It’s time to talk about the new Becca Velvet Blurring Primer. I’ve been using this since it launched I just kept putting this review on the back burner. I like Becca cosmetics and I’m always looking for a matte primer that doesn’t dry my skin out. Details per Sephora:
A liquid-to-powder blurring primer that instantly diminishes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and imperfections to leave skin porcelain smooth with an airbrushed finish.
This is the ultimate primer for a long-lasting, airbrushed complexion. The brightening, feather-light, apricot-hued formula is infused with pore-blurring powders that float over skin to diffuse light for a velvety smooth, soft focus finish. Oil-free yet hydrating, the primer helps absorb the appearance of excess oil and extend the wear of makeup, keeping your look fresh and flawless throughout the day. This formula turns from lightweight liquid to powdered perfection in seconds.
This product is infused with sodium hyaluronate to help keep skin hydrated, antioxidant rich vitamin C and E, and soft-focus blurring powders to help absorb the appearance of excess oil. It works on all skin tones and skin types.
This primer comes packaged in an airless pump. It has a light peachy tone to it which helps brighten the skin (apricot shades help neutralize darkness). This primer manages to blur away imperfections and pores with ease. It primes my skin with a matte finish and velvet texture.
What I love the most about this primer, beyond the velvety texture, is the ability it has to keep a dewier finish foundation from breaking down and turning greasy mid-day. It will make any foundation applied after become more matte. I love this in the summer as in the winter I want a dewier more hydrating primer. This primer does manage to keep my foundation fresher longer and it will help keep you from getting oily mid-day. As this is a matte primer people with dry skin may find this too matte for them. Oily to normal skin should be able to use this no issue.
I love that this primer is silicone and alcohol free. Too many matte primers use alcohol and silicones to mattify and blur pores. I experienced no breakouts from using this primer (unlike silicone primers). The only dislike I have is the pump gets stuck a lot and I have to open the bottle to get everything working again. If you like matte primers and want to try a silicone free primer look into this one. It gives that blurred pores look sans silicone.