Becca Endless Summer 2012 Collection – Ultimate Color Gloss Malibu Punch Review and FOTD

October 13, 2012

I really appreciate the way Becca release their makeup collections. They are one of the very few beauty houses (or perhaps the only) that schedule releases depending on the season of the country. The Becca Endless Summer 2012 Makeup Collection is just out in Australia. Whilst I find myself inevitably drawn to the dark and plummy shades from the current fall collection, it is refreshing to see the bright, tropical and summery hues.

Allow me to say – the Endless Summer Collection is the best collection Becca has ever done. Every shade is well edited for spring and summer, and the texture is superb. I had a very hard time limiting myself to a few products. After fiddling at the counter for 30 minutes, I settled with the Becca Ultimate Color Gloss Malibu Punch and their famous Beach Tint in Lychee. There were other products such as their Mineral Blushes that I was that close to buying, and even now I just can’t seem to get them out of my mind!

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The Becca Ultimate Color Gloss in Malibu Punch is a very intense and bright tangerine shade. This shade is worn by the model in their promotion campaign (here), and it looked absolutely stunning on her so it became their best selling shade from this range. Although it’s called a gloss, it almost feels like a liquid lipstick as the pigmentation is so intense, and delivers the ultimate bold color with a high glossy shine whilst feeling weightless on the lips. The lasting power is also phenomenal, as there is still a stain left on my lips after 4 to 5 hours of wear. Compared to the much raved YSL Glossy Stain, the Becca Ultimate Color Gloss truly deserves more credit, if not better.

I did my makeup differently in my FOTD today. To accentuate the bold lip color, I applied more-than-usual amount of bronzer in Nars Laguna along the cheeks and the jawline for a touch of sun-kissed warmth. Nars Luster is applied along the hollow of my cheekbones for a more defined look.  My eye makeup using Burberry Midnight Brown (reviewed here) is also more smoky hence it looks more dramatic than what I would normally wear. The overall result – romantic but with sharpness.

Other products used: Suqqu Moisturizing Cream Foundation( LOVE it!) and Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in 6.

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Becca-Ultimate-Color-Gloss-Malibu-Punch-endless-summer-2012-collection-swatch-fotd-3The Becca Ultimate Color Gloss retails for USD$24 and the entire Becca Line is available at Sephora now! I bought mine at David Jones for AUD$42.

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Ameenah October 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Oh wow! That gloss is gorgeous on you! I might have to add that to my list of things to buy! Haha. xx

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Martha October 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

That color is simply amazing on you! I had not given these glosses a first look, but I will have to check them out. I didn’t love YSL glossy stains because of the dry down sticky feeling, so these could be promising. Thanks for the review :)

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Kassia October 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

This looks great on you! I think the slightly more dramatic makeup looks lovely. I’m so happy Becca is at Sephora now – it’s in the States too! I just ordered their skin perfecter in pearl, which is super hard to find in the UK. And it was much cheaper than the UK price, too!

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Claire October 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I absolutely adore the whole makeup look you did here. Your eye makeup, blush and lip are like made for each other. Suqqu is an amazing brand, I hope they will release more new eyehsadow palettes soon. Their foundations are a dream come true. I am not surprised this is the best selling shade, it looks bright and yummy, great for summer. I wanted those glosses the day they got relleased but I am still wondering shich shade I should get (I know, I sometimes need my time, lol).

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Kimberley October 14, 2012 at 6:43 am

Oh this lip gloss is SO pretty!

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Kate October 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

Oh Reika, this might be my favourite look on you, ever. Love the way you paired such a summery juicy lip with a more dramatic eye.

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Hanne - Beautylovin October 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Your skin is just perfect! Love the color of this lip gloss! :)

Hanne
Xx

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Cindy October 15, 2012 at 4:37 am

Oh i LOVE this shade!! I also bought the beach tints ( i can’t get enough of Becca’s beach tints and lip and cheek cremes) in Dragonfruit and Papaya.

The only thing that bothers me is that eventhough the founder of Becca is from Perth, the stockists are limited to one or two stores (one being a hairdressing salon).

You look beautiful here, Reika. I would never have paired it with Nars Laguna and Luster but I really must try it :)

Cindy x

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Linda October 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

Lovely look Reika.
Have to resist buying everything you feature. Spotted this on adorebeauty for $33.60 and I purchased it haha.

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Reika October 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Thanks for letting me know it’s much cheaper on adorebeauty!!

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Linda October 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

I just saw this artwork and it reminded me of this gloss and your beautiful lips.

http://cghub.com/images/view/331788/

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Reika October 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Wow this is an amazing pic! I almost thought it’s a real person, and she’s so gorgeous! Yeh you right her lips is the same color as this gloss!

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xiao October 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

This look is impeccable, Reika! I love how everything goes together, and you, as usual, look like an absolute doll :)

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Jenni October 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

it’s nice to see that Becca seems to be stepping up in their game – the new glosses , new eye quartets, and new beach tint shades <3!!! the coral gloss looks awesome on you!

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