Becca Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector

Becca recently added a new shimmering skin perfector highlight to their range called Lilac Geode. The shade is described as a cool pink with a golden pearl finish. This item is limited edition and exclusive to Ulta. It retails for $38 USD and contains 0.28 ounces of product.

Everything about this highlight is beautiful, from the packaging to the product itself. It comes in a reflective purple compact, unlike the usual brown Becca packaging. There is a cool geometric design etched into the powder. It makes me not want to swatch it! The highlighter itself looks pink in the pan, but it shifts to gold when you tilt it towards the light. It is so pretty. There is no chunky glitter in this highlight, just a beautiful pearly sheen. The powder is very soft to the touch.

I applied the highlighter at about 12:30 pm with my Real Techniques setting brush. When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t really see much of the pink color. I mostly noticed the light golden shift. I’m guessing that’s because you can only really see your own highlight when your face is tilted toward the light (which is when this highlight looks golden). It was pretty nonetheless. The highlight was still noticeable on my skin prior to removing my makeup at 7:30 pm.

The first and only other Becca item I have tried was the shimmering skin perfector in the shade Rose Quartz (it was limited edition). I was really underwhelmed by that product. The shade was not very intense or noticeable on my skin, so I ended up returning it. Since Rose Quartz was the only other Becca item I had used, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I bought Lilac Geode.

Overall, I am happy with my purchase! The product was smooth, pigmented, and long lasting. The next time I use it, I might try spraying my brush with water or setting spray to see if that makes the pink color more noticeable on my skin. See the photos below for swatches!

 

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale – Fall 2017!

It’s that time of year…Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty! Twice a year, Ulta cuts prices by up to 50% on various makeup and skin care items. Each day, three to four products are featured items that are on sale for the day. These are known as “daily steals”. Once the day is over, those products will no longer be on sale and new items will be marked down the following day. The sale starts on September 3rd and runs through September 23rd. The picture above is a snippet of some of the items available. To see the full list of daily steals, go to ulta.com/21days/

Along with the daily steals, Ulta also has what they call “hot buys”. Unlike the daily steals, the hot buys will remain on sale every day from September 3rd until 23rd. These items do tend to sell out, so scoop them up when you can! You can find the list of hot buys here: ulta.com/hot-buys

Most of the daily steals and hot buys are available both online and in-store. However, there are some deals that are only offered online, so make sure to check Ulta.com or call your local store. Also keep in mind, some products are only available for Platinum members. If you are shopping online and purchase a daily steal, your entire order will ship for free.

This is a great time to stock up on your favorite items or try something new! I like to plan ahead and set alerts on my phone so that I remember to stop by an Ulta or place an order online. Below is a list of items I am planning on purchasing.

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in peach (regularly $29, on sale for $14.50)
  • Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (regularly $30, on sale for $15)
  • Urban Decay Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner *Platinum exclusive item* (regularly $22, on sale for $11)
  • Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum (regularly $45, on sale for $22.50)

Are you planning on picking anything up during the sale? Let me know in the comments!