I don’t know about you, but for me Summer is THE season when I love to wear highlighters the most!
I do wear them all year round but in the colder months I use more subtle ones like the Hourglass Incandescent Light, but when the sun is bright and luckily I get a bit of a tan I reach more for golden, luminous highlighters to pair perfectly with that.
BECCA Cosmetics is known for having some of the most gorgeous highlighters and today I’ll be talking about Moonstone, the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pressed form and a Spotlight trio of cream highlighters in Pearl, Champagne Gold and Opal.
The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone is, as its name suggests, a pressed powder version of the cult favorite liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector™. It’s enriched with ultra-fine pigment pearls that adjust to skin’s natural undertones for a truly unique glow.
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.
Moonstone is a pale gold creamy powder luminizer, incredibly finely-milled and silky soft on the skin. I have fair skin and I love an “intense” highlighter, but paired with a bit of tan on, this looks absolutely fabulous – the perfect natural, unique glow without looking exaggerate… IF applied with a light hand, of course!
You only need a tiny bit and I’ve discovered that it works best applied with a fan brush ( a small one for more precision ) or with a really fluffy brush and blended very well!
For comparison, I have it swatched next to the Charlotte Tilbury Highlight shade from the Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette and my absolute favourite natural highlighter the Hourglass Incandescent Light, the LE shade out exclusively with the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette.
As you can see, compared to the Charlotte Tilbury Highlight, Moonstone looks paler and more luminous, but definitely more obvious than Incandescent Light.
I looove this Becca Spotlights Kit of the Shimmering Skin Perfectors! They are in fact a mini-version of the original cult favourite Shimmering Skin Perfector™, a mini-collection containing 3 shades:
- Pearl – a gorgeous frosty white highlighter, my favourite of the three
- Opal – a pink champagne shade
- Champagne Gold – a champagne colour with true yellow-gold undertones, as its name suggests.
While Pearl and Opal are permanent shades in the Shimmering Skin Perfector™ range, Champagne Gold is an exclusive to this Kit, but it is still available in powder form, here!
These minis are provided with a doe-foot applicator, which makes application so much easier and they’re excellent products to travel with. I like to wear it around the eyes ( brow arch, inner corner ), cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow, but I also like them mixed with my foundation for an overall healthy glowing, fresh look.
These are also my first BECCA Cosmetics buys! What else should I get? Any recommendations?
See you soon, beautiful!