Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation
If you're forever frustrated by your oily T-zone, Becca's Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation may bring much-needed relief. The natural matte finish absorbs oil while allowing skin to look natural (not chalky or sucked dry) and this liquid foundation comes in a wide range of flattering shades!
Housed in squeeze tube packaging, Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation has a creamy-liquid texture that offers medium, buildable coverage. You will need to be swift with blending—the tenacious formula goes on smoothly but dries down quickly.
The shade range is stellar with a bevy of options for porcelain to deep skin tones and everything in between. We also love that it's fragrance-free, as fragrance in makeup can lead to skin irritation.
For those with extremely oily skin, this foundation won't be able to hold back shine all day long, but it offers a longer-lasting matte finish than your typical liquid foundation (getting you through a solid few hours) and doesn't travel into fine lines. Bravo, Becca!
- Natural matte finish helps keep oily shine in check.
- Creamy-liquid formula stays put and doesn't look chalky.
- Extensive, flattering shade range for all skin tones.
- Fragrance free.
Australian import Becca is a complete line of color cosmetics from makeup artist Rebecca Morrice Williams. As the story goes, Rebecca, like so many women, was having difficulty finding the perfect foundation. It seems her professional experience making up women of varying skin tones and preferences shared one truth: all women wanted perfect skin. This set Williams on her path to creating what would become the Becca line, a makeup collection that caters well to all skin tones.
While there are a number of excellent foundations here, what seems to have catapulted the brand onto the map is their numerous highlighter products. From liquids to powders, there are an incredible range of options in their luminizer categories, and many are superb.
Surveying the rest of this line revealed that Williams not only did her homework for foundation shades, the eyeshadows are amazingly silky, and many of their products for lips and cheeks are exemplary. Lastly, almost all of the makeup brushes from Becca are aces, and the options plentiful, especially for eye designs.
Strengths: Excellent concealers, foundations, highlighters and eyeshadows; good lip gloss; several outstanding brushes.
Weaknesses: Beats us, this is a strong collection of products.
Becca is available at Sephora, Ulta and via their Web site.
For more information about Becca, owned since fall 2016 by Estee Lauder, call (415) 553-8972 or visit www.beccacosmetics.com.
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