Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in moonstone

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in moonstone

4.4

40 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Witch (Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile minerale, Glucose, Fructose, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Alcohol Denat, Dextrin, Sucrose, Urea, Propylparaben, BHT, Hexyl Nicotinate, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract), Butylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance). May contain/peut contenir [ /-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Tin Oxide, Mica. Description: -Vitamins A, B, D, and E (none added in formula): Guard against daily damage caused by free radicals.-Avocado Oil: Provides antioxidants and emollients.-Witch Hazel: Tightens the appearance of skin and reduces the look of puffiness and redness.-Aloe Extract: Soothes the skin.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Instant HG, as in love at first sight. I bought this for $50 on sale at AdoreBeauty this week after doing my usual online research and in-store swatching. Moonstone is the only shade I decided would match my skin for my purposes because it is yellow-toned and I am yellow/olive toned Asian with medium skin, say NC25-30. I like to play up the yellowness a lot to match my body and neck. So this looked perfect when swatched.

My highlighter wardrobe consists of RMS Living Luminizer, Mary-Lou Maniser, Loreal lumi magique liquid. I sort of have one in each finish, and I am happy with them all but not completely satisfied. I was looking for something that would give me a kind of radiance and natural youthful glow, whether that be subdued for day or glammed up for night. I agonized over getting the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused or Dim but on my skin the Dim did nothing and the Diffused was actually glittery.

I saw Tati on YouTube pat this on her cheekbones over her fdtn and it looked amazing so I went ahead and bought this thinking I could either layer this under fdtn, mix with fdtn (as I do with the lumi magique) or do what Tati did. I did wonder why I needed another highlighter/illuminator, and indeed why another liquid one, when I have a liquid and I have a solid oil one.

As soon as I got this home, I did what Tati did and I was instantly like "shit I got game now". I literally looked beautiful, like a goddess. Instant goddess. I am like most MUA contributors, in that I have lots of makeup, I know a lot about makeup, and I've been wearing makeup for many years. Not much impresses me or surprises me anymore because my expectations are very high, especially with a high end product like Becca. So when this applied and I was instantly shocked, it was a good thing.

I intend to mix this with fdtn for day and then add to the cheekbones. I also put some down my nose and under my brows and on the cupids bow, it was gorgeous. It is like lumi magique but yellow whereas lumi is pearly white. It is also nicer in texture. It is more natural on my skin over fdtn than the RMS LL, and more beautiful. It is natural but very pigmented. It just looks like a real glow. In the jar, RMS looks quite yellow but on my skin next to Moonstone it looks whiter. On my skin, RMS looks chunkier than Moonstone. So overall, I am siding with Moonstone over RMS. Moonstone is also more versatile. Mary-Lou Maniser has way more strobe effect, and hard to get right for daytime. It does not look as natural. As I've said, I prefer the colour of Moonstone to Lumi. If I could go back in time, I would only have purchased this one. For some reason, I did not think to put a liquid on my cheekbones. But this is perfect for that.

Packaging is awesome. Plastic, slim, travel friendly, but luxe looking with the signature Becca lid and a nice vacuum sealing lid. Well it sort of "sucks" on tightly. I agree with what most people say in that you can't really pump a tiny bit out. But for those people, just get a tiny sample jar and squeeze some into that if you don't wanna use much each time.

I will NEVER leave home without this. Even on holidays. Till I die.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.



on 7/18/2016 10:47:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Lisa Eldridge is the queen and she uses this all the time, so I decided to try it. I bought the little travel size in case I didn't like it, still quite a bit of product. I have to say it one hundred percent lives up to the hype. It truly delivers the lit from within glow, it looks like actual skin. It delivers a very natural, subtle, lasting glow. It can be built up for a more striking highlight, but I think that could get greasy, I prefer to use this as a base and then go over with a powder highlighter if I want a more dramatic look. You absolutely could mix this in with your moisturizer for a believable glow, I don't do that because I am very oily, but I might try in winter or for an evening look. Beautiful on the collarbones too. Only thing I don't like about this is a little goes a long way, and even one drop from the tube can be too much, I feel like it's hard to get product out without wasting it. And this is an expensive product!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Very pretty for light skin tones. I love this and Opal. It wears great over powder blush and doesn't cake up. I also like to wear it to highlight the corners of my eyes.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 4/3/2016 11:56:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I am quite pale so this works very nicely. Such a buttery and creamy formula with amazing pigmentation. Blendability is great -only downfall is that the powder cracks very easily! So be very careful!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/3/2016 3:23:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

No animal testing! Lovely sheer glowy shimmer! I tried Opal and it didn't give me the "lit from within" look I want - it looked like a suntan oil bronzey aging slick slapped me in the face - pretty color, but too dark for a cheekbone highlighter on my NC 25-30 skin. Really made my skin look leathery.

But Moonstone, used sparingly, is really lovely on my cheek bones. It does creep ever so slightly into fine lines I never knew I had around my eyes after 8 hours. Fairly natural looking, blends in well with lots of finger dabbing, tapping, and rolling. I use about 1/2 a caper size drop on both cheek bones. I can't imagine mixing this in with foundation - I don't need to add even slight shimmer all over my face, as I'm already oily and work hard to get rid of that look. But in select facial locations - great. $41 is pretty steep, but the nice travel size squeeze tube for $19 is better & will last 2 lifetimes. Can't wait to wash a touch on my collar bones, shoulders, and fronts of calves & thighs in summer!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Good as it gets right here. This product gives the most beautiful natural looking glow of any highlighter I've ever used. I have moonstone and opal. Opal is good too but a bit darker. Moonstone is PERFECTION on my nw15 skin and I would imagine it would look beautiful on just about anybody. Literally gives the effect of being lit from within. Love this and will ALWAYS repurchase. I have the travel size tubes and paid $18 for .68 oz. I'd love to get a full size bottle of this because the packaging of the full size is intensely beautiful to me. But the $18 tube is practical and contains what I need for less.lol go buy one. Run. You won't regret this one.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 3/2/2016 9:31:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I picked up a travel size one of these on a whim and OMG, best liquid highlighter I've ever used. It's super easy to blend and the tone/color is gorgeous. This stuff really gives a 'healthy glow from within' look. They are expensive but unless you're going overboard and highlighting your whole face, it's going to last awhile. I usually use less than a pea sized amount every time I do my makeup (5ish days a week), so I expect my little travel size to last at least 6 months.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

My HG highlighter was Dior Rose Diamond, and as its discontinued I had to look for something new. I settled on Becca Moonstone as I find if I just use a tiny bit, it's not too sparkly and can be blended with a little blush for an everyday glow. I think its a lovely highlighter, beautiful light champagne color, blends easily, not too harsh and makes my 56 year old skin feel pretty. Only downside is I can easily overdo it and I will try others. Using the tiny amount, this will last forever.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 12/20/2015 8:06:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm really enjoying this product. I wasn't quick to jump on the Becca bandwagon because I have many highlighters and illuminating/perfecting products that I really like but I saw this at my local Sephora, which only carries a very limited selection of Becca products and decided to give it a try. I've been mixing it with my IT Cosmetics CC cream and love the finished effect. Like most people, my skin gets dull and needs a bit of lift in the dark, cold days of winter and this product provides it. I have also used it on its own as a traditional liquid highlighter and I really appreciate that it is so easy to blend in for a natural glow. It's not too frosty or over the top and the result can really look like your own natural highlight and glow. Just a very nice product.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


on 12/14/2015 4:58:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

A highlighter is a luxury item for me. I consider a good foundation, mascara, and brow pencil to be absolute necessities in my travel bag, but I don't always use highlighter. However, this one is particularly excellent because it blends so smoothly and easily, and you only need a tiny amount to get a beautiful luminous glow.

Becca offers several colors in their liquid highlighter. Moonstone is a soft pearlescent ivory beige with a yellow undertone. I have salvaged a matte foundation that was a bit too pink for me by mixing a small dab of Moonstone with it before I apply. However, if I had a foundation that was too yellow, adding this might impart a jaundiced look. Pearl could be used to brighten a dark foundation without shifting the tone yellow.

When I have a great foundation match and need no color correction, I just apply my base as I normally would and then use Moonstone sparingly in a C-shape around the eyes curving around the cheekbones. I find that with highlighters, subtle is better.

I prefer the liquid to the powder version of Shimmering Skin Perfector. I find that the Becca powder highlighters can emphasize textural flaws such as large pores or flakiness, whereas the liquids have more of a blurring effect and appear more natural, as if your skin is lit from within. I tried Opal but it was too peachy for me. The warm beige glow of Moonstone is better suited to my fair skin.

The large 1.7 oz. bottle with pump is $41 but Sephora offers a travel size squeeze tube which is 0.68 oz. for $19. This is a great way to try the product before committing to a full size.

Ingredients List from Sephora website:

-Vitamins A, B, D, and E: Guard against daily damage caused by free radicals.
-Avocado Oil: Provides antioxidants and emollients.
-Witch Hazel: Tightens the appearance of skin and reduces the look of puffiness and redness.
-Aloe Extract: Soothes the skin.

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Witch (Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile minerale, Glucose, Fructose, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Alcohol Denat, Dextrin, Sucrose, Urea, Propylparaben, BHT, Hexyl Nicotinate, Glutamic Acide, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract), Butylparaben, Fragrance. May contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Tin Oxide, Mica.

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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