Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive Review and Swatches

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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.

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive product

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.

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive swatchOlive / blended

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).

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive beforebefore

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive wornafter

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!

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Olive with makeup

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Price: $42.00

Availability: Becca, Sephora

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.

Disclosure: This product was provided by PR for consideration.

  • Teresa

    I’ve slowly come to realise that my skin tends towards the olive end of things. I’m not sure that I’m a “true” olive like you, but I need to do more testing and experimenting! Will be checking this out at my local Becca stockists… hopefully they have it.

    • Alison M

      My original test was done with the Matte formula in the same shade. I found Olive was the same color in both formulas so you should be able to test the shade in any formula. Check out my About/Shade Matching for other olive suggestions :)

  • andi marus

    So, have you noticed that Sephora has stopped carrying the Radiant Skin Satin Finish? Ulta doesn’t have it either. I’ve just filled out BECCA’s contact form to ask if it’s being discontinued, but in the meantime, if you want to stock up on this, has a fantastic deal on it!

    (I almost want you to delete this comment after you read it so the supply lasts longer. LOL! I have already purchased two bottles from them, but at that price I may purchase another two… #oliveskinproblems)

    • Alison M

      I am sad they don’t carry RSSF in store. I think partly it is because it’s not a newer release and Becca shelf space is still limited. I’d love for stores to pick up on the fact that consumers love Becca and want the opportunity to to experience the whole brand in stores.

      • andi marus

        “Thank you for your inquiry and interest in BECCA! Unfortunately, the Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation has been discontinued. We carry another foundation that is similar in consistency that can be found in Sephora. It is called the Ever Matte Shine Proof Foundation. This is available in all the same shades at the Radiant Skin Foundation. If you have any questions, or need a shade match, please let me know and I will gladly assist.

        Best Regards,
        SARAH DAVIS | Customer Service Coordinator
        BECCA Inc.”

        BRB crying. The EMSP is loaded with parabens!

        • Alison M

          And it’s….matte. Waaaaahh!

  • Rae // theNotice

    Olive!!! Whoa!!! :D :D Good work, Becca!

    • Alison M

      Riiiiiiight? If only I can find a foundation that is light-medium and olive, I will have perfect year round matches!

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