Sunday, 26 January 2014

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold review & swatches

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold 

Year 2013 was definitely a year of foundation in my make-up life. Considering my current area of interest, it seems to me that 2014 is going to be a year of face contouring products with a special focus on products I'd never bought and used before, namely the highlighters.

Becca highlighters feature in countless favourites of the year, top fives of all times etc, so the brand was a natural choice for me. I was hesitating which shade to get and finally I picked Rose Gold as it was a brand new shade and Rose Gold seems to be the shade of the year, but now I believe Moonstone would have been a better choice for my skin tone. Nevermind. Moonstone remains on my wishlist and one day will be mine, especially that shopping with the seller I got the highlighter from turned out to be an incredible experience.

In the past I'd bought my make-up and skincare goodies from a variety of renowned retailers, including Liberty UK, Nars and others , and never ever, not ever did I receive my order packed in the way that did. The cardboard box it arrived in was beautiful, but what I found inside exceeded all my expectations. The product was wrapped and protected from breakage by beautiful scented papers, the smell of which instantly filled the whole room. The receipt was in a perfumed envelope, tied with a ribbon, and I was also showered with samples of luxurious skincare products by an Australian brand Aesop. This kind of experience is addictive and I must admit Galilu got me hooked. There are still a couple of Becca items I want from them and I might also explore the luxury perfume ranges I've never heard before and which lure me with their names and descriptions. Baudelaire. Can I really resist the scent of rotten decadence?

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold 

Enough of this introduction. Time for a proper review. 
Becca is one of the most consistent brands as far as their packaging is concerned. All their powder products come in round containers an industrial-looking metal lid and a rubberized edge. Very pretty and practical. 
When you open the compact up you'll notice the cubism-inspired surface of the product and a large mirror.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold 

The shade of the product is surprisingly dark and not as cool-toned as rose gold tends to be. It seems gold peachy pink to me. Nonetheless it is very pretty. It's very pigmented as for a highlighter and if it wasn't for its almost metallic sheen I could use it as a blush. 
The manufacturer advertises the product as a creamy luminizing powder that veils skin in soft pearlized glow with a lustrous velvet finish. And I must totally agree. The product, in spite of the fact that it comes in a form of powder, has very creamy texture that applies effortlessly and blends well. 
Becca suggests this powder can be used all over or on targeted areas. While the latter is exactly how I use the product, I can't imagine applying this product all over my face for numerous reasons. First of all, it's way too pigmented to be used on eg. forehead or chin. Or maybe on very dark yellow-toned skins only. But even if the shade matches some complexions, it is way too shimmery (but not glittery) to be used in the same way as the finishing powders by Hourglass, Chanel, NARS and others. 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold 

All in all, I really like the product, it's a powder of superb quality. Unfortunately I find it hard to use on everyday occassions. It seems too pigmented and too obvious while what I expect from highlighters is a sheen, not a wash of colour.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

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