I Love the Lit-From-Within Look I Get with These Two Becca Products

There's just enough shimmer in this pair to make a major impact without looking dated.
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There's just enough shimmer in this pair to make a major impact without looking dated.

On the quest for the perfect glow, I've tried and liked a lot of different products. I've mixed luminous primer with matte foundation, tried the tinted moisturizer route, and gave natural and luminous finish foundations a go, too. 

While I'm enjoying all of these different ways of getting my glow on (I love to mix it up) I've also been loving busting out the illuminators. 

While I've always been a big fan of the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator, I've been really pleased with the results I've been getting with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold

Becca Backlight Priming Filter (pardon the gross finger — I pinched it in a mic stand).

Becca Backlight Priming Filter (pardon the gross finger — I pinched it in a mic stand).

When I first tried the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, I stuck to just it on the high points of my cheekbones, above my brow bone, and above my cupids bow like I would with a liquid illuminator. After playing around with it more, though, I realized that the glow is actually subtle enough that I can wear it all over my face without looking overly shiny. 

Wearing just the primer.

Wearing just the primer.

In doing this, I also discovered that this actually helps my makeup stay on pretty well (although not as well as a matte primer). The product really sets so nothing smears around.

I also tried it on a friend who has dry skin, and she remarked that her skin looked airbrushed and her fine lines seemed to not be as noticeable. 

Here's a closer look. A drop this size covers half my face. I blended it out a little bit to the right.

Here's a closer look. A drop this size covers half my face. I blended it out a little bit to the right.

Subtle radiance is a look I really love, but sometimes I like to go for a more obvious highlight. In that case, I also use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold. 

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A problem I have with a lot of shimmery products is that the shimmer can look a little too chunky, bordering on glittery. I haven't worn glitter anywhere other than my eyes since the '90s and have no intention of bringing that trend back into my life, so I really appreciate that the shimmer here is very fine. Even though it gives me that "BAM!" effect, it's not too over-the-top. 

Here it is swatched out. It has such a beautiful sheen.

Here it is swatched out. It has such a beautiful sheen.

There are different shades in the range, but Rose Gold was recommended to me by a commenter (thanks, sybilvain!) and I think it suits my skin tone really well.

Here's my face with both products with just a little powder (you'll recognize the eye makeup from my last LOTW as I shot this article the same day).

Here's my face with both products with just a little powder (you'll recognize the eye makeup from my last LOTW as I shot this article the same day).

I think I'm really getting the hang of creating a glowing look that doesn't exaggerate my natural oiliness. I'm excited to have all of these different combinations to work with so I'll never get bored getting my glow on! 

  • Are you a fan of Becca illuminating products? 
  • How do you achieve a radiant look?