Monday, May 30, 2016

Last Look: The Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection + A Full Style & Beauty Look


The Internet has been positively agog with the arrival of the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection.  The highlighter compact and eyeshadow palette have been splashed across every imaginable medium of social media (Instagram! Twitter! Snapchat!), accompanied by the glow-centric looks we've come accustomed to expecting from BECCA (Opal, reviewed HERE and HERE is a perennial favorite for me).  

I was thankful to have had an early preview of the products but wanted to adequately swatch and test them before sharing everything on Beauty Professor. While this Champagne Collection story may not be the first you've read, it's my goal that it will be the last one you need to make informed decisions regarding which items from the line you plan to procure! Consequently, the deluge of images that follow reflect my experience with the collection coupled with a dash of style for good measure.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

The BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection consists of five key products:



The *Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette features five finely milled shades for the face; designed to add warmth, flush and glow, the powders apply sheerly but are pigmented and buildable enough for a stunning effect:
  • Rose Spritz is a golden peachy pink blush
  • Amaretto is a warm tan bronzer-meets-blush
  • Pamplemousse is a fuchsia pink with little to no shimmer
  • Champagne Pop is a white gold with pinky peach undertones
  • Prosecco Pop is a yellow gold champagne beige shade with more pigmentation, overall, than Champagne Pop
Although the entire palette is wearable, I find myself using Amaretto as a bronzer, Rose Spritz on the Apples of the cheeks and a mixture of Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop on the high points of my face (upper cheekbones, bridge of nose and Cupid's bow) as demonstrated in the images at the end of this post.  Pamplemousse is lovely, but it is currently too strong for my cheeks...perhaps I'll give it another try when I get a bit more sun this summer.  All in all, the palette is gorgeous and the shades layer nicely...definitely worth obtaining (if you haven't already) when stock is replenished!

  


Swatches in direct sunlight.
Swatches in direct sunlight.


The *Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Champagne Toast comes in a pale gold streamlined case which houses five neutral shades of eyeshadow for a wealth of combinations:
  • Shimmering pale gold
  • Radiant light bronze
  • Matte thistle mauve
  • Matte warm brown
  • Matte deep eggplant purple
Smooth and buttery with significant color payoff (swatches below reflect a single pass on the skin), I was quite impressed with the quality of the shadows and believe this is an excellent option for those seeking a capsule collection of warm naturals in various finishes.  I prefer shimmering/satin finish over matte (more forgiving in hasty application moments) and find myself applying the bronze all over the eye with a touch of the mauve in the crease and a bit of the shimmering pale gold blended up to my brow bone (as demonstrated in the images at the end of this post).  While the matte shades are lovely, they are just not as natural for me but I will continue to experiment with different looks in the coming weeks.

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The collection also features Champagne Pop in two compact formulas:


  • *Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop: This gossamer-light powder glides on skin, imparting immense radiance--a warm golden light, if you will--that is easy to apply and lasts all day.  Although this shade was previously released, I didn't actually try it until the debut of this collection and now I understand the hype!  Even when the most minute amount is used, the shade instantly illuminates the face and the glow looks almost "wet" in all the best possible ways.  It is a different glow than the softer radiance that my beloved Opal creates and the warmer tone of this powder is completely apropos for the warmer months ahead.  I adore it!
  • *Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Champagne Pop: A cream version of the above, this more subdued formula translates as a touch more matte than then powder and is marvelous for getting the glow without the gleam.





  • Finally, the *Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop is a liquid version of the ubiquitous warm gold hue which can be mixed into foundation, applied atop base and blended into the décolleté and on arms and legs to deliver immediate light to the surface of the skin.  As the image below demonstrates, the liquid is highly blendable for the most natural radiance possible!

    Swatches in direct sunlight. 

    Other essentials.
    // FACE // In the images below, I also used the following products:
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 

    Lipmix in action. 

    // A Dash of Style// I am wearing:
    • Eileen Fisher Scrunch Neck Turtleneck: I cannot get enough simple black turtlenecks, even when the weather gets warmer, I'll still be wearing them...I'll simply replace my jeans with cutoff shorts.  The timeless classic appeal knows no end for me and Eileen Fisher makes one of the best ones on the market...a plethora of good reviews!
    • Levi's 501 Jeans (also at REVOLVE): These relaxed jeans have a near perfect fit (medium rise, boyfriend cut and slim ankles) and can be dressed up or down, depending on footwear.
    • Miz Mooz Cali Ankle Cuff Sandals (also worn HERE):  I have worn these interesting little sandals countless times since picking them up earlier this past spring.  They are extremely comfortable and have adjustable ankle detailing that will work for a variety of foot types.  Finally, I have an unapologetic penchant for buying shoes that combine black and brown(isn) and this darling pair most definitely fit the bill! 
    Comfortable and unique, the Miz Mooz Cali Ankle Cuff Sandals have been on constant rotation in my life. 

    The following images reflect all face and style products in action in afternoon light: 




    The Champagne Collection Toasted Champagne Palette on the lids + Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stain alone on the lips.
    Champagne Pop glow on the upper cheeks.
    For a creamy nude I added a coat of the TEMPTU Color True Lipstick in Buffed Nectar (reflected on the lips in the last two images).


    Last look.
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    Bottom Line:  I hope you found this overview of the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection helpful and inspiring. The products in the collection are truly sublime and well worth the pursuit. 

    Good things ahead, including a fragrance profile, a glimpse into my vitamin routine and a host of new product procurements...can't wait to share!

    xx,

    --The Beauty Professor 


    ** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

    4 comments:

    1. Rachel, I am so glad you did a review of Jacklyn Hill's new Becca collection. I plan on getting both palettes as I think they would be perfect for any age gal! Her YouTube video of the launch is a treat and she has collaborated to make a gorgeous product line. Your outfit is stunning as you are. Love the look. Thanks!

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      1. Hello dear Debi!

        Thank so much for your comment...your support means so much to me! I am still wearing Champagne Pop all of the time!

        XO,

        --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Hi B.P. a great post and u truly look stunning! !

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      1. Hi Lynn,

        Thank you, my friend! Hope your summer is going well!

        XO and talk soon,

        --The Beauty Professor

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