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.
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.
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.
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.
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!