I have often steered clear from cream blushes because I found that wearing them over full coverage foundations made for patchy application and difficult to blend, so I usually looked like a circus runaway or like I got beat up, bad . . .
Because my skin is not perfect, I always wear medium to full coverage foundations, even in the boiling hot summer . . . but the air-whipped Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé is a dream to blend and is a gorgeous illuminating cream blush.
So what is this marvelous marbled wonder?
Becca has made two products synonymous with their brand . . . their Beach Tint and Shimmering Skin Perfector™ The think tanks at Becca combines the two products and the mousse-like, bouncy cheek stain/highlighter/illuminating blush was born.
Becca claims that this lightweight formula has four distinct qualities that make it unique
A powder to add a pop of color, a stain to give staying power, (true)
An illuminating highlighter and a cream to deliver a flawless finish (This is especially true with bit the shades I got.)
Water-resistant (not sure, it is long-wearing though)
Each pot combines Becca’s bestselling Beach Tint with a Shimmering Skin Perfector™ for effortlessly buildable, complexion-enhancing color, soothing hydration, and a youthful glow.
They are also formulated without parabens and sulphates (short form . . . it’s not harmful to your skin)
These shimmering skin soufflés have a marbleized effect. They come in little glass pots with a silver screw top with ‘Becca’ name etched around the top. The bottom of the pot has the shade name.
It has a beautiful, tropical scent that out of this world but as difficult as it is, you will have to stop sniffing it and put it down in order to use it. They have a unique bouncy, mousse-like texture, if you press on it, it bounces right back . . . super cool!
The shades I have are Lychee Opal and Papaya/Topaz
Lychee/Opal is a beautiful pink with a champagne shimmer. I applied it over top my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation with a Real Techniques stippling brush and it blended effortless onto my skin.
My foundation did not move and it required minimal effort to sheer it out. I did notice the illumination but once sheered out, the colour is not true to pan.
It looks like a hot pink in the pot but sheers out to a beautiful light pink that serves a dreamy wash of colour that looks very natural and makes the skin look younger instantly.
Because this isn’t full on metallic, it will be very forgiving to those with fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores because it won’t settle into those and accentuate them.
I think if you are an NC40/42 in MAC, this shade will show up. If you are much deeper, this won’t.
The next shade I got was Papaya/Topaz. This looks very pretty in the pot. A deep orange with copper illuminator swirled together.
I will say that I was a bit intimidated by how intense the colour looked in the pot.
, however, once sheered out, it looked peachy and bronze. This shade suited my skin tone much better and while it showed up a lot more, the finish was just as natural looking as with the other shade with a hint more illumination.
This is a shade that brown girls like even much darker can or me rock!
Both the shades I have worked as illuminating blushes on my skin, I would imaging the lighter shades could be used as a pretty highlighter. But I will let you know how that goes when I get some more.
The other shades in the range are Guava/Moonstone, Fig/Opal, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone.
The only downside is the price for the amount of product you get. If you want to build this colour up, it will require a lot more product, so you will use it up faster.
This is a foolproof recipe . . . it’s a soufflé that will never flop!
Where to buy: www.beccacosmetics.co.za
13 Fredman Drive
Phone: +27 (0) 11 881 1440
Price: R285 for 5,7g (I know, it ssssssspensive but it is a luxury item in my opinion that is worth every penny if you get the right shade)
Have you tried the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés? What is your favourite shade? Will you pick one up or do you think a regular cream blush will perform just as well?
Let me know down below, until next time, stay blessed and beautiful.
Love you all, lots and lots