BECCA’s been surfing this — what feels like a long, continuous wave of limited edition highlighter palettes — for what, months? Years? It seems like there’s a new one every couple months.
Surprise! The latest one is called Light Waves ($34, available now), and it has three shades of their iconic Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder. Two are shades you might already be familiar with — good ol’ golden Moonstone, which has been around for years, and shimmering light purple Prismatic Amethyst, which is newer.
Side note: I shied away from purple highlighter for years thinking that it was only for lighter lasses, and that, as a tan-skinned babe, I couldn’t wear it… Boy, was I wrong! It’s actually really flattering on darker skin tones, too.
The new, new shade is smack dab in the middle of the palette. It’s called Pink Sapphire, and it’s a really pretty duo chrome golden pink that flashes to peach.
I’m wearing it on my cheeks here, although, ya know, I had to build it up, because it isn’t as pigmented as Moonstone and Prismatic Amethyst.
Not a big deal, though, because it’s not like I had to put on tons of it. I did two layers for these glowing, opalescent cheeks.
These powders are typically BECCA in that they’re smooth, silky, soft and long-wearing. Even after 12 hours, I notice very little fading.
They also spare the driest patches of my cheeks further grief (you probably know this already, but I have combo dry/oily skin). Basically, you can wear them without the shimmer settling on any flaky bits or drawing attention to your “experience lines,” as I like to call them.
Overall, this is a flexible, practical highlighting palette that should see a lot of use. It also suits most skin tones and skin types, but really, how many highlighting palettes does one actually need in their life? — because I usually end up using the same highlighter almost every day (creamy MAC Hush).
If you decide to get this one (it’s LE and available now), I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. It’s pretty, and pretty affordable at $34, and you can also use the powders as eyeshadows, or as shimmery toppers for lipgloss, lipstick and even mascara.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Wouldn’t it be cool to see BECCA build up other areas of their collection? Yeah, their highlighters are great, but how about a new eyeshadow palette? Or a new blush palette? That would be amazing.