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Catch Some Summer Sunshine From This Little Jar!
I wear makeup to the beach. There, I said it. I never leave my house without some makeup on my face, but despite many of my friends judging me for wearing makeup by the water, I can’t help myself. Call it vanity, call it insecurity, I call it my attempt to look like Bo Derek running on the beach, braids bopping up and down as I go. I want to be a perfect 10.
Alas, I’m not Bo Derek, so makeup helps. (Let me live the lie, people.) Helping me to achieve a sun goddess glow: the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé ($27). It’s one part cream blush, one part glowing shimmer, all parts amazing!
Becca’s Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle’s take the colors of Becca’s glorious Beach Tints and adds their Shimmering Skin Perfector to them, so you get gorgeous pops of color with flattering golden tones of shimmer.
The end result is color that is water-proof and an illuminating finish that lets you believe that you have Bo Derek’s cheekbones, if only for a little while. Which, is really all one can hope for. Available in six shades, we checked out two stunners:
Watermelon/Moonstone – Coral red infused with pale gold
Lychee/Opal – Pink grapefruit infused with gold shimmer
This waterproof formula is free of parabens, oil, and talc – which is great for more sensitive skin types. It also contains skin-soothing, redness-reducing brown algae, which is also fabulous for ladies with more irritated or blotchy skin. The end result is a youthful glow that I daresay Bo Derek would be envious of!
I got to try the Watermelon/Moonstone shade. Ladies, y’all need this one. I am a whore for cream blush, but this one is just outstanding. First of all: it smells like watermelon. Fun! Secondly, the color is this perfect shade of deep pinky/coral red with shimmer and the pale gold swirling through this makes this little pot some of the best eye candy I’ve seen in a while. It’s almost too pretty to use. Almost.
The texture on this is delicate and spongy – you’ll want to be gentle when applying this. I swirled a finger over the top of the pot to get an even distribution of color and then I gently dabbed it on my cheekbones. The color is very sheer and buildable, so if you are afraid of cream blushes, this one will work for you. You can’t overdo it.
The end result of the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé is a rosy, youthful flush that feels like you’re wearing nothing at all – if you run your hands over your cheeks a few minutes after applying, you’d swear you were bare-faced. This is perfect for the beach and beyond and the lasting power on these is better than anything I’ve ever used. I will be collecting all of these – that’s how much I love this product.
we heartsters – Anybody else wear makeup at the beach? And what do you think of Becca’s Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush