Review | BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette20.7.16
I know this is a very late review post, and perhaps it is no longer available in most Sephora stores. However, they recently released the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champage Collection Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos mostly featuring shades that are available in this palette. After the disappointment with the eyeshadow palette, I wanted to at least quickly mention the face palette as it definitely made up for what the eyeshadow palette lacked.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with what is contained within this palette already but in case you aren't, there are three blush shades and two highlight shades. The three blush shades are Rose Spritz, Amaretto, and Pamplemousse, and the two highlight shades are Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop. Rose Spritz is more of a coral-toned pink with golden shimmers running through it. Amaretto is almost a terracotta-like blush with a satin finish. Pamplemousse is more of a true bright pink, also in a satin finish. Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop both have obvious shimmers running through a give a very similar finish, where Champagne Pop pulls more rosy tones and Prosecco Pop pulls more yellow tones. I will say right now, while each shade is gorgeous on its own I do prefer mixing the shades together as I find each product is very extreme in colours and tones.
As you can hopefully see in the swatches, the products are incredibly pigmented. Despite three of the five products being heavily shimmery, I don't find that the glitters appear too chunky and they do mostly stay in place throughout the day. Of course, as the day goes on some of the shimmers do wear away, but the colour stays put. Since the products are very finely milled and pigmented, a little goes a long way.
I like that the packaging is sturdy, and there is a big mirror on the inside of the lid. While it is handy for travel or on-the-go makeup application, I do find that it is overall quite heavy and the hinge between the lid and base is fairly loose. When I open the product and try to stand it up on a table, it tends to tip over because the mirror side (lid) is heavier. It isn't a deal breaker for me, but I do feel I need to be extra careful when setting it down as it tips over so easily.
Overall I am happy with this product, and I do expect to get a fair amount of use out of it. If you are still able to get your hands on it, I would recommend it especially if you don't already own many blushes or highlights. If you missed out then see if you can get your hands on the blush duos which are available exclusively online at Sephora. They contain a blush shade and a highlight shade. My personal favourite of the four would be the combination containing Prosecco Pop and Amaretto.
If you managed to pick this palette up, what are your thoughts on it?