Friday, March 29, 2013

BECCA Beach Tint Duo in Watermelon and Fig

During the last Sephora VIB sale in November, I picked up the BECCA Beach Tint Duo containing shades Fig and Watermelon. And as makeup hoarders are wont to do, I tucked it away in a drawer for months and promptly forgot about it.


Each Beach Tint from this set is 4ml / 0.14 fl oz -- as you can see, woefully small. But do not be dismayed, my obsessed makeup lovers. Even as I'm heartily sick of this phrase myself, it must be stated that a little goes a long way.


Beach Tints are formulated to add a natural wash of colour to cheeks or lips. My preference is to use it on cheeks as blush, because unless the shade is very dark, these dual-purpose products don't tend to show up on my lips at all. The product also claims to be oil-free, streak-free and water-resistant. It's often touted as one of the handiest things to carry in... *drumroll* a beach bag, for those precise reasons.


I had some doubts about the texture, because I tend to be really picky about non-powder blushers. Liquids are horribly messy, stain the fingertips and don't blend easily. The worst thing about liquids is that you have to work at the speed of light, which is not possible to do well first thing in the morning when you haven't even had the first cup of caffeine. And while I love cream blushers, I prefer the ones that go on velvety smooth as opposed to wet and emollient. (I will always opt for products that require less blending.) For some reason, I had fears that the Beach Tint was of the liquidy emollient variety. It's not.


It is incredibly easy to blend with fingertips, which is my usual preferred method for applying cream shadows and blushers. It glides well over cheeks primed with foundation. And while Watermelon looks at first as if it might be intense (described as "bright pink" on the Sephora website), it's actually a lovely rose that mimics the natural flush of my cheeks and ends up looking almost neutral. As for Fig, you can see how pale it is. It's described as "tea rose pink" but to me it looks just a touch darker than some BB creams out there. Since it was useless to me, I traded it away in a makeup swap and don't regret it.

As for its water-resistant claims, I look forward to testing out Watermelon during intense heat waves and humid days of a proper Toronto summer.

The Beach Tint Duo is available at Sephora online and in-store for CAD$24. That's $12 each, as opposed to the full size tints that cost CAD$30 for 7ml / 0.24 fl oz. I wish all the shades came in a mini size option. Even better, how about a complete set of all the Beach Tints in mini sizes??? (Please, BECCA.) Already my eyes are roaming to the other shades, primarily Papaya.

Have you tried BECCA Beach Tints?

41 comments:

  1. Hi Liz,

    I really like the color of Fig (which I suppose is not so much color... minor details). It seems like something I'd go for on a normal basis. Papaya is beautiful but intimidates me a bit! That said--- judging from your orange lippie post, it seems like it would be a natural fit in your collection! :)

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    1. Fig is beautiful but it just does not show up on my skin. :(

      I do really like Papaya. I feel a kind of "zing" just by staring at pictures of it!

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    1. I've been lusting after Beach Tints for a while. Unfortunately/fortunately these duos were nowhere to be seen in the Sephora check out area.

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    2. I see a lot of this in the well-stocked Sephora in downtown, but there wasn't any in the last location I was at. Get them to call around and see if there's a store carrying them near you!

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  3. These are my go to blushes for summer and holidays. I have both of these and love them. Grapefruit is my fave!

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    1. It's perfect for toting around. So small yet effective!

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  4. I really want to try these!!! I think Bronzerbunny had mentioned she picked up this duo as well. I think this formula might be something I really like!! I tend to stay away from creams because they don't seem to last on me, though one of my very favorite colors of blush EVER is NARS Penny Lane. But I can't remember the last time I wore it because it's a cream. Darn. And any liquidy blush I've tried just seems weird and yes, sets too quickly and I end up looking like a blotchy mess - not a good look!! LOL!! Thanks for the review...I need to check these out!

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    1. I think a lot of us hopped on it during the VIB sale. I hear there's another one coming up. ;)

      I tend to carry around cream blush for touch-ups since it doesn't require a brush, so longevity is never really a huge issue with me. Penny Lane is super pretty - you might like Fig if Penny Lane is your go-to.

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  5. A mini set of lots of colors would be awesome! They really do wear for a long time. I think I want another shade, but you know, I really don't use cream blushes that often. Hmmmmm.

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    1. I was thinking along the lines of what Fresh did with their tinted balms during Xmas. A BECCA Beach Tint set like that would be the best.

      I'm glad that I have the teeny tiny one after hearing about the separation issues. The small tube isn't exactly easy to shake.

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    2. Oh yes, a set of mini BTs would be divine!

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  6. Oh, I used to have Watermelon and then it went bad in less than a year. It would have been great if it didn't separate. I still maintain that these Becca beach tints are more suitable for those in cooler climate >.< Either that, or I bought a dud.

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    1. I've never heard of these guys having that issue! So glad you told me before I sprung for a regular size. I'll have to remember to store mine in the fridge during summer. ;)

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  7. I have this in Raspberry. It came in a gift set that my boyfriend got me. I really like it, but I don't know if I'll repurchase when it runs out because it's so expensive!

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    1. Let's cross that bridge when we get there. I'm wondering how many uses are in the small size and whether I'll ever finish a blush in my lifetime. @___@

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  8. I started collecting these Becca beach tints since last year (my first one was Watermelon!) i also found that they tend to separate after a while and I had to squeeze and shake it to make the contents usable again. I agree these r very handy and foolproof to use too! My fave shade is Fig, and I'm eyeing Lychee!! :D

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    1. Ahhhh, I hate the idea of the product separating in the tube! >__< I think that's enough to make me stop eyeballing new shades for a while.

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  9. I love Becca Beach Tints! I have Watermelon and Gauva and really like the natural hint of colour they add to cheeks, and how easy they are to apply. I've actually had Fig on my wishlist for a while and I've been eyeing Dragonfruit recently, too. It looks like it would be a great shade for summer!

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    1. Fig would look awesome on you! You have the perfect complexion for it. I can't believe how long it took me to try these, because now I'm in love.

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  10. I love the texture of these! I want to love Fig, but it's just a touch too pale to really work on me. I had Dragonfruit but sold it - it was too similar to too many other shades I had.

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    1. The shades tend to run quite natural and I have a lot of similar shades as well. The only one I'm lemming is Papaya because it's so vibrant. :D

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  11. These are both so pretty and wearable! I swatch them every time I go to Sephora, but still haven't picked any up! Must remedy this situation!!!!!!

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    1. That was one of the reasons I finally caved; I was forever looking at them and got tired of admiring from afar. Do try, Helen. I think you'll really like them. :)

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    2. I will definitely try them next time I go to Sephora! <3

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  12. I keep lusting these in Sephora, but I have so many blushes! Papaya is on my to-buy list though =)

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    1. Papaya is STUNNING. I don't care how many blushes I have. Some day it'll be mine. ;)

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  13. Oh my gosh I want them both. Before summer, they will be MINE. Bwahahahaha!

    I mean, these look nice!

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  14. I looked at this set a few times but passed because I figured they wouldn't be dark enough on me. I wish they'd do a bigger set too!!! And while I normally dislike deluxe sample sizes of anything, these (along with the Shimmering Skin Perfector) are totally perfect at the smaller size because they look cute, are a mini-replica of the real thing, and since they only require a tiny dab, still probably contain more than I'll need in a lifetime (or at least, I may potentially use it up, which would be EXCELLENT).

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    1. I think Watermelon would still impart a nice subtle flush on you, but maybe you need Papaya!

      I also have a rule against buying sample size things, but I know that I'd never finish a regular size of these guys and I have a huge fear of cream/liquid products going bad. The cute factor also helped a lot. Basically agreeing with your whole comment here, because I do feel hopeful that I can finish this! Finish a blush - imagine that. :D

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  15. I have this set and I love it in theory - I think the size is perfect. They smell amazing. I agree with you on Fig - it's really, really light. It barely shows up on me! I quite like Watermelon, and I haven't tried it on my lips yet but I have high hopes.

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    1. You know, I haven't actually noticed the smell. I'll have to sniff next time.

      I tried on the lips but wasn't impressed. My lips are dry crusty things and need some GLOSS.

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  16. Funny you should write this post because I was literally only looking at this on the Feel Unique website the other day (I think it was Feel Unique...). The size wouldn't be an issue for me since I doubt I'd get through a whole tube. Good to hear the formulation makes blending easy, though I agree that Fig would probably be useless on my skin tone (at least you managed to swap it away).

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    1. Oh, I hope you try, because I really love it. I also wish they'd come out with more shades eventually. Maybe you can get the duo and swap away Fig like I did. :)

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  17. I have this same mini-duo. I was SO so sad about Fig not showing up on my skintone at ALL--I had been obsessed with Fig for a long long time. Another one I've been lusting after for a long time is the cream blush in Turkish Rose. I think that one will show up much better and I can't wait to get it!

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    1. Yeah, I was bummed about Fig too but knew other people would jump at it. It also makes a nice little gift to a makeup beginner. :) I'm not familiar with BECCA's cream blush because Sephora doesn't carry it, but I'm sure it's lovely.

      p.s. Having just looked it up on the BECCA website, I'm staggered that those suckers are USD$48 each (!!!). O___O

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    2. Oh are they?? Good God, I hadn't even glanced at the price tag!! :P haha

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  18. My tube of Watermelon seems to have been forgotten in my makeup drawer too...

    I think I was a little overwhelmed when I first used it and learned the "little goes a looooonnnngg way" lesson the hard way - D'oh! I may just have to give it another go because I agree the colour is lovely on the cheeks if applied with a lighter touch.

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    1. I have a heavy hand when it comes to blush but was super cautious with this. Maybe it's because you're much more paler than I am, but to me it was almost impossible to overdo Watermelon on my cheeks. Love how naturally it wears!

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