In Our Makeup Bag: BECCA Bombora Palette

[Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for review purposes.]

What It Is:
BECCA Bombora Palette

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
I don’t know about you, but in the dead of winter, I always appreciate a pick-me-up. Whether it’s a cup of hot chocolate, a warm bath or even a colorful makeup look, something bright and warm is a sure-fire way to light up your day. And that’s where the BECCA Bombora Palette comes in.

This palette features 5 products that together create an entire makeup look. Two punchy eyeliners (in Raffia and Sunburst), a highlighting creme (Mazu), lip and cheek creme (Bougainvillea) and lipgloss (Mai Tai), all in bright, summery shades, are sure to brighten your darkest winter day.

How To Use It:
For a total look using the palette, start by applying the eyeliners in whatever combination you like! I like to use them wet, with the turquoise on top and the golden green on the lower lashline. Next, smudge the lip and cheek creme on the apples of your cheeks and your lips. Add some highlighting creme along your cheekbones and under your brow for definition and top off your lips with the sheer, sparkly gloss! All done!

L to R: Lipgloss, Lip and Cheek Creme, Highlighting Creme, Two Eyeliners

Bougainvillea & Mai Tai on my lips

CC Rating: B+
Overall, I like the colors included in this palette and the quality, as always with BECCA, is top-notch. The shades go well together and almost create a total look.

This palette would be PERFECT for travel, as it’s super slim and easy to pack into a carry-on bag. I think the colors would go well on most skin-tones, although the eyeliners are fairly sheer when used dry and may be near invisible on darker beauties.

Also, the $65 price tag is a bit steep. BECCA definitely isn’t a budget-friendly brand, but the quality is on par with similarly priced items from brands like Chanel and Guerlain. This is one of those items that is nice to get as a gift, but not totally practical for a college student barely making rent.

This palette has sparked my curiosity about the rest of these BECCA palettes with 5 products. Rarely does a company aim to create a small palette with everything you need for a look! I’m excited about what I see from BECCA and if you have the money to spare, you should try out the Bombora Palette.

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

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