I think BECCA products are something that feature heavily on our ‘wishlists’, but a lot of us neglect to buy as they are not widely stocked in the UK. The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector has been something sitting on my list for a while, but I had never been anywhere that sells it. So when I stumbled across Fenwicks the other day by chance, in I marched to purchase this cult illuminator. I have to say the lady on the counter was a babe, she was even supposed to be on her dinner break, but was serving me instead! I did my classic point and buy – ‘that please’ – and off I trundled with my purchase.
The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector is a water-based moisturiser with light-diffusing particles that help to give instant radiance to the skin, whilst reducing imperfections. Available in 3 shades, I picked up ‘Pearl’, the white formula with flecks of gold running through it, but it’s also available in a pinky and a bronze shade. The only way I can describe this is as a skincare/makeup/highlighting hybrid; it contains SPF 25 and soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients, helps to even out your skintone and illuminate. Think Benefit High Beam, but with a much more refined shimmer and skincare properties.
I think there is always a bit if a worry for oily skinned gals that a product like this will never work for them, but I have combination skin and I’ve found a trick! This highlighter is pretty multi-functional; you can apply it as you would a moisturiser, mix it with foundation or apply it over your makeup where you fancy a touch of shimmer. I’ve found for me it works best using it as a mosturiser, but applying it only to areas that I would welcome a bit of shine, like the cheek bones, temples and down the centre of the nose. Half a pump, applied with my fingers does the job. I then use my foundation over the top and the effect is a dewy complexion, with a touch of extra shine in the areas where I applied the BECCA. It doesn’t make my skin feel or look greasy and doesn’t affect the longevity of my foundation, all around a thumbs up! I can’t wait to use this in the summer, it would look great mixed in with a tinted moisturiser for that holiday glow.
I got this from Fenwicks, but BECCA products are also stocked on quite a few online stores, check out their stockist page for more info. The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector set me back £33, but you do get a pretty generous 50ml of product and as I’m only using half a pump a day, it ain’t going to run out anytime soon. But before you throw on your comfy shoes to run to Fenwicks, wait! As I think I may have found a good dupe for this which is a third of the price, it’s still in the early stages of reviewing but I will report back soon! Ooo mysterious…