Review of New Becca Cosmetics Products

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I received these products complimentary to test out and review.  I was so excited when I saw this box in my mailbox!  Becca Cosmetics is a high end expensive brand of makeup.  I don’t discriminate.  I have low end and high end makeup in my collection for personal use and what I use on my clients.  I have heard great things about a lot of their products; I just never purchased any of them.closed-becca-voxbox

I knew I was getting 3 products and one of them was a makeup brush but I didn’t know what the products were.

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What they sent me were the Soft Kabuki Brush, Soft Light Blurring Powder in the color Golden Hour (only comes in 1 color), and First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh.

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I’m always a skeptic of new things but I knew I had to go into this open-minded.  It was hard after I took a look at the powder and swatched it on my hand.  A lot of brands don’t always cater many products to women of color so I immediately wasn’t thrilled.  After I saw it on my hand I didn’t even want to put it on my face but I knew I had to.

 

My First Impression

Since I have oily skin and sweat a lot I have to go heavier than some on the powder.  I learned quickly that I can’t do that with this powder.  So the first time I put it on I used way too much.  I have to use this with a super light hand.

The primer is a lavender color.  When it comes to color correcting and makeup lavender is used for dull looking skin.  I don’t really have that problem so I felt kinda “meh” about the primer at first glance.

I just thought the brush was ok.  I like dense brushes to apply my powder, but it was very soft and felt good.

Using the Products

I love primers.  They help prep the skin for makeup and becca-primer-on-handhelp it to last all day with no creasing or settling into fine lines.  This primer is water based and is super light on the skin.  It does have a purple tint but the color doesn’t transfer to the face.  Once applied it’s clear.  The description on Becca’s web site says its a “skin awakening primer that instantly erases the sings of a bad face day to leave the complexion fresh, awake, and hydrated.”

This is a good description.  I don’t necessarily have lackluster skin but it did give me a “bright” look, even after I applied my foundation.

After foundation I used the Kabuki brush and Soft Light Blurring Powder to set my makeup.  Like I said earlier the first time I used way too much…..I didn’t even take a picture.  It was a train wreck.  But when I tried again using a lot less product I was surprised that I actually liked the look.  Normally I go for a super matte look since my skin is so oily but lately I’ve been more into a natural luminous look, which is exactly what I got with this powder.  I didn’t even need to highlight my face.  The powder gave me a radiant glow from within look.

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Final Thoughts

I like these products a lot more than I thought I would when I first saw them.  After some trial and error I figured out how they work best for my skin tone and type. I do wish the powder came in different colors.  I am extremely pleased with the glow it gave my skin.  In the picture above I didn’t use a filter of any kind; it’s just a regular selfie taken with my Galaxy Note 4.  I think my skin looks very healthy and luminous.

I will continue to use these products and would recommend to others who are looking for glow skin.

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