Holiday Highlighters: Dior, La Mer & Becca

There is always a massive release of highlighters during the holiday season. I grabbed a few of the new ones so I thought I would put them all together for you in a post. I grabbed La Mer The Illuminating Powder, Dior Nude Air Luminizer in Precious Rocks & Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Gradient Glow.


Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks. Details per Nordstrom:

What it is: A limited-edition reinterpretation of the iconic Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer that features a motif created exclusively for the Precious Rocks collection.

What it does: It is a powder as light as a breeze, featuring a formula highly concentrated with illuminating pigments. Applied in gentle touches, it highlights areas of the face to catch and reflect the light. It comes with a brush and leaves behind a virtually imperceptible texture, revealing glowing skin for a radiantly luminous complexion.

This one is stunning. I just stared at it for a while. The gemstone cut design is quite nice. I didn’t want to use this one and wreck the design. However, I did mess it up eventually. This is a large compact you get 0.35 oz of product for $57. This has the same formula, size, set up (blue velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush) and quilted silver case as the permanent ones. This is just a limited edition shade. The texture is finely milled, light as air. It’s weightless seriously. I reviewed the original formula HERE.

The color is similar to shade 002 but this one is more nude, less pink. It’s a bit darker as well. This Precious Rocks is a pearly, frosty light nude champagne with some hints of peach and pink. You might also call it a light rose gold champagne nude. It has a few hints is very very fine micro glitter in it, which is not present in the original shades. You can barely tell but it is there. I hate micro glitter but this one is fine for me. It’s very frosty and pigmented. Apply this with a light hand and build up. I prefer to use the Wayne Goss Air Brush for this one which always gives me a light application.


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Gradient Glow. Details per Ulta.

Swirl, glow & go! A celebration of highlight, BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Gradient Glow includes 5 best-selling shades all in one place! Features Bronzed Amber, Moonstone, Opal, Rose Gold and Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter. Each shade can be used alone or swirled together to create a custom glow for the highlight of your life! Everyone has a favorite feature, shine a light on yours.

Like a spotlight for the skin, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter lights up your favorite features. Inspired by the dazzling light of the midday sun, this iconic formula is enriched with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect and refract light to amplify your natural radiance. The multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. And unlike traditional pressed powders, this one-of-a-kind formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies like seamless silk and never cakes.

I love the Becca pressed highlighters. They are a buttery and creamy powder formula, never dry or powdery. I usually only like Opal as all the others are normally too pale, warm or deep for my tastes. I do love their duo chrome ones recently released. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors can get very frosty and are heavy duty highlighters. These are not for those who love a light glow. Start light and build up.

The shades are too small to use separately unless you use an eyeshadow brush. Swirled together they are an intense shimmering warm bronzed rose gold. This is not a pale shade so it will be hard for pale skin tones to pull this off. I even found it a bit too deep and warm for my light medium warmer skin tone. Out of the three shades I purchased this was my least favorite. Fabulous formula, just not the right shade for me. I like using the Wayne Goss Air Brush on this one too.

La Mer The Illuminating Powder. Details per Nordstrom:

What it is: A lightweight, shimmering pressed powder.

What it does: It’s infused with illuminating gemstones, brilliant pearls and color-true pigments that provide all complexions with a healthy-looking, luminous glow.

This beauty comes housed in a weighty brown metal compact with a floral design on the front. This compact is so heavy and luxe, very very pretty. This is pricey at $130, it’s not a large compact either you only get 0.28 oz of product. I didn’t expect to love it, but it’s really nice. This is so finely milled and lightweight. Not that drier lightweight powder like Dior but just a nice lightweight powder. It’s not powdery at all.

This has three lightly shimmering shades in the compact–A light pink, light creamy gold & pale peach. The silver splash is overspray and comes off after a few uses. The compact being small makes it hard to use these colors separately, so while I did swatch them separately the swirled combination is what you’re really going to get. Together they are a lightly shimmering light champagne with hints of peach and pink in the tone. It’s just enough pink and peach to keep it from being a standard pale champagne. This just gives me the most amazing completely natural glow. It’ a truly divine formula and the case is quite spectacular. You could use a goat highlighter brush to apply this one to get a deeper pigment or heavier application. You won’t overdo it with this one.

Top to Bottom–Dior Precious Rocks Sheered Out than Heavy, Dior Nude Air 002:

Becca Gradient Glow–Top to Bottom in Palette than Mixed:

La Mer The Illuminating Powder–Colors Separate (Pink, Cream, Peach) than Mixed:

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