Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors: Comparisons, Swatches, & Application Tips

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is available in three forms: liquid, cream, and pressed powder. Here’s how I would describe each formula:

  • Original (Liquid) has the most slip with a thin, almost water-like consistency that spreads very well over even dry patches and mixes easily with other products (like liquid foundation, moisturizer, etc.). Best for anyone who likes a dewy sheen with less shimmer and visible color, best for all-over luminosity (I prefer mixing in with a liquid foundation). Due to the pump mechanism, it is harder to get a very small amount out (if I want to
  • Poured (Cream) has nearly opaque color coverage with a stronger sheen than the liquid version. It has a thin texture that doesn’t feel wet or tacky on the skin, spreads and blends out very well so sheerer coverage is totally possible.
  • Pressed (Powder) has nearly opaque color coverage with the strongest sheen and the most noticeable shimmer particles (I wouldn’t describe them as noticeable, only relative to the other two formulations). I find it easiest to over-apply and then have the finish emphasize pores with the powder version.

When deciding, I would think about what types of products you use most often and what level of coverage you would want to have most of the time. If you have drier skin, you may prefer the liquid or cream versions. If you have oilier skin, the cream or powder versions may appeal more. If you don’t like a lot of shimmer or want something that can easily be used all-over, I think the liquid is best. If you love shimmer and the more reflective the better, the powder is an excellent choice. I think the colors are fairly consistent across the board, particularly once applied to the skin, with the liquid versions giving the least amount of color due to their deliberately sheer quality.

  • MOONSTONE: The liquid version is the sheerest, while the cream version is slightly yellower and more pigmented than the liquid and powder versions. The powder is the most reflective.
  • OPAL: All three are very similar in color, though the powder appears a smidgen darker and has a higher sheen with the most noticeable color.
  • PEARL: This is only offered in liquid and cream form at this time. Both versions have identical color to me with the cream version being more pigmented and giving a greater effect on the skin.
  • ROSE GOLD: The cream version is slightly darker with a smoother sheen, whereas the liquid and powder versions are nearly the same in color but offer different opacities, and the powder version is more metallic on the skin.
  • TOPAZ: The actual color is consistent across all three, but you’ll notice that the cream and powder versions are much, much more intense due to being a lot more pigmented. The cream version offers the smoothest sheen, while the powder version has a more shimmery finish.

Price Comparison

  • Original (Liquid) — $41/1.7 fl. oz. or $24.12 per (fluid) ounce.
  • Poured (Cream) $38/0.19 oz. or $200.00 per ounce.
  • Pressed (Powder) $38/0.28 oz. or $135.71 per ounce.

Application Tips

  • Original (Liquid) — I prefer mixing with other products, whether moisturizer or liquid foundation for an all-over glow, usually one pump. For more concentrated application, I’ll try to pump the tiniest amount out and pat over the area with my fingertip, then skim the fingertip in small circles using just the edge of the finger pad (less contact). I’ve used it over and under foundation, but if I’m using it all-over under foundation, I’d rather mix it as I think the results are more cohesive.
  • Poured (Cream) — It works well on bare skin or over liquid foundation from my experience. I like using duo fiber or stippling brushes gently swirled in the compact, then lightly patted in three places along the cheek bone for initial lay-down of color, and then blend by swirling in feathery circular motions. Fingertips are also excellent for blending out the color once you’ve applied the initial amount.
  • Pressed (Powder) — I reach for my least dense, most feathery brushes for applying these to get more of a luminous sheen of a finish than a really intense metallic sheen. For example, I applied all of the pressed powders with a fan brush for this post. Even a fan brush will still yield color and pigment, but it helps keep the shimmer at a luminous level that doesn’t emphasize pores. If you ever feel like you’ve gone over-board, dust a translucent or setting powder (in your skin tone) over, which will minimize some of the shimmer (and color, if you use a colored powder) but will not take it all away.

Links to Full Reviews

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed with Translucent Powder

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector — Liquid, Poured, Pressed

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed