Review: Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

 

 

Today’s post is a review of the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, which I purchased during the Sephora VIB sale in April. I was originally going to buy the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, but changed my mind after I saw stashmatter’s review of the Becca corrector and how much she loved it.

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My undereye circles have always been a major concern in my beauty routine, and I’ve always found I have issues covering them up completely with concealer only. Even with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which everyone loves (myself included), I find that it doesn’t always cover my dark circles perfectly, sometimes it clings onto the dry patches under my eyes, or it makes my undereye area look cakey. Correctors seem to be in the spotlight in the makeup world this year, and I was excited to try one to see if it would help cover my dark circles better.

The Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector is a super creamy, emollient product, and I find it to be a bit sticky. The creamy texture allows the product to sit on my skin without caking up, and even acts as a primer of sorts to make my concealer apply smoother.

The product contains light reflecting pigments that help to brighten up the undereye area without adding any shimmer to the face. The glowiness definitely shows when you swatch it on your skin – the first photo is a straight-up swatch where I applied the corrector without blending it in – super brightening, right? The second is the corrector blended in a little more – still super brightening! Not only does the glowiness of the corrector do a great job at highlighting the under eye area to make it look brighter and less tired-looking, but the peachy shade of this corrector really helps to neutralize the blue/purple shades under my eyes so that the concealer can better cover the dark area.

I wanted to show how this product actually looks under the eyes – you can hover over each image to see which products I applied in each photo. It’s pretty clear that the concealer applied with the corrector underneath makes the undereye area look a lot brighter, and covers my dark circles a lot better than when I only use concealer. I also had a very dry undereye area the day I took this photo, and the concealer clung to my dry spots, whereas the corrector helped smooth over the area.

 

So, I love the performance of the product in terms of it actually doing what it claims to do, but I was having issues. The first few days I started using this corrector, I got black smudges under my eyes halfway through the day, even though I had set my under-eye area with powder. I thought that maybe because the texture is a bit stickier than what I’m normally used to, that I hadn’t set it with enough powder. The next day, I applied more powder under my eyes, and the area ended up looking very cakey. Panda eyes are no good, but neither is a cakey under eye area!

Then, I realized I didn’t know if the transfer was from my mascara or eyeliner, so I started using different combinations of the mascaras and liners in my rotation to narrow down the culprit (It probably would’ve been WAY easier to narrow it down if I wore each product separately every day, but I didn’t want to go to work with liner on and but no mascara! Looks rather funny.) I was using three different liners (Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner, and the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof liner) and two different mascaras (Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister) to test out where the issue was coming from. After about a week and a half of testing, I finally caught the culprit: the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. Regardless of what liner I was using, I would only get black smudges when I used that mascara. I’m not surprised – although the current tube I was using had been good to me, I’ve had problems with a different tube of the same mascara flaking and smudging on me in the past. I stopped using the mascara (it was getting old anyways) , and the problem stopped. However, I started using a new mascara recently, and the problem started up again. It is frustrating!

Overall, I really love the performance of this product, but I just haven’t quite found a solution to making sure that my mascaras don’t transfer onto my undereye area when I use the corrector. I think I may need to use a waterproof mascara with this!

Have you ever tried the Becca Under Eye Brightening corrector, or any correctors from another brand? How was your experience with it?

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10 thoughts on “Review: Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

  1. I’ve been wearing the Becca & Nars concealer combo and enjoying it very much! Although, I have a tiny suspicion that the Nars concealer might be causing milia! 😦 I hope not. I haven’t been wearing it while I was on vacay and my milia disappeared. Now I’m back and using the Nars again, I’ll see if the milia returns!
    Hmm that’s super annoying mascara is interacting with the primer. I guess it’s quite emollient so the oils might be breaking down the mascaras? I use a mascara top coat with some mascaras that I find to be smudgy. The one I love is from Clarins, called Double Fix.

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    • Oh no! Sounds like the milia IS caused by the concealer, but fingers crossed that it isn’t! 😦 The Becca corrector and Nars concealer do pair really well together, so shame if the concealer isn’t working on your skin.
      I agree with your assessment that it’s the oils causing the mascara to break down. Hmm, thanks for the tips on the Double Fix. I am generally not a fan of using waterproof mascara, so I may have to check that out!

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  2. girl, you don’t even need to apply anything! If you can only see my under eye LUGGAGE haha.. you will be like… OH YEAH! I need the entire pot! HAHA.. but I this product is actually very interesting! 🙂

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  3. […] I bought this during the VIB sale on a whim, after hearing about it from Stashy (again). I’ve always been a bit self-conscious about my dark circles (although I recently had a makeup trial done for my wedding, and the MUA told me my dark circles are only moderate and that she’s seen much worse – don’t know if she was just saying that to be nice, but it made me feel GREAT! :P). I feel that concealer doesn’t completely cover the darkness under my eyes, but this product not only corrects the colour before I apply my concealer, but it also completely brightens up the area. The only downside is that I have mentioned having issues with my mascara smudging whenever I use this corrector, likely because it is so emollient. However, I love the effect of this corrector so much that I’m willing to try out different mascaras until I find one that will work well with this. You can find my review of this product here. […]

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  4. […] My dark under eyes are something I’ve always felt self-conscious about, and I have never felt like the concealers I use ever completely cover them. Ever since I started using the Becca corrector, I have gotten obsessed with how bright this product makes the area under my eyes look. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to only using a concealer! I did a review of this corrector here. […]

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