Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector Review & Swatches

I consider myself lucky for not having severe dark circles (I can only imagine how hard it must be to cover them) but it doesn't stop me from always being on the lookout for a good under eye brightening product. I used to think that it's an extra unnecessary step to add to my already-busy morning routine but once I saw a difference a good under eye brightener made, I became a true believer. What could be an easier way to fake a good 8-hour sleep in under a minute?! :D

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Newest from Becca Cosmetics is a full-coverage, luminescent cream product specifically designed to combat darkness by “backlighting” your favorite concealer for an extra dose of brightening effect under the eye area. Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector is housed in a cute, transparent glass jar with a rose gold-colored lid. The product inside has a thick, creamy texture in a pale pink beige color with lots and lots of ultra fine light-reflecting shimmer infused throughout.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

There is a learning curve to use this product to achieve good results. When I first started using it, I found it to be too thick, hard to blend, emphasize fine lines, and crease. My under eye area just didn't look good at all but I kept on using it because I really wanted it to work! ^_^” Here are a few things I learned to maximize the product's performance:

  • Use only a light touch. Just touch the tip of your ring finger on the surface of the product. That's generally enough to cover both eyes. Using too much and it risks creasing.
  • Warm up the product on the back of your hand first. Spread it out to the thinnest layer possible, then apply to the under eye area and blend downward in an inverted triangle shape using dabbing motions (rather than sweeping back and forth). I find warmth from the finger helps the product spread and blend much easier than a brush.
  • It is likely to crease when worn by itself. And if you have medium skin tone like I do (or darker), I don't think this is a good product to wear alone. It can look a little stark against my skin so it is a must for me to follow with a concealer to tone down the shimmeriness/brightness.
  • Set lightly with a loose powder to avoid product creasing later on in the day.
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector; L-R: unblended, partially blended, and blended
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector; L-R: unblended, partially blended, and blended

When applied properly, I find the product visibly helps brighten up my under eye area as seen in the After photo below. I look more awake and refreshed on the right compared to the Before half. The corrector provides a slightly tacky (in a good way), brightening base for my concealer to go on smoother and more even and it feels virtually weightless! It doesn't affect the consistency or coverage of my concealer in any way as long as I use very little amount of it. Another plus is that I can now use less amount of concealer and less amount means less heavy feel or cakey appearance afterwards.

I find the product's claim of being long-wearing and transfer- and water-resistant to be true. The coverage seems to last the entire day without creasing or fading. My concealer application always looks nice and smooth at the end of the day. :)

Wearing Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector alone (R)
Wearing Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector alone (R)

According to the brand, you can also use the Under Eye Brightening Corrector over your concealer for additional illuminating effect or as a base for your cheek or brow bone highlighter. It has many great uses if you're willing to work with it a little. I'm personally happy with it so far and would not hesitate to recommend you give it a try.

I'd like to know if you have tried this product and what your experience has been like. Do you have any application tips to share?

Purchase

US$29 at SephoraUlta

฿1,250 at Sephora Thailand

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47 Comments

  • Ok, I need this! I love how much it brightened your under eye area and I could use some of that as well! Thanks for sharing, Jaa!

  • I like that it does brighten your undereye but it seems like too much work to apply this AND a concealer. Personally I like an all-in-one product just because it’s less hassle and time spent in the mornings. Also I assume that the more product applied, the more cakey it’d become. It’d be nice if they released this with better coverage, and then can just use this alone!

    • For those with severe dark circles, though, I think concealer alone is not enough. I know from a friend who has extremely dark circles, she has to correct them first before covering them up. That way she ends up using less concealer and the finish is less likely to cake. :)

  • Hey Jaa, what dark circles? I don’t think you have any!

    OK, I can see a little difference between your two eyes, but you really don’t need much to begin with. I haven’t really tried anything like this, unless you count YSL Touche Eclat and Dior Skinflash. I use those only occasionally now that I have discovered Diorskin Star tho. The concealer does a really good job on its own!

  • I have extreme circles from veins, darkness from dehydration and lack of sleep AND allergies. I tried a product of a similar nature from Chanel in a click pen but it was close to the same color. I didn’t think it was going to work but it almost completely covered it up.

    For you not only is this covering your light circles, it’s really subtly highlighting and giving more definition to your face!

    • I was so surprised to see it working so well, too. I’m amazed at the coverage and staying power even when I use such a small amount.

  • Wow! This is something for me!!!

    I have under eye darkness and no concealer saves me. Your before and after photo is very convincing. Now I have to find out how to get one lol since we don’t have Becca in Germany.

    • I bet it is! That’s why I consider myself very fortunate that I have very little dark circles (though I have other skin concerns such as acne and hyperpigmentation! Boo!).

  • There’s something so enticing about those little Becca pots. I kind of wanted an excuse to pick this up but it’s the last thing I need. Does it seem similar to Benefit Erase Paste?

  • OMG are you lucky or what!! I wouldnt wear any makeup ever if I didn’t have dark circles. In all seriousness – thats the only thing that takes me time in the morning . This Becca thing looks lovely and all but anything thats pink tinted on me = grey. I’ll pass but it looks lovely on you ( not that you needed it in the first place) and as usual thanks for the great review and pics xox

    • Even after you top it with a concealer? I’m not crazy about how this one looks on its own but under a concealer, I think it looks great! :) Thanks so much, Dee! <3

  • Pretty much what Dee said for my skintone but it’s perfect for you. You don’t really need a lot of concealer but a brightener can make a difference on days when you’ve had less sleep etc. Are there other colours available in this?

    • I think there’s only this one for the corrector but their Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crèmes have several color options! :)

  • umm.. is it wrong if i confess i’m interested just because of the pretty packaging and product color? i have trouble with products that need warming up on skin because my body temp is lower than normal but it’s so gorgeous i may need to check it out :P

    that’s a gorgeous rose gold on your lid though! do you remember what it was?

  • This sounds amazing! As someone with permanent undereye circles the search for holy grail products never ends.

    Also, I love your eye makeup on the picture! That shade looks so pretty.

  • I’m really curious about this corrector. I need all the help I can get when it comes to my under eye circles! Your photo does an excellent job showing how it really does brighten that area. If I try this, I will definitely keep your usage tips in mind!

    • But you don’t have under eye circles! Your skin is perfect! You should be the one giving tips on how to keep the skin flawless! ;D

  • Now I’m intrigued!! I’ve been loving the UD naked concealer at the mo’ (LOVE LOVE LOVE) – have you tried this Becca brightening underneath the UD naked concealer?

      • Then I am definitely getting it! Something to add to my list :)

        Jaa, can you suggest me some brightening powder for the triangle area underneath the eyes (not shimmer) ?

        I have the translucent powders by mac etc but they don’t give me the effect that I am looking for. Ben nye banana does give the effect but the only problem is the “dark circle” area (which has been concealed using UD or pro longwear) looks very very very dry after the ben nye powder – it looks almost “crinkly”. Haha.

        I tried moisturizing a lot so that it doesn’t seem dry but no use. Any solution?

        • Hi Zeebi! Have you tried Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder or MUFE HD Microfinish Powder or Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder? These are “white” loose powder that I like to dust over my concealer to brighten up my under eye area. I haven’t tried the MAC one so I really don’t know how they compare.

          If my under eye area looks dry after setting with powder, I’ll try to recondition it with a damp beautyblender. Sometimes if my skin is really dry, I’ll try setting it using small fluffy brush so I don’t overdo the powder. I hope this helps a little bit! :)

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