Hello lovely’s! Summer is in full swing and I wanted to focus on summer highlighters, especially for girls who rock that fair skin all year-round (I can’t get a tan to save my life, but practicing safe sun is more important!). I’ve always loved that glow from within look, the one that J Lo looks like she bathes in, it’ so unfair guys! But finding a highlighter for my pale and freckly skin, which get more inhabited by pesky freckle dots in the summer, has always been a challenge. So when Becca Cosmetics teamed up with one of my favorite beauty Youtuber’s, Jaclyn Hill, I knew I wanted to try out her highlighter, Champagne Pop. The color is a stunning golden peach, and gold highlighters have always been a challenge as it can look muddy on my skin.
Jaclyn wanted this highlighter to work for all skin tones, which I’m always skeptical about when companies say that, but she specifically called out fair-skinned girls, click here for Jaclyn’s Youtube, as her sister is fair and looks marvelous in this highlight (I stalked out her Instagram rachelbarkules to see if they hype for all of us wearing shade Porcelain was true).
I can’t speak and say this will work for all skin tones, but it definitely takes the cake for me as far as the best highlighter I’ve tried for pale skin. As soon as I put it on I obtained that sunbeam glow I’ve always wanted. I applied with an IT Cosmetics fan brush, and in one stroke I was shimmering and shining beautifully. I did not have to build this up to get a great glow, but because I’m a lil extra I doused myself.
Unfortunately, this is limited edition and a bit pricey at $38 but it was worth every penny. I say get your hands on this now my fellow alabaster queens, because you may never get a glow like this again. Purchase at Sephora here.
Swatches and makeup look are all down below!
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth in Porcelain
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
Powder: Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette Lyric (under eyes)
Contour: Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette Sombre (cheekbones, forehead, jaw line and nose)
Bronzer: Physicians Formula Argan Wear Bronzer in Light
Blush: Milani Baked Blush Corralina (applied lightly)
Highlighter: Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
Eyebrows: NYX Micro Brow Pencils in Brunette (for tail) and Ash Brown. Brow Bar to Go darkest shade to fill in. Set with NYX Brow Mascara in Brunette.
- Crease: NYX Maybe Later Nude Matte Shadow and LORAC Pro Palette 2 shade Nectar.
- Lid: Colourpop Cosmetics Supershock shadow in Flipper
- Lower lashline: LORAC 2 Mocha
- Brow bone: LORAC 2 Snow
- Inner corner: Champagne Pop Highlighter
Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black
Lashes: Ardell Lashes in Natural
Eyeliner: L’Oreal Silkissime liner in Gold
Lipliner: NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Rose
Lipgloss: Estee Lauder Brillian Shine Lipgloss in Honey (this was a gift and I believe discontinued) but similar options are Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Wild Sugarcane and L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Nude Illusion.
Setting spray: MAC Fix +
Extras: Bralette Victoria’s Secret Pink