Every once in a while I will stumble upon a product that is a game changer for me. Maybe it covers my undereye circles like none other, maybe it’s a lipstick that’s longer lasting like all the rest, or maybe it will make my complexion look like a newborn baby’s butt. Even better if it takes five seconds to add it to my beauty routine so I can reap the benefits of it daily without it adding too many more steps to my morning. Recently, I discovered a game changer that gives me a lit-from-within glow and it truly only takes five seconds to apply. I’m in love! (And yes, this is the product that I hinted at last night on Instagram.)

no makeup selfieTo give you some idea of what I’m working with, this is my makeup-free face. Even on a good skin day, I deal with undereye circles, redness, some patchy dry spots and some discoloration.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter makeup game changerI’ve been adding a pump of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter* to my makeup-free face before makeup application. This primer is infused with crushed pearls, and besides making me feel like royalty that I’m applying pearls to my face, I really think it gives me a certain radiance. 

becca backlight priming filterbecca backlight primer filterThis is my face with just the primer on it. In certain places on my face I can tell that it gives me a bit of a glow without even having makeup on over it. I think this would be great on fair skin since the light reflecting pearls are so light, but I think it would be just gorgeous on a deeper skin tone too. I can’t wait to use this in the summer. I can’t wait for summer! We currently have about 8 inches of snow on the ground. Sigh…

Before and after using Becca Backlight Priming FilterI would’ve thought if your primer had that much radiance to it that you’d have to stick with a sheer coverage foundation, but this really does shine through whatever you put over it. I have been enjoying the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation*, which is pretty full coverage. I can still see a little bit of glow peeking through from underneath. I plan to experiment with some of my sheer coverage tinted moisturizers and CC creams to see where it gets me.

The only thing that gets me about it is that it’s not overly hydrating. It’s not drying either, but I just have to make sure I’m getting my moisturization in from my face cream, serums, etc. Yet another reason I can’t wait to test this out in the summer, because my skin is usually a little more balanced in that season. Right now I’m just so dry! If I’m already swooning over it when I’m dry though, I know it’s good! 

becca backlight filter primerOther makeup worn: MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Stick, Tartelette in Bloom palette, Hello Lashes Extensions, Becca Lantana, Tarte So Fetch*, Becca Shimmering Perfector Poured in Pearl*

You can see from the side that I’ve got some glow going on. Becca as a brand just does the glow so well. Ever since I tried their Shimmering Perfectors for the first time a few years ago, this brand has stuck out to me as the go-to place to get your highlighter. Speaking of Becca’s highlighters, I have been really obsessed with their poured version of highlighter, it’s a cream and the shades are so pretty. I’m wearing Pearl in the picture above and I’m pretty obsessed. I also noticed that their pressed highlighters have been restocked in Pearl, a soft luminescent white shade and I can’t wait to get one. I think they were limited edition before and they brought it back.

Do you have a makeup game changer? Do tell! 


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11 Comments on Makeup Game Changer: Becca Backlight Primer

  1. Anastasia
    January 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm (2 years ago)

    You’re right, it gives off a wonderful glow to the skin! I would to try this primer some time.

  2. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    January 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I can really see a difference, I think I need this! BECCA does highlighters so well!

  3. Nidia - Lit From Within
    January 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

    No one does Glow like Becca! You look radiant. You can certainly pull off the completely no makeup look, but I also love how your skin looks with just the primer. The full makeup face is glowy and glam!

  4. MarciaF
    January 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm (2 years ago)

    That makes your skin look great. You’ve created a lemming for me! One of my game changers is Becca’s Undereye Corrector, it really brightens under my eyes.

  5. Jessica T
    January 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful! I love the glow you get on your cheeks. Do you think that’s from the poured perfectER or the filter product or a combo of both? Are you wearing blush too? I’d love to hear more about this Mufe product too!

  6. Mai
    January 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve heard only good things about this primer, it really gives you an amazing glow!

  7. Kath Thefabzilla
    January 8, 2016 at 1:01 am (2 years ago)

    I like the subtle radiance it gave your face

  8. Erika
    January 8, 2016 at 9:04 am (2 years ago)

    This primer gives a beautiful glow. I’d love to get my hands on it, I could use some of that.

  9. Tina @ My Highest Self
    January 8, 2016 at 11:06 am (2 years ago)

    Alright, I’m convinced I need this now! PS love your lipstick!

  10. Jess Scull
    January 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m OBSESSED with this! Holy grail status for sure


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