The Best Beauty Deals Now Thru Cyber Monday

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Review, Photos, Swatches

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “golden bronze pearl.” It’s a rich, gold-shimmered, copper-brown with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, less warm-toned, powder. Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $45.00) is a powder, warmer, lighter. Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Close-Up #3 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery. Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer, powder. MAC Golden Elixir (LE, $31.00) is sheerer, liquid. theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is browner, powder. NARS Laguna (P, $39.00) is browner, less shimmery. MAC Gilty Bronze (LE, $29.50) is darker, less golden. MAC Global Glow (P, $30.00) is lighter, powder. Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is similar in color, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture is lightweight, moderately emollient, and creamy enough to blend out easily so you can achieve whatever opacity level you want but not so prone to sheering out that you can’t get opaque color. On fair to medium skin tones, this will add visible color and a shimmery luminosity to the skin, though you can blend it out enough where it adds only a slight bit of warmth. The finish is just glowing without being too dewy or shimmery, but it’s still noticeable. It’s very comparable in color to the Pressed version, though the Pressed appears more shimmery and reflective, giving it a lighter appearance overall. I don’t have the liquid (but I purchased it–just hasn’t arrived yet) to compare it to. As I mentioned in my initial review of this formula, the Pressed will give the highest shimmer coverage with excellent color coverage, while the Liquid is sheer and has the least shimmery finish (more of a dewy finish). It wore well on bare skin and lasted for eight hours before fading a bit. It also works patted or layered over foundation, and I would recommend using fingertips or a duo-fiber brush with a light-handed application, depending on what type of base products you have underneath.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

See more photos & swatches!

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured
Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • BeautylishFree shipping on $35+ orders, ends 12/31.
  • Nordstrom
    • Mascara madness -- buy 2, get the 3rd free on mascaras (shop here), starts 11/30 and ends 11/30.
    • Black Friday + Cyber Monday preview here, prices drop 11/27, starts 11/27 and ends 12/02.
    • Current gifts with purchases viewable here, ends 12/31.
  • Sephora30% off Algenist moisturizers, starts 11/27 and ends 12/02.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Maybelline Petunia Punk
  • Rose Riot
  • Hibiscus Heartbreak
  • Black Orchid
  • Hydrangea Hype Color Tattoo Eyeshadows; Gucci Forest Green Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Maybelline Citrus Evolution

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.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

58 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I am wearing it as a highlighter, not a full-on bronzer, so I didn’t wear it at full opacity! I definitely see it the warmth/brown-ish tint + sheen though.

Too dark for me, but glad this got an A rating, and an option for those with medium or darker skintones. Becca does highlighters well!

Yep..That’s the stuff. Looks gorgeous on you! I don’t yet own Topaz in any of the formulas.I have had it on my wishlist to get by the summer. I think I am going to get this! I am like drooling over your photos,lol.(not that way!) πŸ™‚
Oh wow! Looks as is Pear sold out already! Eek, hope it comes back soon! I am so grateful for permanent products!

As a fair person, I’m interested if it can be applied sheer (it looks nice on you). Powder bronzers are hard for me so I’m looking to try a liquid or cream one. I had my eye on the Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer–do you have any experience with that? Or can you recommend any other liquid/cream bronzers for fair skin off the top of your head?

Oh, yes, definitely! I’m wearing it semi-sheer in the photo and it’s a subtle warmth and sheen but I could have gone heavier and made it look like a bronzer on my skin tone. I haven’t tried Perricone products, sorry! I think Giorgio Armani might have a liquid bronzer that’s nice, but it’s huge and pricey!

Sounds great πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to your reviews of the rest of this line, as some of the other colors look appealing, too.

Of all the shades, this one seems to be the most versatile. Obviously, this would work well for deeper skintones, but I can see alot of light & medium skintones pulling it off, if only as a bronzer. I actually want to try it now, LOL! I don’t think I’d ever purchase it (I don’t do the “sun-kissed” look), but I’m really curious now.

Topaz can be too strong for me (pressed), so I didn’t think I’d LOVE this, especially after I swatched and it was like “Whoa! Pigment!” but I do. I think this one might be my favorite! But I haven’t tried Rose Gold yet…

That’s how I felt about the Pressed, as well. I’m also really curious now about Opal in this formula, as the Pressed can be too much (although I wear it as more of a blush than highlighter). I like the liquid formula, but find they’re too subtle for my tastes, so this formula looks ideal. I’m beginning to sound like Goldilocks, LOL!

Interesting. I expected the product to be way too dark, but it looks like it blends out beautifully.

Love your eye look too !!

Monica.

Would you recommend this more as a highlighter or a bronzer? It kind of seems if you applied this heavier, the shimmer would overpower you (if you were using it as a bronzer).

I WASN’T GOING TO DO IT CHRISTINE, but now I think I have to. Topaz is going to be a little dark on me, but I think one of the lighter counterparts will do well for me. I’m glad to see that there are more highlighters for the darker women and men that want to get some glow going on, though.

I’m super fair but after seeing this I think I will pick it up to use it to warm and bronze up my complexion in the summer. Especially knowing how good the formula is

Hi Christine! I’m fairly new to makeup and I have a question! I have a light-medium skin tone (like you) and would you use it as more of a bronzer or a highlighter? If used as a highlighter, wouldn’t it be defying the purpose of a “highlight”?

I think highlighters can be colored, so if you just applied it to the high points of the face, you would still get the sheen/reflection of any highlighter. If you applied it more as a bronzer or blush, then it will be more like both or more like a shimmery bronzer/blush! For me, I would use it as as a shimmery bronzer but concentrate it on the high points after initially sheering it out for all-over color on the cheeks!

This looks terrifying in the pan! I am very surprised how sheer it looks on you (and gorgeous as well). I’ll have to keep my eyes open for these.

Okay, my type of bronzer! Sad to say I looked at the ingredients and waay too much wax and such even for a powder product to consider putting it on my acne-prone face. However, I’ll buy it anyway for special occasions and for my dΓ©colletage area

This would be such a beautiful highlighter on those with darker skin!! Now those with darker skin tones won’t have to worry about going overboard with the white/champagne highlights that are on the market. I don’t use bronzers at all or else I would definitely be tempted by this product, it looks super versatile for a huge range of skin tones.

This will probably be a little too dark on me even with a light hand but I’m so glad that Becca has offered this option for medium to deeper skin tones. πŸ™‚

Christine you were right! This is GORGEOUS on the skin. Best bronzer ever. I was rather disappointed at the size of the package-much smaller than I expected for nearly $40.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! πŸ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!