Can I be honest? There is something about hype that makes me feel the opposite of how I’m supposed to. Maybe it’s a reaction of all of the years I spent acting, anytime my agent really hyped a project, it always seemed to turn out to be something kind of lame. And the hype was just to sell actors to sign on to a stinker of a project that they’d normally read the script and immediately say ‘no’ to. So I have developed a strange reaction to All Things Hype.
When I saw the first look at the Becca x Jaclyn Hill ‘Champagne Pop’ collaboration, I started to feel genuinely excited. What was this feeling? Was my cold heart melting? I decided to order one, but not let myself get too excited until it came and I officially swatched and wore it. The Internet and Instagram had gone hog wild for this limited edition highlighter. The hype was real.
I ordered a nail polish set with mine from Sephora. It’s a Deborah Lippmann set, which also turned out to be amazing, but not the smartest thing to do when you want your order to arrive right away, because nail polishes have to ship via ground transport only, which tends to take longer. I ordered mine early in the morning, so I’m giving myself a pass on that snafu, my brain wasn’t running at full speed yet. I am not a morning person, I’m more of a 3pm kind of gal.
The highlighter: When I opened Champagne Pop, it was much darker than I had expected. Becca had said it was going to be as if Moonstone and Opal had a baby. Moonstone is their lightest shade (that I use and love on myself) and Opal is the next shade up that I use to my light-to-medium clients. Champagne Pop is a pretty peachy highlight. I guess I expected it to be just a tiny bit darker than Moonstone, which I why I was surprised that it was slightly darker and with strong peach tones. But when I swatched it, it came out much lighter looking than in the pan and blended perfectly into my skin. It’s the ultimate highlight shade for redheads, I feel like it compliments my skin and hair perfectly. It looks natural, but then in the right light it just pops so beautifully. It draws out your cheekbones in such a pretty way. This highlighter would also be beautiful mixed with a blush to give the blush a little more illumination.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors Pressed are one of the only powder highlighters that I truly love. They are so creamy, it’s hard to believe they are a powder. I use a fan brush to apply them, because they are so pigmented that just the lightest touch with a fan brush is all you need for a natural looking highlight.
Which brings me to the price. The highlighters are $38 each, which did give me sticker shock at first. The more I use them, however, the more I believe that these are one high end beauty product worth every penny. Because you only need the tiniest amount, my Moonstone pan looks almost brand new after a year. The product is .28oz and comes in the traditional Becca packaging that has a silver metal top in a round pan. I love this packaging, I just wish I could tell which product is which from the top, because sometimes I’ll go to grab my Moonstone highlighter and I grab the Lowlight instead. I mean, I can find that four extra seconds in my life to flip it over and check but it’d be nice to be able to distinguish them someway from the top.
Overall: I’m so happy that I tried this highlighter. I love seeing other beauty bloggers succeed and have these collabs and I’ve even more happy when the products are next level. This is a next level highlighter. It’s gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. A must have, especially for redheads! I just Becca products so much and this one totally lived up to and surpassed the hype.
Thank you for reading, I really appreciate it. I hope this review and swatches were helpful! Go get your highlight on fleek, as the kids say.
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