Hello everyone! :)
Today's post will be on a product that I think falls under the radar (for the most part) within the beauty blogosphere: Becca's Sheer Lip Tints.
Now, these aren't your average lipsticks, in fact they're advertised as hydrating lip colours, that protect and nourish your lips. And with ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, honey and vitamin E, they do just that: their moisturising properties are immediately noticeable once applied on the lips!
The texture of these lip tints is very lightweight, in fact I 'd say that they 're pretty much halfway between a lipstick and a lip balm.
Of course, by biggest concern when ordering these, was that they weren't going to provide any coverage at all, knowing that they are sheer and moisturising lip products. Thankfully, that wasn't the case:
From what you can see on the photo above, they 're not as sheer as one would have thought and even though you can dab them on lightly, you can also get a lot more colour from a heavier application. I 'd say the coverage varies between sheer and medium, depending on the way you apply them on your lips.
Here's the lip swatches of the shades I went for (pretty safe choices, as usual):
- Estella is a beigey pink nude shade,
- Gisella is a neutral dusty pink, perfect all around the clock,
- Vendela is a lovely rose shade, and
- Laelia is a light brick colour (the perfect balance between an orange and a brown).
Their finish, as shown on the swatches, is not frosty at all (none of them contains any shimmer btw), but not matte either: they leave your lips with a very subtle sheen, sophisticated enough to satisfy those that detest any hint of frost on their lips!
Sadly, that subtle shine doesn't stay on for very long, the colour, however, would last on your lips for a good few hours (it passed my grilled cheese sandwich/water bottle test), without settling into those finer lines.
A couple more things worth mentioning are: a. the packaging: silver, sleek and heavy (nth like the...garish rouge volupte's), with a screw top that makes sure the lipstick won't accidentally open, and b. the pleasant scent, which is a mix of caramel, vanilla and cocoa butter.
Unfortunately, these products are not on the cheaper end of the spectrum (keep in mind that prices vary hugely from one e-tailer to another), but from my experience so far, they 're worth it!
Hope this post was of some help to someone (especially since the crappy swatches on the Becca website are more confusing than anything else)!
So, have you tried these sheer lip tints or any other sheer lip products/alternative to lipsticks?