Most of us can attest to the fact that foundation, and in some cases concealer, is part of our everyday routine. However, since many of us have been working from home, it’s often hard to find the motivation to apply makeup of any kind. Although that is totally fine—some days, a little something to blur and reduce redness makes us feel good.
That’s where the Becca Cosmetics Zero No Pigment Foundation comes in. Since it has no pigment (it’s a skincare-makeup hybrid), it’s perfect for throwing on whenever you feel like it. When I first saw it on Instagram, I knew I needed to test it ASAP. Read on for my honest review and to find out if it’s worth the hype.
The first of its kind, Becca Cosmetics Zero No Pigment Foundation is an innovative hybrid, as it's both skincare and makeup. It’s perfect for keeping your skin hydrated with a matte finish while blurring slight imperfections.
Becca Cosmetics Zero No Pigment Foundation
Star Rating: 4.1/5
Best For: Blurring, smoothing, and hydrating your skin without foundation
Active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
Byrdie Clean? Yes
About the brand: Becca Cosmetics was founded in 2001 with the goal of creating glowing complexion products for every skin tone and color.
About my Skin: Combination with slight rosacea
Other than slight rosacea flare-ups and minimal oiliness or dryness according to the season, my skin doesn't give me much trouble. On an average day, I wear very little makeup. Usually, I throw on a BB cream or sheer-coverage foundation, mascara, brow tint, and brow gel. Though, I put on more makeup for special occasions like work events, a night out with friends, holidays, weddings, etc.
In order to add Becca Cosmetics' Zero No Pigment Foundation into my routine, I swapped out my sheer-coverage foundation. Since it’s supposed to be in place of a foundation, it only made sense to swap my foundation out to test it. I wanted to address covering up slight redness on my cheeks and add a blurring effect to my skin.
How To Apply: With your fingers
To apply, scoop up a dime-size amount onto the spatula and place the product onto your fingertips. Smooth over your face in circular motions to get the blurring and smoothing effect. Although the brand recommends a pea-size amount, I found I needed more to be able to effectively see results. Other than that, the application was the same as any other foundation or BB cream. The product has a thick consistency, almost like a winter moisturizer or night cream, which made application pretty easy.
Coverage: Very Sheer
Let me preface this by saying this product is not for full coverage. While it does blur slight imperfections like redness, oiliness, pores, etc—it does not have any pigment. For example, it won't cover your breakouts. If you want a full-coverage foundation, I wouldn’t recommend this product to you.
The Results: Blurs imperfections with a matte finish
After testing it a few times, I came to the conclusion that it definitely blurs effectively. For me, minimal redness, visible pores, and skin texture were all blurred perfectly by the product. Aside from that, I absolutely loved how it felt on my skin and how it kept my skin super hydrated. The formula offers a matte finish and conceals any oiliness.
The Value: Similar price point to traditional foundations
Coming in at $36, it’s a good value. Since it’s long-lasting and wears well, you don’t have to worry about fixing your complexion throughout the day or adding more product. Also, it’s worth noting this product works on all skin tones due to the fact that it’s clear. That said, if you want real coverage, it's worth spending your money elsewhere.
Our Verdict: A great alternative to BB creams or sheer-coverage foundations
I absolutely recommend buying this product if you love BB creams or sheer-coverage foundation. It did an amazing job blurring my skin, mattifying my slight summer oiliness, and keeping my skin super hydrated. I loved the formula and will most definitely be using it again.