Hello! I know I promised a haul next from my Sephora VIB sale purchases, but unfortunately when I went to film it, my camera decided to let me know my memory card was full. It's the only one I have and I don't know how to empty it (sadly, I'm not very tech savvy). So I promise next week the haul will be up and I did film a makeup tutorial using some of the items, but I wanted to post the haul video first!
In the meantime, I'm going to share one of the items I picked up during the sale, which is the Becca Highlighter in Moonstone. I wanted the haul up before I started doing reviews as well, but this is such a gorgeous highlight that I wanted to share anyways! ( and my lazy ass still hasn't had any plans for posts, but considering I had some videos planned that didn't work out I can use that as an excuse??)
These run for about $38, which is why I waited for the VIB sale to purchase one. With the discount from the sale, I paid around the standard amount for cheek products at Sephora/Ulta. I think $38 is a little pricey but this highlight is worth every single penny.
These highlights promise that they are a creamy powder that absorbs and reflects lights for the ultimate natural glow.
I hear a lot of rave about the shade opal and of course the champagne pop byJaclyn Hill, but I don't see a lot of talk about Moonstone. I can see why the other two are raved about, but I think Moonstone is over looked by the two. It's such a beautiful shade, and gives the perfect glow. And who doesn't want a highlight named Moonstone??
The texture is buttery- not as much as Mary Lou Manizer by the balm, but it's more creamy that my Mac soft and gentle and Nars albatross.
It does give a gorgeous natural glow, and it's a nice highlight that's not too glittery or over the top.
I'm definitely happy I purchased this one and I can't recommend it enough!! I did consider champagne pop instead, but I've wanted moonstone since before that one came out and I think I have more highlights similar to that one already!
Have you tried Becca Highlights? Which ones are your favorite?
I've only tried Becca Shimmering Perfector in Opal and it's a stunner. I have seen a few really great reviews on this too but Becca's highlighters generally get really great reviews.ReplyDelete
Do you use more powder or liquid highlighter, Ashley? I prefer liquid due to my dry skin also, I find powder highlighter doesn't last as well on me. Maybe I'm using it wrong?
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I remember you mentioning that you love the opal shimmering perfector Shireen!!Delete
And I use more powder! For some reason I can never get the liquid ones to look right on me. Which is probably because I set my foundation with a lot of powder, and I think it would cover the liquid highlight since I'd have to apply it before hand! And sometimes if you use your finger to apply a powder highlight it turns out more pigmented and lasts longer!
Thanks for the tip, Ashley and I'll try with my fingers next time. Ahhh, I almost never set my foundation with powder or use any powder at all in general which would explain why I love liquid version more.Delete
I think that's why u don't use cream blush or bronzer either!! I like powder that has extra coverage haha!Delete
I've only tried out Champagne Pop so far but Moonstone has also been on my wishlist for a while! Champagne Pop is pretty much the only highlighter I've used since I bought it so in the end I think it's worth the hefty price as well, not too mention a tiny bit goes a long way with how buttery these are :>ReplyDelete
I agree that it's worth the price and that it will last a long time. And I bet this is going to be the only highlighter that I use for a long time lol!! Champagne pop is gorgoues too!Delete
It looks so gorgeous! It's really good that you got the discount on it as well.ReplyDelete
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I agree! And it's super nice!Delete
It looks gorgeous!! I have Opal, but prefer The Balm one over it. Looking forward to your haul!ReplyDelete
Opal is super pretty too, and I love the balm one so I'll keep that kind mind if I decide to try opal!Delete
Oh very cute highlighterReplyDelete
i have them all--i am obsessed. i wear moonstone on camera a lot!!ReplyDelete
I can see how moonstone would look great on camera! I'm obsessed too and I'm pretty sure I'll want all of them lol!Delete
I have opal and love it but moonstone is def super pretty too! I love the rose gold one when I have a tan in the summer.ReplyDelete
They all are so pretty and I can see how the rose gold would be gorgeous in the summer time!Delete
This looks beautiful! Ulta has a kit with a mini Moonstone, I think I'm going to get it! Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
Those mini kits are awesome! Def grab it if you want to try out moonstone!Delete
This highlighter is gorgeous! I really like the shade and it's so pigmented!ReplyDelete
It does have great pigmentation!! Thanks Pilar!Delete
Hahaha, it's so cute that you're not very tech-savvy! If you can open the memory card folder, you can simply just highlight the ones you delete and tap delete on your keyboard, or right click them to delete. If you have any questions you can always shoot me an email, I'm terribly.... terrible at checking back on comments sometimes.ReplyDelete
At first I wanted to get Opal cause it seems like EVERYONE loves Opal, but I found it to be too golden for me. I tried NARS Albatross as well, it was straight up gold for me lol. Champagne Pop is beautiful but I feel like it'd be too dark for me? Moonstone is perfect indeed, plus I like the name more than Opal too! Sorry for bashing on every other highlighter, kinda.
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LOL!! I'm so bad at tech things. And I tried to do that but it kept saying the file was unable to delete or something. I don't know, sometimes I don't understand how my Mac works lol. I might email you though!Delete
And I think you would love moonstone then! It's s tiny bit darker then albatross but not as golden as opal or champagne pop!
I have all of them, and ALL are lovely! Looks great against your skin tone Ashley! I want the Becca Afterglow palette! It contains 3 of them and 2 blushes. Great for on the go!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kim!! I've seen that palette on Instagram! It looks so pretty! I can see myself wanting all of these highlighters too lol!Delete
I'm so glad you're happy with this! This shade has been on my wishlist for forever.I don't wear highlighter all that often, so I keep putting off getting it. It's so pretty!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lauren! This is a good one to have, even if you don't wear them a lot!Delete