The Becca Bright Eyes Collection launched today with the new Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer, Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder, and a new shade of Under Eye Brightening Corrector. As you likely already guessed, I jumped on this collection even though I have reservations about some of the items in it. But you know me, anything and everything that promises to make my tired eyes look awake and happy I’m all about trying.
I have tried and reviewed Under Eye Brightening Corrector in the past and I hated it. This has a radiant finish and I felt like it put a big giant spotlight on my puffiness. I actually gave it away after trying it a mere few times. Since that time the person I gave it to raves it to the moon and back. And many, many of you have told me how much you adore it. Today, Becca launched it in a new medium to dark which is recommended of medium to dark skin tones. I actually felt the original shade was quite light for me but I decided to give the medium a try and see if it has more peach to it which could potentially neutralize some of the darkness under my eyes. I’m not expecting to like it in all honesty but I’m still quite curious to see it in person and retry it because maybe I missed something the first time around.
Another item they launched that I have doubts about but I still purchased was the new Becca Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder ($25). Just a few days ago I was discussing how much I liked banana shaded powders when the new Milani Make It Last Setting Powder launched. Why am I having doubts? Because I used Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Under Eye Powder a very long time ago and it was essential a silica powder! Nothing more, nothing less. I’ve learned that I dislike the texture of such a powder under my eyes and I also learned that it creates a white cast no matter how little you use. Yellow or peach works much better for me.
If you look at Becca’s ingredients you will see the first three ingredients are talc, silica, and dimethicone. That means it likely has a slippery, silicone texture. I purchased it anyway because maybe Becca did something groundbreaking with the powder that will make it some sort of holy grail product for me. But I have my doubts in reality rather than give Becca $25 for 0.09 oz of product you can get transparent powder from any number of brands like NYX which contains a huge amount of silica powder for as little as $7 to $8 or less.
Lastly and the most interesting release is the Becca Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer ($32) which is a cooling eye balm and primer in one that preps the skin for smooth concealer application that has a formula which apparently reduces puffiness. It apparently has an infusion of cucumber, matcha green tea, and caffeine.
If you allow me to go way back with you this sort of reminds me of Thierry Mugler Cooling Effect Concealer. How many people remember that?!
I’m quite curious to see how it performs and I’ll bring you a review as soon as I do try it.
The entire Becca Bright Eyes Collection is available now at sephora.com.