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08-31-12 | Posted by

A diamond may be a girl’s best friend but a flawless face may be a girl’s biggest asset. Evidently Becca Cosmetics got the memo that Fall is big on bling. The makeup brand’s introductions include two new shades of Mineral Blush and a Shimmering Skin Perfector.

At first glance, the new Shimmering Skin Perfector ($41), a pale gold color called Moonstone, seems too light to wear on my darker skin. But this water-based moisturizer, which has an SPF of 20 has light-diffusing particles of shimmer that give your skin a real glow: the bonus? It can be used on all skin tones and types. The purpose of the Shimmering Skin Perfector is to increase skin radiance and vitality while minimizing imperfections. Fine mica particles reflect light, giving the appearance of healthy, glowing skin. The mica also helps illuminate dark patches and even out skin tone.

Since it contains broad spectrum SPF 20, it doubles as a sunscreen. Plus, it nourishes skin with vitamins A, B, D, and E and helps renew collagen while protecting against environmental damage. Not too bad for a skin perfector, which is obviously aiming to be the ultimate multitasker.

The best way to use the Shimmering Skin Perfector is to apply as a base to the skin, then add a touch of foundation and set with a loose powder.

The other new Becca introductions are two new shade additions to the Mineral Blush ($32) collection: Songbird (a deeper coral) and Gypsy (a true ballerina pink). The mineral blushes feature very fine pigment and a little goes a long, long way. The delicate powder mineral blushes are also infused with micro-fine minerals that give your skin a nice glow. When wet, the blushes are even extra pigmented (see swatches below).

Becca Cosmetics Mineral Blushes in Songbird and Gypsy

Left: Gypsy and Songbird blushes when dry; Right: Gypsy and Songbird blushes when applied with a wet brush

These mineral blushes come in an iconic brown and silver compact that looks like a silver dollar. They are incredible portable—plus—the compact has a built in mirror! The great thing about these blushes is that they also can be defined as “antiaging” makeup because they’re infused with vitamins A, C and E, and  contain skin-treating conditioners.

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