I always like the simplicity and originality of the Becca box. Ok, it's not super-original because NARS has a matte exterior as well, but in contrast to NARS this one stays rather clean: NARS matte exterior boxes turn really groggy if you carry your little palette around, and I never had experienced that with Becca.
The descriptions of the colours: two mattes and one sparkly one:
Well, Last year I purchased Becca's Prairie Moon palette: a set of 3 eyeshadows, 1 eyeliner and a lipgloss. The eyecolours were in a similar formula of muted mattes, only in a cooler colour composition. I have been really surprised the amount I reached for these colours when I wanted to fake real beauty.
So it is the idea of faking real beauty instead of being beautifully made up that made me go for a similar palette again:
Let's take a better look at the colours:
I believe Becca makes the best mattes, even better than MAC. It stays on quite long without a base, longer with a base, and the fading is not crepey or hindering, just a soft fading.
Normally, I am not a fan of everything glittery, but I always trust BECCA for not making it over the top, so here is the only sparkly one of the 'Lost Weekend': Moiré
Moiré is one of the most interesting colours I have in my stash. I don't really know how to describe it as a muted pink, a pinked mauve or a dusty rose. Perhaps it is all of that. But what it does is that it gives such a cute sparkle to my eyes that is so flattering. I apply this number in the middle of my moving eyelid and it almost brings out the light in my eyes.
To see some of the colours for yourself I have made some swatches:
[Swatches made without base]
A. the first picture is made in cool, natural daylight:
Moleskin somewhat dissappears on that pale arm of mine. I do have some pigmentation on my eyelids, so it actually is brighter than the skin on my eyelids, which fakes my eyes to be a bit younger...haha, bonus.
Chino, as earlier described, is a cool chocolate-milk. In this picture it looks slightly mauve.
Moiré, the cutest colour of all is not glittery but a fun sparkle.
A. Picture 2 in warmer light, direct sunlight:
Chino looks slightly warmer in this shade. It is still on the neutral/cool side of the colour spectrum.
Moiré hardly seems to have any shimmer in this picture but a wash of colour.
The final verdict is that I like the palette. I should be because Becca's Lost Weekend might be lost but it isn't cheap, :D
If it is going to be a hit like the Prairie Palette? Not sure yet. I like the fact that three colours are set up together and work well with eachother. I can use Chino with a light hand as a shader, perhaps. I haven't used it like that.
As far for Moiré-> adore that colour and I think I might use that one every now and then.
I've bought my palette at Zuneta and I am quite happy about their service. Becca is available at other places as well.