Ever since Sephora stopped carrying Becca, the line’s been harder to find than Kevin Federline (remember when homeboy was all over the place?!).
Wait — did I just use the words “Kevin Federline” and “Becca” in the same sentence? Wow. That’s gotta be a first. The line has absolutely nothing in common with K-Fed. It brings to mind fresh, easy makeup looks, luxurious textures and classy packaging. And that’s not classy with a “K.”
Today when I saw these promotional pictures for Halcyon Days, Becca’s new 10-piece collection for spring, my innards actually quivered! My love for warm, summery corals, pinks and bronzes runs deep, and I’ve been hoarding colors like these for years. The release, with products for eyes, cheeks, face, lips and nails, launches this spring at Henri Bendel stores and select beauty boutiques (prices range from $25-60 each).
Isn’t the name, Halcyon, an interesting word? Apparently, it’s Greek for the kingfisher bird, but I don’t think the bird, with its blue plumage, inspired the collection. The word also means idyllically calm and peaceful — fitting words to describe the colors in Halcyon Days.
Looking at these pics and the promo shot up top, it looks like the kind of wearable, easy makeup I might wear to a mellow brunch with the girls or a lazy weekend picnic in the park.
Becca Halcyon Days Collection for Spring 2011
- Beach Tint in Guava ($25) — This new entry in Becca’s line of multi-purpose, water-resistant cream stains for lips and cheeks is described as a fresh coral pink with a delicious guava scent.
- Mineral Bronzer/Illuminator in Serrana ($25) — An illuminating powder duo designed to give a warm shimmer to the skin.
- Mineral Powder Blushes in Flower Child and Halycon ($32 each) — Infused with fine particles of micro-shimmer, these two powder blushes give cheeks a subtle glow. Pinkish orange Flower Child has golden highlights, and Halcyon is a just a pretty coral.
- Automatic Eye Pencils in Goa and Majorca ($23 each) — The way Becca describes Goa, the first of these two new pencil liners, makes my tummy rumble. It’s a bronzy chocolate, and Majorca is an intense black. Both are supposed to be highly pigmented, long-wearing and waterproof. They also come with a built-in sharpener and a sponge tip for smudging.
- Nail Colours in Tangerine Dream, Dancing Barefoot and Summerdaze ($15 each) — Coral’s the name of the game with Tangerine Dream (a bright coral), Dancing Barefoot (an apricot) and Summerdaze (a pinkish coral). I can’t wait to give these a try. They’re supposed to be intensely pigmented and have a quick-drying formula and a super glossy finish. All good things. Oh, and they’re formaldehyde, toluene camphor and di butyl phthalate-free (say that five times fast, LOL!).
- Halcyon Days Palette ($65) — An exclusive to the Henri Bendel Fifth Avenue store in New York City. The luxury retailer just started carrying the line (which will soon be available at all Henri Bendel locations in the U.S.), and to celebrate, Becca created this five pan palette of lip and eye products.
With it, you get three powder shadows in light, medium and dark golden brown tones, a bright orangey red lip/cheek cream and one lipgloss for good luck. If you feel you need it now and don’t want to wait another minute (well, four days), Bendel takes credit card purchases over the phone. They’ll ship to any U.S. address for $12 (takes between five to seven business days), and will ship internationally as well, although, as you might expect, those shipping costs are higher. If you’re interested, the number to call is (212) 904-7959. Ask for Rusty (’cause Rusty rocks!).
If you can wait a few more days, the palette will also be available online beginning March 14 at henribendel.com.
Becca Halcyon Days PR Photos
Mineral Powder Blush in Flower Child (left) and Halcyon (right)
Mineral Bronzer/Illuminator in Serrana
From left: Automatic Eye Pencil in Goa, Automatic Eye Pencil in Majorca, Beach Tint in Guava, Nail Colour in Tangerine Dream, Nail Colour in Dancing Barefoot and Nail Colour in Summerdaze
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to Halycon Days. What do you think? Is this your kind of look, or do you prefer flashier colors?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,