Tag: the Inglot Face and Body Illuminator (63)


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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

Ready, Set, Illuminate! Inglot’s #63

There’s something about highlighters and illuminators that just get me all the time . . . maybe I was an illuminator-maker in a past life, you never know . . .

I couldn’t contain my excitement when I came across the Inglot Face and Body Illuminator (63)

Here in South Africa, we have many, both budget and high-end cream and powder highlighters to choose from. But when it comes to liquid highlighters; let’s say we are not spoilt for choice.

And while I do like MAC Strobe cream, (ok we are in an on-and-off relationship) I am engaged to Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors, in all the shades and all the shades to come, because I know I’ll love them all. They are, in my opinion, the best illuminators out there.

The Inglot Face and Body illuminator had huge nude platform heels to fill. I know you’re getting that mental image of how huge that is.

When I first held the bottle I thought it was made of glass because it felt like only to find out that is was hard, sturdy plastic. (Memory: my welcome to Japan, walking into the glass door at Narita Airport. I have a tendency to do that.)

Bearing that in mind, I was glad it wasn’t glass.

The Inglot Face and Body Illuminator (63)
The Inglot Face and Body Illuminator (63)

Back to #63.

For the germaphobes out there, it has a pump so you can do the happy dance now. The consistency is creamy and unlike some illuminators that push out so much product that you can apply it to your besties face and body as well, the pump dispenses the right amount of product for a single application.

Mixed in with a medium coverage foundation, you can definitely get your glow on. If you mix this with a heavier coverage foundation, you will lose the radiance.

The glow is a warm rose bronze that is reflective, not in a disco ball way, but with an ethereal luminescence.

 

Ok so you can't really see how beautiful the shade is when blended out.
Ok so you can’t really see how beautiful the shade is when blended out.

I find the best way to wear it is by dotting it on the highest points of your cheekbones, a tiny amount down the bridge of your nose and on your cupid’s bow to create the illusion of fuller lips.

Now that's what I call a PROPER swatch! Look at that sheen
Now that’s what I call a PROPER swatch! Look at that sheen

This leaves an amazing sheen that dries matte and is sweat-proof, your cray-cray aunt-proof, perhaps, bulletproof? Your foundation can move if it is set and you apply this product, if this does happen, a spritz of MAC Fix+ will liquefy the foundation a bit and you can illuminate away.

Women with very pale skin may find this shade overwhelming.

But if you’re a brown girl, you can rock this!

I cannot stop raving about this shade because brown girls are so often told that the way to warm your skin is bronzy, browny, blackberry, mulberry, all the berries, except strawberries and raspberries.

NO, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, STOP THE PRESS! Who said brown girls can’t get a rosy glow?

 

Where to buy : Inglot counters in nationwide or online at www.inglotsouthafrica.com

Price: R229 for 15ml

 

 

 

 

 

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