01 October 2013

Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation: Review and Photos

Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation

Thank the baby jebus that rumours of Becca's demise have been greatly exaggerated -the cult Australian brand has undergone some changes, including a tightening of their distribution channels, but is alive and well and even expanding its product line.


Fans of their Shimmering Skin Perfector - one of the loveliest liquid highlighters I've ever used - will be excited to hear about the new powder version which is every bit as fabulous. But that's for another day - for now I'm sharing a really great foundation pick for oilier skins, especially as we head into the cooler weather. 

Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation product shot

I loved BB/CC creams for spring and summer but, as the seasons change, so does the makeup mood. Autumn colours look amazing against a more perfected base, which works better with this season's more grown up, sophisticated looks. And personally, I need a little more coverage at this time of year to combat the extra redness in my skin from wind, central heating etc.  

But what I don't want is to look or feel like I'm wearing a lot of heavy make up, and Becca's Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation is the perfect compromise - it's a light-to-medium coverage product that is really effective at mattifying the skin and controlling shine throughout the day.


It's €42, which is a significant investment - but for your money, you get a shade range of 18 colours, catering from the palest ivory to the deepest chocolate (I was sent Buff, which is perfect for me). It's a brilliant choice for the working day: you get a comfortable, real-skin-finish that feels featherlight, but keeps oily skin under control for a good 8 hours or more.  

You'll find Becca online, including Mise Beauty or BeautyMatters.ie, or at Space NK in the Dundrum Town Centre. Have you tried this, or anything like it?

23 comments:

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

I haven't tried any of the Becca products although I've heard lots of good things about them and seems really interesting! Xx

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♥ vendy ♥ said...

High price...but seems really interesting
xoxo
happy day

Adele said...

I've not heard of this brand before. The coverage looks great in the photo you've posted.
Happy October Emma xoxo
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Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

I love this foundation, don't need powder with it or anything

Lilli said...

Hi Emma, I never tried it but I'm looking for a foundation as this for the f/w. It looks good, I like the matte finish. Kisses dear! xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This looks fab doll, I am in the need of changing my make-up around now. Shall have a good look for this. Have a great Tuesday doll xo

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I hope you are having a great week

CutiCLUEles Page said...

Oh dear god that price!! Way over my budget. It sounds so good though :P xx

Sam said...

I haven't heard of this range before, but it sounds wonderful! I appreciate you stopping by and lending me your views :)

Nora said...

I have heard good things about this product.
Unfortunately we do not find this brand in France :(

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LoveT. said...

Great Review! :)

big Hugs ,kisses

Deborah said...

I've never heard of Becca before but I really should look for them - this is a great review!

xo Deborah
Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

Jessi said...

I love a matte foundation with good coverage! This one looks beautiful on your skin.
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com/

Little Tree Vintage said...

awesome! good to know because I definitely could use something new this fall!

Jessica said...

I haven't tried any Becca products but I recently read another review that said a lot of great things about them.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Emma said...

This is beautiful on you Emma, I love the natural finish! I know a few people who would love this. I'm dying to try out more of Becca, I think it's a great brand.

Emma x

Laura Go said...

very very gorgeous indeed!

Johanna said...

I love Becca products! I remember when they launched in Chicago. Such high quality!

Anonymous said...

With 18 shades, I wouldn't know which one to choose...

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried anything from Becca. It looks great but its expensive, but I suppose if you don't need powder then its not too bad.

Yolanda Grunewald said...

nice results :) and thanks for the sweet comment abt my hair x

Stylish By Nature said...

Must explore this brand !

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Ale said...

i love BECCA! I haven't tried this foundation but love the luminous skin colour sooo much. x