Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Becca Mineral Blushes
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Here are eight shades of Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) that I bought when I spotted them on Sephora this past week. There is a ninth blush, Damselfly that has been out forever, but it is out of stock and I’m not certain when or if it will be coming back into stock… which I’ve apparently reviewed before (in 2012), so I’ll try to see if I still have it and redo swatches.

From what I can tell, the range has gone through a slight packaging and labeling update, but the ingredients don’t seem to have changed from existing shades when compared against the list I have from 2012. Nightingale, Hyacinth, and Lantana are brand new, though! I hope to review these over time, but for now, enjoy these swatches!

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00)

BECCA collaborated with YouTube beauty celebrity and makeup artist Jaclyn Hill to create a new limited-edition shade of their number one bestselling luminizer powder. Featuring her dream shade, Champagne Pop—a soft white, gold shade with pinky peach undertones—this creamy luminizer leaves the skin with a soft pearlized glow. It’s infused with light-reflecting pearls that beautifully catch the light, allowing your favorite features to pop. Just apply to targeted areas, or simply sweep it up on the cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose for quick, radiant perfection.

  • Champagne Pop Soft white gold with pinky peach undertones

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Becca Mineral Blush
Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush

Mineral Blush ($32.00)

Create your perfect cheeks with this effortlessly buildable formula. Infused with antioxidant vitamins for all skin types, even the most sensitive, it’s enriched with micro-fine minerals and antioxidant vitamins to achieve a natural-looking, flushed appearance. Wear it alone or layer it over BECCA’s Beach Tint for added luminosity. [Editor’s note: It appears that this is a relaunch and/or reformulation of Becca’s Mineral Blush formula. It is unclear whether Damselfly will return as well.]

  • Flowerchild Peachy pink, golden highlights
  • Gypsy Ballerina pink
  • Songbird Peachy pink
  • Sweetpea Rosy plum nude
  • Wild Honey Peachy nude
  • Nightingale Deep mulberry
  • Hyacinth Vibrant poppy pink
  • Lantana Ultra poppy crimson

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Becca Ombre Rouge Eyeshadow Palette
Becca Ombre Rouge Eyeshadow Palette

Ombre Rouge Eyeshadow Palette($40.00) (New, Permanent)

Sculpt, widen, and brighten your eyes with Ombre Rouge Eye Palette. Matte shades provide pigment-rich tones to effortlessly create a variety of looks that go from subtle to bold. These shadows are infused with green coffee oil, which awakens the eyes and smooth the lids, while a built-in priming effect extends the wear of your shadow. With warm and cool undertones that are ideal for all skintones, this palette’s versatile formula can be used wet or dry as an eyeliner.

Availability: Now at Sephora

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is described as a “golden opal pearl.” It’s a soft, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Urban Decay Glint (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $28.00) is cooler. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is warmer. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler. MAC Summer Opal (LE, $26.00) is cooler. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

If you’re unfamiliar with Becca’s liquid highlighter, here’s a summary: it’s a “sheer cream-liquid” that gives a “soft, natural glow” with a “water-light” texture. Liquid highlighters are a good option for someone who likes a more multi-tasking highlighter, and they have a tendency to run sheerer and/or subtler on the skin (but it can depend on the formulation–it is true with Becca’s, which is designed to be subtler compared to their cream and powder highlighters). It can be mixed in with other products, like your moisturizer, primer, or foundation, as well as patted over your base products. The water-like texture makes it easy to apply over bare skin. It spreads well and evenly across the skin, and it has mixed well with anything I’ve tried with it (moisturizer, primer, foundation). It also worked well patted on top of the cheeks as a more precise highlighter, but the finish is more dewy than overtly shimmery, so some may find it too subtle as a result (I would recommend the pressed for you!). Over bare skin as a cheek highlighter, it lasted for seven and a half hours on me, and when I tried it mixed with my foundation, it didn’t have an impact on the longevity.

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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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