Becca First Light | Review

When I went to Sephora to pick up the new Lancome foundation (check my review here) I spotted the also new Becca Cosmetics First Light Filter Primer. I was drawn in by the shade and the sleek packaging. 

The Becca First Light Filter Primer comes in your standard 1 oz size housed in a pretty frosted glass bottle with a pump. The primer itself is a pretty lavender color (my favorite color). The consistency is more fluid, not silicone-like such as Benefit Porefessional.


These are the claims from Sephora’s website:

A skin-awakening primer that instantly reduces the signs of a bad complexion day to leave the complexion fresh, awake, and hydrated. A wake up call for the skin, First Light Filter Face Primer brightens lackluster and dull skin and instantly refreshes the complexion. It’s perfect for flaunting a fresh canvas for all-day makeup wear. Cool Light Technology softly scatters translucent, cool violet light to brighten and even out imperfections. Mineral-rich spring water, prickly pear flower, and sodium hyaluronate capture moisture to hydrate and revive skin. Ginger energizes the complexion and the fresh citrus notes create an awakening experience. The primer looks violet but goes on sheer, and the energizing citrus scent is the perfect first step for your morning routine.

I’ve worn this under the Lancome Teint Idole and my tried and true Mac Studio Fix. Both have layered beautifully on top of this primer. It doesn’t pill or ball up like some primers can or cake up my foundation.

While this primer doesn’t claim to control oil, it hasn’t made my oily/combo skin any more oily throughout the day.

Left: the primer sheered out Right: A dot of primer

Overall I do like this primer. It helps my foundation go on smooth, it doesn’t make me oily, and foundation lasts throughout the day. The claim of “brightening lackluster skin” this I’m not so sure of. When you put the primer on it does cast a nice light reflecting sheen on the skin. But once you put foundation on the light reflecting properties disappear.

What are some of your favorite primers? I’m always looking for new ones.





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