The latest brand that has been popping up consistently at Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Winners is BECCA Cosmetics. I recently grabbed a few things from the brand including two beautiful blushes and a highlighter.
I’ve been thinking about grabbing this shade because it reminds me of the Fenty Beauty highlight in Trophy Wife, and when I saw it for less than $10 I knew it was time to pounce.
The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Gold Lava comes in the typical BECCA compact but with a twist – a reflective gold metal rim.
The powder is embossed with a trio of waves.
I applied it as per usual, to the highpoints of my cheeks with the Morphe M501 brush. I applied it with a light hand because this yellow gold highlight shines like a clean bar of gold. It was finely milled and easy to pick up on the brush like many BECCA powder highlights are. It has glitter chunks, however, which I’m not a fan of highlights. Especially with a somewhat bolder shade like this, the glitter felt like too much.
Compared to the Tarte and Wet n Wild highlighters, Gold Lava is noticeably warmer and much more of a yellow gold than a platinum gold.
I’m hot and cold on this. The pigment is there and it’s easy to apply, but the glitter makes it less wearable than a Champagne Pop. The colour probably isn’t the most flattering on my fair skin tone, however, it’s kind of a fun shade because I don’t have anything like it. I also liked how it didn’t look too intense on my cheeks until the light hit it – much more wearable than I originally thought. Clearly, I’m torn. I do think this would look gorgeous on deeper skin tones – especially in the summer with the sun beaming down!