Tested on animals:No
It's no secret that Becca has led the way in creating unique, sophisticated takes on the concepts of highlighters and luminizers. With that in mind, it's no surprise that their new Backlighting Primer Filter is a very good twist on the concept. Becca recommends applying this all over, under foundation, with the claim that it blurs imperfections and gives skin a radiant finish.
As a primer, if you have normal to dry skin, you'll find this lightweight lotion provides a beautiful healthy glow that isn't the least bit sparkly or shimmery. It has a light amount of moisture, which is helpful for applying foundation over, but it doesn't make a substantial difference in wear time (nor does it claim to). Rather, this is all about the visual effect it provides.
If you have oily skin or are blemish prone, you likely won't appreciate this "all over glow." Not only can such radiance highlight texture irregularities in skin, but also oily areas don't need any more "radiance" than they have naturally! However, everyone, no matter the skin type, can consider this an option as one of the more impressive highlighters that we've seen from any brand, including Becca.
When selectively applied, its translucent, subtle opalescence strikes a wonderful balance that lends itself to a wide range of skin tones. Whether you have a fair, medium or deeper skin tone, Backlighting Primer Filter resists looking overly warm or cool.
Packaged in a frosted glass bottle with a pump dispenser, this does include a small amount of fragrance that doesn't linger on skin, and shouldn't be a problem for most. However, if you have sensitivity concerns, we would suggest trying spot testing a sample of this first, or considering any of the fragrance-free alternatives Becca provides.
If you have normal to dry skin, you can absolutely consider Backlighting Primer Filter as an option to impart an attractive radiance to skin. If that's not your skin type, we would still recommend this as one of the better "subtle" highlighters available today, especially for the fact it manages to work for a wide range of skin tones and isn't shimmery or glittery (even in daylight).
- Unique formula that works for a wide range of skin tones.
- Works well as an all-over radiance booster for those with normal to dry skin.
- Also an impressive opalescent highlighter for any skin type.
- Contains a small amount of fragrance.