Flowers, birds, brights and BECCA — four of my favorite things. 🙂
GURL, there’s so much to like about these new BECCA Mineral Blushes that I don’t even know where to start. Bright poppy pink Hyacinth, reddish poppy Lantana and deep mulberry Nightingale are the latest additions to the brand’s bodacious Mineral Blush line, and if you have medium-toned or darker skin (or, if you just dig blushes with cray-cray intense pigment), you’re gonna freakin’ flip your hair when you see these new powder blushes.
Have you tried any of BECCA’s Mineral Blushes before? If you haven’t, then dude! — get on that ASAP. Seriously, put it on your to-do list, because their blushes are the best. THE BEST. Like, if the makeup police ever confiscated all of my other blushes and said, “K, you are hereby ordered to only wear BECCA blushes for the rest of the year…” I would actually be OK with that.
I call these my “No mo’ drama blushes” because they’re consistently high in pigment, easy to control (I can sheer them out or build them up, no problem), smooth and last up to 10 hours on my combo dry/oily cheeks. Quite a few of the shades are just plain naturally beautiful, like Damselfly…
Wait — sorry. We were talking about the new shades, weren’t we? Silly me and my easily distracted crazy cat lady mind. 🙂
Regarding the three new shades here, BECCA didn’t disappoint. They’re perfect for vibrantly flushed yet still natural-looking cheeks (think: day spent sunning and surfing at the beach).
Hyacinth, Lantana and Nightingale are smooth, long-lasting and hella bright…and perhaps maybe even a little intimidating, am I right? I can definitely see myself wanting to check myself before I wreck myself with these blushes, lest I end up looking like the babysitter who showed up at the front door wearing a crazy-@ss muumuu and too much rouge…
But please — PLEASE don’t let their intensity deter you. Give ’em a try anyway. If they make your heart leap (which they do for me), all you may have to do is slightly adjust your application method. If, when you load your blush brush, you just barely dip it into the pan and then lightly swipe the brush against a paper towel to remove most of the product, you’ll be grand. Then buff and build as needed.
Most skin tones should be able to play well with these shades, with the possible exception of the lightest lasses (although they’re worth a try). As for my darker-skinned damsels, babes! — you’re going to look incredible in any of these new shades.
And ya know what? That’s another thing I love about BECCA. They make products for a wide range of skin tones.
Big ups to brands that pay attention to all the colors of the rainbow. 🙂
PRICE: $32 each
AVAILABILITY: New in the permanent line and available now online and at Sephora and Ulta
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,