This product we're talking about today is kind of like an "unsung hero" in my opinion. I'm hearing nothing about it since it's release. I have some pros, obviously, and cons as well. Let get into it.
So we're talking about the Becca Be A Light face palette. This houses 2 large powders that are brightening (without shimmer) and the other is Blurring (and a little darker). Then you have your two center shades that are smaller. One that is a blush with shimmer swirled in it and then a bronzer/contour shade that is like a satin finish.
Here's my first con. I have Medium/Deep. I can make this work regardless on my light skin and if I have a spray tan I can use it as it's directed. So my problem with that is that I don't feel like the shades that are actually supposed to show up more like the blush and contour aren't going to show up very much on even tan skin. I do not see how deeper complexions would even begin to use it to be honest unless it's just such a sheer palette. Obviously, me having it in a darker shade, blush and bronzer/contour does show up on my skin more so.
However, my first pro is that this packaging, layout, and kinda the idea behind it reminds me of Hourglass. The blush has a shimmer swirl in it. The brightening powder reminds me of Dim Light from Hourglass in both performance and finish. What I think is actually better than Hourglass here is the bronzer and the blurring powder. This is why I feel like it's an unsung hero. The blurring powder, isn't Facetune power blah blah blah, I think we know that reality by now. So I can use the blurring powder before and after bronzing and contour. It's more like the ultimate blend.
This leads me to my next pro which is, this is ultimate blend. They use "Light Diffusing Technology" and "Sheer Glow Filter Powder" If it's blended to perfection then makeup looks airbrushed to me, meaning that it looks perfect. I think that if your base looks perfect then typically the rest of your face looks perfect in my eyes. This isn't going to make you look "done up", or like you have a lot of makeup on. It just melts everything together. So it's not on a level of: corrector, foundation, lots of concealer, bake, powder, contour, wipe bake off, blush, highlight, bronze up the perimeter of the face. This in my opinion takes a lot of steps out for you with a more sheer approach.. My thoughts are why keep adding to it when it looks really good faster and with less product?
The packaging is gorgeous it's a rose gold packaging, it is kinda bulky, but that doesn't bother me. To be as bulky as I think it is, you'd think it'd be heavier but honestly I think my Too Faced Natural Face palette is heavier. I personally like a lot of weight to my palettes. I just feel like it's better protected that way and it honestly feels more luxury that way. This has a nice mirror in it. I like the layout, I wish the blush and bronzer/contour were just a touch bigger because I feel like I need smaller brushes to really use them and be most beneficial. Which isn't a big deal but I would like it if they were just a little bigger even if that meant reducing the size of the 2 big powders a little. These are 4 different finishes, "buildable", a blend of pigment and pearl, and can be used alone like step by step or blended all together. I've not tried the blended all together but I will and see how that does. I can't build the blurring powder too much because it starts to look like a very light bronzer when I'm very fair, which is fine as a transition to be honest with you from bronzer to contour. I can build up the actual contour and blush but I don't build up the blush that much because it does have some shimmer to it and I don't like super shimmery blushes.
You can find this at Sephora and Ulta. I recommend letting them put it on you, not just you going in and touching it and seeing how it feels or try to swatch it because truly that won't do you much good. So I would ask one of the staff to apply it to your face and see how it works or if it touches your makeup back up because that's also one of it's selling points is that they say it's the perfect palette to touch up your makeup mid day. So I'm going to stop here. I'll be honest I feel like this review was a little all over the place. It's a hard product to explain and I had a hard time trying to put into words why I do really think more people should take notice of it.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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