Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Whether you’re looking for shimmery, dewy, luminous, or matte, this round-up of my current top picks for peach blushes to try this summer has you covered!

  1. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper — a soft, shimmery peach
  2. Becca Fig/Opal — a luminous, peachy-beige
  3. Make Up For Ever #225 — a warm, pop of peach in a cream format
  4. Hourglass Dim Infusion — a muted peach with a soft sheen
  5. NARS Sex Appeal — a light peach with a matte finish

>> See them all side-by-side! <<

What are your favorites?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Becca 24/7 Tints Kit
Becca 24/7 Tints Kit

24/7 Tints Kit ($44.00) (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

24/7 Tints features a blendable kit with two Beach Tints and two Eye Tints to give natural-looking color to eyes and cheeks. They’re infused with vitamin E-rich, oil-free formulas to soothe skin, and they’re water-resistant and streak-free for stay-put hues. $98.00 value.

  • Romanticism Mauve bronze (Eye Tint)
  • Gilt Golden bronze (Eye Tint)
  • Raspberry Deep berry pink (Beach Tint)
  • Grapefruit Pale coral pink (Beach Tint)

Availability: Now online for VIBs at Sephora (not sure if/when it will open up to Beauty Insiders)

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Cheek Souffles
Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Cheek Souffles

Interestingly enough, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes instantly came to mind when first seeing Becca’s blush in the pots, as they both have that marbleized effect, and now, the way I feel about these is also reminiscent of the Hourglass blushes: they’re all more similar than not, and generally, they run quite warm-toned. Guava/Moonstone is a lighter, more golden (compared to coppery) version of Fig/Opal, while Lychee/Opal is the most reflective/frosted and is a warmer version of both Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone. The last two are very similar to each other with Raspberry/Opal being a tiny bit cooler-toned and a smidgen darker. Papaya/Topaz is unlike the other five, as it is much, much deeper and darker in color. Of the six shades, Papaya/Topaz, Raspberry/Opal, and Watermelon/Moonstone are the most easily used as an illuminating blush, while the other three shades are much softer and lighter on the skin, so they’ll be blushes on fairer skin tones but may only illuminate on deeper complexions. I wish there was a better variety of depth and undertone showcased in the range so it would be a more versatile selection of shades.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Becca Watermelon/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Watermelon/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Watermelon/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “coral red infused with pale gold.” It’s a muted, pink-coral with warm undertones and a gold shimmer-sheen. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler-toned, powder. MAC Lust (LE, $30.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Plum Foolery (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It delivers that “pop of color” with “illumination” that the formula is supposed to. Watermelon/Moonstone had opaque color coverage that could be blended out to sheerer color or applied more lightly and built up gradually for desired intensity. The finish on this one is less shimmery compared to the majority of the rarnge, which also made it more flattering applied as it did not emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. The consistency is airy and whipped, cool and wet to the touch, and it feels like a cream going on but quickly turns into a more powder-like product that is blends well. It has a sweet, fruity scent that I can detect in the jar but not really applied. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fadinng.

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9.5/10

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8.5/10

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Becca Raspberry/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Raspberry/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Raspberry/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “raspberry infused with golden opal.” It’s a muted, medium warm-toned plum with gold shimmer and a frosted sheen. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is more metallic, cooler-toned, powder. MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $30.00) is darker, powder. MAC Lavish Living (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Lust (LE, $30.00) is lighter. NARS G-Spot (P, $39.00) is darker, cooler-toned. NARS Lovejoy (P, $29.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is one of the “cooler”-toned shades in the range, though they all seem to be on the warmer side. It had good, buildable color payoff that was mostly opaque and could be sheered out if desired. The finish is more metallic–straddling that fine line between frost and metallic–and just very slightly emphasizes the pores on my cheeks. In person, I don’t think it’s too noticeable unless you’re really looking for it. The formula delivers the “pop of color” promised along with the “illumination.” It has a wet, spongy texture that feels airy and whipped, so it’s extremely easy to apply and blend on the skin (whether bare or over foundation). It has a slightly tart, fruity scent that I can detect in the jar but not really applied. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before showing signs of fading.

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9/10

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9.5/10

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8/10

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5/5

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “bright tangerine red infused with golden bronze.” It’s a rich, copper-shimmered reddish bronze with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is redder, less warm-toned. MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is less red-toned, powder. MAC Exotic Ember (LE, $25.00) is darker, less golden. Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $21.00) is less red-toned, powder. See comparison swatches / a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list?id=165142″>view dupes.

Of all the shades in the range, this is the deepest and darkest, but the formula is forgiving, blendable, and buildable, so it can be worn very sheerly or applied at full-strength. Becca’s newest cream blush is supposed to give a “pop of color” while still highlighting the skin, as it combines their Beach Tints and Shimmering Skin Perfectors into a single product. The texture is wet to the touch, spongy, airy, and whipped, and on the skin, it applies smoothly, evenly, and sets and feels more powder-like once on. It has a tropical, sweet fruity scent that I can detect in the jar but not really applied. One downside is the high-shimmer content did just slightly emphasize pores along my cheeks–not too noticeably but still a bit. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours when I tested it.

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9/10

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