I have large pores, some fine lines and general textured skin and anything that promises to “blur imperfections” such as these always gets my attention. So when the BECCA Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder was recently released, I knew I had to get it. In addition to this powder, BECCA also released a new primer at the same time but I was only interested in this powder.
BECCA Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder Review
A translucent, loose, setting powder that acts as a veil to blur imperfections, set makeup with a subtle radiance, and add dimension while eliminating shine for a natural, perfected finish.
The first ingredient is talc and while I have no problem with talc and it is in some of my other powders, I don’t expect this cheap ingredient in a product that costs almost $40.
This powder is beige colored and if you look at the powder closely, you can see tiny sparkles and when you apply it to your face, there is definitely a very nice subtle radiance to your face while you still look matte. This is what I love about thisSoft Light Blurring Setting Powder. My large pores and fine lines were still visible but my skin just looked amazing with this powder on. I guess this is what the blurring factor produces.
But the reason that I returned this after going back and forth with myself for a long time because I did like the way my skin looked, was that it was not translucent on my dark skin. Beige colored translucent powders usually perform better that white “translucent” powders and do not leave as much of a white cast as white powders but thisSoft Light Blurring Setting Powder was just like a white “translucent” powder.
There was no way I was going to leave the house with this white cast so I used a darker powder on top to take away some of the whiteness (my Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder in Deep). This combination actually worked amazing. I love this Black Opal powder but these two powders together gave me even better results, but I have no desire to use two powders on my face so I had to say bye bye to this Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder.
While it gave my face a nice radiant (but completely matte finish) which I loved, I hated using it to set my under-eye concealer. It emphasized every line and again left a white cast no matter how much powder I used. Creasing galore so I couldn’t keep it to use underneath my eyes either. It was terrible for this. I’m sticking with my IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores powder for setting my under-eye concealer.
Also if you have oily skin, you will need an oil controlling powder because this powder won’t keep you matte for long.
This powder gave a fabulous radiant (but subtle) finish to my face and my face just looked better with this on especially when I added my Black Opal powder on top. But it is not translucent (at least not on dark skin) and you will have a very visible white cast. It also does nothing to blur pores and fine lines. Lastly, it contains talc which I wouldn’t expect in a product which costs $38 at Sephora.
But, if this became available in darker shades since it’s not translucent on my skin, I would buy it immediately since I really loved how subtly radiant (but matte) my skin looked. The packaging is also really pretty and looks great on a vanity.
Rating – 5/10