Celebrating 10 Years of Makeup With the Multi-Use Becca Anniversary Palettes

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Wearing the Becca Anniversary Palette in Vintage Jewel on my cheeks and lips

Oh, Starbucks Soy Chai Latte… You’ve powered me through countless first drafts. But sometimes you can be sooo demanding! Sorry, but isn’t it better to hear bad news from a friend?


It might not always be obvious, but when we meet at Starbucks in the mornings, I’m usually…asleep. Or very nearly. It’s often terribly early, but I look forward to our visits, and so I’ve made some time-saving adjustments to my regular makeup routine in order to make our appointments.

I know you’ve wondered about my cheeks…and how they can look so fresh and flushed, and how my lips can look so glossy, so early in the morning.

You see, I have a secret, and I’m about to share it with you (because that’s what BFFs do). The credit goes to Becca’s new Anniversary Palettes.

Becca recently released two $36 limited edition palettes to commemorate their 10-year anniversary (makeup-versary?), and they’re both really great for creating quick makeup looks without a lot fuss.

Both Dusty Rose and Vintage Jewel come with four cream products each (a Lip & Cheek Crème, a Crème Blush, a Lip Gloss and a Crème Highlighter) in a mix of new and old shades, which I usually use my fingers to apply (because I lack the coordination for brush work so soon after dawn). The palettes are about the size of a regular powder compact, and they come with what looks like a makeup Snuggie — a cute chocolate brown zippered pouch.

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Vintage Jewel includes 1) Lip & Cheek Crème in Snapdragon (a bright orange pink, new), 2) Crème Blush in Hyacinth (a bright watermelon pink, repromote), 3) Lip Gloss in Cosmopolitan (a deep berry shimmer, new) and 4) Crème Highlighter in Beechnut (a golden bronze, new)

One thing I admire about Becca is how well they seem to understand girls on the go, because the last thing I have time for when I’m rushing out the door at 6:30 in the morning is a smokey eye and a layered lip look with liner, lipstick and gloss. And maybe I don’t want to spend 15 or more minutes on my makeup. With the Anniversary Palettes, I can look refreshed and put-together in less than 5.

Say it’s the crack of dawn… I splash some water on my face, apply sunscreen, fill in my brows, swipe a little concealer under my eyes, and curl my lashes. Then, I grab one of the Becca Anniversary Palettes, blend a bit of Crème Blush and Crème Highlighter on my cheeks, and pat either the Lip & Cheek Crème or the Lip Gloss on my lips.

The blushes and highlighters last a good 6-8 hours on me, and the lip products, about 2 (I also have to reapply them after meals).

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Dusty Rose includes 1) Lip & Cheek Crème in Tuberose (a coral pink, repromote), 2) Crème Blush in Turkish Rose (a rosy nude, repromote), 3) Lip Gloss in Cassini (a pink, new) and 4) Crème Highlighter in Narcissus (an opalescent peach, repromote)

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Swatches from the left: Vintage Jewel Palette with 1) Lip & Cheek Crème in Snapdragon, 2) Crème Blush in Hyacinth, 3) Lip Gloss in Cosmopolitan and 4) Crème Highlighter in Beechnut; Dusty Rose Palette with 5) Lip & Cheek Crème in Tuberose, 6) Crème Blush in Turkish Rose, 7) Lip Gloss in Cassini and 8 ) Crème Highlighter in Narcissus

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Wearing Vintage Jewel’s Lip & Cheek Crème in Snapdragon and Lip Gloss in Cosmopolitan on my lips and Crème Blush in Hyacinth and Crème Highlighter in Beechnut on my cheeks

I’ve had sandy beaches on my mind a lot lately, and I think both of these palettes would be great to have on a beach getaway, or even just to spend a day lounging by a pool. And then you could whip one out to freshen your lips and cheeks with a little color before dinner.

They could also be great gym bag buddies for quick post-workout makeup (or great additions to an emergency overnight bag for, ya know, those spur-of-the-moment booty calls sleepovers).

PRICE: $36 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Becca counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I wish the lip products lasted a little longer)

No, seriously…

Is it Friday yet?


Wait — it almost is, huzzah! 🙂 I still feel like I’ve been in a fog all week long, and I think it’s the allergy meds.

Maybe a quick walk around the neighborhood will perk me up. Tabs and I will be back in a few.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. i’m obsessed with your earrings. I may have to pick this palette up!

    • Karen says:

      I got ’em at Forever21 a while back. I love the colorful gems, but a couple have already fallen out, wah!

      Which palette are you thinking about getting?

  2. CrystalCandy says:

    Hyacinth and Beechnut are super pretty on you!

    Karen, I need to ask you something. Do you have superpowers? You write so many new posts in one day and they are always so good, well written and all. You have all my admiration!
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  3. Are you wearing the new NARS duo on your eyes? The more I see it, the more I want it!
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  4. Joanna says:

    Yes Please! to the palette. An all in one palette, nothing can tops that 🙂

  5. Tracy says:

    The one with Turkish Rose is so pretty! That’s one cream blush I’ve always wanted! Having it in a palette is just perfection!

  6. EmmyJean says:

    Lol you’re sneezy face is too cute! 🙂 And dusty rose looks divine…seriously, *perfect* colors. It’s everything that I wanted the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine palette to be.
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  7. Marina says:

    This is a great way to try BECCA products! One of my favourite brands.
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  8. Becca says:

    I have always, ALWAYS wanted the Creme Blush in Turkish Rose and the Lip & Cheek Crème in Tuberose. So perfect! I am definitely grabbing one of these!

    Happy Friday!!!
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  9. Nina says:

    That picture is adorable! 🙂 And hello there Tabs!

  10. Kim says:

    Oh, Tabs. That is not an angle everyone could pull off. 🙂

    I know I keep saying this but, every time I see one of your Becca posts, I think how much I’d love some of their products. Someday I’ll actually get around to buying some. Maybe I’m still holding out hope that they may someday be listed at Sephora. 🙂

  11. Stèphanie says:

    The palettes don’t seem that exciting.. what does seem exciting is that pair of earrings you’re wearing!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Awww I love this pictures of Tabs! It’s so nice how you actually have a walkie buddy in him 😉
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  13. nina says:

    what coolours would u suggest if ur blue eyed and blonde?
    and i really need something tht actually can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips…..

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