Monday, October 26, 2009

AMW Reports: Becca Cosmetics Counter


Happy Monday people!  I won't be having any Monday blues because I won't be at work today, I will be off for a passport renewal so I took the day off!  Passport renewal means more places to go? *I wish!*

Let me bring in sunshine for our Monday Blues to the rest of the crew who has to work!  When I posted about my Becca Cream Blush review, one reader emailed me and asked me Becca stuffs should they expect when they visit the counter.  My mind went blank. Seriously, I can't seem to remember, so when I had to chance to visit the counter again, I didn't think twice to ask my "ninja husband" to help me take shots.  Sorry it's not that clear as he used a cellphone camera!  A ninja shouldn't be obvious right? :P

Note: Yours truly is off to a wedding party right after so please do not think I'm dressing up just to shop! lol

Becca Counter is located inside Adora mall.  Adora is located at the 2nd and 3rd floor of Greenbelt 5.  It reminded me of Rustan's (for people who are familiar with it) but better, its a posh looking area that sells perfumes, cosmetics, clothing and a lot more. 

Becca greeted me with a nice makeup area.  2 of the exact one on photo!  You can freely roam around and check out the testers that are readily available for you.  They also include cotton pads, paper napkin and alcohol for you to disinfect before and after testing!  I love it when cosmetic counters took the effort to do these.





First stop, the Complexion and Makeup section.  Looking at the photo below, the left side are the Stick Foundations while the simple packaging on the right side are their tinted moisturizers called Luminous Skin Color




I tested the Luminous Skin Color and I am loving the texture.  I am really happy to announce that they have wide range of shades for every skin color.



Next stop, the Compact Concealers, if you are familiar with Eve Pearl concealers, the concept is similar, 2 concealer shades in one compact, but I think the Becca Concealers are larger in size, correct me if I'm wrong.  Same as the Stick Foundation and Luminous Skin Color, these are available i wide ranges of shades for both warm and cool skin tone.



The Fine Pressed Powders are too cute to miss out!  They are separated in Light and Dark.  I've swiped the powder on hand and they are very silky indeed.  Those cute little jars you see that looks like MAC's loose pigments?  They're Loose Powders.  I believe they are used to set foundation and some people like it in loose form!  So they have it!  I personally like the pressed version though, as always!



Another cute jar called Loose Shimmer Powders are there for the cheeks area.  These are multi-functional and can be used for eyes, cheeks, body or even the lips!  They also have their bestselling Becca Beach Tint on a cute squeeze type tube.



 And several shades of Becca Cream blushes that are lined up like an army!



As I went oooohing and ahhing on all the products.  The diligent photographer strategically took shots on everything while I'm checking out the lips area.  There are Sheer Tint Lip Color packed in a nice silver lipstick tube, Glossy Lip Tints packaged in a glass tube and another set of Beach Tints for the lips!  They also have Lip Liners but I don't see a lot of shades available for it.  The nude lip liner caught my eye!



And I nearly forgot this area!  I was amazed when I saw their display for makeup brushes and beauty tools!  They don't come in cheap, but with my quick touch test, these brushes are definitely promising!




 I like it how their products are all strategically displayed and there's a huge sofa where you can sit or relax, or probably a place where most "significant" others would sit while waiting for their loved ones spend their lifetime savings! lol



A guy from Adora came towards us (not to tell me that I look pretty) but to tell us that we're not allowed to take photos. I smiled my sweetest smile and apologized....

"Sorry, we will be leaving..."
*whispers to husband*
"Sorry, we will be leaving...we got enough shots before you caught us!"
Bleh :P




Do expect a review on 
Becca Silky Hydrating Primer soon!
Yes, Primer Lady strikes again! :D 







Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



40 comments:

  1. Ninja Keith did a good job, though! :) Very comprehensive photos.Like, like! :)

    You look so pretty in that photo. That was the dress I was crushing on from your FB photo hihi :)

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  2. Hehehe... dontcha hate it when they don't allow us to take pictures! That happens alot when i was in India, and i always get a kick out of the secret shots i manage to take!! :P :P :P

    Looking forward to your review on the primer!! We don't have Becca here!! :(

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  3. awww! Look at you, very pretty in those pics!! :D How i wish my make up counter looks like that with lots of lights on! ahahah! *someday*

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  4. Lucky you!! It's a beautiful counter!! I have a few Becca items- the glosses are amazing!! The brushes are very high quality, the smudge brush is the best of the best of the BEST.

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  5. Here is Korea I don't know any make-up store where can take pictures xoxo~

    All thats beauty stuff makes me wanna shop!

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  6. You already took a lot of photos before they even told you that lol. The stuff is really neat!

    By the way, you look so pretty here Nikki. You have a sweet smile.

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  7. You look gorgeous! That looks like it was so much fun!

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  8. very nice products! You look pretty Nikki! Love your black bolero/cardigan.. where'd you get it?

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  9. He did a good job in taking pictures. And it took them a long time to notice that you have taken enough pictures. :P

    Looking forward to the primer review, Nikki. :P

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  10. hehe.you look so lovely sa dress ms nikki!^_^and your hair too!the brush on the farthest right looks so big!!!hehe..and lol at the weve got enought shot beore you caught us..BLEH!!!!! BLEHHHH TO THEM!!haha..

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  11. There wasn't anyone attending to you? Hmmm, I kinda like that! Sometimes I want to be left alone when testing stuff out. ;)

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  12. Your hubby did a good job being a ninja! =D You got me drooling over Becca Cream Blushes with your review. Now, I'm more tempted than ever since Greenbelt 5 is just across from my office! Waahhh!!

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  13. I've been lusting after the pointed foundation brush. The only thing that's keeping me from buying it is the high price tag. :-(

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  14. i agree sis, BECCA counter is really nice. and their products are really worth checking out. but i must admit, i was disappointed with their blush brush i got last year. so i never went back.. :(

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  15. Haha, your hubby can be a spy photographer. You're too cute!!!

    "Sorry, we will be leaving...we got enough shots before you caught us!"

    Bleh :P

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  16. Teeyah sweetheart, how lucky am I to have a ninja photographer! :) I'm glad he's not a panicky type! I'm the panicky type so I couldn't be a good Ninja photographer :) Thanks, yup, i remembered you told me you like the dress, girl! F21 dress! Its on sale when I bought it! SM MOA!

    Jenn, I guess most of them don't want us to take shots without permission! LOL And I hate coming out to counters and tell them i'm doing it for blog or something! I would feel weird :) I like the adventure anyway! But my heart was pounding I swear!

    Iyah, I like the lights too! I want to take it home!

    Tanya, awww, I only have the Cream blush and the Primer for now, looks promising! I'd love to try more of their products :) Thanks! What's your favorite Becca item?

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  17. Anastacia, hahahah not only in Korea I believe!

    becky, I know!!!! LOL I'm glad he didn't notice, they did let you hover around, which I like :) So it's ok! Thanks for liking my smile, i call that a nervous smile! hahhaha!

    Catherine, thank yoU!

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  18. Khymm, I love the cardigan too! it's so comfortable and its great even for formal events...I don't know where my mom in law bought it, she gaveit to me as gift :)

    Pammy, yes! the power of men! Nobody would've thought men would be interested with cosmetics! Well they haven't met my husband yet! lol!

    Shobe, thank you sweetie!!! I'd love to take closer shots on the brushes but we got caught! LOL

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  19. Nina, well they're not the type that goes close to you, they do ask what you're looking for! And they let you test out products which is really really nice! I like the space!

    Jen, wow..lucky you, just right across your office??? I'll be there every lunch time if I were you! LOL

    Monique, I know what you mean, but if its something you really want and you'll take care of it, I believe brushes are worth the investment!

    Jheng! oh yeah! It was a BECCA brush! I remember!!!!! So you bought it at Adora??? I haven't heard about Adora til this year!

    The Neurochiq, hahahaha :P we are so bad!

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  20. that counter looks so clean and beautiful! I want a vanity like that!!

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  21. The Becca counter looks really nice and neat! can't wait for the primer review.

    You look gorgeous in those pix!

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  22. a truly posh cosmetic boutique/counter. I went there once with phoebe but never went back because the prices were enough to give me highblood. but i've heard so many great things about their products that makes the pricetag attached to it worthwhile. :)

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  23. I love Becca, but their prices are so high in the UK!!

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  24. Oh gosh I was just at Greenbelt 5 a while ago. Checked out Beauty Bar because I wanted to buy The Balm's Sexy Mama Translucent Powder (reviews after I get my kabuki from Suesh haha). I walked past Adora thinking it was some museum haha.

    So are the prices sky high like with most Rustans products?

    BTW, reading your blog is horrible for my wallet :) I decided after reading through your P&J posts that I'll get myself the primer and foundation for xmas hehe

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  25. Naomi, I guess we all want our makeup counter to look like that :)

    Gio, girl! thank you for the sweet comment! Give me some more time, i am still using the primer and see how it goes and will report *winks*

    Shen, I guess we're always off with the high price tag, me din! I am so kuripot when it comes to cosmetics, but when the time comes that I need something for clients, and I've read raves about a certain product, no matter how expensive, gotta go for it no? Investment kc :) It was nice having dinner with you tonight sis! Muwah

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  26. JC, in UK too? I've thought its going to be cheaper out there

    Kaye, hahaha you are too cute! No worries, everybody makes mistakes and I thought Adora was selling only high end clothing and shoes, didn't even know there's cosmetics counter there :) So sorry that reading my blog is horrible for you wallet :( :( :( Soweeeee, but at least, you're happy di ba? It makes you younger at heart :P Cant' wait to read your thoughts on Paul & Joe primer and foundation! Did you bought the powder foundatioN?? oohh I LOVE IT!

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  27. hahaha! It's funny you called your husband a 'ninja husband', great shots though he did it incognito!

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  28. Even though it's bad for my wallet I actually love reading about your finds :D So informative and plus makeup+skin care makes us happy! Haven't bought the foundation yet. Will do so when I get my xmas bonus haha :D

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  29. LOL @ the photographer. That has happened to me one too many times. The tough life of a blogger. Hehe...glad to see this review. So happy that Becca is International. I love their concealer!

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  30. Chelle, if only he knew that's what I'm calling him! LOL I'm dead! lol

    Kaye, thank you! I'm glad that my blog is both good and bad for you, at least there are variations :P

    B, yeah??? Which concealer? The dual one?? I'd love to give it a try someday! I may have to check it out again! Thanks for the tip!

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  31. Ohh everything at Becca ooks so nice especially those roud tip foundation brushes. But they are a little off of my budget. So I won;t be purchasing there anytime soon hehe

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  32. Cabyness, of course! you should always purchase something that you really can, never use your credit card and have a hard time paying it di ba?? :) Someday..someday :)

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  33. Your ninja did a great job!! And you looked gorgeous! LOL at the end! I once did that and was sweating all over getting scared of being caught!

    & Becca cosmetics look so nice but I don't think the Americas sell them =[

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  34. super awesome post (as expected!) i wish we had a convenient becca counter. why can't you take pics of the counter.. so protective!

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  35. oh yes yes you looked sooo beautiful. i hope you had a great time at the wedding!

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  36. Lisa! trust me! i'm the same! that's why having a ninja who's not a worry-wart is perfect for this job!!!

    Yummy411, aww thank you my dear! yeah, I guess a lot of cosmetic counters or any other counters wouldn't want that :) thank you so much!

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  37. LOL. Ninja photos. you and Keith are super cool.

    We have Becca here in Singapore, I guess. I should take a look at their counter.

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  38. Liza! hehehe Keith is the sweetest to help me take these shots :)

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  39. Hey Nikki! I went to G5 and I finally visited Adora for the first time! It was great pala inside and I visited the Becca counter and I purchased some stuffs, I plan to go back to purchase the Primer but I will wait for your review muna! thank you for letting us know about these, ang galing mo!

    Chelsea
    Makati

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  40. Chelsea, isn't Adora great? What did you purchase? let me know!

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