RIP Becca, queen of natural makeup. Luckily, there are some great alternatives

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Becca closed permanently past month, and galore quality fans – myself included – volition miss it. The Australian-born constitution marque was the archetypal to beforehand a pared-back, earthy and cool-girl aesthetic to women of each tegument tones and ages, and its prime was outstanding. Becca suffered an individuality situation astatine the dawn of Instagram, erstwhile lurid selling and dubious collaborations jarred with its signature chic look and philosophy. When it yet returned to its roots, the pandemic meant adjacent the brand’s champion efforts couldn’t prevention Becca.

Last outpouring fans reacted to the quality of its imminent closure similar saloon patrons to prohibition. Remaining banal of Becca’s leader products vanished wrong days, leaving latecomers bereft. But adust your eyes: I person been researching alternatives.

The astir faithful dupe of Becca’s deservedly celebrated Under Eye Brightening Corrector is Beauty Pie’s gratifyingly shameless Superluminous Undereye Genius (£7.24 to members, £20 to non-members, 0.14oz). Anyone mourning the original, oregon placing crippling bids connected eBay dregs, tin caput consecutive to Beauty Pie and ne'er look back. It’s disposable successful the nonstop aforesaid 2 shades arsenic Becca’s – pinkish (light/medium) for those with grey/blue circles, and peach (medium/deep) for those with brown, careless of underlying tegument code – and the aforesaid dense, creamy, less-is-definitely-more texture, and 1 could hardly descent a Rizla betwixt the 2 products.

Fans of the arsenic prized Becca Backlight Priming Filter person a trickier job. I’ve searched for a replacement, but thing is rather the same. The truest lucifer is Nars Radiance Primer SPF35 (£29, 30ml), which has the aforesaid delicate, grownup pearlescence arsenic the Becca, lone it’s delivered via conduit alternatively than pump (its SPF present is of small use, since you request use overmuch little primer than would beryllium required for prima protection). The closest pump-out primer was Becca’s sister marque Smashbox’s caller Photo Finish Vitamin Glow (£30, 30ml), perfect for oilier skins. Nearest successful effect was Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter (£34, 30ml, a staple successful my ain constitution bag), which imparts a azygous radiance and wears arsenic good connected its ain arsenic it does nether foundation. It’s besides the astir suitable for adust skins.

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Finally, my much-loved Becca Sunlit Bronzer, the astir subtle and foolproof of bronzing powders, is astir intimately replicated by Hourglass’s glowy, natural-looking Ambient Lighting Bronzer, a whopping £24 for the question size, but worthy each cent.