Becca longs to light up your lids for the holidays, babe! Just say “Seasons Greetings” to their Jewel Dust loose powders ($24).
I’ve been wearing two of the 16 shimmery powders (they’re like business casual MAC Pigments) — Mazikeen (a rich royal purple with subtle, multi-colored glitter) and Asral (an opalescent pinkish purple with silver glitter) — and I can’t wait to give the rest of them a try.
Like the MAC piggies, these come loaded with full of pigment, but the finish is a touch different.
Neither of them are as frosty as MAC Pigments, which is cool in this case because I think they end up looking more natural on the eyes.
Just gives you another option.
Becca loves products that multitask (hello, Beach Tints!), and, while most of these 16 shades were designed with eyes in mind, a few of the colors — Titania, Astra and Nissa — also play well on lips and cheeks (they’re marked as lip and cheek-safe).
All of them can be worn alone, wet or dry, or layered atop other products like powder/cream shadows and cream blushes on the eyes, or lipglosses for the lip-friendly ones I mentioned above.
Asral (left) and Mazikeen (right)
MAC Pigments are great, and you get a decent amount for the price (a 0.15-oz. jar goes for $19.50). A 0.04-oz Jewel Dust costs considerably more for a much small amount ($24), but…I love Becca’s packaging. The wide base on the Jewel Dusts feels sturdier and more stable than MAC’s pots, and so far (knock on wood), I haven’t knocked one of them over (I’m sure it’s just a matter of time, ha!).
The Becca sifter top also makes it easy to control how much product you use, which is great considering how they don’t contain very much product in the first place.
To any MAC or Becca bigwigs reading, how about a larger hybrid pot WITH a sifter top?
If you find yourself using too much product despite the helpful sifter, you can use a small piece of tape to cover some of the holes.
You know, I really like these a lot. If you like wearing colorful, sparkly, yet still rather sophisticated eye looks — in other words, you’re not looking for teenager-y glitter or high-shine frost — take a closer look at these.
I’ve seen online sample sites HauteLook feature Becca on occasion… If I get wind of an upcoming sale, I’ll be sure to let you know.
PRICE: $24 for a (smallish) 0.04-oz. pot
AVAILABILITY: At select department stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,