For my birthday, my lovely friends Dagmara, Leanne and Dorota gave me the Becca Be A Light Face Palette. Those ladies know me so well - they knew that this palette would be right up my street! Anything that promises to blur pores and enhance the complexion will always grab my attention and I had wanted this palette for a while so was thrilled to receive it! Becca is a brand that most people associate with highlighters but this palette shows that the buttery soft formula extends beyond one product.
The packaging itself is stunning reflective rose gold, which is tricky to keep smudge-free but I can get over that because it's so beautiful to look at. Inside is a large mirror and four powders to brighten, blur, contour and blush. It comes in two shades - light to medium and medium to deep. I have light to medium, which works perfectly for my skin tone.
|Swatches unedited. Left to right: Brighten, Blush, Contour, Blur.|
The brighten shade matches my skin so while it doesn't exactly brighten, it is a gorgeous finishing powder. It is similar to Hourglass Dim Light in so far as it adds some luminosity to the skin, without actually highlighting it. The texture is very smooth and it is undetectable on the skin.
The blur shade is quite beige but when applied to the skin, it blends in so well that it doesn't look like a deeper colour. It instantly minimizes the look of pores but, as with the brighten powder, it is undetectable on the skin. Both of these powders act like an Instagram filter - skin just looks better but it doesn't look like there is any powder on it. They are magic powders!
The blush is a pretty coral-pink shade and the marbled effect means that it doesn't look flat on the skin. It's quite subtle in colour but it works well with the other shades in the palette. Again, the texture is very smooth and finely milled so it applies and blends like a dream. The contour shade is pretty neutral in colour and I think it's ideal for adding some gentle definition to the skin rather than a sharp, chiselled contour.
The formula of all of the powders makes it easy for them to blend into the skin to create a natural lit from within, flawless look. This palette has blown me away and whilst £35 isn't cheap, it's a very good price for powders of this standard. It would make a fabulous addition to any makeup collection.
Are you tempted by this palette? What's your favourite Becca product?
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