Taking the beauty world by storm…
It’s fair to say that these two items featured here, are pretty much consuming the beauty world right now. Bloggers and Vloggers worldwide are raving about these recent releases! Yip – I’m talking about the Limited Edition BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold & BECCA The One Perfecting Brush.
I headed in to APOTHEKA (previously known as Glamorpuss Cosmetics) located at 16 Osborne St in Newmarket, to get my hands on these two gems, which believe me is no small feat, as they are selling out faster than you can say new release NAKED palette! We know all to well, when something becomes the hottest ticket in the beauty industry, unfortunately it also means it will eventually get to ‘sold out worldwide’ status, especially when one of the items is ‘Limited Edition’. So, if you’re based in New Zealand and are trying to track these down – head to Apotheka as they still had some in stock when I was there. Or if you’re not based in Auckland, check them out online: Apotheka. Aaaanyway, I just thought I’d start by telling you where you can get these right at the beginning of this post, for those that are already well aware of these beauty gems, but are struggling to track them down. Now, on to the all important BECCA products…
I want to start with BECCA’s “The One Perfecting Brush” as this is such an exciting new beauty product! A brush that can do the work of 10 makeup tools gets a huge thumbs-up from me! This brush replaces: foundation, powder, contour, bronzer, stipple, blush, fan, and concealer brushes, kabuki, and sponge. It’s basically the ‘swiss army knife’ of makeup brushes. At first I was like “woah – this is a large brush, how the heck is this going to do the work of all the different sized brushes I would normally use?”. But you soon get the hang of it, and it does do an absolutely brilliant job, as it contours to your face at any angle, perfectly! And you can go straight from applying liquids, to applying creams, to powders, without having to clean the brush between application. It’s made with high quality goat hair, so it’s non-porous and there’s no product wastage through absorption. I could go on and on about how it works (and you know how I love to ramble when I get excited about a beauty product), however when I was first checking out “The One Perfecting Brush” I came across this You Tube video by BECCA Style Director – Kerry Cole, and it was pretty much the deciding factor as to whether I needed this brush (oohhh and I needed this brush!). So go ahead and check it out, as Kerry explains what this brush does and how, perfectly.
The other BECCA product that is flying out the door and into the hands of beauty gurus worldwide, is the Limited Edition Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold (basically the most beautiful, ethereal, shimmering highlighter I’ve ever seen). I am utterly obsessed with highlighting products, and anyone that knows me will confirm this obsession. When I’m creating a makeup look, the icing on the cake, so to speak, is a luminescent highlighting powder swept over the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. Now what you don’t often find in a highlighter, and what sets this particular one apart from the rest, is its rose-gold hue and appearance of finely ground crystals. There are many highlighters on the market that have the basic silver, gold or bronze base tone, but a true ‘rose-gold’ highlighter – not so common. The other unique aspect with this BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector is that unlike the traditional pressed powder method, which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced colour dispersion. It’s been described as crushed gems in powder form, and I couldn’t agree more!
Rose-gold kisses and Becca wishes xx
A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye