I have long heard the tales of the ethereal glow-in-a-bottle from Aussie company Becca Cosmetics. One unfortunate thing about the brand is that I have no in-person access to it. That very rarely stops me from buying things, but it usually hesitates the process for obvious reasons. I saw a video of Lisa Eldridge using the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (see that video here) and it finally pushed me over the edge to get it, and the more peachy shade Opal. The only problem is that after months of waiting to order I couldn’t find either of them in stock online. That’s where gorgeous blogger and friend extraordinaire J from Lil Lady’s Life swept in and picked them up for me locally in New York. Thank you again!

Since getting them it’s been pure love.

First, the tubes are HUGE. Seriously. It will take a lot of continuous use to run these to empty. I’m happy about that because these retail for $38 USD each. They have SPF 25 built in (a total bonus, especially in the summer months). They are easy to blend and give the most amazing yet totally natural looking glow. It’s that look that you have naturally dewy skin- not a highlighter that you spot as having been applied. At the same time, it’s not subtle. You can build it up or sheer it down to your liking.

Swatches L-R Pearl and Opal

Pearl is perfect for light-medium skin tones (fair as well) and I purchased Opal for summertime use as I think Pearl will get too light looking for my normal tan this time of year. You can see how they catch the light. So gorgeous!

I posted a picture on Instagram when I was wearing only Becca Pearl on my cheeks awhile back (but if you look ay my most recent FOTDs and videos I’m wearing it in all of them as well)

And now, loads of comparisons!

Clockwise from left: MAC Pearl Cream Colour base, Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow Rose Gold, Becca Pearl, MAC Whisper of Gilt

Swatches L-R: Jemma Kidd Rose Gold, Becca Pearl, MAC Pearl, MAC Whisper of Gilt

Nothing I had in my collection was close. Rose Gold and Whisper of Gilt are far too dark and gold and MAC’s version of Pearl is more yellow. Plus, look at the sheen on the Becca compared to the others!

Clockwise from Bottom Right: MAC Shell CCB, MAC Hush CCB, Becca Opal, Jemma Kidd Rose Gold, Sonia Kashuk Illuminator, Benefit Watt’s Up

Swatches L-R: MAC Shell, MAC Hush, Becca Opal, Jemma Kidd Rose Gold, Sonia Kashuk Illuminator, Benefit Watt’s Up

Neither of the Cream Colour Base’s from MAC are close, but Jemma Kidd and Sonia Kashuk are closer. Again, the sheen and finish are quite different and looking at the swatches (which I did over a month ago) I could instantly tell which one was Becca.

Clockwise from Bottom Left: MAC By Candlelight, Jemma Kidd Rose Gold, Benefit Watt’s Up, Estee Lauder Modern Mercury, Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous, Becca Opal

Swatches L-R: MAC By Candlelight, Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous, Becca Opal, Jemma Kidd Rose Gold, Benefit Watt’s Up, Estee Lauder Modern Mercury

The MAC, Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder aren’t really that close at all, but again Rose Gold and Watt’s Up are fairly similar.

The Bottom Line: Do you need these? I say most definitely. Then again you can probably tell I’m a bit of a highlighter fanatic. These two products are all I see myself using for all of my highlighting needs for a good long time. In fact, I haven’t put them down since getting them in April, and that’s saying a lot for me. I favor liquid highlighters over other formulas because I find they best replicate the natural radiance of skin.

Have you tried the Becca line? What’s your go-to highlighter right now? Do you prefer liquid, cream or powder versions?


21 responses to “Highlighting Perfection With Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors”

  1. lilladylife says:

    oh amazing review and comparisons!! ironically i just purchased the jemma kidd rose gold after your raves and have been using them non stop but the Becca’s agreed, AMAZING!!!
    Will need to do a highlighters post due to your inspiration, but i was sooooooooo happy to see all your FOTD’s showcasing the Becca items recently ( don’t think i didnt notice!!) lol and glad you love em!!
    I know theyre expensive but theyre seriously gigantic! you, jessica, jessica,tiffany,delighful speaks, tifany, and kayla can all share a bottle and it would still take like a year!
    message me if you need anything else!! love seeing your posts and point of views, along with the best comparison swatches on the net!

  2. lilladylife says:

    look @ all my typos….time for bed… lol

    • Danielle says:

      No worries! I edited my post twice now for typos I made! =P I’m sure there are more I haven’t seen yet! lol. So glad you are liking Rose Gold! It will ALWAYS be a favorite of mine! So easy to use and so gorgeous! And thank you for the huge compliment! πŸ˜‰ I will definitely let you know if I need more Becca- I’m sure I will soon!

      • Chris says:

        Just came across your site looking for swatches whether I need Becca’s Opal or Moonstone. Thinking it is relatively close to Rose Gold, Opal seems a safe choice. I too am a highlighter fanatic – and after many so-so’s, I’ve been wearing Rose Gold non-stop for almost a year. Could use some mixing up, and am curious for becca πŸ™‚

  3. ACCCkkkkk these are so pretty!!!
    But I’m pretty sure I don’t need another highlighter. Or do I? πŸ˜›

  4. Kristi says:

    Pearl is absolutely gorgeous! As an oily-skinned gal I’ve always been leery of highlighters since I seem to provide that on my own. : P However, just that hint of glow looks so nice in your pics. I don’t have access to Becca to try out products in real life. That hasn’t stopped me from building a wishlist though – beach & eye tints, chantilly eyeshadow, brush soap, and more.

  5. GORGEOUS! Whyyy did I pass up on these when I went to New York a few months ago? *facepalm forever*

  6. Never used becca but these look lovely. Might have to check them out x

  7. Jessica says:

    I adore how delicate these are! Sometimes highlighter can be just a bit too obvious, but that doesn’t seem like something that would be a problem with Becca’s offering.

    β™₯ Jessica

  8. annick says:

    These are gorgeous! I totally know what you mean by hesitating when not buying in person – so difficult to tell if you’ll like something from swatches.

    Becca is a brand I’m definitely excited to give a try. I’ve always wanted the Eye Tints as well as the Shimmering Skin Perfectors like you! Opal is way more beautiful than I expected it to be!

  9. These are so lovely! I’ve always preferred powder highlighters, because they are easier for me to work with.

    What type of brush to you use with these, or do you just use fingers?

  10. Sarah S. says:

    I’m mad for highlighters, too, but I feel like the only ones that last on me (but aren’t disco-ball sparkly) are Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl and Dior Amber Diamond :-/

  11. kmillegirly says:

    I needed an article like your one to decide me what to buy πŸ™‚ I really like what’s up ^^

  12. Oh. My. Gawd. These are freaking perfection!! I want I want I want!!! I covet literally everything from Becca (and have yet to try a single thing :[ ) but these illuminators are particularly gorgeous!!! Such a fine sheen!

  13. DUDE. *steals your epically epic highlighter collection*

  14. I was in love with Becca when I started blogging but it’s not very accessible around here so I’m content with living vicariously through blogger friends when it comes to the brand. πŸ™‚

    I’m also watching the destruction of that one lone flower in Rose Rendezvous with great interest! LOL

  15. Toya says:

    I’ve been chomping at the bit about these since you mentioned them in one of your videos a few weeks back! I’d love to have Opal, as I think it would be very flattering on my skintone, and Pearl looks similar to the Burberry Fresh Glow one I just picked up. Since I’m aiming to try a new beauty brand every month, and I’ve never tried Becca, this is definitely on my to-buy-soon list!! Thanks for all the comparisons too Danielle!

  16. Chelsea says:

    Do you think the Opal shade would work well for someone who is very very pale?

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Chelsea! It might work, but I think Pearl would be your best option. It works better for me in the winter when my skin is more pale. πŸ™‚

  17. […] shade so I initially chose Pearl and Opal (you can see that review and the comparison swatches here). Both were fabulous and offered my skin a dewy, ethereal glow without looking glittery or caked […]

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