If the best things in life are free, why the heck does the Becca Bombora palette have to cost $65 bones?
Even though the five-piece limited edition summer palette for eyes, lips and cheeks costs an arm and a leg, I gotta say, she’s one classy lady. Drugstores everywhere may curse her existence, but all the way from her packaging to her pigments, fine textures and blendability, Bombora looks and feels luxe.
That said, you may have heard this color story (or one like it) before. With its teal, peach, coral and two golds, the palette might remind you of MAC To The Beach. Like, if MAC To The Beach were a carefree barefoot surfer girl who lives out of her car and chases big waves up and down the coast, Bombora would be her more refined older sister who only stays at five-star seaside resorts.
I dig where these colors rank on my personal brightness scale — which is somewhere between bright enough to be interesting and too bright to wear to a meeting. They have a subtle kiss of sheerness that keeps ‘em from looking too obnoxiously bold.
Becca Bombora Palette swatches from left to right on NC35 skin: Mai Tai Lip Gloss, Bougainvillea Lip & Cheek Creme, Mazu Highlighting Creme, Raffia Compact Eyeliner, Sunburst Compact Eyeliner
Swatches on NW20 skin
I’m a big fan of summer palettes that 1) cover all my bases and 2) handle vibrant shades in such a user-friendly way. I just wish Becca would do something about the price (like cut it in half). Available now at beccacosmetics.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like the Becca Bombora Palette if…
- You feel like treating yourself to something special
- You like colorful, elegant palettes
- You like the way you look in shades of gold, coral, teal and peach
Evidently, Snoop Dogg loves True Blood too. He even wrote an ode to my girl Sookie Stackhouse, not surprisingly titled, “Oh, Sookie.”
I just about died laughing when I watched this for the first time! It’s just so weird (and, um, the Sookie Stackhouse backup dancers?), but also has some oddly touching moments, like when Snoop tells Sookie that he’d never trick her like Eric and make her drink blood, ha ha!
Ya know, Snoop, if you’re reading this (put down the brownies!), I, too, would like an ode. Of course, it would have to include references to Tabs, crazy cat ladies, Nutella and MAC Nymphette Lipglass. Oh, and I’d appreciate two versions, one clean and one explicit, so I wouldn’t feel weird when I played the clean one for my parents.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,