Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Review & Swatches
Becca collaborated with Jaclyn Hill, yet again, to release this 5-piece collection, which they call the Champagne Collection. Only four of the items are new, and only two are limited edition. The entire collection is exclusively available at Sephora (both online and in-stores beginning June 16th). The hype surrounding this collection is oh-so real, and I'm happy to be able to give you my no-frills review on each and every piece.
If you haven't seen my video review yet, here it is! If you prefer to just read the written review and see the swatch pictures, just keep scrolling ;)
Let's get started by talking about the product that is completely worth the hype- the Champagne Collection Face Palette. This limited-edition palette retails for $52, and it is 100% worth the price. It holds 20.4g or 0.72oz of product total (there is no breakdown on the amount of product in each individual pan, but visually, the highlighters seem to be larger than the blushes).
Here's a breakdown of exactly what you get in the palette, and my thoughts on each of the formulas:
1) Luminous Blush in Rosé Spritz- medium, shimmering peachy pink. Very smooth and blendable. Gives some nice dimension on the face, but doesn't have actual specks of glitter. It can still be used with one of the highlighters without looking overly sparkly.
2) Mineral Blush in Amaretto- mid-tone rosy brown. This is my favorite type of blush color to wear, because it's neutral, but it still gives a healthy flush on the cheeks. Very blendable and buildable.
3) Mineral Blush in Pamplemousse- bright coral-pink. This one is ULTRA pigmented, so if you have a light to medium skin tone, be careful with this one. The best part about this color is that it literally flatters ALL skin tones. Because of the intense pigmentation, this color will still pop on deep skin tones.
4) Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop- perfect, light champagne peach. This is the original collaboration between Becca and Jaclyn Hill, and it's still a classic in my eyes. The color is very flattering on almost all skin tones. I do think the texture of this product in the palette is a little drier than the one I have in single form, but it's still just as pigmented, and works just as well during application.
5) Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Prosecco Pop- true golden-peach. On my skin tone, this color looks very similar to Champagne Pop, even in a concentrated swatch, let alone diffused on my cheeks. There's nothing wrong with this product or the formula at all, I just think it's too similar to Champagne Pop for them to be included in the same palette (at least, for my skin tone).
Here's a look at some swatches:
Let's move on to discussing the Champagne Collection Eye Palette. This limited-edition palette retails for $40, and holds 8.5g or 0.3oz of product total (each eyeshadow contains 1.7g or 0.06oz). This palette is the definition of the word "ordinary." There is NOTHING special about this palette. The colors are boring, the quality is average, and the price is excruciatingly high.
Here's a breakdown of exactly what you get in this eyeshadow palette:
1) Chardonnay- foiled, white pearl. This color is best applied with your fingers, but it works with a stiff brush, too. This is probably the best performing eyeshadow in the entire palette.
2) Champagne Toast- foiled, medium rose-champagne. This color NEEDS to be applied with fingers or a damp brush. It's pretty flakey and will need to be built up a few times for full pigmentation.
3) Cordial- matte, medium mauve. A little chalky, but probably the best performing matte or satin eyeshadow in this palette.
4) Cognac- satin, medium neutral brown. Needs to be layered for "full" pigmentation, and even then, it's not fully opaque. A major letdown, especially since it's not a unique color by any stretch of the imagination, and MANY other brands have a color exactly like this with a superior formula.
5) Bordeaux- satin, medium plum-brown. Again, this one needs a lot of layering for full pigmentation, but even then, it's really patchy. Major letdown.
And now, so you can see my point, here are the swatches:
And finally, we have the formula extensions to the cult-favorite color, Champagne Pop. There is now a liquid and cream version of your favorite highlighter color.
Let's discuss the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. It retails for $41 for 1.7oz of product. The price seems steep, but there is definitely a reason for that. The Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid is the epitome of a multi-use product, and it has long been a makeup artist favorite. You can apply it directly on top of your makeup and use it as you would a powder highlighter. You can apply it as a base to your powder highlighter. You can mix it in with your foundation for an all-over glowy look. You can use it under your foundation for a truly, lit-from-within makeup look. You can mix it in with some body lotion and apply it all over for a radiant, beach goddess look. As you can see, the sky is the limit!
Now for the Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Champagne Pop. It retails for $38 for 0.28oz. This is a more concentrated, thicker cream version of the liquid. It is slightly less versatile (in my opinion) than the liquid version, and it's a lot more expensive considering the amount of product you get. I like using my fingers to apply it, although a stipple brush works well, too.
Here are some comparison swatches between the three different formulas of Champagne Pop:
You can probably tell from the swatches, but the pressed version is by far the most pigmented and truly sparkly. The poured version is less glowy than the pressed, but it can be built up fairly quickly. The liquid version is the more user-friendly version, particularly if you're afraid of going overboard on the shimmer. The liquid version would look great on someone with more mature skin, or someone who has large pores that they're not trying to emphasize.
Honestly, after going over everything, there's only one real must-have for me, and that is the face palette. If you don't own any of the Shimmering Skin Perfectors yet (in the liquid form), you may want to look into Champagne Pop. I will say that if you already own Opal and/or Moonstone, I don't feel like Champagne Pop is all that different in color. If you're interested in the face palette, grab it sooner rather than later! It's limited edition and has already sold out multiple times online. If you can find it, snatch that baby up! I hope this helps in your buying decisions, and happy shopping!
xoxo Eshani a.k.a. TotalMakeupJunkie101