A good foundation is just that: a good base to build the rest of your makeup on top of. Generally, no matter the look I’m going for, I want the foundation I’m wearing to make my skin look better than it does without it. My favorites always keep my skin looking like skin, are usually on the dewy side, and leave me looking like an airbrushed version of myself!
Enter the new BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation! The packaging, like all BECCA products, is sleek and high quality. Liquid foundation is dispensed with a glass dropper that is filled by pressing the raised button on the top of the bottle. I love the presentation of the foundation, but I definitely would not consider it travel friendly, which isn’t a deal breaker, but it does matter to me.
There is a range of eight shades that are definitely on the warmer side, which I love! As a woman of color, there are so many new releases from brands full of shades I can’t wear, so I got really excited to see a range of brown girl friendly makeup! I am in the shade medium, but in the summer I know I will need to bump it up a notch.
When it comes to texture, I love the loose consistency, and it blends across your skin so flawlessly! It is a light, buildable coverage so it isn’t going to cover major imperfections, but it does leave your skin looking like a healthier and glowing version of the original. It is packed with luminosity and makes skin instantly dewy, so if you have oily skin, I honestly wouldn’t even touch this foundation without heavily mattifying your skin first and using a powder after; which kind of defeats the purpose of what this foundation offers.
Here I am wearing only the BECCA Aqua Luminous Foundation directly after my moisturizer. I wanted to show the foundation without any concealer or powders to really give you an idea of how skin-like it truly is! I love how fresh my skin looks, and how the product subtly evens my complexion.
Overall, I really like how the foundation makes my skin look and it feels totally weightless, but I can’t say it’s an all-in-one product. The product did wear really well in photos and on my skin in general, but I was also having a really good skin day, where I had no blemishes and my skin didn’t need much attention.
I probably wouldn’t reach for this product if I was experiencing any texture, because I’m sure the luminosity would only accentuate problem areas. In my opinion, this product perfects skin that really doesn’t need much perfecting. It will even your complexion, and wear beautifully and dewy over the course of the day, but it isn’t smoothing or blurring imperfections the way heavier products can. I totally get that it wasn’t made to be heavy or full coverage, but truthfully, this product just isn’t made for the masses. It will be great when you’re having a great skin day, want something more moisturizing, or in summer when you want light, weightless coverage, but for the ladies wanting their foundation to meet their imperfections half-way, this isn’t the product for you.
It is definitely a foundation worth having in the stash but it surely isn’t for everyone!