Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter
Becca Gratitude Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter

Gratitude

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).

Formula Overview

$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.

Ingredients

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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About the Reviewer

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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Since all my dupes are considerably deeper, I may just think hard about getting this. I love that it has a slight pink shift to it! It gives it a lovely softness.

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