BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation | Review & Swatches


BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

Ladies, meet my new favorite foundation! BECCA just introduced their latest foundation (& its permanent!!): Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. This foundation wears like skin, has a dewy, luminous (duh!) finish, and has some serious staying power! Being a dry gal, this water-like foundation is heaven sent. You all know I’ve been loving NARS’ All Day Luminous Foundation as well and although both of these are watery they are very very different. NARS All Day Luminous is very full coverage even with just a drop, but feels and looks a bit greasy on the skin especially after wearing it all day. BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation has a lighter coverage but is very buildable and even though it has a pretty dewy & luminous finish it never looks or feels greasy – it’s actually quite skin-like! To give you a look at it’s staying power, watch my brown liquid lips for brown girls video if you haven’t seen it yet (or pay it a re-visit!).. that was my first time trying out the new foundation and I filmed that video after almost 24 hours of wear, including a 7 hour “nap” — blergh don’t ask lol. It was a day of blunders and I should never be wearing makeup for that long; let alone sleep in it or be possessed to film in it after that long, it ended up being the perfect field test to see how the product fairs. It required no reapplication, just a few swipes of my foundation brush (with no new product) to smooth out my old lady lines and creases; and I was camera ready! Again, my opinion of course is based off of my personal experience so keep in mind that I have dry skin. I don’t know how this will fair with someone with oily skin but since it doesn’t have an oily feel or finish I would hope that a mattifying primer would be enough to make this product work!


BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

Fair, Light, Beige, Medium, Tan, Warm Honey, Dark Golden, Deep Bronze


becca-aqua-luminous-perfecting-foundation-swatches-2BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

Fair, Light, Beige, Medium, Tan, Warm Honey, Dark Golden, Deep Bronze

Currently there are only 8 shades but BECCA’s Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is supposed to adjust to your skintone, and I can honestly say that this foundation in the shade Tan is the best matching foundation I own. For reference I wear MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC 42-44. It does oxidize on the skin quickly but perhaps that is its adjusting properties? I am not really sure. I was debating between Tan Warm Honey but the latter was just too dark on me. Warm Honey‘s golden shade is so drool-worthy I wish I could have made it work! Complexion goals. Going back to its complexion matching properties: BECCA recommends that you do not swatch this foundation on the back of your hand, but directly to your face to make your shade selection!

I absolutely love the packaging, I’ve read a few reviews where they weren’t fans of the dropper but I don’t mind it at all. My facial oils and some of my more hydrating foundations are in dropper-form so I’m used it! What I love most is the pop-up dropper! You twist the cap and the top will pop up which you will then use to drop the foundation on to your applicator of choice. It looks and feels very luxe and expensive, which it is retailing at $44.

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is available @ as of 1/12/16 but won’t be available in store until near the end of the month. I don’t see it on BECCA’s website yet either so head on over to!


BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation in Deep Bronze


Here’s a little Instagram video of my previous tutorial, I didn’t powder my face or use any contour products (aside from a little powder under my eyes) so I think it shows off this product very accurately. I am wearing the shade Tan all over with a tiny bit of Warm Honey around the perimeter of my face for a little glow / faux-contour: