Sensual femininity is accentuated this season with BECCA’s Paradise Lost Collection, an alluring selection of coquettish shades fit for enchantment. Inspired by a garden of earthly delights, lips and cheeks are in full bloom with windswept pink, eyes are gilded in bronze, and skin is effortlessly illuminated with a dusting of golden beige shimmer.
This is going to be a beautiful collection! The cheeks and lips are a soft pinky-coral that is surprisingly wearable and feminine. The eyes are a simple wash of shimmering bronze. New items for Paradise Lost are a Lip and Cheek Creme in Tuberose, a Soft Touch Blush in Coquette, an Eye Tint in Gilt and a Nude Lip Liner Duo in Fondant. Daiquiri Glossy Lip Tint and Ultimate Mascara in Black (new from Holiday 2007) are repromoted items.
As of now I have Tuberose Lip and Cheek and Daiquiri Glossy Lip Tint so I tried to fake the look with my extensive BECCA collection and I was surprised at the fresh soft coral pop of the cheeks and lips and how comfortable and flattering the look is (one of these days it will stick in my head that coral shades are one of my favorites). I faked Coquette with Wisp Soft Touch Blush but Wisp is darker than Coquette which is much closer in shade to the super popular Hyawatha Pressed Shimmer Powder according to BECCA. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Fondant is a pink matte nude with a skin tone beige highlighter (I asked and it is slightly different than the highlighting end of Nougat Lip Liner). Gilt Eye Tint is a shimmering bronze which thrills me to no end. Some of you may know I am a huge fan of BECCA Eye Tint. It makes a fabulous, crease-proof, waterproof, base to any shadow as well as looking good on its own and perfect for setting BECCA Shimmer Powders, Jewel Dusts and Soft Touch blushes (I love to set Wisp into Baroque, the original Eye Tint shade).
I wish I had all the products to give you a full review but these are some of BECCA's most tried and true items and knowing their good taste in colors I can only assume I will be very happy when my box of BECCA Spring arrives on my doorstep!
Please click on the pictures of the collection and the two models for larger images.
BECCA PARADISE LOST SWATCHES AND INFORMATION
Eye Tint - Gilt ($24) golden bronze
An ingenious eye crème with a unique formulation that glides on as a crème and sets to a powder. This
long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-resistant and easy to apply tint glides on effortlessly for highly
pigmented, streak-free colour. Apply with fingers or a brush.
The Ultimate Mascara - Black ($24) rich black
This advanced, water-resistant, micro-tubing mascara formula lengthens and thickens the lashes while a
conical shaped brush curls, lifts and separates in one easy coat. Contains anti-oxidants, vitamins, and
minerals to strengthen lashes and reduce lash loss.
Soft Touch Blush - Coquette ($32) golden beige shimmer
Exuding a celestial-like glow, this semi-matt formula has a sheer, silky texture. Infused with micro-fine
shimmer particles, this streak-free, delicate powder provides an angelic veil of colour to the cheeks and
is preservative and paraben free
Lip & Cheek Creme - Tuberose ($29) watermelon pink
The richly pigmented formulation of BECCA Lip and Cheek Crème makes it the ultimate multi tasker.
Created to suit any complexion, this versatile, super blendable crème can be applied over or under
other make-up for an effortless finish without shimmer. Apply to cheeks and lips with fingertips or a
crème blush brush or lip brush.
Nude Liner Pencil - Fondant ($23 ) skin tone beige/pink nude
This convenient, dual-ended pencil can be used to both plump and define lips. It has a light, skin toned
beige colour on one end, and a darker pink toned shade on the other end. Use to lighten just outside
the lip line to create fuller looking lips and help prevent lipstick from bleeding. Use the neutral pinky-
nude side to define lips and as a base beneath lip tints, lip crèmes or lipsticks.
Glossy Lip Tint - Daiquiri ($23) shimmery fleshy pink
A long lasting translucent gloss that delivers radiant shine with a splash of colour. Deliciously scented
with a hint of strawberry parfait, this luxurious formulation is silky-smooth and completely non-sticky.
GET THE LOOK
• Skin – Follow the Skin Perfecting Makeup System for sheer, natural and
• Cheeks – Apply Lip and Cheek Crème in Tuberose to the apples of the
cheeks for an innocent, pretty-in-pink flush. Next, dust Soft Touch Blush in
Coquette onto the cheekbones to add an illuminating sheen to the skin.
• Eyes – Softly wash Eye Tint in Gilt is across the eyelids. Coat top and bottom
lashes with The Ultimate Mascara in Black.
• Lips – For a sexy pout, define lips with Nude Liner Pencil in Fondant, then top
with Lip & Cheek Crème in Tuberose. Add Glossy Lip Tint in Daiquiri for added
Paradise Lost is due out mid March and can be purchased from the following stores
Thank you to BECCA Cosmetics for all images and information!