A nourishing formula with buildable coverage for a flawless face
One of the great parts of being a wht tester is the opportunity to try new brands. I tend to stay in my own little bubble of favorites, and forget just how many other great lines are out there. BECCA Cosmetics has recently become one of my new favorites; wht introduced me to the line, and I’m super happy they did.
I’ve tried BECCA’s nail polish, their lipgloss (which is one of the best I’ve used), and now, their Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation ($40), which is yet another impressive product. They have a perfect track record with me right now, and are quickly becoming a go-to brand.
I typically use cream foundations, because I find they provide better coverage, but BECCA’s powder foundation claims “medium to full coverage,” so I was anxious to try it. First impressions were I was really impressed with the compact itself. A sturdy size, a sleek/modern look, with the silver button on top, and it comes in a nice little zip-up bag. It’s definitely a compact worthy of the $40.00 price tag.
The powder is ultra soft and silky, and WOW, what a powerhouse formula. Packed with antioxidant vitamins for anti-aging benefits, red algae that improves circulation, and aloe vera and honeysuckle flower to soothe and moisturize, this powder isn’t kidding around. With all of its benefits, it’s also free of parabens, oil, fragrance, chemical dyes, talc and fillers, which means it’s great for sensitive and acne prone skin. (This was a major plus for me!)
This Sephora Exclusive is available in a nice range of 15 shades, and Sephora stores have a “Shade Match Color Wheel Mirror” for you to find your perfect match. I tested Buttercup, a medium beige with warm pink undertones. Each compact has a thin sponge, for application, that allows you to create buildable coverage.
I started out using it alone, in place of my normal foundation, and it provided pretty solid coverage. It wasn’t quite as much as my cream foundations, but more than I expected from a powder foundation. Next, I found it worked great on top of my existing foundation routine, to maintain coverage throughout the day, so I ended up using it more like a powder. But, it worked so well as a powder, I’m thinking of ordering more!
BECCA’s Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation has a very polished finish and gave my skin a super smooth, flawless appearance… I managed to look fresh in the dead of winter! I think this would be a perfect option for any of you looking for a lightweight foundation with layering coverage.
• Lightweight, silky formula
• Packed with minerals and other anti-aging benefits
• Beautiful compact
• Water resistant
• A tad bit pricey
• No SPF
Readers – have you discovered BECCA? What product(s) do I need to try next?
Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating.
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