Becca Cosmetics is a highly popular brand that’s well-known for their skin illuminating products, so it’s not surprising that their recently launched additions were created to do just that. With a focus on prepping and perfecting the complexion for a beautiful, healthy glow, these new products are your new best friends if you’re looking for some serious hydration and radiance.
The First Light Priming Filter ($38.00) is described as a lustrous, lavender-hued priming filter that preps, awakens, and hydrates skin for instant luminescence for a healthy, fresh, radiant glow. It promises to fix the five signs of a bad face day — fatigue, dullness, dehydration, puffiness, and fine lines.
This primer has a water-like texture that feels ultra lightweight and a cool lavender coloration that goes on sheer to provide immediate moisture to refresh and revive skin. It absorbs quickly, isn’t sticky, and smells amazing (I love the citrus scent).
I noticed an instant radiance with my complexion once I applied on this primer — it wasn’t a shiny or shimmery glow, but a super subtle luster that made my skin look less dull and more vibrant, which is wonderful. I would definitely say that this primer lived up to its claims of being hydrating and refreshing, however, I didn’t really notice any changes with my puffiness or fine lines, or the longevity of my makeup when I wore this underneath my foundation. I think if you’re someone who has dry skin and is looking for a pick-me-up to help with dehydration, then you would definitely enjoy this product. I love to use this as a replacement for my moisturizer on days when I don’t have time and need to get ready quickly — it sets quickly and makes my skin feel supple, and didn’t cause any breakouts or irritations, which I highly appreciate.
The Soft Light Blurring Powder in Golden Hour ($38.00) is a finely milled loose translucent setting powder that “acts as a veil to blur imperfections and set makeup with a subtle luminosity that adds dimension while eliminating shine for a natural, perfected finish”.
This powder has a sheer coverage that goes on completely clear with an incredibly lightweight texture and contains microscopic shimmers that are practically undetectable once the powder has been applied onto the skin to give a dewy effect without being shiny or glittery. It sets my foundation beautifully for a smooth, even, and non-cakey finish, while also removing shine for an oil-free (subtle) radiance. I have oily/combination skin and wore this powder, along with the First Light Priming Filter for over ten hours, and my skin was completely free of oil by the end of the night! I’m very picky about loose setting powders and this has been one of the better products that I’ve tried — I actually prefer this powder over the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder.
The Soft Kabuki Brush ($30.00) is made of super soft synthetic fibers and has a slightly dense, flat-top design that’s ideal for applying loose powders. The bristles aren’t too compact, so there’s still plenty of movement, which allows the brush to move softly and gently across the skin; it collects the perfect amount of product without the powder settling into the bristles to give an effortless, full-coverage application. It does, indeed, “buff and blend easily for a soft, air-brushed-yet-natural finish”. I love to use this brush to apply the Soft Light Blurring Powder — they’re the perfect duo for a flawless complexion.
Here’s my before and after:
In the “before” photo on the left, I have just the First Light Priming Filter on my face as the first step to my makeup routine; photo was taken with flash in natural lighting.
In the “after” photo on the right, I applied on my foundation and concealer, then set my face with the Soft Light Blurring Powder and Soft Kabuki Brush. I have no highlight on my face, so any dewy-ness or glow that you see, it’s from the powder; this photo was taken with flash in indoor lighting.
Have you tried any of these new Becca products? If so, which was your favorite? Mine is definitely the Soft Light Blurring Powder — it’s bomb!
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(These products were sent for reviewing purposes, complimentary of Influenster. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)