So it’s been a while since I’ve last posted as I was studying hard, and I mean seriously, nose-in-book-24/7-hard the last month, but thank God I passed my first exam last week. Although I’m still studying, I do miss blogging and thought what better way to catch up with you guys better than sharing my absolute favourite highlighters yet. Well kinda.
Firstly, let me explain the title. For those of you who know me, or know that I am a Muslim, know that I do not drink nor have EVER been drunk before but if I gauge from friendly banter and the dictionary describing it as ‘giddiness every time you see it’ then I am definitely, head over heels, drunk in love for the trio that is the Champagne Glow palette.
When Becca launched Champagne Pop last July, the beauty world went nuts. It sold out within 4 hours and I’m sure it has everything to do with the fact that it was in collaboration with YouTube sensation Jaclyn Hill. If you read my favourite YouTubers post here, you’ll know Queen Jaclyn is one of my absolute faves, I literally watch every single video she posts. So when I saw swatches of Champagne Pop, I knew I wanted to pop it. Wow that sounded gross in some way.
I mailed Becca South Africa in September after seeing their stand at ProBeauty and they advised they were going to get stock of Champagne Pop in two weeks and would email me as soon as they got in. A month later and NOTHING!!! Then a few third party sellers had them selling for R750 and as soon as I inquired it was sold out. So in December, when I saw the Becca Champagne Glow palette on Instagram, I pounced on it. Sure it wasn’t the usual, UFO-looking compact with silver trim that echoed Becca, it was BETTER.
The Becca Champagne Glow palette is a sturdy, light gold, rectangular, plastic case which is both lightweight and absolutely gorgeous. I’m a sucker for anything gold and this was right up my alley. I’d never owned any Becca products previously so I figured this would be a great way to get Champagne Pop and try a few of their other raved about pressed skin perfectors. It also boasts a full size mirror so if that’s all you have to work with while traveling, it’s a lifesaver.
There are 3 shades in the palette. “Pearl” – pale white, “Champagne Pop” – light gold with pinky/peach undertones and “Blushed Copper” – copper with rose gold undertones. To be completely honest, Champagne Pop compliments my skin tone perfectly so there isn’t really a need for the other two shades, but since they are there I love mixing them with Champagne Pop for a bit of excitement. The reason I said favorite highlighters earlier is because Becca’s formula is so finely milled, it literally melts into the skin. The pigment is so concentrated that just the slightest amount gives you enough glow to light up a room. Not in the sense where you’re the disco ball but rather the belle of the ball. Although I haven’t owned any of Becca’s other products, I have previously tried their other pressed skin perfectors and the formula in the palette is a bit different. The original formula is renowned for being smooth and creamy and I find these are a bit on the drier side. This suits me just fine as find it easier to blend and it doesn’t set as quickly on the face. I apply it with a fan brush and dab with my beauty blender to remove any harsh lines and mesh it with my blush and contour for a flawless finish.
Becca has won me over with their amazing formula and shade selection and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Afterglow Palette as well which has another 3 highlighter shades in it. The only shade I don’t have is Opal which is impossible to get here in SA.
For interest purposes, I decided to include a few other highlighter swatches which are similar to Champagne Pop. The texture is definitely more finely milled than the others except Mary-Lou Manizer which is creamier. Colour-wise Champagne Pop is a softer gold with a pinkier hue. This shade will suit any skin tones and because of it’s blendability, you can go subtle or crazy as bat.
I picked up the Becca Champagne Glow palette from Makeup_Shmakeup for R899 which is a bit pricey but totally worth it. Becca South Africa are yet to receive stock of it and it will probably be wayyy more expensive than that. The Becca Champagne Pop retails for R750 for 8g of product and although the Champagne Glow palette only has 7.2g of product, I got to try a variety of colours.
If you’re on the hunt for the latest and greatest brands in beauty, then I seriously suggest you check out Makeup_Shmakeup. I recently received the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette which I am also enjoying at the moment and I have my eye on some Tarte, ABH, Laura Mercier and LA Splash that she just posted.
Oh my word let me stop before I become any more kinds of broke. If that’s even possible at this point.
Let me know if you’ve tried any Becca products before and what your thoughts are on them in the comments below.
Thanks for reading. Until next time!
LOTS OF LOVE