Soft Light Blurring Powder
Soft Light Blurring Powder is not a traditional translucent setting powder; rather, it perks up the complexion with a tinted diffusing effect that imparts a subtle skin-enlivening glow.
Housed in a bulky but luxe-looking jar, this loose powder is as finely-milled as they come and blends over skin like a breeze. The micro-fine powder softly blurs imperfections for a smoother, more even complexion.
The sole shade ("Golden Hour") has a sheer, peachy-golden shimmer that melds beautifully with most medium to deep skin tones. However, the peachy undertone can skew a bit too strong on fairer skin tones, so if you're on the lighter end of the spectrum, we recommend trying this in-store before buying.
Although this powder promises to eliminate oily shine, don't count on extensive help there. It absorbs oil on contact, but the effect is short-lived…not to mention, the luminous finish adds shine.
If it's shine control that you want, check out other options on our Best Powders list, but if you're looking for an alternative to a flat matte finishing powder, Soft Light Blurring Powder is an interesting option to try!
- Enlivens skin with a subtle luminous glow.
- Micro-fine, loose powder blends effortlessly.
- Softly blurs for a smoother, more even complexion.
- Fragrance free.
- The sheer, peachy-golden hue won't suit everyone.
- Doesn't successfully live up to its "eliminating shine" claim.
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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