I learned about this product from – who else – Ingrid. 😛 I’m constantly on the hunt for miracle products to cancel out my dark under eye circles. The Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector sounded like it could fit the bill:
I bought this during Hauluary, at $35 for 4.5g pot. Becca is sold at Sephora and select Hudson’s Bay stores – I bought mine from Hudson’s Bay.
I was skeptical when I first started researching this product. I’d read lots of rave reviews on it but what really pushed me over the edge was the perfect score it received from Paula’s Choice. Becca describes this product as:
This color correcting, under eye brightener works to eradicate under eye darkness by brightening and evening skin tone. It preps skin for smooth, even concealer coverage and doesn’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles. Infused with ultra-fine light-reflecting illuminators, this rich, luminescent cream is like backlighting for your concealer, adding light from behind.
All I’m going to say is: YES YES YES! It does what it claims to do! 😮 It’s still shocking to me when a product actually does that!
It’s a light salmon-toned cream concealer that acts as both a corrector and a primer for my under eye area. This corrector only comes in one shade.
With the addition of this one product, I’ve been able to make a lot of my “meh” concealers work so much better for the under eye area. Since starting to use this corrector, I’ve been consistently using it (probably should have chose this for my Project Focus 10, huh!) and this is what the pot looks like now – look at how much I’ve used! 🙂
To apply this, I pat it on using my ring finger. I prefer using my fingers than a brush since the warmth of my fingers help to melt the product into my skin better. I apply a thin layer of the corrector over my normal eye cream – then I apply whichever concealer on top and blend. I’ve not found an under eye corrector to work as well as this! If the Surratt eye lash curler was the best purchase of 2016 so far, this follows closely behind that.
Here are some comparisons of other peachy toned correctors (these 2 were “purged” but I retained them for swatching / comparison purposes 😉 ):
L to R:
• Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
• Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
• Coastal Scents Bright Eyed in Light
I think what makes the Becca work best for me is its milky quality – it lends a highlighted quality to the under eye area. The formula is also creamier so it doesn’t make the under eye area look dry or crepey.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Kaolin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Squalane, Zinc Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trihydroxystearin, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Lauroyl Aspartatel, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
In terms of packaging format, the pot serves its purpose – I’m not sure if this product could work in a stick format, which would be preferable.
Despite Becca being an Australian company, this product is made in the USA.
• Creamy without being greasy
• Does not crease
• High pigment
• Brightening effect without shimmer
• Smoothing effect
• Only available in one shade*
Stash worthiness: 9/10
* I noticed that Becca has recently released a variety of corrector colours called Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors:
They’re not called under eye products – I’m not sure how the formulas differ – but the peach and orange shades would be fantastic for darker skin tones.
Have you tried a colour corrector before? What’s your favourite?
Also, I would like to wish my sister a very Happy Birthday today! 😀 ❤