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The highs and the lows

I feel like I’ve been really susceptible to people’s rave reviews lately, which brought me to my second and third purchases from Becca.

“Bring light and lift to the face when you define and highlight with this highlighter. It features ultrafine, light-reflecting pearls that melt into your skin for polished, natural-looking radiance. Light and sheer, these shimmering shades give you a range of tinted luminosity—and they adjust in any light to extend your glow. “

First up are the adorable little minis that are geared for highlighting, the Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights. Although these are in a liquid form, there are 2 different variations available from the original line- Champagne Gold is is originally found as a pressed powder, while Pearl and Opal are also available in a larger size in the same liquid formula. Each shade does appear truly different- I think I’ll let the picture swatches do the talking. (And for the record, I am holding Beauty Broadcast’s Emily responsible for me falling in love with these!)

Pearl

Pearl

Champagne Gold

Champagne Gold

Opal

Opal

These are all incredibly beautiful, and I don’t know if I have a favorite out of the bunch! They each provide a different look, but they all look very natural on the skin. There are no big flecks or sparkle or shimmer, it just appears as a natural highlight as if you’re glowing from within. Easily these have turned into my favorite highlighting product, and at $25 for three varying shades it’s hard to pass this deal up.

Contour Creme

To play on the opposite side of the spectrum is this cream contour, the Lowlight Sculpting Perfector. I never gave this product much thought at first, but my local Sephora had a tester out and after swatching/demo-ing, I was convinced that this was worth a try.

top – one swipe; botton- built up a little more

Trust me- looking at it just in the pan is absolutely terrifying. It looks like an orange nightmare! Luckily the formula is very creamy and sheer, and swatching it on the skin looks completely different than what’s in the compact. I’ve tried applying this on a few different ways, but my method of choice is initial laying down the contour with my finger, and then blending it out with a dense angled brush (I’ve been really happy with my Sephora Pro Angled Brush #49). It does come of slightly warm, and there is only one shade for this cream contour, but I still think this could work well for fair to fair-medium skin tones. I’ll definitely put this product to use in a future GRWM!

So the question comes to: What do you focus on- the highs or the lows?

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights pack- $25, Lowlight Sculpting Perfector- $38 ; available at Sephora/ Ulta/ becca.com

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One comment on “The highs and the lows

  1. One Lost Mama
    December 27, 2014

    Oh goodness, I too have seen Emily at BB raving about that Becca trio and have been trying to not give in to the temptation of trying them myself. Darn it, I think I need it!

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