When it comes to powder foundation, I’m out. No can do. I don’t a powdery finish on skin — I must prefer a velvety or dewy finish on my fifty-something skin. Typically, mineral foundations have left my skin looking dull and dry. However, I recently tried BECCA Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation in Bamboo and I am totally impressed.
What it does:
Pure mineral pigments are pressed into this silky powder to deliver buildable coverage that feels light, looks fresh all day, and leaves skin with a soft, luminous finish. This water-resistant formula, enriched with antioxidant vitamins A, B, C, and E for antiaging benefits, lasts all day.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This product is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone. This product does not contain phenoxyethanol, oil, fragrance, alcohol, chemical dyes, talc, or other fillers. This non-irritating formula is clinically, allergy-, and dermatologist-tested.
First love of course with BECCA Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation is the packaging. The luxe compact comes in a lovely zippered case that keeps your compact looking new and beautiful. We all know what can happen with compacts in that makeup case…
As far as the foundation goes, let me just say that I love it. Not powdery at all, but practically pure pigment so it just melds into skin beautifully without looking at all like makeup. Unlike traditional mineral powder foundations, this one does not make brown skin look ashy or contain so much mica that our skin looks shiny.
Being 57, I don’t like the look of matte skin, but prefer a satin, velvety or dewy finish. With BECCA Mineral Powder Foundation, my skin looks finished, but not like I am wearing heavy foundation, or foundation at all for that matter. This mineral powder foundation is also buildable, so where you need more coverage, just add more. It adds coverage without looking heavy or cakey. This foundation comes with a sponge, and I find that if you want full-on coverage, the sponge is the way to go. I prefer to use a small powder brush for application. I also prep my skin with moisturizer and primer before application.
When it comes to wearability, this foundation goes for hours without fading or need for touch up. Additionally, the color matches for brown skin are fabulous. Not only does BECCA offer depth of color, but also undertones that work for both warm and cool skin tones.
I am wearing Bamboo which is for dark golden beige, neutral to warm undertones, and I think I could have gone even a shade lighter.
Pro: Easy to use, color match, does not go ashy on brown skin, long-wearing, not powdery looking
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings — Luxe packaging
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredients: Red Algae Extract: Rich in minerals, it is known to help improve circulation.
-Vitamins A, B, C, and E: Provide antioxidant properties.
-Aloe Vera and Honeysuckle: Soothe and Moisturize the skin.
Cruelty Free: Yes