Late last month the new Becca Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duo ($38) launched in four gorgeous shades. These new Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos are part of the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection that arrived earlier this Summer. I actually purchased the stunning Champagne Face Palette when it originally launched but it sold out too quickly for me to serve up a review so, it’s now in my makeup vault. Sometimes I take it out to tell it how pretty it is.
No seriously though, I packed that palette with me when I went on vacation and used it daily! Which surprised me as I did have an inkling to hide it away and never use it again because it was too beautiful. I admit I felt the same way Becca Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos. They really evoke a need to stash them away all Gollum-like! My precious!
I have to admit I’m no highlighter or strobing genius. I tend to over apply highlighter to the point I glow in the dark. You know that meme that’s circulating about seeing your highlighter from the Moon? That’s me. You can venture to a galaxy far, far, far away but I’ll be your beacon here on Earth so you can find your way home. That made me a little scared of trying Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector. I was right to be scared because they aren’t exactly for the amateurs out there. But the good news is, they aren’t completely impossible to apply with a little patience. And hey, if you’re an expert in the highlighter department you shouldn’t have any issues.
I love I have options with this duo because I can apply the blush without following up with the highlighter or vice versa. Although I will say, using them together is where the magic is!
I haven’t tried Shimmering Skin Perfector before so, I can only relate to you my experience with the formula in the splits. The highlighter have a soft almost creamy consistency with flakier shimmer particles when a brush is swiped through them. Although some powder is kicked up as you swipe, I wouldn’t say the formula was difficult to control or apply. Another words, it isn’t falling all over your face during application. The powder adheres to my brush well and I can easily buff it in without a bunch if chunky shimmer/glitter falling down around my face. I recommend a fan brush for the initial swipe across your cheek bones and follow up with a fiber brush with softer bristles to gently buff it in. The finish has a very strong sheen with a gorgeous glow. It’s very easy to over apply the highlighter which can result in it sticking to drier areas or emphasizing pores. Start out with a very soft layer and build as needed for the best finish. Believe me when I say a little goes a very long way. This is equally true for the blush shades which are highly pigmented.
I’m not sure if I was successful but I tried to be as light as possible with the highlighter in my photos below as I tend to be very heavy handed with application of blush, highlighters, powders, etc…!
I thought the blushes delightful! I have so few matte blushes and these worked as a beautiful companion to the highlighter as they are absolutely shimmer-free which means you’ll rely on the highlighter portion of the duo to create a beautiful luminosity over your blush application. The blush has a soft, silky consistency that blended easily and as I mentioned above a little goes a very long way! In some of my photos above you can tell I over did things with the blush. Start out with less and build as needed! I applied in a variety of different ways one of which evolved applying the highlighter over the blush to get a glow-y finish. Or you can swipe the highlighter across the tops of cheek bones to create that coveted strobing look you’ve likely came across on Instagram.
Becca Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos are such a gorgeous way to add a luminous glow to your face. I really enjoyed these and I find myself hoping Becca will release some new shades for the Holiday season!
But I digress, there’s still plenty of Summer left and the best way to get a gorgeous glow would definitely be one of these Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos!
They are positively delicious!
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