Getting that youthful glow back after 40 can be more complicated than you might imagine. I tend to be wooed by beautiful powder highlighters with their embossed designs and luscious compacts, but more often than not at a loss as how to apply them. I know I’m not alone, I’ve seen women my age looking like a costume from Dancing With The Stars or a shiny fishing lure. Hey, join the club–I’m the President. I adore the look of highlighters but so often they are too glittery, too grainy or too sparkly. That’s exactly why I adore BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors–they deliver the soft pearlized glow we all crave. Moonstone is the newest in BECCA’s line up. Moonstone is a stunning golden pearl that imparts a candlelit glow to the complexion.
Shimmering Skin Perfector is a sheer, lightweight water-based highlighter AND moisturizer that illuminates skin and diffuses imperfections. It contains ultra fine mica particles that reflect light as well as soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients. It doesn’t stop there–antioxidants A, B, C, and E guard against daily damage from free radicals and broad-spectrum SPF 20 + protects against 96% of UVA/UVB rays. We all know I have a weakness for multi-tasking products! A little dab will do ya–truly; the size of a grain of rice is all you need. And it’s easy to apply–no more glittery mess or adding bulk to your face with powder.
Speaking of application, my favorite way to use it is mixed with my foundation–just a dab mixed in and your skin looks radiant and softer–like looking through a soft focus lens. Most of us over 40 could use that! I’ve also used it instead of a moisturizer; in other words, layered all over my face underneath my foundation which works too. It can be used alone to highlight the brow bone, along cheekbones, on temples or on the cupids bow of the lip. In the summer, I think adding a touch to the shoulders or decolletage is very pretty. If you’re one of the lucky ones that don’t need a lot of coverage, use this as your moisturizer, dot concealer where you need it and set with a loose powder.
The texture is wonderful; it literally glides on the skin. I much prefer this to any powder highlighters I’ve tried. Becca Skin Perfectors are so natural looking; no one can tell you weren’t born with radiant beaming skin!
BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector’s are available in six shades. Pearl is a pearlized white, Opal is a peachy golden shade that bring a warmth to my pale skin, Gold, Topaz is a golden bronze, Bronze (self explanatory) and the new Moonstone, a lovely pale gold. Both Opal and Moonstone are good starting points for all skin tones.
Packaging is a sanitary 1.7 fl. oz. pump bottle. Shimmering Skin Perfector retails for $41 which is granted pricey. I think it’s worth every penny–you are getting a moisturizer and highlighter in one product and you need only the tiniest amount. I’ve had Topaz for over a year and am not even close to using it up so there is that.
Bottom Line: Ideal for women over 40 who want a dewy “lit from within” complexion, well suited for drier skin, with six shades, one is sure to be right for you.