Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation Review.

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation - £34

Packaging

Becca always has such minimalist packaging that manages to ooze simplistic luxury. The kind of brand that knows that you don't have to over exert yourself in the packaging department because the product speaks for itself. This foundation comes in a frosted glass bottle with a twist off metallic lid, as you untwist it the centre pops up and this is how you dispense the foundation as it has a dropper. This means you get the perfect amount of foundation for application. 

Finish/Coverage
This is definitely a foundation for those who love a radiant finish. Combination and oily skins will have to be very careful with this, a foundation with such a dewy finish although it looks beautiful it's just not long wearing for us. I can use this when I'm going out for the evening for a few hours but any longer and I'd have to powder and prime so much it would completely take away from the beauty of this product. Dry to normal skins, would love this - it's a very thin formula, it blends beautifully - I like to apply it with a stippling brush to get as much coverage out of it as possible, but saying that it's still a sheer/light coverage. Lisa Eldrige says it best though when she says if you have great skin, opt for a foundation with a light coverage then go in and spot conceal - have people telling you how beautiful your skin is, not how beautifully your foundation sits. Not gonna lie though, I'm a lover of full coverage, conceal the f outta my face type of products 90% of the time. I am from Essex after all.

Anything I should consider when I buy this foundation?
It transfers. It transferred on me, but again I'm combination/oily. I would say get yourself a light powder that sets the foundation whilst still letting the luminosity of the foundation show through. Get yourself a Mac Mineralise Skinfinish Natural powder or the Bourjois Healthy Mix powder. I picked up the shade Medium which is comparable to an NC30 although as it's a sheer coverage if you're a little off in colour it's pretty forgiving and wont show.

 Summary

This foundation is beautiful. If you're a lover of luminous skin, a glowy finish, a sheer coverage and hate the feeling of foundation of your skin - this is perfect for you. It's a really luxurious formula and truly encompases the idea of a high end foundation, but be wary on oily skins.

5 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. It sounds like a beautiful foundation, and I do think Becca products are really high quality but I don't like a luminous finish. I do wonder if Becca have a matte foundation available, they seem to be known for their luminous products but it would be nice to see a great foundation for oily/combination skins in their line, if they don't have one already. Great review, thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. They do have a mattifying primer and foundation but I didn't like either, I think there's just so many amazing options for oily/combo skin that they are sticking with what the know best, who knows though one day they may bring out something amazing and matte! :) x

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  2. This foundation sounds great! I love foundations with a dewy finish but I've also got oily skin so they don't tend to last very long on my face x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah that's the only problem with luminous foundations and oily skin, I tend to find a matte foundation, then adding luminousity in with a liquid highlighter over top works best for me. Otherwise I have to blot constantly! x

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  3. It sounds really pretty but I'm not thrilled that it transfers easily! I do tend to get oil so I'm on the fence about this foundation now! Great review.

    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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