Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Becca Beach Tint (Raspberry): The Epitome of Simple and Versatile


Natural-looking makeup that is easy to apply and lasts a long time sings to me. Lip stains are a good candidate because of their lasting power, and Becca Beach Tint ($24) stands above the crowd for its versatility.

Beach Tints set quickly and their waterproof gel formula, which feels more like cream-to-powder to me, means they work with both liquid and powder foundations and blushes. My skin drinks it in, and there it stays put, where the result is undetectable--as makeup anyway. On cheeks, I get a rosy, slightly-flushed result with no visible pores, and the tart color lasts on my lips for hours, unless I eat something oily, like salad dressing.

Raspberry, which is a true raspberry color, smells like raspberries. Go figure. If you are fragrance averse, the scent dissipates quickly, but there is an initial olfactory berry burst.

Here's a picture of it, blobbed onto my skin, moderately sheered out on the left, and applied slightly more heavily on the right.


Swatched on white paper to avoid undertones from my skin:


The 7ml (0.24 fl oz.) tubes look teensy, but a little goes a very long way, and the color is buildable, where you can really get some vibrant berry goodness going on the lips. Just make sure your skin is well exfoliated.

Beach Tints dry matte and provide no moisture, so I like apply a bit of lip lube on top, like Julia Hewett Camellia Lip Balm (#1 fave) or Rouge Bunny Rouge Kiss Elixir, which is more glossy and gives my lips the tingles. I never apply balm first because I want the stain to sink in.

You need to shake the tube really well before each use or a squirt of watery silicone might come out. Some tubes do this and some don't, so I err on the cautious side and shake shake shake, which gives my bat wings a bit of exercise.

One minor annoyance: Once out of the box, none of the Becca Tints is labeled, so if you have more than one Eye Tint or Beach Tint, you'll have to look at the color through the tube's little window to figure out which color you want to use.


Bottom line: The only "stain" product I need.

Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Oxidized Polyethylene, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nylon-12, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

Do you have a favorite lip or cheek stain?

Purchased from dermstore.com. All pictures mine.

31 comments:

  1. Hi, I love the Becca Beach Tints and recently got this shade. My technique to mix up the content which tends to separate is to carefully squeeze as much air as possible and then roll the tube with my fingers. I keep it smooshed so rolling the next time is easy. I also label each tube with a black Sharpie. A bit of a hassle but so worth it as this tint creates the most naturally pretty look. A bit of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal or Pearl on the cheekbones and powder on everything else a la Lisa Eldridge is supposed to make me look like I have great skin but so far I haven't gotten one compliment. Oh well, I try.

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    1. Hi there, I am certain I had crafted a response to your comment, but daily I move between up to six computers and I almost surely left my comment dangling on one of them when I got called away on some matter.

      Thank you for the excellent tip on dealing with the sploogies that come out of the tube. I got lucky with this one, as it seems to stay homogenized, but Watermelon and all of my Eye Tints leak clear juice. I also love the tip about the Sharpie and will certainly use it because once Raspberry and Watermelon dip below that window I won't have any idea what's what.

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    2. Yes, I just now discovered the comment on this computer, just waiting for me to click Publish. :^)

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  2. I've wanted to try these for so long but can never decide which colour. This one looks lovely!

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    1. PP something tells me you would like Watermelon. Raspberry might be too cool and deep, but Watermelon has enough warmth to harmonize with your peaches-and-cream complexion and red hair.

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    2. Thanks! I actually got thinking that Raspberry is likely too similar to my Armani Raspberry Blushing Fabric anyways!

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  3. I had the Watermelon shade come in one of my beauty boxes a month ago, and while the colour doesn't suit me, my Mum LOVES it.
    Says it's the best lipstick/tint she has ever had and thinks that the durability of the colour is amazing :D

    Devon xx
    www.eightforawish.com

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    1. I use to love Watermelon, but I wore it on my lips only, where it wasn't perfect but it was the best I had. So I am really glad I finally picked up Raspberry.

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    2. I'm happy for you! I'm jealous, I can't pull off lip tints or lipsticks at all, so I spend my time oogling over posts like yours and sighing wishfully! x

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  4. Awesome! Becca is a brand I've always wanted to try. They get such reputable beauty guru's raving about them!

    I'm glad you mentioned that the Beach Tint doesn't make pores appear bigger. I find that's my problem with a lot of "tint" for my skin. I'll definitely be buying this fellah for the summer.

    For any Canadians out there who are having a hard time finding some Becca, ebeauty.ca has a pretty good selection. Yes, you can't swatch or anything which sucks, but I don't think they have any counters in Canada. Not where I live anyway!

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    1. Dermstore is also now selling in Canada. You might also check out dermstore.ca.

      And, yes, this stain doesn't give me frankenpores, which many cream blushes do. Using a primer with this stain would defeat the purpose because it wouldn't sink in, so I am glad I don't have to.

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  5. That is a gorgeous, gorgeous color. Beautiful! I love dark wine colors like that on cheeks. Although the organizational fiend inside of me wants to know why they aren't labeled! Haha. Whyyyy? Also, thank you for posting the ingredients!

    My favorite lip stain is the Hourglass one; I have it in Flush, and it's a lovely strawberry shade.

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    1. Larie, I agree that no labeling is such a nuisance, especially when I have used up so much product that it dips below that window. I like the tip above about using a Sharpie. I even have a Sharpie in metallic silver, so writing on my tube won't be such a traumatizing event. ;)

      I love the sound of a strawberry stain and will have to look at that Hourglass one soon. Flush sounds gorgeous. Sephora used to make one that I have used. It came in one color and was that gorgeous deep berry shade, like a cool glass or ruby port.

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  6. Oh, that color looks amazing. I want to go on a Becca spree now!

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    1. Becca sprees are fun! I bet you would love this color on you; it might even make a great base for the cream blush you love so much.

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  7. I have the peach tint which I did a look for a recent post. I should have shaken the thing first because it just burst out color and air all over! LOL I wish I had this raspberry, looks like it would make a good lipcolor for me.

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    1. I wish I could wear peach. I love looking at the color, but it hates me.

      I once shot a plug of eyeshadow out of an Ellis Faas pen when I was priming it the first time. The blob flew across the room and went splat on my cat's ear.

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    2. Ahh haa haaa! Please tell your poor cat that I'm sorry, but this is too funny. I hope he/she's okay.

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    3. Unhurt, but never mess with a cat's dignity. Hannibal told me I had better start sleeping with one eye open.

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  8. Oh this is definitely a raspberry :) It seems quite dramatic for a tint!

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    1. It does, doesn't it? But it really sheers out quite nicely.

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  9. I adore Becca Beach Tints-I have 3 that came in a set last Christmas I think. Watermelon and Grapefruit are my faves-can't remember the other one because I don't use it really lol! These are the best stains ever.

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    1. I was considering that set because I am curious about Grapefruit, but I think the ser also included Peach. Me no likeee peach.

      What is Grapefruit like? Would you say it's warm or cool? I'm assuming it's a sheer pink with a fruity smell.

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  10. Zuzu, I might have to start staying away from your blog. :( You've got me searching for local vendors of Becca products!

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    1. I can't help you outside the US, but I always buy from the Cali-based Dermstore.com, which ships free with no minimum. PLUS, if you add items to your favorites list and then add a favorite to your cart from within the list, you get 10% off. Some brands are excluded, but Becca gets the discount. And they have a 100% color guarantee. Their customer service is also very good at helping choose shades.

      Not trying to enable or anything ...

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  11. I'm a huge fan of Becca Beach Tints. They're the only stains I've tried which work well with my oily skin. Watermelon's one of my favourite shades, but I'm really liking the look of Raspberry, too. I may have to give this one a go. Thanks for the review and swatches!

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    1. Nat! Long time no see. I think it was this post yesterday that made me think of you and just so happened to catch you on your first day back. :)

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  12. I bought Becca raspberry after reading one of your reviews and I love it. It is almost the same colour as my natural flush (and the redness around my nose :-( ) - it's supereasy to apply, although the tiniest amount is enough. It looks very natural and lasts all day even on my oily skin. I can even use it on bad hair - bad skin - bad everything-days. I simply love it! Thanks for recommending it. I also own Fig. That might be a perfect, very natural, subtle colour for very pale skins. On my skin it is hardly visible, but never mind - I've got my raspberry tint...

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    1. I'm so glad it worked for you. I was thinking, as I was driving home from work just after 3:00 PM, that the 2 thin layers of Raspberry I had applied to my lips at 5AM were still going strong, and that's after a final cup of coffee and lunch.

      As for Fig, I really wanted to love it, as I am fair enough, but it was too warm for me. Gorgeous color, though. If Becca made one in a cool, clear pink in the same chroma, I'd be thrilled.

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  13. I just came across your post through Google, and I know this is a little late, but the band of color on the black tube varies depending on which color you have. That might be a bit easier to tell the difference without wasting any product. It won't give you the exact color, but (at least in my experience) it's a close representation of the color in the tube.

    I hope this helps!! :) I love the blog.

    http://www.stylenerd.net

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  14. Nice posting beach product. This is the first time I have come across your-site. Post info, I’ll be back soon. Thanks!

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