Sunday, 5 March 2017

Becca Backlight & First Light & Priming Filters | Review

Becca's Backlight Priming Filter is a cult favourite for sure, but the brand recently added another little gem to their "priming filter" range: First Light. Keep reading to find out my thoughts, and how they compare!
The original Backlight Priming Filter is gorgeous. It creates the most stunning radiance that I have personally experienced with a primer. It doesn't have any shimmer in it, rather it blends out to a champagne coloured, dewy sheen. It doesn't feel greasy or slippery, it has the consistency of a moisturiser so it feels very nice to wear. It does give you a smooth base, as well as that beautiful youthful glow we're all after. I did not find it helped the longevity of my make up.  

Straight out of the pump, you can see that the Backlight primer is going to create more of a glow, whereas First Light is much more like what I would expect when I hear "filter" in the context of a primer, with a colour correcting and light diffusing effect. 
The new primer is purple, and if you're familiar with colour correcting you'll already know that purple counteracts yellow. As somebody with skin with a lot of yellow undertone, I find this primer extremely effective at making my complexion look brighter. Whereas the original primer is going to give your face a beautiful glow, the First Light Priming Filter is going to lift your complexion and give your skin the effect of an inner radiance. I also found that it is a lot more effective at giving my skin an smoother overall appearance.
So, all in all, both are very effective, it just depends on what you're looking for. If it's essentially more of a highlighted, glowing appearance you're after, you'll fall in love with the Backlight Priming Filter. However, opt for the First Light Priming Filter if you're looking to achieve flawless looking skin with a subtle youthful radiance.
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