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Becca Moonstone Year of the Rat Highlighter Review & Swatches

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pale gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which could easily be diffused for sheerer coverage by using a lighter hand or a more feathery brush.

The consistency was soft, a little dusty, but smooth and blendable on my skin. I still find the texture of the formula to seem a bit drier compared to the one years ago (like in 2013), though the actual color, application, and effect on my skin looks the same. It applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Why is this being reviewed you ask? Because I–stupidly–did not read through the product listing before purchasing and thought it was a NEW shade to celebrate the Year of the Rat, when in fact it is long-standing Moonstone in new clothing! 😭

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.25 oz. – $152.00 Per Ounce

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The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed formula is described as having an “ultra-reflective shine” with a “creamy” texture that “applies seamlessly.” In general, the texture of the highlighters is incredibly smooth, silky, and finely-milled with frosted to metallic finishes and the occasional more sparkly finish.

They tend to have a high-shine, more metallic finish and are a stronger highlighter, so they are going to be best suited to someone who likes an obvious highlight over a very subtle one. That being said, with a fan brush and a deft hand, one could certainly achieve a subtler, all-over luminosity as well, but if one takes a typical, tapered highlighting brush, there will be quite a bit of pigment and highlight on the skin.

I find that some shades can emphasize the look of pores slightly to moderately, depending on application. They tend to last between eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed swatches.

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