Becca • Fine Loose Finishing Powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Black
A heads-up to those who consider this to be their HG loose powder -- Becca is "currently phasing it out" and it will be discontinued. There will be no loose powder product in their line. According to the customer rep I spoke with through the Becca Website, going forward they will be "emphasizing" their mineral powder foundation (a compact) which will be "improved" with respect to formulation and have an expanded (and renamed) shade selection. I don't see how a mineral-based compact is a substitute for loose, but as she pitched the "alternative" I sensed that this was a matter of a target customer with a certain lifestyle, and loose powder is not considred modern or convenient.
The CR seemed very confident in her information and assured me it was indeed being discontinued. So, if you're like me and get anxious at the thought of having to change any of the basics that work well for you, stock up from Becca.com while they still have stock in your color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have dry skin, so I don't use much powder, but this is an excellent product. I am NW1520 and I the color Bisque is a good match. It is one of the finest milled powders I have seen in my life, and it seems to go almost transperant when applied. Not entirely, but almost. I think this is a fixing powder more than a coverage product. I use just a little product on a big fluffy brush to set foundation on my nose and chin and it works really, really well. It is expensive, but you get a lot of top quality product here. Would have given five lippies if it wasn't for the perfume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Right now this is my HG finishing powder. Don't expect this powder to cover anything, it is purely for setting your foundation. Apply it sheerly with a large fluffy brush. It may look matte and chalky at first but half an hour later it will transform into a silky veil and provided you buy the right colour, it will be transparent - like your skin has a natural radiant glow. It will keep oil away for most of the day if you have oily or combination skin like mine. The problem is the packaging is a bit annoying, only peel off one quarter of the sticker if you know what's good for you! Tip the container upside down and give it a couple of taps and the right amount of product will fall into the lid for one use.
I have a very neutral medium complexion and wheat is a PERFECT match. I first thought it was way too light so I purchased cardamom (that is so dark, stay away if you have medium colouring, it will look horrendous on you). Then I went down a notch and purchased mocha and it was still too dark. I also found that it oxidised to a really muddy orange colour on my face after a few hours. So finally I tried wheat, and it was perfect. For reference, the closest MAC shade to my skin is NC37.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I tried the wheat shade and it matched my skin perfectly. I apply this with a big powder brush from Mac, and it works great. My complexion looks matte, but still lively, and my makeup looks great all day. It's very fine and smooth so it doesn't feel cakey or too fake. You do have to be really careful with the little tin to avoid wasting it. If you're in Canada you can buy this from ebeauty.ca (it's $38.50: http://bit.ly/qiWLM6)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm a NC 45 and I love this powder. The finish is beautiful. I apply with a puff and BUFF off excess w/ a brush and the finish is perfect. LOVE IT!
Better than YSL or Prescriptives custom blend!
Just get the correct color, cardamom was my 3rd try. I blame the counter people since I know my coloring undertones etc.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I seem to have no luck with Becca products, I want to love them, but my skin just doesn't.
I absolutely loved the perfect match of Sesame to my skin tone and at first instant loved the texture, luminescence and coverage this powder gave.
However, four days later, my skin balance was starting to change radically. To clarify, I have combination skin, which can tend to be on the oily side during summer. So, four days later my skin had become so dry and flakey and it felt like all the moisture had been drawn out of my skin. To top it off, I got some really pretty cysts and pimples on my face. I generally only get acne around that time of the month now, and they are always in the same zones, these were not where I'd usually get my breakouts. The powder had been my only change in product in the last few months.
In addition, I'd previously tried the Becca Foundation Stick a couple of years ago and had pretty much the same reaction, dry flaky skin, cysts etc.
For some reason, I just cannot wear Becca. I really , really want to, because everyone just raves about it and it is so easy to get here in Australia, but I have to listen to my skin.
So for now, back to my Chanel powders.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
got this after reading the raves here. it's really different from other powders as it gives a very natural dewy look, which is very hard to acheive if you use powder. the packaging however, is horrible. i didn't even open all the sifter holes, only half, but powder still flies all over the place. don't ever bring this around, coz the last time i did, i opened it when i got back home, and powder was everywhere! not good. color selection is acceptable, suit most tones. Have it in Sesame, good color match for me! it's one of the good powders that i have. expensive but worth it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Wow. I never thought I would really like a powder... boy was I wrong! I am extremely pale and most drugstore brands don't even make makeup in my colour :( I also have very dry skin with acne scars and occasional pimples.
Powders usally make me look like a corpse so I skip them but then my makeup doesn't last. I bought this in eggshell and first off the colour is perfect for me. It's very light but with a neutral tone NOT orange and NOT too pink as most pale ones are. On top of that it is not too matte and doesn't make me look like the living dead. Major plus. The powder also sets my foundation all day and adds a slight amount of coverage without looking like a cakey mask.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
5 lippies for the powder. The powder is beautiful. Extremely finely milled and sets my makeup wonderfully. Sesame is the perfect match for me (although the SA did say Bisque is a universal match for everyone should Sesame ever be discontinued or OOS). But, 0 lippies for the packaging. It's terrible and most certainly NOT user-friendly. There is even a sticky note over the top that says "For economic purposes, please peel off only one half of this sticker". No matter how hard you try to get the product as cleanly as possible out its container, powder goes everywhere and it's an effort not to make a mess. I've found the best way is to, with the lid on, VERY GENTLY tap the side of the container and then remove the lid VERY SLOWLY. Throw out the puff that comes with the powder. It's useless. The LM velour puff is much better. But the e.l.f. kabuki is perfect for picking up powder and for swiping inside the lid to clean up any excess. You will save so much product this way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this powder as it's the first powder that I actually saw a visible difference once I put it on. It is so silky smooth and it disappears on my skin while blurring and hiding my pores. Absolutely love it! The only downside is it's a little expensive. Also, I apply this with a MAC 180 brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i love this powder! It is very finely milled and it gives you good coverage with a very natural finish. I don't look cakey at all. the first 15 mins it looks matte and kinda heavy, but after that, it really looks like my own skin. leaving no traces of powder at all. It makes me look like i'm glowing from within! LOL. Becca has a great selection of colour and I am using the powder in the shade mocha. It really suits my skintone and it suits the stick foundation in the shade honeycomb too. So far, i've not had any breakouts from this powder. the only downside of this powder is that, it doesn't really locked up the foundation as it is mentioned in the website. I used this powder on top of the stick foundation and i can still see the foundation on my fingers when i touch my face barely. so i can't imagine how could they say the product is water resistant if i can still see and feel the foundation on my finger?? I am a big fans of long lasting products so yea.. this is somehow dissapointing. I am not the big fans of the alien spaceship pacakaging though. LOL. Overall, i would still repurchase because of the natural finish and the colour that suits me perfectly.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
love love love this powder -- It mattifies my skin especially when I use mineralized foundation and gives me a great poreless silky finish. I use it in the color Eggshell.. and I have already bought my second for backup!
Highly recommend this powder.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is probably my favorite beauty product, along with the becca concealer -in 'honeycomb'- I use it in mocha, and for the 1st time i have had face powder in my face without looking like i put flour on...it erases my pores like magic, evens out my skin tone, without masking it, AND gets rid of the shine, but without making it too matte, looking extremely natural, with that "soft focus" effect.. people usually give me compliments on my skin, NOT on my makeup which is what most of us are looking for..its totally imperceptible under ANY light,(unlike other powders that may look good in certain type of lighting but not that good in others) i just look with a healthier more even,and rested, fresher skin..This works best with a powder brush instead of the applicator that comes with it....the problem is that has been discontinued from sephora, and also from bergdorf&goodman here in nyc, and have to start looking for a new one since i have very little left... For its size Its somehow pricey, the kind of stuff you want to save for special occasions, NOT for sundays at the movies or for the gym.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This finishes my Becca face routine perfectly, it has a soft smell, but nothing over powering or sickening. I don't know how to describe the smell. Mattifies my face, looks soft, but not powdery.
I have this in wheat and mocha and will repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm about an NC20 and Sesame is a perfect match for me. I swapped for my first container of this powder and I really like it. I typically use a TM and dust this over to finish and set and create a base for blush. There is a subtle scent that doesn't irritate me and I swear there is a touch of pearl in this powder. I recently focused more on my skin to clear it up and now I just dust some of this powder over and spray w/ MAC Fix+ and I am luminous, dewy and natural. I swear there must be ground up unicorn horns in this or something, It's that nice. Luckily, I picked up another container during the Sephora sale so I have another one I run out of the one I am currently using. It seems to have lasted forever!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I purchased this in Cardamom. It was supposed to be a good match form my NC45 complexion. It looked ok when I opened the package, but this was much lighter on the brush and on my face. It was sort of sheer, so it didn't make a huge different, but I if I used too much, I'd look washed out. The powder did have a nice finish, but it only lasted for about an hour for me. The powder didn't control oil at all. It just disappeared. Please know that there is a lot of fragrance in this stuff. There is a not so subtle flowery perfume scent. This really irritated my skin. And, good luck getting the powder out. The cap with the little holes is made onto the container. Overall, I find that this stuff is way overpriced for what you get.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I received two colors of this loose powder in a swap, I have it in Spice and Clove both are way too dark for me (NC 35/NC40). I like the fine texture though, it seem to melt into the skin. If only the colors were right for me... anyways, I don't think I would buy because I find it very expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
okay this stands for a bit of an edit. I like this powder now - still a little light for my skin tone in summer but okay for winter. but it only looks good if I use it with the Becca LSC. Otherwise it looks chalky flat and dull.
I also might have been a little upset over my treatment at the Becca Counter, but since then there is a new counter manager who has been there for a while now and she is just absolutely wonderful.
This was the biggest waste of money. The MA matched me to Mocha (I'm an NC44) which when I got home was waaay to light. Even the next shade darker wasnt much better. Made my skin chalky, accentuated my pores and made me look flat and dull. Was quite surprised after reading all the good reviews.
Also worst customer service I've ever had in my life. Upon going back to see if I could exchange it for a better colour (having only used it once) the counter manager (who actually sold it to me the day before) wouldn't even come out to see me! I thought she was lovely to start with but I guess once she had my money she didn't care. Their condescending treatment and advice that I should "sell it to someone else" almost brought me to tears. Never shopping at BECCA again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
This is my favourite loose powder. It's very fine and seems to melt right into my skin. I use it in wheat and it's never caused any breakouts or anything. I get oil breakthrough with this but I'm fine with it cuz I'm used to blotting. It's really expensive though and the packaging annoys me. It makes such a mess and really wastes a lot of powder.
EDIT: I don't know what happened but this doesn't seem to cut it anymore. I had to stop using this and switched to whatever d/s brand powder until my brother went to visit the states. When he came back with a new package, I was really disappointed with the way it applied. It looks really cakey and doesn't even diminish the initial oilyness I have in the morning. What a waste.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I bought this product for a couple of years, as I was pleased with its finely milled texture and its non-drying, non-irritating finish, in spite of its poor low volume/high price ratio. However, the company has made recent changes in this powder that have made it easy for me to walk away from it. For starters, the size of the pot has again been reduced, while its high price has been retained. Now, the sifter is a permanent, attached part of the pot, so you'd have to crack off the sifter in order to deposit some of the powder into travel containers. Also, the wonderful Bisque shade (a major point in my ever buying this powder) has been changed, from a completely cool, white-pink shade to a cream-pink instead. But this is probably all for the good anyway, since Sephora is ready to discontinue the line (reportedly due to supply problems) and this makeup will then have to be ordered online directly from Becca.