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?