Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Greatest Glow

I am please to announce that I have found my holy grail of highlighters. Yes, it's true, I have no need to look any further for this elusive and essential piece of kit!
Allow me to introduce The Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca. I saw Lisa Eldridge using it on one of her excellent videos and knew I had to try it and how happy I am as it is simply fantastic...
As you can see, it comes in a pump format and there are two ways to use it; either use a flat foundation brush and lightly brush it over your still-wet foundation on the areas where the light hits the face. So that's the cheekbones, the browbones and a tiny amount on the cupids bow. You can also use your fingers to press it in to the skin, but my preference is the brush. Powder afterwards, not's always best to keep like with like, so that means all your 'wet' products together (base, concealer, cream blush, cream highlight) and your 'dry' products the same (powder blush, bronzer, shimmer powders all sit best over setting powder).
But, back to why I love this shimmering skin perfector....the texture is amazing, it is smooth to apply, it is not glittery (hurrah!), it is pearly but not a coloured pearl - a white pearl.
It makes pale skin look porcelain and other-worldly perfect. I am using it on myself daily to pep up my skin and I have used it on several shoots for a gorgeous glowy skin with strong fuchsia lips and nude eyes. Very Spring-y. Very lovely.

Unfortunately, Becca is not widely available in Ireland, which is a shame as it is such a beautiful brand with the most divine foundations. I got mine from the great Mise Beauty - my absolute favourite Irish online beauty store. It's a real store too, but more of that in a future post!


Simone G said...

I also love this, its been in my kit for a million years, I have it in a couple of shades too! Its also available from x

little t said...

I like the sound of this.

I've been used the No7 one in peach for quite some time now and Im relatively happy with it.

Not so gone on their change of packaging to a brush applicator thing as I like to use my fingers to rub it in and you can't clean it properly anyway.

I'm going to try your way with the brush.

Mary said...

Definitely going to get this Ellie, it seems to be all sold out on the site, what colour would you recommend? Im C3 Mac Face and body as per your recommendation at makeup course and it is so perfect!

DalaLuz said...

It sounds and looks really good... Would love to see it on your skin though :-)

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