Friday, 26 November 2010

Review: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is a bit of a cult product.  A multi-purpose liquid moisturiser, it comes in five shades and adds a gentle luminosity to the skin.  I've had my bottle for a while now - and I've found that it's one of the most subtle but effective highlighters I've ever had the pleasure of using.

Apparently, it can also be used as a moisturiser, or mixed in with foundation to create a dewy look.  For me, though, it's mostly used as a highlighter: the level of pigment and shimmer in this liquid is too full on for me to apply all over my face.

 The packaging is simple and elegant, with the pump protected underneath an outer cap.  The pump itself also sports an inner cap, meaning that you're well protected against the outer cap falling off and squirting the inside of your makeup bag.  You get a whopping 50ml in the bottle: and given the amount of shimmer in each drop, you're unlikely to get through this at a fast pace.

The dot to the right is the amount dispensed with a half press on the pump.  This is the smallest amount you can get out, and it really does pack a shimmery punch.  This is the Pearl shade, which is recommended for pale skin or to add a bright luminosity.

The shimmer is a very fine pinkish white, with no glitter.  It does indeed look pretty noticeable swatched on my hand, and a small amount patted into the skin gives a subtle glow rather than an overly sparkly or shiny finish.  Texture wise, it's light, easily blendable, and doesn't feel greasy on the skin.  As a highlighter, it lasts very well - I can generally still see it on my cheekbones after a full day's wear.

I love applying this cream to my browbone, the tops of my cheekbones, and on my cupid's bow for a polished look.  As you can see from the photo above, the effect is noticeable but natural - absolutely no glitter here!  The tiny dot shown in the photo above is about twice what's needed for this kind of subtle glow.

Admittedly, at £32, this product isn't cheap.  Given the teeny tiny amount needed to get your glow on, though, it's a price worth paying - I can't imagine I'm ever going to run out of this.  And even if I did, I'd still repurchase: this is the best highlighter I've ever tried.

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you'll find it at Zuneta, where 50ml will cost £32.


  1. That looks really pretty! I still haven't tried anything from Becca, maybe it's time I did.

  2. This'd be a good product to start with - given the amount you get, I reckon it's good value for money, and the effect is very pretty!

  3. So pretty and love your orange eyeshadow - I could never wear such a bright colour in a million years but you look fabulous. My mum wants some kind of luminosity/line blurring product and was wondering what this might be like added to foundation. Might be a bit too Star Trek though I imagine... She liked Laura Mercier's illuminating tinted moisturiser but I think is just curious about alternatives. Any suggestions gratefully received! Thanks girls. xx

  4. I'll give the foundation mixing a go tomorrow morning and let you know, Laura! :)

  5. I have this in Opal and I like it a lot and I use it the same way you do too but as suggested I am going to try and mix it with my foundation. You do get a lot so different ways of using it is great. Thank You. x

  6. This is soo pretty, i definately need to try this! :) xx


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