I have never tried any foundation compacts, but when I was having problems making my BB cream hold up in the subtropical climate of Taipei earlier this year, I thought a compact foundation would help. Since I had such great experience with my Becca Damselfly Mineral Blush (the powder is oh-so-fine), the Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation was a simple choice! I picked up the shade in Dream, which is good for medium skin tone with a yellow undertone.
All Becca powder compacts come in the same sleek UFO packaging. I only own two for the moment, but I can see it getting a little confusing as my Becca collection grows bigger (I already know it will). I have to flip them over each time to make sure I’m not trying to wear my favorite coral blush all over my face, but other than that there is nothing I can complain about it!
Becca Dream Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation has the signature Becca powder consistency. It is so impossibly fine that it seems creamy, but at the same time it is not powdery at all. The powder melts onto the skin and looks better as the day progresses. I think the texture makes shade selection very forgiving as well, since the powder fuses with the skin and becomes barely visible.
If I blend it out even further, it just disappears!
I used this for touch-ups when I was in Taipei. Now that I am back in a much drier and cooler climate, I don’t really need to touch up on my foundation anymore, but I found another way of using it!
You see, even though Becca calls this a mineral powder foundation, it actually isn’t something that has an awful lot of coverage. I wouldn’t use it on top of my regular foundation just because it does have SOME kind of coverage, and I usually don’t need extra. On most days a moisturizer or a tinted moisturizer is enough for me. However, if I’m hanging out with friends or walking around the city, I want to look a bit more polished than almost bare-faced.
Enters Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation. If I want a bit more coverage, I use my Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush. If I want less, then just a regular kabuki brush. It is very easy to buff this into the skin, and since the powder so fine, it is rather hard to overdo. It stays put well on top of a tinted moisturizer, isn’t drying at all, doesn’t emphasize pores, and keeps my T-zone shine-free for much longer. Here in Belgium, even if it’s a relatively warm day, I only get a bit of shine at the end of the day with this mineral powder foundation. My face definitely doesn’t oil up as fast as it can without it!
The finish of the powder is very natural, nothing powdery or dull. It is not “dewy,” but it definitely has a bit of satin-y luminosity. I might need some spot-concealing if there are obvious spots, but it is otherwise more than sufficient for everyday life! I have to stress this again: I don’t know what makes this powder so magical, but it definitely only looks better with time. It does not oxidize or sink into pores. Instead it looks more and more just like skin!
Bottom line: Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation is my first foundation compact, so I might not have a very good point of reference. However, my experience with powder products tells me that Becca ones are in a whole different league! If you’re not looking for a lot of coverage, definitely check this one out because the texture and wear are excellent!
Have you tried anything from Becca? Do you use compact foundations? How do you use them? Which one is your favorite?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation is available on Zuneta. Till November 18th, international shipping is free on all orders over 40 pounds!