Sunday, January 16, 2011

Becca Eye Tint in Baroque


I love using creamy eyeshadows as a base for my powder eyeshadows or just on their own. However, because my eyelids are also quite oily, I need an eyeshadow base that really stays put and doesn't crease. Now, the Urban Decay Primer Potion worked well for me however, I hated the packaging and it made the eyeshadows harder to blend over it.

I've read some good reviews of the Becca Eye Tints and decided to give one of them a try.

The first thing that I love about this product is the packaging: a very handy tube - cream eyeshadows in pots dry out faster and get dirty very quickly and last year I had the pleasure to experience an eyelid infection which lasted for about 6 months (I don't care how shallow it sounds but it was also very annoying not being able to wear any eye makeup during that time). So the tube packaging of the Eye Tints is perfect - it doesn't get messy, it won't dry out and it's hygienic.

The texture of the Eye Tint is not really creamy but it's more somewhere between a liquid and a mousse and it's very easy to work with and you have enough time to apply them smoothly before they set to a powdery finish.

The colour that I have is Baroque, described on Becca's website as mushroom beige which is actually a spot on description (although, depends on what kinds of mushrooms you're used to). A little swatch for you:

I tried to photograph how it looks on my eyelids but honestly, it's just slightly darker than my natural eyelid colour and has a bit of shimmer in it. You can see this Eye Tint colour applied in one of Lisa Eldridge's videos - it is definitely more of a "your eyelids but better" colour so even though I sometimes use it just on its own with a bit of black eyeliner I prefer it as a base for my powder eyeshadows.

Now, the product is supposed to be water-resistant - I haven't really tested its water-resistant abilities but I can say that it's definitely long-lasting and does not crease even after 12h+ wear which is a very big achievement for my eyelids.

I would love to get some other colours of the Eye Tints in the future, especially the darker shades like Paracus and Pewter (in the meantime I *might* have ordered a Becca Beach Tint which is hopefully the same consistency product but meant to be used on the lips and cheeks, I will let you know how I get on with it).

One last thing: I really like that Becca has the ingredients of all their products listed on the website, I think all brands should do that -  I mean if they can print the ingredients on the actual products they can just as well put the ingredients list on their website, right?

Ingredients (from the Becca Cosmetics website): Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Dimethicone, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Talc, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopherol, Nylon-12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Mica, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ultramarines CI 77007, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Carmine CI 75470

Has anyone else tried the Becca Eye or Beach Tints? Any colour recommendations would be very appreciated.

3 comments:

  1. ooooo, I have this one, your post has reminded me I really need to use it more. Just got the beach tint Christmas set as well, which shade did you get? I'm still lusting after the Becca Smoky eyes set that is on sale on Zuneta but need to wait until my bank balance recovers from my last order first! X

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  2. i have the eye tints in baroque and vicuna. vicuna is a light peachy gold - i prefer it to baroque which doesn't really do much for my lids. vicuna adds a nice pretty sheen - i tend to use it more in the spring / summer. i havent tried the beach tints but thinking of purchasing one for my hols this year, i love becca!
    amina x

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  3. Hi, Jennifer, I got the beach tint in Watermelon, I think it's in the Christmas set as well, do you like it? I also thought of getting the set of 3 tints but after seeing some swatches I don't think I would really use the orangy shade that often.

    Hi, Amina, thank you for your recommendations, I might try the Vicuna too (I just saw swatches on your blog), sounds perfect for an easy shimmery look. I'm hoping to get more products from Becca, I like the simplicity of the line.

    Thank you both for your recommendations.
    x Klara

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