Becca Backlight Priming Filter Review

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Review & Swatch-

Hello Everyone ..

Becca needs no introduction if you talk about Highlighters and the Glowy / dewy Skin trend . Becca’s skin perfectors and backlight priming filter are both highly raved about products , so I had to pick atleast one . I ended up ordering The Backlight primer filter online (and paid lot of money as shipping+customs duty )

I have had this for about an year now , so sharing my thoughts in the review today ..

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Review

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Review

What Becca Says-

Creators of the finest, skin-perfecting formulas, BECCA’s gorgeous Backlight Priming Filter is the secret to a gorgeous glow. Synonymous with effortless enhancement, BECCA’s multi-award-winning range stars rich pigments, soft hues and weightless coverage to facilitate an enviable, airbrushed effect – so you look naturally luminous (and absolutely flawless). Use under foundation or alone, in the t-zone, or all over the face. Suitable for all skin types, including oily and combination.


Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Panthenol, Silica, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Price: USD 38 for 30 ml.

My take on the Becca Backlight Priming Filter-

The primer comes in a sturdy , slightly bulky , frosted glass bottle with a pump. The overall appeal of the bottle is very classy and looks pretty sitting on your dresser .

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Packaging

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Packaging

The primer has a golden beige colored , pearlescent formula . There are no shimmer or glitter particles in it but extremely fine pearly pigments which provide that amazing Glow . It has a faint , sweet fragrance which fades away quickly , so not bothersome . It has light weight , non greasy texture and absorbed quickly into the skin . For my Oily-Combination skin it is fairly Hydrating but I do use a little moisturizer underneath this .

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

I purchased this Primer around same time last year from Cult Beauty and have been using it in different ways for my makeup . For my formal occasions or party makeups I like to use this as an under base before applying my foundation . The primer definitely gives an amazing glow to the skin which looks subtle , natural and not over the top . It gives my skin that “Glowing from within” healthy skin appearance which I love . However , it does nothing for my enlarged pores . Also , I have not seen this helping my makeup stay in place for longer .

For my routine makeup , I like to add a pump of this in my Clinique Foundation , instead of wearing it as base/layer and I love the resultant Glow I get from this . Also , Doing this doesn’t alter the shade of my foundation , just makes the finish lovely and slightly dewy .

I also love to use this as highlighter on my highpoints as it looks so amazingly natural and undetectable , perfect for day wear . On my Good Skin days , I like to use this  and top it with a Compact powder and I am good to go .

Becca Backlight Primer

Becca Backlight Primer

Overall, I love this Primer for the kind of soft , natural glow it gives . It gives my dull lacklustre skin that much needed boost . If you are planning to invest in this primer I would suggest you to try a sample first so that you can weigh out its pros and cons because the primer is slightly on the expensive side .

Pros of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter:

  • Light weight , silky formula blends/absorbs easily into the skin
  • Doesnot contain chunky shimmer/glitter particles
  • The glow it gives is amazingly natural
  • Mild , sweet fragrance
  • Classy and functional packaging

Cons of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter:

  • Does nothing to reduce the appearance of pores.
  • Does not improve the staying power of my foundation
  • Expensive and availability is is an issue in India

Swatch of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter-

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Swatch

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Swatch

My Rating: 3.75/5!

Do I recommend the Becca Backlight Priming Filter?

Becca Backlight Priming Filter is an Amazing product for giving a fresh , Glowy appearance to the skin which looks natural , subtle and not made up. But if you plant to buy this as a makeup primer which would help your makeup stay longer or reduce the look of pores , you might not like it then . I still like it a lot and I try to prep my skin with a pore reducing primer first before using this . I would suggest getting a trial sample of this before investing in a full sized bottle .


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