BECCA Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed: My Pores Would Like to Make a Toast to This Highlighter

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Wearing the new $38 limited edition BECCA Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

One of my life goals is to someday open a bottle of champagne with a longsword or saber (honestly, I would not be surprised to be the only one of us here with that goal).

Another one of my life goals is to someday achieve perfectly dewy skin.


I never expected these two life goals to collide…

Well, technically they don’t, because there weren’t any medieval weapons involved in the crafting of this post, but metaphorically they do, because just like a freshly opened bottle o’ bubbly, BECCA Champagne Pop, the brand’s latest limited edition Shimmering Skin Perfector, will make your cheekbones POP and your skin glow. πŸ™‚

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop ($38)

A woefully sad, crushed pan of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop ($38, and I’ll explain the story behind the broken pan in a minute)

I made this face the first time I swept BECCA Champagne Pop on my cheeks.

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This light, warm and shimmery peachy golden powder is a full-on, high-beam, dancing-on-the-stage-and-shaking-what-yo’-mama-gave-you-with-no-shame highlighter.

In other words, it’s serious, hyphen-heavy, real-deal shimmer. πŸ™‚

Should this come as a big surprise?

No, probably not, since it’s the product of a collaboration between BECCA and beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill, who has a well-known penchant for bitchin’ beauty tutorials and boldly highlighted skin.

Speaking of Jaclyn, have you seen any of her videos? If not, you should! — because they’re great. She packs a lot of good, practical info into her videos, and she’s bubbly, friendly and easy to understand.

This smokey cat eye video here was the first of her videos I ever watched, and it got me hooked on her channel (also made me crack up laughing)…

Because Jaclyn has such a huge following, Champagne Pop could sell out in less than 2.5 seconds when it goes on sale tomorrow at online, but if you miss out, don’t worry. It’ll also be available at Sephora stores starting July 16.

Now let’s talk about DAT GLOW THO.

Sure, Champagne Pop intensely shimmers, but that’s not unusual for a BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector. The beauty of it is that despite the highly reflective finish, it doesn’t appear frosty or metallic, and it still somehow manages not to make my pores look like you could do Olympic high dives into them.

The powders contain something BECCA refers to as “ultra-fine luminescent pearls,” which I think is fancy talk for “light reflecting and refracting particles,” as well as “multi-toned pigment pearls,” which are supposed to adjust to the natural undertones in your skin.

Yo…whatever kind of highlighting hocus-pocus is at work here, I don’t know, but whatever it is, it’s totally working for me.

If you want a high-shine highlighter that won’t emphasize your pores or fine lines, try Champagne Pop.

I’ve been wearing this family of highlighters for a few years now, and I think Champagne Pop looks slightly peachier than Opal and Moonstone, two of the more popular existing shades. It should go really well with peach and coral blushes.

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Swatch of BECCA Champagne Pop (for reference, I’m a MAC NC42)

Regarding the crushed pan in the pic above that looks like it spent a rough night with Matthew McConaughey, that’s one of the major bummers about this highlighter. It does NOT travel well. The formula is super soft, almost creamy to the touch, which is great when you’re buffing it out on the tops of your cheekbones or swatching on your arm (“It’s soft like my tabby’s pantaloons!”), but not so great for skipping or hopping.


I recommend storing the compact in something padded to reduce the chance of breakage, or you could always mummify it with a dozen rubber bands like some kind of crazy makeup person.

Or, just keep it on your vanity and don’t take it anywhere.

All in all, I think Champagne Pop is a lovely high-shine highlighter, but if you already have several highlighters in your makeup bag, including a light peachy gold, and/or you don’t wear peach or coral blushes very often, and/or you need something sturdy that you can just toss into your bag, you may not need it (but you may still want it, in which case, I say go for it). πŸ™‚

PRICE: $38
AVAILABILITY: Available at Sephora stores on July 16 and online at July 2

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kwmechelle says:

    Yeah, the release of this has been all the rage on social media. The world definitely lit up when she released a palette in a collaboration with Morphe. This one’s an easy pass for me since I bought the last LE skin perfector in Blushed Copper. I think that’s the name. That one is really to die for. I’m not much of a highlighter gal since I achieve dewy skin faster than you can say “whatchamacallit”. But it’s still a beauty. Sorry she crashed on you. Looks like she won’t get to travel the world with you πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      GURL, are you on instagram yet?!

      • Kwmechelle says:

        No, sadly. I know, I know. Go ahead and say it. “KISHIA! You’re the last person on the planet who doesn’t have an Instagram acct!” Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with social media. But also, my life just isn’t that interesting for me to snap pics of. I’m almost certain no one would follow me. But, on the other hand, I could totally follow super cool peeps like you. Seriously, some of your makeup looks are to die for. And since your’s truly just got a set of Wayne Goss makeup brushes (insert scream here) I may be able to replicate some of them. *Sigh* Keep up the peer pressure/strong arm antics, I’m jumping on the bandwagon sooner than you expect

        • Majick says:

          I’m lucky I’m on FB an I hate that. LMAO no instagram, pinterest, linkdn, twitter, etc.

          #UNPLUG lmao, seriously I’m so tech challenged and time restricted this would just be another serving of anxiety for me.

  2. Vijaya says:

    Bit much for my taste. And I rarely highlight. Jaclyn Hill is really talented, though!
    Vijaya recently posted … Kafka on the Shore (Review)

  3. Kalli says:

    LOVE THIS. I only recently discovered Jaclyn a few months ago, but I love her style and personality and her SnapChats. I don’t have any Becca highlighters yet and I think this is a perfect way to start!
    Kalli recently posted … Summer Makeup FOTD

  4. crystalcandy says:

    Oh man, that gloooooow!!!! I hope I’m quick enough to grab one tonight!
    crystalcandy recently posted … Les Illuminateurs de teint True Match Lumi de L’OrΓ©al

  5. Agata says:

    Ahh Opal is my favorite highlighter ever so I really want to get Champagne but I am sure it will sold out before I get my paws on it and also I shouldn’t be buying makeup right now.

    I need to make sure I package my Opal well before I move! I couldn’t bear it breaking!

    • Karen says:

      Alison mentioned that she puts a cotton round in the pan and it helps. Maybe keep it with you in your purse and wrap it with some socks? I know that sounds cray but you gotta do what you gotta do.

      When are you moving?

      *thinking good thoughts for you*

  6. Carla says:

    DAT GLOW THO! Love that description. Love your “around the way girl” sayings! Cheeks on FLEEK!

  7. Elena says:

    I’m so jealous of the gals on social media posting how their local sephoras have already put these out or have them in stock…

    Not a follower/fan of Jaclyn but I love Becca and their highlighters! You got me hooked on the rose gold one way back when! I will be stalking the website tomorrow!

    • Karen says:

      Isn’t that rose gold one THE BEST?! I wear it all the time.

      Good luck! I hope that you were able to get it.

      • Elena says:

        I bought two! I hope they come intact! Or at least one of them does!

        Rose Gold is awesome and I have the liquid version of Opal. Love love love them!

  8. Lulle says:

    It seems to give a really beautiful glow! I think you’re right about the product being fragile though, you’re the second person I saw today posting a picture of it broken in pieces. Sad!
    Lulle recently posted … Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Senso: a luxurious cream shadow

  9. Shreya says:

    Right now my pores are thanking the one who created this highlighter… I need this in my life ! I will surely book it online now !
    Shreya recently posted … London Makeup Haul : Urban Decay & NARS

  10. My whole face is one big highlight, lawlll…

    Seriously though, I rarely highlight. I only do the inner corners of my eyes and that’s it. My face is just so darn shiny! Highlighters aren’t for me.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Beauty meets fashion | Phax Color Mix bikini

  11. Narie says:

    I’ve never been into blogs, but you’re so intriguing and fun to read. And not to mention, were the same Mac foundation color!! Life is great when you have swatches and color reference to other foundation and such.

  12. Kim says:

    Of course you say “go for it”, you big pusher! πŸ˜‰ It’s seriously lovely and no one does dewey like Becca. At least in their promo pics (so maybe they’re just awesome with photoshop). HAHA! And speaking of pores, I’ve been totally loving Benefits Pore-fector. It’s pretty amazing, which I’m sure you already know!

  13. Lately it seems al my powder-y compacts break without traveling because my daughter has learned how to open drawers and can reach the top of my vanity…

    As far as opening bottles of champagne with a saber goes: I am not with you on that, but I could get you a longsword. Just saying.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Favorite Face of … June

  14. Jessica says:

    that’s a great video!!

    hiiii Tabs!
    Jessica recently posted … Vague July

  15. Alison M says:

    Pretty! I add a cotton round to the inside of Becca compacts when I travel. So far, no breakage! ::knocks on wood::
    Alison M recently posted … NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Stromboli

  16. ReginaM says:

    This really is gorgeous I’d love to swatch it in person so I’ll wait to check it out but is it a Sephora exclusive? or will it be available in Ulta at some point?

  17. Fancie says:

    I just knew this would be gorgeous! Blushed Copper was my first Shimmering Skin Perfector but it won’t be the last. These things make you glow like crazy! And they look so natural too. I kinda want this but I’m dying to get my hands on Topaz already + a liquid version of Opal. Becca is way too addicting!
    Fancie recently posted … New Milani Color Statement Matte Shades for Summer!

  18. Chelsea says:

    I now have the urge to go apply highlighter! That glow!

    • Karen says:

      LOL, welcome to every day of my life.

      By the way, I bunny sat last week and it was super fun. The bun’s name was Zizzi and she was very sweet.

      • Chelsea says:

        Awww! Yay! I just dropped Quincy off at the rabbit sanctuary for a few days of vacation while we go up north for the fourth! He’ll get scheduled feedings and a mani pedi while he’s there.

        My friend found a friendly domestic rabbit hanging out at her apartment complex, took care of it for a day and took it to the shelter, where another friend adopted it πŸ™‚ People just setting pet bunbuns free makes me sad. He was a super friendly guy, was clearly someone’s pet.

        • Karen says:

          How fun! I hope Quincy enjoys his spa time. πŸ™‚

          Zizzi was very playful; she’d run around her pen and play when it was feeding time. Let me see if I can post some pics…I have to ask her mom and dad first.

          I’m glad that bun was able to find a forever home. Thank goodness your friend found him!

          • Chelsea says:

            They do get excited for that. QB will stand on his hind legs and run around. He’s an old man bunny, but pretty spunky still! So glad you got some bunny time! Cute name too!

  19. Jenny says:

    This is a really beautiful color, and I think it’d go well on my pale skin! It looks very natural on you! Have a great 4th of July!
    Jenny recently posted … Stash Beauty

  20. Karen says:

    Karen, how do you compare BECCA’s powder with Hourglass’s ambient light? I really think I only need one… πŸ˜›

    • Tanja says:

      I have (4) of the Ambient Light powders (the trio and Mood Light) and just got this Becca highlight in the mail today.

      I immediately swatched Champagne Pop on my hand and then applied some to the tops of my cheeks. In my opinion, there isn’t really a comparison between the Hourglass and the Becca.

      Hourglass, while it can be built up, is subtle enough that even this oily-skinned woman can wear them all over my face as a setting powder. They can be built up to use a bronzer/blush/highlight (depending on the shade and your skin tone), but they aren’t in your face with shine. They’re gorgeous and I love them.

      Becca, on the other hand, is totally in your face (in a very good way). The powder itself was so much smoother than I thought it would be and the shine is amazing. This is not subtle at all, though you could probably make it a little less BAM! with a lighter hand and blending it out.

      In my not-so-humble opinion they are two different products entirely and you could totally justify getting both an Ambient powder (or 5) and a Becca highlighter (or 3). πŸ™‚

      • Gloria says:

        Hey Tanja! This is exactly what I was asking! So helpful. Thanks a lot! I saw people on youtube using hourglass as setting power and bronzer, and got so confused cuz I always thought it should be a highlighter. haha. Your opinion made me decide to buy the hourglass trio, cuz I am not a fan of dewy-glowy face. I had a sample of Laura Mercier backed highlighter for a long time and finally started using it. But BECCA will always be on the list until I put them in the shopping cart. Thank you so much again!!!!

  21. Sarah says:

    That’s exactly what happened to my pan of Blushed Copper. Speaking of this shade, do you have it? I like it but never wear it because it’s way too dark and orange as a highlighter, but way too garish and reflective when used as a blush. Any ideas on how you use it? Thanks!

  22. Sarah says:

    After you posted about Becca shimmering pore perfecters last month I went out and bought 2, one liquid ( in topaz) and one powder (can’t remember name, it’s a taupe one). My son was obsessed with the pan and wanted to hold it. I let him and after about 5 minutes the powder was all crushed and broken. *super sad fsce* . I think these powders have a tendency to break really easily because he plays with my other makeup and has never broken anything.

    I love them btw, thank you for introducing me to them. The liquid topaz is awesome with a summer tan. Very super-model glowy. I want to get that golden one that you modeled recently too!!!

    PS – is Becca a “natural” line similar to Tarte?

  23. Stefi says:

    Wow, Karen, I finally have the time to read your posts again (or do anything blogs-related) and oh my, you look more beautiful with each passing day. No wonder that highlighter looks fantastic on you, you’re just too cute!
    I – thank God – could grab one, although I think it could be similar to MAC’s Perfect Topping which is my favourite highlighter EVER but since I don’t own any BECCA highlighters, this one was a MUST!
    Can’t wait to slap it all over my face! <3

  24. Blaise says:

    Hi! For an NC 25, which is better, this one or moonstone?

  25. Aylak says:

    Great review, but I think this makes it look like you are sweating! I prefer more matte looks on you.

  26. Kika says:

    Don’t usually comment or like blogs, but I love your personality and how it displays it while I’m reading. You’re fun and funny. Keep them coming, new follower. Do you have iG?

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