Becca Merlot is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Becca Merlot Ultimate Lipstick Love ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, red-burgundy with cooler undertones and a glossy, luminous finish paired with ultra-fine pearl. It had more shine and slip compared to most shades in the range, so it was actually rather impressive how well the color applied overall. It could have applied more evenly to the inner area of my lips, but it didn't seem to sink into my lip lines or feather outside my natural lips.
The consistency was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, which was comfortable to apply and to wear. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which wore well for six and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and was hydrating to wear.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
These lip colors are made with pure color pigments coated in light-reflecting oils to deliver luxurious color with up to eight hours of wear in one swipe. They are also formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and moisturizing olive and avocado oils to visibly soften with a satin finish.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, BIS-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Alumina, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ceramide NP, Polydecene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Tin Oxide, Saccharin, Sorbitan Oleate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Ceramide NG, Fragrance (Parfum), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200)]
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