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OK I see this comes in 3 shades (Clair 02, Medium 03, Dore 04). I can't figure out from the reviews which one is right for me.
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what color do you choose. I have fair skin, but would like a little color.
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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+

What it is:A sheer crème-liquid that perfects skin with light-reflecting pearls for a soft, natural glow.What it does:Achieve a subtle luminosity. This formula features ultrafine light-reflecting pearls that melt into your skin for polished, natural-looking radiance. Water-light and sheer, it has a prismatic effect that allows it to adjust in any light, so your refined glow is never lost.What else you need to know:This product has been dermatologically tested. Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+

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Must add to Becca Foundation?
I have the Becca Foundation in Nude, a nice match to my skin color. Feels like I have nothing on. Problem is, looks like I have nothing on. I am wondering if I need to add this highlighter to the foundation to make it look like I have something on my skin, otherwise, I am not sure of the purpose of the foundation as it really looks as if I have nothing on my skin at all. Do you add the highlighter to the foundation to get some effect, or is the highlighter a separate product that you use as a highlighter for your cheek bones, etc?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
6 answers
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answer 1
I mix it with my foundation (2 parts foundation to 1 part skin perfecter) and it is lovely.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
diva1227
(Kingsport, tn)
answer 2
A great foundation is supposed to look as if there is NOTHING on your skin--it sounds like you have a winner with this! For more color, opt for a blush in your skintone ("warm" or "cool"). This perfector would be great to add radiance to cheekbones or wherever you want extra emphasis or "oomph."
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
When my skin looks really good this looks really good. Have been using Amore Pacific serum; never have been impressed with any skin care product but can say after a week this has made my skin glow. Hence this ever so light not even as thick as most TM, looks lovely on my glowing skin. The key to success on this product is to have glowing clear skin without anything that needs covering. It is moisturizing, and then adds a hint of color with some SPF.
answered 11 months ago
liz48170
(plymouth,MI)
answer 4
I use the highlighter after I apply my foundation. Usually to the top of my cheekbones, brown bones, and upper lip. If you do apply it with your foundation I would only do it to your cheek area so you don't look oily.
answered 11 months ago
smileqt
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 5
It's not a foundation, it's a base, so it's won't add color to your skin. But rather it is designed to creat a great pallette upon which to apply your foundation, concealer, bronzer, highlighter, etc. I wasn't overly impressed with it for this purpose either, and found it just OK. I may set it aside and revisit it as the weather warms a bit. It's very light, imo.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 6
Becca's foundation is more meant to be a tinted moisturizer. It is not meant to give a huge amount of coverage, it is just to even out skin tone. You can add the shimmering skin perfector to the foundation. It will not give the foundation more coverage, it will just add dewiness to the skin.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jswim
(Grand Blanc)
Question
Is Opal too pink for very fair skin?
I have light brown to blonde hair, blue eyes, and very fair skin. My skin has slightly yellowish undertones that are ideally subtly counteracted by a slightly but not too pinkish tone; overall, though, I'm more cool than warm in skin tone. Moonstone looks more subtle than Opal but I'm concerned that it might be too warm or yellowish/golden and add to undesirable yellowish undertones, and I think I'd prefer some shade to the no-shade of Pearl. Which of these three shades should I get? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
draco
(Washington, DC)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
6 answers
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answer 1
I believe you could wear "Pearl" well; the other may exaggerate gold tones.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I recommend the Pearl if you have fair skin. I have fair skin with yellow undertones and the Pearl works great. Opal is more golden and I would recommend for medium skin toned faces.
answered 11 months ago
smileqt
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
I'd say the "PEARL" is colorless and just adds a dewy healthy "radiance" to your own skin natural tone. I prefer it for a subtle-but-effective "overall healthy glow". (Or you can build it up as a hi-liter of selected areas). I returned the "MOONSTONE", finding it a little too yellow & obvious on my light-medium yellow-undertoned skin.
answered 1 year ago
jennyinjersey
(Central NJ)
answer 4
I have fair skin with pink undertones. I've used both the pearl white and moonglow. Neither one show up as colored on the skin because they are so sheer. I assume the other colors are the same, so I think you will be fine with the opal. Sephora has free return policy! :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mattlaur
(Indiana)
answer 5
I love the lightest color (almost white) and have very light skin with a pink undertone, brunette hair. It works really well, looks very natural. Thats the color I would buy. Too much pink doesn't look good on pink skin and the lightest color just melts into your own skin, no color, so it looks really natural. I highly recommend this product. I have tried most of the Becca product line and its so so. This is the only stand out.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
midwestlady
answer 6
I would go for Pearl (more silver) or Moonstone (more gold). They are VERY similar and much more suitable for pale skin than Opal. I also found Opal to be too shimmery when I tried it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
girly455
(Toronto, Ont)
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availability
Is BECCA only available online?? I can't find in my local stores...
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
noonnoon
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
6 answers
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answer 1
You can find our list of locations on our website, BeccaCosmetics.com! If we're not in a Sephora near you, be sure to request our brand!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
beccacosmetics
answer 2
It is sold in stores. Go to Becca's website. Check the "retail locations" by entering your zip code and how far you're willing to travel. You'll find where you can purchase it.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
Not all sephora stores carry this product. I have purchased mine online.
answered 11 months ago
justerinie
(SA,TX)
answer 4
Sephora stores has started carrying it :)
answered 11 months ago
grace228
(Point Pleasant, NJ)
answer 5
Different stores carry different makeup/skincare lines. Call you local store and ask if they carry the product you are looking for.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
awolken
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 6
Right now it is only available online. It is a UK based company so it is near impossible to find in a store in the US.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jswim
(Grand Blanc)
Question
which color should I choose?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
4mypleasuretoo
(Palm Beach, FL)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
6 answers
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answer 1
I just got this in Pearl, Moonstone and Opal. I am medium tan skin with yellow undertone I use Dior airflash spray in linen and sand to mix them together to get my perfect match. Well, Pearl is my favorite it just gives me a natural glow while moonstone I do like but it has too much of a gold tone to it and the shimmer shows up more while Opal is out of the question for me it is dark gold/bronze and it looks like if my face is just shiny or oily it would be nicer for dark skin though while Pearl goes for every skintone I believe and I love it!
answered 7 months ago
judith1989
(Sioux Falls SD)
answer 2
It depends on whether you want a pure pearl glow or desire some gold and opalescence.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
Opal is a good middle of the road peachy/nude tint. Very happy with the choice - natural look
answered 11 months ago
grace228
(Point Pleasant, NJ)
answer 4
I'd say the "PEARL" is colorless and just adds a "radiance" to your own skin natural tone. I prefer it for a subtle nearly undetectable "everyday healthy glow". I returned the "MOONSTONE", finding it a little too yellow for my light-medium yellow-undertoned skin.
answered 1 year ago
jennyinjersey
(Central NJ)
answer 5
it depends on your skin tone.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 6
Depends on your skin tone. The lightest is light and bright on my fair skin. Watch Lisa Eldridge (go to her website). She has a good video and tips on how to choose the right color for your skin tone, for a natural glow.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
liz48170
(plymouth,MI)
Question
How do i choose a shade?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
ricco4
(jedford, ny)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
6 answers
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answer 1
It depends on whether you want an opalescent look, a golden glow, or a mix of both.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I have the White Pearl, it works really well with my skin tone (fair with yellow undertone). Identify your skin tone first, then try to match with the color options of the product; if you don't find the exact match, go with the closest lighter shade. That's my experience anyway, hope it works for you. Good luck!
answered 11 months ago
bbsm
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I've tried all four of them, and I honestly think you could put all of them except Topaz on fair skin without it looking too dark. I have what I consider to be light skin (darker than fair, lighter than medium-light) with yellow undertones and I use both Moonstone and Opal on a regular basis, and I can't tell the difference between the two of them once applied. These are so sheer that I keep Topaz around to even the tan out on my forehead from my side bangs.
answered 1 year ago
adri7218
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 4
I received a sample and loved it so much bought the regular size. The sample had a little color so I assumed it was moonglow, which is what I ordered. The sample ended up being pearl white. I really can't tell the difference, both are a very sheer nude that doesn't show when applied. I have fair skin and either are wonderful. I keep the sample in my travel bag.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mattlaur
(Indiana)
answer 5
pearl is great for light to fair skin tones. But, I feel like it could be used for any skin tone, as it doesn't have color pigment. It really goes on as shimmer and blends with your coloring. Hope it helps!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
texasfair
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 6
I am medium/tan and i use pearl. i know they have different shades but pearl gives the perfect glow and doesnt show up white at all. I would recommend it 1000%
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
masooma1117
(houston, tx)
Question
What is the best shade for fair skin?
I'm looking for the overall glow from within look and I tried a bit of the other illuminator in Josie Maran or Nars. I'm curious about this product and would like to get one to try on as people online says that it is not too glittering and should give you this very subtle glow look as if you have very healthy skin. I usually mix a pea size of the illuminator with my bb cream and I would like to do the same with this one.
I'm fair skin and in shade light with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation and in shade Sand 2 with Bobbie Brown Skin Foundation.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
JJMontreal
(Montreal)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
5 answers
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answer 1
Go with the Pearl shade. This product won't disappoint.
answered 11 months ago
smileqt
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 2
I would buy the Pearl. You can get a gold highlighter for days you want some gold glitz (the Balm is fantastic; JM has a bronzer that works great for this). You can use a sampe of LM Radiance Primer to get an Opal effect. The Pearl for light skin, is a great every day product. It just makes you look luminous. No color thus more natural looking. With light skin, I leave the color for night and special days thus Pearl is the color I have and I LOVE it. The only Becca product I can rave about. I mix it into moisturizer; and or dab it ontop of my cheekbones over brows and on bridge of nose and cupids bow. Looks VERY natural, not like using a pink or gold color which makes you look made up.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
midwestlady
answer 3
The lightest shade (pearl) works well on my pale skin- especially if you're looking for a true highlighter (and not a tinted, sparkly bronzer.) I use over my Laura Mercier creme foundation and it looks fab!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
osuchick142
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 4
I'm fair, blond, green eyes. I received the pale gold and it is subtle and great for my skin tone. It's a soft glow, not gliterry at all. I was afraid to buy the white, pearl color, as I am already too fair and was afraid of looking like disco. The gold adds a tiny bit of warmth. It's a very sheer product. Perfect to put wth foundation.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Merebonn
(Rockville, MD)
answer 5
I would go with Opal, it's my favorite! I use it every day!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
thirstysarah
(Miami, Florida)
Question
Best color match for my skin tone?
I am fair with pink undertones, green eyes and ash blond hair. Which color is best suited for my complexion?
asked 9 months ago
apr-78
(Oakland, CA)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
5 answers
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answer 1
Pearl
answered 7 months ago
Angellique
(Maryland)
answer 2
we could be twins. I use the moonshine, and it looks great.
answered 8 months ago
naphire
(Minneapolis, Mn.)
answer 3
You need to decide whether you want a pure pearl look or want to add some gold and opalescent sheen instead. Whatever you choose should be flattering.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
When I look at the link Sephora recommends for a skin tone match and put in Becca, this product is not an option to choose from. Good customer service would have known this! I mean, you're really making me work for it now. Come on!
answered 9 months ago
apr-78
(Oakland, CA)
answer 5
We recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
color selection
I received this as a sample in opal and i loved it. I am on the fence whether or not to choose opal or pearl since i am fair and cool toned. I liked opal very much but im wondering if pearl might be more flattering for my skin tone.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
msbungle
(yardley pa)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
4 answers
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answer 1
"Pearl" would work well for you, too. It's a matter of whether you want any golden tones or not. It seems like you can't go wrong here.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I use the Pearl shade and I have fair skin with yellow undertones.
answered 11 months ago
smileqt
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
If you're very fair, I would opt for pearl. But if you have tried a color you love, why change?
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 4
I am fair skinned and didn't see any impact with pearl. Stick with opal.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mon626
(Los Angeles ca.)
Question
is it suitable for sensitive skin to use all over the face?
asked 8 months ago
Franchen
(NYC)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
4 answers
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answer 1
No - not at all good for sensitive skin. Its ingredients are not good for anyone's skin. Becca needs to reformulate to take out the nasties.

It has a beautiful glowy shimmery (not glittery) look, but it would probably not look natural over the entire face. Luminizers/highlighters look best in only the spots needed for highlighting. Also, you wouldn't want to use them over highly wrinkled or textured skin since the radiance properties only emphasize the texture.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
natashabellova
(Pensacola, FL)
answer 2
according to the ingredient label, it does contain mineral oil. if you have problems with breakouts, you may want to use this sparingly. I have sensitive skin aswell, and I us it as a highlight over my foundation. no problems as of yet.
answered 8 months ago
naphire
(Minneapolis, Mn.)
answer 3
I have sensitive skin and have had no problems using it, but I would not use it all over my face for fear of looking too greasy/glittery!
answered 8 months ago
ghkim
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I checked the ingredients--you should, too. I think this would be comforting and not irritating.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
under or over powder for highlight?
Does this work better under or over powder when used for highlighting?
asked 6 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+
4 answers
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answer 1
I would not use powder over this product; it defeats the glow you are after in using it. Instead, try UD's All Nighter. I've had great success with locking down the glow for 12+ hours with this spray.
answered 2 months ago
sparkle1711
(Austin)
answer 2
Over. Under would lose the glow effect.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
kica
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I think if you use this as a highlighter or an all over face perfecter, this needs to go under any powder product you use.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Shanum
(Newark)
answer 4
I actually use this over my powder using a stippling brush to apply it to the areas I need to highlight. Hope this helps!
answered 6 months ago
Jamali
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