Up Your Tinted Moisturizer’s Game with Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation (in Dream)

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.

Here is Dream blended out (top) and swatched heavily (bottom) on my inner arm:

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!

Here is the ingredient list if anyone is interested:

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!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    never heard of this brand before :)

    • Sunny

      Oh you should definitely take a look if you have the chance. Becca is REALLY lovely!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    YAY–pretty! 😀 It really does look quite creamy and soft in the swatches. I must definitely check this one out! I’ve been wanting a light powder that does offer a TINY bit of coverage lately bc I’ve been wearing so much tinted moisturizers but I do want that option of more coverage if I need it. This one looks great! I might have to grab that sometime soon (once my wallet recovers from the sale!!)

    • Sunny

      Haha you go ahead, Becca! This fares well on my combination skin, and I hope it works well for you too!

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    I’ve read a lot about the products from Becca but have never tried them. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation and redness to conceal so this probably isn’t the product for me though it does look lovely.

    • Sunny

      Hey Marla, you’re right. If you need coverage this is probably not the product to get. Still, take a good look at the brand when you get the chance. Everything I’ve tried so far is absolutely fabulous!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    Again, this brand is new to me. I had never heard of it before you showed some stuff!

    • Sunny

      Hey Peggy, you should definitely explore Becca when you get the chance. I haven’t got one single Becca product that I’m not thoroughly impressed with!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    The very first foundation I ever used was a Clinique compact, and I sometimes go back to them for their ease of use 😀 My mum only uses the Shiseido one (and has been for all of her life, I think o_O That’s commitment, right?) so I guess I’m used to seeing them around. This one looks a little wet compared to the Clinique one I used in the past, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I also don’t think I could try one until Becca shows up in actual Sephora stores near me – foundation matching is so hard!

    • Sunny

      Hey Larie, I agree. It’s hard to pick out the right shade sight unseen. I’ve been lucky so far, and this one I did get to swatch first.

  • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com Emi at Project Swatch

    This is lovely – I’ll take a look the next time I’m at the Sephora near me that carries Becca!

    • Sunny

      Yup you should, Emi! Becca powders are so super fine!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    Interesting! I thought you would have tried many foundation compacts! O_O It looks great though and Becca is a nice brand!

    • Sunny

      Haha actually no! I almost never touch up on my foundation, so I didn’t think about getting one before this summer!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Cool! I love powder foundations and now that my skin is getting drier, I think this one might be a good one to get! Thanks Sunny!

    • Sunny

      Hey Tracy, yes this one is better than most powder products if you have dry skin in my opinion. The consistency is pretty creamy!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    I also like this one but sadly the lightest shade is 2 shades to dark for me :( it also works nice in winter for my dry skin, yay for becca 😀

    • Sunny

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear that! You’re right about this being somehow moisturizing though. At the same time it doesn’t make my face look like an oil slick after some hours so it’s fantastic!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    this looks and sounds nice! :) I am not huge on powder foundation, but this sounds worth a try!

    • Sunny

      I’ve never really felt the need for one before, but this one has exceeded all sorts of expectations!