YouTube beauty vlogger Jaclyn Hill showing off her collaboration with Becca Cosmetics. (Photo: Instagram)
The Shimmering Skin Perfector has long been a best-selling product for Becca Cosmetics, a beauty brand with a focus on complexion enhancing products, but once makeup artist and YouTube beauty vlogger Jaclyn Hill announced she was a fan of the product on her channel, the brand couldn’t keep it in stock. As a natural next step, the team at Becca approached Hill about collaborating on a custom shade of the product, and about nine months later, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop was born.
Hill has been a beauty junkie since she was a kid, taking and hiding her mother’s makeup under her bed, so it’s no surprise she ended up working for MAC by the age of 18. Today, she’s a total star in the world of beauty vlogging, with over two million subscribers tuning in weekly for her tutorials, Q&As, and get-the-look videos.
When Champagne Pop launched on Sephora.com in early July it sold out within hours. By the time it reached store shelves a few weeks later, associates couldn’t keep it in stock. (The product already has over 1,100 user reviews on Sephora’s site.) Fans of Hill and the product started a hashtag on Instagram, #findingchampagnepop, to guide shoppers towards stores that still had the product in stock and seek out those who were willing to unload some of their stash.
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, available at Sephora.
For Hill, the most important part of developing this product was the shade. “I have always noticed that it is so difficult to find a color that has the right amount of peach undertones so that it can look good on both tan skin and pale skin,” says Hill. She sampled a total of eight shades before finding her perfect peachy shimmer, testing the formulas on her mom, sister, and best friend along the way. Currently, the Shimmering Skin Perfector range includes five shades, with Champagne Pop completing the family.
Aside from Champagne Pop, Hill has an arsenal of products she relies on in the summer months, including a Yahoo Beauty fave: Tatcha Luminous Skin Mist. “I’m dry, so even on days when I’m not wearing foundation and just wake up in the morning, I’ll curl my lashes and spray it on. I cannot live without it,” says Hill. She also keeps a clear brow gel on hand for makeup-free days, loves MAC Peaches blush, and uses Buxom Lip Polish in Samantha for that high shine, glossy lip. “I want that Kris Jenner lip,” says Hill. “She always has the wettest lips!”
Followers of Hill’s YouTube channel should get excited for an influx of tutorials in the coming months. “Just last week I sat down in front of my mirror for a few hours and put looks together,” she tells Yahoo Beauty. “The next couple of months will be tutorial after tutorial.”