Becca | Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
Trying the Becca Aqua Luminious Perfecting Foundation was like anticipating my morning bowl of fruit loops only to discover we're out of milk...Pure disappointment.
I was on the hunt for a new foundation. I have religiously been using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, and I love it. I was after something a little more hydrating and something that offered a little more of a glow moving into the summer weather.
I have eyed the Becca Aqua luminous perfecting foundation in the past and have of course, seen it being used on social media. I should have spent a little time reviewing it, which I generally always do. However I was in need of something and just decided to give it a go.
I'm sorry, for the thrust of negativity, but this is the worst foundation I have ever used.
I love Becca, don't get me wrong. Anything I have used in the past I have really loved. This however was a huge disappointment for me.
Having spent time now reviewing the foundation, it is apparent I'm not alone in feeling this way. Lets dive into what it is said to do and what I didn't like about it.
It is said to be a light buildable foundation with a weightless feel and subtle luminosity.
It felt light on the skin, that I will agree. But it was as if I had spent time buffing product into my skin and the result was nothing remaining. It provided such little coverage it was hard to notice a difference with or without the product on my skin.
My first use I decided to apply the foundation with my F80 brush from Sigma. It is a flat dense Kabuki brush, my go to for foundation. I found the product skipped in spots on my skin. Resulting in areas on my face not being covered. I found it difficult to build the product with the brush to create a fuller coverage. It blends and builds really poorly.
I decided to try applying the product with my beauty blender, in hopes this would create a more even application. Like the brush it blended and sat really poorly on my skin. It looked patchy in areas where I attempted to build the product. It sat on the skin's surface and that is not a problem I typically have with my foundation, especially when using a damp beauty blender.
I gave this about three attempts before calling it quits. I was hopeful this would provide a beautiful lighter weight application with a dewy finish- and although the finish does offer a subtle luminosity it wears horribly on the skin. It is difficult to blend and basically just looked as it I had applied the product on the skin and gave up mid way through the blending process.