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Becca ” Glow on the Go ” Kit Review / Recenzija

Hello ! Long time no see ! 😁

As you can tell – I’ve redesigned the website, so now I can finally get back to my writing ! Being a Gemini = sick perfectionist on the loose. I’m trying to learn a bit more about CSS and some other stuff, just to be more familiar with my blog on the tech side. I’ll also improve the quality of my pictures in the near future. Even though this is a hobby for me, I want to give my best. Hope y’all like the changes ! 😊

OK – So, let’s cut to the chase.

For the first time, I’m here with my impressions of a makeup set – An adorable highlighter kit called ” Glow on the Go” by BECCA Cosmetics.

The review is as always, divided into several segments, so feel free to skip the parts you find boring 😉 :

Zdravo ! 😁

Konačno se vraćam pisanju posle duže pauze. Blog je ujedno doživeo manje izmene u vizuelnom smislu… To vam je kada ste bolesni Blizanac perfekcionista I nemate mira dok apsolutno sve nije onako kako ste zamislili.  Iako je meni ovo lep hobi, potrudiću se da vam u skorijoj budućnosti pružim dosta kvalitetniju fotografiju. Počela sam da učim i malo o CSS-u, prosto kako bih bila više upoznata sa tehničkom stranom vođenja bloga, s obzirom da sve sama radim. Toliko o tome, nadam se da će vam se svideti predstojeće promene ! 😊

Nakon ove krajnje dosadne uvertire, prelazim na ono što vas sve najviše i interesuje. Po prvi put vam dolazim sa recenzijom jednog malog seta šminke. U pitanju je set hajlajtera pod nazivom ” Glow on the Go” australijskog brenda BECCA Cosmetics.

Recenzija je kao I uvek podeljena na nekoliko segmenata, zato slobodno preskočite šta vas ne zanima 😉 

AN INTRO REGARDING BECCA COSMETICS / MALI UVOD O BECCA KOZMETICI

While doing an extensive research for the perfect foundation formula, former MUA Rebecca Morrice Williams from Perth, Australia, came to an idea of a makeup brand. With the help of Steven Schapera, her CEO & business partner at the time, Becca Cosmetics was finally launched in 2001.

If you would use a word to describe the brand at the time, I’d probably say – “diversity”. Rebecca’s goal was to produce a makeup line that caters to all – women of all color, undertone and skin type. Something that wasn’t as present on the market at the time. For example, one of their first products was a foundation that covered a range of 30 shades and a concealer in 34 colors ( as I’ve read in an old interview for BeautyMarked ).

Her development team also knew for inclusivity. Members like Elizabeth Reeves, a Kenyan born Australian model and MUA, helped Rebecca understand the needs among women of color in Australia when it comes to makeup. Becca Cosmetics also had a special condition for retailers : You want to work with us ? – Sell ALL the shades. 10 shades out of 30 on your shelves ? – Bye Felicia. The company had a lot of integrity, and stood by their policy.

With years the brand grew, selling more than 350 products worldwide, with the “Shimmering Skin Perfector ” liquid highlighter as one of their first best sellers. Becca also became very popular among celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Cate Blanchett etc..

Unfortunately, you know what they say – ” Business is Business”.

In 2012, Rebecca sold Becca Cosmetics to Luxury Brand Partners, but was still a part of the cosmetic group. The brand went through a “reinvention” process, resulting in a massive reduction of products. In 2016, Luxury Brand Partners sold Becca to conglomerate Estée Lauder. Since fall of the same year, Rebecca is no longer affiliated with the company.

Nakon višegodišnjeg istraživanja u potrazi za savršenom formulom pudera, bivši šminker Rebeka Moris Vilijams iz Perta u Australiji, donosi odluku da pokrene sopstveni brend kozmetike. Uz pomoć Stivena Šejpira, tadašnjeg poslovnog partnera, Rebeka 2001. godine uspešno lansira na tržište Becca Cosmetics. Ukoliko biste opisivali tadašnji brend jednom rečju, verovatno biste rekli -” raznolikost”. Rebeka je imala za cilj kreiranje linije dekorativne kozmetike, koja bi zadovoljila veoma širok spektar potrošača. Predstavljala bi kozmetiku za apsolutno svaki tip, boju i podton kože. U prilog tome govore i neki od njihovih prvih proizvoda : Samo puder i korektor su već u startu obuhvatali preko 30 nijansi ( kako je i sama izjavila u jednom starom intervjuu za BeautyMarked ). 

U samom razvojnom timu kompanije, takođe nije bilo ni traga isključivosti. Članovi tima, poput  šminkerke i modela Elizabete Rivs , inače Australijanke rodom iz Kenije, od velikog su značaja bili po Rebeku, pre svega u boljem upoznavanju sa potrebama žena tamnije puti u Australiji. Becca je imala i posebnu politiku, kada je bila u pitanju distribucija i rad sa maloprodajnim lancima. Svako je morao da ispuni 1 uslov – Ili prodajete SVE nijanse naših proizvoda, ili zaboravite na saradnju sa nama. Kompanija je odisala integritetom, čvrsto se držeći svojih principa. 

Tokom godina, popularnost brenda sve više raste. Raspolažu sa preko 350 proizvoda koji se uspešno prodaju širom sveta. Naravno, tu je i “Shimmering Skin Perfector ” tečni hajlajter , kao jedan od najprodavanijih proizvoda iz Becca asortimana. Među ljubiteljima njihovih proizvoda, sada su već tu i svetske zvezde poput Naomi Kembel, Bijonse, Kejt Blanšet, Kameron Dijaz itd..

Nažalost, postoji i onaj izraz – ” Biznis je biznis “.

2012. godine, Rebeka prodaje Becca Cosmetics kompaniji Luxury Brand Partners, s tim da je tada još uvek bila deo Becca grupe. Tada su usledile i određene promene, pre svega u vidu drastičnog smanjenja asortimana proizvoda. 2016. godine Luxury Brand Partners prodaje Becca Cosmetics, konglomeratu Estée Lauder . Od jeseni iste godine, Rebeka više nema nikakvog udela u radu same kompanije.

PACKAGING / AMBALAŽA

You get an adorable pearlescent cardboard box, that features 2 travel-size products : the ” Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ” & the ” Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight “. Both are in Becca’s best-selling shade – Opal. You’re actually getting the Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter in two forms – liquid & pressed pan. They both come in a nice plastic packaging : “Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight” comes in a lip gloss like container with a straight doe foot applicator, while the “Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed” comes in a cute plastic compact with a small mirror. Had no issues with the packaging, the liquid highlighter’s lid seals tight, the compact won’t open easily, all in all, good quality.

With the liquid highlighter, you get 5 ml/0.17 fl. Oz of product, while the compact pressed version carries 2.4 g/0.08 Oz ( regular size compact carries 8 g). The liquid version is made in Germany and assembled in China, with a shelf life of 6 months after opening. Pressed version is made in USA, with a longer shelf life of 24 months after opening.

Kao što vidite, u okviru preslatke sedefaste kartonske kutijice, nalaze se dve mini verzije hajlajtera. U pitanju su ” Shimmering Skin Perfector ” hajlajter u kamenu, I “Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight ” , njegova tečna verzija . Oba hajlajtera su u najprodavanijoj  Becca nijansi – Opal. Proizvodi imaju finu plastičnu ambalažu, SSP Spotlight se nalazi u bočici poput sjaja za usne, sa ravnim sunđerastim aplikatorom za lakše nanošenje, dok se SSP u kamenu nalazi u malom kompaktu sa ogledalcem. Ambalaža je dobre izrade, tako da nemam zamerki – nema straha od samootvaranja kompakta, bočica se takođe čvrsto zatvara. Sve u svemu, sasvim pristojan kvalitet.

Kada je u pitanju gramaža tj. mililitraža, dobijate 5 ml tečnog hajlajtera odnosno 2,4 gr hajlajtera u kamenu ( njegovo standardno pakovanje sadrži 8gr ). Tečna verzija je napravljena u Nemačkoj i sastavljena u Kini, sa rokom trajanja od 6 meseci nakon otvaranja. Hajlajter verzija u kamenu  napravljena je u SAD-u, sa rokom trajanja od 2 godine ( 24 meseca ) nakon otvaranja.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT / O SAMOM PROIZVODU

Like I’ve mentioned it earlier, this is a highlighter set, containing the exact same SSP shade, just in two different forms – liquid and pressed powder.  Unfortunately, this set doesn’t come in every SSP shade, so for now you can only get the Shimmering Skin Perfector kit in Opal and Champagne Pop ( former collaboration shade with Jaclyn Hill ). I do hope they’ll change this, since the set is a best-seller. This fall, the company has also launched Opal and the other SSP pressed highlighters in a mini version, so hopefully this kit will also be available in other SSP shades in the near future. These are also travel-size products, so they are great for on the go.

Kao što sam već spomenula, ovo je hajlajterski set koji se u principu sastoji iz dve verzije Shimmering Skin Perfector-a : tečne i u kamenu. Set je za sada nažalost samo dostupan u nijansi Opal i odnedavno u nijansi Champagne Pop ( nekadašnja kolaboracija sa Džeklin Hil) . Zaista se nadam da će se set uskoro pojaviti i u ostalim SSP nijansama, s obzirom da je jedan od njihovih najprodavanijih proizvoda. Becca je inače ove jeseni lansirala i mini verzije svih nijansi SSP hajlajtera, tako da realizacija i ovih setova u svim SSP nijansama nije nemoguća. Ovo su inače putne verzije proizvoda, tako da ih lako možete nositi sa sobom.

FUNCTIONALITY & USABILITY / FUNKCIONALNOST & UPOTREBLJIVOST

The products can be used just as every highlighter – to accentuate the high-points of the face. You could use them on your cheeks, nose bridge or Cupid’s bow. The pressed version can also be used all over the lid as an eye shadow, in the inner corners, or under the brow bone .  

Fun tip : Every person should know how to highlight there own face in according to their face shape and features. Take a mirror and go to a source of light ( window, indoor lights etc) after you put on your most greasy face product – e.g a face oil or cream. While moving your head around, you’ll see where the light hits your face. That way you’ll get those perfect and unique highlighting spots. 😊

Oba proizvoda možete koristiti naravno kao i svaki hajlajter – prvenstveno da naglasite visoke tačke na licu. Možete ih koristiti na jagodičnoj kosti, mostu nosa ili iznad gornje usne. Verzija u kamenu je odlična i kao senka preko celog kapka, ili za hajlajtovanje ispod obrve i u unutrašnjim uglovima očiju.

Zabavni trik : Kako biste znali kako da hajlajtujete svoje lice u skladu sa njegovim oblikom i crtama – Nanesite najmasniji proizvod koji imate, tipa neko ulje, serum ili hidratantnu kremu. Uzmite ogledalo i ispred nekog izvora svetlosti ( kod prozora, ispred nekog osvetljenja), pomeranjem glave, videćete koja su najbolja mesta za hajlajtovanje isključivo vašeg lica. 😊

APPLICATION & IMPRESSIONS / PRIMENA & UTISCI

When describing this highlighter’s shade, I’d say that this is a more warm, peachy – dusty rose color, with some subtle gold shimmer in it. The ingredients are very finely mild, don’t appear chunky or glittery on the skin. The liquid version is on the thicker side, with a slight powdery scent. They both don’t accentuate the skin’s texture like some other highlighters. You can use whatever brush you’d like with the pressed version, and it works great with both natural and synthetic bristles. For example, a fan brush, or a more fluffy, less dense blending brush, whatever you prefer. With the liquid form, I stick to my fingers. Just dab a few dots of the SSP onto the skin and blend them out with your ring finger.

The products can be applied in a dramatic or a more subtle way, giving the face a nice, healthy, glow. You could use each product on its own, or both of them together. Pretty much, it just depends on the intensity/impact you want to achieve.

When it comes to the intensity, I’d say that the liquid form can be a bit less intense than the pressed – since you can shear it out with your fingers, so it’s perfect for daytime. If you would use them together, the pressed version adheres perfectly onto the liquid form. This way you’ll amplify the intensity of the shade. When it comes to the longevity, had no issues with them rubbing off easily, pretty good wear, and if you use them on top of each other, the highlighter is practically sealed.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal

Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter in Opal

Pressed Highlighter with the Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight underneath.
As you can see, the Spotlight amplifies the highlighter's intensity & undertone.

Što se tiče same Opal nijanse, opisala bih je kao jednu toplu, breskva – prljavo roze nijansu, sa diskretnim šimerom. Kvalitet izrade hajlajtera je odličan, šimer ne deluje krupno niti previše upadljivo. Tečna verzija je malo gušća, blagog puderastog mirisa. Hajlajteri takođe ne ističu puno teksturu kože. Podjednako se ponaša kao sa prirodnim tako i sa sintetičkim četkicama.

Možete koristiti koju god četkicu želite, kako klasičnu lepeza tako i neke ređe gustine četkice za blendiranje. Izbor je apsolutno na vama. Što se tiče tečne verzije, tu se lično držim prstiju. Prosto nanesete nekoliko kapi hajlajtera na kožu i domalim prstom jednostavno utapkate proizvod da se stopi sa podlogom. Sa oba proizvoda možete postići kako suptilniju dnevnu, tako i dramatičniju, večernju, varijantu hajlajtovanja. Hajlajtere možete koristiti kako svaki pojedinačno, tako i zajedno. Sve zavisi kakav efekat želite da postignete.

Što se tiče njihovih intenziteta, smatram tečnu verziju malo slabijom, ali savršenom za neku dnevnu varijantu. Ukoliko biste ih koristili zajedno, hajlajter u kamenu odlično prianja na tečnu formulu. Na ovaj način ćete prosto pojačati intezitet hajlajtera na maksimum. Što se tiče trajnosti, vrlo su postojani, a ukoliko ih kombinujete zajedno, bukvalno ste zacementirali svoj hajlajter.

INGREDIENTS / SASTAV

When it comes to the ingredients, these products do contain things like : talc, parabens, silicone, mineral oil, carmine and parfum. So if your skin has issues with some of the ingredients, you could skip these products. I personally had no issues with them, but again – my skin is not sensitive. This is also a cruelty-free brand ( though not vegan, since it does contain carmine). Do keep in mind that some of their other products are paraben-free, so formulations do vary and they also often reformulate (E.g as you can see, the Pressed version is paraben-free ).

Što se tiče samog sastava, oba proizvoda sadrže sastojke poput : talka, parabena, silikona, mineralnog ulja, parfema i karmina (pigment). Prema tome, ukoliko zaobilazite neke od ovih sastojaka, možete ih i preskočiti. Ja lično nisam imala nekakvih problema prilikom njihove upotrebe, ali opet moja koža nije ni osetljiva. Ovo je cruelty-free brend ( mada ne i veganski zbog karmina ). Imajte na umu da su mnogi Becca proizvodi bez parabena, tako da formule dosta variraju od proizvoda do proizvoda, a ujedno često vrše i reformulacije (npr. kao što vidite, hajlajter verzija u kamenu ima formulu bez parabena ).

                                                                   THE SSP OPAL – PRESSED VERSION

Important note : Use these charts made via COSDNA’s website more as to see if the product contains any ingredients to which you’re allergic and/or – you prefer to avoid from using (comedogenic reason etc.). They’ll be a post regarding ingredients and safety stuff, how it can all vary, since I’ve seen ppl going cray cray over things that are considered “toxic” and going just “all natural”, about what I’ve learned, my point of view, etc.

SSP OPAL – LIQUID VERSION

                                                                                                                 

ANY REMARKS ? / BILO KAKVE PRIMEDBE ?

I think that for the first time with a product – I really can’t find any issues. It really is a lovely highlighter in both forms. 

Mislim da je ovo prvi put da apsolutno nemam zamerki. Zaista je divan hajlajter, kako u presovanoj tako i u tečnoj verziji.

DO I RECOMMEND ? / DA LI PREPORUČUJEM ?

Absolutely ! The highlighter is just wonderful, great for day & night. Plus – the kit is also very reasonably priced when you look at the brand, so you should most definitely try it out ! Since Christmas is around the corner, I would also suggest this as a lovely stocking filler, or in general, a really nice gift if you’re on a budget. I bought mine in Prague at Sephora, for the retail price of 520Kč ( around 20,34 euros / 23,73 $ ). For this holiday season, the kit is also available in “Moonstone” and ” Rose Gold ” so you can pick and choose. 

Well, that’s it for my review ! I hope you liked it ! Until my next post, enjoy your weekend guys ! 😊

Apsolutno ! Divan hajlajter, kako za neku dnevnu, tako i večernju varijantu. Cena samog seta je takođe vrlo pristupačna s obzirom da je ovo brend višeg cenovnog ranga. Zaista imate toplu preporuku od mene kada je u pitanju ovaj hajlajter. S obzirom da nam uskoro stižu i praznici, ovaj set je odličan primer Božićnog poklona, pogotovu ukoliko ste na budžetu. Set sam kupila u Pragu u jednoj od Sephora, po ceni od 520 čeških kruna ( to je oko 20 evra, tj. 2400 dinara). Inače za predstojeće Novogodišnje i Božićne praznike, Becca je ove jeseni lansirala set u još 2 nijanse ” Moonstone” i ” Rose Gold”, tako da je izbor setova trenutno malo veći. 

Što se tiče čitatelja iz moje Srbije, a i sa ex-Yu prostora, Becca brend konačno stiže i u naše Sephora prodavnice tokom sledeće godine ( konačno se nešto pokrenulo po pitanju dovođenja brendova u Rumuniji, koja je centrala za ovaj region). 

Nadam se da vam se ova podugačka 😬😬 recenzija svidela ! Do sledećeg posta, želim vam lep vikend ! 😊

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Disclaimer : I bought these products with my own money, all opinions are solely my own. I’m not affiliated with the mentioned brands or companies. Keep in mind I’m not a dermatologist, chemist or pharmacist. Also, what worked for my skin, won’t necessary work for yours.

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