Dupe Alert! L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer vs. Becca Backlight Priming Filter.


So you got a sample of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter from Sephora, and you absolutely love the heck out of it, I mean who wouldn’t right? It’s a primer that gives you that lit from within glow, without disturbing your makeup, and every time you wear it, you know you just slayed cause everybody told you so.

Now, you just ran out of that tiny sample and you need more. But either you can’t afford to, or don’t want to spend $38 for it. Have no fear, mama is here to save the day and your cash.

The L’Oreal Magic Lumi primer is a dead dupe for the Becca Primer, and although you only get .68oz, for about $13, I think you’ll cope now that you don’t have to pay $25 for only another .32oz of product. Just like the Becca Primer, it sets your makeup and will not disturb it, adding a backlit, overall healthy looking glow from within to your skin.

It comes out of the bottle looking pure white, but when applied to the face dries down to an opalescent finish that it’s sparkly or over the top. So, there’s no white cast and definitely no flashback in pictures.

The last two pictures below are with flash.





The One departure from the Becca primer that I actually think is an improvement, is that it sets fast. With the Becca I had to wait a few minutes before applying my foundation or that would be the only time my foundation wouldn’t set and tended to slip and slide. It’s light and airy and you won’t remember that it’s on your face until someone compliments your skin. Truly. It’s also not sticky or tacky to the touch, just dries and adds a bit of warmth to the skin.

I’ve actually had this for months and use it quite regularly for my more matte foundations. I mean as much as I love a matte finish, some of my foundations like my Guerlain and Le Metier de Beaute can be a bit too matte. This softens them right up and saves me from looking too harsh and made up. The only reason that I haven’t spoken about it before was that I purchased this along with the Lumi Cushion foundation and was so disappointed in it that I decided not to waste my energy on a review, and so I spaced on writing a review for this one as well.

Final Thoughts.

If you’ve been lusting after the Becca Primer, give it a pass and try this one instead. At only $13 it’s a bargain and does the exact same job, in some ways faster. Sure you may have to purchase more often, but at the price point that’s totally ok right? Bonus, you’ll never have to throw out an expired product!

See? Sometimes expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better.

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