TSABD Edit: BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm Review & Swatches on Dark Skin

Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

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My TSABD Edit schedule is a bit off during summer because I like to “vacay” a bit (plus internet traffic goes down during summer anyway) so while I typically like to post these on Tuesdays, here we are on a Monday :) Plus I have a bunch of new products that came my way so you might actually see another one of these this week. Make sure you’re subscribed to the blog so you get an email when new posts are up.

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BECCA Cosmetics recently launched the BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm, a collection of eight “there’s a nude for everybody” shades. According to the press release, it’s crafted to give you a combination of the comfort of a lip balm with everything we love about a lipstick. It’s ultra-creamy, luxuriously lightweight, and has buildable coverage so you can customize your coverage level. It’s also free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates and infused with jojoba oil to keep lips nourished and hydrated.

I was invited to the press launch party and was amazed at the color range and also happy to see BECCA launch something that (at least it does to me) goes back to their roots of being a brand with a very inclusive shade range and an aesthetic that is pretty, beachy, sexy and attainable. I personally feel that A LOT of makeup brands have gotten caught up with the Instagram makeup aesthetic where everyone looks the same as opposed to staying true to their brand’s core aesthetic.

While the formula and color range of the BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm is amazing, this is the type of product you have to really love the look of for it to warrant your coins. If you’re someone who loves full-on color and brights, you might not want to fork over the $22 for these—and that’s cool. What the beauty industry should be giving us is CHOICES. We all don’t have the same makeup style and preferences and that’s what makes us all beautiful.

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Performance-wise, I LOVE the way these feel on my lips. It almost feels like I put a cushion of color on my lips. I was able to get through a meal and still have color on my lips, but these aren’t marketed as long-wearing, so do expect to make some touch-ups throughout the day depending on how much you eat, drink, etc.

Here’s how BECCA describes the eight shades:
Café au Laît: peachy beige
Ginger Vanîlle: pink coral
Almond Fraîse: dusty rose
Chai Créme: tawny brown
Milk Chocolate: mauvey brown
Toasted Hazelnut: rich brown
Cherry Ganache: flattering burgundy
Black Violet: sophisticated plum

becca lush lip colour balm swatches on dark skin
(See the shade names and close-ups in the video below)

I swatched these on my arm and did a video demo to show the swatches on my lips. The way the colors show up can vary due to computer/mobile monitor settings.

becca lush lip colour balm swatches on dark skin cafe au lait ginger vanille almond fraise chai creme

becca lush lip colour balm swatches on dark skin milk chocolate toasted hazelnut black violet cherry ganache

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm Lip Swatches Video:

(this has no sound so feel free to watch from almost anywhere)

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm Swatches on Dark Skin from Danielle Gray on Vimeo.

Bottom line: BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm is a dope product IF this is a look that fits in with your makeup style. If you’re a hardcore bold lip color or liquid lipstick or creamy lipstick formula stan, you might not love these. I’d say you’d have to love the look to love these :)

Price and where to buy: $22 each exclusively in store and online at Ulta Beauty and BECCACosmetics.com.

See more lip color swatches on dark skin here

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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66 Responses to TSABD Edit: BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm Review & Swatches on Dark Skin

  1. Stephanie says:

    Black violet looks like the perfect nude for me!

  2. Cecelia a hudson says:

    All of them look great on you!!

  3. TaNia says:

    Milk Chocolate is saying “hey girl heyyy…..lets blend my milk chocolate with your dark chocolate and make a FAB Lippie milk shake” ???

  4. Marsha Pettway says:

    Love the colors!

  5. Layla says:

    Chai Creme and Toasted Hazelnut look and sound delicious. These would be perfect for the office!

  6. Genette says:

    I’m loving the toasted hazelnut shade. It looks like it would be a perfect nude for me.

  7. Kennie says:

    Toasted Hazelnut is beautiful!

  8. Jay says:

    Love the behind the scenes look at how you make these posts happen!

  9. Michelle O. says:

    Black Violet is definitely that color! *snaps*

  10. Charnay says:

    These lipsticks all looked very nice on you, even the lighter shades! That gives me hope for how they’d look on me! The formula sounds very interesting and they look moisturizing. I’ve never tried anything from Becca and this product seems like a nice start because I love all kinds of lipstick. The shades I’m most interested in are Black Violet and Toasted Hazelnut! Thanks for the great post!

  11. Danielle says:

    Chai creme, toasted hazelnut, and cherry ganache are perfect for anytime wear! Love this!

  12. MiMiLuvsMakeup says:

    Milk Chocolate and cherry ganache look byoootiful! Need.

  13. Monica says:

    All delicious colors!!!! Rich brown n dusty rose ??

  14. Court says:

    Milk Chocolate and Toasted Hazelnut look like greate nudes!

  15. Farrah says:

    My favorite is Chai Creme!!

  16. Monica says:

    All delicious colors! Loving rich brown and dusty rose

  17. Viola says:

    I’m in love with Chai Creme!

  18. Stefanie Sutton says:

    LOVE cherry ganache!

  19. Cassandra says:

    Milk chocolate and Cherry Ganache look amazing!

  20. Eva says:

    Damn that cherry ganache looks incredibly sexy and smooth on the lips. It’s a tease for any soul and also a glam at the same time. I must get my hands on one even if I have £2 to my name!!

  21. Ashley says:

    I love your hair in the video! I’m loving the Milk Chocolate and the Chai Creme! So pretty. I can see the Milk Chocolate with mixed with my Mac lip liner! Yess

  22. I’m digging the Chai Creme, Almond Fraise, and Black Violet. They all look fab on you!

  23. Sherrie Oliver says:

    Black Violet and Chai Creme

  24. Fashionmodett says:

    The Chai Creme is Life! ?

  25. Suri says:

    My fav is Almond Fraîse!

  26. Nunz says:

    Black Violet ???

  27. Toasty Hazelnut is perfect!!!!!

  28. Trudy says:

    I love the toasted hazelnut color, it looks like the perfect moist nude color.

  29. Janika says:

    Love the names .. my fave is milk chocolate

  30. Angela B says:

    Great review!

  31. Amber H. says:

    I love the Toasted Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, and Cherry Ganache

  32. Angela B says:

    Milk Chocolate is my favorite shade.

  33. Nelly B says:

    Black violet, hands down.. wow. that was hard to choose lol…

  34. Mariama Maynard says:

    CHERRY GANACHE IS MY FAVE, I love the tint of red that it adds!

  35. Mariel says:

    I love all of the colors. Can I chose more than one? My favorite one is Café au Laît!

  36. Cherice A says:

    Hey D!! I got my eye on that Cherry Ganache shade. Looks like it would be perfect for kicking up a “no makeup” makeup look

  37. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    Black Violet

  38. Janelle A says:

    Black violet and cherry ganache are super cute!! I think they did a good job with the colors

  39. deafandthecity says:

    I like Chai Creme. It’s a good color

  40. Susan says:

    Black Violet and Toasted Hazelnut. They are the perfect colors that will transition from Summer to Fall! I hear they are really lush…

  41. Kat says:

    Really liking Cherry Ganache and Black Violet.

  42. Alexia says:

    My favorites are black violet and cherry ganache!

  43. Christina D says:

    They are all so fun but I think Almond Fraise would be the most flattering shade for me. What a nice collection!

  44. Shalema says:

    Beautiful range of colors, Toasted Hazelnut especially looks yummy to me!

  45. Brooke says:

    Oooh I love the whole collection but especially the Toasted Hazelnut, Chai Creme and Milk Chocolate. Great post!!

  46. Kia P says:

    I love milk chocolate and toasted hazelnut. A perfect nude for a brown girl.

  47. Jocelyn says:

    Hi! Chai creme is my favorite. Thanks for this post!

  48. Beautyluvher says:

    My favorite one is Toasted Hazelnut.

  49. Markie says:

    I love the Chai, Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut! They are such flattering shades of nude, and I like the fact that they are sheer and buildable. So pretty.

  50. Craah says:

    Lady the way your lips are setup you can literally rock any color!

    I like the effortless vibe of these lipsticks for low maintenance days. Trying to decide if it’s worth the coins though. ?

  51. Whitney says:

    Geez…. I really like them all, but that vanilla creme though!!! It has my name all over it.

  52. JC says:

    Toasted Hazelnut and Milk Chocolate would be the go to colors

  53. Randi Williams says:

    I love Black violet, all the lip shades look really pretty though.

  54. Ria Rowan says:

    All the shades are beautiful, and sound like flavors to put me in a mellow exotic mood? My favs are cherry ganache, toasted hazelnut, milk chocolate and almond fraise ohh and ginger vanille.

  55. Daniella says:

    I love the milk ?!!!

  56. Kat says:

    Cherry ganache looks like the perfect hint of red color for the office!

  57. Beverly says:

    Dusty Rose and Toasted Hazelnut are my favorite ones, even though I like all of the shades.
    Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!

  58. Carla says:

    Chai Creme is lovely!

  59. Crystal Martin says:

    These look very promising. I am glad everyone is coming on board with developing nudes to fit every skin tone. I am still on my search for the perfect one. Hopefully, I can find one in this bunch!

  60. Crystal Martin says:

    My favorite colors are black violet and chai creme

  61. Traci Johnson says:

    They are ALL gorgeous shades, my favorites are the cafe au lait and toasted hazelnut.

  62. Koshie Nartey says:

    Cherry Ganash is my fave. It’s the perfect color for fall!

  63. Veronica says:

    I like these colors ! Toasted Hazelnut and Milk Chocolate looks nice!

  64. Keshia T. says:

    I love the look! Perfect for everyday nude lips with some oomph (that are moisturizing…team no chapped lips ??) have been on my makeup list for some time. Would definitely like to try milk chocolate and toasted hazelnut!

  65. JC says:

    I love ginger vanille and black violet. The colors look so creamy too.

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