Four Incredible Becca Drugstore Alternatives Worth The Hype

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A pandemic casualty that shattered hearts of beauty lovers everywhere: the announcement of Becca Cosmetic’s permanent closure. As a BECCA cult-follower myself, I’ve been on a month-long search for the best drugstore alternatives to replace my BECCA staples. While many of my trials were unsuccessful, I’m happy to share four incredible finds. If you’re also searching for dupe-worthy products, keep reading for my favorite BECCA drugstore alternatives!


Becca Drugstore Alternative #1: Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter

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Why I Love The Original

As a staple in my makeup kit since early college, Becca’s Ignite Liquid Highlighter delivers an impressive “concentrated glow” suitable for face and body application alike. Its smooth, gel-like texture pairs well with even the thickest foundations, and its creamy consistency prevents drying. Since it’s transfer-proof and water-resistant, it’s a must-have product for hot summer days. Byrdie even named it the top liquid highlighter of 2021.

Why The Drugstore Version is Just As Good

With a price tag under $6, this NYX alternative packs a punch without the price tag. I love the smell and consistency of this product, and the shade “Sun Goddess” is nearly an identical match to BECCA’s “Topaz” shade. I apply it directly to my cheekbones and spread with this MAC brush. With over 3k 5-star reviews on Amazon, it’s safe to say I’m not the only one reaching for this magical product.

What Reviewers Say

“You only need a tiny little bit of this stuff to get a lovely glow. I put it on my temples, across the fullest part of my cheeks, a stripe down my nose, and on my cupid’s bow. Only use a LITTLE BIT and blend. I hate going without it now. I actually got this in my Ipsy bag in a sample size and ran out of it! So I had to buy a new one :)”

“I wasn’t expecting much but the glow is NATURAL and BLINDING. Use the slightest amount and build up though, otherwise you end up with an entire face with the glow. Unless that’s what you want. Not very noticeable under foundation, I recommend you put it on top, and before any setting powder. All in all, a sickening product. I’m delighted.”

-Amazon.com Reviews

Pro Tip: The lighter shade “Sunbeam” is apparently a perfect alternative to BECCA’s backlit illuminating primer.

Becca Drugstore Alternative #2: Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer

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Why I Love The Original

BECCA’sSkin Love Brighten & Blur Primer is instant gratification in a bottle. This primer minimizes the look of pores, preps skin, and leaves makeup looking flawless all day long. This primer simultaneously primes and hydrates skin through key ingredients hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and Vitamin E.

Why The Drugstore Version is Just As Good

This next drugstore alternative has gained Tiktok popularity as a replacement for Tatcha’s $52 Silk Primer, but I happen to think it’s an even better dupe forBECCA’sSkin Love Brighten & Blur Primer. It’s similar in consistency, ultra-hydrating, and smoothes pores for flawless makeup application.

What Reviewers Say

“This is definitely a “buy again!” Goes on incredibly clean and leaves your skin supple and smooth. After applying normal make up it feels just incredible and looks fabulous!”

“This is smooth, blends well with foundation and feels good on the skin. Sets well with powder. I sometimes wear it alone for a little smoother look, since it’s colorless it doesn’t look like foundation. The price is great and I’ve yet to see it in a store. I like that I can control how much to apply and a little goes a long way. It appears to wash off well. Will be buying it again.”

-Amazon.com Reviews

Becca Drugstore Alternative #3: Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter

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Why I Love The Original

BECCA’s Backlight Priming Filter does it all. The three-in-one product blurs imperfections, provides a smooth base for foundation application, and delivers the signature BECCA subtle yet radiant glow. I’ve always loved this product for its ability to delivery a light, dewy look and the perfect amount of shine.

Why The Drugstore Version is Just As Good

While the bronze shade of this $7 illuminator is my favorite alternative to the Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter, the lighter “Sunbeam” shade is even higher on my list of favorite drugstore dupes. Worn under foundation, this lightweight illuminator gives BECCA’s original hero product a run for its money.

What Reviewers Say

“I was looking for an alternative to my Becca backlight priming filter and this is much better. I like to use it under light foundation or powder foundation. And I love it on days when I don’t use makeup to have some glow.”

“I’ve used a lot of different illummizers – including some expensive ones and I always come back to this one. I apply it (sparingly) to my entire face under primer and foundation. Done right it leaves highlights exactly where you need them.”

-Amazon.com Reviews

Becca Drugstore Alternative #4: Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

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Why I Love The Original

BECCA’s holy grail highlighter is certainly worth the hype. With a surprisingly buttery texture and striking pigment, this product provides a deep, rich, all-day glow. I specifically love how this creamy product spreads evenly over even the thickest foundations.

Why The Drugstore Version is Just As Good

If you’re like me and looking for an alternative to BECCA’s “Topaz” shade, Wet N Wild has a product for you. For less than $5, this drugstore alternative boasts over 13,000 reviews with an average 4.5 rating. It’s highly pigmented with a similar, slightly less buttery texture than the BECCA original.

Good news: if you’re mourning the discontinuation of this fan-favorite product in best-selling shade Champagne Pop, no need! Smashbox announced it would offer this single color as one of two preserved products.

What Reviewers Say

“I love this highlighter because it’s so cheap, it passes my swatch test, and it’s better than other high end brands. Sometimes its compared to the dior highlighter. I had it for a few weeks now and it goes on great with a highlighting brush. I highly recommend this.”

“Simply stunning.. wears like a high end product and even better than some of my Becca highlighter honestly. No glitter in it and it’s seriously so bright and gorgeous. Blossom glow is my favorite for fair skin it’s a light pinky highlight but it’s not too pink (I dont like too much pink) it’s just perfect highly recommend.”

-Amazon.com Reviews

Looking for More Beauty For Less? Here are 3 Drugstore Makeup Items I Swear By.

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The best toner + makeup remover I wish I discovered 10 years ago.

The Charlotte Tilbury Inspired Lip Liner I wear daily.

The Shape Tape Effect for less. I’ll never go without this product.


Finally, a silver lining in the Becca Cosmetics closures. In 2020, the brand announced it would keep two top-selling products live (check them out here!) and remaining inventory can still be found on sites such as Revolve and Amazon.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Above all, I hope this post inspires you to explore a few Becca Cosmetics Dupes and see what the hype is about!

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