It’s hard not to know about Becca’s original Shimmering Skin Perfector – I feel like it made a thousand cameos in articles about highlighting and strobing in the last few months. I’ll be honest, though…I’m not a fan.
Yes, of course I LOVE the idea of ethereal, glowing dewiness… But shimmer? I’ve moved on.
It isn’t that I don’t love shimmer and glitter also, for the right event or performance (the latter which goes without saying)… But at nearly 38, I really don’t want it on my face anymore. (I may well have it on my nails for moons to come…but I feel like I can get away with that a little bit easier.)
Despite my personal dislike, the product does have a wide following…and often five-stars on sites. If you don’t mind glinting in the sun a bit, it is a lovely wash of radiance, and wears (as I understand) quite well. Hopping on the coattails of that success, the Company is now offering a Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush.
I adore the word “luminous” so of course I checked it out… The six shades being offered are:
- Snapdragon (coral)
- Tigerlily (tangerine)
- Blushed Copper (copper)
- Camellia (ballerina pink)
- Foxglove (orchid)
- Dahlia (cabernet)
The first two can be purchased using the link above, and the others will be available April 7th, on Sephora, and on Becca’s website.
I think I will wait to see swatches, and read descriptions before making a full judgment (it’s only fair) but I am thrilled that “luminosity” has become such a thing. What makes it better is when a subtle flush of color is added – the two in combination are a surefire way to get to “youthful radiance”…and I’m all for that.
Still, I’d like it to be as natural and shimmer-free as possible. As an athlete and woman who prefers to enhance just barely, it’s important to me not to drown out in a sea of sparkle. Curious to see what these end up looking like on the skin!