Usually I’m the first one to fall for a majorly hyped up product. However when the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector®($38.00 // Sephora) released I didn’t dive on it. After all, I have a lot of highlighters and how amazing could this one be? Some time passed and more hype ensued. I broke down and ordered it online – never once seeing it in person or swatching it myself. My experience with testing it makes it the perfect choice for a feature in this weeks Makeup Wars post which is focused on “Things That Surprised Me” – in a good way, or a bad way.
The box itself is stunning. A flashy rose gold mirrored box with silver wording.
The casing of the Skin Perfector is the usual packaging that we see in compact products from Becca – round, black plastic with a silvered metal topper and Becca embossed around it.
As you open the compact there is a full mirror on the top side and 0.28oz worth of product on the bottom side.
Champagne Pop is described as a soft white gold w/ pinky peach undertones. As you can tell in the swatch below this highlighter is heavily pigmented but blends out so subtly it’s almost non-existent without the help of a light source.
Why is this product something that surprised me? Because when I first put it on I hated it. It looked like nothing on me. Like it did nothing. I was actually angry with myself not-so-much for spending the money on it but for believing all of the hype surrounding it. Frustrated I stomped into my makeup room to take a photo of the product on me, intent on doing what was likely the first negative review of it. When I sat down and loaded the photos up on my computer I stopped. What was that glow?! The highlight looked incredible in photos. Grabbing a mirror I ran outside and looked at myself in direct light. Luminous. This skin perfector/highlighter/whatever is fabulous at all of the right moments. Perfect in all of the right places. It’s a must have… Basically, if you’re going to strobe, strobe with this.
Below Champagne Pop is swatched heavily on the left and blended out on the right:
In the look below I used Champagne Pop at the tops of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose. Please do yourself a favor and buy this.
The Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector retails for $38.00 and is available at Sephora. This product is currently listed as limited edition.
What product has surprised you lately? Check out what the other Makeup Wars bloggers are talking about by clicking the icons below!