Have you ever felt like makeup highlighters for adults can be the equivalent to glitter for kids? I know I feel this way. Highlighters make me feel “happy” and it’s a fun way to bling-up the face. This is why I am always searching for highlighters that will just look like part of my skin, can be multi-purpose and total game-changer. Cue in: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters.
There are at least thousands of articles & videos for this Best-Selling Highlighter in America (as named by WhoWhatWear) and these are around for a long time with countless positive reviews from users. I, myself, have been using Becca highlighters since 2015, but due to procrastination, I have never written a thorough review on my blog (note to self: nothing good comes from procrastination!). In my 10 years of blogging, I have found that you can never read or watch enough reviews on a specific product. Because each and every person is different and their experience and thought-process are different. So what you are going to read from my review can (or can not) resonate with you.
I will talk about 4 pressed highlighter shades from their collection: Topaz, Champagne Pop, Moonstone and Own Your Light, and how they look on brown South Asian skin. To be transparent, I received these 4 products from Becca cosmetics as a PR package. But I already have been using the first 3 products since they were released (Own Your Light is a recent release).
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters-
This is a warm-toned bronzy brown. This color caught my eyes as I saw many lovely ladies wearing golden highlighters on the bronzed skin and looking absolutely flawless. I can wear this shade when my face is heavily contoured and bronzed, but on a daily basis- it looks like a “patch of highlighter” on my skin. Because the color is a bit darker than my skin tone. It can be an amazing highlighter for darker skin color.
Quick tip: If you get this color and feel like it’s darker than your skin color, use it as an eyeshadow! When the light hits your eyes, you will see a beautiful sheen just giving the perfect hint of color and playfulness on your eyes. Need more drama? Just spritz some facial mist on your brush, dip it in this highlighter, and swipe it on your eyes with a heavy dose of mascara and liner. Voila! You will get an instant dramatic look.
This shade was launched in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill, a Florida-based beauty YouTuber, and makeup artist, and I bought my first one after the launch. It’s one of the most sought-after highlighters and the product truly demands so.
Colorwise it’s light gold with a pink-peachy undertone. The color actually looks pretty great on both warm and cool-toned skin tone and a wide range of skin colors. You can easily build up the intensity and drama of this product with your makeup brush and application technique.
Quick Tip: Use a fan brush like this one to lightly brush the highlighter for a healthy glow, or use this cheek hugging highlight brush for a dramatic result.
At a glance, Moonstone is *almost* the same as Champagne Pop, if you just look at the pan, but this is a pale-gold with warm undertone. It doesn’t have the peachy-pink undertone of Champagne Pop. If you just scroll below and see the swatches, you will get a clear idea about the color differences on skin. This is a great color for lighter skin.
Quick Tip: The color payoff is pretty strong, so if you want a low-key result, use a lighter hand.
Here is a comparison of CHAMPAGNE POP vs MOONSTONE:
OWN YOUR LIGHT:
This is a new and limited edition product. It’s a warm peachy pink shade with peachy-pink shifting shimmer. It has a beautiful luminous finish that just gives a healthy sheen on my skin. For this look, I used a matte bronzer lightly to give some definition to my face and then added Own You Light highlighter on the cheek- the apples and the highpoints. I also added it to my eyelid and center of my lips.
Its formula seems a little less intense in a single application than the rest of the products mentioned today. But the intensity can be surely built-up without looking cakey.
Quick Tip: Don’t feel intimidated by the preachy-pick highlighter shade. It can be a multi-purpose product and can be used as a highlighter, blush topper (or bronzer topper as shown here), and eyeshadow.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters Swatches and My Thoughts:
- The soft, smooth, blendable formula just melts in your skin and gives a beautiful luminous sheen. They are not like “chunky-highlighter-sitting-on-top-of-the-skin”, they blend like they have become a part of the skin.
- These 4 shades can be used as highlighters, eyeshadows or blush toppers. They perform equally well.
- Depending on how little or how much you are using, you can create the full-on Instagram glam to every day healthy glow with these babies.
- Here are the colors heavily swatched and done with a finger, one swipe.
Suggested read: Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter: Hit or Miss
**The items featured in this post were provided by the brand for review. This does not affect my opinion of the item.**
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