Although my skin can be on the oiler side most days, I have never favored a matte look. I LOVE the look of dewy skin and because of that I have always loved using highlighters. I've always been a lover of powder highlighters and hadn't really delved into the world of liquid highlighters. When I saw makeup artist Lisa Eldridge use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in one of her youtube videos, it immediately caught my attention. The glow it gave was so beautiful and ethereal--I had to get my hands on it!
Firstly, the packaging is great--you get 50ml of highlighter and because you only need the tiniest amount, this bottle is basically going to last forever. It has a pump applicator. I find half a pump is more than enough product for both cheeks!
Now for the product, I am in love. It blends so effortlessly into the skin and imparts such a beautiful, healthy glow. It is not glittery at all--it has a beautiful pearly sheen that manages to be glowy & dewy without looking greasy or shiny. It also contains SPF25 which is an added bonus! Although it's a water based product, it does feel slightly sticky for a few moments until it sinks into the skin.
I've tried applying it a few different ways and my favorite is definitely applying and blending it in with my fingers using a tapping motion. I found that it didn't blend as well when I used a brush (to each their own! I always see Lisa use a brush but I couldn't get the hang of it!). Although I mainly use it for just a cheek highlight, you can also mix a very tiny drop of it with your foundation to give a glow all over. I'm weary of doing this because of my tendency to get oily in my tzone, but I bet this would work well for those with dry skin! Pearl makes my skin look incredibly polished and luminous, I just adore this product.
|Pearl is blended on the bottom part of my arm! Wish it showed up better but the sheen in person is gorgeous!|
At $41 this product is certainly not cheap. However, it is priced pretty well for the huge amount of product. Also, Becca products are now available at Sephora, so it's much easier to get your hands on it! If you are looking for something to really give your skin that radiant, healthy sheen, I think one of Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfectors would be the perfect choice. Pearl is great for light to medium skin tones but they have some other colors that would suit darker tones as well.
So far I have one FOTD HERE where I am wearing Pearl but I will definitely be uploading more soon!
Have you tried any of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors? I would love to get my hands on some of the other colors!