BECCA Ultimate Perfection Complexion 5-piece Complexion Kit

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BECCA Cosmetics and QVC had a recant Today’s Special Value, the BECCA Ultimate Perfection Complexion Kit .

It was on sale for $59.96 for one day, and can still be purchased for $65.96.

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Includes:

  • 0.5-fl oz First Light Priming Filter
  • 0.16-oz Under Eye Brightening Corrector
  • 0.28-oz Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
  • 1.01-fl oz Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme in Shell, Cashmere, Nude, Noisette, Tan, Amber, Tobacco, or Mink
  • 0.18-oz Champagne Cocktail Lipgloss

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This BECCA Ultimate Perfection Complexion Kit included everything  to achieve the iconic BECCA glow from start to finish. Customize your kit by choosing your shade of Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme and its corresponding Champagne Cocktail Lipgloss.

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There are 8 shades in the foundation available — Shell, Cashmere, Nude, Noisette, Tan, Amber, Tobacco and Mink.  Sephora sells 20 shades, so their were some gaps in there.  I purchased Cashmere, but it is a bit dark for me.  It also has a drier texture.If I blend it really well, it works.  I might save it for summer time. But I am a bit disappointed in it.

First Light Priming Filter claims to help brighten the skin and create a canvas for long-lasting makeup wear. It has almost a watery texture, and it goes a little bit of a glow under make up. I think it’s OK and I will keep trying it.

Under Eye Brightening Corrector is a full-coverage creme that color-corrects the appearance of under-eye darkness. It is infused with ultra-fine, light-reflecting illuminators. I like this a lot. It’s just the right shade to go under my eye, it’s a little bit lighter than my skin tone. It helps cover my dark circles and give us a bit of a glow.

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The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter is in the best-selling Opal shade. The creamy, luminizing powder veils skin in a soft glow to amplify natural-looking radiance. I think this is so gorgeous! I’ve been wanting a BECCA highlighter since last fall’s BoxyCharm. I was sure I was going to get the powder highlighter but I ended up getting the liquid one. And it’s just sitting there not being used! So, I am so happy that I have the powder and I love how shimmery it is!

Champagne Cocktail Lipgloss is a luxurious lip gloss that gives the perfect kiss of light and shine to your lips. I didn’t think anything about this when I purchased it, but I really think it’s an amazing lipgloss! It is light and not sticky at all. Plus it gives the lips a little color and shimmer.

Here are swatches of the products:

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Primer, foundation in Cashmere, the undereye corrector, highlighter in Opal and the lip gloss in Sparkling Rose.

I can see myself purchasing the highlighter and lip gloss in other shades.  I might repurchase the under eye corrector, but probably not the primer and foundation.  Which is sad, because I bought the set because I need a new foundation!

Do you like BECCA Cosmetics?  Which are your favorites?

BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – October 2017

I recently received my October Boxycharm! I have been subscribing for a few months now and have generally enjoyed it.

Boxycharm is just $21 a month for 5-6 beauty items, most of them full-sized.

 

The products I received this month are:

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion – $58 USD

Becca Liquid Highlighter Prosecco Pop –  $41 USD

dls Eyeshadow Crayon — $14 USD

Tarte Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Pillowtalk – $20 USD

Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil in Brown Sugar – $5 USD

There were variations.  I could have received the Becca highlighter in a pressed powder (which I wanted) or a nail accessory kit instead of the eye pencil. And the Tarte and Jonteblu products came in different shades.

I haven’t tried this before, but it gets great reviews from bloggers!  It claims to reduce the look of enlarged pores and mattifies shine. I will give it a try and probably will review it in the future.

I really wanted the pressed powder version of this!  I don’t use liquid highlighter.  I wasn’t even going to try it, but I swatched it on my hand (see it at the end of the post).  It’s very pretty!  It’s a shimmery gold and it’s not too dark.  So I might try it on my face and see if I like it.  I’ve read tips online to use it under eyes to brighten that area, but I think it’s too dark for my light skin to do that.  Still, I’ll have to play with it!

 

This is a pretty pinky bronze color!  It can be used as an eye primer or base.  It glides easily on, but doesn’t set, if that’s the type of eye product you like.  I don’t mind that it can transfer, because I layer powder shadow on top and it sets nicely.

The shade Pillowtalk is the lightest Tartiest lip color.  It is described as a white nude, and I agree.  It’s very pale on.  Since I am fair, it doesn’t wash me out too badly, but it looks like I am wearing a shade darker than my concealer on my lips! I tried the lip liner under it, but the Tarte product covers so well, I couldn’t even see the darker shade under it!  Oh well, I’ll see if one of my daughters want it.

What’s funny is that although the Tarte matte lippie didn’t work for my, this lip pencil makes a nice matte lip for me!  I line my lips, then color them in (I always do this with lip pencil, even if I’m going to wear another product over it).  The pretty Spice color gave me an amazing nude lip, not washed out at all!  The pencil is a little hard, but that does make it easy to shape my lips.  And it lasted a while on!

 

Swatches!  Left to right, the lip pencil, Tarte lippie, eye crayon and Becca highlighter.

Even though I was a little disappointed in this box when I received it, I am going to give most of the products a go!  I will try the dermabrasion and the highlighter, I’ll use the eye and lip pencil and only plan on giving away the lip color.  Not bad!

Next month already has some great spoilers including the CoverFX illuminating setting sprayWinky Luxe Kitten Palette and BoxyCharm x Luxie Quad Eye Travel Set Brushes!  I hope there are no variations on these products because I am excited for all of them!

Do you subscribe to Boxycharm?  Which products did you get in yours this month?

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