BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
A light, buildable, liquid foundation that imparts subtle luminosity with a weightless feel.see more...
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Skin Types/Lasting Power: I do not agree that this is for all skin types. It slips off after a few hours and settles into fine lines and emphasizes texture you didn't even know you had. It also clung to any dry patches that I had. I tried using this multiple times with different primers and setting powders and no matter what I tried, I could not get this to work. I even tried mixing it with other foundations and still no luck. For reference, I did use two different BECCA primers with this foundation (Blurring and Backlight) and am meticulous with skin care and prepping my skin.
Coverage: I tried applying this product with a brush and a damp beauty blender. I did get better coverage with a brush but the finish was not as radiant and it looked really cakey on my skin. When I applied with a damp beauty blender, I went in with minimal product and got a light coverage. I prefer light coverage so this was okay with me. I definitely think you can achieve medium coverage, especially if you are using a brush.
Finish: I agree that this is radiant when you go in with a damp beauty blender and a light layer. I found it to me a bit more natural when using a brush to achieve higher coverage.
Shade: The shade Fair was a good color match on me. I found that it has pretty neutral undertones.
I gave it two stars because the consistency is really nice (not too liquidy and not thick) and it does have a nice radiant finish when using a beauty blender. However, the cons far outweigh the pros in my opinion. It just did not look good on my skin shortly after applying and I ended up looking pretty horrible throughout the day. I would not recommend this product if you have similar skin type as I do. I honestly do not think it would perform on oily or dry skin since it separates with any oil production and it clings really bad to any dry patches. Maybe if you have normal skin without any skin concerns (texture, fine lines, etc...) this would work. Sadly, I will not be repurchasing or recommending.
As for the actual finish of the foundation, I love it. My skin is on the drier side so this dewy, luminous finish works very will with my skin. It is a lightweight buildable coverage which I love. I have a ton of freckles on my face (and I get even more in the summer time). I have to be very careful with foundations because sometimes they make my freckles look ashy and very unnatural. This foundation doesn't do that. If you're looking for a more full coverage foundation or you have very oily skin I am not sure this foundation would work so well for you. But if you are on the dry side and in the market for a new luminous foundation I would definitely consider going with this one!
Also, the foundation claims to give a more dewy look, but it felt so dry, it was like putting paint on my face. Once it dried and I tried to put other layers of products down, the foundation just dragged everywhere, and my brushes have never done that before.
Finally, the packaging is annoying. They're obviously trying to be innovative, but it's stupid. I already dislike droppers and this one requires so many steps. Twist this, push that, it's too much. Don't waste your money.
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