Jul 13, 2017

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter For Face and Eye & Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Light Chaser & Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss review swatches photos
Becca Light Chaser Highlighter For Face and Eye in Amethyst Flashes Geode (R)
Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Opal & Jade (L) -

I skipped on the Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette but couldn't do the same when Becca subsequently rolled out Light Chaser Highlighter and Crystal Glow Gloss. They were more irresistible due to the recent 25% off sale, and maybe I didn't research enough before I pulled out my plastic. 

Becca Light Chaser & Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss review swatches photos

Please don't get me wrong. These are beautifully made and do exactly what they are supposed to do - Light Chasing and Crystalizing. 

Becca Amethysts Flashes Geode review swatch
Becca Light Chaser Highlighter For Face and Eyes, Amethyst Flashes Geode

According to Becca, Light Chaser Highlighter is "a kaleidoscopic highlighter that can create unprecedented colour dimension when struck by the light". I read it as "multi-use eye/cheek color with infused highlighter" and chose Amethyst Flashes Geode because it looked pinkiest out of 6 limited edition colors offered.

Becca Amethysts Flashes Geode review swatch

Amethyst Flashes Geode is lovely used either way, but I think I prefer to wear it as a blush. The color looks like a slightly warm shimmery mauvy pink in real life but does appear more of an amethyst when photographed. This is a great summer color that goes with pretty much everything, but it is the kind that makes people wonder, "what is she wearing?" The subtle color transformation is rather brilliant. As an eyeshadow, it is a pretty all-over color that I can easily pair with a darker creme base. Amethyst Flashes Geode coordinates beautifully with my other favorite from Becca, Prismatic Amethyst

Becca Opal & Jade gloss review swatch
Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Opal & Jade

Opal & Jade is pretty as heck from the tube and I was so sure that the pinky base would be more pronounced on my lips. Nope. The green shimmer is so dense that it kind of washes me out if I wear this alone (it reminds me of Urban Decay Solstice eyeshadow in a way). It does a great job muting a bright lip color and adding shimmer and glitz to the lips, but I do wish the base was more pigmented and contained less shimmer. If you have pigmented lips, you might enjoy this glitzy formula more. The lip gloss smells like coconut vanilla and has a nice thick consistency.

Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode, Opal & Jade swatches

Despite the minor disappointment, I have been wearing these quite often. Here are a few looks.

Becca light chaser highlighter review swatch FOTD
On the eyes, I based the lid space with a pencil eyeshadow then blended out using the Becca, which was also worn on my cheeks.
I applied a bright cherry pink gel tint on my lips then applied the Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss on top.

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter Amethyst Flashes Geode swatch review
Overall look - you can see the amethyst glow in action here.

Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss Opal & Jade swatch review
Here is another look that is much similar except for the lips. 
I am wearing the gloss alone on the lips. It photographs nicely but looks a bit pale in person.

I hope these swatches and photos are helpful since they both color-shift quite a bit. I don't think I'd get more of the gloss but would be interested in trying a few more Light Chaser Highlighters.

Have you tried these? What do you think of them?

Join the conversation!

  1. Oh! I think that makes an absolutely lovely blush. I have an old VOV blush that has a similar sort of purple sheen on a pinky magenta base. It looks great on you, the way it hits the light!

    1. Thanks, Mimi! :) I was surprised myself when I saw the pics because the color is way more purple than from the pan. It still looks very natural but definitely a unique color that I have.

  2. So glowy!! I love how the blush looks. The gloss looks beautiful too, Lena. The shimmers definitely add dimension to the face *love*!

    1. Thank you, Lily. :) I don't mind having this gloss in my (now) small gloss collection, but I don't find it is perfect for me to reach for everyday. The shimmer is very pretty. I just wish it wasn't so dense. ;p

  3. Ahh,it's actually quite obvious and unique!

    I waited a day not sure what to get then the sale was gone! At least I dont have a habit of using highlighter...The compact looks nice and non rubbery at all(I thought about getting another beach tint though)

    1. I almost always use highlighter of a form so it's their highlighters I look at. If you haven't ordered from them, sign up and get 20% off. Becca ships free with no minimum and delivery is very fast since they are local. The case actually feels sturdier than the regular sized one for some reason. (Gloss is too big..) ;)

  4. Sales do have a way of motivating us to impulse buy rather than research thoroughly don't they ;p These look like they worked out for you though Lena :D The Light Chaser Highlighter shade you chose looks as gorgeous in the packaging as it does on your face! It's definitely a unique shade and nice that the product can be used in multiple ways. Hope you've been faring well in this heat! Enjoy a lovely weekend! Gonna text you soon about meeting up for lunch now that my schedule isn't that crazy anymore ^_^

    1. I like to believe that I'm an online shopping expert (haha) and save myself from hassles, but it is true that sometimes I end up with stuff that is not 100% satisfactory. No major qualms about this purchase, though. I'm liking that amethyst glow a lot and it goes nicely with Becca Amethyst highlighter, too. I went to downtown twice yesterday and thought of you. Would love to meet up with you and have lunch soon. Hope you have a great weekend! <3


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