Quite frankly, Becca Sheer Tint Lip Colour in Valentina ($24), the sole lip product in the new Balearic Love collection, surprised the heck out of me when I saw it in person for the first time. From the look of it on the model in the Balearic Love campaign, I expected a lighter pink, but on me, it begins as an intense rose.
What I love most about this lipstick is how it changes on my lips over time. What starts as an almost opaque rosy red (at least on my lips), slowly fades and wears down to a softer rosy pink. One layer provides medium coverage that then fades to a quiet pink stain.
- Flavor and scent: Both are like faint brown sugar
- Wear time: About three hours on me
- Formula: It’s pretty moisturizing, but in the dead of winter I would probably wear it on top of an even more moisturizing lip balm
- Finish: A soft shine that fades to a matte pink stain
Valentina as a stain
Forbidden lust permeates the Balearic Love collection, but I’m getting a sweeter, tender vibe from this. The color reminds me of one of my favorite wedding photos, a picture of El Hub and I slow dancing. It’s love, but in the way that says, “I’m choosing to be kind to myself.”
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Becca counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,