GET YOUR LATE-SUMMER GLOW ON
By Amelia Bell, 22 August 2020
A hybrid skincare-makeup formula, BECCA's latest innovation, the Zero Foundation, has all the skin-smoothing benefits of a foundation without the actual pigment – plus, hyaluronic acid and glycerin to boost hydration. The result? A healthy-looking, ‘glass-skin’ finish – ICYDK, that's the cult K-beauty trend that's making waves right now.
Glow factor: A really subtle look that lets your skin breathe and shine from within.
How it works: Zero Foundation uses clever Clear Light Blur Technology to diffuse light around the face. Made up of water-releasing powders that burst on contact with the skin, it creates a transparent-matte finish.
Top tip: Take a small amount and warm it gently between your fingertips. Starting on the T-zone of your face, use tapping motions to gently blend out the product towards the edge of your face.
If you're after something that makes you look like all you've been drinking is green juice for the past month, look no further than BECCA’s bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop. What makes it stand out from the rest? The creamy, buildable formula creates a buttery texture that blends super-easily. IOW: no glittery or cakey finish here 🥳
Glow factor: If 1 is a natural-looking glow and 5 is an all-out glow, we’d give it a 3…
How it works: BECCA’s formula combines ultra-fine pearl pigments that reflect and refract the light from every angle.
Top tip: Sweep the highlighter onto the high points of your cheeks, creating a ‘C’ shape as you move up toward the temple and brow bone. Or, use it as a metallic eyeshadow by wetting your brush and applying on your eyelids!
Dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Same – but we've got the next best thing: BECCA’s Eye Brightening Corrector, which basically fakes a whole twelve hours 💤 Adding radiance via vitamin E, it blurs away signs of those dark under-eye circles. Dreamy.
Glow factor: A very light, but fresh-faced, healthy-looking glow.
How it works: BECCA’s Backlight Technology uses light-reflecting illuminators to neutralise any discolouration and brighten dark circles.
Top tip: Warm up the product between your fingertips and gently pat under your eye, starting from the outer corner and blending inwards. Use a tiny amount on the outer corner of the eye, too, and blend towards your temple to ‘lift’ your eye area.
If you’re searching for that pearly, sun-kissed finish synonymous with summer holidays, it’s time to get acquainted with the Liquified Light Highlighter – perfect for adding shine and radiance to your face and body.
Glow factor: The spent-summer-in-the-sun kind of glow.
How it works: A crystal-gel base, it's loaded with micro-pearls to give skin a light-reflecting, shimmering finish.
Top tip: Breathe in deep and enjoy the uplifting scent before applying to the décolleté and body. For a more subtle glow, mix one pump of the highlighter with your body moisturiser.
BECCA knows everything there is to know about playing with light – so much so that it’s created two different primers, Firstlight and Backlight, each with a different finish. Firstlight is more subtle, whereas the Backlight Primer is your go-to to add sheer luminosity to your skin, pre-foundation, for a more glam vibe.
Glow factor: Insta-ready, basically 📸
How it works: The light technology instantly blurs everything, adding a sheer layer of radiance to your skin.
Top tip: Layer extra primer onto any areas where you'd like to glow more, like your cheekbones and the high points of the face.