I have wanted to try Becca Crème blushers for a number of years, they've long been appearing in magazines as must haves and I wanted to know what I was missing. Having never seen the range in person, the only tricky thing was choosing the colour. I had studied various swatches and wondered if Amaryllis might be the one for me but I was warned this would give quite a bright look whereas I was after something more natural (you don't say!). In the end I went for Turkish Rose and it's just what I was hoping for.
It's muted rosy colour which leans slightly brown. It reminds me a little of Edward Bess After Sunset, though from memory I think After Sunset is a touch darker. The texture is lovely and blends easily. It doesn't look or feel greasy and I'm not aware of it sitting on my skin. It's not so dry that it's impossible to blend either. It adds just enough sheen to impart a healthy look to the skin. I apply it using my fingers rather than a brush and I find it gives a nice definition to my cheeks. I think it would be hard to go overboard with this colour.
One thing I was a little surprised about was the size of the blusher. I'd seen many pictures of the packaging before but I don't think I had ever seen a shot that put their size in to perspective. So, here it is compared to a MAC blusher. It's probably a similar size to my Edward Bess Compact Rouge and the same sort of diameter as the MAC Mega Metals eyeshadows. The size does make it very handy for popping in your handbag and cream blusher is always my preference for on the go makeup.
This is Turkish Rose applied to bare skin (it works well over foundation too). I seem to have developed a bit of a thing for cream cheek products over the past year. I have a Stila Convertible colour, Illamasqua cream blush, two Edward Bess Compact Rouge as well as a Becca Beach Tint, which admittedly is a bit more like a gel in texture. I will certainly be looking in to another shade, I think a visit to a counter or the boutique in London might be in order!
Edit: I was helped to find my perfect shade by the lovely girls on the Becca London twitter account. They're always happy to answer any queries you might have and offer advice on shades and products. Today they tweeted about a 25% discount on products that are due to be discontinued so it's a great way to keep up with Becca news too.
I bought Turkish Rose from www.zuneta.com who stock all the shades apart from Terracotta. They cost £22 each.