5 months ago
Let me preface my review by saying that if lipstick is my number one makeup obsession, then highlighters come in at a very close number two. My friends look at me askance when I wax poetic about whichever one I'm wearing on my face at the time, but in my defense -- sometimes I want to look like I've slathered my cheeks in oil and face planted into a pool of diamond dust, and sometimes I want to look like I'm just naturally glowy. You know, like I've slept my required eight hours the night before and drunk plenty of water, instead of what really happened, aka I was up half the night grading papers and ripping out my hair and now I have caffeine running through my veins and my right eye won't stop twitching. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in Moonstone falls squarely into the latter camp, and I love it for how natural it looks. A pale gold with a pearly gold luminescence (not shimmer!) running through it, this creamy highlighter comes in a 1.7 pump bottle and, according to Sephora, can be used in two ways: "use it as the perfect mixer to your favorite primer, foundation, or moisturizer for added radiance. Apply it as an all-over dewy glow by applying it evenly on your face or wear it on the high points of the complexion, such as cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose." I wear it in the ways suggested. For days when my skin has been behaving and I don't need as much coverage, I'll mix it with my go-to base -- NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Alaska -- at a 1:2 ratio (more base than highlighter!) and apply it over my face; this sheers out my matte base and leaves me with a bit of glow without making my oily skin look greasy. Other days, I'll apply it as a very subtle highlighter on my cheekbones; I just tap on the slightest amount, blend out with my fingers and I'm good to go. For those who are interested, it usually costs $41 for the full size, which is doable but fairly pricey for me (hence the four lippies). However, I found mine at a CCO store at a local outlet mall and got it for 40% off. If you're near one, check to see if they have it in stock!
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SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBlack, Straight, Medium