Tuesday Reviews-day: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Quartz & DUPES!

I couldn’t help it. 💸

The packaging; the pattern on the pressed pigment; the bright and icy pink!

I scooped up one of the newest limited edition shades of Becca’s oh so popular Shimmering Skin Perfector. Read on to see if I think it’s worth your time, or if you should skip over it!

The Product

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed – Rose Quartz, available exclusively at Sephora for $38. And limited edition! It is the same size and price as the other pressed Shimmering Skin Perfectors, but is finished with a metallic pink exterior. Sooooo cute!


The inside of the compact is almost too pretty to swatch, but awesomely enough, even after swatching and wearing a few times, it looks untouched! It seems like it will be one of those patterns that keeps its shape for quite some time.


The Claims

A limited-edition creamy, luminizing powder highlighter—the perfect neutral pale pink that illuminates the skin with a cool flawless finish.

Achieve a refined glow in any light with this limited-edition Shimmering Skin Perfector™ in Rose Quartz. It’s enriched with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light to amplify your natural radiance. The perfect neutral pale pink bring softness and warmth to the skin, this shade is unique in its own way. Like a compact full of crushed gemstones, the multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. Perfect for intense highlighting or layering to create a truly unique glow. Unlike traditional methods, the one-of-a-kind formula blends pigments with liquids, providing an unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color coverage. The result is a high-shine, elegant shimmer finish that doesn’t look glittery.

Adjusts to your natural skin tones? High-Shine? Let’s assess…

The Application

The quality of this powder is on par with other pressed highlighters from Becca- very smooth and almost like a cream. The ‘tone adjusting’ – I can’t really test that since I have…just my skin. But it seems to stay pretty warm on my skin, and I have cool undertones.

Here it is swatched with a few other highlighters in my collection. I swatched two other Becca shades beside it, for comparison of pigmentation and powder quality.


I also swatched a few from the Carli Bybel BH Cosmetics palette that reminded me of the shade. As far as the ‘high-shine’ claim, I’m not seeing it. It is a very natural glow, that would be perfect on the tops of the cheeks for a little glowy, rosiness.


However, I think you could get the same type of shade, with BETTER shine and pigmentation (if you are looking for something more intense), by mixing these two shades from the BH cosmetics palette. Even that top eyeshadow shade, second from the left can pass! Below are some comparison swatches of all dat:


From left to right we have: the second from the left eyeshadow shade from the BH palette, a mixture of the left two highlight shades, and Becca Rose Quartz. They are all almost identical! Yes, the Becca will be slightly more buttery, slightly more smooth. But for the same color and shimmer, you could go pick up this Carli Bybel palette for only $14.50 at Ulta! Those powders are great quality too!

The Verdict

This highlighter was kind of boring. The quality of the powder is there like all other Becca highlighters, but for me, this one lacked in pigmentation. Maybe it was too subtle? Even in the inner corner, I didn’t feel any special POP about it.

I would say, unless you are a die hard Becca lover, or are a collector of all things limited edition and exclusive 🙋🏼 , then you could pass on this one. There is no WAY you can’t find something similar for less $$.

-🐾 LH

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