Becca Peach Beach Tint for the Cheeks and Lips
I've been a fan of Becca products as of lately, and although they aren't talked about much because 1)They're expensive and 2)They aren't widely available, I have loved everything I've tried.
I can't really say I'm a pro when it comes to cheek stains - to be honest, I've only tried one in the past, and it was a deluxe sample of Benefit Posietint. I was interested in giving cheek stains another try since Summer is just around the corner and when it's hot and muggy, there's nothing I love more than wearing a product that I can't feel on my face, and one that I won't have to worry about budging throughout the day.
I know Tarte is a very popular choice for cheek stains, but I felt like stepping into the world of Becca once again.
Becca Beach Tint is a cream stain that can be used on the cheeks and lips. It's "kiss-proof" and water-resistant and blends seamlessly (streak-free) into a non-greasy finish (it's oil-free!)
Becca Beach Tints are available in seven (7) shades: Strawberry (warm orange red), Watermelon (bright pink), Peach (warm orange pink), Raspberry (deep berry pink), Grapefruit (pale coral pink), Fig (tea rose pink) and Guava (bright coral pink).
The packaging is just a small, standard squeeze tube. Nothing very pretty, but very practical for travel as it's small and lightweight.
Upon application, it's important to give the tube a little shake, or roll it between your hands to make sure the product is mixed because it can come out watery otherwise.
The tube should dispense creamy product that won't run off your hand. Although it looks like a cream, don't let the looks of it deceive you - once touched with your finger, it has an extremely thin, liquid texture.
Depending on the color, a tiny drop of color may be all you need. This also depends on how much color you want on your cheeks. I'm a big blush fanatic, so I usually apply a little notch up from what's considered "natural". I use a little drop for each cheek.
Becca Peach Beach Tint
I know many like to use their fingers for this product, but I've never been a fan of using my fingers for cheek products. It just never seems to work out for me. My favorite tool to use is actually a standard paddle foundation brush. In the photo below I'm using a MAC #192 Cheek/Face Brush, which is discontinued, but is comparable to a small foundation brush or large concealer brush.
Then, I take my brush and start pulling the color down. It does dry quickly, but it doesn't dry quick enough to the point where it will stain one area if you don't work fast enough. It's very easy to work with. To make sure it's all blended, I tap the brush along the edges. If I happened to apply too much, I'll lightly sweep over the edges with a separate foundation brush.
This product layers really well without looking patchy, so if you're unsure of how much to use, it's always a good idea to start with less, and add more later.
The finish is a very natural matte. It's completely seamless and blends in with my foundation without a trace.
I've tested it out on my lips and although I didn't keep it on very long, it didn't seem to dry out my lips. It was a little uncomfortable though, it felt a little tacky and somewhat powdery, so I did end up wiping it off. If you're going to wear it on your lips, a lipgloss or moisturizing lip balm layered over top should do the trick.
On the cheeks, the color lasts pretty well throughout the day, but I do notice fading by the end of the day. I usually dust a highlighter or no color translucent powder over top to pro-long the wear.
I really do like this product, but it's really expensive for the amount of product you get. It's $25 for a measly 7ml/0.24 oz of product. Not really the best value, but if liquid blush is something you're looking to invest your money in, you might enjoy using these.
I think they're fun and easy - and I'll continue using it as a base for powder blush (to pro-long the wear and intensify the color) or worn alone! I think it's an especially nice shade for the summer.
Price: $25, Becca. Check here for a list of retailer locations that sells Becca.