Let’s be real for a sec here… can BECCA Cosmetics do any wrong? I really don’t think so. I have yet to try anything from them that I’ve not absolutely loved, and I’ve tried a lot of their products. Their Shimmering Skin Perfectors are my hands down holy grail ride or freakin’ die highlighters, their Backlight Priming Filter gives a lit-from-within glow like nothing else and their Backlight Targeted Color Correctors get the job done when put to tackling my dark circles and redness. So, with my love of all things BECCA, it was pretty much inevitable that I’d eventually try and fall in love with the Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation.
It comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle and has a dropper, which is something that I can decide if I like yet or not. Initially, I was so not into the dropper, but the more I use it and get used to it, the more I don’t mind it. I like that with a dropper you have a bit more control with how much product you’re getting, whereas I tend to waste a bit when I use a pump. I *think* I’m coming around to the dropper, haha.
The BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation retails for $44 and comes in 9 shades, from Porcelain to Deep Bronze. When I first swatched the two shades I have, I thought there was no way I was going to match either of them. When blended out, however, Fair is a perfect match (note that these swatches are on the underside of my forearm which is suuuper white, my face is a tiny bit darker) and Light is going to be perfect when I have a little bit of color in the summer.
The formula is everything you’d imagine from BECCA- all. the. glow. I absolutely love the luminosity it gives (and on that note, I don’t think I’d recommend this for oily skin as it does have a very dewy finish). I have dry skin, and this lasts all day on me and doesn’t cling to any dry areas of my face. It also doesn’t settle grossly into the fine lines in my forehead, which is a huge plus for me. As for coverage, it starts off light when applied with a damp Beauty Blender, and you can easily build to a more medium coverage.
I am going to be using this beautiful, glowy foundation a ton in the coming summer months. I already can’t stop myself from reaching for it!