Today, I’m reviewing the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the shade Prosecco Pop. I was working on 2 lipstick reviews and I had to literally shelf them midway because I wanted to review this first!! I couldn’t review this one till now because this was a limited edition. Not anymore as Becca has decided to make Prosecco Pop a permanent highlighter in their line and will be available in all 3 forms – pressed, poured and liquid. The one I am reviewing today is their pressed version. So, let’s get started!
Price: $38 for the individual pan (INR 2736) / S$80 for the Limited edition palette (INR 4160)
A sequel to the cult favourite liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector™, this creamy powder luminizer is like crushed gemstones in a compact.
Refined luminosity in any light. This formula features ultra-fine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect and refract light so your natural glow is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method, which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion.
This formula features multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls that adjust to skin’s natural undertones. Formulated without parabens.
Sweep across the face or apply to targeted areas including cheekbones, brow bones and bridge of the nose.
My Experience with Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Prosecco Pop:
Packaging: The individual pan comes in the regular Becca rubberized compact case with Becca embossed on the top. It has a large mirror but, there is no brush which is okay because I do not use the brush that comes housed in compacts. Honestly, the packaging is functional and seems sturdy but, I am constantly scared that the powder will break because both my skin perfectors in the shades Moonstone and Opal are kind of crumbling at the edges. I don’t travel with them. Also, the packaging doesn’t spell luxury to me. For 38$, you want a little pomp and show.
So, I wanted to pick up the shade Champagne pop for ages. Everybody was seemed to be raving about it and I wanted to get on the bandwagon as well. But, since I already own the shades Moonstone and Opal which when mixed together could actually give you the shade Champagne pop, still I tried to resist. But finally, the beauty of the palette and the fact that I saw myself being able to actually use all the shades in the palette, I gave in. Strangely, when I got the palette, I felt more drawn to Prosecco Pop rather than Champagne Pop!
A little brief about the product. Jaclyn Hill, a popular “Beauty Influencer” did this Limited Edition collaboration with Becca and came out with Champagne Pop as an individual Limited edition highlighter. Whether it was the quality of the product or the popularity of Jaclyn Hill, the product was selling like Hot cakes. This resulted in Becca doing 2 things; one, they made Champagne Pop permanent and two, they came out with a full limited edition collection with Jaclyn consisting of an eye palette, this face palette and a handful of split face compacts with a blush and a highlighter. And, in the face palette and the split pan compacts, they introduced another limited edition highlighter in the shade Prosecco pop. And now, Becca has made this highlighter also permanent and it is already available in Sephora stores.
Shade: The shade Prosecco Pop is the shade of Prosecco (my favourite type of wine, by the way, not that anyone asked!!) It is a beautiful warm yellow gold color with a frosted sheen. As it is known with Becca, the highlighter is more of an obvious kind. It will give you a pop of highlight. It can be used lightly and blended well to make it look softer. However, I do feel that it is not the market Becca is hoping to tap. I had thought that Champagne pop was gonna be a gold toned one instead Prosecco pop is more gold toned. However, if you look at the swatches, the shades are fairly close. And, considering the fact that you will not apply this pigmented highlighter on your cheeks, at least I hope you won’t. In their sheer blended form, I don’t know how easily discernible one is from the other.
I feel that it works really well for the medium skin toned Asian customers. It would look stunning on deeper skin tones too. I feel more drawn to Prosecco Pop than to Champagne Pop; Both as wine and as a highlighter!! 😉
Texture: The texture of Prosecco Pop is quite consistent with the other ones in the line. It is finely milled, creamy smooth and extremely blendable. It glides on smoothly and blends well onto the skin. If used heavy-handedly, it is likely to emphasise the texture. But, since most of the Insta pics get photoshopped or have filters added to them, I guess it won’t make so much of a difference! 😉
Pigmentation: Even when you blend it through, the gold sheen is fairly apparent. So, it has good pigmentation for a highlighter. With Becca highlighters, at least the pressed ones, you really have to go very light handed because it’s very easy to go overboard.
Longevity: The product wears exceptionally well. It stays put for 7-8 hours which is a lot for my oily skin.
A Quick overview of the palette.
Packaging: The Limited Edition palette, of course, is utterly gorgeous!! It is absolutely stunning. Becca and Jaclyn Hill did an excellent job with it. I love the white and gold exterior. It houses a huge non-distortion mirror. There is a plastic film protecting the powders away from the mirror. The only thing which does irritate me and irritates me a lot about the palette is the layout. While the top row of blushes is placed evenly, the bottom row consisting of the two highlighters isn’t centred. It’s been bumped a little to accommodate “Becca and Jaclyn Hill” which was so not necessary because it is anyways there on the exterior, right?
The palette is fairly huge and I don’t think it is as travel-friendly as The Becca Blushed by Light palette. Also, despite the sturdy packaging, I wouldn’t want to test the palette by travelling with those huge highlighter pans in it.
Colour Selection: The palette consists of interesting shades; 3 blushes and 2 highlighters.
Blushes: The palette contains 3 Limited Edition blushes; 2 from the Mineral Blush range and 1 from the Luminous Blush range. The
1. Rose Spritz: This is a Luminous blush. So basically, it is a combination of a blush and a powder illuminator. It is a warm coral blush with a golden shift almost like a frosted metallic sheen to it. It feels soft, creamy, extremely smooth and easily blendable. However, it is fairly pigmented, so treat with caution.
2. Amaretto: This is an absolutely stunning shade. A warm toned medium rosy brown. It looks blah in the pan but looks fab especially on our medium skin tone. The beauty of this shade is that it has a subtle soft golden pearl which gives it a luminosity. Yes, it is a Mineral blush and not a luminous one but, it provides a stunning neutral glow to the cheeks. It feels very sophisticated.
3. Pamplemousse: This is a pinkish coral blush again but in Mineral finish. It is again extremely pigmented with a smooth, easily blendable texture.
Overall, I think the quality of the blushes is top notch. My only gripe with the palette would be the choice of shades. I feel that mixing Pamplemousse with Prosecco Pop would anyways have resulted in a shade like Rose Spritz. So, I wish they had opted for different shades, something cooler toned maybe a bit mauve or something. It would have given a bit more versatility to the palette.
I will not discuss the highlighters again because I have already detailed enough about Prosecco Pop. And, Champagne pop has been reviewed earlier. I do wish that the 2 shades were more distinct. They may not be replaceable as Prosecco Pop is a bit more yellow gold but still, it would have given the palette more versatility again. However, considering that both were in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill and this is her palette, I guess both had to be there.
Pros of Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Prosecco Pop:
- Finely milled, soft, silky smooth powder.
- Frosted sheen; rather than shimmer or glitter content.
- Blends easily.
- Fairly long-lasting; even on my oily skin.
- The colour can be made to look subtle but you get the feel that it is designed for a more pronounced highlighting effect.
- Did not break me out.
- A little goes a long way.
- Sturdy and stunning packaging.
Cons of Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Prosecco Pop:
- Can accentuate pores if overdone.
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Prosecco Pop?
Prosecco Pop is absolutely stunning and looks stunning on medium to deeper skin tones. A definite must have for a highlighter fiend. My last thought on the palette – It is supposed to be a Limited Edition. Honestly, when something is told to be a Limited Edition and is still around after almost a year, it makes you wonder! Also, Becca seems to do it too often, a lot of the Limited Edition stuff becomes permanent. I will not be surprised to see the blushes also becoming permanent in the future. I do feel that it is an excellent value for money. If you are keen to buy Champagne pop or Prosecco pop, I would say, consider buying the palette instead.
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