Review: BECCA Beach Tint in Guava
Hello, lovelies! Quick review and swatches today. I featured this Becca Beach Tint in my Summer Makeup Look post. I’ve been using it for a while because I wanted to give it a good chance. I must say, I won’t be repurchasing any more Beach Tints. They are by no means terrible, but I’m not very impressed. In terms of non-powder blushes, I guess I prefer something less watery and more creamy. Here are my full thoughts on it…
The consistency is quite runny which means that the squeeze tube is perfect for dispensing a controlled amount. The product is quite sheer which is good because it’s hard to overdo, but it’s tedious for anyone with a tan or darker skin because it requires layering. Considering this costs $25 for only 0.24 oz, I’d rather go with something like the e.l.f. HD Studio Blushes which are bit different but give you the same effect (and cost only $3 for 0.34 oz). I feel like I’m using up my Guava Beach Tint a bit too quickly. Of course the quality of the ingredients between those two is vastly different so that’s something to consider. I also found the Beach Tint to have a noticeable smell. It’s slightly fruity/floral but in a synthetic way (which puts me off). Lastly, I don’t like the way this applies with fingers. It takes a while to set and kinda rubs itself off while blending so I suggest using tapping motions only. I do really like it when applied with a brush. Once it’s on, the lasting power is amazing. Guava is a beautiful color which looks really natural on the cheeks. When used on the lips it gives you a very (very) subtle stain. However, I don’t like how this consistency feels on my lips so I will be using it exclusively on the cheeks in the future. There appears to be a bit of shimmer in the swatch below but it looks completely matte on the face.
Pros: Beautiful color, natural-looking flush, great staying power
Cons: Noticeable scent, sheer, expensive (price per ounce), don’t like it on my lips, don’t like how it applies with fingers
My experience with this product was mostly negative but there are some things I do like about it. Again, it’s not one of those “it’s terrible, it doesn’t work!” products. It comes down to personal preference. I like pigmented blushes with a cream or gel texture. The BECCA Beach Tint is too runny for me. Funnily enough, it reminds me of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer (in terms of consistency). It’s very watery and sometimes the “oil” in it separates. If you’re a long-time Shadow Insurance user I guess you know what I mean.
I said this review would be short! I guess not… 🙂 Also, thank you for reading and supporting my blog! I recently reached 1400 Bloglovin’ and 1300 GFC readers. I’m very grateful and will be posting a giveaway soon! Have a nice weekend!