Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder
Becca touts Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder as a "one-step powder and foundation" with a "do-it-all formula" that sets concealer, highlights and contours. While you can certainly use this fragrance-free pressed powder for various applications, you'd need different shades to accomplish all of its multi-tasking promises (you can't contour with the same color you use as a foundation shade). Nevertheless, it performs well in any capacity if you're using the right color.
The subtle satin-matte finish gives this finely-milled powder a beautiful skin-like quality. Per Becca's directions, you can use it wet or dry for slightly buildable coverage.
When applied dry, the compact tends to kick up excess powder on the brush, which can look a tad powdery on skin, but this seems to level out shortly as it sets, so it's a brief issue. Applied wet, the powder meshes more instantaneously with skin and offers more coverage (up to medium).
While the Becca brand is famous for having extensive shade ranges, Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder is pared down to seven shades. Not everyone will find their perfect match, but what's there is still flattering for light to deep skin. Note: The "Fair" shade will be a tad too dark if you have truly porcelain skin.
The number one complaint you'll see from customers online is the small size of the compact. Considering you're only getting 0.2 ounces, we can understand the uproar—especially if you plan on using this as your full-face foundation. A typical powder foundation is 0.35 ounces or greater.
Nonetheless, if the small size/price doesn't hold you back, Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder is a good option for normal to combination (slightly dry or slightly oily skin).
- Subtle satin-matte finish gives this finely-milled pressed powder a skin-like quality.
- Great results whether used wet (for more coverage) or dry.
- Flattering shades for light to deep skin.
- Fragrance free.
- Smaller than average size makes this a pricier option that you may go through relatively quickly.
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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