Friday, June 22, 2018

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | BECCA AQUA LUMINOUS PERFECTING FOUNDATION

Welcome back to another Foundation Friday!  I have to thank everyone who responded to my poll last Friday regarding negative reviews.  If you didn't catch the poll, I asked everyone to let me know if they prefer only positive makeup reviews or do they prefer to see the good and the bad.  It was overwhelmingly 100% for seeing the good and the bad.  So, I shall continue as normal and share everything, whether I love it or not!

This week's foundation is the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation.  I have purchased it in the color Porcelain.  This costs $44 for a standard 1 oz. bottle.  The formula is liquid, and the applicator is a dropper.

CLAIMS

 According to the Becca website, this foundation is a light, buildable liquid foundation that imparts subtle luminosity with a weightless feel.  I completely agree that it has a luminous glow.  My skin has a healthy glow when I'm wearing this, which is a really pretty look for summer.  With dewy foundations, my major concern is the lasting power.

A glow is gorgeous but not when it's melting off your face.  Right?  This foundation definitely needs a primer.  This simply doesn't stay on my combination/oily skin.  The best primer I've used with this foundation is the E.L.F. Aqua Mist Primer.

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!



Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!


Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!


Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

SHADE RANGE

I was super disappointed in the shade range.  They have a grand total of 8 on the website.  Granted, the lightest and darkest shades are quite far apart; however, the lightest is slightly too dark for me and I can imagine the darker shade could be even darker.

Even though porcelain is too dark, it is okay when applied in a light layer. 

For shade comparisons, here are other foundations that also match me:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Porcelain
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation in 100 (first impressions video here) 
rms beauty Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in 000 (review here)
Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation in 106A (review here)
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation in Soft Ivory (review here)

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

APPLICATION

 I had to fiddle around with different ways of applying this.  I'm testing out a lot of beauty sponges at the moment, and my absolutely favorite has been the EcoTools wet beauty sponge.  They have a few sponges, one of which is to be used to dry.  Who knew?!  I used both the dry sponge and the wet sponge, and they both performed beautifully.  The wet sponge smoothed out the foundation a little better, though.

I am impressed with how little I need to use.  Two drops cover my entire face.  The claims say it's buildable, but I beg to differ.  I built this up a few times, and it obviously looked like makeup (and not in a good way).  It also accentuated my pores when I used more than one layer. I'm not complaining about it not being buildable, I simply don't think it is.



MY REVIEW

This foundation definitely has more pros than cons, although I'm currently angry at it because I dropped some of it on my favorite cactus shirt.

I'm not over it yet.

If this foundation had more shades, I would definitely recommend it to absolutely everyone.  That being said, I do recommend it with reservations.  You simply might not find a perfect match.  The price is a bit steep to not offer a wider range of shades, in my opinion.  $44 is a hefty price tag, but it does deliver on the luminosity and perfecting qualities.  My skin looks dewy all day, although I have to powder mid-day.  It also settles into a few fine lines on my face, but powder is a quick fix for that.

I like that a little goes along way, because it only takes two drops to cover my entire face.  I would like a fuller coverage, so this is a 'good skin day' foundation.  If you already have amazing skin, this foundation would make you look absolutely flawless!

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