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REVIEW | Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer

I’ve been a fan of Becca’s new product releases this past year. Their Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation was a great hit for me, especially since I’ve taken interest in light coverage, luminous products. So when I heard that Becca was releasing a concealer in the Aqua Luminous Perfecting line, I was ecstatic! The whole “full coverage” thing isn’t really appealing to me much these days, so I knew I needed to get my hands on these bad boys to see if they do it for me just as well as the foundation does. If you would like to learn my thoughts on the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer, please keep reading.

Overview

The Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer is available on the Sephora website for $36 CAD for 0.18 oz of product. For comparison’s sake, the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer comes with 0.22 oz of product also for $36 CAD, whereas the Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage concealer comes with 0.16 oz for $35 CAD. It comes in 9 shades which appear to correspond with their foundation equivalents from the same line. The concealer is given this description on the Sephora website:

Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer provides weightless, buildable coverage with every water-light drop. This 32 percent water-rich concealer is easily blendable, and it blurs imperfections, covers dark circles, hides blemishes and hyper pigmentation, and perfects skintone while creating a radiant-looking complexion. Its lightweight texture fuses with the skin and effortlessly delivers light-to-medium, buildable coverage for a natural-looking, non-cakey finish. It includes a custom dewdrop applicator that provides the perfect amount of product for an even application.

Essentially, it’s supposed to be a lightweight concealer with mild coverage and a natural finish. Sounds lovely to me!

Packaging

The packaging is quite standard. I don’t really have any issues with it – it is fully functional and seems to be travel friendly. The doe-foot applicator for this product is a little different compared to other concealers given that the “stage” is a bit wider than normal, but it doesn’t make an immense difference in terms of application or convenience.

 

Formula

This concealer is definitely lightweight as described. It blends out very easily and can easily be built up for more coverage. The finish is definitely more natural – not quite dewy but not extremely matte. In these respects, this concealer definitely lives up to its claims.

One major problem I have with these concealers is the shade range. Long story short, they run much lighter than the foundations from the same line. If you look back on my review about the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, you’ll see that the shade “Medium” was too dark for me. Currently, since I am more tan it matches me quite well, so I assumed that getting the shade “Medium” in the concealer would be appropriate. As you can see in the image below, the shade “Medium” is extremely light – much lighter than any of the other concealers I own and would wear even at my lightest. This may be a good thing for individuals who are on the fairer side of the spectrum, but for those who have deeper skin tones, I highly suggest going in and swatching these concealers in person to see if the deepest shades are suitable enough.

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Various concealer swatches; Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation + Concealers compared

 

Application & Wear

For the purposes of this demo, I had to mix two shades together to get an appropriate shade match (Medium + Tan). I used my finger to blend out the product and it did so very easily. It was enough product to blend out under my eyes (which extended down onto my cheeks) and on my eyelids.

The coverage was definitely within the light to medium range. It was enough for me given that I don’t really have much darkness under my eyes. It also concealed the minor zit right below my left eye quite nicely.

It feels hydrating but it dries down quickly once blended. It does not accentuate any fine lines or pores throughout the day. I did have to set the concealer with a powder because I always experience creasing. It wears well throughout a standard 8-hour work day and I did not notice any oxidation from the concealer.

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Bare face

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Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in Medium + Tan

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Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer in Medium + Tan – Blended out on left eye; Right eye is bare

 

Final Thoughts

This concealer is “so-so” in my books. I really like the formula and I like the way it looks on the skin, but I can’t get over how abysmal the shade range is. I had to use two different shades to get something that matched me, and these concealers aren’t exactly what I’d consider affordable. The jump in the shade ranges really bother me, however these are some of the only lightweight, light-medium coverage, “luminous” concealers I’ve found that come in shades dark enough. I was trying to find something similar to the YSL Touche Éclat highlighting pens without having to shell out the big bucks, but I think I might just have to bite the bullet and try it out.

Overall, I would recommend this concealer for individuals who have deeper skin tones who are looking for very minimal coverage with a natural finish. Unfortunately, those who are on the deepest end of the spectrum may not find a match, which is really annoying, but I won’t give up on you guys! My hunt for lightweight concealers for all skin tones will continue! As for the individuals who are more fair, or even in the middle of the spectrum (NC35 or lighter), I think there are better options out there that are definitely less expensive.

 

Have you tried the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer?

Do you know of any good light-medium coverage concealers?

Let me know in the comments below!

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