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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Pop - Swatch and Review - Is It Really Worth The Hype???


I'm a little tardy to the party but after hearing everybody and their mama raving about this highlighter. I decided that I wanted to be cool too!
For those who don't know, Champagne Pop is a limited edition shade created by Jacklyn Hill in collaboration with BECCA Cosmetics. Jacklyn is a popular beauty Youtuber and to be honest I don't really follow or watch much of her videos but from the ones I've seen she seems pretty cool and fun to watch. Anyways, I didn't buy it because of her but I think since people raved so much about it, I figure I needed to see it for myself. I was really relieved that received it in pristine condition. I've seem a few reviews where the product arrived completely shattered. Apparently, the powder crumbles easily so must be very careful when handling this product and try avoid traveling with it.

Packaging

  • The cardboard packaging had a nice touch and detail to it. It has embossed champagne bubbles. 
  • The case has a unique design and feels pretty sturdy. It also include a mirror inside.
  • .28 oz or 8 g 
Product
  • Champagne Pop is described as a soft white gold with pinky peach undertone. It does look that way in the pan but once swatched it looks more like an shimmery golden peachy beige. This color will look good on a broad variety of complexion, between light and medium dark skin tone. 
  • The formula feels incredibly soft, silky, and buttery. Makes me wanna to rub my finger in it all the time, lol. It is also very pigmented and intensely shimmery. It blends effortlessly and you can use less for a subtle sheen or layer it for an intense glow. 
  • I find the shimmer particles not as fine as I would personally like and for some reason they emphasize pores and skin texture I didn't know was there. It looks beautiful in photograph and on camera but in person it looks like a disco ball, especially if you don't use a light application. 
  • It last up to 6 hours before fading on me.


Final Thought

I can see why almost everybody raves about this highlighter. It has such a divine silky feel to it and the color is flattering for most skin tone. It is the most intense and shimmery highlighter I have in my collection. If you want to go all out and want people to notice your strobing face, this is for you. I love how illuminating it looks in pictures. The only thing I dislike is how it emphasizes skin texture. It's weird because I have fairly smooth skin and small pores but it makes my skin look a bit more bumpy and rough. If you have dry skin, large pores, or textures, you probably won't like how this will magnify them. I like it but not loving it. The price is more than what I am willing to pay but I will still keep it since I have nothing like it in my collection.

Rating: 9/10

Price: $38
Availability: Sephora

What do you think? Is it worth the hype? Personally, I think the hype an excitement of others was a bit exaggerated and misleading. It is pretty but still got a noticeable flaw. For $38, I really wished it made my skin look smoother.







Here, I have Champagne Pop on my cheek bone, nose bridge, forehead, brow bone


Here's a close up. You can see how grainy/pixelated it looks on my skin.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for this review! I've seen so many rave reviews that it was getting kind of hard to believe.

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    1. Most of the time when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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  2. Great in depth review...all I've heard mostly are just completely rave reviews but I can totally see what you mean by the product causing the texture of your skin to be more emphasized! I love the color of the product itself but I rarely use highlighter so I won't be picking up any of them :p

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    1. I'm currently obsessed with highlighting lol

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  3. I definitely see what you mean about it accentuating your skin texture. I struggle with all the things you listed, dry skin and large pores so I definitely won't be getting this. I don't use highlighter anyway :p It seems that lots of youtubers are getting their own products or line of products now. Maybe it has to do with the fact that they can help advertise and promote the brand and the product, considering that most of these youtubers have millions of subscribers. Not sure how I feel about it...

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    1. I agree. A lot of it is promoting and supporting youtubers. I guess nothing wrong with it but when something is highly raved, I tend to have high expectations too.

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  4. The model with the mole on her lip needs to get that removed besides being super gross looking it could be cancer.

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  5. Looks beautiful! Love gold highlighters! :)
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