Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38.00 for 1.5 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle over a bright, metallic sheen. This particular shade seemed to have slightly larger shimmer/sparkle particles compared to most of the permanent range. The sheerer the application, the more noticeable the sparkles were.
The highlighter yielded opaque color coverage in a single pump, which was more than enough product for applying to cheeks and the like (you might want to tap the pump to get less than a full pump in that instance) and one to two pumps worked well for highlighting the body. The consistency was fluid without being too watery–like a thin, lightweight gel–which spread easily across my skin.
It had a more noticeable dry down when applied to my collarbones or arm, as I was able to really spread out and blend out the product over a large area, but I didn’t feel like I was able to diffuse it enough on my cheekbones so there was a touch of tackiness present as a face highlighter. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading/migrating slightly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$38.00/1.5 oz. - $25.33 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have a "super concentrated" glow that can be used on "face and body" with a "crystal-gel" texture that is "transfer and water resistant." The key is knowing it is a very pigmented, high-shine, and glowing liquid highlighter, and they might suggest "one pump" for highlighting the face, I'm here to tell you to barely tap to expel a fraction of a pump. I think one pump would be more product than most need for the face alone.
The coverage can sheer out to more semi-sheer to medium if applied with a stippling brush and more medium to semi-opaque coverage if applied with a fingertip, but the product applied evenly to bare skin as well as over liquid foundation as it didn't lift it up. The texture was fluid and smooth--definitely like a lightweight gel--that was easy to work with.
The formula wore well for eight to nine hours on the high points of my face as a highlighter with minimal movement/fading, but I didn't feel like it fully dried down when I used it as a cheek highlighter. As a body highlighter, it was easier to work it over a larger area and feel the product dry down, but there was still a bit of transfer if I pressed my fingertip to my arm but resistant enough that it didn't immediately come off on clothes.
It has a heavier scent that smelled of sweet coconut, a hint of pineapple with a floral undercurrent. The scent is noticeable when applied, whether on body or on face, and it lingers, so it is fairly potent. As long as the scent isn't a deal-breaker, it is a gorgeous take on liquid highlighter if you like a high-shine, glowing finish that has finer pearl.
As a note: This is really not comparable--other than it also being in the liquid highlighter category--to the now-discontinued Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid. The Ignite formula is significantly more pigmented and more intense in its glow/shine/shimmer effect.
Browse all of our Becca Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter swatches.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopheryl Acetate, Bht, Tocopherol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)].
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