It seems like 2016 will be the year of the colour corrector. Every brand looks as if it’s coming out with greens, purples and peaches to really perfect your base in the next few months and I am very on board. Obviously I was very excited for Becca’s release of the Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors* because, well, I love everything from Becca, but I already knew I was particularly into their creamy products in the form of the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. Excuse the appearance of the products, too – the delivery man must’ve left the package in the sun at the depot because the product had all melted strangely to the sides of the pots by the time it arrived at my place, so that’s why they all look so strange!
The range has four shades – pistachio, a green for neutralising redness, violet, a pastel purple for getting rid of dullness, peach, a light orange for fixing up dark circles and papaya, a darker orange/red designed to neutralise really deep discolouration. They’ve really covered all of the colour correcting bases, especially when you remember that they already have an under eye brightener/corrector in their range.
I find myself reaching for Pistachio the most, seeing as my pale skin often suffers from redness across my cheeks and around my nose. The light green does a great job of cancelling out the redness but also looking fairly natural on the skin even before covering it with foundation. Violet does a great job under the eyes to add a little bit more life into them before adding concealer to the equation. I was a little concerned about how I’d use Peach and Papaya and although I still haven’t completely figured it out with Papaya, I’ve found that a small amount of Peach on the inner part of my under eye works absolute wonders when it comes to making me look awake. It blends out nicely and definitely isn’t too intense for my pale skin which has been why I’ve stayed away from colour correctors in the past.
The formula is super creamy and blendable which is completely ideal for a product like this. If it was too hard to blend out then it would end up looking like you’ve got strange patches of colour all over your face. Each of the shades works beautifully either with a brush or with a BeautyBlender but it’s important to remember a little goes a long way, especially with Peach and Papaya, and if you need to build it up, it’s much better to do so in light layers. They also feel really light weight on the skin, no caking or creasiness at all, which is such a relief with a product like this where the idea is to layer it.
It’s fair to say that my first proper go at colour correcting has been successful – Becca, once again, have hit the nail right on the head with this release and if you struggle with redness, dullness or discolouration, I’d definitely recommend checking these out even if they might be a little intimidating at first. Go in with a light hand and you’ll see a huge difference in no time. Now to see what the other brands are bringing to the table…
Have you tried colour correcting before?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!