Monday, May 11th, 2015

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles

Here are the other half of the new Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.), which is a lip gloss described as having a “double dose of pigment and shimmer” that is also hydrating with shine that lasts for hours. I reviewed the first half here, if you missed it! To recap, the texture of the gloss is unusual: it felt smooth, but it almost felt dry, clung to the lips, and got very tacky after fifteen minutes of wear. The way the gloss is in the tube is that there are two distinct shades, and they aren’t mixed, so you have to mix them as you apply, which doesn’t always work well. I also had issues where the gloss would leak out about one or two clicks’ worth of product, even after I used all that I had initially clicked out. The pigmentation tended to semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which sometimes applied quite unevenly.

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and fine gold shimmer. The gloss was semi-opaque and went on fairly evenly, though it wasn’t always consistently even–sometimes it didn’t mix as well as other times. It lasted for four and a half hours and was a little drying. MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. Revlon HD Citrine (550) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Riviera Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is similar. Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Raspberry/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink-berry with very fine champagne shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it didn’t look streaky on, but there was some settling into lip lines after two hours of wear. The gloss stayed on well for four hours in total, but it was a lightly drying. It was a harder-to-dupe shade, so I wish it was more hydrating and easier to wear. NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Seeking Adoration (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sixties Fan (P, $26.00) is brighter, less shimmery. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is brighter, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (DC, $28.00) is darker. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Watermelon/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a coral-orange with warm undertones and a dusting of fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. It pulls into lip lines slightly, but it didn’t worsen much over the four hours it lasted. This one was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Maybelline Glistening Coral (525) (P, $8.99) is lighter, less shimmery. Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, slightly pinker. Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is supposed to be a “double dose of pigment and shimmer” that’s hydrating and leaves lips looking smoother with shine that “lasts for hours.” I found the texture of the gloss to be very different and hard to describe; it’s smooth, but almost dry and clingy, and it’s incredibly tacky after about fifteen minutes on the lips. The gloss is “marbled” as it combines two colors, and they do, in fact, twist out as two colors, and trying to mix them on the lips is not ideal. The applicator feels like a lightly flexible, silicone, slanted tip, but it’s silicone itself is slightly stiff and again, not ideal for application. Click-type glosses also contain less products than more conventional twist-top/doe-foot glosses. After I’d click up gloss, apply, and close, when I reopened, there would always be a blob of gloss waiting. The pigmentation tended to semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which sometimes applied quite unevenly. I will review the other three shades soon!

Becca Fig/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, light-medium beige-brown with a very low-shimmer level. I don’t know if it’s just my particular product, but not a lot of the shimmery shade (Topaz) comes through on this–I think I wasted about half the gloss just trying to find it. It had semi-opaque coverage but looked streaky. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was lightly drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Uproar (336) (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery. Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Shade II (LE, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Courtly Coral (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is similar. NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Divergent Natural Virtue (LE) is darker. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is darker. Bobbi Brown Air Kiss (LE, $19.00) is pinker. MAC Peachstock (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. MAC 2N (LE, $15.00) is brighter. MAC You’ve Got It (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Browny Clap (P, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Guava/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brightened, coral-pink with fine, light gold shimmer. Mixed, it becomes a slightly lighter, washed-out coral-pink with a sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage, but it settled a bit into lip lines after two hours of wear, and you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together, which made it hard to keep even. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Buzz (324) (P, $28.00) is sheerer. Surratt Beauty Soigne (P, $32.00) is darker. Revlon HD Petalite (540) (P, $8.99) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) is sheerer. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sweet Revenge (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Lychee/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a cool-toned, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and coppery shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on somewhat unevenly. It lasted for four hours on me, but it did pull into lip lines slightly, though it wasn’t drying. Urban Decay Failbait (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Revlon HD Pink Sapphire (520) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Seeking Adoration (LE, $20.00) is darker. NARS Angelika (P, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Blush Essence (095) (P, $8.99) is darker. Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $19.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) ($38.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is described as a “golden rosy pink.” It’s a medium-dark, copper-brown with pink and gold pearly shimmer. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is a powder, darker. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is slightly more shimmery. MAC Linda (LE, $21.00) is powder, less shimmery, more orange. NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker, powder. Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is a powder. NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is redder. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is a powder. MAC Barbados Girl (LE, $20.00) is similar. Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is similar. MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $30.00) is lighter, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This is a liquid highlighter that comes in a bottle with a pump, which tends to pump out at least as much as you’d need to mix in with a base product (foundation, moisturizer, primer, etc.), so you’ll want to have a smaller sample jar on hand for excess if you plan to use it for spot highlighting. The liquid version of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors is designed to be sheer, and it is just that–sheer–though this one is naturally darker and will give a little color to the skin for fair to medium skin tones. When mixed in, I get a very, very subtle glow and warmth, but it doesn’t add really noticeable color–it’s not as if I used self-tanner, so if the darkness of the color has made you wary of mixing it with a base product, it might surprise you. The texture is lightweight, thin and almost watery (not in a bad way), which is easily spread across the skin without lifting base products, if you prefer to apply on top of other products. On its own, it wears for seven and a half hours, and when I mixed it, it didn’t interfere with the longevity of the base product.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale gold.” It’s a muted, light golden champagne with very fine shimmer and warmer undertones. Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is a powder, pinker, less shimmery. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is a cream, slightly more shimmery. Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is lighter. MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $28.00) is more sparkly, powder. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (P) is darker, powder. Tarte Champagne (LE) is a powder. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is a powder. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be a “sheer cream-liquid” that gives the skin a “soft, natural glow.” The liquid version of the Shimmering Skin Perfector is the sheerest option, though it is still a noticeable highlighter when applied on top of bare skin or foundation. I personally prefer using the liquid for mixing in with base products (like foundation, moisturizer, or primer) for an all-over luminosity, and then defer to the cream or powder versions for spot highlighting (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and so forth). The texture is thin, watery (not in a bad way), and very spreadable across the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores or look too shimmery on the skin, even when blended all-over. On me, it doesn’t seem to decrease or increase the wear of my base product, and as a standalone highlighter, it stays on well for seven and a half hours. The pump mechanism is hard to control if you want just enough for cheeks, as it tends to pump out enough for all-over.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle
Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle

Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00) (New, Permanent)

BECCA Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé is a double dose of pigment and shimmer. This lightweight, marbled gloss melts beautifully into the lips. The satiny-soft texture drenches lips in hydrating color, while brown algae extract smooths and softens for sophisticated shine that lasts for hours.

  • Papaya/Topaz
  • Fig/Topaz
  • Watermelon/Opal
  • Guava/Opal
  • Lychee/Topaz
  • Raspberry/Opal

Availability: Now at Sephora and ULTA

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette
Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette

Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette ($40.00 for 0.295 oz.) is a set of five, neutral eyeshadows with matte finishes. Those on the hunt for a warmer, muted neutrals in strictly matte finishes may like this one. All five shades had decent or better pigmentation with softer, silkier textures, where only one was on the powdery side. Unsurprisingly, the shades are more dupable than not, so if you already have your favorite neutral palette, I don’t think this is going to be a must-have.

Ombre Nudes #1 is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that blended really easily on the skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #2 is a medium brown with soft, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #3 is a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of taupe and a subtle, yellow undertone. It had a mostly matte finish. The color had decent color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that made it more buildable in practice. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #4 is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a silky, smooth texture that was easy to work with. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #5 is a dark, richer brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was the most pigmented shade in the palette, but it was also the most powdery, so it applies better in two thin layers (built-up) rather than all at once. It was a little harder to blend as well. It stayed on for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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