BECCA Romanticism Eye Tint from Balearic Love Collection – Swatches, Pics, Review

I think the Romanticism Eye Tint from BECCA’s Balearic Love collection may have been the item I was most excited to try. I’ve always wanted to try BECCA’s Lip and Cheek Tints as well as the Eye Tints. When I read Mauve Bronze as the shade description it went immediately into my Zuneta cart!  

An ingenious eye crème with a unique formulation that glides on as a crème and sets to a powder. This long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-resistant tint is easy to apply, offering adjustable levels of sheer to high pigment colour.

Now being my first Eye Tint purchase I have nothing else to compare it to but Romanticism is indeed just a tint. The product description indicates that the pigment level is buildable from sheer to high pigment but I was unable to achieve more than a sheer finish. I tried three different times with and without a primer underneath. I think if I had watched the product demo video from Zuneta’s website prior to ordering I probably wouldn’t have gone ahead and ordered it. It is pretty evident from the video that it is sheer. I guess one should expect that with a product named tint but I was expecting more of a cream eyeshadow formula.

Zuneta presents BECCA ¬ Romantacism Eye Tint from Zuneta Beauty on Vimeo.

The shade is beautiful.  A shimmering bronze with a hint of mauve. In person (at least with mine) it doesn’t look as mauve as it does on the back of her hand in the video above. It looks pretty much strictly bronze. The swatch pics below show a heavy blob and a slightly blended out swipe of product. I wasn’t able to achieve the depth on my eyes as in the swatch below as it is still a fairly heavy swatch. The formula has a thin consistency. BECCA’s Eye Tint is indeed water resistant as I had a heck of a time washing off my arm swatch. 
BECCA Romanticism Eye Tint

Here is a photo of the product applied over a primer. I patted it on and layered it twice. I couldn’t seem to intensify the pigment through layering. I can see this being a nice water resistant primer under eye shadow.
BECCA Romanticism Eye Tint Appied
I purchased this from Zuneta who ships internationally.

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  • Jamilla Camel
    February 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    So pretty and delicate!

  • MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)
    February 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Another lemming killed. I thank you for that. I like bolder eyes anyway. Sorry your order wasn’t as successful as you’d hoped.

  • PerilouslyPale
    February 21, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    I feel bad that I’m being such a lemming killer lately! LOL But at least my disappointment can hopefully save other the same fate. Plus someone may be looking for exactly this sort of look so hopefully I am creating some positive lemming in the process as well. 😉

  • Kate MacDonald
    February 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    I don’t mind sheer washes, but something about the way that sits on the lid makes it look like makeup that’s already faded. I think I’ll stick to my taupes and neutrals in powder form for a simple look.

  • Klara
    February 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Thank you Christa for this review! I really wanted to get this colour, especially because of the “mauve” in the name but now that I see it’s a very sheer bronze I’ll just say thank you and spend my € on something else := x

  • PerilouslyPale
    February 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Kate I feel the same way. Maybe it’s my skin tone but it just didn’t look right on me.

  • PerilouslyPale
    February 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Just call me lemming killer Klara. LOL

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    February 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Yup, you killed my lemming too lol! I’ve always wanted to try these, but now, not so much. Have you ever tried the Laura Mercier metallic eye shimmers? I wonder if they are better.

  • mamavalveeta03
    February 22, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    Or Ellis Faas??

  • PerilouslyPale
    February 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    I haven’t tried the Laura Mercier or Ellis Faas. I’ve been dying to try some Ellis Faas!

  • Zuzu*s Petals
    February 22, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    LM metallic eye cream shadow is to die for. I think Alloy was discontinued but I cannot imagine why.

  • Tina
    February 26, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Ok, now I’m REALLY curious as to what they actually used in that promo pic!!! I thought that perhaps Romanticism was the key, but looks like it isn’t! I tried layering a couple of MUFE Aqua creams (as I’m pretty sure the BECCA visual wasn’t created with powder eyeshadows), but I’ve yet to get it right! Boo to misleading advertising…! 🙁


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