Review: BECCA’s Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder

April 23, 2012

 

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I received this product in my BECCA goodie bag when I attended the brand’s launch event at Escentials Singapore a few weeks ago. I’ve used the powder enough to be able to do a decent review on it. At the moment, it currently retails at S$58 and comes in 5 shades (Bliss, Bloom, Dream, Desire and Rapture), which, I understand, is not the entire colour range. Other than containing pure mineral pigments, it has got many benefits for the skin and you can even wear this to bed.  It also contains vitamins A, B, C and E for anti-aging effects and is free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, oil, fragrance, alcohol, chemical dyes, talc and other fillers.

 

Mineral goodness from BECCA.

 

The powder has a very light coverage which doesn’t build up to much. I don’t recommend it as a normal all-in-one foundation, but instead as a setting powder on top of liquid foundation. Unless you have very good skin, any redness due to pimples won’t be covered up much by this. The powder does not oxidise throughout the day but I do have to touch up by midday. It feels very weightless when applied and definitely does not clog up pores. I can add more powder in the middle of the day and when I take it off in the evenings, I don’t find any new whiteheads pushing their way out. If cosmetic pore clogging is a concern to you, this product will eradicate that problem.

 

It hasn’t given me any allergic reactions nor acne troubles. Although it contains zinc oxide and titanium, which are physical SPF pigments, the product name does not state any SPF value. Therefore, I wouldn’t count on it for sun protection and it would be better to layer this on top of your normal daily sunblock. The shade I have is Dream and it blends seamlessly into my skin – something that I really like and find rare in many foundations out there.

 

Overall, this product is all you need if you’ve already got very good skin. I like it that it imparts a very natural-looking effect, is gentle on the skin and spreads evenly. However, as it does not have sufficient sun protection, I now only use this for touching up when on the go.

 

Ingredient List

Mica, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Trimyristin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Water (Aqua), p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate.

May contain: Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492 and CI 77499) and Titanium Oxide (CI 77891).

 
 

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* This product has been sent to me for my review. Like all my other reviews, everything stated here is objective and honest.

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