Product Reviews

Becca Cosmetics and Jaclyn Hill: Champagne Pop

August 23, 2015
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Hi Everyone!

I FINALLY got my hands on the most buzzed about highlight of the summer. I’m sure all of you know that Becca Cosmetics recently collaborated with Youtuber Jaclyn Hill and created a new Shimmering Skin Perfector Shade, Champagne Pop. I already owned Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and I really love the formula, so that in combination with a Youtuber I watch really often made this a must purchase for me.

This of course got insanely hyped up, so I wanted to see for myself if this was as good as everyone said it was or if had more to do with Jaclyn’s name being attached to it. I tried to get this as soon as it launched but it wasn’t available on Sephora Canada’s website right away and by the time it was, it was pretty much immediately sold out. So after basically stalking the website, it finally came back into stock and I ordered it right away. Now that I’ve had some time to play with it, I thought a review was in order.

Packaging

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The outside packaging for this was super cute and mimics the product inside. I love the colour of this and I wish they had made the actual product packaging this colour as well. I think that would have been a nice touch. Considering this is a limited edition collaboration, the inside packaging could have been limited edition as well, rather than the same old same old as their other Shimmering Skin Perfectors. It’s not a big deal of course, but it would have made it even more special.

Shade

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The tone of this is a light, warm peachy gold. Despite being pretty pale, this is definitely not too dark to wear on my skin tone, but I never found Opal too dark even though some other fair girls thought it was a bit dark for them. I think if blended properly, even fair skin can pull of a range of highlight shades. When I first swatched this it seemed much more glittery than I was expecting and that made me a bit nervous. Glitter isn’t something I typically go for in a highlight so I wasn’t sure how that would translate on. Luckily when I actually apply it to my face, the glitter doesn’t translate and it just leaves a light golden glow.

For those of you who may already own Opal and are wondering if it’s worth purchasing Champagne Pop, here are the two side by side. You can see that Opal is darker and more pink than Champagne Pop. The pink in Opal didn’t pick up on camera like it does it person, but they are definitely different shades. Opal is on the left and Champagne Pop is on the right.

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Formula

This is an identical formula to Opal. It’s very creamy and extremely pigmented. I can kick up a bit of product if you really press your brush in, but since it’s pretty pigmented there’s really no need. The only knock I have against this formula is that for some reason it just doesn’t last on my skin. I have normal to dry skin like I’ve said many times before so I rarely have issues with products fading, but this seems to. I’m not sure why it does this exactly but it’s a little frustrating. It is an extremely expensive highlight so I think my glow should last until I take it off. I’m going to try and see if maybe a setting spray would help. I usually am okay without one, but I’ll try the one I have (L’Oreal Infallible) and see if that improves it. That’s definitely a knock against it, but I still really love the shade.

For those of you curious what this looks like on fair skin, here is what it looks like on me.

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So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this review and let me know in the comments if you picked up Champagne Pop!

Bye for now!

Chelsey

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14 Comments

  • Reply makeup_by_makena August 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve beem wanting this so bad. I love Jaclyn!!! Thanks for the review!

    • Reply Chelsey August 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you! Ya I really like her too! I have an unhealthy obsession with her palette with Morphe Brushes…whoops!

  • Reply hippylip August 23, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    It’s stunning!! I think I need to buy this!! Thanks for the review & swatch.

  • Reply lizzielovesbeauty August 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    This looks beautiful!

  • Reply TheMakeupCase17 August 24, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I really like this highlighter. And I love how I can use it different ways (as a cheek highlight, brow highlight or even as an eye shadow).

    • Reply Chelsey August 24, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Me too! I forgot to mention that it makes a beautiful eye shadow. I have been wearing it all over the lid with some warm browns in the crease, no liner and I’m good to go. It’s awesome!

  • Reply ClassicMaggie August 24, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I have the same problem with it not staying on – so frustrating and disappointing! I definitely expected more for the price.

    • Reply Chelsey August 24, 2015 at 12:27 am

      Okay I’m glad it’s not just me. I never have this problem so it’s a little annoying. My skin generally holds onto makeup like glue.

  • Reply Lauren August 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

    So gorgeous! Hope it comes to the UK!

  • Reply thattallgirl August 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    This looks gorgeous and is definitely on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    • Reply Chelsey August 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚ It is such a pretty highlight!

  • Reply Lauren October 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I love it! But I also wish the actual product was cased in a limited edition packaging. You are glowing! Looking fab girl:)

    • Reply Chelsey October 6, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      I agree! It should have been champagne packaging. And thank you!

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