Ode To Joy | Becca’s New Highlighter

DV8T1992Could the name Becca now be forever synonymous with the terms, highlight, contour, strobe, etc? I’m sure it is. This company creates the best of the best in the highlighter category since they launched their classic formula, the Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquids back in the earlier 2000’s to generous praise worldwide.

These highlighters have changed the way we do our makeup, the way we look at makeup, and the way we feel when we do it. Highlighters are like brushing on (or dabbing, or brushing, or whatever on) little rays of sunshine. Zoloft? Nah. Highlighters? Yeah… They bounce the light around, create dimension and movement, and have convinced many previously lectured thirty somethings to ditch that sad rule of never using “shimmer.” Thank God. Our five year old inner selves get quite the rush when we see a new blend of color and light like the ones Becca does with honed expertise, and especially when we splash on the final touch to our makeup and get the glow going with that magical swipe…

All that to say, Becca’s done it again. Their newest highlighter release is the beautiful, sunny, copper laden wash; Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper. This highlighter stands apart from the rest with it bronze, pink, copper, and gold tones blended all in one. It looks quite strong in pigment in the compact, which by the way, is rose gold and steel – and way more fun to hold than the average compact. However, this could best be described as a wash of color. It’s easy to layer, and gets prettier with each layer. The rose tones and copper tones are just warm, prismatic confections that little by little build to your heart’s desire.


This highlighter makes an amazing eye shadow as well, for a pop of light on an otherwise complete eye, or all over as a wash – it’s gorgeous. Bonus: this smells like a really great body cream or something, it’s not too strong, but it has a nice simple fragrance that I found myself loving when I use it.