BECCA Balearic Love Line & Define Pencil [In Our Makeup Bag]

What It Is:

BECCA Balearic Love Line & Define Pencil in Cabrera

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

BECCA is an Australian brand that we haven’t seen on CC in a while! They’re latest collection, Balearic Love, “invites you to dream of distant shores and unguarded temptation with the Balearic Love Collection.” The promotional photos are gorgeous, and I was so excited to try and recreate the look myself. Fun fact: Cabrera refers to an islet of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It’s a National Park and renowned for its beautiful landscapes.

A double-ended eyeliner is always a real treat! BECCA says this is a “combination liner and brightener in one [and] this convenient dual-ended pencil has a soft, smooth texture that glides on easily to line, define and brighten the eyes, while blending easily.” Let’s see how it performs!

How To Use It:
First, I was a bit confused by the use instructions. Apparently, the “dark side of BECCA’s Line & Define Pencil lavishly lines while the light side helps brighten and awaken tired eyes,” which is nice, however my pencil features a deep violet on one end and a metallic bronze on the other, neither of which are particularly light. I decided that the bronze must be the “light” side and used it accordingly. I lined my upper lids with the violet and my lower lashline with the bronze.

CC Rating: A

If the BECCA Balearic Love Line & Define Pencil in Cabrera was was simply marketed as a double-ended eyeliner, it would be receiving an A+ from me! The other shade in this collection, Santorini, is navy blue and buff, which seems a lot more like a defining and brightening duo to me. I really didn’t find either of the sides to brighten my eyes, though the deep violet and metallic bronze both complimented my green/grey eyes spectacularly. The violet is so multi-dimensional and shifts from a deep plum to a warm-toned brown. It’s a nice alternative to black liner and has certainly won a place in my eyeliner heart. The bronze is also brilliantly pigmented, and I like utilizing it to add definition to my lower lashline.

As for application, that was a dreamy experience. BECCA’s pencil glided on effortlessly and didn’t tug at my eyelids at all. As a result of being so soft, it didn’t have unreal staying power, but did turn into a subtle, smokey look that I didn’t entirely mind. I found it stayed solid for about 3 hours and then required a touch-up, which is easy when the product is so portable.

I’m blown away by BECCA’s Balearic Love Line & Define Pencil in Cabrera and am tempted to go back and pick up Santorini. If you’re on the hunt for a stunning, summertime liner or want to add some variety to your eyeliner collection, check out Cabrera for $23. It’s available on BECCA’s website, along with the entire Balearic Love collection.

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

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