Becca Blushed with Light Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Becca Blushed with Light Palette
Becca Blushed with Light Palette

Becca Blushed with Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.46 oz.) is a medium-size, plastic compact that contains three blushes–a neutral-to-warm pink, orange-brown, and pink-coral. One shade (Wisteria) is new and exclusive to the palette, while the other two shades are available in the Becca’s permanent range. If you don’t mind your blushes more pigmented, then I think you might like this palette–two shades were rated lower because they weren’t as subtle/buildable as described. I wish the texture of Snapdragon was smoother and softer, more like the full-size version, but it looked the same applied to the skin, so the difference isn’t as noticeable in practice.

Value

  • Mineral Blush: $32.00 for 0.20 oz., palette contains 0.33 oz., $52.80 worth of Mineral Blush
  • Luminous Blush: $34.00 for 0.21 oz., palette contains 0.13 oz., $21.05 worth of Luminous Blush
  • Value: $73.85

Wisteria is a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly dusty but not dry-looking on the skin, and it was easily blended across the cheeks for even coverage. It had medium, buildable coverage–which is what the formula is supposed to have–that can be applied at near opaque coverage. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Tarte Empowering (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blushbaby (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler, lower quality (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Divergent Misty Rose (LE, ) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (DC, ) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Love (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Songbird is a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly pigmented (not really buildable, as it is supposed to be!) with a more powdery texture. The good news was that it still applied easily and blended well on the skin, so the powderiness didn’t translate when applied and worked into the skin. On me, the color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Coral Beams (P, $13.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Flesh Beauty Glaze (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Perfect Bronze (Right) (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ibiza (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snapdragon is a bright, medium pink-coral with gold shimmer. The version in the palette is a lot pinker and brighter compared to my standalone, which looked warmer both in the pan as well as swatched. Though this formula is described as subtle and that it can be used as a “blush topper,” it was actually intensely pigmented and a little went a long way. You would need the barest amount to layer on top of a blush, otherwise the strength of the color in Snapdragon would overwhelm whatever blush you were wearing. The texture was firmer and stiffer in the pan, and it felt different compared to the other two shades well (and different from my standalone version of Snapdragon), though the blush looked fine applied and blended out without issue. It wore for just over eight hours on me before fading. MAC Cheeky Bits (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Panic (Right) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 9 Coral (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Simmer (LE, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva CR030 (P, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (PiP, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hibiscus (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Blushed with Light Holiday 2016 Blush Trio

Becca Wisteria Mineral Blush

Becca Wisteria Mineral Blush

Becca Wisteria Mineral Blush

Becca Songbird Mineral Blush

Becca Songbird Mineral Blush

Becca Songbird Mineral Blush

Becca Snapdragon Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Snapdragon Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Snapdragon Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Snapdragon Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Snapdragon Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Becca Snapdragon Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

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Becca Holiday 2016 Blush Trio $34.00/0.48 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette
  • Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Given the difference in quality and coloration you’ve described, do you think this palette or the stand-alone shades are a better value?

I’ve been wanting to try some of the Becca blushes and was thinking that this would be a nice option given how costly the single shades are, since it offers more variety at a significantly lower price, but I’m really disappointed to see 2/3 with B- scores.

If the firmness of Snapdragon wasn’t there, I would definitely recommend the palette as a whole. It would be hard to finish a full-size blush, and these are big enough not to feel awkward. Snapdragon might get softer as the first few layers get worn down, too, so there’s that possibility, and it doesn’t really get reflected *on* the skin, which is really where it counts the most.

It’s just hard for me to go all in on a rec when I know one shade just doesn’t have the texture it should 🙁

Even with its flaws, I can see this one being a decent blush palette. Not 100% sure I will get this or instead get Tarte’s Blush palette? Or any cheek palette, and instead just get Tarte Seduce since I still intend on getting Techno Cumbia and when MAC reissues Taraji Glow to us who received the wrong product.

Tarte’s definitely has more variety – more bang for your buck, I suppose. I’d go with the one you’d use more often, though!

I don’t normally purchase early platinum exclusives simply because I prefer to see reviews first, but I loved the Jaclyn Hill face palette so much that I jumped on this and redeemed my points. I haven’t noticed any texture issues with any of my shades. My only thing is the word, “Becca” isn’t level on the center blush. I love the blushes themselves though. They feel very buttery and blend like a dream.

I’m hoping they make Wisteria permanent. That color looks simple, but gorgeous! They def could use a lighter, more neutral toned blush in their line.

I just tried my palette out today – you are NOT kidding about the pigmentation on Snapdragon! I barely touched it with my Goss #14 and still picked up enough for a very noticeable flush. I don’t notice any issues with firm press, but I don’t own the full-size of that one.

The colors are pretty, but I have dupes except for Songbird. I tried to grab Songbird at 50% off during the Ulta 21 days of beauty, but it sold out too fast. But I heard they often put Songbird into palettes, I’ll wait for the next kit.

I have enough blushes anyway but part of me still wants this palette. I’ve been eyeing Songbird and Snapdragon for a while now and I like the looks of Wisteria so far too. I just hope I enjoy the quality of them

Hey Christine do you know if Becca are coming out with any other holiday products this year? I’m Canadian so can’t shop at Ulta but would like to get my hands on a Becca holiday palette thru Sephora but I haven’t heard of any being released?

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