Quite a long while ago, I started to look at the Hourglass face palettes. But usually, they only released them during Christmas. Then one day I saw this new Becca Sheer Glow Filter Powder which is said to be like an Instagram filter for the skin.
The palette was packed with a cardboard cover of bronze color with the Becca name on it.
Inside, they placed an additional piece of white card.
My palette is called Light to Medium, which is tricky to find now. Only the shade Medium to Deep can be found available.
The outer appearance of the palette is awesome. It’s bronze, golden with the engraved lettering Be a Light on it. Inside there’s a big mirror which says Take Chances and Becca.
The refill pans with powders are big and square, while the blusher and contouring shades are smaller and square cut.
They are all shaped there.
The first powder is highlighting. It’s infused with the teeny-tiny glitter that is visible only from a very close distance. It doesn’t do much on my face - I can’t see any highlighting or mattifying properties from it. As for the good - the coverage is seamless and it doesn’t look cakey on my skin.
The second powder is blurring. It’s of a darker shade than I would prefer so I can’t use it all over my face. I apply it only as a contouring product just to keep on using it. This one is truly a little bit blurring.
The blusher is nicely designed with a marble print on it. But it’s so glowing. In my collection, there are some highlighters which are less glowing than this blusher. I can’t wear it on my cheeks, I don’t know maybe it’s better to fit it for my eye makeup because my face isn’t flawless for this shade. I also can’t use it as a highlighter because the shade is too active and pink.
The contouring powder isn’t contouring at all. It’s a real bronzer with golden flecks. It’s pretty well pigmented yet it blends out also nicely. I think it’s more tanned skin flattering but I can fit it into my makeup too.
The first use of the powders brought me dusting like there’s no tomorrow. I had thought that I’d waste them all only on dusting. But no. A couple of swipes with the brush made them set and now they are as tight as a stone. I used to blame my brush for it or my BB cream that could be mixed up with powders but no. I chatted with other owners of this palette and they all say they have the same problem.
In the end, I can’t recommend this palette for purchasing.
If you wanted to buy it but you didn’t have a chance, lucky you.
I’d recommend you splurge some more and buy the Hourglass powders instead.
This palette sucks! It’s now discounted in all the stores across America for a reason.