Review & Swatches: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector “Pearl”

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As I mentioned in my March Hits and Oh God NO’s, the month of March has been all about glowy, luminous looking skin for me. Right in time, because the radiant, hyper-real skin trend has been taking the world of beauty by storm. The runways were filled with shiny cheekbones and highlighted noses, while I was still powdering the hell out of mine.

Time for a change, and with that change came BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl…

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BECCA’S Shimmering Skin Perfector comes in a sleek, matte-satin finish body with chrome Silver pump. I love how sophisticated and chic it looks. Not only is the packaging chic, it also feels strong and firm and definitely looks like it would survive a lot. I also really like the pump on this one, it pumps out just the perfect amount of product for 1 entire face application.

The perfector is a water-based moisturizer with light-diffusing particles that help to give the skin an instant radiance, while reducing imperfections. It also contains SPF 25 and soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients. Talking about one hell of a good highlighter, huh?

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But the perfector doesn’t only shine in its ingredients and formulation. The consistency and appliance of this beauty is amazing as well. I’d describe the skin perfector in Pearl as a luminous, radiant liquid-y soft White Pearlescent cream, that blends into the skin beautifully. It’s very buildable and sets stunningly.

I also love how this applies very cream/liquid-y but sets in a “safe to touch” finish, while still having that amazing sheen. With a lot of liquid highlighters you have to be careful not to touch them, because it leaves marks. And let’s not even begin about setting them with a powder, because that just takes all the shine out. None of that with the BECCA perfector.

The best way I find to use the perfector is to lightly tap it onto the highest points of my face —or my models’ faces— and blend it out slightly. Think: highest points of the cheeks, brow bones, bridge of nose + tip of the nose, cupidsbow and a light dash on the chin. For photoshoots I also like to tap some onto the part between the front and arch of the brow, blending up to the forehead. Less is more with this product. Don’t over-apply or you’ll look like a greaseball. Here I applied the perfector the same way onto my models’ complexions:

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THE VERDICT

I’m in love with this gorgeous, radiant, shiny beauty. It applies like a dream, has dream ingredients and just looks like a darn dream. It’s amazing and perfect for if you always wanted to get that stunning hyper-real finish, straight from the runway. The price might be a problem to some as you pay $41.00 for 1.7 oz/50ml. But considering you only need 1 pump a day, this will last you for a long, long time. Unless you’re like me, and you want to smear this all over your face 20 hours a day, just to feel like a glowing, radiant queen.

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector is available at Sephora.com

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14 Responses to Review & Swatches: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector “Pearl”

  1. Michelle says:

    Wow, this looks absolutely gorgeous. And I love the last girl.

  2. Amelie says:

    That’s looks really good!! And the model is so gorgeous!

  3. Julia says:

    This looks so good! I think I need this one .. xo

  4. Valeria says:

    Oh my gosh, the last photo is perfection *_* I love the glow this product lives on the skin!

  5. Jessica says:

    Hey nikkie, have you tried Giorgio Armani fluid sheers? And also the kryolan liquid highlighters? They’re very similar products and I wanted to know how they compare?
    Thanks x

  6. Marloes says:

    Oh wauw, hij is prachtig<3

  7. Ziggy Lo says:

    I’ve been considering this product for a long time because of Lisa Eldridge. Do you recommend any of the other colors? I’m an NC40 (winter), NC 45 (summer).

  8. Julie says:

    This stuff looks amazing! I keep hearing such a great things about this brand! xo

  9. Charbel Vanille says:

    OMG I looked for this product in sephora Mexico and they didnt have it, I must get it right NOW! does this perfector relates to MAC’s strobe cream?? Lately Ive been loving glowy dewy skin but I cant manage to get that look with the strobe cream, so I need to try this one. I love you Nikkie I really admire you and this is a fun fact but when Im all stressed and annoyed is a must for me to play one of your tutorials cause it SO SO SO relaxing to watch you makeup…you do it so simple and flawless, its really therapeutic but when I do it its like an eyeliner shimmery mess. I guess I need to practice your techniques instead of only watching them :( LOVE YOU!!

  10. nico says:

    Great review.Lisa Eldridge also uses this product :) But I have a question .It has SPF 25 so does it make a problem during photoshoots? Because you know they advise not to use products with SPF during photoshoots?

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