On the day that that snow is descending upon the nation, I have the pleasure of reviewing a lovely product that transports me to sunnier climes (in my imagination at least!!). I was extremely chuffed to be asked to review one of the latest products to join the BECCA family: Beach Tint in ‘ Strawberry’ – a ‘water resistant colour for cheeks and lips’. It contains anti-oxidant vitamin E, to moisturise and protect and is preservative and paraben free.
I do love the BECCA brand. With 30 shades of foundation in the range it caters to women of all ethnicities and skin tones.
I have to be honest though, tints have never really worked for me – the colours are often too sheer and do not show up on my skin at all. Some of the famous tints such as Benetint and Posietint by Benefit are unfortunately a case in point. As much as I adore the Benefit brand – the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ packaging and quirky counters are a joy to browse – I have found that much of the makeup is just not pigmented enough for my chocolate skin tone…
Thus, I was pleasantly surprised by the rich pigmentation of the BECCA tint. The Strawberry shade is a deep orangey red, which blends effortlessly to produce a warm orange hue on my skin…just perfect for summer (I love wearing orange on my lips and cheeks when it is sunny outside).
The tint can be built up to intensify the colour and it also has a subtle strawberry scent that really lasts. It certainly lived up to its ‘streak –free, kiss-proof’ claims (which is good news for Valentine’s Day)!! I wore it on my lips and it withstood cups of coffee, lunch in the office and a few munchies too (alas – kissing was somewhat absent during my trail, maybe my luck will change on February the 14th)! The tint does give a matt finish on the lips and personally I prefer more of a glossy look – however I put a slick of golden lipgloss on top which did the trick!
Beach Tint would be perfect for both your summer holiday or sunny days in the city…so on that note… roll on summer!
Find out more about BECCA here:www.beccacosmetics.com
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Just 6 days until Christmas!! How are you tackling the mission that is the big ‘Christmas Shop’ ?
Well, if you are looking for inspiration, I would highly recommend a gift from the Australian make up brand BECCA!
The lovely ladies at the BECCA London office invited me to an exclusive industry event last week, which was hosted at the newly renovated boutique, located on Pelham Street in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea!
As I had mentioned in a previous blog post, I had learned about the BECCA brand when it was sold in Space NK – but this was the first time that I visited the stand alone boutique.
The interior is a blend of the sumptuous textures of descendant chocolate velvet and sparkling mirrored panelling and lighting which creates a chic interior that is both welcoming and luxurious.
If you have to buy a present for a cosmetic obsessed friend or family member – you really can not go wrong with a choice from BECCA, as the brand has a range suitable for ALL skin tones, plus many other services that I for one would be extremely happy to find under my tree.
Game, Set, MATCH
It was so much fun to further explore the product range. The foundation range is fabulous – as a black woman, I know that finding a shade that suits not only my complexion, but works well with my skin type (which is slightly on the oily side – a common feature of dark skin) can often prove to be a challenge. I did find my match – the Stick Foundation (£30) in Almond. It literally disappeared upon application…perfection! I also really liked the Shimmering Skin Perfector (£33) in Topaz – fantastic for creating a dewy finish – perfect for the party season! The water-based moisturiser has a SPF of 20+ and light-diffusing particles of shimmer that creates instant radiance and vitality.
Make – Up MaestroBECCA is loved by the professional MUA – and you too can gain the skills to enhance your beauty by attending the Introduction to Make-Up Application 2 day course at the BECCA Make-Up Academy. Perfect for the fashion aware, professionals who need to maintain a polished appearance at all times, or the busy mother who wants to enhance her personal makeup routine. Taught by a BECCA International Makeup Artist, the course focuses on skincare, makeup preparation and brush use. During the course, attendees will also receive an exclusive 30% discount on all product purchases!!
I really enjoyed the event and will be definaitly following the brand in the New year – not only did it celebrate it’s 10th birthday this year, it was also featured as the runner up in the inaugural category for the ‘Best New Product for Darker Skin’ in the 2011 Grazia Beauty Awards – as voted for by…US!
Who’s going to argue with that?