Hope your Christmas went well as mine. I enjoyed quality family time and did lots of shopping for “Boxing Day”. Today I am going to talk about my latest best find “Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh”. So, let’s get started with the review.
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$38 for 30 ml
The first step in your complexion routine, BECCA’S First Light Priming Filter immediately evens, cools, smoothes, restores & energizes skin. In a snap, transform your complexion & create the perfect refreshed canvas for a pure healthy glow. Special crystal technology scatters light to erase the look of shadows & creates a clear, flawless face. Sodium hyaluronate & prickly pear capture moisture to plump & rejuvenate skin. Complexion is quenched & refreshed by 70% water. Blue Flamenco creates the cool lavender hue of First Light that brightens & evens while ginger energizes and the cool cast of first light combats tired skin. This transformative formula is the answer to get your skin back to life & instantly eliminate Bad Face Day.
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How to Use:
Apply like a traditional primer to prep and hydrate the skin before foundation. Mix with your favorite foundation or moisturizer for a luminescent glow. Tap over foundation for a mid day touch up- this will hydrate, refresh and awaken the skin. Use alone for a luminous, pure healthy glow.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Mica, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Maris Aqua (Sea Water, Eau de Mer), Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Menthyl Lactate, Silica, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Amyl Cinnamal, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines).
My Experience with Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh:
This product comes packaged in a beautiful glass bottle just like Becca’s Iconic Backlight Priming Filter. Since I purchased travel size, I received the product in a purple tube. This is a sheer purple lotion with a luminous sheen and a pearly finish. This works similar to the Becca backlight filter. This is also a primer that can be used underneath foundations or mixed with foundations and also, it can be used on bare skin to give a dewy glowing skin. The lavender tone in the primer helps to reduce skin textures and redness and adds a dewy glow to the face by blurring imperfections. The texture of this product is runny compared to the Backlight primer, which is a bit thicker.
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I’ve been using this under various liquid foundations, and it has worked well with light, medium, and full coverage foundations on my combination skin. It adds a nice luminosity to any foundation. It can be applied on bare skin for an all-over dewy finish or used under your base, as I told you before. It extends the wear of my makeup reasonably, not a longwearing primer, but it gives the skin a soft glow while diffusing the skin’s natural texture. I also noticed that it helped my foundation to spread more smoothly across my face during application.
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On my tanned skin tone, when I wear it alone over bare skin, it does add a subtle glow and brightens my overall complexion. I am pretty sure that this will work with all complexions. Now, even though it’s classified as a general purpose primer, it doesn’t exist solely to extend the wear time of your foundation, concealer and complexion makeup. It specializes in blurring pores, illuminating, moisturizing and also in prepping and priming your skin, so that anything you layer on top of it goes on smoother.
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I also have the Becca Backlight primer, which offers a beautiful bright glow to the skin. When comparing both of these, I would say that First Light primer gives a more subdued glow than the former. So, if you are after a mild glow, then you can go for this one. Overall I love this one and I use it as a illuminating, pore-blurring lotion to prime my face before I apply my foundation, or use just this on my bare skin to give a healthy glow. This is a beautiful product everyone must give it a go.
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Pros of Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh:
- Good packaging.
- Can be used under foundations or mixed with foundations.
- Can also be used on a bare skin.
- Gives a radiant subtle glow.
- Gives a dewy effect on the skin.
- Blurs imperfections.
- Spreads well and smoothens skin texture.
- Universally flattering.
- Brightens the complexion.
Cons of Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh:
- Doesn’t extend the wear time of the foundation for a long time.
IMBB Rating: 4.75/5
Would I Repurchase/ Recommend Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh?
Yes to both.
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