Becca Radiance Primer Review

July 13, 2011

I bought Becca Radiance Primer not long ago and it has quickly become my all time favorite radiance and illuminating primer. At the time I was purchasing I had a choice between the most raved Shimmering Perfector and the Radiance Primer which is a new product from Becca. As usual I like to go against the crowd…and took this baby home. I am so glad I did because it has surpassed my expectations.

becca-radiance-primerWhat is it:

- It is an age defying illuminating primer that instantly diminishes signs of dull, uneven complexion with a luminous, dewy finish.

- It has a water based formulation that hydrates and boosts the vitality of the skin.

- Can be used underneath foundation or on its own. Suitable for all skin types.

- Made in Italy

- Paraben Free, Fragrance Free and Alcohol Free.

This primer has a subtle gold tinge to it. When you squeeze the product out, you can see tiny particles of gold shimmer.

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What I love about it the most:

- Many primers are ivory or pink based, sometimes they can make my face look too white and oily in the photos . This primer blends into my skin seamlessly – I cannot detect that there is a layer of highlighter or shimmer on my face. It gives a nice glow-from-within effect.

- There really is no rule for applying makeup. Rather than using it underneath my foundation, I like to mix this product in with my foundation to achieve an all over radiant effect. The hydrating formulation also makes my foundation adhere to my skin even better.

- My favorite use of this product is that I like to apply, or more specifically pat this product into my skin on top of my foundation. It takes away the cakiness and thickness of foundation – instantly makes my skin look more lifted and gives a moist and dewy glow. In a way it reminds me of the Clarins Beauty balm but much better. I have no luck with the Clarins as it flakes on me horribly.

More pictures!

Slightly blended out

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Applied Becca Radiance Primer on top of the foundation along my cheekbone. Again the effect is hard to capture by the camera – it always looks better in real life.

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Becca Radiance Primer retails for $55 in Australia.

 

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue July 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I use their Rejuvenating Primer and like it a lot. I plan on trying a different one for the fall that is less mattifying and more dewy. Thanks for the review!

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Reika July 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Hi Sue, I can tell that you are certainly a big fan of Becca! I am truly impressed with this one, it makes my makeup stay looking fresh all day! I did sample the rejuvenating primer at the counter, it felt quite silicony if i remembered it correctly..? Would give it a try when summer comes :-)

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Jen July 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

As always, you look extremely radiant. Becca has the most sophisticated makeup products and this primer is no different :) Great review!

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Reika July 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

Thanks for your lovely comment Jen :-)

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Koala July 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

This is exactly the product I was looking for (couldn’t find one one that would be subtle enough and fragrance-free and alcohol-free). Thanks!

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Reika July 17, 2011 at 7:05 am

Glad you find it helpful :-) It is really one of the best I have ever tried!

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Jennise July 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I’ve been curious about this product for a while, thank you for such a great review. I should really check out the Becca range, you’ve turned me into a fan!

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Reika July 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

Thanks Jennise ;-) Becca really does Australia proud, we should support Australian brands more!

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Cindy July 16, 2011 at 3:05 am

You are so pretty!! :D

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Reika July 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

Thanks Cindy! You are too sweet :-)

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Petrina July 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

This looks great on you :) I use Chanel Whitening Effect Modelling base which works like this one and also contains an SPF. If u do come across it give it a go (the last I know it wasn’t available in au yet – I got mine on a trip earlier this yr)

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Reika July 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thanks for the recommendation Petrina :-) I certainly will as I have heard so many good things about it!

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Nadia August 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Is that Made in italy?? Can’t believe it, Becca is an holy grail that can’t be found anywhere in Italy! I managed to find a small corner in Como (lake of Como) but was so disappointed when I found out that they didn’t have anything of what I was looking for! :( they should sell Becca here too!!!!

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Reika August 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Hello Nadia, sorry to hear that. Just letting you know that you can order Becca from an UK based online shopping site http://www.lookfantastic.com. They offer free international shipping and the price is even cheaper than Australia.

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Nadia August 26, 2011 at 9:25 am

Thanks Reims for the info! Cheers

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Lia December 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

I am so keen on this primer since reading your review on it :)
One quick question, which one would you prefer, this Becca primer or the Chanel primer? I have read a lot of positive reviews on both & I just want a subtle glow to my skin & I am worried about it drying out my skin…

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Reika December 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Hi Lia, it depends. Chanel’s primer is more glowing than Becca if it’s used alone. But if you are going to apply foundation over it, the effects are very similar between the two.

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