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Rebecca Morrice-Williams InStyle Women of Style Award

A very stylish win!

The beloved founder and Creative Director of BECCA – in fact the brand’s namesake – Rebecca Morrice-Williams recently picked up a highly coveted award at the InStyle Women of Style Awards. Winning the award (along with co-winner Miranda Kerr) in the beauty category, Bec was also interviewed by the mag, which you can read in the latest issue. A very deserving win for a very stylis…

Posted by BECCA, 6 Jun 2012
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Thandi Newton in Tatler magazine

Thandi Tips

The latest issue of Tatler magazine pays homage to the rare beauty of actress Thandi Newton, who is a firm favourite of us here at BECCA. The fabulous Crash actor spills the beans on all things beauty in the mag, including her preference for organic, her beauty icon Liz Taylor in Cleopatra and some pretty nifty beauty tips… And funnily enough Thandi includes BECCA saying: ‘I love the …

Posted by BECCA, 1 May 2012
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Katie Hughes

It’s all about the mani mani mani…

Makeup and nail guru Katie Hughes is a good friend of ours here at BECCA HQ; in fact she used to work with us! Katie’s known in the industry as undoubtedly one of the best session manicurists in the UK… as such we’ve had a brainwave! Katie will be holding some masterclasses – one professional course for makeup artists and one for non-professionals looking to keep the mani …

Posted by BECCA, 30 Apr 2012
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Créme Eye Colour

Winds of change

We have some amazing new products on the way and as such need to make room… So it’s in with the new and old with the – beloved – old. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the crème eye colours, which are a cult fave of makeup artists the world over. But fear not friends, we have some smashing new things on their way. In the meantime though, make sure you …

Posted by BECCA, 29 Apr 2012
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Christian Louboutin drawing

If the shoe fits…

Stop the press… Louboutin has just taken on possibly the most magical of projects we could imagine in our wildest 8-year old fantasy minds! The master of the iconic heel, Loubie (as we call him) will be designing his vision of the glass slipper as worn by Cinderella in time for the rerelease of the animated film. Loubie says of the task: “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths wit…

Posted by BECCA, 28 Apr 2012
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Darker skin tones

Cheeky Raspberry

Is it just us or are there millions of new features on - and products for - darker skin tones popping up all over the place, where once there was none? We hate to be know-it-alls but we were all over it years ago! One of our favourite artists – Kay Montano – spoke to Elle online in their – you guessed it - feature for darker skin tones, suggesting ‘fruity shades likes peach…

Posted by BECCA, 27 Apr 2012
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Angela Davis-Deacon for Fallen

Fallen, but not from grace...

One of our fave artists here in London is Angela Davis-Deacon from Naked Artists, who recently shot for Australia’s online magazine Fallen - using all BECCA products. With an ethereal quality and pops of colour, this story gets top marks for being bang on trend this season as well as painfully pretty! Angela said the shoot was ‘all about colour contrasting with monotone skin, and lips …

Posted by BECCA, 30 Nov 2011
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BECCA Boutique

We've had a facelift!

You may be surprised to hear our iconic London flagship store has had a facelift (see a sneak peak of the new boutique, pictured here), and while we loved the Boudoir feel before, we can safely say we love this even more! The Boutique now boasts a studio space downstairs in the labyrinthian basement, opening soon for commercial and private use, plus a whole range of new beauty services to compleme…

Posted by BECCA, 29 Nov 2011
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Carey Mulligan

Carey-ed away!…

Sorry for being populists, but this time there’s no denying, the girl on everyone’s lips and screens - Carey Mulligan – is there for good reason. A woman of style and understatement, this one’s a keeper wethinks. We love Carey’s knowing – almost Mona Lisa-esque – coy smile and her elfin features so much we’re paying her the ultimate compliment by cho…

Posted by BECCA, 28 Nov 2011
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BECCA Anniversary Palette

It’s our tenth birthday, woohoo!

It’s hard to believe right folks? Who would’ve thought little old us would have gone and turned 10! But it’s true… From the humble beginnings of a frustrated makeup artist to the global force in skin perfecting products for all women the brand is today, BECCA owes it all to you dear reader! To celebrate our impending anniversary we’re treating you to an absolute gem …

Posted by BECCA, 27 Nov 2011
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Gucci Westman in Grazia

The Fairy Godmothers of faces!

There’s been somewhat of a flurry of mentionitis in the press about BECCA recently, largely from very famous makeup artists, who use and love our products. Take Gucci Westman – one of the world’s biggest makeup artists – who recently said of our Rejuvenating Primer listing it as one of her ‘No Makeup Makeup Bag Essentials: ‘It evens out skin tone and reduces por…

Posted by BECCA, 26 Nov 2011
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Michael Kors look

I’ve got a cheekbone to pick with you…

One of the recurring themes in the beauty round-ups from the Spring Summer 2012 collections was contouring a la 80’s Vogue covers, but with a modernist twist. Contouring of now is done with bolts of colour instead of bronzer, juxtaposed with a fresh clean face so as not to come across as the war paint of old. We loved the look at Michael Kors, where the models’ cheekbones and temples w…

Posted by BECCA, 25 Nov 2011
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Balearic behind the scenes

We love Balearic Love!

Here's a sneak peak of our upcoming collection Balearic Love, a behind-the-scenes snap of the RIDICULOUSLY (sorry for shouting but it's true!) good-looking new BECCA face Ilona and her chiseled friend. This collection is seriously amazing, and perfect for a bit of dazzle during the party season... Coming soon, stay tuned!…

Posted by BECCA, 24 Nov 2011
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Beach Tomato

Our besties on the beach!

You’d be forgiven for thinking we’re besties with the gang at online magazine Beach Tomato, but while we don’t know them personally, we love what they do… and given their beachy heritage we do feel a certain connection! So we’re loving this latest offering, particularly from the grey depths of our British pre-winter drudgery! They’re offering bespoke holiday pa…

Posted by BECCA, 23 Nov 2011
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Rudy is The One 2 watch

Rudy is The One 2 watch...

This shoot is by one of our Industry Alliance artists Rudy van den Berg in online magazine The One 2 Watch, using, why, all BECCA products of course! We love the grunge-luxe feel of the story, titled Andi Loves Me Not, and Rudy’s maquillage is of course gorgeous. Stay tuned, we have more coming from young Rudie, making him, well, The One 2 Watch, quite frankly!…

Posted by BECCA, 22 Nov 2011
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BECCA for Mappin & Webb

BECCA for Mappin & Webb...

Long-term friend of us here at basecamp, makeup artist Jess Clark recently used all BECCA products on a Mappin & Webb shoot. M&W are a British heritage jewellery brand, long-term silver suppliers to the royals no less! Take a look at the shots, which feature the lovely Camilla Rutherford, who in herself is a British institution; model and actress who you might remember from the Oscar-winni…

Posted by BECCA, 21 Nov 2011
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Net-a-porter

Net-a-porter loves us!

Come on ladies, we all have to admit to a bit of obsessive late night Net-a-Portering (yes, it’s a verb, look it up), much to our credit card’s distress… So when we recently saw a bit of reciprocal mentionitis in the recent Net-a-Porter magazine, we felt someone must have taken note! They say our Shimmering Skin Perfector is just the ticket for achieving a dewy skin finish; some…

Posted by BECCA, 20 Nov 2011
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Backstage with Fabio

Fabulous Fabio at Fash Week!

BECCA recently sponsored the makeup for designer Brooke Roberts’ show at London Fashion Week. Head makeup artist Fabio Gomes used our products to achieve a neutral palette with subtle contouring and a dash of vibrant colour for lips. We love both Brooke and Fabio’s work and we j’adored the quirky show with the robotic runway moves!…

Posted by BECCA, 19 Nov 2011
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Thomas de Kluyver with Florence and the Machine

Eek! Our favourite singer Flo uses BECCA!

Good friend at Basecamp BECCA and all-round makeup god Thomas de Kluyver has spilled the beans about the BECCA products he uses on celebs such as his regular client Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, as well as his high-profile editorial shoots in Dazed + Confused, i-D, Vogue, W and many others. Thomas says he loves mixing Shimmering Skin Perfector and Luminoius Skin Colour to achieve a pol…

Posted by BECCA, 18 Nov 2011
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Erin O’Connor

Ohh Erin O…

We hate to brag but we're super chuffed that the likes of the divine Erin O (supermodel and poised spokeswoman for the environment) had this to say about us: ‘BECCA products leave skin looking so fresh and dewy; it's my favourite makeup range and I particularly like the creamy blush compacts in subtle colours. They are ideal for pale skin that needs to be kept out of the sun. I love the heal…

Posted by BECCA EU, 6 Oct 2011
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Dannii Minogue Marie Claire

The real X Factor

A girl after our own heart, Danni Minogue, has a long history of mutual admiration with BECCA... We've been supplying Ms Minogue with products for years, but there's no prizes for guessing her favourite product (as mentioned recently in Look Magazine, among other places) ‘A product I love is BECCA Line And Pore Corrector, it's great for using under make-up or on its own. It's lovely and matt…

Posted by BECCA EU, 5 Oct 2011
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Clara Paget

Clara path, she’s coming through!

‘It’ girl of the moment, actress Clara Paget has had a few nice things to say about BECCA products lately, so we thought we'd share: ‘I'm loving BECCA at the moment, especially the Shimmering Skin Perfector. I like wearing it alone as a quick pick-me-up or it also works well blended in with the Luminous Skin Colour... Really beautiful products’...…

Posted by BECCA EU, 4 Oct 2011
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Halcyon Days Palette featured in Red Magazine

Halcyon Days Palette featured in Red Magazine

Our summer palette Halcyon Days is the ideal travel companion for those of you jetting off to a sunshine holiday. With beautiful sunkissed shades for eyes, lips and cheeks, “it’s makeup packing at its most portable and pared down.” Red Magazine say it’s “all we want for summer” and that “our suitcase needs one,” and we couldn’t agree more.…

Posted by BECCA EU, 10 Aug 2011
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Professional Brush Soap featured in Vogue

Professional Brush Soap featured in Vogue

Vogue profiles our new Professional Brush Soap in its latest beauty spy as the perfect tool to lengthen the lifespan of your brushes and keep them clean and sanitised. Brushes are essential for applying makeup and whilst they are an investment purchase, if you look after them they will be with you for life. With this easy-to-use portable product, you now have no excuse to keep yours in top conditi…

Posted by BECCA EU, 9 Aug 2011
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Bakel Facial Fluids

Bakel

The most exciting brand in skin care- 100% active ingredients, zero ‘useless’ substances - six amazing skin serums to treat the visible signs of skin aging. Once you try them you will never want to use other inferior products (full of unnecessary ingredients!) on your skin again.…

Posted by Claire, 27 Jan 2011
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Anya Hindmarch Carker Handbag

Anya Hindmarch

We here at BECCA live by the adage: a girl can never have too many bags and shoes… So we keep our friends at Anya Hindmarch on speed dial at all times. This bag - called The Carker - is just one of a veritable smorgasbord of delights from the wonderful Anya Hindmarch range, sure to set your little hearts a-flutter! Check them out at www.anyahindmarch.com…

Posted by Claire, 26 Jan 2011
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Imogen Newton

Imogen Newton

Since we are all about the new here, we'd like to draw your attention to a young ingénue who's turning heads aplenty due to her fresh, distinctive beauty. Imogen Newton is a London-based model who's been named as one to watch by UK Vogue, and we couldn't agree more! As well as being the face of Topshop's AW '10 campaign (pictured here), Imogen is to feature in an upcoming Burberry campaign …

Posted by Claire, 17 Jan 2011
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Clare Read shoot

Clare Read

Take a look at the latest main fashion story from this January's InStyle magazine, shot by Brendan and Brendan, which features the exquisite makeup mastery of BECCA-sponsored artist Clare Read from Caren Agency. Clare is a stalwart here at Chez BECCA, having been behind one of our very early beauty campaigns, as well as countless fabulous editorials, campaigns and celebrity shoots. Take a look her…

Posted by Claire, 17 Jan 2011
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Volt Café editorial with make-up artist Wendy Turner

Volt Café editorial with make-up artist Wendy Turner

London-based Makeup Artist Wendy Turner recently used BECCA products to achieve this dreamy vintage-inspired look for Volt Café Magazine's latest editorial, aptly titled Day Dreamer. We got in touch with Wendy and asked just how she achieved the look, and what it is about the range she likes so much. "I love using BECCA; they have the most luminous bases on the market, which always just lo…

Posted by , 11 Jan 2011
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Erin O Connor

The tall and beauteous Erin O

The lengthy Goddess of Androgyny herself - Erin O'Connor - has always been a friend and favourite at BECCA Base Camp, and suffice it to say we have a healthy reciprocal love affair going on. Very much a fixture of the 90's anti-fashion movement (as seen here in a recent Oyster Mag spread shot by Brooke Nipar), model and eco-campaigner O'Connor's regal bearing and exquisite alabaster complexion is …

Posted by Claire, 15 Nov 2010
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So French, so chic

Anyone remotely clued-up about the amount of effort it takes to look effortlessly natural has heard about Balayage by now. A French word for the technique hair stylists use to create that subtle 'grown-out colour with roots' look that is so au courant. But, be warned: it isn't safe to walk into any hair salon and request it, as so few stylists are actually trained in this relatively complicated te…

Posted by Claire, 15 Nov 2010
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Blog - Cooler Magazine

Dreaming

BECCA-sponsored Makeup Artist Abigail Johnson is responsible for this latest shoot titled 'The Dreaming' for Cooler Magazine, and my, ain't it perty? Shot by photographer Roberto Rubalcava, the aptly titled shoot juxtaposes a bohemian floral backdrop with harder edged laces and leathers... The makeup - all courtesy of BECCA - is equally contradictory... Using Luminous Skin Colour with the Compact …

Posted by Claire, 15 Nov 2010
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The perils of self-tanning

Groan… Just like they say the only safe sex is abstinence, it seems the only safe tan is, well, abstinence also. A new study has found the main active ingredient found in self-tanning products - Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA to you and me, contained in almost all self-tanners) – increases the level of free radicals generated by up to 180% during sun exposure, causing the photo aging proces…

Posted by Claire, 20 Sep 2010
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Blog - Marina and the Diamonds

Marina shows us her Diamonds...

We hate to show off and drop names (alright, we love it), but our latest devotee happens to be someone who we feel just as fondly of. Marina of Marina and the Diamonds fame is the latest BECCA groupie, and we couldn't be happier to have her on our tour bus of love. With a name like Marina Diamandis (which translates, funnily enough to 'Diamonds' in Greek), this was a gal who was always destined fo…

Posted by Claire, 20 Sep 2010
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Blog - Oribe

Oribe

He may be the world's best known, least pronounceable session stylist... (it's 'Or-bay' for those not in the know) but the good news is that the genius guru to the stars Oribe has just released a new range of products, and they are ah-mazing. With a portfolio stacked full of the biggest names in the fashion and celeb world, including this gorgeous image of Daria shot by Mario Testino for V Mag…

Posted by Claire, 20 Sep 2010
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Press - Daily Mail - You magazine

Brush up your act

Hands up who has a revolting sponge or a useless old brush in their Makeup-Bag-of Shame? There's no need for that now that the BECCA brushes - top of the line for both Makeup Artists and mortals alike - are all back in stock. The press have been raving about some of the beauties in the range, as seen here in the Daily Mail's You Magazine, featuring the famous Number 58, which polishes foundation i…

Posted by Claire, 20 Sep 2010
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Blog - Oyster

Beautifully moody

It seems petulance is back in; if this gorgeous editorial in style bible Oyster Magazine is anything to go by. Shot by irreverent photographer Ben Sullivan, known for his artful mix of situational cutaways and authentic fashion portrait style, with hair and makeup by Australian maestro Max May (who is sponsored by BECCA, and uses our products right here), this shoot sums up our new mood perfectly …

Posted by Claire, 23 Aug 2010
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Press - Vogue August 2010

If Vogue says it’s true then who are we to argue?

We know we’re not supposed to bake in the sun, and now it seems we’re not supposed to fake tan, so if we want to turn our office pastiness into bronze Goddess-i-ness, how exactly can we do it? Well, luckily the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz is the ultimate product for just that. A liquid bronzer in the perfect deep metallic nutty shade, this is a hit with the world’s t…

Posted by Claire, 16 Aug 2010
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