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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector



BECCA SSP in Moonstone, Josie Maran Argan Luminizer, TheBalm Mary Lou-manizer, Dior Amber Diamond, YSL Touche Eclat 2, Benefit High Beam
Light in a bottle.  That is all I can say about this.  I have the colour Moonstone, a pale champagne colour that blends out to that perfectly dewy finish.  There's no multicoloured shimmer in this product, just sheeny glow.

A lot of people have trouble categorizing this product -- I think most people use it as a highlighter, but it's actually marketed as a moisturiser with SPF 25.  One way I use this product is under my makeup for full-out radiance. I mentioned in a comment on Sunny's review of this product that it made me look like a Nike model and I can't think of a better way to describe it.  You know how they have the most perfect lighting that highlights all their muscles?  That's what this gives you.

You can use it as a traditional highlighter, over your foundation on the tops of your cheekbones, brow bone, cupid's bow and down the nose and chin, which will give a lovely halo-like effect that never looks overdone, or layer it underneath foundation on the high points of your face for more subtle definition.  My favourite way to use this is mixed into my foundation -- it makes your skin look so...real.  It's perfected in the most natural, softly-lit way, and even my normally greasy face embraces the sheen.  On days that I don't wear full foundation, I like to mix this with my Josie Matchmaster Serum Foundation or just a primer for a healthy glow.

This product comes in 4 different shades, so you won't have a problem finding one that works with you -- I also have a generous sample of Topaz, the darkest shade available, which I use on my lids for that runway wet-eye look.  It's one of my favourite looks to pair with Le Metier de Beaute Bali (you can check out that lipstick here).  If you have oily skin you can skip a regular moisturiser and primer, but I use this over my moisturiser of the moment.  I apply this product with fingers because I find the lovely, liquidy texture wasted on a brush.  Highlight also looks better when it's not too neat.  Sculpting on the other hand...



In Canada these retail for $50 CAD for , and they're available at select Sephoras (I found mine at the Eaton Centre one).

30 comments :

  1. I have been tempted to get moonstone, though I do prefer the RBR highlighters over becca. Becca has recently left the UK which is a shame as they look like they have some really good products coming out.

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    1. I have yet to try anything from RBR! I wonder why they're leaving...

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  2. I have Topaz, with matches my skintone with a light tan. I love that it looks so natural.

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I love that one for bronzing purposes

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  3. I've had this on my to-try list for ages! I've heard so many great things about it and it always looks so pretty in swatches. The way you use Topaz as a shadow sounds lovely, too!

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    1. Opal would be a nice option for paler people too!

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    1. I cannot stop looking at my cheekbones when I put this on!

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  5. I'd love to give these a try, just to see how they'd look on me.

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    1. You should! A little goes a long way, so if you can get a sample, it lasts ages.

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  6. great idea to use this under your makeup for radiance! i love a little glow on my face, too

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    1. I never used to, but I'm obsessed with it now!

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  7. Ahhh, I need to try this someday! But it's such a big bottle! It's enough highlighter to last me until I'm 80 hahaha!

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    1. You know, it is a pretty big bottle, but I feel like this is the sort of thing I'd be very happy to use on my shoulders/legs/d├ęcolletage -- it would be super expensive, but SO beautiful. Can't wait for summer!

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  8. wow what a cool product! You make it sound so...perfect o:
    I'll definitely check it out some time.

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! When I love something, I LOVE it.

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  9. I love becca make up, especially this highlignter!! I have opal and topaz - moonstone is beautiful too :)

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    1. Oooh, both of those are gorgeous! How do you use Topaz?

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    2. Just on the top of my cheekbones - works when I'm tan with coral blusher. Gorgeous!!

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  10. Those look so interesting! And Moonstone looks so pretty! I might have to give this is a try.

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  11. Wow you made this sounds so good. I hope they have this in my Sephora because I want to check it out the next time I go shopping there.

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    1. I had to search a bunch of them to find it! I think a lot of online distributors carry this brand though.

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  12. I have swatched this on Becca counter and it's actually on my wish list ;) I love the highlight this product provides!

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    1. Yay! I use it every single day -- not too many products I can say that about!

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  13. Ever since I've seen Lisa Eldridge rave about this stuff I have always wanted to try it out!

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    1. Lisa Eldridge is such an enabler! Love her.

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  14. ooo i wish i had a sample of topaz! sounds pretty to wear it on eyes!

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    1. It really is! You have to buff it in really well though or it'll crease/disappear.

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