Friday, December 24th, 2010

Becca Concealer
Becca Compact Concealer

Quick Review: Becca Compact Concealer

Becca Compact Concealer ($38.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an item I picked up when HauteLook had a Becca sale, so I was guessing on my shade… and I guessed wrong. Becca has quite the impressive shade range–I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many for concealer in particular–and the shade I chose was Toffee. It has stronger yellow and orange undertones, and in general, it was a couple of shades too dark for me (for reference, my arm is about NC20 or a little lighter).

The Compact includes two different formulas; one side offers medium-coverage while the other side offers full-coverage. It definitely is opaque and very creamy, but it is a thicker formula overall. It works best when warmed up between fingers and patted on, because then you can work out the consistency and get a more even application without over-applying the product. I found it would crease a little bit if I wore it thick, but if blended out to a thin layer (which is still plenty pigmented), it didn’t crease at all. One compact will surely last quite awhile, but the $38 price tag is daunting.

I wasn’t able to do a full test on this product nor provide before/after photos as it a completely wrong match for me.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: It seems like a decent concealer, but it may be a better concealer if you need a very opaque one — because this is definitely one of the fuller coverage ones I’ve tried.


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Becca Concealer
Becca Compact Concealer

Becca Concealer
Becca Compact Concealer

Becca Concealer
Becca Compact Concealer

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13 thoughts on “Becca Compact Concealer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Moeko

    Such an handy product :)

  2. Charlotte

    I wonder whose skin tone really is that colour…

  3. Hiromi

    is anyone’s skin shade that colour??? it’s awfully…orange. and not even the fake-tanned oranged O__O

  4. Kelly

    Hey, just to let you know, You put the recommendation for the L’Oreal Hip Chrome Eyeliner in the recommendation box for the Becca Concealer.

    And I really like the idea of this product having the two sides/two levels of coverage, but where can you buy Becca Cosmetics other than Haute look?

  5. I wonder what shade it would for NC30-35

    • Victoria

      I’m a C3/NC30 (ish) and wear Brulee when I’m darker and Macadamia when I’m lighter. I’m half asian and am actually quite neutral in terms of tone, however I tend towards yellow toned foundation if the only other option is pink. They are both fantastic colour matches, better than anything else I’ve tried.

      The yellow/gold based foundations by Becca, as you can see, are very very yellow- they’re designed for Mediterranean/Indian/Olive and other deep golden skintones.

      Its a tough brand to pick your foundation colour for because it has such a wide range and such unusual tones, but the product quality is fantastic, and they’re great if you have trouble finding foundation colours, either due to tone or colour (the lightest colours are very very pale).

    • B

      Hi! I am around that skintone as well and I use Macadamia. I’ve been using this daily for the past 8 months and just hit pan on one side! Love this stuff!

  6. Iris

    Hi Christine: What’s the best undereye corrector and/or concealer for circles with more of a brown shade if one has dry skin and fine lines under the eye ? My skin is probably a shade or 2 darker than yours I believe .

  7. Jean

    Huh, I wonder if it works better smoothed in… 0_0 I have Asian golden skin but that looks kind of orange to me! Not sure I could wear it… Made me ‘eek’ a little bit when I saw the swatch.

  8. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Toffee if for Tan complexion, that is:
    Toffee – neutral/light tan complexions
    Coffee – neutral/tan complexions
    Honeycomb – neutral/light tan complexions.
    for lighter complexion
    Light to fair
    Latte – pink-neutral/light to fair complexions
    Fair to medium
    Praline – neutral/fair complexions
    Banana – neutral/fair to medium complexions
    Tahini – neutral/fair to medium complexions
    Macadamia – neutral/medium complexions
    Brulee – neutral/medium complexions
    Mallow – neutral/medium complexions
    and for darker complexion
    Golden Brown
    Truffle – neutral/golden brown complexions
    Chestnut – neutral/warm brown complexions
    Almond – neutral/rich warm brown complexions
    Chocolate – neutral/deep chocolate brown complexions
    Dark Bronze
    Molasses – neutral/very dark bronze complexions
    Espresso – neutral-warm/very dark bronze complexions

    I know that NW47 wears almond….. so…. I am NC 44, I can wear Toffee and Honeycomb (depending on what I want to blemish)….

  9. Electra

    One of my two favorite concealers! (The other is the UD concealer pencil — SO handy, and has great consistency, coverage, and wear.)  I used this product today, in fact :).  It covers absolutely everything, blends perfectly and invisibly, and doesn’t budge.  What more could you want from a concealer?  But then, I love Becca, and think that the brand is wildly underrated.  The primers (SPF 30 mineral primer in particular), stick foundation, loose powder, and Beach Tint are all phenomenal products and are in heavy rotation at my place.

    Becca does have great shade selection.  I’m super pale with pink undertones and can wear Sherbet (my perfect match), Meringue (a little too neutral for foundation, but probably my best shade for concealer), and Bisque (finishing powder).

    Thanks for the review, Christine!