Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Review

I have to say that in the world of beauty, we're constantly being bombarded with a million iterations of the same product. It gets to be slightly confusing. With contouring and highlighting becoming more and more prominent, every brand on the market has come out with shimmery highlighters. I've tried many and there are others that I do love, but the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector has to be my favorite shimmery highlight products out there. It's actually referred to as a 'luminizer' which is probably a better description for what it really does. This beauty of a product is a liquid shimmer. It comes in four different shades (I use moonstone) to accommodate multiple skin tones which is always nice to see. I'll get the fact that it's a pricey item out of the way now. It is expensive as Becca is a luxury brand, but I promise you it is worth it in quality as well as quantity of product. One bottle will last you forever! And then some!

OK, I'm sure you want to know what really makes this worth the price tag, right? Ah, I was hoping you would ask! Like I said, it is a liquid shimmer. The best part of using a liquid form is the same as using a cream product, it goes onto the skin more naturally and has the ability to look as though it is one with the skin. Along with that, it also has the finest shimmer. It's almost like they're microscopic pearls that are reflecting light. It makes the product look very subtle and elegant. It won't look sparkly or overly shimmery, it just gives you an amazing luminous reflective glow. The other perk of using a liquid is that you can use it in a multitude of ways. You can use it as a highlight on the tops of your cheekbones. I usually apply it using my fingers to dab it into place after my foundation, but before I use any powders. It just lights up the face and gives the illusion that your skin is glowing, not like you've placed a sparkly shimmer there. It's just plain perfect. I also sometimes mix a teeny drop of it into liquid foundation and then apply the mixture to my face. I like this technique for heavier coverage foundations. Sometimes they can make your skin look flat and this just gives it a little oomph. I've even pumped this into my body lotion and applied it to my legs for an evening out.  Like I said, however you use it, you just need the smallest amount and as you can see, I'm always finding new ways to use it. It's just the best formula.  Did I mention it also has SPF 25+? Honestly, what more could you ask for from one product? Really worth the splurge. Just try it, sample it... something!


  1. Definitely on the wish list. I have powder highlighters like the The Balm's Mary Lou manizer and the Fergie highlighters but, these are powder and my dry skin does not show these as part of my skin; it looks as if I tried to hard to glow. I wanted the Amber Diamond Highlight from Dior but, I don't know it's a powder too and perhaps it may be different in texture so, it would go on more smoothly. Do you have it? I really would like to try the Burberry liquid glow or the powders. *Sigh* Dreams. :)

  2. Hi Renae,
    I personally adore the Becca highlighter and think it gives the most natural looking glow. A cream or liquid highlighter might be easier/better to use for drier skin. You should definitely try testing out other brands though because I know Becca can be crazy expensive on a budget. Benefit does their high beam highlighter that is nice and if you have ELF products near you, they also have a liquid shimmer highlighter. If you want to try a cream, the M.A.C Cream Colour Bases in Hush, Luna or Pearl (depending on your skin tone) are pretty too. I do have it on my list to do a more in depth highlighter post in the future though! Hope this helps in the mean time.
    Talk soon.

    p.s. I do have Dior Amber Diamond and it is my favorite powder highlighter :)