I recently picked up the BECCA Beach Tint Duo from Sephora. It’s a Sephora exclusive set that includes two mini beach tints (.14 fl oz each) for $20 – full size is 0.24 fl oz for $25 each. I wanted to share my quick review for anyone thinking of trying this set, as I’m not sure how long Sephora will have it in stock.
The shades in the set are Watermelon and Fig.
Watermelon is pinky red. BECCA describes it as a bright pink. It gives cheeks a super healthy, youthful flush. The color is quite saturated, so it should show up on darker skintones. It has a watermelon scent.
Fig is a light brown-peach. BECCA describes it as a tea rose pink. I was expecting to love Fig, but unfortunately it doesn’t show up on my cheeks at all. It’s actually pretty surprising how invisible it is – I thought it would at least give a hint of nude brown color. I wouldn’t recommend this shade unless you’re very fair. My inner arm is a lot lighter than the rest of my skin, probably about NC15, so you can see the color in the swatches. Fig also has a fruity scent (I’ve never smelled a fig, but I’m assuming it smells like this).
These have a thin, water-y feel, but are still creamier than stains like Benetint and Posietint. For me, these work best applied over an emollient foundation or moisturizer. I find that gives me a few extra seconds for blending and getting the color even. Once applied, I don’t recommend going back to add color, as it seems to mess with the first layer and can start looking patchy. You can see what I’m talking about in the swatches – I had trouble getting the color even. This is definitely an apply-blend-and-don’t-touch-again product.
For me, this set isn’t a must-have. The beach tints are lovely – if you’re looking for super quick flushed cheeks, they fit the bill. You just need to be careful when selecting colors. I personally would’ve preferred to purchase one full-sized beach tint, since I know I won’t get much use from Fig. Unless you’re very fair, my recommendation is to try these in store before purchasing. They come in a well-edited selection of flattering, natural colors, so you’ll probably be able to find one you like and that shows up well on your skin. Or just opt for deeper or brighter shades, like Watermelon, which I think would work with nearly all skin tones.
L-R: Fig, Watermelon
L-R: Fig, Watermelon
- Where to Buy: Online and in-stores at Sephora (this kit is a Sephora exclusive); beccacosmetics.com, check Where to Buy for retail locations near you
- Price: ~$20.00 for the set; regular sized beach tints are $25.00 each
- Availability: BECCA is available in Australia, Europe, and the US
- Animal Testing Policy: BECCA is cruelty-free.
What do you think? Are these something you’d try? What products do you use for an effortless flush? Let me know in the comments.