You guys know by now that I love everything that gives my complexion a subtle glow and hydration. After seeing this product recommended by a lot of people, I decided to take the jump and purchase it. Without further ado: the review of the First Light Priming Filter by Becca Cosmetics!
Sometimes, I do not care about the packaging at all. It’s all about the product and whether that is good or bad. However, I must admit that it’s an added bonus when the packaging is beautiful. The Becca First Light Priming Filter is one of those products where the packaging is a bonus. I love a simplistic aesthetic, especially with makeup products. The First Light Priming Filter’s external packaging is a black shiny box with a lavender touch. The primer itself comes in a matte glass bottle with a black shiny cap. The First Light Priming Filter feels and looks luxurious and expensive. The pump is also very good and easy to control. Most importantly, it doesn’t leak.
Becca claims that the First Light Priming Filter is a hydrating primer that instantly photo-filters skin imperfections for a long-lasting makeup application. It also claims to blur imperfections and fine lines whilst also diminishing puffiness and dullness. Who doesn’t want that?
I was very pleased to observe that there were no glitter particles in the formula. I was really scared for that because I hate glitter and illuminating primers usually have glitter in them. Luckily, this one does not. There are minuscule shimmer particles in the First Light Priming Filter though, however, they are invisible once you blend the product into the skin. Very fascinating. The formula has a watery consistency and therefore spreads out well and very fast. You don’t need a lot of product to cover your entire face. The product sinks into the skin beautifully and doesn’t leave a tacky or greasy feeling behind.
How does it work?
The First Light Priming Filter works very well for my skin type. My face feels significantly less tight and much more hydrated when I apply this primer. It gives a natural but luminous glow to the face. It’s very subtle but noticeable and gives a very healthy look to the skin. Although this primer has a hydrating aspect, I wouldn’t use it as a daily moisturiser. When it comes to the lavender hue of the First Light Priming Filter, I do see how it diminishes any dullness you might have due to the healthy glow it gives and the colour-correcting aspect.
One claim this product doesn’t live up to is the diminishing of fine lines and blurring of the skin. It doesn’t do much for those “problems”. The First Light Priming Filter does have a nice priming aspect. Makeup adheres well to the skin and also wears well on top of this primer. Last but not least, the primer has a citrusy, lemony scent. It’s so good but I do think it might be too overpowering for some people.
As you can tell by the swatches and full face pictures, the effect of this product is very hard to catch on camera. I tried the best I could and went through a million pictures to find the best one. The best way to see the difference is at the tip of the nose and my cheek area. I love how this product seems to rejuvenate my face and gives me a subtle but beautiful glow from within. I have been using this product almost every day and I love the lemon scent it has. The Becca First Light Priming Filter retails for £32 which is approximately €35 and is available on Cult Beauty.
What do you think of the First Light Priming Filter by Becca? Do you see the difference?
Lots of love and see you next time!