myself caught on the hop after work going out for unexpected drinks due to the concealer / shadow / liner combination. Instant day-to-night transformation - voila! The downsides: 1) The concealer is a little too dry for my skin-type to use all the time, it can look cakey or highlight my ever-increasing wrinkles if my skin is not sufficiently hydrated / moisturised enough prior to application. 2) The base colour should be larger as this is used most and always runs out before everything else, followed by the mid shade then the deepest shade (which I am always left with at the end. Seems like a waste). All in all though this is a groovy little kit that can either create a very natural or more dramatic look depending on the occasion. Will continue to buy until I find something better, if ever.
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!