If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m a sucker for great highlighters. Of all the highlighters I’ve had the pleasure of trying, my unbiased favorite is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in C-Pop. It’s a universally flattering shade, and no one seems to get the formulation as spot-on as Becca. Their pressed powder highlighters are so beautifully milled with just the right amount of believable sheen, and they never expose unsightly pores as many ‘sparklier’ counterparts tend to do.
Whilst the C-Pop has this gorgeous pale pink champagne hue that sits well for day to night, the Gold Pop shade is all out glamorous and perfect for that Summer Diva look.
Lucky me! I got sent the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Gold Pop, in all 3 formulations; liquid, cream and pressed powder. How do these formulations differ, and which one suits your beauty needs? Read on for more.
The 3 Types of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid: As the name suggests, this highlighter comes in a liquid formulation that is almost water-like. It comes in a pump bottle, and provides a dewy sheen that is the most subtle out of the three types. It can be mixed with your regular foundation or moisturizer for an overall glow, or you can pat a few drops on selected areas that catch the light right over your foundation.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Cream: The cream formulation gives you a stronger sheen than the liquid. It has a creamy texture that is very easy to blend and thereby add or reduce the overall shimmer you are going for.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder: My personal favorite, this version provides the highest amount of sheen with almost noticeable shimmer particles.
Which Type Should You Get?
It all boils down to three factors:
- What kinds of products do you use on a daily basis?
- What level of sheen are you after?
- What’s your skin type?
If you are just after a very subtle overall glow, the liquid version is for you. It can easily be used all over the body.
If you are like me and like to spark up your face, get your #HighlighterGameOn with the pressed powder version. You can amp up the effect by using the cream version under the pressed powder.
Drier skin types may prefer the liquid or cream versions for obvious reasons. Oily skin can get away with cream or powder.
- Liquid: The pump on this bottle takes out a generous amount of product, and if you are going for an overall body sheen, one pump is all you need for mixing it in with your foundation or moisturizer. For a more concentrated application, apply a very small amount and pat onto the skin with your fingertips.
- Cream: This cream version effortlessly glides onto the skin with minimal effort allowing you to control the amount of sheen you are after. It works well on bare skin and on top of liquid foundation, and blends well with a stippling brush. I also like to use my fingers for applying this one.
- Powder: This powder version is so pigmented that you really want to use it with the least dense makeup brush possible to avoid looking like a glowing light-bulb. The Gold Pop can easily go from luminous to bright metallic (which is a great look for a night out). If you ever feel like you’ve gone over-board, dust on a translucent or setting powder over it, and this will minimize some of the shimmer.
Here’s a look I created using all 3 formulations of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. As you can see, I’m really popping gold here! #BeccaGoldPop