Becca closed completely final month, and plenty of magnificence followers – myself included – will miss it. The Australian-born make-up model was the primary to advertise a pared-back, pure and cool-girl aesthetic to ladies of all pores and skin tones and ages, and its high quality was excellent. Becca suffered an id disaster on the daybreak of Instagram, when lurid advertising and marketing and doubtful collaborations jarred with its signature stylish look and philosophy. When it lastly returned to its roots, the pandemic meant even the model’s finest efforts couldn’t save Becca.
Final spring followers reacted to the information of its imminent closure like saloon patrons to prohibition. Remaining inventory of Becca’s hero merchandise vanished inside days, leaving latecomers bereft. However dry your eyes: I’ve been researching alternate options.
Essentially the most trustworthy dupe of Becca’s deservedly well-known Beneath Eye Brightening Corrector is Magnificence Pie’s gratifyingly shameless Superluminous Undereye Genius (£7.24 to members, £20 to non-members, 0.14oz). Anybody mourning the unique, or inserting crippling bids on eBay dregs, can head straight to Magnificence Pie and by no means look again. It’s out there in the very same two shades as Becca’s – pink (gentle/medium) for these with gray/blue circles, and peach (medium/deep) for these with brown, no matter underlying pores and skin tone – and the identical dense, creamy, less-is-definitely-more texture, and one might barely slide a Rizla between the 2 merchandise.
Followers of the equally prized Becca Backlight Priming Filter have a trickier job. I’ve looked for a substitute, however nothing is kind of the identical. The truest match is Nars Radiance Primer SPF35 (£29, 30ml), which has the identical delicate, grownup pearlescence because the Becca, solely it’s delivered through tube fairly than pump (its SPF right here is of little use, because you want apply a lot much less primer than can be required for solar safety). The closest pump-out primer was Becca’s sister model Smashbox’s new Photograph End Vitamin Glow (£30, 30ml), ultimate for oilier skins. Nearest in impact was Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter (£34, 30ml, a staple in my very own make-up bag), which imparts a uniform radiance and wears as nicely by itself because it does underneath basis. It’s additionally essentially the most appropriate for dry skins.
Lastly, my much-loved Becca Sunlit Bronzer, essentially the most refined and foolproof of bronzing powders, is most carefully replicated by Hourglass’s glowy, natural-looking Ambient Lighting Bronzer, a whopping £24 for the journey measurement, however price each cent.