Disappointed AF: Why this Becca concealer is NOT working out for me
Becca was one of those brands that, to my mind, could do no wrong. I have only tried the Shimmering Skin Perfector and it was an instant HG for me! I've also read good things about the brand's bases. So, when I shopped at Sephora recently I didn't think twice about picking up the Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme (P1,608). It sounded like something that would work for my blemishes.
Indeed, the coverage is quite impressive. One layer is all I need to cover up even the darkest spots! It has a wet consistency that is easy to blend into a skin-like finish. Honeycomb, a medium yellow, was also the right shade for me. That's quite an achievement as I was just buying blind.
The first time I wore it, I was aghast to find that my chin and under eyes (where I placed the concealer) was a disgusting, cakey mess. I don't make a habit of looking at myself in the mirror often so I didn't notice the disaster brewing on my face! T__T No one pointed it out, too. I only saw it when I got home.
But I thought, okay, maybe I just applied too much. Maybe the oil-based concealer did not mesh with my foundation or skincare. Maybe it was just a particularly humid day. It kept on happening though - the concealer always cakes, no matter which base I use and powder I set it with.
I mean, look at the photo below. I wore the concealer in an airconditioned room and shot some lip swatches. After an hour, it was already starting to cake! :( It went downhill from there. I was thinking of shooting a video pa but I had to take off my makeup because of the creasing.
I have to mention that this product smells...a bit rancid. Understandable since its main ingredient is castor oil, which has a distinctive scent. It was quite pronounced though. I thought of returning the product, thinking it was expired, until I saw the main ingredient.
Verdict: I think that while the Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme offers amazing coverage, fine finish, and impressive blendability, it's simply not suitable for our weather and average Asian skin. I can't recommend this unless you have particularly dry skin and reside in a cooler, drier climate.
Thoughts? Am I just applying it wrong? Have you tried this product, and if so, how did it work for you?