Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush
Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush is one of the most pigmented shimmer-finish blushes we've ever reviewed, and that's saying a lot! A gentle swipe of this pressed-powder blush goes a long way, offering rich color that is sure to show up on even the deepest skin tones. Going by consumer reviews online, people either love this blush's intense pigmentation and radiant finish or think it's just too much. We fall somewhere in between.
Becca claims Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush is "specially designed to flatter all skintones" with "just the right balance of color and light." The shade range isn't as broad as we'd hoped, but does include vibrant hues of pink, coral, copper, and berry, each with noticeable luminosity and sparkle.
Would we call these shades universally flattering? No, but they can look stunning on the right person. (Kudos to Becca for keeping the formula fragrance free.)
Our main complaint with this blush is how quickly the pigment adheres to skin on contact, meaning the color can end up grabbing onto skin unevenly. This effect varies by shade; we found it most noticeable with "Snapdragon," "Blushed Copper," and "Dahlia."
Whereas many Becca products earn our whole-hearted recommendation, we're on the fence with this one. If you've used it, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the Community Reviews tab!
For top-rated alternatives, check out our Best Blushes list.
- Luminous finish + vibrant pop of color will show up on even the darkest of skin tones.
- Fragrance-free formula.
- Some shades tend to "grab" unevenly to skin.
- Limited range of colors won't suit everyone.
Australian import Becca is a complete line of color cosmetics from makeup artist Rebecca Morrice Williams. As the story goes, Rebecca, like so many women, was having difficulty finding the perfect foundation. It seems her professional experience making up women of varying skin tones and preferences shared one truth: all women wanted perfect skin. This set Williams on her path to creating what would become the Becca line, a makeup collection that caters well to all skin tones.
While there are a number of excellent foundations here, what seems to have catapulted the brand onto the map is their numerous highlighter products. From liquids to powders, there are an incredible range of options in their luminizer categories, and many are superb.
Surveying the rest of this line revealed that Williams not only did her homework for foundation shades, the eyeshadows are amazingly silky, and many of their products for lips and cheeks are exemplary. Lastly, almost all of the makeup brushes from Becca are aces, and the options plentiful, especially for eye designs.
Strengths: Excellent concealers, foundations, highlighters and eyeshadows; good lip gloss; several outstanding brushes.
Weaknesses: Beats us, this is a strong collection of products.
Becca is available at Sephora, Ulta and via their Web site.
For more information about Becca, owned since fall 2016 by Estee Lauder, call (415) 553-8972 or visit www.beccacosmetics.com.
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