The BECCA Experience: Special Occasion Makeup

 Becca @ David Jones in the heart of Melbourne's CBD

Becca @ David Jones in the heart of Melbourne's CBD

Becca and I don't go back that far, so when I was asked if I would like to pop in to my local Becca counter for a proper getting to know you, I jumped at the chance.

Last Saturday Kristi of Becca educated me about the brand's history -- Becca was started 10 years ago in Perth by Rebecca Morrice, whose mainstay focus has always been on beautiful skin. Everything else is a thoughtful, yet secondary, addition.

In 45 blissful minutes I was naturally elevated from no makeup Nicole to a better version of me.

Here's a picture heavy walk down memory lane.

 Before

Before

 Need a brush?

Need a brush?

 The One Perfecting Brush (foreground)

The One Perfecting Brush (foreground)

 Kristi (left) and me

Kristi (left) and me

 Discussing Becca's Compact Concealer, complete with two types of coverage (medium and extra) for those days when you need a little less or more.

Discussing Becca's Compact Concealer, complete with two types of coverage (medium and extra) for those days when you need a little less or more.

 Blend, blend, blend.

Blend, blend, blend.

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 Which Shimmering Skin Perfector did I pick: Opal, Moonstone or White Pearl?

Which Shimmering Skin Perfector did I pick: Opal, Moonstone or White Pearl?

 Using Moonstone (Pale Gold) as a highlighter

Using Moonstone (Pale Gold) as a highlighter

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 Contouring my cheekbones 

Contouring my cheekbones 

 Brow action

Brow action

 Lips like sugar.. That's Becca's Beach Tint in Watermelon for lips and cheeks.

Lips like sugar.. That's Becca's Beach Tint in Watermelon for lips and cheeks.

 Checking out Kristi's handiwork

Checking out Kristi's handiwork

 According to Kristi this particular mirror has the best light.

According to Kristi this particular mirror has the best light.

 The goods! There's an in-depth rundown below...

The goods! There's an in-depth rundown below...

 The final look

The final look

Here's a list of everything Kristi used in the look above:

Skin - 

Eyes - 

Lips & Cheeks - 

Miscellaneous - 

And how did the makeup perform? In a word, great! Everything lasted, never budged and looked just as fresh as when it was first applied. 

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for BECCA's Special Occasion Makeup Service:

  • $75.00 AUS redeemable booking fee

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — I loved learning about and experiencing Becca's makeup range.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Before leaving, I bought myself The One Perfecting Brush, Beach Tint in Watermelon and Mineral Blush in Damselfly.

A special thank you goes to Kristi for all her tips, tricks and time, as well as my husband, Scott, for taking pictures of silly ol' me.

*PR sample (Special Occasion Makeup session) provided –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.