Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey - review and swatches


I'd begun to think I'd never get to writing this post today - it's been one of those mornings here and my daughter has been even more active and loud than usual. I'm rocking the pram with one foot as we speak so hopefully she'll drop off soon and I can write this post in peace. Fingers crossed!

Anyhoo. I have three Becca blushes and while I love all three, this one's my favourite because I reckon it's the best colour. It's the most beautiful peachy nude that looks natural on the cheeks and goes with any look. It's the kind of blush that I reach for when I don't know what else to wear because I know I'll be happy with the result.

I love the Becca flying saucer packaging and the compacts themselves are wonderfully streamlined and good for travel. Each compact comes with a mirror and they look high-end and classy without being too much.

As for formula, Becca blushes are in my top three formulations of all time (Hourglass and Kevyn Aucoin are the other two). The blushes are smooth and silky to the touch and they apply so well that you almost don't need to blend them - they do all the hard work themselves.

Becca claims/product details:
  • A luxury powder for cheeks, imparting natural, luminous colour that is ultra-kind to skin
  • Longwearing and delicate mineral formula
  • Contains a hint of highlight to lift the complexion
  • Never appears cakey or chalky
  • Infused with anti-oxidants such as vitamin a, e and c 
  • Formulated with a natural mineral complex including mica
  • Contains skin treating conditioners for smooth, even application
  • Free of parabens and phenoxyethanol, fragrance, alcohol, oil, chemical dyes, talc and other fillers
  • Packaged in a classic compact with mirror for on-the-go application
  • Available in seven shades
  • RRP $50 AUD for 6g, but do shop around

Above is what the colour looks like in direct sunlight, and below in natural light.


Natural light:

Below I've swatched it, unblended on the left and blended out on the right (direct sunlight):

Natural light:

Indirect sunlight:

Wearing the product in natural light (click on any image to enlarge it):

Indirect sunlight:

In the shade:


All blushes should be as good as this one. Honestly, I can't fault it.

It's described as a 'peachy nude' and that's exactly what it is. It's a beautifully natural colour and I never look overdone when I wear this, and it goes with any look and works in any season.

Wild Honey is one of those blushes that I always look forward to wearing, and I often need to force myself to reach for other blushes so I don't wear this every day and leave everything else to gather dust.

The consistency is smooth and creamy, and the product applies and wears well. I've never wound up with patchy, clown cheeks when I've worn this, which is a huge plus for me because I don't have time to spend ages working on my makeup every day. These also don't fade as quickly as some other blushes, so I don't need to touch-up throughout the day.

There's a beautiful luminosity to Becca blushes that never means you have specks of glitter on your face (at least, not with the three I own - the other two being Bolero and Sweet Pea). What you have instead is the smallest amount of sheen that lifts the face and looks completely natural.

The only thing to be aware of with these is: don't dig your brush into the pan because they are a touch on the soft side (one of the things I love about them), so you'll wind up with loose product in the pan if you go in too hard. That's not a criticism, just a comment.

They're pigmented but not so much so that you risk making mistakes, and they almost diffuse themselves. I'd go as far as to say that they're foolproof, or at least the ones I own are.

All in all, these are my HG blushes and I reckon they meet all their claims. The only bad thing about them is the price, although you can often find them heavily discounted at one of the online retailers. You'll find plenty of rave reviews about these blushes online, and for good reason.


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