If you haven’t incorporated a face primer into your daily makeup routine by now, you are really missing out. Might I suggest this next goodie add to your arsenal? The BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector ($36/1.35oz @ sephora.com) is recommended for two things – big pores and if you have a problem with oiliness. I don’t really have an issue with either so I can’t tell you how this helps those, however, what I really liked about this one is the overall matteness this makes my face, and they claim 8 hours of mattness, which I pretty much can agree with, which is from their exclusive ingredient inside called EverMat. And I really can feel how matte my face is after applying this. Not sure why I like that so much but it seems to provide a really nice foundation for whatever you put on next. And know that this one is free of silicones (silicones are certainly not bad but I know some try to avoid them in their everyday products), oil, alcohol and fragrance.
Browsing Becca Cosmetics
Gotta love the way mineral powders blend so well into the skin. If you’re afraid of blush but love color on your cheeks, I highly recommend a mineral one since they really do become one with the skin.
If you follow any aspect of fashion, you’ve heard that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2010 is Turquoise. Just hearing that news recently made me want to redo my living room or at least add some turquoise accents. Did I? No but I it did make me think of beauty products and how I could reflect the trend in my everyday makeup look with a splash of liquid on my nails or powder on my lids. “Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.”
Other colors of the Spring Season? Tomato Purée, Fusion Coral, Violet and Tuscany, to name a few. So what does that mean to you? I’ll be highlighting some products that showcase the colors in an on-going feature called Spring Color Picks. First up? Turquoise and Tomato Purée. I’m pairing the soothing blue-green and the tangy classic red in one feature as I think they balance each other out nicely.
So you wanna see the product picks?
I really do love makeup palettes. And what girl doesn’t? I can’t think of one line that doesn’t have one in their line. Sometimes they have a theme or they are just a great family of shades that are totally wearable like with this BECCA Sateen Eye Palette ($49 @ beccacosmetics.com). It’s just five fantastic mineral shades in one slim palette. Four Eye Colour Powders, one Eye Liner and a Mini Dual Ended Eye Powder/Eye Liner Brush. Are shimmers your thing these days? Or maybe, like me, you’re on the matte wagon? See what mood these shades fill.
Eye Colour Powder Shimmers in Tussah (antique gold) and Lame (silver-mauve shimmer), Eye Colour Demi Matt in Chantilly (lavender infused cream) and Tweed (warm burnished brown), Eyeliner in Bambi. These colors will work on anyone!
I had my last holiday party the other night and I forgot to swipe some color on my lips before running out the door to go. Luckily I had this Cherrybomb Glossy Lip Tint ($22 @ beccacosmetics.com) from BECCA right on my front table waiting to be tried. What a pleasant surprise this festive color and texture was! Think non-sticky red liquid Jello. Very fun shade!