Tried and tested

Confessions of a BECCA addict…

CB’s Co-Founder Alexia believes there’s an island somewhere just off the coast of Perth (‘straya), where {BECCA} genetically modify models to make them jaw-droppingly beautiful.

The BECCA babes are ‘ridiculously good looking’, with skin that looks like somebody just switched a lamp on in their heads… (who doesn’t want a ‘lamp head’?), and Team CB are devoted; worshipping at the brand’s glow-bestowing altar. But none are more evangelical than our Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Jennifer, whose BECCA addiction is (worrying) REAL. Below, she shares a true account of living with make up obsession…

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“Hello, my name is Jennifer and I’m a BECCA-holic.

“I’ve always had an addictive personality (dungarees, 70s prints and those Kinder Happy Hippos are amongst my other vices), but my compulsion to buy {BECCA} cosmetics outweighs them all, and for good reason. Their range of face-enhancing make up is, in my opinion, the best in the world. The kind of products you’d thought only existed in your beauty-related dreams – the ones that meet every one of your varied requirements and tick every box. Every product in the range is deserving of ‘Holy Grail’ status.

“Amongst my comprehensive stash of BECCA goodies are a few firm favourites that I reach for on a daily basis.

“I start every ‘face’ with the {Backlight Priming Filter}; it reflects light and makes skin look naturally ‘glowy’ and healthy. It’s great under a heavy-duty foundation to make it look more natural (also great if you’re hungover and can’t be bothered to do a full face of make up but want to look distinctly less dire).

“The {Under Eye Brightening Corrector} is AMAZING at hiding dark circles. It’s really brightening and the peachy colour counteracts the darkness under my eyes. It just makes me look a lot more ‘alive’.

“Next is the foundation. I’ve always suffered with mild acne and redness, so I need a heavy-coverage foundation, but preferably one that doesn’t look as thick as paint. The {Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème} is perfect. It covers spots (and I mean actually covers them), redness and imperfections without looking cakey and lasts all day. If I’m having a ‘good’ skin day, I’ll mix half a pump of this with some liquid highlighter to make it a bit more luminous. The great thing about BECCA products is that you can layer them together without looking too ‘done up’.

“Next come the highlighters. The {Shimmering Skin Perfector} range comes in many guises – poured, powder and liquid highlighters in a range of delicious shades. I have several which I use intermittently depending on my mood or how tanned/pale my skin is at the time, but ALL of them grant an ethereal glow that makes your skin look happy and healthy.

“The list of game-changing products goes on and on and I think I’ll get to a stage where my make up bag is compiled exclusively of {BECCA} products. But for now, I’m off to buy the brand new {Luminous Blush} that looks rather gorgeous. I’ve heard that you can layer it on top of {Beach Tint} for the ultimate, long-lasting lit-from-within flush”


Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…