I absolutely adore BECCA Cosmetics. I discovered them quite a few years ago and have a been a huge fan ever since. My client card is several pages long and has VIP – LOVES BECCA written on the front (which always gives me a giggle!).
Recently, I was invited to have my makeup done using the new BECCA Cosmetics Dethroned Collection. As BECCA says – “be inspired by the bold look of regal elegance”.
After more than ten years, the BECCA Cosmetics product range is having a bit of a shakeup. There will be three major lines of products which will work back together. The Dethroned Collection features two of these – Ultimates and Perfectors.
The Dethroned Collection introduces BECCA’s first matte lipstick – the Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in eight bold and dramatic colours. The Dethroned Collection also offers four fabulous shades in another new product – the Ultimate Creme Eyeliner.
Two Perfector products also make up part of the Dethroned Collection – the Lip Priming Perfector and the Eye Priming Perfector. We were so busy catching up and chatting, as well as me oohing and aahing over the new colours that we completely forgot to use the Eye Priming Perfector when having my makeup done, but the Lip Priming Perfector is, well, perfection!
Packed with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to plump the lips, and Hypocire A (no, I don’t know what that means either) to smooth and hydrate the lips, it helped my lipstick last the distance. Now that I’m fast approaching my Big Four Oh My Gods, looking after my lips is even more important. Laugh lines can be adorable. Lip wrinkles filled with encroaching colour? Not so much.
To complete the Dethroned Collection, there is a gorgeous dove grey nail colour named Camelot. Tres elegant!
Ultimate Matte Lip Colour
This high-impact lipstick imparts rich, intense colour with a creamy, ultra-matte finish. Hydrating formula glides on comfortably and stays in place.
Kimba Likes says:
I think there is nothing more glam than something unexpected and a bold matte lip in the summer fits the bill perfectly. This looks like a matte but feels like a cream, and it lasts and lasts. Long wear lippies don’t tend to be comfy but BECCA got this formulation bang on. So easy to apply too. I’m a big fan.
Ultimate Creme Eyeliner
Colour-rich and long-wearing, this versatile formula lays down with the precision of a liquid liner and the ease of a cream. Brush on smooth, dramatic strokes, smudge for a smokey kajal effect or glide over lids as intense shadow.
Kimba Likes says:
I couldn’t resist the luxurious tones of Renaissance, a matte brown, with hints of plum undertones. It is so easy to apply with a variety of different eyeliner brushes. The ones I tend to use are a little angled liner brush for along the lash line, in a push and wiggle motion, followed by a smudger brush to blend the colour. The matte colours can be worn on the waterline. A really fabulous and versatile product in such rich bejewelled colours.
The lovely Megan made me up with Radiant Skin Foundation in Sand. Turns out I might have picked up a bit of colour over the summer! She set the foundation with Mineral Powder in Bliss, and hid my imperfections with Praline Compact Concealer.
My eyes were made up with Ultimate Eye Colour Quad in Astro Violet (I have this one and adore it) and Ultimate Creme Eyeliner in Renaissance.
My lips were perfected with the Lip Priming Perfector and made uber glamorous with Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Josephine. My look with completed with Mineral Blush in Terracotta and Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone.