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Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop/Flowerchild

becca jaclyn hill champagne pop flowerchild

 

Hey strobing and blush fanatics! This Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Collab has been all the buzz in Sephora lately. It seems like this year’s cool weather makeup trend involves luminous skin and playing with light. Thus the quest for the perfect highlighter or strobing products. 

I’ve heard a lot of talk about Becca highlighters or the Shimmering Skin Pressed Perfectors, specially the very famous Champagne Pop. Kylie Jenner uses them and a lot of MUAs. This Sephora Exclusive, Limited Edition Becca and Jaclyn Hill Highlighter and Blush Duo is a really good option for those who wants to try Becca’s popular Champagne Pop Highlighter plus their popular mineral blushes at the same time. It’s even great for those who have never tried their Champagne Pop before, like me. There’s different combinations available in each 4 compacts; The Champagne Pop (highligher)/Flowerchild(blush), Champagne Pop/Hyacinth, Prosecco Pop/Amaretto, Prosecco Pop/Pamplemousse.

I wasn’t so sure what combination I wanted at first. I had my eye on the Prosecco Pop/Pamplemousse at the beginning, because the blush’s color seems to match my skin tone upon swatching them at Sephora. But, I really really wanted to try the Champagne Pop, so my decision shifted towards the 2 compacts with Champagne Pop on them. But then again, I feel like I wanted the Amaretto shade for contouring, but it has Prosecco Pop on it, no Champagne Pop. OK, I literally had a brain damage in Sephora while trying to decide which Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlighter/Blush duo I should get. I almost walked out from there because I got so annoyed at myself. But I WANTED TO TRY IT at least just one compact, my unconscious subconscious was telling me. So off I took home the Champagne Pop/Flowerchild, fingers crossed 🙂 but at least there’s Champagne Pop on it, hoping that the blush is buildable enough for more coverage.

 

becca x jaclyn hill champagne collection swatch

 

Well, what do you know! this combination is really great. I love the Champagne Pop highlighter so much, I’ve been using it a lot lately. It gives a soft highlighted effect on the face and it stays put for a long time. I’m not exactly sure why some people said that this particular formulation is different from the original Champagne Pop Pressed. I swatched both at Sephora and I really couldn’t tell the difference. Perhaps I should try the Shimmering Pressed Perfector too. 🙂 As for the Flowerchild blush, well, it’s pigmented enough and is really buildable. Also, it doensn’t look over the top. Overall, a really great blush/highlighter combo. I’m planning to get another one, perhaps the Prosecco Pop/Amaretto, I hope. 🙂 

 

Grab yours now! you can buy it in sephora.com. Happy Highlighting!

 

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Review

Aloha boyz and gurlz! I’ve been looking for some good powder-type highlighters lately and have looked at some potential products that sparked my interest. There was a lot to choose from but eventually I settled into Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators.

 

laura geller baked gelato swirl illuminator review

 

I’m a huge fan of highlighters or illuminators that I like to hoard them a lot. A review of my personal collection of liquid illuminators can be read HERE. I’ve been curious about how the powder kind of highlighters fare against the liquid type, specially about their lasting powers. I picked the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirls because I like that there’s a couple of shades to choose from and that the shades are somewhat wearable and not extremely packed with glitters. These also seem easy and soft on the skin to apply.

 


 

laura geller baked gelato swirl illuminator review in ballerina

Ballerina: candlelit rose gold shade. At a glance, this is the darkest shade of all the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators, yet also the most neutral because it has both a rosy and golden hue that’s ideal for anyone with a warm or cool skin tone. It gives a subtle shimmer on my NC30-35 skin.

 

laura geller baked gelato swirl illuminator in gilded honey review

Gilded Honey: effervescent caramel honey shade. The most golden of them all and is ideal for those with warm skin tones. This shade is truly a Mida’s Touch and will definitely make you look gilded.

 

laura geller baked gelato swirl illuminator in charming pink review

Charming Pink: soft pink pearl. This illuminator caters to the cool-toned as it is filled with pearl-like subtle shimmers with very very light shade of pink. It’s so cute and refreshing. Reminds me a lot of Benefit High Beam. On my skin, this looks quite bright and leaning towards being whitish than pinkish.

 

laura geller baked gelato swirl illuminator in peach glow review

Peach Glow: peach champagne shimmer. A highlighter that leans slightly to those with warmer tones, but still can be wearable for anyone with lighter skin tones who wants a bit of sun-kissed shimmer. It’s a gorgeous color that reminded me a bit of Benefit Girl Meets Pearl.

 

Swatches:

laura geller baked gelato swirl highlighters swatches

Favorites: Since my skin is on the Neutral side, which could look warmer or cooler depending on the current season, I still consider it to be slightly warmer and prefers the Ballerina and Gilded Honey as my favorite shades. If ever I wanted to “level up” my highlighter game that day, I’d definitely pick up the Peach Glow shade.

Verdict: I am so in love with these Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators. Their lasting power is as good as most liquid highlighters or even better and they don’t look heavy on shimmers. They give a smooth and soft highlighted effect on the face without looking too intergalactic 🙂 or like a Tin Man. LOL. 

These highlighters are extremely versatile even though their shades are somewhat designated for each specific skin tones. I can’t say any drawbacks about these illuminators except that I wish they’d come in much bigger containers. 

This is my first time trying Laura Geller’s cosmetics an I could say that I’m in love. I am definitely gonna be trying some other products from this brand soon. To purchase these illuminators and some other Laura Geller Makeup Products, click HERE.

 

Alrighty guys, have fun illuminating!

L.

 

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