We’ve all heard about a million times how amazing the Becca highlighters really are – and for good reason, they truly are some of the best in the market. But what we don’t hear about often enough is how amazing their mineral blushes are. I think they often are overshadowed and unfortunately go unnoticed, which is a shame because they are some of the best blushes I’ve ever tried (bold statement, I know!) and they definitely deserve more recognition.
Honestly, I never found Becca’s packaging to be that exciting so that’s not what drew me to these. I read somewhere someone called them mini UFOs, and that’s pretty accurate to me! It is handy that the edges are semi-rubberised, which means we can get a good grip on the product (less shattered casualties). The compact comes with a mirror which is always appreciated. Becca Mineral Blushes have 6g/0.21oz of product, which is pretty standard. Now onto the thing I like the most about these beauties – the formula. These powders are creamy, finely milled, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record – they’re amazingly blendable! Seriously, these blushes just about blend themselves. They are also super pigmented, so just make sure to tap excess off and slowly build up the intensity. They are very long lasting on the skin – around 8-9 hours on me before I start to notice fading. I own three shades – Sweet Pea, Wild Honey and Songbird.
I wanted to start with Sweet Pea because it’s my favourite of the three, and probably in my top 5 favourite blushes ever. The shade is described as a rosy plum, but to me it’s a warm medium brown, with the slightest hint of rosiness; I definitely don’t see any plum characteristics. This shade is beautiful on those with light-medium yellow/olive undertones! It would also make for a great blush/bronzer hybrid on lighter skin tones. It’s a beautiful satin finish that has a sheen to it, adding luminosity to the skin. It’s one of those blushes I’d definitely repurchase if I ran out.
I featured Wild Honey in my June favourites and I mentioned it was a Jaclyn Hill inspired purchase – she raved about this blush so many times! It’s a gorgeous peachy nude blush with warm undertones and a distinct hint of orange. Like Sweet Pea, it’s a nice satin finish that leaves a lovely sheen on the skin. It’s the kind of blush that goes with absolutely any makeup look, and one that you can always fall back on for natural-looking flushed cheeks. Wild Honey could also act as a blush/bronzer hybrid depending on your skin tone. I’m so into nude shades like this at the moment, can’t get enough!
Songbird was my first ever Becca product, so it holds a special place in my heart. I purchased it on a whim during last year’s Boxing Day sales and all it took was one small dusting on my cheeks to know I needed more Becca in my life! This one is a peachy pink shade with a hint of copper and gold shimmer through it, and probably on the ‘very dupable’ side of things. It is more shimmery compared to Sweet Pea and Wild Honey, but in a way that just adds a lovely glow, sans the pore emphasising. This is a stunning shade for spring/summer and would look good on a wide range of skin tones.
Hopefully through the swatches you are able to get an idea on the skin-like finish these blushes have!
I cannot recommend these enough – they’re amazing blushes, and every blush lover should have at least one in their collection! Becca have recently added three beautiful new shades to the range although I’m not sure they’re available in Australia yet; but I definitely want to expand my collection (
though I have enough blush for at least three lifetimes, it’s my weakness!). Have you tried Becca blushes? What is your favourite blush formula?