Which Products are in Rebecca's Handbag?
Rebecca explained that she’s currently favouring the BECCA Lip Balm (out later this year) paired with the lovely Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss. They’re both packed with nourishing goodies like Jojoba, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter and she told me that these were great at keeping her lips hydrated during the flight over. She also confessed that the lovely vanilla and cinnamon scent is enough to curb sweet cravings which sounds good to me!
She’s been pairing the sophisticated glossy lip with Guava Beach Tint on the cheeks and the Automatic Liner Pencil in Majorca pushed into the lashes for definition. The eyeliners that will be released with the new collection are fabulous. There are two colours, Goa – a chocolate brown with bronze flecks and Majorca – a richly pigmented black. They’re a twist up type pencils that come with a smudger and a little sharpener on the end. They’re waterproof and just don’t budge at all once they’ve set. A real must have for liner fans!
Rebecca told me about how she’ll often be inspired by an idea for a collection and then discover that quite by accident she’s chosen colours that are really on trend for that season. This is no mean feat when the seasons are in reverse in her native Australia. The gorgeous coral colours in the Halcyon Days collection are a great example of Rebecca's feel for what's now. I especially like the pairing of neutrals with the bright coral cheek and gloss colours in the palette which I makes it approachable for people like me who are nervous of bright colour.
|Halcyon Days Palette|
|Bronzer/Illuminator duo, Mineral Blushers and Palette from the Halcyon Days collection|
New BECCA Nail Colour
Rebecca was really excited about the new nail polishes that are coming out with the Halcyon Days collection and quite rightly so. I commented on how I thought the beautiful shades would be perfect for a summer pedicure. Her tip, never have a matching manicure and pedicure. There are three colours released with the collection: Tangerine Dream -a bright sunset coral, Dancing Barefoot - an apricot nude and Summerdaze - a retro pastel pink.
I especially wanted to mention Dancing Barefoot. It's such a pretty colour and I'd describe it as a grown-up pastel shade. If you're looking for a pastel nail colour but find most of them look 'wrong' or tippex-y, I'd recommend giving this a try. These polishes are 3-free and also free from Camphor. They have a wide, pro-style brush and a slightly rubberised neck which make application really easy. I had a manicure done with one of the polishes on the day and it lasted so well. I didn't take it off for four days (unheard of for me) and even managed to keep the colour on a pinky nail for a full week. All in the name of research you understand.
Rebecca’s Desert Island pick
Rebecca and I share something in common, our love of concealer. Her desert island choice would be their concealer. She told me it’s one of the products that really started the brand. Before anything else, primers, colours etc., this is the one to get right. With 34 shades there should be one out there for everyone and Rebecca says if they haven’t got your match, they need to make a new one!
Favourite colour products?
I asked Rebecca about her favourite BECCA colour products and her personal favourites are their crème blusher and beach tint. I have both of these and I can understand her choice, they’re both so easy to use. If you're a fan of cream formula blushers I'd really recommend giving them a try.
The New Primers
I don't use primers very often but I've been very interested in the new BECCA primers and took the opportunity to ask Rebecca about them. They come in three different formulas and I was fascinated to hear that she herself will mix and match her primers, applying them to different areas of the face depending on her needs. I had often wondered if this would be possible. So it’s great to get the advice from an expert.
BECCA Halcyon Days Video from ZunetaBeauty
The Halycon Days collection is released this week. As well as the palette, eyeliners, beach tint in Guave and nail polishes, there is also a Bronzer & Illuminator duo and two mineral blushers. My thanks to Rebecca and all of BECCA Cosmetics team for giving up their time to talk to me.
Promotional images of the Halcyon Days collection courtesy of www.makeup4all.com