Becca x Jaclyn Hill's Champagne Pop Highlighter (£32) is in a league of its own. For starters, it's so pigmented that one swipe of your fingers across the compact looks like a full-on sheet of gold. Plus the fact that in its first day on the market, the highlighter sold out in hours. Maybe that can be attributed to YouTuber Jaclyn Hill's huge cult following, but its jaw-dropping shimmer and ability to work with virtually any skin tone probably has something to do with it, too.
So because we live in a very product-filled world, we got our hands on the new Champagne Collection face and eye palettes before they're released (#blessed). As such, I rushed home, opened up the packaging and took a moment to just take in their beauty. Seriously—the gold mirrored palettes are gorgeous—the kind of gorgeous where you want to put it on every social media account you own (which I may or may not have done). Now, on to the actual products.
First, the face palette. In it is Hill's new "liquid gold" highlighter, Prosecco Pop, a shimmery blush (Rosé Spritz), two matte blushes (Amaretto and Pamplemousse), and, of course, the OG Champagne Pop. Admittedly, I'd never tried the latter before (I know). I'd only seen it in Instagram photos, reflecting a beam of light off of the wearer's cheekbones. Its shimmery power scared me off a bit, and I worried that as a non-Instagram beauty guru wearing it in the wild, I'd look a bit too… glittery. However, after tapping it on with my fingers (my preferred method of application), I was surprised at how subtle the highlight was. I even needed to dip in a bit more and finally use a brush to get a high-impact shimmer. But once I achieved the level of sheen that I was hoping for, I couldn't stop checking it out in the mirror. Call me vain, but I think this highlighter has that effect on a person.
Next, the eye shadow palette. It comes in both a satin and shimmer finish, but I tested the shimmer variation (it is the Champagne Collection after all). I instantly fell in love with the bright gold shade on the far left side of the palette for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and underneath my brows, and found myself mixing the rest of the hues for a dimensional lid look. The colours are incredibly pigmented, blend beautifully with one another, and lasted all day. These colours might be a far cry from the usual nude shadows that I wear, but I may have just become a convert.
Becca x Jaclyn Hill's full Champagne Collection is available today May 26 on Sephora.com and in stores June 16.
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