Unsung Heroes: BECCA Papaya Beach Tint

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BECCA Papaya Beach Tint

Wearing BECCA Papaya Beach Tint ($25) on my cheeks and lips, available now at BECCA counters, Sephora stores and online

Just added to my list of “Things I’d Like to Do Someday”: eat a papaya (one of my favorite fruits) at the beach (one of my favorite places).

I got the idea from BECCA’s $25 Beach Tint in Papaya, which of course I’ll be wearing when I eat said papaya at said beach. ๐Ÿ™‚


This water-resistant lip and cheek tint is one of the newer batch of Beach Tints launched last fall. Described as a “hot red” by BECCA, I call it a “hot reddish, orangey/coral.” With bad-@ss pigment. Can’t forget that.

I’ve been loving it lately, and not just because of the pigment. It’s also a cinch to apply on cheeks and lips, and all it takes are fingers.

With spring approaching, I’ve been crushing harder than usual on corals in general, and I think Papaya worn as a blush on cheeks pairs purrfectly with bold coral lip colors like Tom Ford’s True Coral and Hourglass Muse.

BECCA Papaya Beach Tint Picture

BECCA Papaya Beach Tint Swatch

BECCA Papaya Beach Tint

BECCA Papaya Beach Tint Picture

Please note the fluffy orange tum…

Like the other BECCA Beach Tints, Papaya smells and tastes almost good enough to eat. Not quite like a tree-ripened papaya sliced open in front of you at a farmers’ market on Kauai (CALGON, TAKE ME TO HAWAII!!), but still delicious — equal parts pineapple, coconut and strawberry with a sprinkle of Sweet Tarts.


The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands. ๐Ÿ™‚

Medium and darker olive lovelies and other gals with a tan, Papaya should look extra tasty on your skin tone. Give it a closer inspection next time you stop by a BECCA counter, stroll through a Sephora store, or browse around the BECCA website online.

Speaking of things I want to eat…

Blueberry pancakes for dinner?

For reasons I can’t quite explain, all I’ve been wanting to eat this week are breakfast foods. I actually just made French toast and scrambled eggs for lunch.


The French toast? Epic. I was feeling adventurous, so I tried something new — honey whole wheat bread dipped in a mix of vanilla almond milk, vanilla extract, one egg and a tablespoon of melted honey.

Seriously, my cooking ain’t all that, but these were so good they made my eyelids quiver!

It’s only been a couple hours, and I could eat another stack again…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. vanessa says:

    this looks scary but looks great on you karen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Teri says:

    I love how Papaya warms up your complexion in a very summery yet subtle way. Great for darker skintones idd! And aaaaah that picture of Tabs and his tum! <3

  3. Oooh so lovely! I love how the Beach Tints always look so crazy scary in the tube but once on the cheeks, it’s very sheer and pretty and wearable! I can’t wait to start growing my Beach Tint collection! (I only have 2 minis at the moment. Sad face!!)
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  4. Heidi says:

    The french toast you made sounds so good! I love me some vanilla almond milk. I just used some last night to make a chai latte.

    This beach tint is definitely calling to the coral lover in me!

  5. sillylilacs says:

    This color is so intense in that swatch, but it sheers beautifully on you! And loving that breakfast crave! I had one last week when all I wanted was bagels and cream cheese! Did you know there is salmon cream cheese!?
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  6. gio says:

    That’s a very pretty shade and I love how it looks on you. It warms up your complexion in a beautiful, natural way.
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  7. Olivia says:

    It looks gorg on you! Oooh I want a pancake!
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  8. Sunny says:

    Fact 1: I love ’em Beach Tints. Fact 2: I heart Hourglass Muse. Won’t take too long till I grab this one it seems! Such a perfect shade for warm-toned girls!
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  9. I love that you used Tabs as a backdrop for the product, haha. I really like tints but have trouble blending them so that they look like a natural flush. I think this would be so pretty when I’ve got my summer tan though, so maybe I’ll be adventurous and try it then.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I’m too fair to try this but it looks great on you!

  11. varsha says:

    I have been lusting on these things since you posted dragonfruit long back..I am a NW 35-40..which do you think will be better on me Karen..have to say,this looks a bit too much for me to pull off..btw,is that nars ginger under your eyes????

  12. Zoorkitty says:

    Omg how cute is that orange tumtum? Want to cuddle it. Love the Papaya tint. Been looking for a ChaCha tint dupe ( chacha tint is soooo hard to wear it does my head in) now I’ve got it! Becca! Now just need a way to get it in HongKong

  13. Zoorkitty says:

    Hard to work….not wear.

  14. Aimey says:

    PRETTY sure this’ll show up too dark on my skin tone, but it looks great on you! Very natural looking ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jen says:

    I only have Raspberry, but I really like it. It’s one of my favorites to grab and go. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  16. Is it better than benefit cha cha tint?

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