Since I’m still flying high on my Becca kick, I noticed a newly released gem: the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in “Moonstone.” As a highlighter fanatic, this shade was right up my alley, for sure. Described as “a creamy powder luminizer that absorbs and reflects light for a superb natural glow,” the concept of this product is just like the Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ in “Pearl” I recently reviewed. The only difference is that this one is a pressed form.
Unlike the other highlighters I own, this one claims to impart “refined luminosity in any light,” and features a formula that is “ultra-fine [with] luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost.” Also, other powder highlighters don’t look creamy like this one, and apparently, it’s because traditional pressed powders are mixed with dry ingredients. This unique product “blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion. Like a compact full of crushed gemstones, the multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls adjust to skin’s natural undertones for a truly unique glow.”
The finish is truly 3-D-like and catches the light beautifully, If you’re not careful this can look too glossy and overly shimmery, but it’s so blendable that shouldn’t be a problem. “Moonstone” is a creamy champagne tone that is glimmery with noticeable glitters. But, because the texture of this product is so creamy, it blends away leaving behind a unique glow.
I’d recommend this to those who are interested in a uniquely formulated highlighter; the color, however, can be duped — such as by applying NARS’ “Albatross” to the cheekbones. Also, a champagne-toned highlighter is not a new concept either. Personally, whether the powder highlighter is made of “dry ingredients” or not, it’s the finish I’m most concerned with so I understand if this isn’t a must-have for everyone.
Retails for $38.00 USD.