Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is another product that I heard about from Lisa Eldridge on YouTube. She uses the liquid version in a lot of her videos either as a base or to mix with foundation. It comes in Pearl (white pearl), Moonstone (pale gold), Opal (golden opal pearl) and Topaz (golden bronze pearl) and it’s gorgeous. The Becca line only recently became available at Sephora (It’s a British brand,) and it’s not carried at my local Sephora, so all I had to go off of were Lisa’s recommendation and the photos on Sephora.com. Lisa usually used the pearl shade a lot so I ordered that one online.
Pearl has been great for either mixing with my Make Up For Ever HD Foundation or applying to my cheekbones. When you mix this product with your foundation, it gives the most beautiful, dewy finish. I loved doing that for days in the winter when my skin was looking dull/dry but usually I prefer to just dab a little on my cheeks instead of my entire face. It has SPF 25 and there’s something about the subtle sunscreen smell of this product that I love. I wouldn’t recommend mixing with foundation if you have oily skin, as it can make it too dewy. This is one of the reasons why I also wanted to get the pressed version.
Since I couldn’t see the shades in the store, I was going back and forth and couldn’t decide whether to get Opal or Moonstone. I wanted a pretty gold shimmer, so I chose Opal. When it arrived, I was not in love. In the packaging, it almost looks like a rose gold. I had a limited edition bareMinerals “all over color” that I wanted this product to mimic, but it was slightly off. I decided I’d send it back and ordered the Moonstone. Then, while I was waiting for the new shade to arrive, this one sat on my vanity so I tried it out and really liked it. Moonstone definitely more of what I was looking for, but I like Opal now too. It’s so hard to tell from the photos on Sephora’s website, and I couldn’t find any reviews or swatches. Moonstone is more of a true highlighter that I like to use on my cheekbones, down my nose and on my cupid’s bow.
I know it’s a little bit hard to tell from the photo, but Pearl is the top swatch, then Moonstone and Opal is on the bottom. Opal grew on me and I ended up keeping both.
Photos by Lauren Campbell.