With the release of their new Shimmering Skin Perfector shade, Chocolate Geode, a rich brown highlighter with a golden pearl finish, BECCA Cosmetics has cemented their position on the top shelf. In a beauty world abuzz with tips and tricks for getting-the-glow, BECCA now boasts the largest and most inclusive highlighter-shade range of any cosmetics brand, with 10 unique hues for any and every skin tone. “BECCA is about believable, achievable beauty,” says Executive Director of Global Brand Development and Global Style Director Kerry Cole. “Our focus is on the skin and getting a flawless, radiant complexion with shades that are perfectly matched to your skin tone.”
The pressed highlighter—BECCA’s bestseller—is super blendable and applies with velvety softness thanks to its cream-like, powder texture. “It’s a proprietary blend that’s all our own. Made differently than most, our highlighter uses both liquids and powder to give you a glow that’s truly one of a kind,” says Cole.
The ultra-reflective formula is neither glittery nor sparkly, but adds a strong, sophisticated luminosity to your best features. It’s won the hearts of influencers, makeup artists and celebrities alike, earning it a cult-like following and worldwide recognition.
You know the drill: highlighter is best when applied to the highest points of the face, where the sun reflects the most light. Using BECCA’s angled highlighter brush, apply the product to the tops of the cheekbones, the center of the forehead, lightly down the bridge of the nose and in the inner corners of your eyes for a complexion that beams.
Depending on the shape of your face, you might consider adding more or less to flatter your facial structure:
- Applying a small amount to the center of your chin will elongate the face and make the chin appear more narrow. Oval and oblong-shaped faces should avoid this step.
- Heart-shaped faces should skip highlighting the cheekbones altogether and apply instead to the temples, which will disguise a wide forehead.
- For fuller lips, always apply a dash of highlighter to the cupid’s bow (the double-curved center of your top lip) before adding lipstick.
- To lift the eyes and make them appear more awake, add a touch of the pressed highlighter to the brow bone. Applying a smoky eye? Pop a small amount of highlighter to the very center of the lid to enhance the colors underneath.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector can also be applied to the body for a glistening effect on the limbs. Dust the powder along your collarbones and on the tops of the shoulders when exposed. You can also mix a small amount of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid highlighter with your favorite body lotion for luminous arms and legs.
The beauty of BECCA Cosmetics is in their message: perfection is yours to define. BECCA beauties are encouraged to experiment with the wide range of highlighting powders to find the shade that best suits their unique style.
To know which BECCA highlighter shade best complements your complexion, first identify your skin’s undertone: Cool-toned folks will have pink and bluish undertones; warm-toned people will have peachy, golden undertones. How can you know which you are? Ask yourself: What colors look best on me? What jewelry color makes my skin glow? What color are my veins?
1. Pearl 2. Prismatic Amethyst 3. Moonstone 4. Rose Quartz 5. Champagne Pop 6. Opal 7. Prosecco Pop 8. Rose Gold 9. Topaz 10. Chocolate Geode
Generally, cool-toned people find that blues, purples, pinks and teal-leaning greens are their favorites to wear and they gravitate toward silver jewelry. Veins appear blue through the skin and people in this category often have blue, grey or green eyes and have blonde, brown or black hair with more ashy undertones.
Those who are warm-toned usually dress accordingly in red, orange, yellow, khaki greens and rust-colored browns. They generally prefer gold over silver jewelry and their veins appear green through the skin. Hazel, amber and brown eyes are common in this group, as are hints of gold and red in their hair.
Left to right: Prismatic Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Opal, Rose Gold, Chocolate Geode
If you’re pale but cool-toned, stick to the baby pinks (like the color of the inside of your lip) and neutrals for a vibrant glow. We recommend Prismatic Amethyst or Pearl for this group. Conversely, if you are pale but warm-toned, peach will be your most flattering pick—think Moonstone, a pale, incandescent gold.
For medium, warm-toned skin types, look for a pale pink with a soft gold pearl like Rose Quartz or Rose Gold, which is a bit warmer. Medium, cool tones should opt for a mauve, like Amethyst, which also looks beautiful on cool-toned, olive complexions.
Left to right: Topaz, Prosecco Pop, Champagne Pop, Moonstone, Pearl
Olive skin types with warm undertones—go for the gold with Champagne Pop’s (BECCA’s bestselling shade!) pinky-peach soft gold pearl, or Prosecco Pop, which is a true golden bronze.
Topaz and Chocolate Geode are both stunning colors for dark skin types in both cool and warm undertones. Both shades light up dark complexions while blending seamlessly into the skin.
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