I’ve developed a new love for Becca and I’m pleasantly surprised with the quality of the products. I’ve been slowly dabbling in Becca’s products and my first product was the Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ and it’s still my favorite liquid highlighter. On whim, I purchased the Becca Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+ in “Porcelain” and it’s seriously a lovely product.
Designed as a “sheer moisturizing foundation with built-in sun protection and antiaging benefits,” this is very much like the modern day BB cream/CC cream but with much less coverage. I’d describe this as a sheer tinted moisturizer than anything else, but Becca describes it as a “multi-benefit foundation [that] smoothes on with a natural wash of color and an ultra-sheer, water-light texture.” It’s “formulated with broad-spectrum sun protection and anti-inflammatory ingredients,” and the “formula keeps skin looking fresh and youthful. Antioxidant vitamins B, C, and E nourish the skin’s natural renewal process and continually protect your complexion against damage caused by free radicals and environmental factors.”
It’s very moisturizing and blends easily and beautifully onto the skin. It makes your skin look even and glowy — like you were born to look this radiant. However, the coverage is very, very sheer so this may not be for everyone, and only works well on good skin days — free of looking tired/stressed and free of blemishes and bumps. Also, with the built in sun protection, it’s great for the summer because it feels light on the skin without looking like you’ve got makeup on. I agree that this product makes you look youthful and fresh, and the formula is nice and hydrating — but oil control is minimal at best, so it’s best to powder; and, it’s also not that long-lasting. At least we can credit the name of this foundation because it has “ultra sheer” in its name, so there’s some confidence in the product’s honesty.
This product looks nice on the skin, but it’s really the kind of product you’d wear on a Sunday to run errands and lounge around. With some additional concealer and powder action, this would be great for an outdoor summer dinner, and maybe if you want to look a bit more even at the pool/beach this could be an option. I can understand how this may not be a popular option for those with complexion issues or fuller coverage. Luckily, there’s so many options nowadays. But this may not be one.
I’d recommend this for people who don’t want to do much to their skin, or for those with pretty good skin that needs a little bit of oomph. For me, I like to wear this to yoga or on days I don’t feel like doing a full-on “makeup routine.” Recently, on vacation, this was my go-to because it was so easy to use. Also, paired with the Shimmering Skin Perfector, it’s a perfect combo.
Retails for $42.00 USD.