Have you ever seen something on sale or clearance and wondered if it was worth the reduced price tag? Some items come out and are just priced wrong so supply and demand eventually cause the market to adjust the price. Faulty pricing could be a result of poor product performance, lack of perceived value, over saturation, or a number of other factors. When overpriced items do not sale, retailers place them on sale or clearance to get rid of them. When items are amazing, word of mouth, social media, positive reviews, and advertising usually help the item sell out at the launch price. Naturally, one would think deeply discounted items are all junk. That is not always true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are many things I like that others do not and vice versa. Some items are just underrated. As such, I like to take a chance on some sale and clearance items. It is actually a challenge to see if I can discover some true gems. Of course, many of these items are on clearance because they have been discontinued. Falling in love with something you cannot buy again is not always ideal.
One of the items I never even considered purchasing at full-price is the Becca Light Chaser Highlighter. Even though I believe Becca is the original Queen of highlighters, I already felt like the price per ounce on its highlighters was a little steep. I am not saying the original ones have the wrong price. They’ve been sold at that price for a long time and people obviously pay it. The $38 pressed highlighters have 0.28oz of product. That makes the cost $135.71 an ounce. When I saw that the Light Chaser Highlighters that retailed for $34 for 0.23oz of product, I calculated the price per ounce at $147.83. No matter how good they were, I just wasn’t willing to pay that.
When the price reduced to $17, the price per ounce dropped to $73.91. That is a price I am willing to pay for a highlighter from almost any brand so it seemed like a no brainer from Becca. Trying to pick the color I wanted proved a little more challenging. While Opal is certainly not the lightest shade in the regular highlighter, it looked like the second lightest shade in the Light Chaser Highlighters so I settled on Opal Flashes Jade. Knowing that I already love the golden opal pearl, I wanted to see if the teal sapphire shift in this product would look as beautiful as it sounds. Ulta and Sephora both had the highlighters at the discounted price, but Ulta did not have the shade I wanted in stock so I got it from Sephora. Neither Sephora nor Ulta have any of these highlighters left, but Becca Cosmetics still has all six.
In the pan, it looks a lot different from original Opal. You can see some of the green reflect, but it also looks like a deeper golden brown.
What I love about this highlighter is it looks like the standard Opal highlighter from straight on as you see on my nose below.
When the light catches it or you turn your head, you can see the teal sapphire shift. Scroll down to see the shift.
While the green shift looks somewhat unnatural, it is not over the top at all. It gives me mermaid vibes.
Like most Becca highlighters, the glow is long-lasting. It still popped late into the evening. Skin looks wet, smooth, and never powdery.
As I mentioned above, in certain lighting and from certain angles, this looks like Opal.
In natural lighting, the shimmery shade even looks a little subtle.
As you move and the light hits your skin differently, the teal sapphire shift appears.
Though I was unable to catch its beauty on my face, I was able to catch it with the swatch by shifting my arm.
If you choose to purchase a highlighter from Becca, the price will reduce from $34 price to $17 after you add the item to your cart. All Becca orders get free ground shipping so a single highlighter would not incur a shipping charge. I am not an affiliate or a customer of the direct brand so I do not have any discount codes available.
Verdict: Deal With a Discount
I am very happy with this product and probably would have been happy even if I ponied up the original retail price of $34. This is an amazing deal at $17.
I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.