During Sephora’s 20% off sale for Black and Gold members, I picked up the Becca Eyelights palette for $60 AUD (normal price is $76). While not the most expensive eyeshadow palette I’ve picked up, when you look at the amount of shadows, it is up there in price.
Onto formula, I feel like this palette has gotten a bad rap already, as it isn’t your typical matte/shimmer/highly-pigmented assortment (see Temptalia’s review). I think Becca was smart in calling this an eyelights palette, as the shades are more highlights for the eyes. This being said, I found I could use this palette on it’s own to create a really pretty eye look, and I still ended up using some of the shadows as cheek highlights too, as they are based off some of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors.
Admittedly, it was the gorgeous Après Ski Glow packaging that drew me to the collection, along with my love of all Becca products previously tried. The eyeshadows come in this stunning mirrored gold circular palette with a white snowflake pattern around the edges. As usual, they’ve knocked it out of the park, and it’s the classiest holiday packaging I’ve seen this year.
The palette is a snap-shut closure, and inside you get a giant, high-quality mirror. My only gripe with the product is how big the packaging is compared to the amount and size of the shadows. It feels like there’s a lot of wasted space, which could have been fixed with either more shadows, or a smaller-sized palette.
Pearl is a white shade with a light-gold shift, giving it a warm undertone. I had to build this colour up a bit, but I loved it as an inner corner highlight.
Rose Quartz is a soft, neutral-toned pink with a pale, rose gold shift. It’s practically identical to the full sized Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector, but possibly as more pigment when swatched next to the full sized highlight.
Moonstone is a pale-gold/champagne shade, and reminds me of theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer. I love this as a brow bone highlight!
Opal is a pale golden-bronze shade and swatches much darker on the skin than it looks in the pan. It’s beautiful all over the lid.
Topaz is a gold shade and has fantastic pigmentation. I recommend using a finger to pack this onto the lid to get something as pigmented as the swatch.
Toasted Marshmellow is a warm, light chocolate shade with a satin finish. I use this mainly as a crease shade, and found it to blend out well.
Hot Cocoa is a rusty-brown shade with a satin finish. It’s perfect for deepening up the crease area, or smoked out on the lower lash line.
If you love shimmers and satins, and don’t already own full sizes of Pearl, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Opal and Topaz, I think you’ll really enjoy this palette both for your eyes and cheeks. If you need matte shadows in your palette, or want really unique colours, this probably isn’t the palette for you.
Will you be picking up one of the Après Ski Glow palettes this holiday season? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!