I have been using the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector for quite some time now and I think it is quite a unique product. It is more than just a colour corrector, this product is specifically designed to be applied underneath concealer in the under eye area to brighten and highlight as well as disguise those nasty dark circles.
I was first attracted to this product due to having suffered all my life (well, it feels that way!) with under eye darkness and puffiness. I will try anything that promises to make the under eye area a little prettier, particularly as I have been enjoying the contouring craze recently. A bright under eye area is contouring’s best friend and this product is perfect for use in under eye baking, as it’s a fantastic base for the concealer and doesn’t crease at all.
The pot is plastic with a pearlescent pink lid and is quite small – 4.5g and retails at £22.00, however, for everyday use you only need a very small amount as this is quite an industrial strength product. So while this isn’t going to last you for years if you use it regularly, it will last a respectable amount of time.
The Corrector is a pearly pink colour and has a lovely, buttery texture. When looking at it in the pot you do wonder if it is going to blend into the skin, but trust me, it blends seamlessly once you have the hang of it and leaves a lovely glow under the eye. The only thing to note is that the texture is a little sticky which can make it a little more difficult to blend, so it is a good idea to apply and blend this product onto the skin with your fingertips until you become used to the texture. The gentle heat of your fingers will melt the product and assist in getting an air brushed finish. I also like to use the Sigma Soft Blend Concealer brush F64, as this blends gently without lifting the product away.
First I apply foundation but avoid the under eye area so that I don’t overdo the overall look, the Corrector also works better when it is the first product onto the skin. I then apply the corrector, followed by a layer of concealer and then set with loose powder for an everyday look. You can also dab a little on over your under eye concealer to give an extra brightening effect and I’ve also been known to apply a little down the bridge of my nose and on the cupids bow!
When it comes to this product, I definitely like having it in my collection, but I don’t panic if I run out – there are a golden few items where I keep a spare on stand by at all times! It certainly helps to brighten the under eye area and offers something different in terms of making up this area which is nice. It is much more effective at eliminating dark circles than puffiness and maybe I was expecting too much in this area as puffiness is very difficult to disguise. In any case, this is a really nice product and I do believe it is worth the money as it improves the overall look of under eye make up.