Afterglow Palette

Becca Holiday 2015 Palette

Becca Afterglow

Becca Afterglow Palette is a limited edition cheek palette that retails for $39.50 and contains 0.261 oz.

Editor's Review

Becca Afterglow Palette ($39.50 for 0.26 oz.) is a cheek palette that features three of the brand's pressed highlighters and two of their blushes. I think it's a great concept, and it is a nice way to try their famous cheek products, but I do wish the pans were on the larger side; they are the size of your typical eyeshadow (the palette itself is the same size as Becca's eyeshadow palettes), like MAC, Urban Decay, etc. There is a little space between each pan, so it is possible to use some blush brushes without issue, but it's something to consider if you tend to use medium or large-sized blush brushes. If you use a highlight brush to apply the pressed highlighters, I think you'll be just fine, though. The quality of the palette's contents is fairly comparable to the standalone versions, but I noticed all five seemed ever-so-slightly drier here, as if there was less binder, which actually made the highlighters more forgiving on the skin (Becca's highlighters have a fine line between gorgeous glow and pore-emphasizing). This palette contains $20.36 worth of highlighters and $17.92 worth of blush for a total value of $38.28, so you're paying just over a $1 for the "for the price of about one, I get to try five" point of view. (Becca's highlighters cost $38 each, while the blush comes in at $32 a pop). This particular palette is VERY warm-toned, and I wish they had done a cooler-toned option or else mixed up the shades more to make it more versatile across skin tones. If I could have chosen the shades (assuming only one edition), I would have gone for Pearl (yes, creating a pressed version just for the palette!), Moonstone, Blushed Copper, Hyacinth, and Nightingale--which is really proof that Becca needs to consider adding cooler and more neutral-toned shades into the ranges.

Claims / Ingredients

A collection of five BECCA best sellers designed to add light, lift and a touch of color. Mix and match to customize your look and create your custom glow. Highlight your favorite features all season long with Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, Rose Gold and Topaz, and the beautifully soft Mineral Blush in Wild Honey and Flowerchild. Highlight shades allow you to accentuate facial features for a natural glow, while Mineral Blush shades impart a soft sweep of color and subtly reflect light onto apples of cheeks.

1 Written Reviews

By Alison 8 years ago.

Overall I'm really happy with my purchase - I had been wanting to try the brand in general, especially the highlighters and the blush Wild Honey (the YouTuber Samantha Ravndahl is all about that blush!) and this seemed light a great way to do so, and at a really good price point. The pans are small but using Sephora Highlight Brush #80 I have no problem (that brush is less than an inch in diameter so it can get in there precisely). Christine mentions in her review that the highlighters seem a touch drier in this palette than they do in the stand-alone full-size, and I agree with that assessment based on when I've swatched Becca highlighters in-store. I can't speak to whether that affects performance because again I've only swatched the full-size highlighters on my arms and haven't ever worn them on my face. So the jury is out on that point for me. That all being said, Wild Honey is a really pretty blush that looks natural if you want it to be, but is also buildable. Flowerchild is highly pigmented so you need just a light touch if you want it to look more natural - overall a great product too. Swiping these with a brush can kick up a lot of powder in the pan but that doesn't translate to decreased performance during wear. The highlighters are fantastic. My skin is very light-toned so I only need a little bit of Rose Gold or Topaz, and then blend it out a lot. Moonstone I can wear with very little or no blending, and it's one highlighter that could go day or night - natural if you want it to be, and easily buildable for a stronger highlight.

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Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, powdery, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, easy-to-use-product, great-gift, great-value, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Dry - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Yellow