Thank goodness for the beauty of the world wide web, from a few trusty reviews (for research purposes) to being able to purchase it online. There are quite a few beauty sites out there that stock BECCA but I have found that Active Skin stocks them for a good price compared to others, plus they're Australian owned online beauty retailer that is well trusted and provide amazing services. I think that is the better option for me at this time, though it would be great to test products in person, nothing beats good value. The team at Active Skin are extremely helpful so if you have any questions they can assist you.
Pricing example: The Backlight Priming Filter retails for $65 AUD but on Active Skin you can purchase it for $50 AUD, compare the prices here, here and here. That's a pretty darn good pricing point if I don't say so myself.
T ⎯ B Swatches
*BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal — BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (illuminator) L ⎯ RI've owned the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (the illuminating liquid version) for quite a while now and comparing it to my newest edition the pressed powder I can't decide which of the two I prefer more over. It's like choosing your favourite child. I love them both equally and they serve a purpose for individual use or pairing together for the ultimate glow. They're both equally stunning.
*BECCA Backlight Priming Filter (swatched and blended) L ⎯ RThis has been a product I've been umming and ahhing over for quite some time since its initial launch a few years back. From all the reviews and seeing it applied on through tutorials I've been quite smitten and it's been on my wish list for the longest time. I actually tried a sample of it during my visit in Melbourne last year at a Sephora store. It is as beautiful as I last remembered it and I am so glad to have it within my collection.
Some days I like to wear it alone without any makeup to give myself that lit from within look (that typical phrase) no kidding though, it seriously makes you look more healthier and youthful than you actually are (unless you are, I am not the latter). It smooths out the entire texture of your skin providing a beautiful glow-y and smooth base. It really is a real life filter for your face, yep, they've finally did it guys.
BECCA Mineral Blush in SweetpeaI'm not sure, I have the biggest feeling that this shade is discontinued — I've tried searching for it and it seems like it isn't part of their range anymore. WHY do they do this? This now means I have to salvage whatever I have with it because this blush shade is exactly what I've always wanted in a blush itself. It is the perfect terra cotta brown rose shade (are you surprised?). It provides a crazy amount of pigment so a little goes a long way, tap lightly! Wearing it without a bronzer is perfect because it gives you the best of both worlds (blush/bronze). I bought this at Melbourne airport on my way back home to Perth.
// The main focus is of course the base, I want to show you exactly what these BECCA base products can do for the skin using very minimal technique for your overall look. I love creating a base that still shows my true complexion.
Glossier Skin Tint in Medium
Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium
BECCA Mineral Blush in Sweetpea (used as blush and eyeshadow)
Glossier Boy Brow in Black
Surratt Beauty Eyelash Curler
Chanel Le Volume Mascara
Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Leo
Glossier Lip Gloss
What BECCA products have you tried or would recommend?
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