Becca Highlighters

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

August 6, 2015

Becca x Jaclyn Hill teamed up to create a Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop ($38 for 8 g / 0.28 oz, limited-edition, exclusive to Sephora). The shimmering skin perfector comes in a round mirrored compact in powder form but it’s very soft and buttery – it almost has a creamy texture to it. The color is described as a soft white gold with pinky peach undertones and it’s exactly how it appears on my skin. In the pot it’s this gorgeous luminous peachy gold champagne shimmer on the skin it pulls a bit more cool-toned than what I see in the compact. It is very complex in color and the powder shifts depending on how the light hits the shimmer particles. The color is super pigmented so you only need a tiny bit. I love how easy it is to blend. It gives a very visible and noticeable highlight. If you want something subtle this is not the product for you. I did find it went on the cheeks smoothly. It blends into this dreamy soft glow if you buff or blend it out. Huge plus is that it doesn’t emphasize pores. I have tons of highlighters in all forms and I find this one to be very special and quite amazing.

Pictures can’t do this Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighter justice. I’ve taken a few photos to show the complexity but it’s something you have to see in person to really understand how gorgeous it is. Below in direct sunlight. I would say this shot is the closest to getting what the color looks like once on the skin.

At an angle, it looks more peachy. The peachy champagne base color helps add depth and dimension to the highlighter:

Close up of all the shimmers:

On the skin it’s more of a white-gold like the Sephora description:

I swatched the Becca Champagne Pop highlighter next to the Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson Highlighter, Hourglass Luminous Light and NARS Tribulation Blush in this post here.

I pulled a few more to compare.

Tom Ford Stroked Contouring Cheek Colour Duo (discontinued, review here)
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight (reviewed here)
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in New Vegas (discontinued)
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
Estee Lauder Courreges Illuminations Face Powder (limited-edition)

One last shot with partial sunlight reflecting from the mirror to show the complexity of the powder:

Bottom line a winner. I give it a huge thumbs up. The powder has a finely milled texture and although it is very shimmery and very pigmented it blends easily onto the skin. You only need a tiny bit to highlight the cheeks or eyes. I found lasting power to be quite good – it stayed put from morning to late evening and it adheres well to the skin. Since it is so pigmented I recommend using a very loose fluffy brush to apply on the cheeks. I’ve been using either a Stila Powder Brush (one I got years ago with the silver handle, I don’t think they make it anymore) or my MAC Duo Fibre Brush #187 to apply it. I didn’t experience fall out on the face since my skin was well prepped with a layer of serum, moisturizer and foundation. On my arm swatches I didn’t have any product so there was a bit of product that fell off my brush in a few fly-aways.

Overall gorgeous. I highly recommend it unless you’re a fan of the ultra-subtle-almost-invisible shimmer because this one will probably be too shimmery for you. The Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop is limited-edition. Currently exclusive to Sephora. Starting August 10th Sephora is launching their Epic Rewards Perks. One of the 1,000 Point Perks is a Becca set that will include Champagne Pop although I can’t tell if it’s full-sized.

Have you tried Becca highlighters? Which ones are your favorites? I still own some from the days where they had the loose versions in the larger sifter containers. 

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  • ruth sanchez August 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Can you please compare this to Tom Ford's new illuminati Moodlight please? Thanks in advance?

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:44 am

      Yes – review and comparison to follow soon!

  • Erin and Katherine August 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I love this highlighter! So gorgeous and so intense.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:44 am

      I agree it's very intense!

  • Rachel Polansky August 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I've tried Rose Gold and this is by far my favorite!

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:44 am

      I have Rose Gold on my wishlist!

  • Frankly Flawless - August 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    When i hear the words limited edition i don't know why but it just makes you want something more, the good thing is that this does look lovely and although i don't normally go for peachy highlighters perhaps for autumn / winter this would warm up the skin a bit. Either way it looks fab. xx

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:45 am

      I think the color payoff will depend on your skintone – on me it's definitely more of a white gold although I've read from comments below that on fair skintones this appears darker.

  • Lisa August 6, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    You're right pictures can't capture this absolute beauty! The rep for Becca told me it's a mix of Opal and Rose Gold. I had to laugh becaue when she walked up and told me that I had narrowed my select down to those 3! I left with this LE and the Opal. The LE is sold out in many places already. Thanks for the review!

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:45 am

      Glad you liked the review ๐Ÿ™‚

  • charlotte samantha August 6, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Why did I not get my hands on this beauty!

    CharlotteSamantha //

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:46 am

      I hope you are able to track it down!

  • Sara BeauTime August 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    This one looks so light on you. I believe a good highlighter's tone should be lighter than one's skin tone and unfortunately this one is a little dark for me so only shimmer comes out but no color. I like it but didn't make it to me my favorite highlighters on me. I purchased sight unseen, I would probably not have bought if I tried.

  • Anonymous August 6, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Would you say you like this more than Hourglass?

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:47 am

      I think they are completely different but I like both. The Hourglass is more subtle with a more natural glow. It also has more pink. The Becca Champagne Pop is a lot more intense and has a more golden finish on my skin.

      If you want one that is more versatile and easier to wear I think Hourglass is the way to go.

  • nueyork August 7, 2015 at 4:35 am

    This is such a beautiful product and I am so sad it's hard to get your hands on, especially here in Australia! Becca highlighters overall just seem so, so stunning, I think being able to get my hands on any of them would be incredible. x

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:48 am

      I hope you will be able to find it! Although if you google Opal + Rose Gold from becca many swatches will show you can get the same effect by mixing the two ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katya Van Bick August 7, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I've not tried any Becca products yet but this highlighter is stunning! The shimmer on it is so subtle but gorgeous!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  • elle [wonderfelle world] August 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I just tried this (and Becca hilighters in general) last night and was pleasantly surprised! I wanted to buy them all but might use points for the set next week!

  • Eileen August 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Becca does a nice job with highlighters and provides enough shades so that there is a compliment to just about any skintone. Unfortunately, like Sara, this one was too dark for me (NC15) but it would look gorgeous on those of you with medium tones.

    I've noticed that highlighter effects seem to be heading towards a more metallic gleam perhaps because "spotlighting" is the trend du jour.

    • Sabrina August 9, 2015 at 12:48 am

      Well put ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes I suspect on fair skintones this one might not show up because of the color.

  • ruth sanchez August 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I can't wait until 8/10! So excited to redeem my points. Thanks so much for the heads up!

  • Ellen Rozalia August 10, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Ahhh that looks absolutely glorious! I don't really need any more highlighters, but I might just have to splurge…. xx

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