Would you step away from something that promises you luminous skin? That’s the reasoning I use when I add yet another highlighter to my rapidly growing collection. Pearly, dewy, sparkly… no matter what the finish, I seemed to have made it a quest to own them all! Which is why, BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in ‘Rose Gold’ made its way to my makeup bag. Here is my review.
The packaging of this product is absolutely phenomenal. If you’ve ever gone through the pain that occurs when you drop (and consequently, shatter) a product, this sturdy compact will be there to wipe your tears. The edges of this circular case are rubberized (hence, accident-proof), whilst the centre is made of metal. Once you open it, you will find a good sized mirror embedded in the base. The top also closes with a satisfying click so you know that your precious highlighter is safe. The exact shade name and weight is mentioned on a sticker beneath the compact.
The formula however, is where this highlighter literally shines. The powder feels silky to touch and goes on smoothly, without any grittiness. Apart from this, the formula is easy to blend and layer, thus allowing you to adjust the intensity as you please. ‘Rose Gold’ is a beautiful copper-y shade, with warm, pink undertones and a shimmery finish. One sweep provides a sheer, subtle highlight, but the shimmer and opacity get more apparent as you layer on the product.
I’ve been wearing this product practically every weekend since I purchased it – it’s really that good! The formula stays intact, with minimal fading, for around 7-8 hours. The best part is that, unlike many highlighters, this one does not emphasize my pores. Instead, it leaves me with a lit-from-within glow that I just can’t get enough of.
Blendable, reflective and undoubtedly gorgeous, this highlighter truly deserves the cult status it’s been given. Although the price point puts it in the splurge category, I guarantee that you won’t regret emptying your wallet for this baby!
Price: USD 38.00