Becca Apres Ski | The Ultimate Face Palette?


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...?

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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!


The Product

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.


The Verdict

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?


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19 comments

  1. I never understand why a loss of quality is so common when it comes to limited edition palettes. You'd think they'd just continue to use the same formulas?! At least most of the shades in this palette are good quality though - the swatches look lovely. And that packaging is gorgeous!

    Pumpkin Lemonade

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    1. Yeah I find that Benefit is the worst for that - I never buy their palettes :( I guess it's just cheaper xx

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  2. I love Becca and their palettes but I passed on this one because I wasn't too sure whether the rose gold would suit me. Plus I already have their bronzer and opal highlighter from their Sun Chaser palette.

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    1. I always feel like if you already have more than one shade from a palette then there's not much point! (Hence my lack of Hourglass palettes...haha) xx

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  3. I quit buying Becca LE products after my disappointment with Jaclyn Hills Face palette, the quality is just not consistent.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  4. I think it is a bit too much money for me I would rather have one perfect shade for me :) great post
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  5. I've definitely been considering to get this palette soon. It will be my third becca palette. I do think you get your moneys worth because you're getting lot's of their products in the one palette. And no one can argue that their palette packaging is gorgeous!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Yeah it's really handy for travel too! xx

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  6. I've been on the fence about this - I love the Becca formula but I already have so many blush and highlighters that I love so it would probably be unused! xx

    Beautylymin| L'OccitaneAdventCalendarGiveaway

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  7. OMG this palette is so gorgeous!

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    Ellie xx

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  8. It does look really really beautiful, but I'm just sure it wouldn't work for my pale skintone, a couple of the shades would,but a couple wouldn't - so not worth it for me - but they are beautiful on you :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  9. I've managed to avoid this one. But I have to admit, the shades are stunning! X

    Little Luxuries By Lynsey

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    1. Yeah you get a nice little bit of everything! xx

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  10. This looks like such a pretty palette, I imagine that it would be great for the Christmas time!

    Danielle xx
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  11. It's such a shame about the shade Winter Berry applying patchy for you, as it looks like a really beautiful shade. I love my Jaclyn Hill palette a lot, so this was a good call for Becca to bring out this similar sort of palette! I loove the packaging and that Rose Quartz highlighter looks stunning xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  12. These shades are stunning!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  13. This is such a pretty palette! Love the packaging. It's too bad about Winter Berry.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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