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 theyâ€™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 CrÃ¨me, a CrÃ¨me Blush, a Lip Gloss and a CrÃ¨me 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.
Vintage Jewel includes 1) Lip & Cheek CrÃ¨me in Snapdragon (a bright orange pink, new), 2) CrÃ¨me Blush in Hyacinth (a bright watermelon pink, repromote), 3) Lip Gloss in Cosmopolitan (a deep berry shimmer, new) and 4) CrÃ¨me 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 CrÃ¨me Blush and CrÃ¨me Highlighter on my cheeks, and pat either the Lip & Cheek CrÃ¨me 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).
Dusty Rose includes 1) Lip & Cheek CrÃ¨me in Tuberose (a coral pink, repromote), 2) CrÃ¨me Blush in Turkish Rose (a rosy nude, repromote), 3) Lip Gloss in Cassini (a pink, new) and 4) CrÃ¨me Highlighter in Narcissus (an opalescent peach, repromote)
Swatches from the left: Vintage Jewel Palette with 1) Lip & Cheek CrÃ¨me in Snapdragon, 2) CrÃ¨me Blush in Hyacinth, 3) Lip Gloss in Cosmopolitan and 4) CrÃ¨me Highlighter in Beechnut; Dusty Rose Palette with 5) Lip & Cheek CrÃ¨me in Tuberose, 6) CrÃ¨me Blush in Turkish Rose, 7) Lip Gloss in Cassini and 8 ) CrÃ¨me Highlighter in Narcissus
Wearing Vintage Jewel’s Lip & Cheek CrÃ¨me in Snapdragon and Lip Gloss in Cosmopolitan on my lips and CrÃ¨me Blush in Hyacinth and CrÃ¨me 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)
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,