Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Becca First Light Priming Filter & Soft Light Blurring Powder* - Review

I was recently one of the lucky few that received the Becca VoxBox from Influenster.

Becca First Light Priming Filter & Soft Light Blurring Powder

Included in this box was Becca Cosmetic's new First Light Priming Filter, Soft Light Blurring Powder, and Soft Kabuki Brush.

Becca First Light Priming Filter & Soft Light Blurring Powder

Soft Light Blurring Powder - 38
Product claims:
This is a loose setting powder that will set makeup with a subtle radiance and blur imperfections.  It's basically a real life, wearable beauty filter.  It's infused with ceramic microspheres that scatters light to blur and perfect the face.  The shade Golden Hour is universally flattering.  It prolongs the wear of your makeup but doesn't look cakey or settle into fine lines.

It's best applied with the Becca Soft Kabuki Brush ($30).  This brush is really soft but not dense so it works great for powder application.

Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder

The packaging of the Soft Light Blurring Powder is absolutely gorgeous!  This powder gives my skin a nice finish with a sheen without looking sparkly.  However, since this powder is NOT translucent, it can't be used to set or "bake" undereye concealer.  It does add a bit of color to my face.  In addition, I feel that with a heavy hand, it's possible for this powder to look cakey.  I have to be careful to apply this with a large fluffy brush because if I apply to much in one area, it can be difficult to blend out as it sort of sticks to my foundation if it hasn't fully dried down.  The swatch below shows the powder on the left side of my hand.  The sheen is noticeable.

Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder

First Light Priming Filter - $44
Product claims:
This is a "skin-awakening" primer that will instantly reduce the appearance of fatigue, dullness, dehydration, puffiness and fine lines.  This product contains Cool Light Technology which softly scatters translucent, cool violet light to brighten and even out imperfections.

Although this looks purple, it goes on sheer and gives off a very pretty sheen that's not sparkly.  It's moisturizing enough that in the summer I might be able to get away with skipping moisturizer and just using this.  As with all primers, you can use this on it's own or under makeup.   It has a light citrus scent.

Becca First Light Priming Filter

Becca First Light Priming Filter

On the right side of my hand below, I've blended the First Light Priming Filter and the Soft Light Blurring Powder with the Soft Kabuki Brush.  The sheen is noticeable here but much more subtle on the face and with foundation.

Becca First Light Priming Filter & Soft Light Blurring Powder


I really like the First Light Priming Filter but the Soft Light Blurring Powder is a pass for me.  In my opinion, there are better loose setting powders on the market (my favorite being the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder).

The Becca Cosmetic's new First Light Priming Filter, Soft Light Blurring Powder, and Soft Kabuki Brush can all be purchased on the Becca Cosmetics website or Sephora.

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All statements are 100% honest and my own.

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