I say it’s a winter glow, but really it’s an all year round glow. I cannot be without highlighter now, it just doesn’t happen.
I’ve never been much of a liquid highlighter fan, I couldn’t make them work on my skin or stand out as much as my powder highlighters do. Turns out I was just trying the wrong ones, because I’ve found my perfect liquid highlighter and I’m obsessed. I’d always known Becca highlighters were good quality because I already have a couple, but it never occurred to me to try anything other than powder. I was actually gifted the Becca Illuminating Skin Perfector in Moonstone for my birthday, and I’m not even joking when I say I’ve never seen anything so beautiful on my face before. Other than maybe Champagne Pop.
Becca as a brand are most well known for their highlighters, I would say, and for good reason. They’re of such a high quality and genuinely last ages – I am running low on Champagne Pop but I’ve had it for well over a year now and used it practically everyday. The only thing I’m not a fan of is their packaging, but I can get past it because the product inside is one-of-a-kind. Champagne Pop has cult status, and for good reason. I also have Opal, but it doesn’t get used even nearly as much because I’m just too pale for it. I kept seeing people say that Opal is really good for pale skin and I saw Jamie Genevieve using it, but it just leaves dark streaks on my face. The glow is still good from it though, which is the worst part. In the winter, I go from pale to so pale that I may as well be see-through. I used to not bother adapting my highlighters to this and continue to smear Champagne Pop on my face like there’s no tomorrow, but now I’ve realised that it’s something I need to consider. I’m trying to use some more white-based highlighters as opposed to gold-based, to not draw attention to the fact I’m too pale for Champagne Pop now too. Heartbroken.
Moonstone is the perfect shade for my skintone, it’s more of a white-based highlighter but it’s not silly white, and the glow isn’t too intense but just intense enough to satisfy me. I still don’t really know how to use a liquid highlighter if I’m being completely honest, I use my finger to dab it along my cheekbones and it seems to do the job pretty well, but I feel like there must be a better way to do it. I have to say though, the glow from this liquid highlighter is unlike any other I’ve ever used. Usually I have to put another highlighter on top and all the liquid highlighter does is make the powder one a lot brighter, but I don’t feel like I need to with this one. Of course, I still do because I’m completely extra and need to be shining brightly or I don’t feel fully like myself, but for everyday wear, it’s perfect by itself. You only need the tiniest bit and it goes a really long way, which excites me a lot because the less you use, the longer it lasts. I get to be Becca-glowing beautiful for a lot longer.
In terms of longevity, just like with Champagne Pop, this lasts all day. My highlight is just as intense and beautiful as when I first apply it in the morning, which is exactly what you need. With the rest of my makeup deteriorating throughout the course of the day no matter what, it’s nice to not have to worry about your highlighter.
What’s your favourite liquid highlighter?