Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Becca Loose Shadow

The Jewel of Your Eye with Becca

Becca Jewel Dust ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) are loose multi-purpose powders made without talc or fillers. There are sixteen shades in the full range, from shimmering champagnes to baby blues.  I picked up three shades when Becca was on HauteLook a few weeks back.

  • Erzulie is a soft lavender with a gray cast and lighter lilac and blue shimmer.
  • Luella is a gold shimmered green-toned turquoise with a deeper turquoise base.
  • Erlina is a lightened, spring green with a strong yellow undertone with a near metallic, slightly frosty finish.

One thing I really enjoyed about these was that they work nearly as well dry as they do wet. When they are used wet, they do create a smoother, more solid color, but used dry, they hold together pretty well. They worked well over eyeshadow primers as well as cream eyeshadows.

All three shades I tried out are actually colors that I don’t quite have in loose form, and the way they shimmer is very reflective and sophisticated, actually–particularly when used on eyes. I could see some of the lighter, more neutral shades being used as an all-over dusting on lids for a little oomph without doing much else.

The packaging is stylish and easy to store–small, mostly square, and just elegant. I really wish you received more for the price, though — 0.04 oz. is so underwhelming for a product that costs $24 — and it’s a little less and a little more in cost than other loose shadows by high-end brands. I’m sure most of us will not get through a single container all that quickly, though, and like most loose colors, a little goes a long way.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: I wish you got a little more product in each container, but the colors I tried were beautiful and shades I haven’t seen too often. The quality was lovely with smooth, rich color and beautiful shimmering finishes.

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Becca Erzulie Jewel Dust (Dry/Wet)

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Becca Luella Jewel Dust (Dry/Wet)

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Becca Erlina Jewel Dust (Dry/Wet)

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10 thoughts on “Becca Jewel Dust Review, Photos, Swatches (Erzulie, Luella, Erlina)

  1. diddlez

    wow!! these are really pretty!!!

  2. Mindy

    :O Toooo expensive for what they are. I have probably 400 little jars of colour without talc and fillers and mucho bigger, and the most any has ever made me dish out was $8! :)

  3. kristina

    I have a bunch of these and I love them. Sophisticated is the right word to describe the effect to look they achieve.

  4. Rachel

    Hrrmm, these are very pretty, but they look and seem to swatch just like the cheap(extremely cheap) mineral pigments you can pick up from a thousand different sellers. Hopefully they wear better?

  5. Tiffany

    these are not very pigmented at all. surprised you gave them 28 for product.

  6. Riki

    beautiful colors

  7. Helena

    My God, they’re gorgeous!

  8. Sari

    Luella reminds me of Sugarpill ‘s loose eyeshadow ” Junebug ” just without the black .

    But these are gorgeous ! I love the packaging too .