My foundation phase has been working out well lately and I’ve been able to expand the number of brands who cater to my olive needs. With the launch of some of the Becca products at my local Sephora I was able to test drive their Olive foundation shade. I then got in touch with Becca to review the Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation.
The shade is called Olive. Did you catch that? Has any other brand flat out said, “Hey, you! Yeah, with the green undertones! This one is for you!” No…there is always some inexplicable name given to foundations that don’t help olive skin girls select the lesser of all evil shades. But Becca Cosmetics has made it pretty clear cut.
Right from the start I knew this one was different. Mainly because without shaking the tube before dispensing I find the color a little in-your-face. But now that I remember to give it a quick mix first, it is really quite nice. Of the acceptable foundation shades I have found to date (here is my running list), Becca Olive is toward the darker end. But it is a true olive so I am willing to sweep my foundation brush down my neck when my skin is at its lightest.
The formula is creamier than it is liquid so it works nicely with a good buffing brush. The coverage is medium and buildable and as far as the finish, it’s divine. Satin is a favorite of mine because it is still natural enough to not look like I’m trying. And it photographs beautifully (bonus points x1000).
One thing to note about Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation is that while the price may seem steep ($44.00) there is actually 1.35oz in the tube making the cost $32.60 for 1 oz – the typical size of a foundation.
I’m currently testing out (and loving) two other Becca face products and am really glad the Australian brand is making a name for itself in the U.S. Next on my list to try? The new Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé. They look incredible!
What are your favorites from Becca Cosmetics?
Summary: Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive is an olive girl’s new best friend. It offers enough pigment to cover blemishes and discoloration, lasting power to get through the day, and a natural looking radiant finish. As with most foundations, Becca’s Satin Finish benefits from powder in the T-zone. It refreshes nicely and doesn’t cake up. Best suited for dry to combination skin, definitely don’t miss out on trying this one.