I know that I'm not the only person who was both shocked and saddened by the announcement last week, that Becca Cosmetics will be closing in September. It was inevitable that many brands would suffer as a result of the pandemic, but for some reason, I didn't think that Becca would be one of them. They have been renowned for their glowing skin products for years and have collaborated with big names, like Jaclyn Hill (who created Champagne Pop), and Khloe Kardashian, over the years and I'm sure that most beauty lovers have bought at least one of their products. Their price point has always been around the mid-budget range, and not only did they do glowing skin products well, but they also catered for those who like a matte finish. I will admit that I found their recent Zero No Pigment range to be a little odd, but they were trying to do something different and their Skin Love range seemed to be overlooked a little. Maybe they needed the big names to sell their products, maybe people were over the 'glow', or maybe they just didn't invest enough in PR, because we're all aware that the 'big influencers' tend to have content that predominantly consists of gifted products and paid work. Who knows the exact reason for the decline, but it's very sad that it has come to this. I wanted to share my favourite products from the brand with you today and if anything catches your eye, you might still be able to get it, as I've noticed that products are selling out quickly! Look Fantastic still have quite a bit of stock and my LYMIN code will save you 20%.
Shimmering Skin Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop: It's actually now called C-Pop, but I cannot explain how much I adore this highlighter! The colour is so flattering on my skin tone - a champagne/gold hybrid, with the most beautiful, buttery-soft texture. It applies so effortlessly to the skin and a small amount on a fan brush, will give a subtle glow, but it can also be built up to a blinding highlight, if that's what you like. There are 13 shades available, so there should be a shade to suit all skin tones.
Glow Silk Highlighter Drops: For those who prefer a liquid highlighter, you need to buy these before the brand closes, because they are really beautiful! They are in the same C-Pop shade as the pressed highlighter I mentioned and can be used before foundation, mixed with your base product, or used over foundation, as a traditional highlighter. The drops also look beautiful when worn along the collar bone, or added to body moisturiser, to wear on your legs. A little goes a long way with these drops, which I am very glad of, now that the brand is being discontinued.
Backlight Priming Filter: (not pictured) I forgot to add this into the photo, but this primer instantly lifts the complexion. It's is beautiful when mixed with a demi-matte foundation, or worn before any foundation that isn't overly glowy. It's lightweight, makes the skin look luminous and like it has been filtered. Again, a little goes a long way, which I'm grateful for. I forgot to photograph it because I have a new bottle stashed away. If you like your skin to look radiant and glowy, but don't want to wear highlighter to work, this is the answer - it takes you from drab to fab in seconds!
Aqua Luminous Foundation: (not pictured as my last bottle oxidised just before Christmas and I didn't get around to buying a new one and now I can't find my shade anywhere!) I absolutely loved the dewy look that this gave my skin, with light to medium, buildable coverage. I liked to apply it with my fingers or a beauty sponge, for coverage that looked so natural. It was perfect for my dull, dry skin!
Light Shifter Dewing Tinted Moisturiser: One of their latest releases, which I wrote about in this post last month. I love this because it makes my skin look fresh and luminous, without looking greasy, but it also has blurring properties, which are very helpful in the fine line and porous or textured areas on my face. I think I'll have to buy a back up asap!
Sunlit Bronzer: I love the formula of this bronzer because it isn't buttery soft, yet it isn't too firm, so it applies to the skin, giving an even golden glow, but it doesn't look at all muddy. It isn't luminous on the skin, nor is it completely matte - it just gives the skin a natural sun-kissed look.
Skin Perfector Luminous Blush: I only have one of these and have always been disappointed that I couldn't get my hands on Wild Honey, as I think that would suit my complexion well. I have Flowerchild, which is a peachy/pink hybrid. It's very pigmented, so a light handed is needed when using this blush, but the formula is beautiful, as with all Becca products and it gives the skin a flush of colour, without any patchiness.
Becca Light Shifting Brightening Concealer: This concealer is similar to the new By Terry one (review here), in so far as it contains hyaluronic acid and is brightening, rather than a full coverage concealer. It is light diffusing, which is perfect if you don't have mega dark circles (or if you do, you could use a corrector under it). It's also perfect for topping up your makeup during the day, as it blends so well and doesn't cake or highlight fine lines.
I have used other Becca products, and loved them, but these are the cream of the crop for me, and I will miss them when I eventually finish them. I'm sad to see Becca go. I'd love to hear your thoughts and what your favourite products from the brand are?
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