BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Hi everyone! I feel I haven't written a post on a makeup product for so long so figured there would be no better place to start than a recent love of mine, the BECCA Shimmery Skin Perfector in Moonstone. First of all, I feel I need to apologize for some of the photography in this post. I don't know if this is just me, but I find highlighters are far more difficult to capture on the skin than any other skin product but still wanted to include swatches so you saw it in full effect!

The last few months I've gotten really into finding the perfect cheek products so when I heard the brand BECCA were making a return to Space NK a while back, I was deadset on picking one of these up. I chose the colour 'moonstone', a golden yellow shade as I thought this would be the most natural looking without being too white or stark on my pale skin. 

The website states that the Shimmering Skin Perfector can be used mixed in with foundation, under foundation, as a foundation or as a highlighter. I will be honest and say I have and probably would only use this as a highlighter. Although it's more of a sheen than a glitter I don't think I'd enjoy all over my face since I have combination skin so this means I can only comment on how it works as a highlight.

The sleek packaging is a real selling point of this product for me, a highlighter with a pump makes for far easier application in my books so it definitely does well in that department. In terms of the consistancy it's definitely very liquidy so I tend to apply it by sweeping it across areas I'd like highlighted with my fingers and then gently patting it in. I've found by doing it this way, it blends seamlessly onto my skin. Another great feature is that it has SPF 25.

Now in terms of the finish, I can honestly say I have never had a highlighter give me such a glow and radiance. It's on the more obvious end of the spectrum so it's amazing in the evening but I also wear it in the daytime too when I feel my skin needs some brightening and then use MAC Pearl on days I'd like a more subtle effect. The effect is so brightening and glowy but what I really love about it is how it is a sheen finish rather than something more glittery like the MAC Soft & Gentle. For me this is so important as I really dislike seeing a line of glitter on my face when I catch my reflection in direct sunlight so I love how this product never looks too unnatural whatever the lighting.

Now, I got this a few months ago for £33 in Space NK which is a lot but since it's 50ml of product and you only need the tiniest amount it will definitely last me a long, long time. This could well be a holy grail item for me and I would definitely repurchase this despite the pricetag (although I won't need to for absolute months!)  and recommend it to anyone in search of a sheen finish highlight or just a fellow highlighter addict like myself!

Have you tried this? What's your favourite highlighter?


  1. Ahh this is SO beautiful, it looks gorgeous on you :)! I need it x

  2. Ah, thanks for the review! Glad you're loving it! I've heard lots of good things about these and have been eyeing them up in Sephora for ages. Think you've convinced me to pick one up! xo


  3. Just what I've been looking for. I had a dior highlighter previously and really didn't get on with it, so think I might give this a try.

  4. This looks so pretty! :)

    Kelly xo

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  6. You have absolutely flawless skin. came across your blog and loved it :)


  7. So pretty! This highlighter looks awesome!!


  8. stunning! I love the high beam highlighter but I think its too much for during the day. I might give this one a try. xo

  9. This looks sooo pretty on you, will defo be checking this out! xxx

  10. Lovely! I always have a hard time catching shimmer on camera but I see it very well in your pics!! Just stumbled upon your blog and love it! Check out mine too!

  11. Looks gorgeous, I am on the hunt for a new highlighter! May have to give this one a swatch!
    Nicki x

  12. I've heard such good things about Becca. I've recently written about my favourite highlighter. Do take a look <3