Becca Quartz Creme Eye Colour

Becca Quartz Eyeshadow

Becca Quartz Creme Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a golden champage with warm shimmer. This is an easy shade to apply all over the lid to add a nice layer of shimmer and warmth to the lid.

Becca recommends setting it with loose powder to make it more crease-resistant, which I interpret as “this is not a crease-resistant product [on its own].” It works well set with either powder eyeshadow or translucent powder, though–no creasing once I’ve done one of those two things. Since it’s not a cream-to-powder eyeshadow, it stays blendable for awhile, and it has a creamier consistency, which makes it workable as a cheek highlighter, too.

Nice but necessarily a must-have.  Becca can be hard to find in person (I have never seen it myself–I got this shade from a HauteLook sale), though.  It’s also a bit pricey at $28, relative to other high-end brands and their cream eyeshadows.

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Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules Face Palette

Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules Palette

Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules Face Palette ($45.00) has me at odds! I do and don’t like this palette. I do LOVE the new and exclusive Pot Rouge shades to this palette. I also adore the packaging–I just think it’s cute and fits so well with the theme. I absolutely do not like the eyeshadows included in the palette, and I really disliked both of the sparkle eyeshadows.

My dislike of those two eyeshadows actually overwhelmed me for awhile, because I kept giving this palette a look of disdain. Once I sat down to write the review, though, I realized that only two of ten products weren’t so hot. I do think the Pot Rouges are really the highlight out of this palette, because they are wearable, flattering shades. Both shades are exclusive to the palette, as are the two lip glosses and Eclipse eyeshadow. (Ivory is permanent; Lightning, Orchid, and Crystal Gold have been in previous palettes.)

The palette contains 0.02 oz. Creamy Eye Pencil, 0.04 oz. x4 Eyeshadows, 0.07 oz. x2 Pot Rouges, 0.04 oz. x2 of Lip Gloss, and 0.04 oz. Glitter Lip Balm. After going through the math, the palette is a good deal. It’s not a fantastic deal, but it’s not a rip off. You get about $10 worth of Eyeliner, $20 worth of Eyeshadows, $15 worth of Sparkle Eyeshadows, $10 worth of Pot Rouge, $10 worth of Lip Gloss, and $5 worth of Glitter Lip Balm–so somewhere around $65 to 70 in value.

I don’t feel like this is a great palette for teenagers. Even though sparkle is fun and they always say it’s for the young (pfft!), both shades are prone to fall out, and I think the last thing a makeup newcomer should have to deal with is that. The Pot Rouges are forgiving, because they’re so blendable, and the lip colors are natural and wear with most looks–but it’s the eyeshadows that seem out of place for a palette geared towards teenagers.

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