Becca's powder products, especially their highlighters, are among the best performers in the makeup items they offer, or any makeup line, for that matter! Fans of the brand will be happy to know its Sunlit Bronzer continues this level of excellence.
The formula is easy to pick up and blend with a brush. The powder feels satiny instead of dry and powdery. The initial application is sheer but easy to build, which means no surprises from overdone color with the first swipe of the brush.
Becca offers this bronzer in five shades, a range that's suitable for fair to medium-deep skin tones. Each is an attractive shade of beige, gold, bronze, or copper, none appear muddy or orange. The shades all have a subtle pearl effect to them, but the result is a look that's dimensional and lit-from-within instead of overly sparkly or glittery.
Turning to performance, this wears well throughout a standard work day, looking just as impressive at the end of the day as it does when you first apply it.
Overall, while not inexpensive, Sunlit Bronzer is an excellent option for a beautiful sun-kissed look—and yet another reason Becca deserves your attention.
- Easy to apply and blend.
- Attractive shades for fair to medium-deep skin.
- Shades don't appear muddy or orange on skin.
- Pearlescent effect creates a lit-from-within look.
- Wears well throughout the day without fading.
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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