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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Papaya/Topaz

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Lychee/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink infused with golden opal.” It’s a medium, peach-shimmered coral with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is lighter, powder. NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is warmer, more orange, powder. NARS Orgasm (P, $29.00) is pinker, powder. MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $30.00) is less metallic, powder. See comparison swatches / a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list?id=165134″>view dupes.

The Shimmer Souffle formula is supposed to add a “pop of color” to the cheeks while also illuminating the skin. Lychee/Opal really seems to achieve the concept Becca was going for, as it yields noticeable color while illuminating the skin, but not in a way that emphasizes pores or looks too heavy. It manages to give skin a luminous sheen that doesn’t look oily or overly dewy. I wouldn’t say it softens the look of pores or skin imperfections, only that it doesn’t make them look more prominent. The texture is airy, whipped, spongy, and wet to the touch, and it blends easily on the skin whether applied over bare skin or over foundation (I used liquid). It has a sweet, fruity scent that I can detect in the jar but not really applied. This particular shade wore well for almost eight hours before it started to look faded.

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Lychee/Opal

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Friday, May 9th, 2014

Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Guava/Moonstone Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “coral infused with pale gold.” It’s a light-medium, golden bronze with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is more muted, less warm-toned. Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more champagne. MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is a smidgen lighter, powder. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is a touch darker, powder. See comparison swatches / a href=”http://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list?id=165114″>view dupes.

The Shimmer Souffle formula is supposed to add a “pop of color” to the cheeks while also illuminating the skin. The texture is spongy, wet, and almost cool to the touch, while the color can be applied as a sheer wash of barely-there color and more obvious shimmer to semi-opaque color and shimmer. Fig/Opal was less shimmery compared to this one, as I felt like Guava/Moonstone did emphasize pores slightly. This shade would also be better on lighter skin tones than mine, as the color was barely visible on my medium complexion (it ends up being primarily a highlighter on my complexion). It’s easy to apply, blend, and wears seven and a half hours on me.

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Guava/Moonstone

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Becca Fig/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle
Becca Fig/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle

Becca Fig/Opal Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “nude infused with golden opal.” It’s a light-medium, gold-shimmered coppered-peach with a soft, frosted sheen. Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, more metallic. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is yellower. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The formula is described as a “four-in-one air-whipped souffle formula that adds a flush of color to cheeks.” It is supposed to give a “pop of color,” “stain to give staying power,” illuminate, while also being water-resistant. The formula takes Becca’s Beach Tint and mixes them with their Shimmering Skin Perfector. Initially, it looked almost like a loosely pressed powder in the glass jar, but it is, in fact, a souffle–it’s spongy, wet, and airy. Visually, they appear similar to other marbleized formulas, like the recent Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, but the formula here is much more shimmery–there seems to be an emphasis on the shimmer or illumination effect over color. On my medium skin tone, it yields a darker peach color with a golden champagne shimmer-sheen finish. It doesn’t emphasize pores (but it doesn’t soften them), is easy to apply and blend, and sits well on the skin (over bare skin or over liquid foundation). I have normal-to-dry skin, which is closer to normal these days, and it lasts seven and a half hours on me before starting to fade. I wish it was in different packaging, because the glass jar’s opening is on the smaller side (think your more typical cream eyeshadow jar), so getting your favorite blush brush in might take a little maneuvering. I bought all of the shades in the formula, and as I finish testing them, you’ll see reviews for additional shades become available.

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Fig/Opal

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

NYX Dusty Rose Blush
NYX Dusty Rose Blush

NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “matte rose pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. NARS Anguilla (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer, cream. Divergent Misty Rose (LE) is darker, warmer, less pink. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is cooler-toned, more shimmery. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is lighter. bareMinerals Glamour (LE, $19.00) is lighter. NARS Love (LE, $29.00) is warmer. Tarte Elevated (LE, $26.00) is browner, less pink. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #330 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a more buildable formula that can be applied more subtly but is still very pigmented and can be applied with true-to-pan color. The texture of Dusty Rose is very soft, silky, and smooth–but it can be a little powdery, so use a lighter touch with your brush to avoid kicking up excess product. The pigmentation was excellent; it was easy to get full-color coverage, but it could also be sheered out or applied with a lighter hand for a softer blush. When I wore it on my cheeks, the color was true for seven and a half hours before it started to fade.

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Dusty Rose

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a soft, muted medium orange with warm undertones and a gold micro-shimmer that translates into a satiny finish. YSL Orange Fougueux (04) (P, $40.00) is darker. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, powder. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, redder. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Irresistible (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, powder. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Frivole (P, $43.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some lip color comparisons.)

The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush formula is a liquid product that can be used on cheeks or on lips. What I’ve been liking about it primarily is really that it can be worn on lips without leaving them feeling like they’ve been through a war, and that they apply well and wear nicely on cheeks, too. A product that is designed for both of these things and that can actually do both well is difficult to find! The texture is thin, velvety, and gel-like all at the same time, and it feels creamy and slightly emollient initially, but it quickly (20-30 seconds) turns to a powder-like texture and finish on the cheeks that’s easy to blend. However, on lips, it retains a glossiness that lingers for two to three hours, before it wears down to more of a slight sheen. This shade had rich, intense pigmentation whether used on cheeks or lips, and a little goes a long way as a blusher. As a lip color, it wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, and as a cheek color, it wore well for eight and a half hours. It has a sweet, mango and grape scent but no discernible taste.

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Corail Affranchi (07)

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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