Becca Champagne Pop has been a favourite of mine for quite a few months now so when I heard that Becca and Jaclyn Hill were releasing an entire collection, I may have let of a squeal. To then find this magical package in my hands in a few days time, well, I was pretty speechless.
As expected, the range sold out very, very quickly. There is a bit of mystery behind when this range will be Available online for us Australian’s. I’ve heard July 7, but that’s nothing substantial so I guess we’ll have to wait to hear more. But for American’s, the restock is going to be June 16th both online and instore.
Of course I can’t just receive such a pretty package and not take photos or review it for you! Do you need this collection in your life? I honestly think so
Left to right: Luminous Blush in Rose Spritz, Mineral Blush in Amaretto,Mineral Blush in Pamplemousse, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop
Left to right: Champagne Pop Pressed, Poured (Creme), Liquid
Before we get overwhelmed by all of the pretty, the three champagne pop formulas are permanent. However the Champagne Collection Face Palette is limited edition and sadly, the Eye Palette has been deleted from the range (read to the end to find out why).The Champagne Collection Face Palette* contains three blushes and two shimmering skin perfectors. Rosé Spritz is a gorgeous luminous blush and is my favourite of the three. If you are all about that glow and want a lovely glowy blush, this is your version of heaven in a pan. Amaretto and Pamplemousse are mineral blushes which come off fairly matte looking in the swatches but they do actually also have a slight shimmer to them, however they’re obviously more subtle in their glowy nature compared to Rosé Spritz.
When it comes to the two Shimmering Skin Perfectors, you get Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop. To describe the difference between Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop, I’d say that Champagne Pop is more of a rose gold shade whilst Prosecco Pop is more true gold.
Here we have come to the three formulas for Champagne Pop in Pressed, Poured (Creme) and Liquid. If you’ve read my Becca Opal post here, you’d already get the gist of the difference between the three formulas. Essentially pressed is the most pigmented version. Poured is the most matte version and liquid is the most sheer. Liquid is best used under or mixed in with foundation for an all over glow. Poured and pressed can be used in the same manner, just placed wherever you want extra glow over the top of your foundation.
Champagne Pop Pressed is a go to highlighter of mine that I just sweep on the top of my cheek bones. Interestingly enough, I’ve actually been really enjoying Champagne Pop Poured as a cream eyeshadow. I use it on top of a primer and set it with the Pressed version. My eyes sing. However, I haven’t really experimented too much with the Champagne Pop in the Liquid formula yet.
Left to right: Chardonnay, Champagne Toast, Cordial, Cognac, Bordeaux
Now to address the sad elephant in the room. The Champagne Collection Eye Palette* is being discontinued and deleted from the collection. When I found out, my heart broke a little bit because I love this product.
Jaclyn herself came on Snapchat addressing the issue. In summary, the Eye Palette was made in China at a laboratory that Becca usually doesn’t use and sadly the formula of the Eye Palettes is inconsistent. Some people received amazing palettes, and others were really chalky. They decided to eliminate the problem all together, and discontinue the product. No word about whether the palette will be reformulated at another factory or not, but my fingers are crossed because I’d love to get a backup.
I think that I was probably one of the lucky people that received a good palette. The Champagne Collection Eye Palette is my first eye product from Becca and I am actually really impressed. Hearing that this formula isn’t as good as the regular Becca shadows makes me wonder how good is the proper one!? I personally think this is one of the nicest palettes I’ve used. It’s an all in one palette because the colours are versatile and I think the pigmentation is lovely. If I had to be picky, I would say that the two shimmery shades of Chardonnay and Champagne Toast are slightly less smooth and pigmented than the mattes, but I’m still happy with them. I’ve been hooked to it ever since it came in the mail. So yes, I am sad that it is gone.
The way that I like to use this palette is by using either Chardonnay or Champagne Toast all over the lid or in my inner corner. Cordial is the shade I would pop into my crease as a transition colour. Both Cognac and Bordeaux are really nice defining shadows for me so they’d go in the outer corner or in my crease to deepen up the eye look.
I’ve seen quite a few people who are now unsure what to do. If you have one coming in the mail or sitting at home unused, if I were you I’d still try it out. You might be lucky and could have purchased one of the better quality palettes. You have nothing to lose. Either way you can get your money back.
This is a little bitter sweet, but I guess if Becca and Jaclyn didn’t feel right about the palette, I’m happy they’re not going to continue selling it. I also kind of wish that they just pushed back the release date of the collection. That way maybe the palettes could have been manufactured where they usually are, but hey I guess these things happen from time to time.
Will you be picking up any of the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection?
What’s your favourite Becca product?
What are your thoughts on the deletion of the Eye Palette?
*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. For more information, please read my disclaimer.