If you are looking for a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector review, I’ve got you covered!
Today I am giving a detailed review on one of the most used products in my beauty collection: the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid highlighter.
I wanted to review this product for you so you can see all of the amazing benefits this product provides. It has quickly become a staple in my everyday makeup routine!
I have tried many highlighters over the past few years in powder and liquid form, and this Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the color Moonstone has outshined (LITERALLY) every other highlighter I have used before. Let me tell you why.
6 Reasons I Love the
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
1. It is so natural looking.
Some people love a super ‘in your face’ highlight, but I prefer a more natural, every day looking highlight. Since this highlighter is a liquid, I either apply it with a beauty blender or with my fingers. Either way I apply it, the highlight thins out and looks more subtle. I prefer this over a very concentrated, powdery looking highlight.
2. It helps dull skin look glowy and beautiful.
If you have dry, dull skin like me, you will be obsessed with this product. The only upside to having dry skin is that you can make your skin look super hydrated and glowy with the right products. Even when you don’t have an excess of natural oils being produced in your skin that would give a natural glow, you can fake that look.
3. It has multiple purposes.
I will explain this a little deeper in the “How To Apply It” section, but I love that you can wear this all over your face, strictly as a highlight, or add it to your décolletage and even your arms/legs! Like I said, continue reading to learn more about how and why I do this.
4. It doesn’t leave you with a “zebra stripe”.
Have you ever seen that streak of a very concentrated highlight on someone’s cheekbone and all you want to do is give them a blending brush? (No, just me?) Well anyway, certain powder and even liquid highlights can give the appearance of having a zebra stripe on your face if:
1) The color doesn’t work with your skin tone,
2) You don’t blend it out well enough, or
3) You are using the wrong brush to apply it.
This Becca liquid highlight should never give you the stripey look because it beautifully melts into your skin instead of sitting on top of your foundation. Learn how to avoid some common highlighting mistakes here.
5. It comes with a lot of product.
This highlighter comes with a lot of product in it (1.7 oz to be exact). I also love the nozzle because it’s very small and I’m never afraid that too much product will come out and be wasted. I’m usually always going back for more!
6. It’s the perfect year-round product.
I don’t know about you but in the spring and summer, I want my skin to be bronzed and glowy 24/7. I love the look of fresh and beautiful skin, so I am constantly using this product to achieve that look. In the fall and winter, I want to combat the appearance of my dull, dry skin so once again I’m always reaching for this product! It is seriously the best year round highlighter because it achieves the look I am going for all year long.
How To Apply It
There are several ways to apply this product and I’m going to highlight (see what I did there?) my two favorite application tools.
- Beauty Blender. I love using my damp beauty blender to apply this highlighter because it evenly distributes the product to my face.
- My fingers. I usually dislike applying any products to my face with my fingers because I don’t think it always applies evenly, but if I am in a rush I will ditch the beauty blender and just use my fingers to apply this highlighter. If you warm the product up between your fingers and press it into the skin where you want it, it works wonderfully. I would never suggest applying foundation with your fingers, but I don’t mind applying the highlighter this way.
Depending on your skin type (dry, normal, oily, combination) you may want to apply this highlighter differently. Since I have very dry skin, I apply the skin perfector all over my face after I have moisturized, so essentially I use this product as my primer.
I love dabbing it all over my face with my beauty blender, and taking a second coat of it on my cheekbones, above my brows, down the bridge of my nose, on the tip of my nose and on my cupids bow. Once my face is primed with the product, I apply the rest of my makeup normally starting with my foundation and concealer.
Since I am dry, I will only add a setting powder to my T-zone and any other areas on my face that tend to get a little too shiny throughout the day. Once my powder is set in the areas I want it, I will take a pressed highlighter (I love this Hourglass pressed highlighter) and dust a little over the areas of my face that I did not set with a regular powder. This step sets the liquid highlighter in place all day so it won’t budge. You don’t have to add a lot of powder highlight here because all you are doing is setting the highlight, you’re not trying to add a ton of pigment to your face (please avoid the zebra stripe here!!!).
To add some more moisture to my skin after all my makeup is applied, I like to spray a setting spray to keep my makeup in place, let the powders set, and add some extra hydration to my skin. If you are wanting that dewy look, you will certainly get it if you follow those steps.
If you have oily skin, I would not suggest applying the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector all over your face. I would apply it to your cheekbones and wherever else you are looking to highlight, and stop there. You will have a naturally beautiful and subtle highlight that will give you that glow from within look, but you won’t be excessively shiny.
Another option that is great for people with dry, normal or combo skin is to apply a pump of the highlighter to your foundation and mix it together before applying it to your face. This will add luminosity to your foundation and will give your skin the boost it needs to look glowy.
Try playing around with these different techniques to see which one works best for you and your skin type.
As I mentioned before, I also like applying this highlighter to other parts of my body to give my skin a little extra glow. If I have an event where I am wearing a strapless/low cut top or dress, I will apply a little bit of the skin perfector to my decolletage with my beauty blender. This makes your skin look radiant and glowy and adds to your overall look. Another trick I discovered (thanks to Brianna Stanko!) is adding a pump of the highlighter to your body lotion and putting it on your arms/legs. This trick gives a gorgeous sheen to your body and makes your arms and legs look beautiful. Have you ever heard of putting baby oil on your legs for some extra shine? Well, I tried that once and it was horrible. My legs were slippery, I felt gross and I smelled like a baby…not cute! This lotion + highlighter trick is perfect because it dries normally and looks stunning.
One of the many reasons I’m so in love with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is because there are several color options. The shade range is Pearl (white pearl), Moonstone (pale gold), Opal (golden opal pearl), Topaz (golden bronze pearl), Rose Gold (golden rosy pink), and Champagne Pop (soft white gold w/ peachy pink undertones). This range can seriously work for any and every skin tone which is a huge plus. I wear the color Moonstone because it matches my skin tone the best, but I could also wear Pearl for a brighter highlight, and I could wear Opal and Champagne Pop when I have a spray tan. If you aren’t sure which shade will match best with your skin tone, check out this helpful color matching article.
The colors Moonstone and Opal both come in regular and travel sizes, so if you don’t want to commit to the full bottle just yet, you could pick up the travel size and test it out! The regular bottle retails for $41, and the travel size costs $19.
I have had my full-size bottle for months and I use it regularly and I’ve barely made a dent in it! For me, it was definitely worth $41 because it will last me for a long time, it gives me the gorgeous glow I’ve always wanted, and it doesn’t compare to any other liquid highlighter I’ve ever tried.
If you are interested in buying the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid highlight, you can get it here.
Have you ever tried the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector? I would love to know your thoughts on the product! I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new highlighter!
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