BECCA Highlighter “Gold Lava” – Review, Swatches and Look

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.

becca gold lava 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.

becca gold lava

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.

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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.

becca gold lava highlighter review swatches comparison

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!


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