January 10, 2018

Becca Bright Eyes Collection Likely More Gimmick Than Helpful for Tired Eyes

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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.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Carol G

    I bought the Under Eye Brightening Corrector last year when Ulta had it half off. I do like it, however, it is not water-resistant and my eyes water in the morning when I get up. So when I put this on and pat it under my eyes, a lot of times half of it rubs off within minutes because my eyes are watering. So, in theory, this is an ok product but I would not purchase it again because it rubs off too easily. I wish it was at least water resistant or even a little thicker so it would be able to withstand tears.

    • Isabella Muse

      I thought it was too thick and emollient. Whenever I used it, it settled into my finer lines and aged me by like ten years not to mention the shimmer made my lines look horrible ๐Ÿ™ I’m hopeful the darker shade will maybe have a bit more peachiness to neutralize darkness but I’m not holding my breath!

  • kjh

    I like the brightener. Maybe it works better on the sunken type of undereye circle than the puffy. Usually it’s sandwiched or layered for me. Think i’ll trythe primer instore, bec it strikes me as wrong. Idk if it applies with that aqua tint. If we are color correcting with peach, how does aqua help? Don’t grok this product at all. Your analysis of the powder is spot on. High silicone powders work for some, but not many. You clearly have been working on your ingredients knowledge, and the insight is coming through beautifully.

    • Isabella Muse

      when I’m tried my eyes are a little sunken in as well! But still no go! This makes me look so much older! We shall see if this does anything for me in the darker shade. They work horribly for me ๐Ÿ™ I need something silky without the cones! Aw thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3! By the way, I used to use Signature Club A's anchorwoman blue all the time, it's actually really great for brightening up the eye area if you use a tiny amount. Sounds weird but it does work :D Way old post but here's the ones I mean: https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2008/04/beauty-secrets-whitening-your-skin-how.html

      • kjh

        No, my Bestie gave me adrienne’s ‘Anchorperson’ (can we say woman anymore?) blue in some compact. Does not work for me, but did for her. I had some Adrienne staples, back in the day. Bloomie’s. Not much into QVC or HSN. My mum (would be 107) was a great admirer of AA, gave me her book.