29 September 2013

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

With an already lengthy Sephora list accompanying me on my US trip, I couldn't really afford to deduct my 'eats out' allowance in favour for any more beauty bits - who was I kidding? Cue the recent release of BECCA's Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector which hit state side shelves way before the UK - it would have been rude not to - though over on this side of the pond, we have to wait no longer as this much awaited release has now been stocked up on our BECCA stands. Sidenote: It may be worth an in store swatch before whipping out your wallet...

I've had my beady eye on the highly hyped liquid type thanks to good ol' Lisa E and this video, and as a best selling cult fave, the pressed perfector comes as a follow up to its fellow highlighting hero. There I was able to have a full on swatchathon to my hearts content, both liquid and powder being equally as darn beautiful - And yes, I'd still say it'd be perfectly acceptable to be a proud owner of both. This one stands in as an on-the-go travel touch up version of the latter mentioned liquid luminizer - which, if you've been tucked up under a rock since Lisa's said tutorial, is the ultimate multitasker; applied as a pre-makeup moisturiser, mixed in with foundation, or popped on top.

Back to the newest number in question, and four sophisticated shades make up the range - Topaz, a goldy bronze, Opal, an peachy pink pearl, Rose Gold, a pinky gold pearl, and my selected shade, Moonstone, a pale golden pearl. Opposed to traditionally pressed products which compress just dry ingredients, this process with a difference mixes pigments packed with liquid binders to give an evened out creamy powder application. Those multi-toned particles grab and give off light all the right places, no stand-out sparkles which settle into fine lines here, just an ├╝ber natural looking glow when applied with a (verrry) light hand and all stays put for the best part of the day. Soft, smooth and silky are a few words which spring to mind - simply a single dab with a fluffy brush or ring finger, popped onto high points, inner tear duct and cupids bow, is just enough with its super pigmented formula, think crushed pearls, or as said in a Sephora tweet, an 'Instagram filter in a compact' (genius). It's final report card: One for if you've got the extra time on your hands as this not-so-foolproof product takes a bit more work compared to other compacts in my collection, I definitely wouldn't deem it a sweep on and hope for the best safe bet, but if you can get past that it's a beaut nevertheless...



  1. highlighter is definitely one of my favourite products to apply, and i love the liquid version, so i definitely NEED this! looks gorgeous!


  2. Ah so glad you like the look of it Dannii! Now I need the liquid version ;-) x


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