Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Review, Photos, Swatches, Comparisons

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “soft white gold with pinky peach undertones.” It’s a brightened, light-medium gold with warm, orange-y undertones and a frosted sheen. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter. Sephora Collection Jubilant (21) (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter. NARS Tribulation (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler. Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. L’Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Frenzy (Left) (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker. MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed is supposed to be a “creamy powder luminizer” that gives a “superb natural glow.” In general, I think Becca’s highlighters have a really great, soft and smooth consistency with excellent color payoff and a high-shimmer finish. It’s not a highlighter for those who like their highlight subtle, as it is very bright and reflective unless you use a light hand. Champagne Pop is soft, blendable, and easy to apply with good pigmentation that can be sheered out or applied at full intensity. I find it can emphasize the skin’s natural texture at times, so it depends on the application. I like using a fan brush or a feathery, less dense highlighting blush to get a luminous glow that looks good without compromising the way the skin’s texture looks. On me, it wore for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

If you already have Moonstone and Opal, the two layered together look identical to this. I would argue that Champagne Pop has a stronger sheen and has a few slightly larger shimmer particles in it (it seems almost looser in the pan, though not really dry or powdery). You can also see my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Guide for all things Becca highlighters. Towards the end of the post, you’ll find swatch comparisons between the three as well as Moonstone and Opal layered and swatched next to Champagne Pop.

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Unblended: Moonstone, Champagne Pop, Opal

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Blended out: Moonstone, Champagne Pop, Opal

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Moonstone layered over Opal vs. Champagne Pop

Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Champagne Pop (top), Moonstone (left), Opal (right)

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Dark Green Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty #007 Lip Lab Lipstick


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Tracie Avatar

AGHHH!!! I knew this was going to be Moonstone and Opal combined!!! Lol! I got caught up into the hype and promotion probably could’ve done without this.

xamyx Avatar

Jaclyn mentioned somewhere that she had her sister in mind when she created this shade, and in her sister’s review, she mentioned she always mixed the 2, and always wished there was something in-between. After reading that, I figured I’d wait until it was released in-store, or was able to at least see a few more swatches. It apparently released early in Sephora/JCP stores, but mine was already sold out yesterday, and they hadn’t even gotten a chance to make a tester. Needless to say, I’m glad I held off, as I already have Opal & Moonstone, and I highly doubt I’ll ever get through those, LOL! Because of the petrolatum, I use them sooo rarely, and the *tiniest* amount is actually needed…

jenn Avatar

I only have rose gold so I’m excited to use champagne pop. It should be here Monday πŸ™‚ I like that it’s not too light or too peach, perfect time for my pale skin with my light simmer tan.

Nicole Avatar

I’m a total sucker for highlighters, as you know. I had told myself I wasn’t going to get this. But, I couldn’t resist, lol. I even made a mental note to pull off on short road trip so I could place the order on my phone! I can see the mixing similarity. But, I already ordered it. Thanks for the tip- I will surely be using a fan brush n this one!

monica Avatar

I don’t have any Becca powder highlighers, and I’m glad I picked this up.
I know my biggest concern before I saw swatches was how similar it was to my favorite highligher, The Balm Mary Lou, and it’s not the same at all. I don’t think I have any peachy highlighers in my collection.

kdrake31 Avatar

How does Champagne Pop compare to last summer’s limited edition Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Sandstone? I am so bummed that I ordered two. Damn. I was hoping that Champagne Pop would be darker than Opal, not lighter.

Amanda Avatar

I have Sandstone and decided to pick up Champagne Pop since it’ll only by my 2nd highlighter I own! If I do one swipe too many, Sandstone (mixed) can look muddy on my light-med. skin tone, so I’m hoping for that more gold effect that I’m seeing above. I haven’t received Champagne Pop in the mail yet so of course I cant say for sure.
I did see a comparison between the BB Sandstone Shimmer Brick and Opal here which may help:

I feel like Sandstone pulls more bronze (like actual bronzed metal) than gold.

Christine, here ya go:

Kalli Avatar

I’ve always wavered deciding between Opal and Moonstone and I think Champagne Pop is perfect! I think this will be my first Becca highlighter purchase!

Lotus Avatar

I LOVE it! It reminds me of what Benefit’s Watt’s Up looks like on me, but it’s great layered or as a shadow! It’s a beaming highlighter that pills out my cool peachy pink tones instead of making them golden or skin color, or my traditional much lighter ones, so I got exactly what I thought it would be and I’m very happy! So perfect on eyes, I can’t even… The shift of color is amazing for my skin color, eyes, hair, and just works! Also, I’ve noticed anytime this item becomes unavailable, it is restocked eventually, so Becca & JH REALLY covered everyone here! Yes I “hoard” highlighters.. They are multipurpose and ethereal! If this is still around I may grab a few more! My skin is very thin w/color being the fairest olive/peachy white whilst having very cool undertones. MAC Lightscapade veining is basically me. Yes I have all the MSF LE like Whisper of Guilt and such, but they always had a disappointing bronzing effect which made me only use on eyes or blend with something else. This is actually LIGHT enough with ENOUGH dimension to pull out all of those complimentary colors in Lightscapade, my face. Very well done in my book. I’d like to see the days of minis occur. Where everything is available in smaller sizes for reasonably less money so we can spend less using only what we need, aka Armani tints.. And these babies tiny would give more people a chance to afford and play. That’s my only caveat. Prices. Oo and I saw some comments saying this won’t work for darker skinned ebony goddesses but sheer it out!!!! You WILL be amazed the color it pulls out and then highlights! <3 XOXO

xamyx Avatar

I think they’re taking a ride on the “manufactured-hype-bandwagon”, and I won’t be surprised if this ends up at ULTA… It’s nothing short of “amazing” how fast this gets “restocked”, LOL!

As for those with deeper skintones, there are images floating around the internet that shows swatches on 6 different skintones, from the fairest ivory to the deepest ebony!

Ishita Avatar

Hey Hi.. If one needs to get one between Opal and champeigne pop which one would you suggest? I prefer subtle highlighting!!… My skintone is NC 30 in MAC foundations. Thanks

Lotus Avatar

Ishita, hi! What you’re looking for might be Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in the shade Luminous! It will give you a more subtle effect that lasts well and the color is basically a beautiful blend of the two. I hope that helps. πŸ™‚

Shelley Avatar

I don’t own any Becca highlighters so I’m glad I purchased this one on Thursday. I do own theBalm’s Mary Louminizer, so I think this will make a nice addition to my collection.

Beti Avatar

It may be moonstone and opal combined but that’s $78 plus to buy both so if you don’t have either then why not? I am excited to check it out.

Beti Avatar

Christine I completely understand and I value and thank you for your great reviews. But curiosity got the best of me so you guessed it I went to my local sephora and I am now owner to Opal and moonstone!! now I’m waiting for Champagne Pop what can I say you can’t have to many highlighters.

Erica Avatar

TFS Christine. Frankly, this doesn’t look like it would compliment my NC50 cheeks. More importantly, I’m holding on to my coins and notes for the Nordstrom anniversary sale next week and the upcoming Fall/Holiday collections.

xamyx Avatar

Have you tried Topaz? That one seems to be popular amongst those on the deeper end of the spectrum! Also, Cover FX illuminators tend to work well.

Ali's Gigi Avatar

Went to local Georgia Sephora yesterday afternoon after already ordering this online. Love and behold they already had some in the store, that VIB Rouge paid in full. Brought that baby home yesterday. πŸ™‚ It is gorgeous for a dramatic pop and sheen of glow. Love it.

Janneke Avatar

So happy I ordered this! I always wanted a becca highlight but it’s difficult to get to Europe. Thankfully I could order together with my friends! Can’t wait to get it!
And I love how it’s suitable for many skintones, i’m as fair as Jacklyns sister so i know for sure it’s suitable for me πŸ™‚

Zee B Avatar

I was on the fence about this one because I already have more highlighters than I need and the fact that it is limited edition put some added pressure but now that I see that I could achieve the same effect with two of the highlighters from their permanent line, I feel like I can calmly let this one pass. Thank Christine for the great review!

Beti Avatar

I was debating if I should get this or not since I already have Opal and a liquid version of Moonstone but at the end I got it. Hopefully it will look as good on me as it looks on you πŸ™‚

Erin Ortiz Avatar

I ordered this yesterday and am actually breathing a sigh of relief to see that it’s lighter than opal. I’m the lightest/coolest of skin tones so I was really nervous it was going to be really dark. I usually wait for your review first but I thought it would sell out online faster πŸ˜‰

Loren Avatar

I picked this up yesterday and I am really glad I did! Of course I love Jaclyn Hill and I love BECCA, so it was a no brainer. I wasn’t sure it was the wises purchase, but I feel better about it now. I have Opal but not Moonstone, as I felt Moonstone was too light and white tones (whitish gold). Having Opal, I am sure I didn’t REALLY need Champagne Pop either! lol but they are different enough and I like that Champagne Pop looks peachier. I am really excited to receive this and try it out! And thank goodness I don’t have Moonstone too, lol! Thanks for the gorgeous and informative comp!!

Jill Avatar

I lucked out and somehow managed to finally order this online despite Sephora’s website being uncooperative. It really reminds me of some other highlighter I have…I’ll have to dig through my stash to figure it out.

Georgia Avatar

I’m confused! Is the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment lighter or darker? You’re saying it’s both!

Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter.
Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker.

Bb Avatar

So none of the Colour pop highlighters look like it eh? There are so many colors you’d think there might be a similar one.

Nancy T Avatar

I wasn’t expecting to love this….BUT I DO!!! Catch is, it’ll probably be gone in a New York minute, though, so it’s doubtful I’ll be getting my paws on this. Gotta tell you, this one gives you a gorgeous, sunny glow!

Alysa Avatar

Mine should arrive Monday! Moonstone works better than Opal for my extremely fair skin, but I own both because highlighters are my biggest weakness when it comes to makeup. I will probably never go through those two, but I could not resist ordering Champagne Pop as well. Highlighters get me every time. I don’t regret it though. It looks beautiful, and I’m sure I will be tempted to bathe in it. I NEVER regret purchasing a highlighter. I allow myself that one weakness. πŸ™‚

xamyx Avatar

I have an addiction to highlighters, as well, but the fact these contain both talc & mineral oil helped me resist! I have Opal & Moonstone, and as beautiful as both are, I just can’t bring myself to use them as often as I’d like, so I’ll have both for a while…

It boggles my mind to see powder products that contain mineral oil, and at a certain pricepoint, such cheap ingredients really should be replaced with more quality ingredients-especially when sooo many DS brands are omitting them!

Lotus Avatar

I’m highly allergic to petroleum products and I’ve used these for decades without problems! That’s the difference between high cosmetic grade and insufficiently tiny amounts in the product. πŸ˜€

xamyx Avatar

I haven’t had any immediate reaction to it, but since I cut it out completely for about a year back in 2012, and use it only on occasion, I’ve noticed the texture of my skin & pore size has been noticeably improved. I just picked up the Milani Face & Body Baked Bronzer in 01, and it seems similar enough to Champagne Pop that it’s not worth stressing to get ahold of-and it’s talc- & petroleum-free, at 1/4 the price…

NelleShoeGirl Avatar

I’m so glad you confirmed my suspicions! The first time I saw pics of Champagne Pop swatched between Moonstone and Opal I thought, “hmm, that looks like they just mixed the two colors”. I already own both, so I just did my own swatches and it looks just like the swatch picture Becca posted on Instagram. Yay! $38 saved! πŸ˜‰

Lori Avatar

I am a marketers dream… I have Opal and I certainly didn’t need this but I gave into the hype and bought it. I haven’t received it in the mail yet but I already think I’ll need to return it. So silly it certainly doesn’t seem all that unique and different to me. I saw it on Jaclyn’s cheeks and boom… Bought it. Bah! Thanks so much for this review and the comparisons, Christine! Still my fav. blogger! I check your site first over any other when I pop on the internet every day πŸ™‚

Jen Avatar

We can’t get it in Ireland πŸ™ after reading your review I’ll be mixing the other two and I won’t feel left out lol

Lotus Avatar

If you are fair/pale complexion, there is a stark difference between Opal & Champagne Pop, and especially the combination of Opal & Moonstone compared to Champagne Pop. I don’t think that was a fair statement to out out there without disclosure of your personal coloring, Christine. It’s quite misleading.

Christine Avatar

You can see my skin tone in my photos right here in the post between my arm and my face — I’m not hiding anything nor being “misleading,” and anyone is welcome to ask for what my current foundation shade is if they need something specific. Or, you could read the “about us” and learn more about my skin and coloring. As always, my review is based on my experience and observations, and of course, my skin type, skin tone, environment, and so forth, which is why I have always invited readers to share their experience — but there is no need to make accusations. I invite you to provide more useful insight as to how they differ on you, which would help other readers, while being respectful to me and others on the blog.

xamyx Avatar

Jaclyn Hill has stated herself, as has her sister (who is quite fair), that Champagne Pop was a cross between the two. Her sister had always mixed the 2, and Jaclyn recommend doing so to those who can’t get Champagne Pop due to geographic location, so I’ll take their words for it. Even in Chrisine’s side-by-side swatches, it’s obvious they’re nearly identical.

Amanda Avatar

Out of curiosity, why does there need to disclose her coloring when she shows how it looks on her in full in a photo? I happened to notice today by chance that he “About Us” section of this site also notes details about Christine’s coloring as well.

I have no intention of starting an argument with you Lotus, I just genuinely want to understand what you felt the issue was. Did you think this needed to be pointed out in writing?

Giselle Avatar

Hi Christine!
I’m a makeup newbie and I’m not sure what highlighter is rookie friendly. I’m about your complexion. Would you recommend this highlighter to a beginner?

Christine Avatar

Hey Giselle,

Could you tell me more about your skin type? Becca’s highlighters are easy to blend out, because they’re really soft and smooth, but they are also very pigmented and they always lean towards emphasizing pores if I am not careful about application/how much I apply. I don’t feel like I have huge pores, so I don’t think I unduly obsess over mine, but they get into that territory sometimes. But if you worry about pore size or have drier cheeks, you might want something subtler or even liquid/cream based (Becca has both liquid/cream as wlel). Do you know if you prefer something high-shine or subtler?

You might want to go drugstore and see how you like your highlighters first, before splashing out on a higher-end one like this!

Giselle Avatar

Thank you for your response! I have combination skin (normal and oily on my T-zone) I don’t feel that I have large pores the only thing I obsess about is my nose getting oily (I’m constantly blotting or tapping my nose with the back of my hand).
I tried out my sister’s Mally cream highlighter. I liked that it was subtle and I was able to build it up for more shine but didn’t like that it was kind of hard for me to blend out. I finally decided to use my fingers and it worked better than the brush to blend it out. I like the amount of shine that you have in the picture. I feel that it’s perfect and is what I want to go for. What drugstore brand do you recommend? I would like something that can give me a nice glow (I’ll keep in mind to use a light hand and build it up to my preference) Again thank you for your help!! I have taken your opinion on a lot of products and have been so happy with everything that I bought so far!

xamyx Avatar

You can also try Maybelline Master Hi-Light in Nude or Light Bronze. I’m in the NC 15 range, and both are more of a highlight on me. I also just tried the Milani Tantastic Face & Body Bronzer in 01 (the lightest one), and it just gives the faintest hint of color. However, the Milani is a bit pricier, and has a tiny hint of sparkle, whereas the Maybelline is a bit cheaper, and often goes on sale (especially at ULTA).

If you have access to Sonia Kashuk, the stick highlighters are nice, too, and aren’t as emollient as many other brands.

Diane Avatar

Hi, can you please compare charlotte tilbury’s filmstar bronze and glow highlighter to champagne pop? I’m tempted to get champagne pop but I don’t use highlighters enough to justify buying very similar? Thanks!

Mindy Avatar

It’s so pretty but I keep going back and forth because I know for sure I want Anastasia’s ‘So Hollywood’.. How does champagne pop compare to mac soft & gentle?

KR7 Avatar

I own, what I believe, are dupes. I really feel like Colourpop Wisp and Wet N Wild Hollywood Boulevard are so, so close that on the face, no one could tell a difference. I wore the Hollywood Boulevard on one side of my face and the Champagne Pop on the other side and could not tell that they were different highlighters. There was a lot of hype around this release and in the end, it wasn’t really that unique or special, especially when you can get a drugstore dupe for $5! Thank you for posting all the swatches! Very helpful!

Debbie Avatar

I’m not sure how you managed to review this without mentioning that it was created in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill (Other than showing her name in the picture of the product) It’s almost as if you ignored that part of the product. Jaclyn created it to be a blend between opal and moonstone because if you watch her channel – she mixes the two products together anyway … but your photos were really nice!

Christine Avatar

My focus is on products, not the collaborators – you’ll find I am the same with products from other collaborations, such as MAC’s designers or celebrity spokespersons unless there’s some personal connection that makes sense to mention (often for disclosure). Our original announcement of the post mentioned Jaclyn Hill more strongly as a collaborator, as it was introducing the product, but this is a review, so the focus is on the product and its performance πŸ™‚

Molly Avatar

Help Christine!

So I’m a very fair person, usually buying porcelain shade foundations. That being said, I want to purchase a Becca Highliter, but I have no clue what color to buy! Im torn in between moonstone and champagne pop. I really want a more light goldiness shimmer, something healthy rather than a silver, white highlighter. Please help!

Jennifer Avatar

Hi Christine!

I have Mac soft and Gentle and Laura Mercier highlight 01. I am deciding whether or not i should pick up champagne pop or mary lou manizer. I have olive toned skin. Between those two highlighters and the ones i already have, which do you recommend i pick up? Is it better to have a highlight thats lighter than your natural skin tone?

Christine Avatar

I think either would work for you, Jennifer! This one leans a little more orange, and Mary Lou is going to be yellower/more golden – you may find Champagne Pop more differentiating than the Soft & Gentle and 01 (but I don’t think I have that, so I’m going off of what I think it looks like).

Lauren Avatar

I’m glad i didn’t have any other Becca highlighters when I bought champagne pop (the price tag threw me off but I made an exception for Jaclyn and I’m glad I did) I think I could cross moonstone off my wish list now but I still think moonstone is different and I definitely want to try it. Maybe i’ll get opal in the poured to try liquid highlighting. Thanks for the comparison!

Christine Avatar

No problem, Lauren! I don’t think that Moonstone is that similar to Champagne Pop, so if you really like it, I doubt it would be redundant! It is also a great idea to vary the formula and color, so you’ll have a full arsenal of highlighters πŸ˜€

Mandy Avatar

Hi Christine! This is beautiful on you!
I do not have any highlighters at all – my favorite blush is Clinique melon pop and I wear YSL Touche Γ©clat foundation in B10 – will this be too dark for me? Thanks!

Celeste Avatar

I’m taking pictures and I’m debating on whether or not this will photograph well keeping in mind that it is very pigmented. I’m between an NC15 and NC20 (I mix both foundations together with oily skin.

Do you think this would be a good investment for me? Should I go with this shade or another one?

Ashley Avatar

I bought it and it looks so yellow on me. Perhaps because I already have a very yellow undertone but I can not stand it. I’m trying to love it because of the price I paid though πŸ™

Cassandra Avatar

So beautiful and looks so natural on you! I have a question, what would you say is the best WARM golden highlighter? I find that most gold highlighters are too washed out. Are there any ones that resemble UD half baked that look good on the skin? Would half baked eye shadow be okay to highlight with or too glittery?

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