The new BECCA Sunlit Bronzers ($ 38 each)
Basically, BECCA’s been winning at life lately. I like everything they’d done lately, especially their complexion products over the past couple of months — the Chrissy Teigen Palette, the Sunchaser Palette and now the new $ 38 Sunlit Bronzers.
They’ve totally set the bar higher for glamorous yet natural-looking face makeup.
Yeah, not that I need another bronzer in my life, but these Sunlit Bronzers freakin’ slay. They’re available now online at Sephora, the BECCA website, and they recently showed up at Sephora stores, too.
There are five shades, and all of them, except for Maui Nights, the bronzer for deep skin tones, have neutral golden undertones, rather than warm orange or rosy gold undertones (Maui Nights is more reddish), and I think that’s the main reason why they look so much like a real tan.
Bali Sands — Inspired by warm, glistening Balinese beaches (ah…), this subtle golden beige/bronze will give all-over warmth to fair skin tones.
Capri Coast — This warm golden brown achieves perfect sun-kissed radiance on light and medium skin tones.
Bronzed Bondi — This medium amber for medium skin tones will make you look like you just spent a dreamy day at the beach.
Ipanema Sun — This medium auburn brown is inspired by the sun-drenched shores of Ipanema and gives medium and darker skin tones a healthy, golden glow.
Maui Nights — Perfect for deep skin tones, this ultra-rich, sienna-kissed bronze evokes the rich, warm glow of mesmerizing Maui.
— beccacosmetics.com (paraphrased)
When you roll up to the display (ideally without a basket, girl!!!), take a finger and glide it across the pan so you can feel and experience the magic in person.
Are they powders?? Are they creams?? Technically, these are powder bronzers, but they feel almost wet, right? That’s the special sauce with BECCA powders and these bronzers. They’re crazy creamy.
Swatches from the top: Bali Ssands, Capri Coast, Bronzed Bondi, Ipanema Sun and Maui Nights
If the swatch on your arm looks shiny, don’t worry. Once that bronzer is on your cheeks and you start working and blending it in, it’ll look more like a satin that wants to become a matte — or, like a matte that dreams of being a satin but can’t quite decide if it should go all in.
Wearing Ipanema Sun on my cheekbones
I love ’em all, even the lighter ones (Bali Sands and Capri Coast) that don’t really bronze my tan self. But I use them as eyeshadows.
Ingredients in the Capri Coast shade
Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Paraffin, Polyethylene, Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine)
Actually, all of these bronzers double as shadows, which is an idea I got from the bronzer in the Chrissy Teigen palette. Try Maui Sands with MAC Costa Riche as a base. SO GOOD! Or Bronzed Bondi (ohmigawd!), buffed on top of black smudgy liner. Spirit fingers and magic all the way. ?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I’m having a hard a hard time processing Chris Cornell’s passing. I’ve been on the verge of tears a few times. I’ve been listening to my favorite song of his, Preaching The End of the World, a lot today.
I listened to his music throughout college and all through my 20s, and it reminds of that time in my life. Fifty-two is so young, you know?At one point, it seemed far away, but when you’re in your 40s and you see someone passing away in their 50s…oh, my gosh, you still have a lot of life to live after that. ?
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