This review is probably my most heartbreaking one so far … To be honest I didn’t even want to write about it but girlfriends, I care too much about you and I have to share this sensible information: I found an almost PERFECT foundation powder. You have probably notice that I’ve been on perfect powder search lately and my quest took me to Becca once again. I swear, this brand blew me away like no other this year (well, I have to also salute Laura Mercier!!!). I watched and read so many people totally raving about Becca’s Perfect Skin Mineral powder Foundation that I wanted to verify if the “OMG this powder changed my life” bandwagon that I was hearing about was really true.
I don’t particularly care about powder foundations to be worn alone as they tend to cling to my dry patch and they don’t really cover all the situations happening on my face (acne scars, sun damages, wrinkles, weird red tiny spots… as you can see I need makeup or maybe, an Halloween mask). I love applying a liquid foundation with light to medium coverage at all time (full coverage foundation, except for a special occasions, looks too cakey on me for my personal taste), but I’ve kept hearing about the Becca’s Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation as the best topper to achieve a flawless face. So you know how it goes … I bought it !!!
The next morning, I began my normal routine: it always starts with my foundation of choice (a combo of Annabelle Skin True & PerriconeMD No Foundation Foundation Serum), I then let it set in and begin step 2, the application of my new powder and … (Speechless! Kept looking in the mirror! Almost took selfies! Woke Beardman! Wanted to let you know the result of this marvelous product on my skin! … )
From the Website:
A pure mineral foundation that provides buildable coverage for a perfect, lightweight finish with antioxidant protection.
Pure mineral pigments are pressed into this silky powder to deliver buildable coverage that feels light, looks fresh all day, and leaves skin with a soft, luminous finish. This water-resistant formula, enriched with antioxidant vitamins A, B, C, and E for antiaging benefits, lasts all day.
This product is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone.😏 This product does not contain phenoxyethanol, oil, fragrance, alcohol, chemical dyes, talc, or other fillers. This non-irritating formula is clinically, allergy-, and dermatologist-tested. Without Paraben …
♥ My skin looks airbrushed (unreal how fabulous (shall I say) I looked!)
♥ So finely milled it gives the smoothest application.
♥ Wide variety of colors to choose from, 15 total (Shell is perfect for my fair/neutral tone skin).
♥ Gives the nicest, subtle glow even being a MATTE powder (non-cakey looking, fell weightless)
♥ A dream to put over our summer BB Cream.
♥ Doesn’t settle into my fine lines or emphasize my pores .
♥ BREAKS ME OUT !!!! (Nothing more to say … A total death sentence for a product)
♥ My T-Zone needed a little retouch after about 8 hours (not a deal breaker, I can assure you!)
I refused to acknowledge the fact that this powder was breaking me out. I kept on applying it and finally, gave up and accepted the truth: this nirvanian product, this “I can’t believe how good this is” powder was not suited for me. Why??? Why me? Seriously, after being blessed with a less-than-perfect skin, now this. Again, why? I don’t know why crazy pimples are appearing suddenly since it’s oil free and labelled safe for acne-prone skin type!?! Maybe it’s all about being Mineral based. Crap!💩 I had to return it … I almost cried (I’m dead serious!). In conclusion, if you are on the hunt for a new powder that can bring a bit more coverage and makes you look like a million dollar, you probably need to try this powder. For my acne-prone girls, you will have to use the trial by error method on this one, unfortunately … Why??? 😢
Disclaimer: I pay for my stuff (In this case, I returned the powder!)