Unbelievably smooth, healthy-looking skin -- that's what this product delivers. I have decent skin to begin with (thanks, mom) - small pores, even texture, normal to dry. But this takes good to awesome. I haven't worn foundations or tinted moisturizers in the past; they always seemed too heavy. But I've always liked the idea of a base, and thought it a good medium for getting sun protection on my face. This product has a high SPF, and good-for-your-skin ingredients. I love the ease and cleanliness of the pump applicator (one measure does my entire face). And, the choice of shades is incredible. (I'm an LLL, and wear “Nude”.) When used in combination with the Becca Loose Powder (I use "Bisque"), the canvas is set for a perfect face. The two products work so well together, it's almost impossible to tell you're wearing anything! This makes me feel like I've been 'airbrushed'. Yeah, it's that good. :)
Note: This is definitely meant for sheer application, and a normal to dry skin. I wouldn't recommend for oily types or someone who wants full coverage.
I love the LSC! I have it in Tan--My skin isn't problem skin and I don't have acne, just some ocassional blemishes. It's combination skin and I find this product virtually makes my skin GLOW! I touch it off with their Loose Finishing Powder and everyone loves it. They say it looks so natural yet "perfects" my skin. The only thing I don't liek about this product is the pump. I usually use about 2 full pumps when applying with the MAC foundation brush but if you don't need the two full pumps, it can be a pain in the butt. The price is quite reasonable as I guess there is quite some product, but we'll see exactly how long it lasts me. This item doesn't give heavy coverage at all so I wouldn't recommend this to you if you have problem skin and expect it to cover up a lot. It does a really good job in evening skin tone and perfecting a bit. I don't get shine with this and the Loose Finishing Color when it's used with any primer, particularly Becca's and Smashbox's.
If you have near perfect skin this would make an excellent finishing touch. I found virtually no coverage but it did provide a nice glow. HATE the packaging- the pump drives me crazy.
Ok - so I've read through what other people have said, and OMG, I'm so lucky, I guess. The LSC goes on beautifully on me (I'm cashmere) and I now wear it daily. BUT - the MA at Nordy's SF (his name is Tyler) told me about it, and I have to pass it on. It's NOT a foundation!! I've read so many disappointments about it's "lack of coverage" - it's not supposed to have that much! It's a tinted moisturizer! So, being a moisturizer, it's probably better on dry to normal, but even in my oily patches, their loose powder did the trick. The other thing I learned is, you can layer applications of it for more coverage!! I needed a strong coverage for a wedding I was going to and I used 3 layers total of the LSC and it was still less heavy than 1 layer of any of my real foundations! And I never cracked!!! I think the key is layering if you need it and definitely setting with a loose powder. I love the SSPF, and it does have a tightening feeling, but that's b/c it has firming agents and anti-oxidants in it! And the pump is great - it's measured so tha one squirt is a light application! No need to put any back, it's not much that comes out (the size of a dime) But I do agree, the plastic feels cheap. A friend of mine had to xchange it b/c the plastic cracked up the side. Overall - I'm not switching for awhile.
I really like the texture and the long-term effect of this foundation on my dry skin. (My color is Nude.) However, it doesn't really seem like a foundation, more like a tinted moisturizer. I like my foundations to have a little more coverage. I also am not a big fan of pump bottles(what if you pump out too much? You can't get it back in the bottle). Still, it is pleasant to use and provides a nice finish even if the coverage is minimal. Besides the pump, the price ($35USD at my local Nordstrom, although that is for a 1.7 oz, or 50 ml, bottle) precludes it from getting five lipstix.
Yup, yup, yup. This is really good stuff. I used to use Stila Liquid Makeup in B but since trying the Becca LSC in Cashmere I think I've switched for good. The finish is almost too gorgeous-- when I put it on I feel like I am modeling in a magazine, all dewy and poreless and natural looking, like those high end ads with a model with lots of messy hair cascading over her dewy face. You know what I mean. When I first tried the LSC at Nordstrom I was worried because it felt really greasy, but I think that was because the SA put too much on. When I got it home I applied more sparingly and didn't have trouble with heaviness. I just ordered the Becca Fine Loose Powder in Sesame to set it and that is great too.
Postscript: been using this for two weeks now... still like it. It is hella oily, though, and I seem to have broken out a little from it in my T-zone, which is my dangerzone when it comes to products. I'm hoping that with daily exfoliation and good skin care I can keep using the Becca and keep the breakouts to a minimum.
I love this foundation. It is almost a TM cause the wear is so sheer. i use camel (NC30) and the color works well for me. Gives skin that dewy glow but not a greasepit. I do not recommend this for people with really oily skin though. No breakouts from this either.
This is so sheer I have no idea what color I really should purchase. 3 of them looked fine, with no discernable difference. I like that it is so sheer and natural looking but it did feel a tad heavy for having such light coverage. I could see this 'separating' on oilier skin, even if you set it with powder, but it was fine on my combo skin. I could have done without the smell, though! So...a mixed bag.
I love the luminous skin colour foundation. (LSC) I have combination/slighty oily/slightly dry skin and this is perfect for a natural look and it doesn't clog pores at all. I use this in Nude, then if I need a bit more coverage I use a little of the stick foundation in Banana, then I use the compact concealer in banana to conceal imperfections. Lastly I use sesame pressed powder applied very lightly with a big brush. The whole concept behind Becca is to layer so that you end up with a tailor made flawless look in the coverage YOU want. No more heavy foundations that look like a mask. Use Becca if you want to look like you have perfect model skin.
I am updating my review because this seems to be one of those products that I always end up going back to even after trying many others. The last bottle I purchased also had an improved pump and not the cheapy plastic one they used to use.
The pros to this foundation are:
I have NEVER found a foundation that makes my skin look quite as good as BECCA. It truly makes you look like you have no makeup on, just good skin.
The color choices are great and the colors are sheer enough that even if you choose one that is not exactly perfect it will still look good.
I have never broken out from this despite the fact that it has a sunscreen in it.
The sunscreen in it is decent and I have never burned while wearing it. I would suspect this is because this product is Australian and they are strict with regulations on sun products due to the high rate of skin cancer that near the equator.
The cons to this foundation are:
For me at least it is not available locally. It is not sold in any stores I know of (Nordstrom used to carry it but discontinued it) so you have no choice but to order it over the internet. It is a big hassle to try and predict when you will run out and wait for an order every time. This is the only reason I continued to try minerals in an effort to find something that gave the same effect.
It is not enough coverage on it's own and you need to use either their concealer or stick foundation for larger flaws (i.e. acne) you may want to cover.