Becca’s Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Peach ($30) has been knocking around in my makeup bag for a few months at this point. As you might know from back in the day when I did this post, I have blue discoloration in my under eye area that requires some color correction that I apply before my concealer. Last sprint when I was running low, I thought that I’d give Becca’s Backlight in Peach a shot.
My favorites to correct this area are Giorgio Armani in #2 Orange ($40) and the Tom Ford Illuminating Pen in Amber Eclat ($52). That’s still true, even after working my way halfway through the Becca Peach. I find the texture of Giorgio Armani’s and Tom Ford to be more elegant for the eye area for someone of my age range.
I will say that Becca Peach does correct blue like nobody’s business. It can be sheered out on any blue-based area of discoloration on the face or in the underage and wow–under a concealer–it really does cancel. After a side-by-side test, I can say that Becca Peach works even better than Becca’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector, it’s pink-tone shimmery brightening product, for cancelling out blue-based under eye shadows. So if you are completely over worrying about blue-undertones making you look weary, Becca Peach does deliver. In other words, if the Tom Ford and Armani are just not deep enough to cut out the blue, then the Becca is the right choice. The texture of the product just is not formulated quite as well for the delicate-skin under eye area as the others, so if you don’t need that strength of correction then you don’t need to go there.
If you are the type of person who gauges these things (I’m not), the amount you get for the price, of course, with Becca Peach is generous with 0.16 ounces (compared with Armani’s has .14 and Tom Ford has .11 oz.). As you can see from this swatch, Becca Peach is a robust orange.
You don’t need a bullet proof concealer to cover it, but you definitely need something medium. I’ve had no problems using Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer or Clarins Instant Concealer. However, some denser formulas like Tarte Shape Tape seem to be too much–together, these two get a little too thick and cakey to look natural in my opinion. And it would be a rare person, I think, who would need both this very powerful Becca corrector AND Shape Tape. It’s probably overkill on most.
Overall, Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector offers serious correction. The texture is a little on the thicker side, so unless you really need this level of correction, I’d stay with the other options.