BECCA Brand Focus – Champagne Glow & Afterglow Palettes, Highlighters, Blush, Foundation + Giveaway

BECCA Brand Focus – Champagne Glow & Afterglow Palettes, Highlighters, Blush, Foundation + Giveaway

Happy Monday again bellas,

I’m so relieved that with all the public holidays coming up, we are having 4 week workdays for the next month. If only it could be forever *sigh*. Today I thought I’d do a roundup of all my Becca highlighters and show you the other products I have in my stash as well. Now I’ve had all of these products for many months already so I’ve tested it out to the max. If you want to know how they fare, grab a cuppa cos it’s gonna be a long one.

Becca Champagne Glow Palette

I’m going to start off with one of my favourite highlighters of all time. It no surprise that it’s the infamous Champagne Pop. Produced in collaboration with YouTuber Jaclyn Hill, who just so also happens to be another favourite to watch. I already reviewed the Champagne Glow palette here over a year ago and compared it to other highlighters in my stash. As far as I’m concerned, as close as the shades look in the swatches, nothing in my collection can compare to Champagne Pop. It just has a slightly more peach undertone that compliments my skin so well.

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I hardly ever dip into the Pearl shade because it is just wayyy to light for me. I do however mix it with the darker shades for an inner corner highlight and brow bone pop. The shade Blushed Copper is just gorgeous for darker skinned beauties although even I can get away with using it as a shimmer blush. This palette was limited edition and is no longer available. However the individual shades can be purchased on their own except for Blushed Copper.

Becca Afterglow Palette

This was another palette I had to get my hands. I prefer testing out multiple shades to see what works for me first. Since I own so many highlighters already, continued use of this palette has barely put a dent in it. The Becca Afterglow palette contains 3 highlighters and 2 blush shades. Again all of them can be mixed according to your needs. I love how this caters to many skin tones so they really are versatile palettes.

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Moonstone is geared more towards your fair skinned lovelies. Rose Gold and Topaz are more for medium complexions like mine (NC40-42) but can work on darker skin. The blush formulas aren’t my favourite. They are pigmented but have a drier, chalkier consistency. It has a lot of kick up and can become messy on the skin if not tapped off first. Wild Honey is a deep apricot and Flowerchild is more fushcia pink. It doesn’t look so crazy on the skin when blended out.

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This palette was a limited edition as well but it is still available on the Beautylish website for $39.50.

Becca Opal Glow on the Go Set

Again, these limited edition sets just get my heart racing. A friend picked this up for me from Sephora for $20. It contains a mini pressed version of Becca Opal as well as a mini liquid shimmering skin perfector. I know Opal has been a cult favourite for many years and it was constantly sold out. I waited months and months for it to come to South Africa to no avail. I’m glad I waited for the mini set because buying a full set would have been disappointing.

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Why you ask? Well side by side, Opal and Champagne Pop look very similar with their golden undertone. However, when applied to the skin, Champagne Pop does exactly that. It POPS! You’ll see it has a more peachy, gold brightness that takes my breathe away. Opal is more for the subtle, luminescent glow to make the skin look healthy.

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The Opal shimmering skin perfector liquid was even more of a dud for me. I applied it by dotting it on to my cheekbones and if I took more than 10 seconds to go in to blend it, it was a mission to achieve. Also I found that it sheered out a bit too much for my liking. I didn’t feel like I was glowing at all, it basically just sunk in and disappeared. I did a comparison swatch against the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl which is the only liquid highlighter I ever reach for. The Benefit Girl meets Pearl is more pink and has more shimmer particles in it.

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A friend depotted a few of the Becca liquid highlighters for me to try many moons ago. Somehow I remember it being much thicker in consistency than this one. I’m thinking surely the one in this set is part of the problem because so many people wouldn’t rave about a sheer highlighter. Would they?

So here’s a roundup of all the highlighters shades next to one another.

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Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

This was another deluxe sample I picked up from a third party seller. I hadn’t read any reviews before purchasing it but the words ever-matte screamed my name. Sure I love to glow, but not in my t-zone. The consistency of this primer is very thick, almost gluey. It dries very quickly when applied to the skin so any unnecessary rubbing around the nose area feels very weird and can start to flake. I noticed it felt very similar to the time I tried using deodorant stick on my nose for an event. It literally sucks any moisture and oils from the skin to prevent greasiness. Whilst it did a good job of keeping the makeup on and prevented oils, it didn’t fill my large pores and made my cheeks look dry.

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This is one of those primers you would ideally only use on specific areas where you struggle with oiliness but I don’t have time for that. I’d rather stick to my Benefit Porefessional which does both the jobs in one.

Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme

At the time I purchased this product, it fast became a favourite. I only wore it on weekends and special occasions because at R580 for 30ml, it’s not cheap. I got the shade Bamboo and it was a perfect match. The coverage of the foundation is insane, completely full coverage. No concealer needed. What I liked most about it is that it dried down completely and didn’t transfer. I had no stickiness or tackiness and it never needed to be set with powder. It lasted for hours with no fading and at the time I had dry skin so a hydrating primer was essential. The pump dispenser is also hygienic and more sanitary.

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As time passed, I reached for it less and less. Wearing sunscreen everyday and staying out of the sun now that my acne has retreated has caused my skin to be lighter over the last year. My undertone is also more neutral now so this foundation started to look too yellow/orange on me. Same thing happened with the Estee Lauder Double Wear where I was the shade Henna and now Spiced Sand suits me better.

Thank gosh for The Body Shop adjusting drops because now if I want to wear this foundation, I still can. I’m going to use this foundation until it’s done and then purchase a shade lighter for my collection. This is definitely one of the most expensive foundations I own but for how amazing it is, I’m happy to repurchase. I compared it with a few other foundations that are also too dark for me but that did suit me at one stage.

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We had a Becca store in Sandton where I purchased some of the items but they have since left the country. If you want to get your hands on Becca products you’ll have to check third party suppliers or order directly from the Becca Cosmetics website using Aramex. If you are out of SA, you can also order from Sephora.com or the Beautylish website.

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And now for the best part. The GIVEAWAY. I managed to get my hands on an extra Becca Opal Glow on the Go set just for you. All you need to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Just the first entry is mandatory and you can use the additional options to stand a better chance of winning. I hope you enjoyed this review. Thanks for reading.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules to Enter:

  • The giveaway is open internationally.
  • There will only be one winner chosen.
  • The competition ends on the 10th May 2017 at 11:59pm CAT.
  • The winner will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter thereafter so make sure you follow me on those platforms so you don’t miss out.
  • The winner will have 36 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
  • All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
  • Unfollowers, spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified from the giveaway.
  • VERY IMPORTANT – I will carry the shipping costs to have the prize sent to the winner but any customs charges applicable to your specific country must be paid by you for release.
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