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BECCA "Gold Lava" highlighter review

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I'd heard a lot about BECCA's highlighters but never been brave enough to try them as I worried they'd be a bit too shiny for me. That was until I came across this BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter in the John Lewis sale. Is it possible to resist something when it's on sale? I don't think so. I figured Summer was the perfect time of year to get that glow.

Due to it being in the sale, I didn't really have much to chose from when it came to shades. The only one that was available was the Gold Lava one, which I worried would be slightly too dark for me. However, I thought I'd take a leap of faith as they had it swatched on a model with a similar skin tone to me and it looked okay.


BECCA "Gold Lava" Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter

In the photos of the product on the John Lewis website, the highlighter looked a lot darker. Don't get me wrong, it's still a lovely warm gold, but it's not nearly as intimidating as I thought it was going to be. Which is a good thing.

This shimmering skin perfector highlighter is absolutely gorgeous, it's ultra-fine and weightless which makes it buildable without it looking like you've stuck your finger in it and dragged it across your face without bothering to blend it. It is said to blur imperfections and can be used as a setting powder to give your skin a subtle glow - I don't think I'm brave enough to do that on my oily skin though. I'll stick with it as a highlighter for now.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector review

As you can see, the BECCA "Gold Lava" pressed highlighter gives your skin a lovely warm Summer glow. I loved using this in the evenings more, as I felt it gave my skin a lovely after sun glow - Perfect for when you're on holiday. It does say it's an all year round highlighter, but I don't know if I'd reach for such a warm highlighter in Winter. Would you? Maybe in Autumn, but I don't think I could pull it off in Winter.



Another thing that worried me about taking this highlighter on holiday is that I was told that they're rather fragile. So I worried that it would get broken on the journey over. I kept it in the box on the way there, but had to get rid of the box on the way back because I needed the space - But it made it home in one piece and, surprisingly, with no sand on it even though I took it to the Dunes in Mas Palomas to get some photos. Yes, I did look rather odd but it was worth it.

After trying, and loving, the BECCA "Gold Lava" Pressed highlighter, I'd love to try some more of their stuff. I'm trying to branch out and try new brands, so if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments. 








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