Becca • Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm so happy I bought this product! It gives me a nice glow and I like the packaging it comes in except for the fact that there's just way too much product that comes out of the pump, so I end up wasting a lot of it that way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a beautiful peachy rose gold highlighter. It imparts a beautiful glow on the skin. Technically you can mix it with your foundation, and put it under or over foundation. I mostly use it over foundation and it is lovely. It is expensive at approx $44US but you only need a tiny bit and it will literally last you a decade!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Gorgeous formulation that imparts a natural glow to the skin. A little goes a long way and as the bottle is quite large it should last a virtual lifetime.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love this highlighter! I got a generous sample from sephora and being the makeup noob I am, looked up Lisa Eldrige videos to learn how to apply it. It makes skin looks luminous, gives a sheen but is not sparkly, and it lasts through the day. It has not broken out my super sensitive skin, and the opal color is sheer enough to look natural even on my tan NW43 skintone. I use an ELF foundation brush just for this because it is narrow enough to place the product exactly on the cheekbone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
Whilst I don't review much on here I am a make up addict and I buy lots and lots of it, and I really wanted to love this product . I wanted to love it so much I bought two - one in Opal and one in Moonstone. But I don't love it - I don't hate it. I'm "whatever" about it. I don't see it as a "must have".
Firstly the price - I know this is common in US vs Aust pricing but this is a brand started by an Australian and it is $66 (retail/ Becca website) for Australia, yet in the US it is $42 (according to the Becca site). So I find that a bit annoying. I bought it online from an Australian site - still $52 a pop. (I had tried to get it from Sephora over the Christmas period, but it wasn't stocked in the Hawaii store I enquired at - go figure!)
Package wise - it is great it isn't glass as others have noted. However, the pump on the Opal did not work on mine- at all. I couldn't be bothered shipping it back - too much fuss - so to use this I have to unscew the pump and dab a bit out. Which is a drag. But then again the Moonstone, with the working pump, has the usual drama of press verrrry gently or far too much comes out. So the packaging is medium from my experience.
The product itself has staying power till about after lunch time (I put it on about 8am) then it is touch up time. I much prefer the Moonstone colour/glow to the Opal and effect but again - I just don't see the big deal. These look best without too much eye or lip colour happening at the same time. It looks best (IMO) adding to a "natural" look.
Opal has a slightly "orange" look to it so proceed with caution if you are fair. Moonstone seems to be a more golden colour and would suit fair to olive skins.
To be honest I was very much reminded of the look that Revlon's "Bare it all" Lustrous lotions had - if anyone remembers those from a few years back. If you do an online image search you'll see what I mean you'll see Peacy Tease (like opal) and bufflove (like Moonstone). They were nothing to rave about but I think they were only about $20 and I really think the effect is very similar.
On the plus side Becca don't test on animals which has now become the first thing I consider before I make up shop. But this is not a product I would yearn for again - like I was yearning for it when I read these reviews (and so many other online reviews)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Out of the four shimmering skin perfectors, Opal is my favorite. I have medium skin which is more olive than tan, and I tend to always have to combat sallowness. The golden tones in Opal help to bring a believable warmth to my skin without looking bronzey. I can use this on its own as a spot highlighter (on tops of cheekbones, temples/browbone, center of nose and chin) or I mix a pump into my foundation for an allover radiance. I love BECCAs shimmering skin perfectors because they add a bit of extra moisture and sun protection as well as giving the skin a lovely sheen vs. looking oily or glittery as most highlighters can. This is definitely my favorite liquid highlighting product hands down.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really love this highlighter and the opal color matches my (warm, olive-yellow medium toned) skin nicely. It has micro-shimmer that becomes much more noticeable/apparent in the sunlight but not in a way that makes you think, "gaahh! Discoball!" I figure if you're putting a highlighter on, you know you're in for some sparkle, but this does NOT have obnoxious glitter chunks in it.
I appreciate that it's in a cream form rather than powder because it doesn't emphasize wrinkles as much.
The packaging is alright--a little oversized for how I use it, and I predict this bottle will last FOREVER. A little bit goes a long way, and I only dab some onto my cheek bones and below my brows, so I end up pumping out more than I need each time; but I just add some body lotion to whatever's left and rub it into my collarbone/shoulder area.
I've used it for about a month now and it hasn't caused any breakouts (but I'm also not putting it on clog-prone areas). It's the last thing I put on (definitely after blush/bronzer/powder), otherwise it could look muddy because the finish remains rather moist and dewy on your skin. If you have really, really oily skin then you may want to skip this product.
I also like that this stuff lasts on my skin way longer than powders do. My only minor complaints are about the price and packaging; I wish it came in a tube rather than a pump bottle, and was half the size so that it wasn't so expensive! Nobody needs this much highlighter!
Edit: Now that I know to use this with a stippling brush, I frikkin' love it! Applies flawlessly...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Black
Despite having dry skin I've never been into highlighters because most of them are too obvious and sparkly or end up looking oily on the skin. Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector is the only highlighter/luminizer I've tried that actually looks like dewy, hydrated, skin rather than shimmer on the face. Opal is a lovely peachy-gold colour that blends seamlessly into my medium NC30 Asian skintone. The SSP has a thick, creamy texture that applies comfortably and easily on the skin. My favourite way to use it is to mix half a pump with my foundation (I use Giorgio Armani's Face Fabric, which has a matte finish with pore-refining qualities), and my skin looks like I just had a facial. Of course, the SSP is amazing at highlighting the high points of the face as well (I like using a flat foundation brush to apply it as a highlight). I'm blown away by how fine the shimmer in this product is, because no matter how you use it the product just blends into your skin and leaves behind no visible sparkles, just a healthy glow. It is expensive, but you get a huge quantity for the amount you need per application, so it'll last for ages. The only downsides are the scent (kind of like perfumed oatmeal, which I like but could irritate sensitive noses or skins) and the dispenser that just pumps out too much product if you don't push carefully. However, the quality of the product outweighs those two little flaws I think everyone should at least try this product out in a shade that suits their skintone, because it's one of the best, if not the best, highlighters/luminizers on the market right now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love Love love!!! Imagine of switching a light on your face, that's what this product does! Truly amazing but subtle, it illuminates the complexion without evident sparkles or glittery stuff. You need such a tiny amount that the bottle is going to last you forever. Definitely HG material.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I already owned Pearl, but was afraid it was too cool for Spring and Summer, so I ordered Opal as the warm-weather equivalent for my NC20 skin. Itīs a fleshy, pinky-peachy-golden color that works well with my skin even in the Wintertime. Compared to Pearl, Opal actually leaves a subtle color on the skin, it actually has visible shimmers and itīs not as dewy looking. Pearl just makes your skin look dewy, moisturized and beautiful, whereas Opal adds color and more shimmer. Lately, I have been mixing both and creating the perfect shade for me. They also have a new SSP, Moonstone which is supposed to be a mix of Pearl and Opal.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
For a long time, i have been looking for the perfect daytime highlighter that is subtle, natural looking, convenient to apply and mistake-proof. Nars offers some very nice highlighters, but they are too much for my taste to wear for work. Moon Beam by Benefit is much muted, but still comes with colorful sparkles that are noticeable under direct sunshine.
Lisa Eldridge highly recommended this one in one of her makeup videos. As a big fan, I placed an order for shade Opal right after watching the video.
This is indeed a great highlighter. It adds that healthy soft glow to the face without any noticeable glitter or sparkle. Opal is a warm toned peachy shade that melts into my NC 25 yellowish (Asian) skin effortlessly.The creamy consistency is neither too thick nor too runny, very easy to apply. I use it in those morning when I look sallow because of the lack of sleep. With only a tiny amount and a thin layer of powder on top, i instantly look well rested and full of energy.
However, it is still not perfect, because (1) it does not last for 8 full hours as I would expected. According to a test on my bare arms, half of the shimmer fades in about 3 hours and most of them are gone at the end of 6 hours. With blotting, possible touching, the shimmer disappears even faster from my face.
(2) Unless with excellent concealing, it only works for smooth, non irritated, and acne free skin, otherwise all the imperfections will be accentuated. Well, i guess this is true in general for all highlighters.
(3) I personally do not like the perfume in it. But i am willing to ignore it.
Overall, this is great but not perfect. Will I repurchase? I do not know. with the amount I get this will last for a very long time, so I will decide in a year or two. ;-D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am yet another one that bought this based on the glowing reviews that Lisa Eldrige gave. I was a bit hesitant at first because she uses Pearl but recommended Opal to those with medium skin and I was afraid that the glitter in Opal would be too noticeable. But alas it is ever so subtle even in daylight! It melts right into my skin and does a wonderful job of giving me that barely there highlight. I only use it as a highlighter because my skin is oily so just 1 bottle will last me FOREVER and a day. I also apply it to my shins, collar bone, and anywhere else on my body that I would want to highlight. I have an olive complexion that is more on the light medium side and this worked harmoniously with me. I was never really much of a highlighter user because I was always afraid it would accentuate shine on my face but this has wound its way into my everyday routine. The only problem is that you have to have a decent skin surface to apply this on or else your imperfections will be magnified. So if you have slight bumps or large pores, use it sparingly during the day. At night, it gives me that perfect candlelit complexion that mellows out any imperfections I have. If you have a friend with a similar skin tone, I recommend you split the bottle because it is more than enough
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the favourite product in my makeup bag. I receive so many compliments when i wear this. It make me look healthy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love it! It last like FOREVER. You only need very little.
Love the way it makes my skin look fresh and how it gets my cheeckbones to poke out more.
I use it over my foundation and with a little layer of youngblood powder over to "lock it down" (I use youngblood and not my regular powders because it dosen't mattifies like the other powders I got- causes of my oily skin, and of cause I don't wanna mattify a highligter)
Think I'll buy it in pearl the next time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Shimmering Skin Perfector is packaged in a matte (almost rubberized feeling) plastic bottle with a convenient pump top, and a tight fitting cap to go over the pump top. Sturdy packaging, and I find the pump to work well at dispensing small amounts - I use approximately 1/3 of a pump normally. While the price is fairly high, you do get a lot of product -- 50mL/1.7 fl oz (not justification per se, just something worth noting).
Opal is a gorgeous peachy-goldeny-pearly color, I think best suited for warm skin tones. It is creamy, blendable and very lightweight -- it sort of just melts into my skin and does not make me feel oily at all (even at the end of my long day!). It is unscented and my sensitive skin has shown no sign of irritation after a solid week of use. At the outset, I was even putting it all over my cheeks under my foundation (as suggested on the Becca website)-- still, no irritation or oilies! I also sometimes just use it to highlight the tops of my cheekbones and browbones (over foundation) -- I like it both ways. It really does give a dewy, natural glow to the skin and the fact that it lasts all day and my picky skin has no objections just seals the deal!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love this! Subtle and natural finish. Great for daytime! Perfect shade for my light medium skin. Does accentuate pores a little, but I find that to be characteristic of highlighters in general. I apply it right after liquid foundation to make sure the products blend on my skin. I use a foundation brush or sometimes just my fingers and both work great.
Much better than Benefits High Beam. Horrendously expensive here in Norway, but still so very worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I probably won't buy this product again because I can't see it ever running out.
It's a beautiful neutral highlighter that gives that elusive 'lit from within look' as long as it's used sparingly. I tend to use it under my foundation along my cheek and brow bones - applied directly it feels too obvious for me. What annoys me though, is the dispenser. One pump gives me more than I need and I end up wiping lots of product onto tissues.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I wasn't sure about this, & the first time I tried it and still wasn't sure. But then I noticed that my blotchy, red veiny horrid, dead looking skin looked lovely - not only that I looked prettier altogether (when adding a touch of concealer to any red bits) How's that for a miracle. I use it as a daily moisturiser on my very dry skin, sunblock and to warm up my skin. My mother's also started using it, in her 70's and it looks gorgeous on her too (except for those with crepy necks avoid that area). My mother also looks prettier - we're hooked on this despite the expense, it is too expensive and I wish they did a 30 spf for summer version. For more mature beauties, don't use this where you've bags or sags or deep lines, or do as my mother does ands use it all over the face and tone down any highlighted faults with a light touch of becca powder.
The colour is peachy golden and looks natural on me with my uber dead white skin or when I apply false tan, it seems to improve any face colour - unless of course you're cool toned, I'm ivory and my mother is pale golden, A very good buy, highly recommended.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been using the Becca line exclusively for about 5 years now. I love all of it. I'm in overhaul mode b/c I'm just bored, but I have been making my husband look and judge my new makeup looks. Today, I used the Smashbox Artificial Light stuff on 1 side and the Becca SSP in opal on the other. The Opal SSP was the first things I ever bought from Becca 5 years ago, and I know why I still buy it! Husband liked it better, too.
The only reason I took lippies off was because I cannot use this any where near my eyes as it will sting my eyes like crazy!
The MU/Rep from Becca told me not to put this near my eyes. It would be nice to have 1 highlighter I can use on my face and eyes.
But, I LOVE SSP!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this as a result of recommendations from the Make-Up Board. The ladies were right! I really like this, my first ever shimmer product. The Opal was good for my skin color and I must say I liked both the easy of use and the effect it gave me on the apples of my cheeks. A little goes a long way which is why I think it is cost-effective