Not going to lie, I originally considered this palette because of all the hype around Jaclyn Hill. I don’t follow her on Youtube but Instagram swatches can get even the best of us.
What made this trio more compelling was the results when I Google searched the ‘Blushed Copper on Dark Skin.’ Search it yourself and you will not be disappointed. It looked so good on the Black women who reviewed it that I had to see if it would work with yellower undertones.
I picked this up at Sephora for $44CAD.
Each one of these is just under 1/3 the size of a regular Shimmering Skin Perfector. You’re not actually getting much of a value (if any) but I prefer smaller pan size with greater variation because I hardly ever finish any one product.
I packed these first two highlights on very heavily. So any powdery finish you’re seeing on the skin is unlikely during a normal application.
I felt very ‘meh’ about Pearl as it wasn’t particularly shimmery. But I think it would make a nice brown bone, nose and upper lip highlight. Much like this image we’ve discussed in the Highlighting and Strobing post.
Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop is extremely pretty on darker skin tones that I don’t think I captured it well enough here. To put it in perspective, I audibly gasped when I first swatched it on my arm. That’s how beautiful the heavy pigment and sheen was. I maintain that yellow golds (like Champagne Pop) make the best highlights for WOC.
And finally, pour la pièce de resistance! Blushed Copper looks unfairly good next to the other two because it serves as both a blush and a highlight. For a shade that’s lamented as not being workable it works pretty damn well on darker skin tones. I’m in love.
Besides the fact that you can see my baby hairs in all their HD glory I hope this picture also captures all of the shimmer and how it captures the light. Make sure to click on the picture to zoom.
Below is another photo which gives more of a full face effect of the shade.
I’m a huge fan BUT it’s quite shimmery and I know that some people aren’t into that. Personally I think if you can put up with the chunky glitter of some NARS blushes then you can put up with this shade’s lovely sheen.
I also applied this at 9:00AM and when I got home at 5:00PM after classes it still looked pigmented. It was a little splotchy on the high points of my cheek but that was most likely from where I rest my hands throughout the day. On the apples of the cheeks I did look a bit oily, but that’s normal for me and any blush that has shimmer in it.
Hope this was helpful!