April 18, 2012 5

BECCA Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation // Retractable Kabuki Brush

Category: Featured Post, Make Up, Product Reviews, Product Write-Up




This is an indispensable product! It’s super quick to apply with a beautifully flawless, yet very natural-looking coverage, plus it’s good for the skin! I wear this foundation to the gym and am amazed that it lasts through my intense spin class. I walk out looking respectable – hallelujah!” – Rebecca Morrice Williams, Founder of BECCA Cosmetics


BECCA Mineral Powder Foundation is formulated to suit all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. All BECCA products are infused with skincare benefits to improve the condition and appearance through the inclusion of moisture binding, firming and softening ingredients, and are further enriched with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic elements.

Skincare Benefits:
※ Permeates the skin with natural antioxidant vitamins A, B, C and E for anti-aging benefits
※ Mineral Complex derived from red algae improves skin circulation
※ Aloe Vera and Honeysuckle flower imparts a skin soothing and moisturizing effect
※ Vegetable lecithin treated mica provides optimal skin compatibility

BECCA Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder FoundationS$58
Designed for a silky, sheer and weightless finish, the pure mineral pigments mimic smooth, perfect skin around the clock. Even with 2 layers on for desired coverage, the pressed formulation still feels airy and sensuous on the skin. It’s like a mineral version of the CLARINS Hydra-Luminous Powder Foundation, but less heavy, less coverage but offers the same hydrating feel. Because of its feathery particles, buffing over areas that needed additional coverage doesn’t further burden the skin.


Available in 5 medium coverage shades, I was given Dream while in attendance at the brand’s Pre-Launch held earlier this month. A tad warmer than my natural skin tone, the shade difference doesn’t immediately reveal until much later. When settled onto the skin, it looked like a tanning session gone bad. Picture Donald Trump with that orange tan, but looking less comedic. Thank heavens there wasn’t a crowd at the Reservoir earlier! Reckon I’ll use it as a bronzer or for contouring, don’t waste a perfectly good product right?

The mineral foundation doesn’t contain any ounce of shimmer but tenders a soft-focus finish to prevent skin from looking dull. It claims to be water-resistant but I have yet to test that theory, however my makeup managed to stay fresh after a 2-hour run. The powder does not accentuate fine lines but what I think is most applaudable is the ability to cover my pores. My skin never look so flawless without exerting too much effort – a testament to Rebecca’s brand philosophy that’s all about achieving a natural, flawless finish effortlessly.

The one thing I dislike is the rubber compact – although it’s sturdier and will last longer than the NARS blushes, but will make a potential dirt magnet overtime.


BECCA Retractable Kabuki Make-Up Brush #63S$75
A convenient tool that can be brought out for touch-ups or travel, it comes with a satin pouch but it’s not included in the Media Kit. The flat-top brush is made out of synthetic fibers, and is dense enough to pick up the necessary amount of powder from the compact. For someone who is used to using long handles, buffing the product into the skin is a breeze.



Loaded brush with 1 go-around – kinda resembles pollen, aye?


As requested, here’s a friendly comparison with the ELIZABETH ARDEN Pure Finish Mineral Foundation; the BECCA mineral foundation comes in a compact whereas Arden’s is “shaved” into loose powder. The latter is a lot lighter and the soft-optics particles give a natural and more luminous finish; BECCA’s imparts more of a second-skin polish.

In my opinion, it won’t be fair to compare the brushes because they obviously are produced specifically for their respective counterparts. The bristles from Arden’s are dense but lightly packed hence loose pigments can be dispersed on the skin efficiently. BECCA’s brush are more packed together to pick up the pressed-formulation better.

Further Read:
A comparison I did between Sigma & Arden

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5 Responses to “BECCA Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation // Retractable Kabuki Brush”

  1. Lovely Meow says:

    Thanks for this preceise review! Think I will get the foundation when it is out in stores! Cannnot wait any longer!

  2. Siobhán says:

    This is only of my fave foundation, the Arden mineral foundation looks interesting too! Looks like you have me intrigued =D

  3. Kris says:

    The color looks great against your skin tone. Pity that it’s warmer you say? Using it for contouring is a pretty good idea I must say!

  4. Dee says:

    That powder looks like it would suit my skin color. Shame it wasn’t the right shade for you dear. I’m not much of a fan of kabuki brushes, but I that flat top. I’d love to know how it works as a contour on your when you ever use it for that purpose.

  5. Paige says:

    Cant wait to check out Escentials! I want to get this and the grapefruit beach tint! Thanks very much for the review ^_^

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