Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz Review & Swatches

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 in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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!

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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! :)

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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.

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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!

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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! :)

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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.

Wearing Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz
Wearing Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Topaz

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?

Purchase

US$24 at SephoraUlta ○ Lord & Taylor

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20 Comments

  • That’s beautiful! Too bad the formula is so tacky. And also I wonder about those products where you basically have to mix the colour on the lips – does it come out looking patchier than glosses that are already mixed?

    • I don’t find mixing colors on my lips to be troublesome at all. What I can’t stand is the tackiness! My goodness! LOL!

  • Meh nooo this ones disappointing to me. I dont like the sheer glosses in any shape/form – maybe because my lips are so pigmented and with a name like that and looking all gorgeous in the tube, I would have thought itll be like the lychee opal blush which is oooohhhh sssooo gorgeous. And sticky? aaaah no no nono.But no biggie..so many fish in the sea etc. thanks for the awesome , concise and honest review jaa!

  • What a thing of beauty coming out of the packaging! Too bad it’s nothing special on the lips- does look pretty on you, though! I’m a huge fan of the Shimmer Souffles- heavenly on the cheeks :)

  • It is certainly a treat to look at that swirly shimmery jam, but just like their tint in pot (I believe it is some cheek thing), once blended you get that blended shade. I guess I’m not into striped/swirled things that I have to mix (Lazy + Anal). ;p
    I like semi-sticky gloss but it has to be just right. It can’t attract my hair (or flies) but has to set into something a bit tacky for the longer lasting effect, you know. :)

    • I know what you mean, Lena! I wouldn’t mind a slightly tacky gloss for the same reason but this one is just a little too much for my taste!

  • Hey Jaa, while I think nobody should expect a sheer gloss to last through a meal, I personally can’t do stickiness! It gets really distracting. I do like how it looks on you tho! All pinky and cute :)

    • Thanks, Sunny! I can tolerate a certain level of stickiness but this one is a little too much for me. Love love love the swirly design, though!

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