Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Review, Photos, Swatches

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector PressedBecca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is described as a “soft luminescent white.” It’s a pale, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. Becca Pearl (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). OFRA Glazed Donut (P, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Pearl (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Icy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). NYX Liquid Prism (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Ciate Rainbow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Fashion Show (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Worthy (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop S'il Vous Play (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Glow Watcher (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Luna (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Strobe White (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I reviewed this previously when it was released in the Champagne Glow palette, but I had noticed (or felt) that the consistency of the powders in the palette was slightly drier compared to the permanent versions I had (of the existing two shades in the palette). I know that a lot of readers have been eagerly awaiting Pearl in powder form, so I figured I would check it out. I do think the standalone version is smoother, but the standalone version is also slightly more shimmery (just slightly, though!). The texture was still softer than the majority of the Pressed range, and worth noting, it is 0.25 oz. compared to the 0.28 oz. size of the other shades. It can emphasize pores if I am not careful with the application–the palette version was more forgiving in that aspect. On me, the highlighter wore for eight hours.

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Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
On eyes:
  • Laura Geller Nude Delectables Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Cocoa Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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This is very pretty, and cool enough and light enough for me, and I think I will try it, although maybe in the liquid form. There seem to be so few cool-toned highlighters out there, and I don’t want one that’s obviously pink. I use cheek products, and especially highlighter, so sparingly, that I’ve just been using what’s come in cheek palettes — Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight or Hourglass Incandescent Light mostly. And they’re both very nice products, but I wonder if I might use a highlighter more if I had one that matched my cool undertones. I haven’t bought Hourglass Ethereal Light because it would take me at least twenty years to use it up at my current rate of highlighter consumption. The liquid BECCA product would be more versatile, since I could mix it with base products that I like except that the finish is too matte for me… just kind of thinking out loud, here…

The BECCA liquid highlighter bottle is huge, so I think it’d be hard to finish before it goes bad, being a liquid formulation. The effect it gives is subtle but very natural, like the skin is illuminated from within, rather than an obvious shimmery highlight. I like it mixed with foundation but unfortunately, it lowers the staying power for me and emphasizes pores and dry patches 🙁

Irene, thanks for the ‘heads up’. If I do decide to try the liquid, I think I’ll get it from my local ULTA, where they’re great about letting me return/exchange things that don’t work out for me. I really like that ‘lit from within glow’ look.

With a light hand or fan brush, I think it’d be just fine, but it can totally get to be quite metallic like most of the Becca SSPs!

Even though this is super light, and very cool-toned, it’s got me wondering whether it could work on us warmer, darker peeps out here if used for some *lightly* applied strobing? Although truthfully, the lightest I’ve been able to pull off so far is LM Matte Highlight 01! And yet…still curious ?

I am a very pale gal, so I just had to get this. And I have to say, I’m in love! It’s the perfect highlight shade when you really want to dazzle. Just be careful, because you can go overboard quick. But I like a heavy highlight. Hehe.

Really pretty. I already have Pearl in both the liquid (absolute favorite “no makeup” highlighter, great for inconspicuous strobing or for a genuinely natural looking all over dewy finish) and the poured (more travel/purse friendly, better for higher impact shine), so getting this would feel like overkill but it’s very cute! I’m thinking I’ll try MAC Luna for my next white highlighter, just because I favor cream highlighters in general. Too bad though, IME MAC’s CCBs slide around and fade out in a fraction of the time any of Becca’s cheek products do, and I’m sure this powder version wears like a comparative champ.

Luna is a gorgeous one! I find that Luna/Pearl from the CCB range a little longer-wearing than some of the CCBs but it depends on your skin type!

I like it, but I stay away from products when you say it can emphasize pores. I don’t need mine any more visable than they are.
Lovely sheen from this one, I can see this becoming a favourite among those with less obvious pores.

I’m kind of glad I have the palette version for now. I too noticed that the champaign glow powder in the pan was slightly stiffer than the full size one. But all the shades worked well. I very rarely bust out a pure white highlighter, but I love having one for mixing so when I run out of the small pan I’ll pick this one up.

I love the liquid, but it’s big and hard to dispense the right amount every time. I’ll swatch it next time i’m in the store!

I’m so glad this scored so well. The minute sephora advised me that this was available I placed an order for it! I should be getting it on wednesday. I can’t wait! It looks so beautiful. I don’t mind the shimmer, I have rms living luminizer that is quite nice and light enough for me, but it just doesn’t last.

Hi Christine! What are your thoughts on how this compares to Anastasia Starlight? I was surprised to not see it on the Dupe list. My pale Irish self is excited for all of these lighter highlight shades 🙂

Hope you and your family have a great holiday season!

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