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I remembered lately that one of the reasons I’ve started this blog is because I’ve noticed that it’s easy to find reviews of brand new products, but some “old” or constantly used products don’t get reviewed nearly as often. So I decided when blogging about products I will review my most used and trusted products every now and then, although they might not be the latest hyped-up products. Some of such trusted and often used products in my makeup routine are the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors. I own a few of these Becca highlighters, full sized and mini, but during holiday season I often reach for Prosecco Pop.
I know packaging is not the most important part when it comes to makeup, but I have to admit I often get sucked into buying something over beautiful packaging. These BECCA highlighters remind me of tiny UFOs with their metal center and plastic/hard rubber edges. They also come with a full sized mirror on the inside, in case you need it (I never do, since I use a bigger mirror for makeup application).
One thing I need to mention is that these highlighters are very fragile. Be very careful not to drop them, since they can easily shatter. I avoid traveling with them, since after a while they can crumble a bit even just from using them.
Packaging aside, the product itself is fantastic. The powder is very finely milled and pressed, and even the lightest touch gives me enough powder for a blinding highlight. Prosecco Pop is a warm gold that s a bit too dark for my skin tone, but I love it so much that I still reach for it every now and then. It adds some warmth to my otherwise pale complexion, and it looks like sunshine on my skin, which is always welcome during colder months. I love using it during holiday season, because I always feel like gold and red colors are appropriate for all those holiday parties. I feel that this color would be best suited for medium skin tones, though.
As you can see in the photo above, when hit by the sun (or any other direct light source) it gives off a blinding glow. I always use it with a light hand because of this, but it does make my skin look better.
I swatched it using only one swipe. You can see how the color works with fair to light skin tones. It’s just light enough that I can blend it out nicely to make it work, but those who are very fair may not be able to use this color well. As I already mentioned, this particular color would look best on medium skin tones.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors are sold at Sephora for $46 CAD/ $38 USD for 0.25 oz/ 7g, and normally I’d say that’s a high price. However, I don’t see myself every using up any of the big ones, and even the smaller ones (sold for $23 / $19 USD for 0.085 oz/ 2.4g) seem to last forever. So, I’d suggest you pick one or two colors that work with your skin tone and give these a try, they are well worth the price tag!
Have you tried any of these highlighters before? Do you like BECCA products? What is your favorite brand of highlighters?