BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector (Champagne Pop) Review + Swatches

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

Hello again!

I love the look of glowy healthy skin especially in the summer time and since I have an oily skin type I usually stick to powder highlighters instead of liquid or cream. This review is on the shade “Champagne Pop”, which is a collaboration with Youtuber Jaclyn Hill. This was limited edition when it came out but BECCA cosmetics made it a permanent shade!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop

The packaging is the same as the other pressed Shimmering Skin Perfectors; I like how sturdy and compact it is. It has a decent mirror on the inside and contains 8g of product; which is more than the average highlighter.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop

The formula is extremely pigmented and feels quite buttery and smooth; not at all powdery. I like using this with a very flimsy fan brush so that I can build it up slowly since it is very intense. It blends effortlessly; if you do apply too much it can easily be fixed. This formula is amazing; it lasts for the entire day with some fading after about 8+ hours.

I have a neutral-fair skin tone and this isn’t too dark on me or too peachy where the color would be obvious. I think this shade would suit a wide range of skin tones.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop

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e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

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This “bronzer” is definitely a highlighter despite it’s label. It isn’t an intense highlighter but it isn’t subtle either. This review is on the shade “Baked Peach”.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

The packaging is the same as the mineral blushes; it is lightweight and has a see-through lid so you can see the shade. The formula is amazing; extremely buttery and blends out very easily; it is even better than the mineral blushes. The pigmentation is intense! It also has good staying power; is detectable on my combination-oily skin by the end of the day.

The only downside to this product is that I wished they had lighter shades, or a highlighter with the same formula. Since I have a fair skin tone this looks better on top of a matte blush since it has a strong peach undertone. This would work wonderfully as a highlight on medium to dark skin tones.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer Baked Peach

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer Baked Peach

Have you tried these mineral bronzers?

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Pretty Girl Makeup Bronzer Review + Swatches

Pretty Girl Makeup Bronzer

Hi everyone!

This is labelled as a bronzer but it is more so a gorgeous peachy/gold highlighter! Because of the peach, it can also be used as a light glow-y blush. This review is on the shade “Toes in the Sand, Gettin a Tan!”.

Pretty Girl Makeup Bronzer

The packaging is very sleek and simple; it has a twist on lid which is see-through, making it easier to find the shade you are looking for. The rose imprint on the “bronzer” is beautiful and it makes me happy every time I look at it. It is also very sturdy; great for travelling.

The formula is buttery and silky, making it easy to apply and blend out. It is very pigmented but hard to see in the swatches below since the shade is peachy with a golden sheen and not a stark white, gold, or silver. This formula really sticks to your skin and wears off very slowly; it will last the entire day.

Pretty Girl Makeup Bronzer

Pretty Girl Makeup Bronzer

This product does not contain Talc or paraben which is a huge bonus; I always feel better about putting on products that do not contain these two.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 (Reserve Your Cabana) Review + Swatches

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 Reserve Your Cabana

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 Reserve Your Cabana

Hello again!

I have seen and heard many people comparing this highlighter to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in “Dim Light” and so I had to pick it up. This is labelled as a bronzer but it is definitely a highlighter even for extremely fair skin tones. There are 2 other shades which are much darker and can be used as a bronzer. This review is on the shade “Reserve Your Cabana”.

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer Reserve Your Cabana

The formula is very smooth, buttery, and very pigmented. It does not contain glitter or shimmer but gives a beautiful glow and reflects light which instantly brightens. It has an average wear time, it will last a whole school/work day. It also contains SPF 15 but I don’t think that is effective against sunburn.

I love using this for highlighting my nose and cupid’s bow because it is so subtle. This can be used all over the face, even under the eyes however, this powder can tend to settle into fine lines so it is not suitable for everyone. It can be used as an eyeshadow, it actually makes a nice subtle under brow highlight. I would describe this as a brightening powder rather than a highlight.

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 Reserve Your Cabana

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 Reserve Your Cabana

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 Reserve Your Cabana

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 Reserve Your Cabana

This is a great powder overall for brightening and for a natural highlight which I prefer on a daily basis. I highly recommend this, especially since it is only a couple dollars.

Have you tried this highlighter?

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Chella Eyebrow Color Kit (Tantalizing Taupe) Review + Swatches

Chella Eyebrow Color Kit Tantalizing Taupe

Hi everyone!

This kit is amazing because it covers everything you would need to achieve the perfect brow. It contains an eyebrow pencil, eyebrow gel, highlighter pencil, and a sharpener. This review is on the shade “tantalizing taupe”, which is suppose to be a universal shade.

Chella Eyebrow Color Kit Tantalizing Taupe

Firstly, the brow pencil is a twist up waxy formula that makes it impossible to accidentally draw a harsh line. It is light in color but can be built up to a darker shade. The shade will cover many different hair colors except for those that prefer a warm (red, orange-toned) brow. It is an ashy shade which looks very flattering on me since my natural brows are cool-toned. It is not waterproof and fades when it is rubbed but I don’t touch my eyebrows during the day and they stay exactly the same by the end of the day – no smudges or fading.

I liked the eyebrow gel as it is clear in color and held my eyebrows in place without making them feel stiff or “crunchy”. The brush is slightly too big but since this is a clear gel, it was not a big deal. I liked the bristles on the brush because they grabbed onto my brow hairs and brushed them into place.

The highlighter pencil is amazing; it takes a few seconds to draw a line under my brows to clean them up instead of applying concealer which sometimes gets on my eyebrows. It is very creamy and blends easily. The highlighter pencil is in the shade “Ivory Lace”, which is the lightest shade. Please keep in mind that this kit comes with the highlighter shade “Latte” but I had asked for this one instead.

They also include a sharpener that you can use for the highlighter pencil and it has a closed lid that will hold the shavings until you empty it.

 Chella Eyebrow Color Kit Tantalizing Taupe

The highlighter shade is on top, under that is the eyebrow pencil swept once and the bottom swatch is multiple swipes of the eyebrow pencil.

Chella Eyebrow Color Kit Tantalizing Taupe

Chella Eyebrow Color Kit Tantalizing Taupe

I highly recommend this kit; I have only been using this for my brows since I received it! I have no complaints on any of these products.

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Korres Mineral Illuminating Powder (Highlighter) Review + Swatches

Korres Mineral Illuminating Powder

Korres Mineral Illuminating Powder

Hi everyone!

This is the only loose highlighter I have in my collection and even though it takes more effort to use than a pressed one; The effect that it gives me is worth the little effort.

It is a finely milled powder that melts into my skin when I apply it lightly with a fan brush. The lasting power is amazing; it really sticks on and blends in with my face makeup so that there is no apparent line.

The shade itself is more peach/pink toned and it has fine glitter in it. I prefer to wear this at night because the glitter is noticeable in the sunlight and I like a more natural highlight during the day. The glitter does not look cheap; it gives an intense glow. The pictures below don’t do this highlighter justice; it is very intense and glowy, I just couldn’t capture that glow very well in the pictures.

Korres Mineral Illuminating Powder

Korres Mineral Illuminating Powder

Korres Mineral Illuminating Powder

I really like this brand because they leave out all the harmful chemicals that are used in many makeup products. I saw this product on eBay a few months ago and it sold out pretty quickly.

Overall, I recommend this if you are looking for an intense peach/pink toned loose highlighter.

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e.l.f. Baked Blush (Highlighter) in Pinktastic Review+Swatches

e.l.f. Baked Blush Pinktastic

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Today I thought I would do a review on this highlighter which I have used for so long and that I absolutely love. First of all, this is suppose to be a “baked blush” but it is obviously a highlighter; even on very fair skin tones. It is a soft pink champagne color that is beautiful for everyone I imagine since it is pigmented enough to show up on a much darker skin tone than mine. I have the baked highlighters from e.l.f. and comparing this to those, this one has better pigmentation and the powder is softer and creamier.

e.l.f. Baked Blush Pinktastic

This is one of the few highlighters I have with a pink hue and it is very flattering. It has micro glitter in it but honestly, you can not see it unless you stare at it in direct sunlight with a magnifying glass. It almost melts into the skin, so you don’t have the appearance of stripes on your cheekbones.

I love and definitely recommend this highlighter.

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e.l.f. Baked Blush Pinktastice.l.f. Baked Blush Pinktastic