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Stash Status: Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfectors

If you want to know where the term 'Status Status' came from read this post.

In my last crazy Sephora haul I dipped my toes into the Becca highlighter world. Things were never the same again...


Some highlighters I have cling to the skin; I mean the product would stick to wherever it was first applied. As you could imagine that's a blending nightmare especially if you're like me and often apply cheeks products a bit too heavy handed. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula is the perfect combination of a soft blendable texture like the Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights and the wet/metallic/you-can-see-my-highlight-from-outer-space look of the Bobbi Brown High Light Powder. The liquid version is more subtle which makes it perfect to mix in with liquid foundations to impart that "glow from within" effect.

'Opal' - "golden opal pearl"
'Topaz' - "golden bronze pearl"
'Champagne Pop' LE - "soft white gold with pinky peach undertones"

The 'Opal' I have came in the Sephora Bronze Bares All set. It contains 2.4 grams whereas a full size is eight grams. That's a lot of highlighter! Those retail for $38USD on Sephora.com. Becca says the key attributes are: "Refined luminosity in any light. This formula features ultra-fine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect and refract light so your natural glow is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method, which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion. This formula features multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls that adjust to skin’s natural undertones. Formulated without parabens. Directions: Sweep across the face or apply to targeted areas including cheekbones, brow bones and bridge of the nose".

Due to the high pigmentation I currently apply them with the Real Techniques Fan Brush. I think the M.A.C 137 would work well also.

L - R: 'Opal' (liquid), 'Pearl' (liquid), 'Opal', 'Topaz', 'Champagne Pop'

Looka that sheen!

I gave Heidi the 'Champagne Gold' from the Spotlights Kit and she loves it.

Have you tried any of Becca's highlighters? Do you think we should carry them in The Marketplace? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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