I know this product has been everywhere in the beauty community and you are probably so sick of seeing it, but oh well you're going to have to put up with yet another review! This is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop which is the limited edition highlighter collaboration with Jaclyn Hill.
Now, if you are from Australia you might be asking "where did you buy that?!?" well I bought it from Lipstick Republic when they were talking pre-orders. Unfortunately there was a mess up with Becca Australia, which allowed a few sites take pre-orders, and Becca international, who wanted this highlighter to be Sephora exclusive in Australia. Luckily the pre-orders were filled but if you want to buy this from now on in Australia it will be only in Sephora from now on. This retails for AU$60 and contains 8g of product.
You can see that the box has limited edition gold textured packaging (which is a real pain in the arse to take photos of) and it has a little photo and message from Jaclyn Hill on the back. Besides the box, the packaging of the actual compact is the same as the regular line of Becca highlighters. The compact quite heavy and is made of sturdy dark brown rubber with metal detailing and a good sized mirror in the lid.
The product itself shares the beautiful pigmentation and soft buttery formula of the other shades in the Becca line. The shade is a lovely bright light gold champagne shade that almost has a complicated orangey/rose gold hint to it in the pan.
This highlighter is very pigmented so it can look quite bold on the skin. I personally love an extreme highlight so I thought this would be perfect for me, but one thing that I don't like about the formula is that it applies almost like a metallic sheen which tends to emphasise pores, spots, lines and any imperfections on the skin. This looks most flattering if you use a light hand when applying.
Hopefully you can see in the photo above that the heavy swatch looks very gold but when it is blended out it tends to look more of a champagne shade. It is a very pretty colour in the pan, but its sadly not as unique when applied to the skin.
This would best suit people who like gold or warm toned products. In the pan this looks quite dark for a highlighter, but as this applies quite bright it would suit people who have light to deep skin tones. If you have very fair skin then you may want to give this a miss as it may look more like a light bronzer than a highlighter.
|Top: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey|
Bottom: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop
Overall, I think this is a pretty highlighter and I can see why everyone is losing their shit over it, BUT (yes there is a but), I don't think it's very unique and because this can emphasise pores and lines and imperfections if applied too heavily, I do think there are better (and cheaper) highlighters out there. I will definitely continue to use this, especially in the warmer months coming up, but it you can't afford it or are struggling to get your hands on it, I wouldn't stress too much because it is dupable. You could probably find a nice light gold eye shadow that would give you the same effect.
Do you have Champagne Pop? What are your thoughts?