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