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BECCA Ever-Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation: Oil Better Knot Stand in the Way of This Marriage

Published in: Becca, Face, Makeup

BECCA Ever-Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation

BECCA Ever-Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation ($42, and available in 19 shades)

Oh, Matte, yes! A thousand times YES!

I think I’m going to cry…

I’ve been wondering when you’d ask. You just made me the happiest girl in the world. :)

I actually thought you might pop the question that morning two weeks ago when we were getting ready for work. You were thinking about it that day weren’t you, Matte? We were standing in front of the mirror together, and I was holding on to you so tightly, and we looked into each other’s eyes, and I thought, “Yes, I could spend the rest of my life with you, Matte.”

Haha! It’s kind of crazy that we can spend all day together without driving each other nuts. Isn’t that crazy, Matte? I’ve never known a liquid matte foundation that left my skin looking so smooth and feeling so comfortable.

And the way you take control of oil on my forehead, nose and chin? — gosh, that’s so frickin’ hot. You always keep the shine away, baby, even on your own. I’ve never known another matte like that. Because of you, I don’t even need setting powder. That’s epic, Matte.

Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo

BECCA Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation in Bamboo, one of 19 shades in the line

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that you look so good in pics, haha! Oh, you know it’s true. You’re easy on the eyes. You look so natural on my skin. Not fake or mannequin-like at all. Honestly, because of problems in my past with that, I didn’t think I’d ever commit to a matte foundation…

Before you.

I love how just the smallest amount patted on my cheeks, my nose and around my chin and mouth give me medium coverage. And how if I want more opacity, all I have to do is add and blend another layer.

Before (left) and after (right) Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation

Before (left) and after (right) BECCA Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation

Now, your family — it’s big, Matte — and you know that I love your family, but are we going to invite all 18 of your brothers and sisters? Because that’s going to be a big-@ss wedding. Bigger than we talked about.

Why don’t we just call your cousin, and have her meet us at City Hall? We could elope right then and there.

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The Fab 5, Vol. 4: BECCA Cosmetics

Published in: Becca, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

Show me a picture of a beautiful beach (ideally, someplace warm), and whisper the words, “elegant makeup, Karen” in my ear, and guaranteed — BECCA is the brand that’s gonna pop in my mind.

I’m so happy to see it at Sephora again!

Ooh, there was a while there — dark, dark days — where BECCA was really hard to find here in the U.S. — like, you had to trek to small, sad counters at Neiman Marcus stores or get lucky and stumble across a Pure Beauty, so I’m glad it’s carried at a major retailer again.

How well do you know BECCA? If you’ve been wanting to get to know them better, have I got a video for you! :)

Here are my fave 5 (Fab 5?) products from the brand.

Products mentioned in the video…

Thank you for watching!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Are There Any Products You Wish You Could Find Dupes for But So Far Haven’t Been Able To Find?

Published in: Becca, Just For Fun

I love Becca Cabrera

That’s Becca Cabrera along my lower lash lines… LOVE IT!

Just one (that I can think of right now) — Becca’s Cabrera Liner.

MAN! It was a limited edition dual-tipped liner from 2012′s Balearic Love collection. It has a gorgeous dark chocolate bronzy violet on one end and a warm reddish bronzy brown on the other. I’ve looked and looked and just haven’t been able to find anything quite like it.

PLEASE, if you know of a dupe for it, I beg you, let me know.

becca cabrera

becca cabrera swatch

I have three backups (yes, I like it that much) — well, four if you count the one lurking somewhere lost in my hella messy office — but the day I finish that last one will be a dark day filled with many glittery tears…

I’ve tried to concoct something similar mixing different liners and have gotten pretty close, but it would be so much easier to just find a dupe (or encourage Becca to rerelease it, hint-hint).

If you happen to know of a dupe for Cabrera or anything else mentioned in the comments, chime in. Help a fellow huntress out. :)

How about you? Are there any products you wish beyond reason you could find dupes for but haven’t been able to yet? You never know. Perhaps a dupe exists…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy hump day.

Light Just Loves BECCA Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Published in: Becca, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Becca Rose Gold

Wearing the new BECCA Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector ($38) on my upper cheekbones

Three reasons to FREAK THE EFF OUT when you meet BECCA’s latest highlighter, the new $38 Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold…

Becca Rose Gold

Super cute pan!

1. The geometric design on the pan

So modern… So elegant…. I almost couldn’t bear to touch it with my finger the first time.

Becca Rose Gold

Don’t you want to dive right in?

2. The gorgeous rosy gold color

What is this 1849 again? The start of another gold rush? :) The pan really does look like it’s made from rose gold, doesn’t it?

It also makes skin glow, but not in that disco ball/oily way. I like this glow a lot.

Becca Rose Gold Swatch

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You Glow, Girl! Creamy, Luminous Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Moonstone

Published in: Becca, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Thank you, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone… Now if I could only wake up looking like this, LOL!

I bet Ryan Gosling would notice when you were wearing the new Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (because he’s dreamy like that!!), but odds are most people wouldn’t.

The luminizing face and cheek powder isn’t really one of those products that grabs you by the eyeballs and won’t let go, like
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick in Madame Batifole, which prompts peeps to cross busy streets to ask, “GUUURRRL, what’s on your lips!?”

Ya know what, though? That’s why I like it. :)

Moonstone gets a different kind of attention. It’s subtle, like a good perfume. Similar to when dudes wear flat-front pants pants instead of pleats, it’s not necessarily a dramatic change, but it’s a SERIOUS UPGRADE.

It’s something I’d wear when I want luminous, glowing skin that doesn’t look hella greasy.

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Moonstone’s one of three new Shimmering Skin Perfectors available now exclusively at Sephora for $38 each.

But don’t freak out the first time you swatch this shimmery yellow gold. I should warn you — it looks crazy shiny at first, but once you buff it out, ooh, baby! It’s like late afternoon sun on your cheeks…

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Swatch

And get this — Moonstone is also kind to pores and fine lines.

I should know. I have both! :) And when I wear it on my face/cheeks, I barely notice either.

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed box

The most similar products I can think of are the Ambient Powders by Hourglass, but Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors have a different texture.

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in hand

In my paw (claw?) for scale…

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