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BECCA Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+

What it is: A sheer moisturizing foundation with built-in sun protection and antiaging benefits. What it does:This multi-benefit foundation smoothes on with a natural wash of color and an ultra-sheer, water-light texture. Formulated with broad-spectrum sun protection and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this formula keeps skin looking fresh and youthful. Antioxidant vitamins B, C, and E nourish the skin’s natural renewal process and continually protect your complexion against damage caused by free radicals and environmental factors. What else you need to know: Artist Tip: To achieve an allover inner glow, mix two pumps of Luminous Skin Colour with a half pump of Shimmering Skin Perfector. Apply to the entire face starting with the t-zone. This product has been dermatologically tested.
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Questions & Answers for BECCA Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+

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Help with use - Go darker? Must mix in luminizer?
Received in Nude, a color match. Problem is I see almost no difference at after application (it is very sheer - 2 pumps, I see nothing). Do you go with a darker color, or must add in the luminizer to get some effect? I do like natural but this is really au natural, so much that it looks like I have nothing on at all. I am wondering if I go with a darker shade, and or mix in luminizer if that will give the effect of something on my skin. I do want some coverage, I have excellent skin but some redness areas. Suggestions? I do like the product as it feels like I have nothing on my skin, but do not like looking this bare (I may as well not use)
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
3 answers
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answer 1
Don't spend your money on a darker one. Keep the one that matches and add extra coverage with a different foundation or a concealer where you need it. Using this all over will highlight the great parts of your skin, plus add extra hydration and no need for an additional SPF!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
shareeng
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
I have had the same problem. I think I get slightly more coverage with a primer. I also use a bit of concealer before I put on the foundation. If I still need a bit more coverage for redness I use a bit of powder foundation (BM) on top.

Hope that helps, that's how I've made this foundation work for me. I'm not sure if I'll buy it again when it runs out. :-/
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
4jammin
(Oregon)
answer 3
I don't think it will matter if you go darker or not, this stuff is sheer no matter how you slice it. I'd mix it with a higher coverage oil base foundation to get a higher level of coverage, the illumining base is not going to get you more coverage, just a glow. I had the same issue when I got the foundation, I use it now for a base or mix with other foundations. I do feel its moisturizing and with the weather changing my skin appreciates the extra moisture.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
volvoqueen
(Portland, Or)
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how is it for dry skin?
im in desperate need of foundation for dry skin.... please let me know how this one is on dry dry skin
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
natercia
(fall river,ma)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
3 answers
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answer 1
My skin is combination (somewhat oil T-zone) but dry cheeks. I think it moisturizes really well. It's awesome because it never looks caked on.
answered 11 months ago
BrendaBreeze
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 2
This is the most moisturizing product I have ever put on my dry skin. It is VERY sheer; does add a bit of color but does not provide much coverage. I do use it, as my skin is dry and other foundations and even TM are just too drying and unflattering.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
liz48170
(plymouth,MI)
answer 3
I have dry skin with dry patches and the foundation does not settle in lines or dry patches and my skin didn't feel like a desert. In fact my skin feels more hydrated.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
pinamar
(VA)
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in store?
Is the full range of Becca products avalaible in Sephora stores nation wide? Or is this only an online exclusive?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
narukaa
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
2 answers
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answer 1
Sephora dropped the Becca line a while back, they just brought it back this year. For now its only online, shelf space means money, so I think they want it to prove itself online before they make room for it in the stores. There may be one or two flagship stores that could be carrying it, but I'd suspect it would be LA or NY.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
volvoqueen
(Portland, Or)
answer 2
This product is SOOO light and sheer I think you can go much darker and blend, and it will still barely if at all show up. I bought in nude, a match for my fair skin and can't see at all. Am thinking of buying a much darker shade for a sheer wash of a darker color to see if that would show at least a super sheer hint of color.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
Question
color
I am shade No. 4 in Givency photo perfexion fluid foundation 4 perfect vanilla. Does anybody know which color should I buy for this foundation? millions of thanks!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(New Orleans, LA)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
2 answers
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answer 1
I too am shade 4 in the Givenchy foundation and I wear the Becca Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer SPF 25+ in the shade Nude. It's sheer enough to be a bit forgiving.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
shareeng
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
You may try sand or cashmere. Sand is slightly lighter than cashmere! Since sephora doesn't carry cashmere, give sand a chance! They are so sheer so you won't see big difference after they are set!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
hitomishino
(chicago, IL)
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Does it photograph well
Im getting married outside at a cottage in August (warm climate). I want a sheer, long wearing foundation but I'm worried my skin won't photograph well because of the SPF. Would you suggest this foundation for natural light photography? Thanks for your help
Michelle
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
michelletessier
(Ottawa, Ontario CANADA)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
2 answers
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answer 1
It does have oils in it which make it hydrating so you may want to take a quick self photo and see how shiny or matte your skin turns up in photos. If it does get too shiny, oil blotting sheets will take away the shine without caking up your complexion.
answered 8 months ago
pt16
answer 2
I dont think you will have a problem with Becca, I'm all for Becca because you don't even know its on. Its not crawling on your skin and people just think you have very smooth skin. I think if you can get your shade and give it a test run then do so before you get married. I have lots of photo's of myself wearing becca, I love it!
answered 9 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
Question
What color should I get?
I am asian american and I wear punjab in nars sheer glow, natural 4 in bobbi brown, nude/bisque in laura mercier TM and 201 line in dior airflash.
asked 9 months ago
skim12
(parsippany, NJ)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
2 answers
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answer 1
Thinking of the Nars that you use, I think you should try Camel or Nude Becca. Its really hard to to say without seeing you. Good luck!
answered 9 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 2
I had a hard time finding a color to match my skin tone as well, I loved the product but it was either to dark or to light. Hopefully during the winter months I will be able to use
answered 9 months ago
Anonymous
(springville al)
Question
Why not able to put in shopping list?
I wanted to put cognac color in my shopping list, but there is no option to do so. How can this be done?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
debbiehdg
(Havre de Grace)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
1 answer
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answer 1
The shade Cognac is available for purchase online here> http://bit.ly/13A1f9K. We invite you to give us a call at 1-877-SEPHORA if you are still unable to complete your order. Thanks!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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right color for my skin tone
I would like to purchase this foundation but do not know what is the right color. I normally use olive in other becca foundations. Please let me know. Thanks
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
megabru
(San Francisco, CA)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
1 answer
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answer 1
If you wear the shade Olive in Becca's other foundations, we recommend trying the shade Bamboo in the Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
RandeeBT
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A particular color is not available.
The Camel color in Becca's Luminous Foundation is not available. When do you expect to get it?
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Norristown, PA)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
0 answers
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I am buttercup in the ultimate coverage foundation. What color is close to that in this product?
asked 6 months ago
kydd
(Tennessee)
on Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+
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