Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in Porcelain Review Swatch
I am always looking for a perfect concealer. I used to use Cargo concealer. I liked it, but it did not give me enough coverage. So I have decided to try Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer from Becca in Porcelain, and I am sharing my review with you guys.
The concealer is made in the US. There are 5.1 grams of the product. It is packed in a standard tube and has a dewdrop applicator. I did not find anything special about the applicator. On the contrary, it seems too big for me, and I prefer to have a usual one. The package does not leak, so you can carry it in your purse without worrying.
Here is a list of ingredients.
The concealer is water-based. I do not know a lot about ingredients, but I can see it has silicone (dimethicone) in it. This ingredient is very common and can be found almost in all foundations and creams. The concealer does not have tons of moisturizing components like the one from Cargo. I can only see glycerin, which is not enough, in my opinion. So I always put on my under-eye cream before I apply the concealer. I also put on my face lotion with SPF. The under-eye area really needs protection from the sun.
I have my Becca concealer in the lightest shade, which is called Porcelain. It has a peachy undertone. In the first photo, the concealer is not blended, but in the second it is. The next shade, Fair, has a yellow undertone, and the next one, Light, is peachy and darker. I have tried all of them and found out that Porcelain brightens up my eyes.
The concealer has a creamy texture and is lightweight; it is easy to blend it. I apply it with my finger. One layer of the product gives light coverage, whereas with two layers one can get medium coverage. The product has no scent.
My under-eye circles have blueish and purplish shades. I find that Becca concealer is good for masking the purple color. (The blue shades, however, are still visible). I can definitely say that it brightens up my eyes, and it looks like I have gotten a good night sleep. One thing I noticed is that the concealer gets yellow after some time. I suppose that this is due to oxidization. I tried it with different eye creams, but the result is the same. I did a little research on the Internet and found this article. It may be interesting for those who also have this problem with their foundation.
I tried the concealer on my cheeks to see how it hides redness, and I must say that it has only light coverage and does not mask the redness very well. I get the same results or even better with my CC cream from Smashbox. Becca concealer also does not mask pimples.
What I like about Becca concealer is that it does not set into wrinkles and pores. My under-eye area looks good with it and not dry. I figured out one trick: after applying and blending it, I let it settle. It may set into wrinkles a bit. After three to five minutes, I blend it again with my finger to make sure that it looks good. It really works for me, and I do not need to use powder because I do not like many layers of make up.
-Good for everyday. Gives light-to-medium coverage.
-Does not settle into fine lines.
-Under-eye area does not look dry even at the end of the day.
-Will be good for those who does not have a big problem with dark circles.
-Does not contain a lot of moisturizing ingredients.
-Not enough coverage for people with very dark circles.
-Does not mask pimples well.
Considering all pros and cons, I will give Becca concealer 7/10. If you were to ask me whether I had found my perfect concealer, I would say no, but this one is a good option.