Roses Are Red Before They’re Pink With Becca Sheer Tint Lip Colour in Valentina

Published in: Becca, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

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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.

The basics…

  • 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

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becca valentina swatch


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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.”

PRICE: $24
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Becca counters and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Joanne says:

    This looks like a great My Lips But Better lipstick. I wish the wear time would be a little better. I haven’t tried any Becca products yet but I’ve always wanted to.
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  2. Becca says:

    So glad you did a review on this–I’ve been eyeing this Sheer Tint Lip Colour and the eye palette for a little while now…it looks beautiful on you!
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  3. germs says:

    this looks perfect for a romantic first date! one thing i’m always struggling with is prolonging wear-time on my lipsticks though, they always wear off after one hour or so on me simply because i’m always guzzling coffee or some other caffeine drink. do you have any tips to prolong lipstick wear time?

  4. Nina says:

    That is the sort of lipcolor i go crazy about – seems flattering to most skin tones and oh-so-easy to wear!

  5. Awww how sweet! Your concluding statement makes me want to grab this lipstick! xx
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Swatch & Review: Could Fairy Drops Platinum Mascara Be Your New HG?

  6. Neeraj says:

    This is such a beautiful blush colored lippie…Have u also tried it as a cheek stain? It would look amazing (provided there r no breakouts involved)….
    I wish Becca lands on Indian shores too with their high quality products. Unfortunately even if they ship internationally their shipping charges are exorbitant!

  7. Elisa says:

    i like the color on you 🙂 looks pretty natural !
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