The Becca Prismatic Amethyst Highlighter is a duo-chrome lavender highlight powder. Given I barely wear makeup on the daily anymore, let alone a makeup look that warrants highlighter, let alone a makeup look that warrants pearlescent purple highlighter, it’s not the most utilitarian purchase.
Having said all this… I fucking love it. It’s so extra, it’s so unnecessary, but it’s also beautiful. I bought it as a kind-of birthday gift to myself, and because ‘prismatic amethyst’ sounded witchy and mystical and amethyst is my birthstone and even the pattern pressed into the powder is beautiful.
I’ve never got too excited about Becca highlighters before, partly because they don’t look that thrilling and partly because my The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer covers everything I’ll ever need, highlighter-wise, and will also last forever. I don’t love Jaclyn Hill so I wasn’t jumping out of my seat to buy the highlighter they ‘collaborated with her’ on (read: branded with her name).
The faceted surface of the powder and how grey it looked in the promotion shots was a big factor in buying this product—I did kind of wonder how grey read ‘prismatic amethyst’ but I was curious and had money in my Paypal account. I have a lovely ‘supplier’ (lol) in the US who helps me with Sephora orders but now it’s available from the New Zealand Sephora website!
Ah, yeah, but it’s $72. On the American Sephora it’s $38 USD, which currently converts to $54 NZD, so we’re being taken for a little bit of a ride. I’m not entirely sure I’d spend $72 on this totally extra highlighter, but I’ve spent my money on sillier things in the past, so, you know. I probably would.
On the skin it sheers out beautifully, and doesn’t look anything as ashy as you might expect looking at it in the pan (on my skin tone at least). It’s also very easily to build up and use as an eyeshadow, AND it sits on top of a lip colour nicely too. It’s creamy and not powdery or dusty at all.
Basically, if you’re into the unicorn mystic thing that everyone’s into lately, you’ll be into this product.
I look cute today 💁🏻 pic.twitter.com/wPNSvrv6Mk
— morgoroth (@morganeleanor) March 19, 2017
And because I haven’t embedded from enough of my social media yet, here’s a photo from a day I used the Becca prismatic amethyst shimmering whatever on both my eyes and my cheeks. (It’s not a selfie without lipstick on my teeth :D)
How do you feel about this product? What about iridescent highlighters in general? Pretty, or too much?