January 23, 2018

Becca Medium to Deep Under Eye Brightening Corrector Review

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Becca Medium to Deep Under Eye Brightening Corrector ($32) is a new shade for medium to darker skin tones that was sadly lacking from the original launch. I actually didn’t like this product at all when I originally purchased and tried it but I thought I’d revisit it now that they have a new shade as I was curious if that might somehow change my mind. You see, the original shade was not very flattering on me. It’s a pale pink shade that reminded me of calamine lotion. It looked quite frosty and odd under my eyes. A lot of that is redeemed with the medium to deep shade so, there’s a good deal improvement here in the shade.

Let’s take a look!

As I said above the shade is quite better in this release. I think the lighter shade produces more of a luminous frostiness under my eyes where as this medium to deep shade lacks that luminosity and has way better color correcting abilities. They still promote it as a light-reflecting illuminating corrector but I just felt like this shade didn’t put a strobe light under my eyes the way the lighter one thing.

Sadly, this shade didn’t work out for me either as it was a bit too dark. It’s a tan orange-y shade which will diffuse the look of dark circles under a darker skin tone than my own. Orange is an excellent way to diffuse darkness on medium, tan, and darker skin types. I think I’d probably fit right in if they had a light to medium shade available but sadly, the original just doesn’t work for me.

The formula is lightly creamy, thin in texture, and blends easily enough. It is highly emollient though which may or may not be a problem if you have oily skin. I had no application issues with it and it didn’t crease into my finer lines. I’ve said it in the prior review I did on the original shade, the formula isn’t the problem, just the shade yet again fails for me but not as badly as it did in the lighter version. I still stand by my belief they did a far better job with this finish compared to the original one. There’s no luminous glare with this! It’ll diffuse darkness without a bunch of frosty luminous flashback and I’m quite alright with that. Although pigmented, I wouldn’t say this completely eliminates the need for concealer. I think the color has a strong orange-y finish which means you might want to follow up with a more suitably toned concealer. This is something I dislike as I am not one for layering a ton of different products under my eyes. Give me one pigmented concealer to conceal all my issues and I’m good. Start laying on corrector, concealer, etc and things get a little too much for me.

If you commonly use orange-based correctors to correct dark circles I think you’ll be quite happy with this but it sadly, isn’t all that great a pick for light to medium skin tones. I’m glad to see all the shimmery, frosty glow gone from this shade. I hope they’ll release a light medium shade as I would be quite interested in revisiting with this.

Becca Medium to Deep Under Eye Brightening Corrector is available now at sephora.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

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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  • Maria

    Now the important question is….. will this medium deep shade be in the upcoming QVC Becca TSV for the deeper foundation shades? I personally think it would be ridiculous to send the lighter under eye brightener to the people ordering the deeper foundation shades in the TSV but we all know makeup companies can be utterly ridiculous.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t see anything about a selection for the corrector so I’m thinking they are sending the light version as a highlighter but I agree, it would be dumb to not offer it.

  • Ayesha

    Muse, what’s your fave concealer at the moment? Help a dry skin gal out! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Shape Tape, but it’s matte! You need to prep/hydrate well to use it 🙂

  • adriana

    I honestly don’t like the light or medium one. I need one inbetween the two. the light one is too light and the medium one is too orangey.