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 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 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 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!
What rewards have you picked up from Sephora lately?
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