Jan 062014

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Becca is well known for its liquid Shimmering Skin Perfectors–their legendary, sophisticated glow sets a beautiful standard for the perfect highlighter. Recently, Becca released a pressed powder version for those who prefer their glow from a pan. To complement my recent rose gold obsession, I tried the limited edition (and still momentarily available)  Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold ($38).

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I’ve looked at various swatches of the Becca Rose Gold highlighter online, and I wasn’t sure how it would work on paler skin tones. MAC’s Riri Diamonds is a rose gold highlighter that is relatively sheer, however the pan of Becca’s Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector seemed deeper in tone, akin to a neutral blush.

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As I suspected, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold applies as a soft peach-gold blush on my light skin tone. I have been using it with a touch of bronzer-as-blush to provide a soft touch of warmth, then use Becca’s Rose Gold on the upper cheeks, chin, and around the temples.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a bit hard to capture on camera, but it really modulates with the light. It shows as a soft glowing color, then (gasp!) this lovely sheen appears just when the light hits it right. It’s so pretty.

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Here are some comparisons.  First on the left, Laura Mercier Matter Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight #1 (golden nude) is a pressed powder with a much softer color.  The Laura Mercier lacks Becca’s Rose Gold stronger peachy cast. MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish is more metallic with a stronger highlight effect. MAC Diamonds (part of the Riri collection) is a cream finish, with a high shine but very little color.

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Here is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold on Liz’s upper cheeks. She is wearing this with Guerlain Crazy Terracotta bronzer underneath. The reflective quality is a little hard to capture on camera but we did our best. Ingredient list (click to enlarge):

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Overall, I like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold. It gives a very sophisticated glow, a pretty soft peach-bronzy wash of color, and a very pretty overall look.

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  11 Responses to “BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold Review”

  1. this look sooooo pretty! i still can’t get over my love for rose gold and this seems like the perfect product to feed my obsession! i hope this is available in asia.. will have to check out Becca counters this week 🙂

    rachel x

  2. Have you ladies tried their liquid highlighters? I love the SSP in Pearl. While I haven’t tried every highlighter out there I have found from my dubious sampling that it’s the most natural looking highlighter. I’ve even passed on tiny samples to friends of different skin tones because the bottle is just giant. It looks equally stunning on everyone who I’ve seen try it! My favorite place to use it is on the cupids bow and my entire lid on low makeup days. Surprisingly, it lasts all day!

  3. I really love subtle and sophisticated highlighters (as opposed to chunky super frosty ones) and this one fits the bill. I wish Becca was more available here, but seems the market isn’t very keen on high end brands other than Chanel, Guerlain and Dior 🙁

    • There seems to be a real absence of rose gold highlighters in the world. These are the closest that I’ve found.

      • I totally agree, there’s a lack of subtle rose gold highlighters, seems sometimes it’s all about frostiness a la Mary-Lou Manizer. It sort of reminds me to Laura Mercier Spellbound, that was less pink than its cousin Rose Rendez-vous.

  4. I think this would be a bit too dark for my skin tone, but I have the highlighter in moonstone and love it!

  5. Do you think it could be used as an eyeshadow?

    • It’s awfully big for an eyeshadow! I’d get MAC Rose Gold pigment instead. I’m not sure that this face product is designed for use in the eye area–so I can’t say whether that would be a safe use or not.

  6. This looks lovely on!!! It wasn’t on my radar until now!

  7. Ugh, want want want so badly! REALLY don’t need anymore highlighters but I suppose that’s never stopped any one of us before! 😛

  8. GORGEOUS! I love love love how subtle it is, despite being such a pretty, glowy shade

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