Contouring and shaping your face is the hottest beauty trend of 2014. You need a good bronzer for shading and a good highlighter to accentuate your cheekbones, nose, brows, and the Cupid’s bow of your top lip. Right now, my go-to product for adding a glittery glow to my high points is BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector. Even Katy Perry loves it. “I used it the other day on a shoot and am obsessed with it. It’s so iridescent,” the pop star told Marie Claire Australia.
But for me, what makes BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector truly special and different from other highlighting products is that it contains SPF 25+. While shading and highlighting may be all the rage, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a must-do every day. And I like that I can use this illuminating liquid on face and know that I am doing more than making it sparkle. I’m protecting it, too. The product also contains soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
The formulation is lightweight, and it works easily with my primer and foundation. I’m currently using the Moonstone Pale Gold color, but the brand offers four color options to choose from.
And a little goes a long way! This glow is POWERFUL. Apply minute amounts and blend with a flat foundation brush. I prefer to apply it before adding my usual foundation, but find a method that works for you. In fact, I recommend playing with it and familiarizing yourself with the product before adding it to your regular beauty regimen. But trust me, once you do incorporate it into your daily ritual, you will be hooked! And you’ll wonder, how did you ever go without it?