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Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette
Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette

Light Waves

Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette ($34.00 for 0.27 oz.) includes three highlighters–two we’ve seen before and one new to the palette (Pink Sapphire)–housed in a slim, plastic palette. I found the quality of the three shades to be fairly good with the two previously-released shades performing on par with the full-sized versions I have, while the weakest shade was the new shade, Pink Sapphire, as it wasn’t quite as pigmented as the other shades but built up and applied well that I imagine most won’t have any issues with it.


01/03

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Moonstone

Moonstone is a soft, yellowed gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to apply and to blend out on the skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly. The texture was just slightly less creamy compared to the full-sized product I have.

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.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Paraffin, Microcrystalline Wax, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene, Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035).

01/04

Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pink Sapphire Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Pink Sapphire

Pink Sapphire is a medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a peach-to-pink shifting sheen. It looked more pink-toned when applied to my skin at most angles but could look warmer and more of a peach-copper coloring at times. The consistency was soft, slightly more loosely pressed in the pan, and it wasn’t as pigmented as most of the shades in the formula. The pigmentation was buildable on the skin, and it blended out without issue. It wore well for eight hours on me.

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.

Ingredients

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, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake).

01/04

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Prismatic Amethyst

Prismatic Amethyst is a bright, pink-tinted white with a metallic sheen. It had a subtle, iridescent sheen to it that made it shift from pink to lavender. The consistency was soft, smooth, and silky and was in line to the full-sized product. The highlighter had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin, blended out well, and did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

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.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Paraffin, Microcrystalline Wax, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene, Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Huda #FauxFilter Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Dusk Till Dawn Shadow Kit
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
  • ColourPop Wishful Thinking Pressed Powder Shadow
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Rebel Vice Lipstick

Product Availability

Becca Highlighter Palette $34.00/0.27 OZ.
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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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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This is a handy little highlighting trio palette – some of the most popular shades with the pink saphire in there for a touch of colour. It’s also good to see that the shades used previously are of the same quality as in the past too.

So many brands are coming out with this trio of pale gold, pink and peach/orange highlighter trios or in a palette right now. It’s not new but the trend had been kicked off with Lime Crime Hi-Light Opal this year. lol

I’d say wait for swatches on both because one might work better for your skin tone over another. At least with this one I know I love Moonstone in it. I’m still going to try ignore these….

Good point!!!! I read a few reviews of the KVD pallet on Sephora, and a few said they’re pretty glittery. For me, that’s fine for eyes but I definitely don’t want glittery cheeks.

Moonstone and Prismatic Amethyst can definitely work on fair skin people. 😉 Moonstone is my HG daily highlighter.

Pink Sapphire would be more like a blush when compared to the dupes I have of it.

Even though I like this trio, I am beginning to feel that I may easily have enough highlighterto last me clear up until my skin becomes too textured to use it anymore! Strangely, it’s Pink Sapphire that I like most for its actual color.

thank god a Becca palette with no opal I have so many of those + plus full size. I will never be out of opal! Quick question, which retailer did you buy this from? I tried searching ulta and sephora but no luck. I tried using your link for “where to buy” but it only took me to the individual retailers home page but not the actual item.

Hi Sue,

This is from Becca directly! The links aren’t customized by the item under where to buy, just the retailers the brand is available at, because the individual URLs can change quite a bit over time!

It’s good to read that the 2 shades are as good as their full sized counterparts (so often in these holiday or value releases, the quality isn’t as good as the permanent products).

Just received this in the mail today. I love this. I am impressed with all 3 shades. Pink sapphire is definitely a blush shade on me, and I love it as that. I seriously have no regrets.

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