Becca Mineral Blush in Sweet Pea - review and swatches


I recently reviewed my Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey (see here) and thought I may as well keep going and review the other two I own as well.

Next up is Sweet Pea, which is probably my least favourite of the three colours I own (the other is Bolero), but I still really like it and wear it often, so that's saying something.

The reason I don't like it as much is because it's more of a pinky brown nude (despite being called a 'rosy plum nude' by Becca), unlike the peachy brown Wild Honey and the browny brown Bolero - colours that suit me a little better than this does. But I still love it and reach for it over many other blush formulas since Becca makes such a great blush.

I do love the Becca packaging - I think it's classy without being over-the-top and it's interesting as well. I've seen a few people call Becca powders 'little UFOs' and indeed they look just like that, in a simple and understated way.

Each compact is sturdy and comes complete with a mirror. I've also found that my Becca products don't attract fingerprints like eg my Nars and Hourglass ones do (although at least the Hourglass ones are easy to clean), so that's worth mentioning if dirty packaging is something that bothers you. Whie I'm sure my fingerprints are all over them, it's just that they don't show up as much.

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

I've photographed the compact in direct sunlight above and in natural light below. You can see it's a beautiful nude colour with some very fine sparkles: these don't translate to the face so you won't look glittery (phew), but they do add a slight sheen that lifts the cheeks.

There's the colour below. It looks brown here but it starts to look a little more rosy when applied.

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

Same shot, taken in natural light:

And in the shade:

Wearing the blush, shot taken in natural light (click on any image to enlarge it; and note I've been quite heavy handed with it, so the colour will show up well):

And again, natural light:

And here's what it looks like if I apply just a little, as I would when I'm not photographing it (natural light):

Last one, wearing just a little:


As I said in my review of Wild Honey, all blushes should be as good as this one. Honestly, I can't fault it.

It's described as a 'rosy plum nude' but on me it's more rosy and I don't notice anything plum about it, so do be aware of that if you're after something more plum. 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. Indeed, I can say that about all three Becca blushes that I own.

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). 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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