Some may find this hard to believe, but strobing was actually a thing
before it was called strobing. Most makeup artists call it highlighting, and others knew this technique as a part of their shaping and sculpting routines. For the last year (almost) I've been using Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
to get the job done on an everyday basis. As of late, with the strobing trend on the rise, I have amped up the shine with Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
While perusing the aisles of my local Sephora, I came across the Becca counter. The first thing that came to mind was Jaclyn Hill's Champagne Pop
, a collaboration highlighter the company has with a popular Youtube-based makeup artist. I must admit, although beautiful, Champagne Pop was not the first Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (pressed powder) to catch my eye. As a fair lady, many highlighters can turn into orangey bronzer-type messes, and this is true for Champagne Pop. Moonstone, the lightest of the Becca Pressed Powder bunch, called for my attention. It was pearly and luscious like my ride or die
Hourglass Diffused Light but had an amplified shimmer, exactly what I was looking for. At a pricey $38 USD I was hesitant to purchase, so I swatched the powder on my left hand and continued browsing through the many Sephora aisles.
As I continued on my shopping trip, my eyes were continually drawn to the swatch of Moonstone on my left hand. It was buttery smooth in appearance, glowy, ethereal, you name it. A gorgeous shimmer. I knew that it was now impossible for me to leave the store without procuring said pressed powder. I marched back over to the Becca counter and grabbed my very own box of Moonstone glimmer. Promptly after arriving home with my prize, I photographed the compact. It was mid-afternoon and the sun reflected off of the powder beautifully. Each time I have used this powder, it has lasted through the day. The intensity does not fade, which you can clearly see from my Summer Nights makeup look
photos taken four hours after application.
Not only is this a breath-taking highlight, but a wonderful formula too! Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Powder is smooth, but does not disappear into the skin as some fine highlighting powders do. It is soft but buildable and can really pack a serious shimmer-punch. If you're looking for a less intense albeit softer approach, dusting this lightly across the tops of your cheekbones with a fan brush will do you no wrong!
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