When it comes to highlighters, there is perhaps none that is more hyped in the blogging community than the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. I have two in my collection, a travel sized one in the shade Opal and a full-sized one in the shade Moonstone. I have been using these bad boys for several months now and I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts on them!
The packaging of the two is very different. Opal, the travel-sized, is in a sturdy dark taupe plastic container with the brand name on the front in silver. It’s small but it packs a decent amount of product! Moonstone is, of course, a much larger full-sized product and it has dark taupe casing with silver metal on the front. It feels high-quality and very soft, similar to the Nars packaging except for the metal front. Both the travel-sized and the full-sized include mirrors, which is always a plus!
Now to the more important part: the product. After swatching Opal (right), a cool-toned gold, in the store, I immediately loved how smooth and pigmented it was. It could be built up for a highlight seen from space or easily blended out for a subtle shimmer. Unfortunately, I don’t think Opal suits me because it is darker than my skin so while it is still shimmery and beautiful on my cheekbones, it doesn’t bring them out the way a highlight is supposed to. Instead, I use it as an eye shadow or as a highlight on my cupid’s bow.
However, I loved the formula so much that I went back and bought a full-sized version of Moonstone (left), a light champagne shade. Moonstone is perfect for fair people like me, and there is an even lighter shade called Pearl for those who are very pale. Opal would look stunning on those with deeper skin tones, and there are a lot more shades to choose from than the three I mentioned! Champagne Pop is especially popular.
Both of these highlights are smooth, soft, and richly pigmented. The product melts into your skin and catches the light beautifully. They are very blendable and can look natural or be exaggerated depending on how strong of a highlight you want. I can’t recommend them enough! I like to apply Moonstone to my cheekbones with a contour brush and then use Opal on my Cupid’s bow or on my eyes with a variety of eye shadow brushes. But seriously, you can apply these any way you want and they will still look amazing.
If you’re in the market for a new highlighter, definitely check these out! You can purchase a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed here or in various stores that carry high-end products!