There is a big difference between the powder and liquid versions of SSP. This is a basic champagne shimmer in powder form but wonderful as a liquid. When wearing the liquid it's like, "Why yes I am an angel that just fell to earth."
I have the liquid in moonstone and the powder in opal. They make my cheeks amazing! Put nars blush over it my skin looks amazing. A little goes a long way. So worth it!
This is stunning! I own this in opal as well. While that is gorgeous, moonstone is stunning. No shimmer, sparkles, just a dewy glow that I have never been able to find with other products. Go buy it, you'll love it!!!
The word "WOW" basically sums this up. I just recently decided to bite expensive bullet and buy this. While I waited for the shipment to arrive I was anticipating that this would be sparkley and maybe too much....maybe over hyped. It's actually amazing! I couldn't even believe how unique this product is. It applied like a very nice moisturizer and it has a cream/pearl effect that is just perfect. You don't look oily, and it's light and sheer. I didn't expect this at all. It just blows my mind how beautiful this is. I am super happy with how much you get as well. It's a nice bottle that will last a long time! :) so happy!
Wonder product right here ladies! I Mix a pea sized amount of this with half a pea sized amount Estee Lauder Max Coverage. My face glows in a "glow from within" sort of way. Moonstone really corrects redness I think, much moreso than the other colors. It applies to a easily, lasts, at looks great in photographs. GREAT PRODUCT!
What makes this perfect? Beautiful shimmer and SPF25! As I never get direct sunlight and never want to tan I use this as my primary (also use HourGlass primer with SPF15) sunscreen. Layered with other SPF products it gives me a beautiful lit from within shimmer under my fdtn, but once powder is on it is gone. Also, this is really greasy for even my dry skin. If you have perfect skin you could wear this, a bit of powder, no primer or liquid, and you would look great. It just didn't work for me though it's beautiful.
This is such a pretty highlighter. When you're looking at the liquid, it is just a perfect mix of gold and silver (though it leans gold in color). It is lovely, but I don't find myself reaching for it much as I have many, many highlighters (and I prefer the color of the Opal SSP). I dont regret buying this though. It is lovely highlighter under brows and over the cheekbones, glowy but not oily/greasy.
I bought this for two reasons: it will add glow under my BB cream or oil free fdtn (the lit from within look w/o the greasness of YSL TE for example) and it has SPF 25. So does my fdtn (Givenchy Airy Light)., and the BB cream, Mac, has SPF 35. I feel that layering two products above the recommended SPF 15 should be enough as I get really no sun at all.
This really looks good. No sparkles, but remember I put it under fdtn and BB cream. Good glow. My tone is warm with some surface redness so Moonglow evens that out. Highly recomment, am a NC25,
I've found that glitter-free, natural-looking, day-light-friendly highlighters are exceedingly difficult to find, and this product is among the few that I like.
The Good: I use this as a highlighter (cheekbone, brow bone, cupid's bow, etc.), and it gives a dewy sheen with some very fine glitter particles. The glitter particles are fine and sparse enough that I think the product still looks very natural. I have light-to-medium skin (Chanel 30, Laura Mercier Nude), and Moonstone disappears into my skin. Moonstone has a golden tint, and will probably look most natural on neutral and warm undertones.
I've also used Pearl. This shade just barely works for me (Moonstone looks more natural). I think Pearl would be a better match for lighter skin tones. This shade has a more silvery tint, and will probably look most natural on cooler undertones.
The Bad: I'm giving this product 4 instead of 5 stars because it doesn't last until the end of the day. Another complaint I have with this product is the dispenser, which pumps out entirely too much product. I've started storing what I don't use in a travel pot in order to avoid wasting so much product!
Overall: Great highlighter! I'd definitely recommend it to those looking for a natural looking highlighter to use during the day.
Alternatives: For natural looking highlighters, I also really like Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color (High Beam White and Soft Beam Gold) and Mac Cream Color Base (Luna). I've also sampled MUFE Uplight and really liked it as well (but can't remember which shade).
Value: Retails for $41 and it should last at least 6 months (if not more) even if you're using it everyday. Although it is pretty pricey, I really like this product and think it's worth it. I got it for 20% off during a promotion at b-glowing.
For others also looking for more natural looking highlighters, here are the ones I've tried or sampled so far:
No glitter: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color (High Beam White and Soft Beam Gold), Mac Cream Color Base (Luna)
Some very fine glitter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, MUFE Uplight (can't remember the exact shade, which I do think matters), Mac Cream Color Base (Pearl)
Higher glitter content (what I personally found to be too much for day): Armani fluid sheer (02 shimmering beige), Benefit Watt's Up, Benefit High Beam, Nars Blush (Albatross), Nars Multiple (Copacabana, Orgasm), Nars Illuminator (Copacabana, Orgasm)---although based on the many glowing reviews for a lot of these products, the ideal amount of shimmer/glitter in a highlighter is clearly a very personal opinion!
A great highlighter for fair-to-medium skins that are either warm in tone or want to counteract some surface redness.
Everything that needs to be said about the Becca SSPs has been said in the reviews of other colors, such as Pearl and Opal. They are very natural-looking -- you get glow, not shimmer -- and they mix beautifully with liquid or cream concealers, foundations and even blushes to customize the finish. And of course they work very well to highlight cheekbones, browbones, collarbones, etc.
So what you want to know is how Moonstone is different from the other colors. It is a pale yellow, but not a terribly cool or artificial yellow -- in value it is very close to my Luminous Skin Colour in Sand or my compact concealer in Praline. Not very dark, in other words, and close to believable skin tones. I like it for my NC10-15 skin because it blends in more naturally than white Pearl does. I also think it makes my slightly pink overtones match my neck and chest better. (The effect is very subtle.)
I think the SSPs are the secret sauce in the LSCs, because when I mix a pindot of this into a matte foundation, I get the lovely luminosity of the LSCs. Very flattering.