Becca Mineral Blush in Lantana is out of this world.
It came to planet earth on a spaceship. Ok, maybe not, but doesn’t the packaging remind you of one? It’s thin, heavy, and practical. No unnecessary brush (who uses those, anyway?), just a mirror to see where you’re going with it.
Like all aliens, Lantana is as cool as she is intimidating. That bright red looks like something you can pull off only at Halloween to turn yourself into a scary porcelain doll.
But, when you play with it, you’ll be surprised at how friendly Lantana is. Sure, it gets along better with darker damsels, but pale princesses can rock it too. They just need to be tweak their application method.
Rather than swirl your blush brush into the compact and swipe it on the cheeks (a sure way of looking like a clown with Lantana), you need to gently dust it on with a fan brush. That picks up less product (and Lantana is SO pigmented, even the tiniest amount is A LOT), making application so much easier.
When I do this, the poppy red shade turns into a semi-matte dark reddish pink on my cheeks. It warms up my complexion and gives it that healthy, rosy glow you get after walking briskly in the cold winter weather.
Of course, had the pigmentation been “sheer but buildale”, like Becca promised, it’d have made my life even easier. But then, not everyone is into that either. Some people like their blushes to really pack a punch. If that’s you, you absolutely must check out Lantana.
The formula is lovely too. A bit on the dry side, maybe, but smooth, and easy to blend. I don’t get any streaks or patches of colours on my cheeks. Everything blends seamlessly. Of course, if you pick up too much, which is all too easy to do with a shade like this, you’ll have to use some elbow grease to blend out the edges properly. But that’s true of any ultra pigmented blushes.
Lantana is pretty stubborn too, but in a good way. Once on, it stays put on my dry cheeks for 10 hours. I’m pretty sure it’d happily hang around longer, but I must remove my makeup at some point. I can’t sleep with it!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Reddish colour warms up the complexion; Highly pigmented, it’s very flattering on dark damsels (but careful pale princesses can rock it too); Smooth texture blends effortlessly; Longlasting; Futuristic and practical packaging.
Cons: Because it is so pigmented, it’s really easy to overdo.
Summary: Becca Mineral Blush in Lantana is a semi-matte highly-pigmented, reddish shade that warms up the complexion for the whole day. Its smooth texture blends like a dream too.