Blush. I love it. Sigh…
When these Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé blush thingies debuted I was all blush fiend HYPED UP man. To the max. I’m a huge fan of the Becca Beach Tints-like for YEARS. So when these debuted I was prepared to not eat for a month. Seriously. NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS A NEW BLUSH….take that Kate Moss. And I’m going to make t-shirts with that saying. Email me if you want one. 😀
But, I swatched them while in the USA and didn’t get one. Every single FREAKIN’ one had gold shimmer in it. I don’t care if you call it pale gold, it’s still GOLD. And as I’ve said a million times on this here blog, me and golds just ain’t BFFS. I’d rather my shimmers be silver. Heck, even when I buy jewellery I buy silver. I don’t wear a lot of gold. Period. And even though there was a lot of hype around these, I still didn’t get one. I don’t like hype. I rarely buy things because of hype. I like to form my OWN opinion about a product, especially at this stage in my makeup life. I’m an old lady, and truth be told, nothing is all that NEW. Really.
But review after review by fellow blush fiends like Liz @Reductionista, and even readers telling me I needed one, finally made me cave. I ordered Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé in Guava/Moonstone. It was described as a coral. So how could I go wrong, right? Corals are great blushes, period. If I was to pick my favourite blush shade-the one I buy the most-the one that ALWAYS looks good no matter what?-it’s coral. And so”click” the order button is what I finally did. There’s no Becca at ANY of the Sephoras in Edmonton which is funny to me, because when Sephora first came to Canada, they carried Becca and the products were definitely here 10 years ago. Hopefully, they come back soon, since I know they’re in some Toronto locations.
Pretty, huh? It’s a mousse texture. Much like my beloved yet far gone and discontinued Lancome Magique Blush Soft-Radiant Mousse Blush that I adored. I have no idea why Lancome stopped making them, but I sure do miss them. These new Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé blushes are exactly the same product, which makes me happy? Yet sad that everyone thinks that these are all new and revolutionary. Not so much, sorry young ‘uns. This is a true case of if you’ve liked and worn makeup for a long enough time, you’ll see stuff re-emerge and try to Phoenix up as something new. Like clothes. Same thing happens with makeup!
The only difference between these Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé blushes and the Lancome ones(at least as much as I can recall-hello, I’m getting old if you can’t tell by the grey hair, so sometimes I don’t remember stuff that well. But blush memory? It’s makes a pretty definite implant in those synapses I have to say) is that there’s a bit more shimmer in them. You know… all that GOLD. Becca likes gold. Must be the Aussie sun or something, but gold is their favourite shade for sure. Their highlighters all have a gold tint.
But all my fears of too much gold, too much sparkle are unfounded! I like it! It takes a bit of layering to get the desired effect though, meaning they’re not extraordinarily pigmented. I used a brush, but I think fingers would work better for application. But for me? Layering-that’s a good thing lately. I’d rather build up my blush to the pigmentation I want as I get older. I like to control my blush. I’m not quite ready to rock that strong, old lady ROCKIN’ MA BLUSH IN MY WHEELCHAIR look just yet. Gimme a couple more years, will ya? I have this goal to be bloggin’ about beauty in my 70s and 80s in a nursing home :D. You know it’ll happen.
Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé Guava/Moonstone is a gorgeous coral, terracotta, goldy, healthy sun-kissed kinda’ blush. All that gold shimmer I was so scared of just looks amazing on your skin. You need to try one. I’m already trying to resist to click the order button for the Lycheé one…BLUSH RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Heyyyy, that’s another great t-shirt, right? Again EMAIL ME. Seriously. I’m going to make these t-shirts happen. 😀
Oh, and by the way? These Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé blushes last all day! They actually stain your skin, just like the Becca Beach Tints do! Take a look at my arm hours after the swatch! And I even used a makeup removing wipe right after I swatched, so yeah…these blushes LAST baby. They are supposed to be water-resistant and all that, but since I’m land-locked over here, I can’t really attest to that blush claim. But I do think they’ll last in hot sweaty weather that’s for sure.
As I blush fiend, I feel the need to say whether the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé blushes are a must have. I have a hard time saying that any makeup product is a must have. But this is a case of something old has become something new, so if you are too young to remember when these moussey blushes came out, it’s worth a try! It’s a really different blush experience. Not like a cream blush at ALL. It’s like blush air.
If you are lucky enough, then you can find these lovelies at your Sephora! Otherwise, order them online like I did.
Whaddaya’ think? Do you have one of these and love them? Or have you been afraid of all the gold shimmer like I was? Honestly, don’t be. It just translates to a really pretty, healthy glow!