Highlighting adds a great finishing touch, but many are worried about getting a highlighter that stresses their pores, looks too shimmery, or emphazies the uneven texture. Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (my 15ml/0.5 oz tube came with the Best of Becca set. The Shimmering Skin Perfectors usually come in 50ml/1.7oz pump bottles and go for 41 USD in the US) is by far the safest and easiest option I have tried!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors come in 4 shades. There’s something lighter, something darker, something cool-toned, and something warm-toned. In other words, the range caters to many different skin tones! Opal is described to be a golden opal pearl. On my skin tone (around NC25-30) however, once it’s blended out you can absolutely not see a trace of color.
This is what it looks like when it’s squeezed out:
I’d say it’s more like a beige champagne on me!
The blended-out swatch is a bit pointless, since you can barely see anything. Well, that’s how subtle it is!
The texture of Becca Opal is lightweight and highly blendable. Once it is blended out, it is impossible to see any shimmer particle on the skin because it’s very fine. It gives a very pretty and credible glow!
I know many with oily/combination skin would normally shy away from highlighters, but here is what I do: I dot a bit of Opal on the top of both cheekbones, blend it into the skin (which is very easy to do. It’s not harder than spreading lotion out on your face), and use whatever is still on my fingertip for the center of my forehead and down the bridge of my nose. I also really love to dab a bit of Opal on my Cupid’s Bow, and it instantly gives my lips a more defined shape!
If you have drier skin and crave for an all-over radiance, you can mix a bit of Opal into your foundation. I think I instinctively reach for powder highlighters more often, but this tube of Opal is handy to tout around in my bag. I don’t really redo my highlighter anywhere else, but to have the perfect pout without the risk of carrying and breaking a powder highlighter (and potentially a brush), Opal seems to be the answer. If you take the plunge and purchase the full-size bottle, you can most probably decant it for the same purpose as well!
You have seen Opal on me recently:
I think you can see the glow pretty well here!
Bottom line: If you are not on the extremely pale side (in that case the color will show more), Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector will make a great liquid highlighter for you. I’ve heard that it is on the subtle side among the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, and you will be hard-pressed to do anything “wrong” with it. The light-reflecting particle is invisible on the skin, it blends out extremely easily, and it does not stress pores/uneven texture. The possibility of mixing it with your foundation for an overall glow also makes it more versatile!
Have you tried any of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors? Do you have a favorite? I think it will be hard to run out of my small tube because you need a teeny tiny bit each time, but when I do I’d love to check out Moonstone (pale gold) as well!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx