Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Review, Photos, Swatches

Gradient Glow

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) mixes to yield a light-medium, peach gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. The compact contains a strip of each of the following Shimmering Skin Perfectors: Bronzed Amber, Moonstone, Opal, Rose gold, and Topaz. I don’t find the size of each strip to be conducive to using any one shade on its own on the cheeks (you’d need a small eye brush), but feasibly, one could get a slightly richer, warmer result by focusing on the top half or a slightly pinker, light-medium in depth result using the lower half. It was, of course, easiest to use swirled together.

The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable without being powdery or too densely-packed in the pan. It applied evenly to my cheekbones, diffused with minimal effort, and yielded a noticeable sheen but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had good color coverage, but the softness of the powder made it easy to diffuse for sheerer coverage or be used with a lighter hand for less coverage from the get-go. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.25 oz. - $152.00 Per Ounce

The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula is described as having an "ultra-reflective shine" with a "creamy" texture that "applies seamlessly." In general, the texture of the highlighters is incredibly smooth, silky, and finely-milled with frosted to metallic finishes and the occasional more sparkly finish. They tend to have a high-shine, more metallic finish and are a stronger highlighter, so they are going to be best suited to someone who likes an obvious highlight over a very subtle one. That being said, with a fan brush and a deft hand, one could certainly achieve a subtler, all-over luminosity as well, but if one takes a typical, tapered highlighting brush, there will be quite a bit of pigment and highlight on the skin. I find that some shades can emphasize the look of pores slightly to moderately, depending on application. They tend to last between eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed swatches.


Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green).

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Gradient Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

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Product Availability

Becca Gradient Glow $38.00/0.25 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs Fantascene Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
On lips:
  • Sephora Warm Nude Cream Lip Stain

About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Becca knows how to do highlighter just right. Rich sheen, but no texture emphasis. Something I never had an issue with until I switched from Lancôme Teint Idole to Fenty ProFilt’r. Now, I see “it”.

I NEED this oh my GOSH!!! I’m really close to your skin tone Christine, And I’m LIVING for how this looks on you!

I really love this. I am not sure about the shade as it might pull a bit too orange for me but I would like to give it a try. I am headed to town in two weeks so I will check it out then, assuming it gets to Montana by then! My daughter and I are always remarking about how long it takes for things to arrive in stores here.

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