Almost rivaling the frenzy surrounding Jeffree Star's Liquid Lipsticks, Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits, and just about any item launched by Anastasia, Jaclyn Hill's Champagne Collection for Becca has been a constantly trending topic ever since the initial launch of Hill's powder highlighter, and has been flying off shelves at Sephora. The collection has racked up a cool $3.5 million in total from the online launch, WWD reports, with $1 million coming from the Champagne Face Palette alone within 90 minutes of the product going live. Though many demonstrations and selfies under the #ChampagneGlow hashtag—often complemented by the skinny nose and heavy contour combo—give us a vague idea of how the items look, we wanted to see how the colors read on the rest of us who weren't as Instagram-famous. That's why we asked 5 of our editors to try out the collection as part of their regular makeup routine, and to report back on the results. Scroll down to see how the products look sans-filter, and to find out how each of our editors used them.
1. Champagne Collection Face Palette on Teonna Flipping, Office Manager
"I went to a rooftop birthday party this weekend and was going for a super glowy, dewy look. To complement my deep skin tone, I mixed Champagne Pop and Rose Spritz from the palette ($52; sephora.com) to create a warm highlight for my cheekbones. I added to my faux glow with Prosecco Pop in the center of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose, then on cupid's bow and chin. I popped Prosecco in the inner corner of my eyes, upper and lower area of my brows—hit the K Kim side pose for a photo, and of course added the hashtag #HightlightOnFleek."
2. Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette on Sarah Balch, Photo Editor
"As a fan of Jaclyn Hill and Becca, I could not wait to try this collection. The eyeshadow palette ($40; sephora.com) is a beautiful mix of neutral shimmers and mattes, both with a creamy blendable texture. After priming my lids, I put a wash of Champagne Toast over my whole lid. Next I used Cordial in my crease to add some depth. Cordial is a completely unique mauve toned matte, soft enough to add some depth without looking dirty. I wanted to add some definition to my lash line, so I blended Cognac and Bordeaux, then smudged both colors on the top and bottom lash lines. Finally, I used Chardonnay in the innner corner."
3. Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid on Sheryl George, Beauty Editor
"I love to use this creamy rose gold highlighter ($41; sephora.com) dabbed over the tops of my cheekbones. I use any leftover residue to subtly swipe it down the bridge of my nose. For an even more natural effect, mix a tiny dot into your foundation for an all over glow. The creamy formula blends easily into skin without creating any streaking."
4. Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Crème on Erin Lukas, Beauty Writer
"A highlighter isn’t part of my daily routine, but I love dewy, glowing skin. The Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Crème ($38; sephora.com) is the perfect gateway product if you’re new to using a highlighter. Since it’s extremely lightweight and creamy, you don’t need to be skilled to apply it since glides on and melts into skin instantly. However, the flattering champagne shade with a balance of pink and peach undertones has a very subtle finish. I’m light-handed when it comes to applying makeup, and had to massage on multiple layers in order for the highlighter to show up on my fair skin. Despite the extra layers I didn’t feel weighed down, and my complexion was extra radiant."
5. Champagne Pop Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector on Marianne Mychaskiw, Associate Beauty Editor
"Believe the hype—Jaclyn Hill's OG Champagne Pop highlighter ($38; sephora.com) is the real deal. I love a good highlighter to the point that I fully look like a glazed donut in pictures, so I was especially eager to try out the original Champagne Pop pressed powder. Walking the line between warm peach and rose gold, the 24-karat hue has the prettiest pink undertones that grab the light in all the right places, and flatter every complexion. I used a tapered brush to blend the highlighter over the tops of my cheekbones and onto my cupid's bow. One sweep delivers a subtle finish, but I live life in excess, so I went for three. It's easy to build up the intensity, but never looks like too much, and I'm a big fan of dabbing a little bit on the inner corners of my eyes for a more awake appearance."