Becca Glow Lip Glosses | Review + Swatches

Oh hi there! Remember me? Today I’m back with a good ol’ review of the new Becca Glow Lip Glosses.

If you know me, you know I love a good lip gloss. I basically don’t wear anything else these days. Because I am such a gloss lover, I know what I like and I therefore have high standards! So let’s get into this review!

Packaging and First Impressions

These lipglosses come in a transparent cylindrical tube with metallic detailing on the component and the cap. One thing that I find minorly annoying is the fact that the bottom of the tube is rounded, so you can’t stand it up. The top isn’t flat either. So I just find that a little non-functional because apparently I stand up my lipglosses a lot when I’m using them lol. The doefoot is angled, thin and cylindrical with a slightly flattened bottom. I honestly hate this doefoot. It really doesn’t hold any product, so you have to dip in 3-5 times to actually get decent coverage on your lips. I much prefer a flat paddle doefoot (ABH).

These glosses come in 10 shades that are inspired by existing Becca highlighter and blush shades that range from nudes to pinks and berries. I have purchased the shades “Camellia”, a “cool petal pink”, and “Tigerlily”, a “bright cabana coral”. Most of the shades look like they have a micropearl in the tube.

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Price and Quantity

These glosses are priced at $27 CAD ($22 USD) and have 0.18 oz of product. For comparisons to other products, I have just chosen other high end glosses that are popular or new at retailers like Sephora.

Here are the comparisons listed from best value to worst value:

Rank Product  Cost
($ CAD) 
Quantity (oz) Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product
1 Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb $23 0.3 $77/oz
2 Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss $23 0.23 $100/oz
3 Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss $21 0.16 $131/oz
4 Becca Glow Lip Gloss $27 0.18 $150/oz
5 Buxom Full-on Lip Polish/Cream $24 0.15 $160/oz
6 Huda Beauty Lip Strobe $23 0.14 $164/oz
7 Tarte H2O Lip Gloss $23 0.14 $170/oz
8 bareMinerals GEN NUDE Buttercream Lip Gloss $23 0.13 $177/oz
9 Marc Jacobs Enamoured Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer $35 0.16 $219/oz

Overall, these Becca glosses are pretty middle of the line, however, I’ll tell you why they are leaning towards being a slightly better deal considering the glosses ranked above them.

First of all, the Fenty Gloss Bomb is an amazing gloss, and I would totally recommend it. However, it only comes in one shade, so it’s hard to really compare the two since you are limited by the non-existent shade selection.

Secondly, I know so many people have given the new UD Hi-Fi Shine glosses a good review, but I really did not like the one I tried. It was viscous, sticky, and it gave me those nasty white lines of gathered product (read my full review here). So I cannot recommend that one, even if it is a better deal.

Thirdly, the ABH lipglosses are my holy grail, so I totally recommend them. However, they are absolutely a different kind of gloss from these, which you will see further on in my review. The ABH glosses are OPAQUE, which is amazing and unique for a gloss. These are not like that (which you will see is ok too).

Claims

Here are the claims from the Becca Cosmetics website:

“Drench your lips in glow – A luxe, conditioning lip formula with the shine of a gloss, pigment of a liquid lipstick and nourishing benefits of a balm. Available in 10 shades inspired by our best-selling highlighter and blush shades.

3D Light reflecting pigments & ginger, peppermint oil and a non-stinging plumping peptide instantly makes lips appear fuller and smoother. Vitamin C & E and hydrating Shea & Muru Muru Butters soften and condition lips.”

Shade Descriptions:

Champagne Creme: Soft gold with high-impact pink & gold pearls.
Rose Quartz: Cool pink with silver pearl
Rose Gold: Copper rose with soft gold pearl
Opal: Natural pink and soft gold pearl
Foxglove: Muted plum with cool silver pearl
Camellia: Cool petal pink
Tigerlily: Bright cabana coral
Snapdragon: Rosy pink with soft gold pearl
Dahlia: Rich berry
Chocolate Geode: Rich bronze with high impact copper and gold pearl

Pigmentation and Performance

Overall, I was really surprised by these lipglosses! Lately with the new ones released, I have just not been impressed. I didn’t like the Urban Decay Hi-Fi, and I have also tried the new Tarte H20 Lip Gloss and that one was INCREDIBLY thick and viscous. Wow. So, because of those products, I was a little skeptical of this gloss.

I was also a little skeptical, because like I said, I have a few issues with the packaging, especially the doefoot applicator. But, when you do dip in there 3-5 times (it’s annoying, but I can live with it) and you actually get enough product on your lips, this gloss is pretty pigmented! And let me be clear: the issue isn’t that the gloss isn’t pigmented, it’s just that you can’t get enough product out at one time. Check out the swatches below.

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Once applied, this gloss is definitely pigmented, but still gives you that slightly sheer look. As you can see in the swatches, there is some micropearl, but I really don’t notice it on the lips when I am wearing the gloss. It maybe just adds some more dimension in a non-noticeable way. Overall, this gloss definitely does give you a great amount of shine, and I do feel like it smooths out my lips and makes them appear slightly fuller. But let me be clear in saying that I do not think it plumps them. It just gives that appearance.

In terms of the formula, I would say it’s a good middle ground between being too thick and too thin, so it adheres to your lips pretty well when drinking, while still being comfortable and non-sticky. One of the best parts is that this gloss wears down really evenly, and some of the pigment stays on your lips, especially with the shade Tigerlily.

Although this formula has peppermint oil in it, I really don’t notice any tingling upon application, for those of you who do not like that. And I do agree with the claim that this lip gloss is hydrating! It is very comfortable.

Check out the lip swatches below!

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Camellia: Cool petal pink
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Tigerlily: Bright cabana coral

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am a big fan of these lipglosses. While ABH glosses are my favourite, they are almost all opaque, so you can’t necessarily get the semi-sheer look, which I really enjoy with these! The shade selection is really pretty too. I am definitely interested in maybe getting the Rose Gold shade as well.

For full disclosure, I have actually tried the Opal shade, but I didn’t like it. It’s a lighter nude that was just so boring and nothing special. So that really only has to do with colour preference, but I thought I would let you know.

Have you tried these glosses? What is your favourite gloss? Let me know down below!

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Originator of SUPERNOVABEAUTY. In order to escape the 9-5 life of a graduate student slave, I have devoted myself deeply to beauty products. I am very passionate about trying the latest and the greatest and can definitely say that I am an addict. At all hours of the day you can find me watching beauty tutorials and reviews by some of youtube's most influential, such as Tati, Kathleenlights, Roxette Arisa, jeffreestar and JAMbeauty89.

15 thoughts on “Becca Glow Lip Glosses | Review + Swatches

    1. Hahahah!!! After I wrote all that I was like, am I just being weird? But no, I think it’s reasonable. If I need one hand to apply and the other to hold a mirror I don’t want to have to hold the tube too. And I don’t want to put it down and have it roll away. Lol. Glad you agree! 😅

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    1. Did you get one of the light chaser ones from last year? I just picked one up on sale and it’s more of a topper, which is ok too! I prefer these Glow Glosses though!

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