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.
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