Review: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper

I’m so excited to review this beauty here: the limited edition Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Blushed Copper” – a fusion between the “soft shimmers of a luminizer and the subtle pigments of a blush”.

This is part of the Shimmering Skin Perfector range, a range of pressed skin higlighter powders, but since it is limited edition it has a much nicer packaging and instead of having a flat surfaced pan just like the rest of the Shimmer Skin Perfector powders, the surface has a gorgeous crystal-like embossing.

I can’t stop admiring this powder!

I’ve been experimenting with this for over a month and love that it’s a balanced mixture of a blush, bronzer and highlighter, although it is more of a blush. Just think of it as a luminous bronze-colored blush!

Color Payoff and Application

Becca describes the color as a “warm copper infused with rose gold tones“. It has tiny shimmers and gives the skin a bronzed glow. They claim that this shade is sort of a combination between a luminizer and a subtle pigment of a blush.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Blushed Copper” Swatches:
blended (left) and heavy swatch (right).

I find that it works really well on its own, and even on top of blush and bronzer to be used as a bronzing highlight. Yes, “bronzing highlight” as in… a skin highlighter, giving the skin that luminous sun-reflected glow, except it’s reddish bronze, not translucent or pearly white or champagne!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Blushed Copper”:
worn with blush and bronzer beneath (left) and without (right).

These photos were taken in sunlight without flash.

The following is the side of my cheek with only the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector without any other blush or bronzer beneath, so I applied two soft layers of it.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Blushed Copper”:
worn without blush and bronzer underneath.

The following one, however, was only one layer because I had blush and bronzer underneath.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Blushed Copper”:
worn with blush and bronzer underneath.

Unfortunately, the luminosity or the shimmer particles can’t be captured by my camera in this lighting – I think it would show only if flash was used. I’ll try next time!


The intense pigmentation caught me by surprise – this somehow has the pigmentation of a wet eyeshadow when swatched! I had to be extra careful when applying this with a fluffy brush because, boy, does it get RED.

Scary thing is, once you go wrong, it’s hard to fix. The shimmers and pigment won’t budge at all. I tried removing the excess with a soft cotton pad, it ended up looking patchy and ugly. Yuck!

So I highly recommend using a small tapered highlighter brush, or even a fan brush if you’re going to use this as a highlight.

If you’re going to use this on its own, use a flimsier brush as anything dense will intensify the opacity and too much of this won’t look good. This is a type of product where “less is more”.


When swatched heavily you can see the frosty finish it has, but on the skin, whilst still seeming a bit frosty, it has more of a subtle luminescent sheen to it. It does not accentuate pores when applied properly.


The texture is very smooth and buttery, and is easily blendable with the right tools.


In terms of longevity, there are no differences between wearing it on its own or on top of another blush and bronzer. The pigment lasted for over ten hours, but the shimmers and luminosity faded by the sixth hour or so.


This retails for US$38 in Sephora and is a limited edition product. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is available in Australia, but do let me know if it is!


Amazing pigmentation and finish
Lasted over ten hours
Can be used on its own or with other cheek products
Stunning packaging and pan

A bit tricky too apply
Difficult to fix once overapplied


I’m giving this a 4/5 because whilst it is very nice to have, I don’t think this is a must-have. You can still go the good ol’ blush + bronzer + highlighter route and get a similar result. This is just all those things combined in one. So, of course it’s nice to have although not a necessity.

I personally would be able to live without this and if I missed out on this, I don’t think I’d regret it that much. However, the quality surely is impeccable and impressive.

Until next time!

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