If you could package up a summer glow and make it into a palette, the end result would look a lot like the new BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette*. BECCA Cosmetic’s latest collaboration with celebrity Chrissy Teigen has sent the internet into a frenzy, and it’s so easy to see why. Rose gold, warm goodness: come to mumma! Want to know if you need it in your life or not? Then read on!
The Glow Face Palette comes with two highlighters, a bronzer and a blush. Super convenient to have all of your cheek products in one place, if you ask me. Oh and I’m not mad at the gorgeous peachy pink marble packaging and decent sized mirror inside either. This palette sure screams luxury! The four shades included are:
– Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector: This rose golden highlighter is a permanent shade within BECCA’s range. It’s said to be one of Chrissy’s favourite highlighters.
– Beach Nectar Shimmering Skin Perfector (Limited Edition): This is Rose Gold’s peachier sister, and I love her! This highlighter shade is perfection on medium to tan skin tones.
– Malibu Soleil Bronzer (Limited Edition): A medium bronze shade with golden pearl. Although it’s on the warmer side of things, it’s far from being orange.
– Hibiscus Blossom Blush (Limited Edition): A bright warm pink with golden pearl.
What I really like about the powders within this palette is that they are all very buildable. At first the amount of shimmer in every single pan scared the shit out of me, but both the bronzer and the blush add the subtlest of glows without looking shimmery; so adding a highlighter on top is still a welcome step.
As for the texture, I found the highlighters to be a little bit harder in the pan than others in the permanent collection, but non-the-less the quality is definitely there. Rose Gold has more noticeable shimmer than Beach Nectar, but both can be diffused beautifully on the skin. Both highlighters are suitable for daytime wear; they don’t offer that “see this glow from outer space” finish as with other BECCA highlighters, but I actually love this about them. They’re more on the lit-from-within side of things and super pretty. I haven’t tried the new and permanent BECCA bronzers to compare the texture of Malibu Soleil, but both bronzer and blush lean on the drier side while remaining blendable, opaque and quite pigmented.
Given Chrissy’s skin tone, it’s easy to see why those with medium to tan skin tones would suit this palette best. However, I have heard of people with both fair and dark skin tones who can still make this work.
In terms of longevity, wear time is fab – I get around 8 or 9 hours before I see some visible fading signs.
I can hear you asking – “SOOOO Daniela, do I need it or NOT?” Well, that depends. If you like the convenience of having a face palette for travel purposes, then you cannot go wrong. The quality is stunning, and all the shades included work flawlessly together to give you a gorgeous beach babe luminous glow.
The only three qualms I have about this palette are:
1. While I love both highlighters included in the palette, I don’t think they’re different enough when applied on the cheeks.
2. I am loving the Malibu Soleil Bronzer, but my palette gets a little bit messy as my bronzer brush doesn’t fit the pan comfortably. I wish the bronzer would’ve been the size of the highlighters.
3. I own Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Collection Face Palette (review here), and find the Hibiscus Blossom blush way too similar to JH’s Pamplemousse blush. I would’ve loved a rosy bronze or coral shade instead, to keep things interesting and different from the JH palette.
Overall I think this is a gorgeous palette and I’ve been reaching for it lots. I’ve been using it on my eyes too and loving the results, so I am getting LOTS of use out of it.
Is it a must-have? Probably not – after all it is dupable and if you have the Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette you can safely skip this. BUT would you regret buying the Glow Face Palette? Most definitely not!
What are your thoughts? Will you be purchasing it?
* A huge thank you to the BECCA Cosmetics team for providing this product for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer.