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Friday, July 22, 2016

Swatches + Review: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters and Sephora x Disney Minnie's Inner Glow


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder Highlighter Collection Review

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal Powder Highlighter Review

Becca Opal Pressed Powder Highlighter Deluxe Sample Travel Size Packaging Review

(retails $38 for 8g/0.28oz)

Packaging: I got the travel size (2.4g/0.085oz) as a free gift with purchase. The compact is made of plastic instead of Becca's typical rubber packaging. It's also perfect for travel! 

Color: Opal is a champagne shade with gold shimmers. This shade works best as a highlighter for my warm NC30/35 skin tone as it does not add any color to my skin. 

Formula: The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors have a very soft, delicate, and creamy texture. They're also very pigmented and a little goes a long way. In terms of performance, they all apply smoothly, blend with ease and just "melt" right into the skin.

They're not as metallic as say, the Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinishes (review), but they're by no means subtle and still provide a high sheen finish. To apply, I recommend using the Inglot 4SS brush (comparison pictures) because it's dense enough to provide a concentrated finish, but it also has enough flexibility to blend product well. The shape also fits nicely on the bridge of the nose and on top of the cheekbones without covering too much area. For a more subtle glow, use a light hand and a fluffy synthetic brush, such as the MUFE #140 or check out the highlighter in the poured version

Longevity: All the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors last at least 10 hours when worn over foundation + setting powder. (For reference, I have cheeks that are neither dry nor oily.)


Becca Rose Gold Blushed Copper Limited Edition MAC Superb Dupe Swatches

Becca Opal Rose Gold Blushed Copper Swatches

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal Rose Gold Blushed Copper Swatches

Becca Opal Deluxe Sample Travel Size Rose Gold Pressed Highlighter Full Size Comparison Review

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder Highlighter Rose Gold Review

(retails $38 for 8g/0.28oz)

Packaging: The compact has a rubber texture with a metal center, which gives it some weight without being too heavy. I have the permanent version, which does not have a special embossment. The limited edition version is embossed with a geometric design that looks like crystals and has the same embossment as Blushed Copper. 

The compact also has a hole in the back that allows you to pop out the pan and store them in other compacts or in a Z Palette

Color: It's a warm peach with rose gold shimmers. When compared to Blushed Copper, Rose Gold is lighter and has a more rosy iridescence. When compared to Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb (review), Rose Gold looks more peachy and less metallic.

Those with light and medium skin tones will find that it adds color and acts more as a luminizing blush. I've been using my Sonia Kashuk #19 brush (review) to apply it. It provides just enough color & glow to my cheeks and looks absolutely gorgeous. For darker beauties, it works best as a highlighter alone. 

Becca Opal Rose Gold Blushed Copper Pressed Swatches

Becca Rose Gold Highlighter vs MAC Superb Swatches

Becca Rose Gold vs Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Review

Becca Blushed Copper Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Review
(Switched Compacts)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder Highlighter Limited Edition Rose Gold Packaging Review

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder Highlighter Blushed Copper Review

(retails $38 for 8g/0.28oz, Limited Edition)

Packaging: It comes in a rose gold compact and has a crystal-like embossment.

Color: Blushed Copper is a warm copper brown with gold & copper shimmers. Mac Superb (review) is lighter, less orangey and has a metallic frosted finish that leaves the skin looking "wet" and ultra dewy. 

On lighter beauties, Blushed Copper can look orangey. So, it works best on darker beauties. On my medium skin tone, it looks very warm and pulls more peachy brown. It's too dark for me to use as a highlighter, even when used with a light hand. So, I prefer to wear it on my cheeks alone as a blush. 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Blushed Copper vs MAC Superb Swatches

Becca Rose Gold vs Blushed Copper Highlighter Swatches

Becca Blushed Copper Highlighter Blush Limited Edition Review

Sephora Disney 2016 Collection Minnie's Inner Glow Luminizing Blush Highlighter Review

($22 for 9.5g/0.34oz, Limited Edition)

Packaging: The powder is embossed with Minnie's bow and ears peeking through, which looks super adorable and one of the reasons why I purchased it.

Color: It's a peachy shade with gold shimmers. When compared to Rose Gold, Minnie's Inner Glow is slightly lighter, peachier and has a more gold iridescence. It's not as frosty as the Becca highlighters, but it still leaves a noticeable glow on the cheeks. It also provides enough color to be used as a blush for light and medium skin tones. For darker beauties, it works best as a highlighter.

Formula: It has sheer pigmentation, so you never have to worry about going overboard and looking like a hot mess! To apply, I recommend using a dense natural brush, such as the Sonia Kashuk #29 (review) or Sonia Kashuk #17 (review) as they tend to pick up and pack on product much better. Although the product feels drier and stiffer than the Becca highlighters, it still goes on evenly and blends into the skin nicely. 

Longevity: It lasts at least 8 hours when worn over foundation + setting powder. 

Sephora Disney Minnie's Inner Glow Luminizing Blush Highlighter Swatch

Sephora Disney Minnie's Inner Glow Swatches

Sephora Disney Minnie's Inner Glow Becca Rose Gold Swatches

Sephora Disney Minnie's Inner Glow Luminizing Blush Highlighter Review

Sephora Disney Minnie's Inner Glow Luminizing Blush Highlighter Limited Edition Swatch Comparison

Becca Pressed Powder Highlighter Limited Edition Rose Gold Packaging Review

Bottom Line:  The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors provide targeted luminosity and are ideal for those looking for an intense glow. The key is finding the right shade! As for Minnie's Inner Glow, it's ideal for those looking for less intensity. It's also great as a collector's item!

Note: The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed powders are available at B-Glowing, Sephora, Ulta and Dermstore. The Sephora x Disney Minnie's Inner Glow Luminizing Blush is exclusively available at Sephora online and in-stores.

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