I read about this guy somewhere a while back who said that he fell in love with SO MANY ladies on Instagram because of the Valencia filter…
You know, I can’t blame him, because that Valencia filter? Damn. Wow. It’s like the most glamorous, flattering light ever.
I can haz my own Valencia personal filter??
That’s sort of the idea behind the new $38 BECCA Soft Light Blurring Powder in Golden Hour — that’s it’s a portable, personal 24/7 photo filter.
Is it really transparent?
It’s part of BECCA’s spring collection, and the effect is supposed to be like basking in buttery, perfect twilight (but not the kind starring Edward and Bella). The 0.35-oz. jar is available now in BECCA’s permanent collection.
It’s a luminous loose powder with a satin finish that blurs pores and scatters light. BECCA calls the color transparent, but some folks say that they can see a peachy tint on very light and very deep skin. I like the way it works on my NC42 tan, but that’s something to keep in mind.
Marvelous for minimalist skin looks
I like sheer foundation, now more than ever, and I love tinted moisturizer. I love going out with just a little bit of luminous primer like BECCA Backlight on my skin and a pinch of powder to cut down the shine. If you like that too, check out this powder.
It looks bangin’ on simple skin looks and ever so slightly blurs pores so that your skin doesn’t look fake.
It also doesn’t look like powder when you wear it… But let me clarify that. It doesn’t look like powder when you wear it with minimal skin looks. In fact, I can’t see it at all — not in my lines — and it totally keeps my oily areas under wraps (the center of my forehead, on my nose and on my chin). It controls oil like a mo-fo.
But if you’re looking for a powder to set full-coverage foundation with…
It starts to look obvious. I can see it, so I don’t think it layers well with full-coverage makeup. It starts looking shiny and heavy, and I’m just not into it, especially with full-coverage matte foundation and heavier makeup looks, or when I’m doing intense concealing on my cheeks and around my mouth.
The final verdict
I like this. It’s good stuff, but only for a very specific (minimal makeup) look. I wouldn’t go there if you’re into full-coverage foundation or have coloring that’s very fair or deep.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,