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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Review


I was so excited to get this foundation after seeing it online at Sephora.com. It was one of those items that I saw and instantly thought this could be an HG product for me. I'm so sad to say that it is not.

I chose the shade Buttercup.

From Sephora:

What it is:
A full-coverage yet breathable foundation formulated with high concentrations of pigment and water. 

What it does:
Ideal for any skin type, this formula contains a balance of 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water, which work in synergy to completely conceal imperfections, redness, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture in a weightless cream. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
The average foundation formula usually contains 10 to 15 percent pigment and 5 to 10 percent water, whereas this product contains 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water. 

Research results:
Based on a 24-hour study consisting of 28 subjects, this foundation is clinically proven to provide 24 hour coverage that is water- and transfer-resistant and results in smooth, hydrated skin that has a visibly improved in appearance. 

Let me just say that I really tried to like this foundation.

My skin is not dry, but I am not oily either. I used to be very oily before Accutane, and since my skin is just weird. Finding a foundation is proving to be difficult. I have large pores around my nose and on my nose and am starting to have fine lines around my eyes. I have a tiny amount of shine by lunch time usually, but consider my skin to be normal.

I tried applying this foundation with different brushes, beauty blender, fingers, wet brush, moisturized skin, mixed with a more hydrating foundation. No matter what I did, it did not blend well into MY skin. It may work for other people, it just didn't work on me.

I found that this formula, even though it felt like a mousse, applied very streaky and patchy. It dries so fast once it touches the skin, that there is just not enough time to work it in. And once it sets, it doesn't really budge. My other problem is that is magnified texture issues, and I could see it sitting on my skin, around the sides of my nose, and under my eyes.

One positive I found was that it photographs beautifully. It really reflects light in a nice way to make skin look flawless in photos.

I would recommend this product to oilier skins, or smoother skins. I would not recommend it for dry skin or people with texture issues.

This is only available at Sephora as far as I know and is $44. There are 20 shades to choose from.



with flash

natural light

me wearing this foundation