One of this year’s most buzz-worthy releases was undoubtedly Becca Cosmetics’ collaboration with YouTube beauty queen Jaclyn Hill. Together, they released a limited edition Shimmering Skin Perfector in the shade Champagne Pop – a highlighter addict’s dream come true, said to suit every skin tone.
For those of you who are really into makeup, I am certain you’ve heard all about Becca Cosmetics by now. But for those of you who haven’t yet, they are well known in the makeup world as being responsible for some of the best highlighters in the market. The luminous powders are buttery smooth, long-lasting and blend like a dream. They are not for the faint hearted – I’m talking serious pigment that imparts a very noticeable, out-there glow!
Champagne Pop (AUD $60/US $38) is described as a soft white gold with pinky/peach undertones. It’s said to be a shade in between Moonstone (suitable for fair skin tones) and Opal (suitable to medium-dark skin tones). This is one of the softest powders I’ve ever touched; it also seemed a little bit softer in texture than Opal. Although I’ve only worn it once (after taking these photos), I noticed that while it is highly reflective, it doesn’t look frosty or emphasise pores.
Champagne Pop’s box is beautiful – it has little drops to mimic champagne bubbles. The highlighter itself comes in the regular black/silver Becca packaging, which was disappointing considering it is limited edition. They could have really done something extra special with it. You get 8g/0.28oz of product, and considering how little you really need, it will last you forever! If you’re into strobing (read: lots of highlighting), Champagne Pop would be perfect for it, and would also look stunning as an eye shadow, on the collar bones and shoulders.
It was really hard to capture what Champagne Pop truly looks like in real life. When swatched in photos it looks very similar to Opal (pictured), but in RL it didn’t! So, I thought I’d include a second photo with flash as well. To me, the difference in undertones (golden vs peachy) is noticeable enough to justify owning both. I do think every skin tone could wear this, so Becca and Jaclyn hit the nail on the head in that respect.
If you’re wondering how I got my hands on Champagne Pop in Australia, there were a few Becca resellers who made pre-sale available for this product back in July. Long story short, Becca resellers weren’t technically allowed to sell this Sephora exclusive (Sephora ruining our fun as per usual), but Becca allowed all pre-orders to still be fulfilled. There was a lot of uncertainty from both retailers and customers, but luckily it all turned out ok. Sephora Australia haven’t yet confirmed if/when they will be stocking it. If you want to get your hands on it now, your best bet would be to sign up with a mail-forwarding company, and use their buying service to purchase it from the Sephora website. For our US friends, it’s readily available and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. I have a feeling Becca will continue to make Champagne Pop for as long as people buy it.
Do you need this? Depends. I think Becca highlighters in general are well worth the money – they are amazing! It really comes down to whether or not you have something like this in your collection, as it’s not exactly unique. Personally, I am a fan of Jaclyn Hill and wanted to support her creation, and I didn’t really have anything with a peachy undertone in my highlighter repertoire. Totally justified.
Do you own any Becca highlighters? Will you be purchasing Champagne Pop?