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Posted by Beauty Bugle / in BLOG, Product Reviews, Trends / 1

Liquid Rose Gold! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

While Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (the pressed version) took the highlighter world by storm, the original Shimmering Skin Perfector in the same shade has taken kind of a back seat and it should be in the driving seat or at least in the front passenger seat, in my opinion.

 

Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors are one of the brand’s best sellers and with good reason.

Described as a water-based moisturizer, it has an SPF of 20+. Yip, they thought about that sun protection.

Becca says: “It has light-diffusing particles of shimmer that creates instant radiance and vitality and reduces imperfections.” Basically, it makes you look good!

This stuff is a brown girl’s dream and is the perfect rosy gold shade. It comes in a sleek rubberized bottle with a pump and a chocolate brown cap with a metal centre, which has the Becca logo engraved on it.

l love the detail of the beck logo engraved on the cap. Looks so elegant, no?
l love the detail of the beck logo engraved on the cap. Looks so elegant, no?

It’s looks sleek and modern.

The consistency is on the thicker side so it is great for mixing in with your foundation, which is what I generally use it for.When I use it in this way, it adds ‘rose goldiness’ (it’s a word, now) and sheers it out without totally compromising the coverage of the foundation. I love this because I wear full coverage foundation. It gives a beautiful luminosity to the skin and it not greasy, unless you go cray-cray with it. It thick enough to add to the tops of your cheekbones and worn this way it dries to a beautiful sheen that really just makes you look like a shimmering goddess as the light hits the your face. If you want a more intense highlight, you can easily apply a powder highlighter over top. . This is BAM! Can I get a collective YAAAASSSS! You can also wear this alone on your skin for a healthy glow and is a great product for strobing.

This works well on all skin tones because of the hint of champagne in it that looks great on everyone, everyone. Did I mention that I think it looks great on everyone?

Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal in the three stages of 'gorgeousness' (this is a word now)
Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal in the three stages of ‘gorgeousness’ (this is a word now)

It comes with a pump . . . but the one downside with all these Shimmering Skin Perfectors is that it pumps out too much product in one pump. This can appear wasteful, but you can use this guy all over your body (that sounds wrong, but you beauties know what I’m talking about.)

Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal in the three stages of 'gorgeousness' (this is a word now)
Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal in the three stages of ‘gorgeousness’ (this is a word now)

 

It looks especially nice on the décolletage and try a bit on you legs, I know this is a bit out there, but it gives such a sheen to the skin, especially when it’s summer and those sexy pins are on show! This is the beauty of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors; it’s just minimal effort with maximum impact to really glow. It’s subtle yet so visibly gorgeous at the same time. It’s the epitome of feminity. It’s beachy elegance . . . that the best way to describe these shimmering skin perfectors. It’s multi-purpose? It truly is perfection in a bottle

Brown girls, if you have been following me for a while, you know I hate boxing us into only using golden illuminators or highlighters, but let me tell you, when brown and rose gold collide, magic happens. You know my approach, if it doesn’t look ashy or chalky, go for it!

Just another shot of Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal because it's soon pretty
Just another shot of Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal because it’s soon pretty

 

Where to buy: www.beccacosmetics.co.za

Physical Address

4th floor

Fredman Towers,

13 Fredman Drive

Sandton, 2146

Phone: +27 (0) 11 881 1440

Email:sandton@beccacosmetics.co.za

 

 

Price: R410 for 50ml (Yes, it’s ssssspensive, but you are getting a bucketful of product)

 

Dupe: I don’t have anything in my stash that matches the formula and I don’t think I ever will. But in terms of something comparable in shade is Inglot’s Face and Body Illuminator in #63.

 

Have you tried Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecto in Opal? What’s your favourite liquid illuminator? Do you know of a dupe that’s cheaper? Would you try it?

Let me know down below.

 

Until next time, stay beautiful and blessed.

Xoxo

Prativa

Beauty Bugle

 

Posted by Beauty Bugle / in BLOG, Product Reviews

Bricks and Bows! Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes Review

My dad was a trade artisan. He had this craftsman card and I remember it being a big deal back in the day because he had to go to Tshwane (Pretoria) to writes his exams. This was during the height of apartheid, so yeah, it was a big deal for a black man to do this.

He worked on the iconic Flamingo Hotel in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, a province in South Africa. This hotel was pink, yip pink. he was also a master at brick work, true art.

When I saw the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes, it reminded me of the hotel and I had this random thought that I wanted to build a house with the little bricks . . . errr  . . . shimmer blocks . . . and yes, I may one build a house with pink shimmer bricks . . . anything is possible.

Little coloured bricks make up the Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes
Little coloured bricks make up the Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes

First off, the packaging on this super girly and with a lacy design on the front cover with warm nudes running down the side.

It looks like a pretty little book with a sweet bow to boot. It opens up into a shimmering page, but that’s not all.

Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes  and that lacy design and bow, soo pretty!
Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes and that lacy design and bow, soo pretty!

Tucked behind are a decent sided mirror, small brush and small angle brush.

There’s also a leaflet that shows you how to highlight, contour, use the shimmer brick as an eye shadow and eyeliner.

The mirror, the ,rush and the instruction leaflet   I appreciate that.
The mirror, the ,rush and the instruction leaflet I appreciate that.

Personally, I love using the bottom half to lightly bronze my skin or swirl my brush around the entire brick to give me an all over glow and a shimmer that’s ever so delicate and feminine but sexy all at the same time.

The shades in the Custom nude palette are pigmented when swatched but sheer out quite a bit when blended out. For a  flirty sweet look use the top two two rows. You can definitely create an eye look using the bronzy shade.

Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes  top two rows swatched.
Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes top two rows swatched.

 

 

You can definitely create an eye look using the bronzy shade or swirl those bottom two rows with your brush to really warm up the skin and get a bronzy highlight.

Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes  button row watched.
Physicians Formula Shimmer StripsAll-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes button row watched.

 

Either way, if not worn over an eye shadow primer, these colours will fade fast and they will crease if you have oily eyelids. Because they are all shimmer and without a strong colour base, wearing this on the eyes will work best as a sheer wash or washes of several colours on the eye. Using the darker shades to line the eye will add some definition, but for the eyes, the shades, especially from the top 3 rows work great as a brow bone highlight or in the inner corners of the eye.

While the product says you can contour with it, I strongly disagree. Firstly, it’s not pigmented enough to create a solid definition on the face. Secondly, the shades are shimmery and contour powders should be matte. With that going against it, I will agree with one thing . . . this is, at the moment, my favourite drugstore highlighter for every day.

It’s super compact and it will definitely be in my luggage on my next trip.

So, I may not have the house, but I sure as sunshine have the light, the highlight that is . . .

Where to buy: Dischem

Price: R207

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