Thursday, October 14, 2010

Becca Cream Eyeshadows: Graphite and Patina

My cream eyeshadow phase hasn't ended just yet... 

I got these Becca babies at Adora, Greenbelt 5. They retail for Php1,750 (approx. USD40) but they had a promotion wherein selected items had 50% OFF the price, plus a "Buy One Take One" deal. Then I had a store voucher so I only paid Php375 (approx. USD9) for the two cream shadows. I love it when I get great products for cheap! Who doesn't?! :P

I got Graphite - a smoky, shimmery black with violet undertone, and Patina - a rich olive green shade.

Packaging is very luxe and durable, not flimsy at all. The mirror is a nice touch, it makes it more convenient for traveling.
Judging from the pans, I had the impression that Patina will be my favorite out of the two, but when I swatched them Graphite blew me away! Its such a beautiful color, especially for doing smokey eyes or if you want a simple but edgy eyeliner.

Swatches on bare skin: Graphite (left), Patina (right)

another angle:
Both can be used as eyeshadow and/or as eye liner, I am attracted to cream eyeshadows because they are so easy to blend and application is fool proof, you don't even need a brush, how simple can it get? My only negative comment is they tend to make my eyelids oilier which WILL lead to smudging. ->not pretty. But a good eyeshadow primer can always fix that. ;)

Have you ever tried Becca cosmetics? What is your favorite product from the brand?


23 comments:

  1. Oh good job on getting a great discount on the Becca Cosmetics! The colors are so pretty, thanks for the swatches. Graphite looks especially colors and multi-dimensional. :) I've tried Becca lipsticks, the formula was really great but the color (red) was awful on me. XD LOL

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  2. GOSH, cant believe these cream shadows have such good pigmentation! Graphite is so cool =D!!

    I have heard a lot of positive reviews on their concealer, really wanna try! but have to finish my laura mercier first =(

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  3. That was a great deal! I like Patina but those colors are really gorgeous! :P

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  4. Those colors are really gorgeous, especially the Graphite. I've never heard of this brand before. Although I would like to, I can't use cream shadows since I use the double eyelid stretch fiber on my eyelids.

    I can't wait to see an EOTD and/or FOTD with you using one or both of these.

    *Kat*

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  5. These 2 shades look great! Looks like will make good smokey eyes? I have not really heard of this brand before, probably not sold in Singapore... Looks like the kind of shade Chanel will have!

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  6. That was such a steal with the discount! and Graphite looks pretty!

    Be sure to check out snacks and confectionery from Muji when it opens ^^

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  7. my eyes bulged out at the price of the cream eyeshadows! But I was relieved you got it for a cheaper price haha =p

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  8. They compacts look like flying saucers--I think I have watched too many sci-fi movies.

    RYC: You're the kind and generous one.

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  9. Both of the shades are really pretty and pigmented! Thanks for the swatches~

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  10. WOW! I really love the colors, it's gorgeous.. wanna try it!!^^

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  11. Hi!!!It's the first time I heard about this brand....both color looks great....haven't tried any cream shadow yet...or are paintpots considered e/s...hehe...and the packaging looks so cool...

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  12. Pigment looks great and I think of iriscident smokey eyes but i can't use cream shadows due to our humidity here. Lids will turn oily after a while despite having primer on.

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  13. Both shades look pigmented. and it was a great deal! :)

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  14. lol you were kinda right about pigmentation of Canmake - it's moderate leaning towards sheer. This applies to their powder e/s i think...Their powder blush and cream blush is alright :)

    What have you tried from them so far ^^?

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  15. Thank you for the swatch, I love Becca stuff too :) really want their cream blush :)

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  16. hehe I haven't heard of so so many brands, but this cream shadow looks reallyy pretty. I like the metallic sheen and the shades that you picked!!

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  17. I tried Becca back when Sephora used to carry it. I believe it was the loose powder that I tried but I can't remember if I liked it or not. My guess is no since I'm not missing it...hehe. I do love the pigmentation on these though! Plus they are perfect shades for Fall. =D

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  18. oh that color is pigmented even on bare skin. i think patina is really pretty

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  19. These shades are very beautiful. Would love to see them on you for some fotds :D hehe

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  20. I've never heard of Becca cosmetics before but these shades look so pretty^^ You're right, graphite looks so nice and would look amazing as a liner!

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  21. Wowzers, that's really pretty! The packaging on your first pic makes them look like buttons, cute!

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  22. Graphite is so pretty!! I want to try the Becca brand but it's so hard to find :(

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