I bet Ryan Gosling would notice when you were wearing the new Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (because he’s dreamy like that!!), but odds are most people wouldn’t.
The luminizing face and cheek powder isn’t really one of those products that grabs you by the eyeballs and won’t let go, like
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick in Madame Batifole, which prompts peeps to cross busy streets to ask, “GUUURRRL, what’s on your lips!?”
Ya know what, though? That’s why I like it.
Moonstone gets a different kind of attention. It’s subtle, like a good perfume. Similar to when dudes wear flat-front pants pants instead of pleats, it’s not necessarily a dramatic change, but it’s a SERIOUS UPGRADE.
It’s something I’d wear when I want luminous, glowing skin that doesn’t look hella greasy.
But don’t freak out the first time you swatch this shimmery yellow gold. I should warn you — it looks crazy shiny at first, but once you buff it out, ooh, baby! It’s like late afternoon sun on your cheeks…
And get this — Moonstone is also kind to pores and fine lines.
I should know. I have both! And when I wear it on my face/cheeks, I barely notice either.
The most similar products I can think of are the Ambient Powders by Hourglass, but Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors have a different texture.
Instead of going the traditional pressed powder route, which involves mixing and compressing dry ingredients, Becca blended pigments with liquid binders for a creamy texture.
Have you ever tried EstÃ©e Lauder’s Gelee Eyeshadows? Moonstone (and her sisters Opal and Topaz) have a similar silky feel.
I’ve been wearing Moonstone a lot these days, applying it after blush and bronzer. I load a tapered blending brush like the MAC 224 and sweep along my upper cheekbones and across the apples of my cheeks.
It’s an extra step, but really, not that much more effort, and I think it’s worth it for the radiant effect.
AVAILABILITY: A permanent collection product available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
New workout jam!
Well, more like my new old-school workout jam. Lisa Lisa’s Take You Home.
It’s been my warmup song on the treadmill all week.
What a fabulously ’80s video! LL’s all-pink outfit, her culottes, the headband!
And what’s going on with that weird belly shirt on Full Force…?
Secretly, I still wish I could be Lisa Lisa circa 1987.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,