BECCA Cosmetics: Channel Your Inner Hippie Girl With Flowerchild and Damselfly Mineral Blushes

Two more outstanding products from the BECCA Halcyon Collection are Flowerchild and Damselfly Mineral Blushes ($32). These are smooth, soft, pigmented and glowy. These blushes never look chalky or heavy, but bring a beautiful radiance to the face. They are very finely milled and comparable to high-end luxury brands. The texture of the powder makes application easy–one swipe is all you need and the blush melts into your skin leaving behind a natural, glowy flush. I really think these blushes speak for the line beautuifully–fresh, natural and effortlessly feminine.

Flowerchild is a pinky orange with golden highlights (I die!) and Damselfly is wait for it……Coral! I usually don’t like like blushes with shimmer, but as usual BECCA is the exception to the rule. This is very, very micro-shimmer which results in a luminious, healthy luster rather than sparkle. I adore Flowerchild–the shade is everything that embodies summer–a little pinky rosiness from the sun mixed with the flush of doing outdoor activities. It became my favorite pink blush in a heartbeat. It looks equally as brilliant under or over bronzer depending on the intensity you prefer.  The blushes come infused with anti-oxidants (Vitamin A, E and C) and a natural mineral complex with mica which I’m sure explains why they glow.  The blushes do not contain parabens, oils, talc or fillers. Damselfly is a straight up coral with a lovely golden sheen to it.
Side Note: There is an abundance of mica where I live–a popular hiking trail has tons and tons mica rocks glimmering in the sun–very pretty.
BECCA Flowerchild, Damselfly

Lastly, I was able to jump on the BECCA Beach Tint train with Guava Beach Tint ($25). An Allure Editor’s Choice, Beach Tints have almost a cult following and now that I have had a taste of the Beach Tint Kool-Aid I know why. These gel blushes are lightweight, oil-free, non-greasy (yipee) and not drying. They can be used as a cheek or lip tint. I did try Guava both ways and though I prefer it as a cheek tint, I did really like the color on my pale lips too with a little gloss on top. In fact, the Mai Tai gloss from the Halcyon Palette on top of Guava makes for a delicious juicy color. Guava is a stunning shade which is ideal for summer–a breezy coral pink. I’m in love! Guava looks incredibly fresh and natural on cheeks and is remarkably long lasting. Beach tints work well on all skin types and ages. I tried Guava on top Flowerchild and instantly fell in love with the combination.

BECCA Mineral Blushes in Flowerchild and Damselfly and Beach Tint in Guava are hands-down my favorite blushes for summer 2011 and must-haves to recapture that summer glow of youth!