Following the success of the Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé, Becca has recently launched a new line of lip glosses that feature the same marbled effect! Out of curiosity, I picked one up because I have never seen or used a marbled lip gloss before! Does it really apply with a marbled effect on the lips? Is there anything extraordinary about it? Let's find out!
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé comes in a click-pen style with a flexible, easy-to-clean, slanted silicone applicator. The tip is soft and precise and I have successfully used it to apply the gloss directly on my lips without any problem. Most people prefer a doe-foot and regular lip gloss packaging but I suppose in order to maintain the marbled effect in the tube, click-pen is probably a better option. I personally don't have anything against it. Yes, it may not last as long as traditional gloss packaging because click pens tend to dispense too much product at times but honestly, I have never finished a lip gloss before and it would make me really, really happy if I ever finished this one!
It didn't take more than 6-7 clicks before the product oozed out to the tip for the first time. Dispensing too much is something I can deal with but what I'm not happy to see is when I reopen the cap for my next application, I'll see a glob of gloss sitting on the tip, and if I'm not careful removing the pen, that glob will smear and create a mess everywhere. So be sure to remove the pen slowly! :)
The product supposedly combines “a double dose of pigment and shimmer” to create a lightweight, marbled gloss formula. As you can see in the picture above, the gloss is released with a marbled effect indeed! Isn't it interesting? Each tube is unique since there may be more shimmer or pigment in the tube. Mine seems to have a nice balance between the two.
I picked up Lychee/Topaz which contains a mixture of bubblegum pink and reddish brown topaz pigments with lots and lots of ultra fine coppery gold shimmer. It has a really yummy fruity scent but it doesn't last long. “Soufflé” is the best word to describe the airy-whipped texture. In fact, in my arm swatch photo below, you'll see air bubbles throughout!
Lychee/Topaz has sheer to medium coverage with a little bit of translucency that allows your natural lip color to shine through. Its pink tone is rather neutral once applied so it's appropriate for both office and night time wear. The formula is fairly hydrating and seems to be slightly plumping. It doesn't feel thick or heavy, cling on to dry flakes, or settle into lip lines. It goes on nicely and provides a lip-smoothing effect that I really like. It also leaves such beautiful glossy shine that makes my lips appear fuller! :)
Unfortunately, the wonderful 2-toned gloss doesn't look like anything but an ordinary gloss once applied. In other words, you won't be seeing the marbled effect on the lips, just a pink gloss with shimmery golden sheen. It also requires gentle blending and pressing lips together to even out the color on the lips.
Another unusual thing about the gloss is it gets tackier and tackier the longer you wear it. In the first few minutes post application, it feels nice and smooth on but as soon as it sets, wow, talk about sticky! I'm talking hair-getting-stuck-onto-your-lips sticky! So if you are planning to be in a windy environment, this isn't probably the gloss you want to wear.
The lovely, gorgeous shine doesn't last very long, either. It fades within a couple hours, along with the pigment. By noon, my lips don't look like they have anything on, only the the tackiness is left behind until you remove the gloss.
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé may look interesting in the tube and arm swatches, but don't expect to see anything more than a typical pink gloss once applied on the lips. There is no marbled effect to be seen (and you probably shouldn't expect to) unless you dab it on without blending? I like the color and lip-smoothing effect but I'm not sure I'm willing to deal with the stickiness on a regular basis. Hence my advice, if you're interested in trying this product, I strongly encourage you to try it in-store first to see how you like it before committing to a full-size product!
Have you tried it? Do you find it sticky? Do you have any tips on how to deal with sticky glosses?