There’s a Chai Crème, a Cherry Ganache, Café au Lait, Almond Fraise and a few others…YUM! “Yeah, can I please get a medium Toasted Hazelnut with 2% and no foam?”
Never been a fan of the foam…
Which reminds me, I found THE BEST coffee drink on planet Earth about a month ago. Problem is, it was two hours away, GAHHHH! But more on that in a few.
Look and feel like the Chanel Rouge Cocos
The BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balms are Ulta exclusives available now for $22 in the permanent line. They’re incredibly lightweight, hella hydrating, highly pigmented nude lip balms that won’t last long on your lips. I get about two hours at the most.
There are eight sheer shades, and you can build them up to medium coverage. For me they fall smack dab in the “shiny but not too shiny” category, a la the Chanel Rouge Cocos.
Nudes for all skin tones
I like that there are some rich browns and burgundies among them (good nude options for deeper skin tones), so they aren’t all just standard pale pinks and beige. BECCA has always been great about including shades for a wide range of skin tones, and they’re keeping it up here.
But do they taste like coffee?
I expected they might based on the shade names (which would be SO next level!), but alas, they don’t.
They taste a little like vanilla. Maybe. If I close my eyes and think about it, LOL!
Chai Creme, the one closest to my natural lip color, has been chillin’ in my purse for the past two weeks, except when it isn’t because I’ve swapped it out for Ginger Vanille or Cafe Milk Chocolate. I dig that I can slick any of them on my lips without needing a mirror.
I’m diggin’ these darker nudes
They’re low-maintenance, and you can still dial up the intensity by adding an extra layer or two. Recommended if you like moisturizing lip colors but refuse to deal with drama!
The Almond Mocha, also known as “The Best Damn Coffee Drink I’ve Ever Had in My Life”
I found it at Hannah Coffee & Sweets, a cute little independently owned coffee shop in San Jose, and I’ve been tempted to drive the two hours down there to get another one every single day since I had it!
Have you ever had almond roca candy, like the kind in the pink tin? Toffee dipped in chocolate and crushed almonds? In high school, my friend Jen and I went through a phase when we were obsessively eating it all the time, even for breakfast (OMG!).
Anyway, the drink tastes like someone melted a handful of almond rocas into the smoothest, strongest coffee imaginable, then three in chunks of dark chocolate.
UGH, I almost cried. It was so good!
And not only was it freakin’ delicious, but it also kept me buzzing for hours. I had my drink at noon, and I was still on freakin’ fire in HIIT class at 6.
Next time you’re in the South Bay, PLEASE go get one so I can live vicariously through you!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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