Review: Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

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I love a good highlighter but I don’t care for the blinding, chunky highlighters that are so trendy right now. I crave a subtle glow, just a hint of silky shimmer to highlight the highest points of my face. Becca offers some of the best highlighters in the biz so naturally, I was lusting over their skin perfectors!

Sephora PH’s Halloween sale presented the perfect opportunity to finally try one of Becca’s bestsellers: the Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter.

I picked the Rose Gold over the Opal shade (which is a cult fave) because the latter was so similar to my old Mary Lou-manizer highlighter (review here). Opal is a beautiful champagne gold while the Rose Gold is a pinkish bronze. I thought Rose Gold’s deep, warm shade would go well with my skin tone!

What is it: Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

According to the brand, the Rose Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter is a “best-selling creamy highlighter powder to light up the features you love with a high-shine finish.”

Like a spotlight for your skin, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter lights up your favorite features with high-impact, ultra-reflective shine. Inspired by the dazzling light of the midday sun, this iconic formula is enriched with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light to amplify your natural radiance.

The multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. Unlike traditional pressed powders, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies seamlessly to a silky finish that never cakes. The result: a high-shine, elegant finish that doesn’t look glittery.

Quality & Packaging

Right off the bat, the packaging took my breath away! The highlighter came in an elegant cardboard box. The product itself is housed in a coated compact with brushed metal accents. I’ll be honest, this highlighter is so pretty, I felt a little guilty using it.

Inside is a generous amount of powder highlighter, about 8 grams worth of product. It’s quite hefty for a compact too, so the product feels extra luxe when you hold it. The highlighter was so beautiful, I was actually sorry to use it!

As you can see, the rose gold is not as rosy, more like bronzy. It looks heavenly on peeps with warm skin tones. The shimmers aren’t chunky at all so when you buff the product on the skin, it gives a lovely glow that never looks fake. The more you buff the product on the skin, the more realistic the highlight becomes, like wet skin!


All my highlighters tend to perform really well, they stay put for hours on end. The Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter was no different. I use the tiniest amount to highlight the highest points of my cheeks and temple using a fan brush. I never use dense brushes when applying highlighters because I like my glow subtle and natural-looking.

The product is finely-milled and is surprisingly pigmented. I have to control the amount of product I use because I can see the bronziness peeking through as I layer the highlighter. The effect is really nice if you want to warm up your skin but I don’t. Not a lot of Asians like bronzers because these products tend to darken certain areas of the face. I want my skin to be as vampiric bright as possible so I hardly ever use bronzers.

The product stays put for four to six hours on me. After the four hour mark, I noticed significant fading. The shimmers aren’t as uniform also, several hours into wear.

Swatch Party!

I wish I could take a picture of the highlighter in action but thanks to my crappy camera, it’s not showing clearly. I managed to create a short clip tho, please excuse my now-fat face, I had to take the video closely so the highlighter shows:

Cool, right? Using this highlighter, it’s as close as I could get to having chok-chok skin.

Final Thoughts

I loff this highlighter! It’s pricey for what it is but the quality of the product, the performance, and the packaging are worth the extra expense! Becca truly offers the best highlighters in the biz. Highly recommended, would repurchase in a heartbeat!

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Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, and a purse addict. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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