BECCA BFFs Khloe and Malika Collection Review and Swatches
BECCA has just launched the BECCA BFFs collection with Khloe Kardashian and her BFF, Malika Haqq. There are two full-face (blush, highligher and bronzer) palettes, one stand-alone bronzer and four lipsticks. The looks you can create with these are super warm, glowy and sun-kissed (pretty standard for the Kardashian crew!) with either a super glam red lip or a low-key neutral one.
The BECCA Made With Love By Khloé palette comes with four shades: a highlighter, bronzer and two blush colors. It includes:
- Satin Matte Bronzer in Koko Bronze (a neutral, medium tan w/ a smooth, satin matte finish. Sheer, buildable formula)
- Soft Focus Highlighter in Glow Up (a warm, creamy vanilla that creates a smooth, soft focus, natural glow on skin)
- Radiant Blush in Fierce (a warm peach that adds a flush of color and pop of glow)
- Radiant Blush in Fabulosity (a cool pink that adds a flush of color and pop of glow)
The BECCA Made With Love By Malika palette also comes with four shades: a highlighter, bronzer and two blush colors. It includes:
- Satin Matte Bronzer in Bestie Bronze (a warm, tan w/ a smooth, satin matte finish. Sheer, buildable formula)
- Soft Focus Highlighter in Dusted (a peachy pink that creates a smooth, soft focus, natural glow on skin
- Radiant Blush in Make Me Blush (a golden rose that adds a flush of color and pop of glow
- Radiant Blush in Yes Girl! (a warm, vibrant coral that adds a flush of color and pop of glow)
The BECCA Glow Letters bronzer may look like dog food kibble (at least 10 people have said that when I’ve shared pics on social), but the color payoff is gorgeous. After reading reviews online, I think a lot of people were unhappy because the packaging is cardboard, and the letters don’t fill up the jar. I think what you’re getting is worth the price, but because BECCA used a larger jar, it appears to be a little lacking. A lot of the reviews say they received a lot of broken pieces in the mail too, but honestly you may want to crush them up a bit so the colors are more mixed. So… bronzer win, but packaging fail. I think the color is gorgeous – it’s sort of like caffeine for my face. A little on my cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyelids, and I have a glowy look in less than 30 seconds.
There are four shades of BECCA BFFs Khloe and Malika Ultimate Lipstick Love, and they’re all gorgeous. There are two neutrals (one more pinky and medium-toned and one darker toned) and two super glam reds (one is so warm it’s bordering on orange-y and one is more of a dark blue-based red).
They are ultra-creamy and hydrating and infused with hyaluronic acid and avocado oil (perfect for winter’s chapped lips). They are long-lasting, but at the same time, they do come off on everything you eat or drink. BECCA says they last 8 hours, but they aren’t long-wear, so you will need to re-apply throughout the day. The trade-off is that they are very hydrating and don’t suck all the moisture out of my lips like long-wear lipsticks do.
Hot Tamale – A spicy red with warm undertones developed in collaboration with Khloé Kardashian. “When I put this on I feel sexy and just glamorous, it’s my dream” – Khloé Kardashian
Cupids Kiss – A rich, toasty neutral
Yours Truly – A delicate, pinky neutral developed in collaboration with Malika Haqq. “This is the best nude ever” – Malika
Brave – A glamorous true red with cool undertones
It’s amazing how colors will look completely different on different skin tones. For my pale olive skin, the Made With Love by Khloe palette worked very well (pictured). I really like warm, gold/orange-y tones like this for my skin. The Malika palette shades are too bold for my cheeks, but I used them as eyeshadow in the photo above. I don’t usually like to put highlighter on the tops of my cheeks because it shows off the texture in my skin and fine lines (especially when my skin is dry). I could have FaceTuned this pic, but I wanted to show you how it really looks. Normally, I prefer to put shimmery highlighter closer to my temples, at the tip of my nose and sometimes on my cupid’s bow (if my lips aren’t too chapped!). For reference, I’m wearing the Kevyn Aucoin light contour in this pic along with Koko Bronze, Glow Up and Fierce.
For lipstick, I’m usually more of a warm red kind of girl, but I’m not kidding when I say that I put on “Brave” (Malika’s blue-based red pictured above), it made my whole day better! I was in a bad mood, and when I put that on, I swear to you – everything changed! On my pale olive skin, it looked very bright – much brighter than in the tube or even on my arm swatches – but it was a wearable bright for me. I found Khloe’s red, “Hot Tamale”, to be way too bright for my skin tone, but I think it would be gorgeous on someone with more melanin. As for the neutral lippies, I found Malika’s creation, “Yours Truly” to be a really nice, wearable shade. It wasn’t too brown on me and the pink helped to soften it. Khloe’s lipstick, “Cupid’s Kiss” was definitely a brown on my skin tone – not something I’d wear often.
Overall, I’m impressed with the collection! What do you guys think?