The promo shot for Becca’s Lost Weekend Fall collection, says fall with no words at all. The warm comfy sweaters and sweet natural makeup invokes thoughts of lazy fall weekends at a rustic cabin (or in my case, a rustic-but-not-in-a-good-way-loft) sitting by a toasty fire sipping cocoa (spiked with peppermint schnapps of course), wrapped in a cozy knit blanket reading a good book and/or series of books. Like the Hunger Games—the best book I’ve read in years–beware once you start reading you CANNOT stop. After reading the first book you may just find yourself banging at the locked door outside Barnes and Noble in your leopard print jammies and fuzzy bunny slippers screaming that you NEED the next book in the series NOW! Not that I would know anything about that :) What I do know is how much I like the Lost Weekend Collection with it’s flattering neutral tones and casual and stylish vibe.
Welcome to the neutral zone; on the corner of sophistication and earthy chic. Let’s see what BECCA’s Lost Weekend is all about:
The Lost Weekend Palette Limited Edition ($49)
From left to right:
- Moleskin- a matte mauvey beige
- Chino–a matte camel tan
- Moire- a pale mauve brown with subtle silver shimmer
All the eye shadows are velvety smooth, easily blended and apply flawlessly as typical with BECCA products. The palette comes with a nice mini blending brush–a real bonus! This is not a palette that makes a bold statement–it’s whispers easy, natural beauty. I originally thought this palette leans warm but after playing with it, I do feel it does really work for both warm and cool toned girls.
I’m sorry my swatches are not very good, I had the hardest time capturing these mellow neutral shades. Modesty Brown has much better pics and swatches, I suggest you take a peek.
BECCA Mineral Blush ($32)
Wild Honey- These blushes are talc-free with a demi-matte finish. They are highly pigmented and glide on the skin–they never look cakey, in fact they bring a luminosity to the skin. Wild Honey is a warm peachy nude. On my pale complexion, it’s more of a peachy tan that is the essence of fall.
Sweet Pea is described as a warm rosy plum. Pics can be found at Shades of BECCA, a blog devoted to all things BECCA!
Beach Tint in Fig ($25)
BECCA beach tints have somewhat of a small cult following and I can certainly understand why. The texture is a cross between a gel and a cream and literally glides on the skin, imparting the most natural flush you’ve experienced since you were 6 months old. You know how babies always have a darling little flush on their cheeks? That’s what BECCA beach tints can do for you–if you choose the right shade for your skin tone. Fig went to the top of my beach tint favorite list immediately. I think Fig is the brother from another mother of Turkish Rose, a Prime Beauty All Star for it’s creamy dewy texture, natural flush and wearablility. The same can be said of Beach Tint in Fig, although Fig’s texture is much lighter and it’s water resistant–not that you would swim in it, but that quality sure comes in handy in the summer or when working out (ha, like I do that!) Oh, and you can use it on your lips too.
Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss ($23)
A clear, high shine lip enhancer with both plumping and hydrating ingredients for the ultimate pout. Infused with cinnamon, honey and vanilla, the smell is sooooo delicious I have to stop myself from eating it–it smells like the best dessert! I don’t notice a lot of plumping, but there is no sting either. As with all BECCA glosses, the applicator is a nice brush that’s stiff but doesn’t splay-win! This gloss is smooth as glass and not sticky at ALL–I love the way it feels on my lips. It’s kind of expensive for a clear gloss, but for me, the smell, taste and smooth texture make it a treat!
Nail Colour–Billy Tea, Toasted Marshmallow, Saddle Up! ($25)
These super glossy polishes are nicely pigmented, fast-drying and free from formaldehyde, toulene, camphor, and di butyl phlhalate. I’ll leave you with a few pictures, review coming next week. Aren’t these colors chic though?
The BECCA Lost Weekend Collection are neutrals at their best. I feel the standout products in the collection are the blushes–the natural dewy Beach Tint in Fig, and the silky, pigmented mineral blushes. I really like the nail colour shades too–look for a review next week.
BECCA can be found at Dermstore.com, BECCAcosmetics.com as well as select boutiques nationwide.
What are your thoughts on the collection?