Sephora Beauty Insider Rewards: Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit Overview

Becca Prime Bronze & Glow Kit Review

Recently while shopping for the instagram challenge & giveaway that I’m co-hosting I found myself in line at Sephora. It’s a pretty common place to find me lately, I’ve been shopping in store a lot more lately than online. While I was checking out I was asked if I’d like to redeem some beauty insider points. Since I had over 600 points decided why not? I was very surprised to see that they had the Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit that I was planning on ordering online before it sold out. It actually made my day, I was only planning on spending $17 on my giveaway items but I got to walk out with a little gift for myself!

In today’s post I’m giving you an overview of the Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit. This isn’t a review because this isn’t a set that you can buy, but I’d like to talk first impressions of all four products that came in the set in case you’re interested in picking any of them up.

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Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit

Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit Overview

This Sephora Beauty Insider Rewards set contains four deluxe sample sizes of popular Becca Cosmetics products: A Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, a Sunlit Bronzer in the shade Capri Coast, the Under Eye Brightening Corrector and the Velvet Blurring Primer.

The sizes are a lot smaller than I expected, for some reason I expected the mini or travel size that comes in the value sets you can purchase so I was mildly disappointed when I saw how itty bitty the pressed powder products were in the Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit. They’re definitely not the smallest deluxe samples I’ve ever seen though, The Balm takes the cake on that one with eyeshadow sized bronzers and highlighters in my past Ipsy bags.

Becca Cosmetics Highlighter & Bronzer

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector & Sunlit Bronzer

Part of the reason I was so excited to get my hands on this rewards set was that I shattered my Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector earlier this year. I repressed it but it happened again. After the third shatter I wasn’t able to put it back together. Poor Opal… Champagne Pop is a completely different shade to Opal and it’s probably a better match for my skin tone. Even so Opal still has a place in my heart. I prefer Opal over Champagne pop because honestly Champagne Pop is just a standard gold highlight. Opal is different and more interesting to me than other highlighters in my collection.

I like the compacts are different colours so I know which is which when they’re closed. The Highlighter is black and the Sunlit Bronzer is a fitting bronze colour.

I wasn’t floored with the Bronzer. I hoped it would be stunning but I had a hard time picking up product on my brush. It could be due to the small compact size. No matter how much I tried to dig in I didn’t get a lot of colour payoff. This is a $46CAD bronzer so I felt really let down. I have drugstore bronzers that apply much nicer than the Becca Sunlit Bronzer.

Becca Under Eye Corrector & Velvet Blurring Primer

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector & Velvet Blurring Primer

The under eye brightening corrector retails for $39 full sized. This is a mini but because it’s basically a cream concealer I know it’s going to last a long time. It takes me much longer to finish cream products than liquid.

The Under Eye Brightener is described by Sephora as “a full-coverage corrector that brightens the appearance of under-eye darkness and lifts with light—it’s like eight hours of sleep in a jar.” I did notice a brightening effect when using this corrector, but I also found that it left my under eye area shiny. It’s apparently supposed to do that because it’s been formulated to reflect light away from wrinkles and fine lines. Hence the shininess. I have to set it with powder to eliminate the shine which I think makes the “backlight technology” they used in the corrector rather useless.

That being said I do notice that everything looks brighter and my under eye circles are reduced when using it. The formula is very creamy so it doesn’t tug on my skin when I apply it. I’m still not convinced that I can’t get the same look from a drugstore product. I don’t think I’ll run out and buy it full sized but it’s nice having this mini to try out.

The velvet blurring primer is so interesting to me! I’ve never used a blurring primer that hasn’t been silicone based. It’s a more hydrating formula and I’m all for it. It’s supposed to be a cream to powder formula but I didn’t really notice the powder transformation. Maybe I didn’t wait long enough before applying. Unless you’re wearing powder foundation I don’t know why you would want a powdered primer. :S I’ll keep trying it out this and let you know what my final thoughts are in a future empties post!

Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit 3

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I’m glad that I treated myself to this set even if I won’t be going out and repurchase any of these products. The pressed powders will last me a long time and I’ll continue to use the corrector and the primer. I hope you guys enjoyed my first impressions of the Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit! Merry Christmas xx

Always Cleia

 

 

 

 

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  1. AlwaysCleia
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    December 31, 2018 / 3:50 am

    I’m actually slightly horrified at how much I managed to spend at Sephora this year. my Goal for 2019 is to spend much less!

  2. December 27, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    that’s so cool that it was a reward set 🙂 i don’t shop at sephora often so I have no idea how long it would take me to rack up that many points LOL. do they usually have bigget sets like this all year round or only around the holiday season?
    and the blurring primer sounds interesting and kind of confusing to be honest LOL. I’ve never heard of a powdered primer, that’s kind of weird ?

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      December 28, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Luckily I’m VIB so I gain points at a faster rate, but I was going through my yearly spend tab at Sephora and was somewhat horrified at how much I spent there this year! I really need to do more drugstore shopping next year and skip the high end stuff.
      They restock their points sets every week so there’s usually some form of larger points set all year round. There were quite a few that I could choose from actually, there was also a PTR skincare set and a few others.
      I also found that strange! I haven’t had much of a chance to use it but I don’t know how I feel about a powdered primer if you’re using a liquid foundation on top :S

      • December 29, 2018 / 1:26 pm

        oh okay i see, that sucks, like the stuff there is really cool but still so pricey! i can barely afford anything from there, maybe like once a year LMAO
        but drugstore brands are really stepping up their game with their formulas so it’s been great to see 🙂

  3. December 19, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Such a cute set! Sephora knows how to do rewards 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Totally!

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