If you love glowy/dewy look, you have to look no further than the brand “Becca.” They are highly popular for their shimmering skin perfectors aka highlighters and recently they released a glow-y primer too. This review will be on the Becca Backlight Priming Filter.
BECCA says that Becca Backlight Priming Filter functions like a filter thanks to these things called Filtering Luminescent Pearls, which are supposed to make pores and fine lines look smoother and your whole skin sitch more radiant.
And yup, it does that. It’s got that whole signature BECCA luminescence thing going
Texture and Feel on skin: The texture of Becca Backlight Priming Filter is smooth and silky. It is not at all gritty and spreads evenly onto the skin without streaking. It is fast absorbing and gets absorbed almost completely without any greasy residue. It feels super lightweight on the skin.
Now, even though it’s classified as a general purpose primer, it doesn’t exist solely to extend the wear time of your foundation, concealer and complexion makeup. It specializes in blurring pores, illuminating, moisturizing AND prepping and priming your skin so that anything you layer on top of it goes on smoother.
I use it as a lightweight, illuminating, pore-blurring lotion to prime my face before I apply my foundation, or whatever else I plan to layer on top. I don’t notice it significantly extending the life of my complexion products when I use it with them, but that’s fine by me because that isn’t something it’s designed to do.
When mixed with your foundation, especially ones that are matte and sort of one dimensional, it helps that foundation looks so beautiful on the skin. It does not alter the finish of the foundation, so matte ones still look matte, but it gives a bit of a “je ne sais quoi” look to your skin, which I must mention looks absolutely gorgeous in photographs. The effect is much more subtle when compared to when the shimmering skin perfector (the liquid version) is mixed into the foundation.
Pros of Becca Backlight Priming Filter:
- Non-greasy texture.
- Fast absorbing quality.
- Gives the most natural-looking glow to the skin without being shimmery.
- Moderately hydrating, not enough for dry skin beauties, but for combination/oily skin, it can work.
- Silky texture.
- Sturdy, classy-looking bottle.
Cons of Becca Backlight Priming Filter:
- Does absolutely nothing to reduce the look of pores.
- Lightens the complexion by half a shade hence I am unsure how it will look on dusky/deeper skin. This only comes only in one universal shade..
I think Becca Backlight Priming Filter is positively gorgeous and fantastically flexible, and it’s already made its way into my everyday routine. I can’t recommend it enough. Try it next time you hit up Sephora or Ulta