Lately, like a good love song, Becca Eye Tint in Romanticism ($24) has been my weekend jam! Since I havenâ€™t been in the mood to wear a full eye look on Saturdays and Sundays, I’ve been turning to this creamy eye tint in a tube.
A lightly tinted mauve with silver shimmer and a finish with a glint of gloss, this cream-to-powder eyeshadow from Becca’s Balearic Love collection may not be flashy, but I sure do like how it looks. I love that when I stand a few feet away from a mirror, I can tell that I’m wearing a little color on my lids, but I don’t feel like I’m wearing a ton of makeup.
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It’s one of those products that doesn’t broadcast itself over the loudspeakers, if you catch my drift. People will think to themselves, “Pretty! She did something different with her look today, but I’m not sure exactly what…” Like getting highlights a shade or two lighter or darker than your natural hair color, Romanticism might not be obvious at first, but it’s easy to spot upon closer inspection.
With a dewy finish, it looks a little bit wet to me, like a raven-haired mermaid’s lids when she pokes her head above the water.
And speaking of water, that’s something Romanticism was designed to resist. It does a decent job, too, holding up fine to rainy days and light workouts. Now, I wouldnâ€™t wear it to spend the day at the beach or pool, but it can stand a little water (for a full day of frolicking in the surf, the Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams might be a better bet).
Romanticism unblended (left) and blended (right)
If I’d had access to Romanticism back in college, shoot — I probably would have worn it every day! It seems like I was always running behind in the mornings back then and often looked a little tired (ya know, from all the “studying”). Romanticism would have helped.
And it only takes a minute to apply. First, I prep my lids with NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Primer, and then squeeze a dollop out from the tube. I pat that all over my lids, where it lasts for about six hours.
Oh, you can even layer it beneath powder shadows to give ’em extra dimension.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Becca counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
More kitty noms!
En lieu of actually doing something productive this afternoon, I got to know Today is Caturday. It’s a mecca of amazing kitty randomness, like pics of cats balanced precariously on pieces of furniture, videos of cats trapped in laundry baskets, and the occasional tabby tattoo.
Welcome to my future!
I don’t have much lined up for tonight other than working on my taxes. I’m gonna try to finish in time to catch the results episode of The Voice (did you watch last night?). I’m pulling hard for Jamar Rogers, the guy who did the cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. Check it:
Kind of an awesome cover, right? I think he did the song justice.
Whatever you’re up to, I hope you’re having a good night. Talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,