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Chrissy Teigen is BECCA’s all-time favorite #GirlCrush and captures the essence of what BECCA stands for: effortless, natural, authentic beauty. Together, they’ve cooked up the most beautiful face palette full of warm, lush, sultry shades of highlighter, blush and bronzer all hand-picked by Chrissy.
Each shade in this limited-edition palette features BECCA’s iconic, one-of-a-kind formula that blends pigments with liquids to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies like seamless silk and never cakes. Mix, layer and blend to create your perfect summer glow.
A $76 value!
This limited-edition face palette features:
Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Beach Nectar (brand-new, exclusive, juicy apricot shade infused with gold) (0.18 oz)
Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Rose Gold (Chrissy’s favorite subtle gold infused with sweet rose) (0.18 oz)
Sunlit Bronzer in Malibu Soleil (medium amber evokes a dreamy “all day at the beach” tan, with a soft splash of light so skin looks kissed by the sun) (0.085 oz)
Luminous Blush in Hibiscus Bloom (new, limited-edition delectable, golden pink coral) (0.085 oz
Embrace the ethereal allure of our Blacklight Highlight 6 Color Palette, an assortment of iridescent shimmer powders that produce enchanting effects. The pearlized pastels conjure up daring, dreamy looks when applied above cheekbones, above and beneath brows, on inner eye corners, Cupid’s bow, bridge of nose, shoulders, collarbone & anywhere you’d normally highlight. Apply colors individually or layer and blend to create a pigment of your imagination!
Let there be light! Create a variety of flattering highlighting effects with our 6 Color Highlight Palette, a mix of shimmering shades that accent your features beautifully. Shades range from pearly ivory to copper and bronze and flatter all skin tones.
What it is:
A heart-shaped highlighter with a silky smooth texture that allows for a buildable pearl radiance.
What it does:
Using an exclusive liquid-to-powder formula, Love Light takes the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas to create unparalleled color payoff for a pearl radiance and silky smooth texture. It features a luminosity boosting agent and high pearl consistency that instantly brightens. It delivers gorgeous color payoff with a pearl, radiant finish in universal shades that impart a flattering glow and an eye-catching, metallic shine.
What else you need to know:
Too Faced Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino was inspired to capture that ethereal glow that occurs only when a woman is in love, so he went to Italy to discover an exclusive, liquid-to-powder formula that enables the light reflecting pigments to float in the powder. Unlike traditional pressed powders that crush the pearls during the pressing process, Too Faced’s innovative technology keeps the pearls spherical so they’re able to reflect light from any angle.
These highlighters are so beautiful! I was immediately drawn by the packaging and the geometric shape inside. I didn’t even want to use these because they are so beautiful. They would be so beautiful to keep on display.
Just like the packing the actually highlighter are beautiful themselves. They have the perfect amount of pigment and look beautiful on the skin. They are nicely pigmented and blend into the skin really nicely. I really wish they would have come out with more colors, and maybe they will in the future.
You can use these on your face or as eyeshadows. I personally love the champagne shade – Blinded By The Light. They are all so beautiful and there is a shade for everyone.
For all you natural lovers out there, your beauty dreams have just become reality. From professional makeup artists to starlets and real women, the natural eye had been one of the most coveted but challenging looks to achieve until Too Faced created the original Natural Eye palette in 2009. With essential neutral shades and our signature get-the-look Glamour Guides, Too Faced changed the beauty world forever. To celebrate this iconic look, get ready to fall hard for the first-ever Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection blockbuster with 30 naturally gorgeous eye shadows! Of course we had to include some of your favorites from the bestselling Natural Eyes, Natural Matte, and Natural At Night palettes, but get ready to take your neutral game to the next level with new exclusive shades.
Turn on your Love Light! Too Faced Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino was inspired to capture that ethereal glow that occurs only when a woman is in love, so he went to Italy to discover an exclusive liquid-to-powder formula that enables the light reflecting pigments to float in the powder. Unlike traditional pressed powders that crush the pearls during the pressing process, our innovative technology keeps the pearls spherical so they’re able to reflect light from any angle.
Take your brow game to the next level with our waterproof, cocoa powder-infused formula that conditions brow hair while offering perfectly defined and groomed brows that last for 12 hours—all with a subtle chocolate scent!
The retractable calligraphy tip allows for custom sized strokes from soft and thin to bold and wide for expertly filled-in brows. The spooley end blends to create natural looking hair.
What it is:
A creamy, highlighting powder with duo-chrome pigments to impart a captivating light effect that transforms as you move.
What it does:
Achieve a sophisticated, prismatic glow in any light with this limited-edition Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter. It’s enriched with color-shifting pigments that reflect and refract light for a multi-faceted, holographic chameleon effect. Prismatic Amethyst is infused with pale gold, violet, and rose pearls to create a unique, iridescent sheen that shifts as you move.
Unlike traditional pressed powders, this one-of-a-kind formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies like seamless silk and never cakes. It’s perfect for highlighting or layering to create a truly unique glow. The result is a high-shine, elegant shimmer finish that doesn’t look glittery.
Get a gorgeous glow customized for your skin tone with bareMinerals Invisible Glow. This luxuriously smooth, baked formula delivers sheer color that looks naturally luminous, never overdone. Ultra-fine reflective pearls catch the light to create a natural glow that mimics how sunlight reflects on skin.
Fair to Light: mélange of beige + opal blend to create a glistening icy white ideal for fair-to-light skin tones.
Invisible Glow is made by Italian artisans, and no two are exactly alike. The pigment-packed formula begins as a cream, is baked on a terracotta tile for 24 hours, and hand-finished for an ultra-lightweight powder that feels creamy upon application, and delivers pure pigment and pearl, with no binders or fillers.
Light up your features with NYX Cosmetics’ Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder. Available in glowing shades, these silky powders blend like a dream for a fresh-faced look. Their breathtaking formula’s light-catching pearls deliver a luminous finish that looks different from every angle. Brush this illuminating wonder along the highest points of the face – such as the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow.
I was so excited when I saw these!!! I feel like NYX always kills it when they bring their new spring products out. The duo-chrome/metallic trend is in and these are so fitting!
These come in 5 shades:
I will start off by saying that I LOVE these highlighters! For the drugstore these are really innovative, beautiful and affordable.
All of these shades are gorgeous! They are really pigmented and shine so pretty on the face! I personally think you can use these for eyeshadows as well. Some of the shades aren’t as wearable on the face but if you top your lips with them or use them as eyeshadows they really look amazing!
Two of these are also a dupe from Kat Von D’s newest palette, Alchemist. Below you can see the comparisons. I actually think I might like the NYX shades better.
These are totally worth the $8 and if you can get them when Ulta does the buy 1 get 1 1/2 off, they are really worth it then!
In these swatches, I did them on my hand because you can really see the duo-chrome effect better than the swatches below on my forearm.
What it does:
Revamp your makeup looks with this innovative, Alchemist Palette, featuring four holographic shades. It’s perfect for achieving a spectrum of radiant, special effects by layering Alchemist over eye shadow and lipstick. Formulated with Double Dimension Technology, this first-of-its-kind formula is packed with 360° refractive pearls, dipped in a prismatic coating, to deliver twice the transforming power. Each of the four shades within the palette catches the light from every angle for a spectrum of luminizing special effects—perfect for customizing finishes and exploring your artistic expression.
The hybrid formula also doubles as a super-shimmery highlighter. Simply sweep product over prepped skin for otherworldly iridescence. Because the formula is packed with high-quality, pearlescent particles, a little goes a long way—even a subtle application imparts bold impact.
Inspired by the ancient science of Alchemy, the art of transforming natural materials into a precious elixir, this hybrid palette is part top coat and part transformer, so it’s perfect for layering and blending to experiment with different makeup effects.
I will say that this palette is innovative in my opinion. First for the packaging and second for the shades. The shades remind me of the Makeup Geek Pigments in a way. I really love the formula of these. They are really soft and pack a punch!
I don’t use these shades as a highlighter on my cheeks too much, because of the bright reflective colors. However, the best shade for the cheeks is the Pink Opal color since it more natural than the rest.
I use these more as an eyeshadow or a lip topper. These really look amazing if you use them as an eyeshadow or lip topper rather than a highlighter. I think the shades are beautiful and the formula is awesome! You can really build these up so they look more intense too.
I think the palette is definitely worth it and just plain fun to have. I think this will be fun to use around Halloween time or to brighten up a look.
Perfect Lighting luminizer highlights and enhances your features
Featuring award-winning, best-selling Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder to make your pores disappear!
Bye Bye Pores Blush in signature Je Ne Sais Quoi shade brightens your complexion!
Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer adds your perfect summer glow!
Anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides and Perfect Lighting Technology
This palette is awesome! It is the perfect everyday palette. It has everything you will need to do a quick makeup look or even a full glam look. I love the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder and the Bye Bye Pores Blush! The pressed powder is one of the best I have used. I have the original compact size and I use it all of the time. It really does hide your pores and makes your skin look airbrushed. You can set the full face with it or use it under the eyes. The blush shade is new and it is beautiful! It is very universal and gives your cheeks the perfect pop of pink. The bronzer is nice but I wish it was a little bit more of a cool toned shade. It gives your skin a nice sun kissed look and it is matte. The highlighter is so nice! It is the perfect champagne shade and it really has a punch to it. It’s really nice and pigmented.
All of these shades are so soft and blend so well! You will not be disappointed with this face palette.
What it does: These never-before-released shades of pressed powder, bronzer, blushes, and highlighter are great for all skin types with everything you need to finish, brighten, contour, and highlight skin in a single compact. The travel-worthy case features the latest addition to the Ambient® Light collection—including Surreal Light—a sheer nude powder, evokes the magic hour where the sun brings the softest, most flattering glow to the complexion. Formulated with Photoluminescent Technology, the optically transparent particles flatter the look of skin by refracting favorable light. The result is skin that looks smooth, even, and enhanced—not masked. The soft-focus technology also helps to minimize the look of wrinkles and imperfections, neutralize discoloration, and emulate the appearance of younger, healthy-looking skin for a lit-from-within, holiday glow.
Get yours before it sells out!I know this one in particular will sell out fast.
What it is: A limited-edition palette of universally-flattering powder, bronzer, blushes, and a covetable highlighter—only for this holiday season (2016).
This palette contains:
0.14 oz/ 4 g in Ambient Lighting Powder in Surreal Light (sheer nude)
0.04 oz/ 1.4 g in Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Surreal Bronze Light (neutral tan with Surreal Light)
2 x 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g Ambient Lighting Blush in Surreal Glow (pale peony pink with Surreal Light), Surreal Effect (cool, pink rose with soft, warm peach)
0.04 oz/ 1.4 g in Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Surreal Strobe Light (glimmering peach)
I will start off by saying I LOVE this palette. I remember seeing the palette they came out with last year and I wanted it so bad but didn’t end up getting it in time. I was so excited to get this one. All of the shades are NEW shades and I already own all of the other Ambient Lighting products.
This palette, just like all of the other Hourglass Ambient products, has the same great formula that we all know and love. The shades are all so beautiful! I really like how they combined everything into this palette. You get a pressed powder, bronzer, blushes, and highlighter. What more could you ask for? This is an all-around everyday palette. I am in love with all of the shades in this palette!
The palette itself is a lot smaller than people might realize. The amount of product you get is really small. But in my eyes I just wanted to try all of these shades so it is worth it to me.
The cost is also a con. I think $80 is pretty steep for this palette. I think $60 would have been more acceptable.