Holiday Makeup How-to with Becca Cosmetics: Bronze Smokey Eye, Pink Cheeks and Lips

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Product Reviews

Perfect for the Office Holiday Par-tay

Why do they call office holiday get togethers “parties”? Everybody knows the only reason you show up is because you have to!


So, what do I do when I know I’ll be subjected to this farce o’ revelry? I buy a new dress to ease the pain a bit and work some fierce makeup, of course.

This year I plan to wear a bronze, gold and khaki smokey eye with punchy pink cheeks and lips. Lynn Furge, Becca cosmetics national artist and all around cool lady, created this look just for Makeup and Beauty Blog. Pretty, yah?


The beautiful Marcella Faustini, a Bay Area in-house artist for Becca, worked her magic when re-creating the look:


To get it, Marcella used the following products:

– Becca Mattifying Primer to prep skin ($35.00)
– Becca Line and Pore Corrector to fill in spots and to smooth out lines and pores ($32.00)
– Becca Skin Color SPF 20+ as a tinted moisturizer ($40.00)
– Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter SPF 20+ as a highlighter and lumimizer ($38.00)
– Becca Concealer ($35.00)
– Becca Stick Foundation in Coffee ($39.00)
– Becca Fine Loose Finishing Powder in Mocha on t-zone only ($35.00)
– Becca Pressed Bronzing Powder in Salsa around frame of face and neck ($34.00)

– Becca Watermelon Beach Tint on apples of cheeks ($22.00)
– Becca Creme Blush in Geranium ($27.00)

– Becca Eyeliner Compact and Waterproof Sealer in Barbarella on upper lash line ($27.00)
– Becca Creme Eye Color in Antique Gold on eyelid ($25.00)
– Becca Eye Color Powder in Lurex all over lid ($20.00)
– Becca Eye Color Powder in Chintz along lash line and outer corner ($20.00)
– Becca Eye Color Powder in Shantung ($20.00) and Chnitz on lower two-thirds of lashes

– Becca Geranium ($27.00)
– Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Angel Kiss ($22.00)

Chintz Eye Color Powder – khaki-gold shimmer

Lurex Eye Color Powder – silvery-gold shimmer

Shantung Eye Color Powder – antique-bronze shimmer




To see the Becca line in the SF Bay Area, visit the San Francisco Neiman Marcus, which has a Becca counter. If you see the lovely Marcella, tell her I sent ya!

Marcella Faustini, Becca Artist



Mega Becca Sale on has a huge sale on Becca cosmetics right now. I picked up the Nut Tinted Moisturizer for $10.00 (normally 40 bucks!) and the Coffee Stick Foundation for $9.75 (usually $39.00). Many items are out of stock, but you still may be able to find a lil’ something on deeeeep discount.

Have a groovy Saturday! I’m off to the gym to do some cardio. 馃檪

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vanessa says:

    Wow I like the very clean, glowy look!

  2. Ur postively glowing, ur skin looks luminous

  3. Wow, I really love that look. You always look fab, but the smokey brown eye is really working with that lip! I need to check out Becca sometime I guess!

  4. Karen says:

    Thanks Vanessa! Is it raining down your way yet?

  5. Karen says:

    Thanks I Love MAC! Have you checked out the Laura Mercier foundation yet?

  6. Karen says:

    Christine! 馃檪 I think you’d like it. I hope you get in on that fab Sephora sale.

  7. I haven’t my finals are raping me!!!!
    Here’s my after-my-finals haul:
    MAC LLL in Inky
    MAC LLL in Greenplay
    Laura Mercier Tinted Moistuizer.
    And I think I might poke into Sephora and check out some NARS, Ive been lemming me some NARS lately

  8. Karen says:

    NICE! I love the Laura Mercier TM (more than the Oil-free foundation.

    If you don’t have them already, check out Nars blush in Amour!


  9. Thanks hun, I need all the luck in the world I love NARS blushes, I own almost all of them.Amour is too gorgeous for words!!! It’s the perfect blend of peachy and pink!! I do want to purchase some Multiples, those r a new HOT lemming these days!!! Esp in winters, when my skin becomes uber-dry, NARS Multiples r gorgeous, plus they’re moisturizing!!!

  10. lei says:

    u look fresh & lovely! love the colors & luminous glow

  11. Karen says:

    I Love MAC,

    I don’t own any The Multiples but I’m lemming them to. A few months ago I bought something similar by Laura Mercier – The Illuminating Stick in Golden Honey Glow. It’s really pretty!

    I thought of you today because I wore NARS blush in TORRID!

  12. Karen says:

    Thanks Lei 馃檪

    Hope your week is off to a good start.

  13. Amanda says:

    Hi Karen,
    I have been lurking for a while, and finally decided to post a comment. I love this Becca look!

    Similar to you, I use LM oil-free foundation for my “dressy” days. Recently I’ve been using Becca’s tm and stick foundation as everday, easy foundation. LOVE them. I haven’t tried their color products yet, but have been lemming cheek tint for a long time. And lurex e/s looks fab!

    (but I must say, in the policy of full disclosure, my favorite holiday look you have done so far is the mac one, with the purple and red MES). Thanks for a good daily read.

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for popping by to say “Hi”!

    I am still waiting for the Becca TM and stick foundation I ordered a week ago from Sephora. I can’t wait for it to come! Do you use powder over it? I can’t wait to try it!

    I’m so bummed Sephora will no longer be carrying the line. I feel ya pain on the cheek tint. I want that badly … I bet it will be handy for the gym and for summertime makeup.

    Aww, and many thanks to you for reading the blog! I’m glad it can be a part of your day. 馃檪

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