Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation First Impressions Review


Most of the time, I can tell whether or not I like a foundation on the first try. Other times, it takes me awhile to figure it out since every product is different. For example, Urban Decay’s BB cream didn’t wow me, but with more use of the sample I had, I came to love it and eventually purchased a full sized tube. I was really excited to get this sample card of Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation ($42) since there are so many shades to try, and each little pool of foundation has at least two uses.


Of the shades listed, I chose “Buff” to test out first. According to Sephora, it is “light to medium beige, neutral to yellow/golden undertones”. According to the description of this foundation, Becca Radiant Skin is a medium, buildable foundation that “glides on seamlessly, reducing imperfections with buildable coverage that easily blends over the skin for a radiant finish.”

becca3Big plus: large shade variety!

Though I used Buff, I think Buttercup would have been a better match for my skin (medium beige). I applied this foundation using a beauty blender sponge, which worked nicely. My initial reaction was that this foundation does leave a beautiful finish. It evened out my skin tone and the match was decent as well.

Becca Radiant Skin is a little deceiving, because although it looked okay at first, I did notice some settling into my pores, which is disappointing because another promise the description makes is that this “water-resistant foundation won’t settle into fine lines or pores”. Well, it settled into mine, and this isn’t a problem I normally have.

becca6Wearing Becca Radiant Skin in Buff (I look washed out…sorry, bad lighting!).

Another statement about this foundation claims that it is “non-drying”, and although that likely means it doesn’t dry out the skin, I found that it did do just that: it felt wet all day long, and that is a definite deal breaker for me (as if the pores weren’t already).

The coverage is medium and I did not need concealer to hide redness after using this foundation, but did use concealer under my eyes.

becca5Sand, Shell, Porcelain, Nude, Buttercup, and Buff

If you like YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation (reviewed here), I think you would likely be a fan of Becca Radiant skin, though the Becca foundation has more coverage.

What do you think of this product? Have you tried it?

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4 Responses to Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation First Impressions Review

  1. Thanks for the swatches! I tried this last fall (ordered from Sephora). I got nude and it was a little too dark for my nc25-30 skin tone. Looks like buttercup would suit me better. I would definitely reconsider getting this again, but I’ll wait until the Sephora F&F sale. Thanks again!!

    • MelissaC says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful! I thought Nude was quite dark for the ‘light’ shade range.

  2. satine89 says:

    I’d love to try that porcelain one!

  3. I have a hard time with liquid foundation. Have yet to find the right one and thanks for the review. I know this won’t work for me!

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