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. 🙂
I made this face the first time I swept BECCA Champagne Pop on my cheeks.
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. 🙂
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 sephora.com 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.
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). 🙂
AVAILABILITY: Available at Sephora stores on July 16 and online at sephora.com July 2
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