Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Product Review -- BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

Lately, serum type foundation that come with medicine drop-like dispensers seem to be all the rage.

I've tried the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation and the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation, and I like both quite a bit because they have a very lightweight texture but still manage to deliver pretty good coverage.

So I was excited to try the BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation -- if it performs like the other two and offers a dewy finish like the Stila Aqua Glow, what's not to love?

Like the other two serum foundations, the Aqua Luminous comes in a glass bottle with a medicine dropper dispenser. The packaging is a little awkward, but it does make it easy to dispense just the right amount of foundation.

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
It has a similar texture and consistency to the Tarte and Stila foundations as well, and it blends easily into the skin. I've applied it with my fingers and a brush, and I haven't noticed a major different in the way it applies (I wouldn't recommend using a Beauty Blender or other sponge for this foundation, though, because it's so liquid-y and thin that the sponge winds up absorbing a lot of it).

However, the major difference between the Aqua Luminous and the other two serum foundations is the coverage that it offers. I find the BECCA foundation to be almost sheer, so it doesn't really cover very much.

Its dewy finish also has a tendency to look a little greasy too, even on my normal to dry skin, so it's not really the most flattering foundation I've tried.

I purchased the Aqua Luminous Foundation when it first came out, so the lightest shade available was Fair, which is a bit too dark and orange for my very pale skin. Since I purchased the foundation, though, they've come out with a lighter shade, Porcelain, which I suspect would be a better match for my skin.

BECCA Aqua Luminous Foundation in Fair
I just don't like the foundation enough to purchase another bottle to see.

In fact, if you have normal to dry skin and are looking for a lightweight, hydrating foundation that provides good coverage, I think you can do better than the Aqua Luminous -- try the Tarte or Stila foundations instead.

You can find the foundation at the BECCA website, Sephora, or Ulta for $44.

Have you the BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation? Are you a fan?

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