Sunday, January 11, 2009

Becca Eye Tint Gilt

This is the second part of my Becca review.

I bought this based on the good reviews at MUA (Makeupalley). I cannot resist all creme/gel/ liquid eyeshadows. I'm always looking out for something that will last all day or through the night of clubbing. I was attracted to the bronzy and shimmery colour when I swatched it. It was something I had to have.

This dries to a powder. The look is more matt with glitter. I'm quite disappointed, I had hoped that it would be shiny like the swatch. It can be layered on for a more intense colour. In fact it can be layered on as many times as you want without it looking like a mess. I find that it is best to let it dry a little before you layer on. Once dry, little specks of gold glitter can be seen but it is not overly glittery. It is supposed to be water resistant but it didn't survive my teary eyes which I tend to get early in the mornings. It also smudges on me a little even when I have added UDPP. Gilt is great on its own but works well as an eye base too. I have been using it with MAC Green Brown Pigment. It is a really unique combination and Gilt shows off the green very well in the pigment. You have to shake the tube very well because the mixture does separate. The new Eye Tints out this Spring are Paracus which looks like a boring taupe to me and Vicuna a pinkish champagne which probably would be great as a brow highlight. I'm looking forward to swatch Paracus. I paid $49 for this. A hefty price tag for such a little tube. If Becca creates a unique enough colour perhaps I will shell out another $49 but for now I think one eye tint is enough for me.

Ratings: 2 lipsticks

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Becca Creme Blush Amaryllis

This is part of my virgin buy at Sephora last month. I am so swamped with work that I haven't had a chance to pen my thoughts about this blush.

AS you can see, all of Becca's compacts feature this slightly odd looking compact. It is rubberized so I guess that makes it sturdier as compared to compacts made of plastic. It kinda looks like a UFO. I'm quite neutral about how this blush looks although I know of some reviewers who just think this is ugly. It has a small mirror inside and has an easily opened catch. This is quite a small compact, it weighs about 3g. Very much less product that BB Pot Rouge which holds about 11ml of product. Becca Creme Blush goes for $59 whereas BB goes for about $40. So if you are talking about value for money, BB wins hands down.

Amaryllis is a very pretty cool pink colour that gives cheeks a fresh pop of colour. When worn over foundation/bb cream and under powder, the colour is a subtle pink. When over powder, the colour becomes more obvious. I love the texture of this creme blush. It is very unlike Bobbi Brown Rouge Pots which has a thicker consistency making it slightly more difficult to blend. Amaryllis is very easily blended. Although I have oily skin, this doesn't feel greasy on me. When worn over powder, this blush lasted the whole day that is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. without having me to touch up. My cheeks did not look oily or shiny. I think that is also due to the kind of base I have on.

I'm really loving the texture of Becca. I don't care that it costs more and has less product. The texture does it for me. I'm really looking forward to picking up one more in a peach tone and another nudish looking one.
Ratings: 3 lipsticks