Since it’s the time of year to sparkle and shine, I took full advantage and picked up BECCA‘s new Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the shade Pearl ($46.00 CAD/$38.00 USD, available at Sephora). This pearly-white powder highlighter was originally introduced in their Champagne Glow palette with two other shades, but since they weren’t quite right for my skin tone, I decided to wait until I could purchase it solo. This was a highly anticipated release for us fairer-skinned folks because a lot of highlighters on the market aren’t light enough to actually highlight on super-light skin. And a lot of times I’m looking for an ethereal glow instead of a warm, golden one (just personal preference — I embrace my paleness most days).
The colour is described as “soft, luminescent white”.
Why You Might Like This:
- If you are extremely fair-skinned, this highlighter is perfect for you. It will be lighter than your actual skin and have a brightening effect.
- It’s a nice change from the usual warmer, golden highlighters if you’re looking for something more neutral-to-cool in undertone.
- It’s extremely pigmented, so you barely need to touch your brush to the product. It should last you a very long time, even if you highlight every day.
- It goes on very smoothly, with no chunks of glitter or sparkle. It also doesn’t overemphasize pores.
- The frost finish is pretty strong. It can be applied very lightly if you want something more subtle, but it makes a great dramatic or “nighttime” highlight.
- It makes a great highlight for the brow bone or inner corner of the eye in addition to the face.
Why You Might Not Like This:
- If you’re a medium skin tone or darker, I would strongly suggest swatching it before buying. Since it’s so light, it can very easily look stark or turn ashy on deeper skin.
- If you prefer warmer highlighters, this one might not be for you. It’s a neutral-to-cool white without any hint of gold or champagne.
- If you don’t like a lot of frost to your highlight and would prefer something with a satin or matte finish, you probably won’t be a big fan of this one.
I’m always happy to see some variety in highlighters and I can see me getting a ton of use out of this! What are your favourite highlighters for fair skin? What about for other skin tones? Let me know in the comments!