I love Becca and their whole makeup philosophy and the way their makeup is made to blend with the skin rather than just sit on top. I've got quite a few of their products and love them all and that's why I was so excited when I found out that the cult favourite Beach Tint was a free gift with this month's issue of Madison. I went out searching for the two colours available like many other Aussie beauty addicts and I came home with my spoils. Unfortunately I was less than impressed when I started playing around with these. First off they are so tiny! I wouldn't have been surprised if someone had told me these were sample sizes, but no these are full sized products!
Secondly, these are so sheer! I know they're a tint but I was still expecting a bit more pigmentation. I'm sure these would look lovely on people with a lighter skin tone than mine but on my NC42 skin, I just really don't think they're worth the hype! I do love the colours though and I think they're perfectly named because Watermelon is a gorgeous pinky red and Grapefruit is a lovely peachy shade. Check out these swatches:
The Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon is on the left and in Grapefruit on the right.
You can see why I don't really like them on me right? I can get them to show up if I pat these on but I won't be repurchasing because I don't think they're worth the $42 they retail for. If you're of my skin tone or darker or just want a more pigmented blush then I'd recommend the Make Up For Ever HD blushes (original review here). I have them in shade number 3-Truth or Dare and shade number 12- First Kiss. Look how pigmented they are and this is when I use the exact same amount of product as the Becca Beach Tint swatches above!
MUFE HD Blushes in Truth or Dare on the left and First Kiss on the right:
The MUFE Blushes contain a similar amount of product to the Becca blushes (10ml vs 7ml) but for 3ml of extra product and the crazy intense pigmentation, I'd rather pay the $45 the HD blushes will run you $45 in Australia than purchase the beach tints.
This isn't really meant to be a negative review because I like the Beach Tints and the colours they're available in and I do love the concept but I just don't like them on my skin tone. I know these are meant to be wearable on the lips as well so I'm going to try them out and see if I like them as lip tints but otherwise these will become something I layer under my powder blushes. If you haven't tried these yet and you live in Australia then hurry to your closest supermarket or newsagents and pick up a copy of this months Madison because it'll save you $30.
So what do you think? Have you tried the Becca Beach Tints? Do you think they deserve to be a cult favourite or are they not worth the hype? Leave me a comment below!