Becca x Jaclyn Hill Palette: Is It All Hype or Nah?
Whenever someone asks me for the one makeup product I can't live without, I always go for my Champagne Pop highlighter. Jaclyn Hill's (you might've seen her hilarious/informative/over the top youtube videos) first collab with Becca was so successful that they made it permanent and went on to make the Champagne Collection Face Palette ($52) which was initially released earlier this month and sold out in minutes. As per usual, I snagged this palette during the second release, and it looks like it's still available at Sephora, so spoiler alert: GET IT NOW.
The palette comes with two highlights: the now iconic Champagne Pop, and the new addition to the fam, Prosecco Pop. These two colors are the only two in the palette that Jaclyn Hill has laid claim to, while the other three blush colors were selected by the Becca team.
Becca powders are, in general, finely milled and incredibly pigmented. My first Champagne Pop saw daily use for at 8 months before I saw the ridges of the bottom of the pan. A gentle dusting of this on your cheekbones is really all you need to catch the light.
Champagne Pop is a gorgeous soft pale gold highlight with peach undertones. It's not as pink as Pat McGrath in Nude 003 and contains more light reflecting particles. The highlighter seems to have very fine flecks of gold, but is pigmented enough that it doesn't just disappear in your skin and can be built up to give you that intense, beaming highlight that will catch the sunlight and reflect through someone's window. It's also fine enough to dot in the inner corners of your eyes and on your cupid's bow! Prosecco Pop is more gold toned in comparison and would work wonderfully with warmer and darker skintones. I've found myself using this more since I've finally got some color from laying out in the park last week.
Rosé Spritz is the only other shimmery color in the palette. It's a soft peach pink with gold shimmer and looks wonderful on the apples of the cheeks. It's very similar to NARS Orgasm and is just as pigmented. I would def recommend being very light handed with this palette, which only means it'll last you longer. Ayeeee!
Amaretto is absolute perfection. It's the ideal matte bronze-y rose shade. I've been using this as a blush/contour and it just looks as though I just got back from laying out on a million dollar yacht wearing a wide brimmed straw hat that didn't quite cover my cheekbones bc they're SO HIGH. It's also beautiful as an eyeshadow and I've taken to applying this in the crease and topping it off with a bit of Champagne Pop in the middle of the lid.
Pamplemousse is the color of the grapefruit you want to eat every time you blindly pick one up at the grocery store. It's a juicy matte pink shade that I just haven't gotten a lot of wear from. I think it would look gorgeous on warmer skintones on the apples of the cheeks, a gentle dusting over the nose, or lid color. I'd even pat this on over lip balm, if I'm feeling particularly crafty.
I can say with absolute certainty that this palette is going to be my go-to this summer. I've used it every day this week and it makes me feel and look as though I've spent more time outdoors than I actually have. If you aren't convinced yet, go to your local Sephora and check it out before it's gone! There have been some reports of people receiving defective/chalky palettes, so be sure to check yours out, before you check out. Get it!? If you have this palette, let us know your thoughts + fun ways you've worn these shades!