Becca released a new palette for Christmas, so of course I was there! What really stood out to me with the Apres Ski Glow Face Collection Palette | £45 | was the fact that it's different to the Jaclyn Hill palette I already own and has a variety of highlighters, blushers and bronzers. In my head, I thought it could well be my perfect all-in-one cheek palette. But did it live up to expectations...?
Of course the packaging is stunning - Becca never really disappoint in this area and this icy blue mirrored casing is perfect for the winter / skiing theme of the palette. It's slimline enough for travel and closes very securely. My one negative is that it does get dirty and full of fingerprints very easily and the pan sizes are quite small, so you have to approach with caution (and an appropriately small brush!) It's £45 in comparison to the individual cheek products which all fall between £26 and £32 each. Of course you get less product in here, and I often find the quality isn't quite as amazing, but we'll get into that shortly!
Rose Quartz is available as an individual, however I never would've though to check that shade out. I was pleasantly surprised by this pink-toned highlighter - it's absolutely beautiful! It's a lighter, frostier highlight on my skin but it's a lovely option outside of my comfort zone. Icicle is a blueish-white icy colour which I personally use to highlight the inner corner of my eye - it's quite an intense shade best suited to fair skin tones. You also get the gorgeous muted gold-champagne Opal, which I have in other formulas from Becca, however I've always wanted to try the powder version of it. This really suits my skin tone and is my go-to within this palette. I regularly reach for the collection even just to use that one shade. Overall, the quality of the Shimmering Skin Perfectors Pressed is very good, though I do find them slightly less smooth than the individual shades I own. It's not a major difference, however Becca is famed for its highlighters, so I thought it was worth mentioning. They still apply beautifully and evenly though, giving an insane highlight. It's a sort of dewy effect so isn't glittery or chunky.
There are two blushers in here: one in the Luminous formula and one being Mineral. The Luminous formula is incredibly pigmented and has a stunning sheen running through it - think the Shimmering Skin Perfectors but with more colour. Blushed Copper is a shade I'd had my eye on for ages - it's a beautiful golden-bronze. It's pigmented, so I apply it with a light hand, however it goes on evenly and lasts well on my skin. I usually LOVE the luminous-matte Mineral formula, however I'm just not sure what happened with Winter Berry. It's such a pretty shade that's perfect with a deep lip, however I just found it very patchy to apply and difficult to blend out. The formula felt slightly dry too, so I can't see myself using this a great deal. It's such a shame!
Finally, you also get one of their Sunlit Bronzers in Bronzed Bondi. I do love these bronzers! They look shimmery on the surface, however that's a spray-over - both with my individual and this one, I've found that after a couple of uses it does disappear. The formula has a glow to it however is matte-look. This is a lighter shade than I usually go for, however it's still very pigmented and adds a very natural warmth to my complexion. The formula blends out nicely and it has a really dimensional look on the cheeks.
This is a lovely palette, despite my disappointment with the shade Winter Berry. Whilst I'd say it isn't identical in quality to their individuals, you are getting a lot more variety in here for your money. There isn't a shade in here that I don't have a use for (quality issues with that one blusher aside) and I think a variety of skin tones will be able to get the use out of this product. It's very handy for travelling because you get a bronzer, the highlighters and both a warm and a more pinky-toned blusher. However, for me, it doesn't de-throne the Jaclyn Hill palette as my ultimate 'used-to-death' travel product.
Have you tried this palette or any other cheek products from Becca?