Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Becca Sweet Pea Mineral Blush
Becca Sweet Pea Mineral Blush

Becca Sweet Pea Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “rosy plum nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. I really didn’t see the rose/plum tones in it; even in the pan, I feel like I’m stretching to see rose/plum. Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler. Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Liberating (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. Becca Fig (P, $25.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Cheeky (79) (LE, $38.00) is darker, glossier. Too Faced Peach Beach (P, $30.00) is lighter. Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, ) is lighter, warmer. NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker. Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The color payoff of this shade was more in line with what the formula is supposed to be–buildable–as the color was semi-sheer to semi-opaque. It had a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t powdery nor was it too firm. It applied with ease, as the powder diffused softly along the edges and didn’t turn patchy or appear uneven in the end. This could be more like a satiny bronzer for some skin tones that won’t get too bright, as there is a muted quality to the color overall. On me, the blush lasted for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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Sweet Pea

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Becca Songbird Mineral Blush
Becca Songbird Mineral Blush

Becca Songbird Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark copper with hints of brown and soft, gold frosted shimmer. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Unapologetic (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Fervor (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Linda (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Craving (Right) (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The blush had good, mostly opaque color payoff with great ease, and at this point, I’m honestly surprised Becca went with a “buildable” marketing push on these when the majority of the range is rather pigmented! The texture is soft, lightly dense and almost creamy, with excellent blendability–it nearly applied itself as it was diffusing as I applied it. While it had a more shimmery finish than some shades in the line-up, it didn’t emphasize pores and sat naturally on the skin. The finish is definitely more subdued than Becca’s more famous pressed highlighters, as a reference point. On me, the powder wore for just over eight hours before I could tell it was fading.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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Songbird

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, July 20th, 2015

Becca Nightingale Mineral Blush
Becca Nightingale Mineral Blush

Becca Nightingale Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “deep mulberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Chanel Rouge (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier. Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is warmer. NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, more muted. Surratt Beauty Rougeur (P, $32.00) is darker. Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Of the shades I’ve tried, this one seemed to have the least shimmer and sheen, but it wasn’t quite matte; as I buffed and blended the powder into the skin, it retained a natural finish that was less than a true satin but definitely not matte. It had mostly opaque color payoff (which makes it less true to the “buildable” quality of the formula), which may be great for some but too much work for others. I would recommend using a lighter hand or a more feathery brush to start off with this to figure out how much (or little) you need for your particular skin tone and application style. The texture was firmer than all of the other shades, and there was a slight dryness to it yet it wasn’t really stiff. It wasn’t quite as easily blended out as the majority of the line, but it wasn’t a lot of extra effort in comparison, which was good news. This shade wore for eight and a half hours before fading around the edges.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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Nightingale

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Becca Lantana Mineral Blush
Becca Lantana Mineral Blush

Becca Lantana Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as an “ultra poppy crimson.” It’s a bold, brightened medium-dark orange with strong red tones and a golden satin sheen. MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Fira (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. theBalm Cobbler (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Squint (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

If you love your blush ridiculously pigmented and true-to-pan, then this blush might be up your alley! On the other hand, if you were hoping for the buildable formula that Becca describes, you’ll find this to be much too intense. The pigmentation is rich where you don’t need much (the barest tap of the brush on the surface yielded plenty of noticeable color on my cheeks), and the saving grace is the formula remained quite blendable, which is really a must with such an opaque shade as this one. The more I blended it out, the less orange and more of a warm red it looked on my skin tone, but it may look redder or more orange depending on your coloring. The texture was firmer and less dry compared to the shimmery shades, but it wasn’t stiff. The color stayed put for almost nine hours before there was any color breakdown.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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Lantana

B+

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9/10

Pigmentation

6.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush
Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush

Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “vibrant poppy pink.” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. MAC Supernova (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer, lower quality. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Mata Hari (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Whole Lotta Love (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, more muted. Chanel Affinite (65) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery. MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is more muted. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more muted. NARS Panic (Left) (P, ) is lighter. Sephora Collection Love Sick (22) (P, $15.00) is lighter, more muted. Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It was intensely pigmented–by no means buildable–to the point where you’ll want to use a lighter hand when applying (and fairer skin tones may want to use a more feathery, airy brush as well) as a little goes a long way. The texture was soft, firmer than the more shimmery shades, but still easily blended during application. The color didn’t turn patchy or appear uneven, despite it being such a rich color (which I naturally over-applied the first time I used it!). I suspect this will look cooler-toned on those with naturally cool undertones, as one I diffuse it, the color looks warmer on me due to my undertones. The color lasted for nine hours before fading slightly.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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Hyacinth

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

7/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush
Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush

Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “ballerina pink.” It’s a light-medium, cooler-toned pink with warmer gold shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted sheen. Illamasqua Lies (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Azalea in the Afternoon (LE, $27.00) is warmer. Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Boba (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It had decent to good color coverage that was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a strong sheen. It’s the type of blush that looks as if you applied a separate highlighter over your blush, because the underlying color seems less connected to the warmer sheen. The texture was blendable but a little powdery, slightly dry, though it looked good on the skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading along the upper cheek area.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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Gypsy

B+

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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