Saturday, 2 April 2011

Review & Swatches: Becca Beach Tint in Raspberry

Becca Beach Tint is a cream tint for lips and cheeks which claims to be both kissproof and waterproof.  I've always been curious about Becca as a brand - their promo images are always so effortlessly, elegantly pretty - but in general have found their prices a little too high for my liking.  I spotted Beach Tint in Raspberry (warm berry pink) on sale just after Christmas, and decided to take the plunge.

The tube is absolutely tiny - but don't let that put you off.  This is a very, very intensely concentrated product.

A tiny drop blends out a long way, giving a strong berry tint to the skin.  The texture is smooth and spreadable, easy to blend, and very light.  Once applied, the tint feels absolutely weightless on the skin - you really can't tell it's even there.

Lasting power is excellent on the cheeks, with the colour clinging on for dear life for the entire day.  I can't tell you much about whether it's waterproof or not; I haven't actually worn it to the beach or swimming pool to test it- but I can tell you that on the lips, it doesn't last the whole day.  Eating and drinking eventually defeat it, with the tint requiring a top up every four hours or so - still, not bad at all.

Whilst I really like the pretty, natural flush that this product gives, it's not something I automatically reach for in the mornings.  The high pigmentation and easy blend texture mean that you need to pay a bit of attention to blending it into the cheeks in your desired shape - and I find that sometimes, in the mornings, I just don't have the patience.  

At £19 for 7ml, this is a very expensive blush.  The high pigmentation, though, pretty much ensures that the little tube will last for ages - and the packaging certainly helps to deliver the tiniest dot to prevent waste.  

Overall, a lovely product, but not an absolute must have.  If you like the soft yet noticeable flush, and you're prepared to put a little bit of work into blending it out carefully, you'll find this at Zuneta, where it costs £19.


  1. I have been looking at a few becca products recently too I really want to try their cream blushers but like you I think the prices are too high and put me off. this looks gorgeous though! it looks so natural.

  2. I used to have a Lancome powder blush that was the same vibrant colour. I can't use cream/gel blushers though because I have such huge pores and they just sit in them.

    I think this looks lovely on you!

  3. The price is the only thing from stopping me owning everything I see from Becca! Their products sound lovely and I'm dying to try a few things (mainly a foundation and these tints) but my debit card may die a sad, horrible death if I start buying anything from them.

  4. great review! I would not mind paying the price for it but as you said, I too don't have the patience to bother with all the blending early mornings and want something that I can get away with easily. Looks pretty on you though!

  5. This looks gorgeous on you though... really gorgeous!

  6. Thanks all - it is a rather gorgeous flush, isn't it? If I've got more than fifteen minutes for makeup in the morning I reach for this.

  7. gorgeous post! i love cheek gels, that colour really suits you


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