Becca ‘Be a Light’ Palette

Good morning beautiful people! So I have a little history with Becca face palettes – by history I mean I own 4! Now previously despite buying them I found I wasn’t using them enough, so I swore I wouldn’t buy any more of their palettes. Then they went and dropped this glorious little thing and despite trying to resist I caved hard! And boy am I glad I caved because this thing rocks – despite the mixed reviews.

So how about we dive into the review so you can find out more on this little product.

Let’s go!

What does this palette claim?: This limited edition palette is an effortless, all over complexion-enhancing palette which features Becca’s new sheer glow powder in 4 finishes. Brighten, blur, contour and blush. It claims to have a silky to the touch formula, with light diffusing technology and the glow filter powder acts like a “real life” filter and blurs imperfections. Each shade claims to use varying levels of pearl and colour to blur, define and illuminate for a glow. This palette claims to be super blendable and allow you to customize the “glow” you desire.

Does it deliver?: I definitely feel like this is such a unique and incredible palette by Becca. Most of their other palettes involve them sticking their pre-existing blushes and bronzers in there. The powders in this palette are so sheer, buildable, versatile and easy to use. My typical complaint when it comes to Becca powders is that they are too pigmented and difficult to blend, this palette is the mirror opposite of that. Everything is so easy to use, flattering on the skin and this palette is both useful for a more natural makeup look as well as full glam!

Is it easy to blend? Yes! Unlike their traditional powders like their blushes, everything has a soft, buttery formula to it and it diffuses so easily on the skin as well as looking natural

Does it work well on fair skinned?: This palette is perfect for those with a light skin tone because the powders are sheer but buildable, they won’t splotch pigment on your skin and make you look patchy. The matte highlighter may not be super illuminating for those on the extreme end of the pale spectrum (you guys can still use it for other things).

The bronzer (The blur powder): This is what Becca calls their blur powder but I use it as a very natural bronzer and boy do I seriously love it! If they sold this individually I’d rush to buy it that’s how good it is. You guys know I’m quite fussy with my bronzers and this one ticks all the right boxes! It’s sheer but buildable, glides onto the skin and looks good every time you use it. The tones are also neutral and very pretty, they don’t give you any orange/or muddy tones to the skin.

The contour shade: The contour shade is still sheer but buildable, but being a darker shade it obviously works well as a contour. As the pan is small you’ll need to go in with a really small precise but fluffy brush to sculpt out your face. It blends out super easily and still looks fairly natural, compared to a lot of my other contouring products it’s a very easy product to contour with.

The blush: The blush also has a small pan which can make it tricky as my favourite blush brush – the real techniques blush brush can’t be used with this blush. Other than that the shade is super wearable, flattering and blends out super easily without making you look like a clown. This is one blush from Becca I actually like.

The highlighter: This illuminating powder is essentially a matte/satin powder. It’s quite multi-purpose – I like to use it to set my eye shadow primer, I apply it underneath my contour to give a more sculpted and neat look. I use apply it under the eyes to give a blurred and brighten effect. It isn’t super opaque, it’s on the sheer side which makes it easy to use and doesn’t give the complexion a white cast.

Is it a one stop-shop kind of palette?: I’d definitely say so. You can bronze, contour and blush with this palette as well as use the matte highlighter to set concealer, foundation, and eyeshadow primer as well as apply it underneath your contour. You can also use the bronzer and contour shade in the crease as eyeshadow.

Longevity: It lasts the standard amount of time powder products last. They aren’t super long-wearing because of how soft they are but if you are wearing a long-wearing foundation (and/or primer and setting spray) they will last a good amount of time.

Finish: Soft matte/ Satin diffused finish. It gives radiance without shimmer or a glittery finish. Almost like a diffused light on the face.

Shade range: The palette comes in 2 different shades – a light to medium palette and a medium to dark palette. The not so great reviews that I’ve read have mostly stemmed from the medium to dark palette – I believe along the lines of the powders look more orange-ish on the skin.

Packaging: The palette is rectangular shaped, slightly thick but covered in a gorgeous rose gold!

Availability: Sephora Aus, Cult beauty, Becca cosmetics site,

Price: $78 AUD

Pros: The powders are sheer but buildable, easy to work with, soft and buttery and give this diffused light on the face. The palette is definitely versatile and multi-purposed. The pan size of the illuminating powder and blur powder are very large.

Cons: This palette is limited edition (they need to make this bad boy permanent!) The blush pan is also a bit small, it’s not a major deal but my favourite blush brush is massive so I can’t use it with this blush.

Rating: 9/10

Overall thoughts: I love this palette. I love how easy it is to use, I love how the powders are sheer but still show up on the skin and are multi-purpose. I’m so glad I caved and got this palette because it’s one of a kind and hands down my favourite palette from Becca. It definitely does have “hourglass vibes” to it. Now I don’t own any hourglass palettes but I’ve tried their powders, blushes and bronzer – and they do have the sheer but buildable type of pigmentation to them as well.

Would I repurchase it?: If they ever made this palette permanent then yes. I mainly want to repurchase the blur/bronzing powder because it’s amazing.

And that wraps up the post. Have you guys tried this palette or any of the Becca face palettes? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat. As always I hope you all have a great day and I’ll catch up with you guys in the next post.

Becca 'Be a light' Face palette

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    January 17, 2019 at 5:45 am

    The reviews have been really mixed with this palette which is the reason why I skipped it.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 17, 2019 at 6:40 am

      I have a feeling it’s the medium to warm-toned palette that gets the most mixed reviews. The mixed stuff I’ve heard is that the powders go very orange/red toned on the skin. I don’t get that with this one and I’m happy that I enjoyed it.

  2. Siobhán

    January 17, 2019 at 6:48 am

    I received this for my birthday last year & I love it! It deserves more hype! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 17, 2019 at 7:13 am

      It really does! It gets a lot of mixed reviews but I think skin tone determines whether this palette works or not.

  3. Radi

    January 17, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Beautiful! The highlighter would have to be my favorite.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      It’s more of a matte/sheen highlighter but it’s so multi-purpose. x

  4. Alyssa

    January 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I’ve read mixed reviews about this palette but I haven’t tried any Becca products yet, but I recently bought their champagne highlighter from Sephora online and looking forward to trying it 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      yes their champagne highlighter is one of my favourites!

  5. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    January 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed this palette. The reviews were very mixed and I didn’t pick it up. I do love my Jaclyn Hill Becca palette.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      This is my favourite face palette from them and I’ve tried the jaclyn hill one, the chrissy tiegan and the apri ski one.

  6. Angela

    January 17, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve been so tempted to grab this palette but my practical side has been talking me out of it. It’s been on sale for a while and your review has given me those shopping urges again…great review!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      I tried to hold back on this palette for so long as well! I told myself that I hardly use the other becca palettes I own. But I prefer this one way more over the others.

  7. Maiya

    January 17, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    It’s such a beautiful palette! I’m going to have to check it out! xx

    Maiya |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

      It seriously is and so versatile. x

  8. Lisa Autumn

    January 18, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I heard so many mixed reviews but you really make me want to buy it asap… thanks girl!

    x Lisa |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 18, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      I think it’s the medium to dark that gets most of the mixed reviews

  9. Parie Joshi

    January 19, 2019 at 11:01 am

    This is such a gorgeous palette and believe it would be perfect in summer! x

  10. Danielle Alexa

    January 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    This looks like such a stunning palette!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 19, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      It is absolutely gorgeous! x

  11. Nicole

    January 20, 2019 at 10:53 am

    What a pretty palette, I really, really like the look of it!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      It’s absolutely gorgeous. x

  12. Em

    January 21, 2019 at 9:48 am

    this looks beautiful!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 21, 2019 at 9:52 am

      It really is. x

  13. Hannah

    January 25, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I’ve not really seen much about this palette, but I thought the powders looked a little dark for me, so didn’t bother to look into it much. It does seem like a nice palette, and I’m glad you like it xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  14. Gemma Etc.

    January 25, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Ooh this is such a pretty palette! I love the shades xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 26, 2019 at 1:07 am

      It is and I can’t wait to try those new Becca blush quads that has the same formula as this palette!

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