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becca backlight priming filter review

If you’re a fan of dewy luminous skin, then the Becca Backlight Priming Filter might be for you.

The packaging is surprisingly weighty, but the frosted glass bottle is very lovely and practical, since it comes with a pump. This review is organized by the 3 different ways you can wear this primer, so let’s have a look.Becca Backlight Priming Filter | Review

worn as primer

Applied as a primer, it smooths out the surface of your skin, softly blurs imperfections and adds a subtle radiance. Now, your skin won’t magically look perfect, but it will look smoother and glowy.

About 1 full pump seems to be enough for my whole face and I love that it’s =not sparkly or shimmery, it just gives you a ‘lit-from-within’ glow.

However, it dries tacky rather quickly, so you do have to work fast, and it seems to require more of whatever foundation/bb cream you apply on top than if you were to apply your base without a primer.

mixed with base

Normally, I don’t have any issues since I wear it mixed in with my everyday base, the Marcelle BB Cream. These two get along beautifully, and a half-pump of the Becca primer and a full pump of the BB cream mixed together make my skin look radiant, healthy and even-toned.

This mixture has a light coverage, looks skin-like and is lightweight, not to mention seriously glowy thanks to the primer.

Longevity-wise, I find it hard to comment because my base usually lasts all day without primer, but I did notice it sets a bit better and transfers less when it’s mixed with the primer.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter | Review

on its own

Depending on the condition of your skin, you might even like wearing the primer on its own, since it makes your skin look luminous but still looks natural. When my skin’s not acting up, I love wearing it this way too, since it adds a lovely glow without any heaviness, and I can just add a touch of concealer if ever I need it.

the downside

Now, while I love this primer and how it makes my skin look, if I wear it too often, I’m sad to say that it does break me out. I feel like it clogs my pores if I wear it everyday, and a pimple or two always visits my face after wearing it several days in a row. It’s also fragranced, so this is something to note if your skin is acne-prone or sensitive.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter | Review

the verdict

While I enjoy using the Becca Backlight Priming Filter and I think it’s a gorgeous luminous primer, I wouldn’t say it’s an absolute must-have. Honestly, you could get beautiful glowy skin with a good highlighter, or mix liquid highlighter with your base instead of getting a separate product.

If you’re specifically looking for a primer, this will do the job, and give you radiant skin to boot. However, I don’t think primer is truly necessary for everyday, but this depends on your skin type and personal preference.

On the other hand, keep in mind that it might break you out and may not get along with your preferred base product, so definitely try it out before you commit to it, since it does make a bit of a dent in your wallet. 😛

wrapping up

Thank you so much for coming by, and please let me know your thoughts on the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. Have you tried it? Or do you prefer using another primer?

Take care & see you soon!

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  • Sounds like a lovely product, too bad it breaks you out with regular use!

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    • Pat

      Yes, it has such a beautiful illuminating effect, it’s just too bad I can’t use it more often!

    • Yes, it has such a beautiful illuminating effect! Just too bad my skin doesn’t get along with it very well 😛

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