Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème in Tahini - review and swatches

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I bought this product after I panned my last concealer because I'd been meaning to try it for a while.

I'm pleased to say that I really like it, and while you'll find some decent reviews of it online, there aren't many of them and I think that a lot of people don't know about this product. I wish they did. It's great. I would buy it again.


Becca claims/product details:

  • Offering unparalleled coverage, this concealer expertly disguises dark circles, acne scars, redness, imperfections and hyperpigmentation for a flawless complexion
  • With all-day hold, this long-lasting and richly pigmented cream concealer offers a smooth, airbrushed finish
  • Resistant to creasing and transferring, this non-sticky, non-cakey formula ensures skin is left natural-looking and comfortable
  • High coverage, long-wearing concealer
  • Can be used as a face and under-eye concealer
  • Covers dark circles, imperfections, scarring and pigmentation
  • Crease-free, water-resistant and transfer-resistant formula
  • Non-sticky and non-cakey
  • Doesn’t settle into fine lines and pores
  • Available in a range of shades for every skintone
  • RRP $54 AUD for 4.5g, but do shop around


Eleven shades are available, and Tahini is described as a 'light beige with neutral to yellow/golden undertones.'

I had some issues deciding between this shade, Banana and Macadamia, and while Tahini is a little too pale for me, I can get it to work for both the face and the under-eyes so I'm glad I went with this colour. It's possible that both Banana and Macadamia would have worked for me too, though.

There's the tub, direct sunlight:


Light and heavy swatches, weak sunlight:


Verdict

I'm really enjoying this product and it works well so I recommend it. While it's expensive, I can already tell that it's going to last me over a year of daily use (and thankfully the shelf-life is 18 months) so it was worth the outlay for me personally.

It has a thick, emollient and creamy texture that's balm-like so it takes some work to blend and I recommend warming it with your fingers prior to application because it will go on more smoothly.

I'm a fingers-applier anyway so I always use my fingers with this, but I understand that some people don't like dipping their fingers into pots - so what you may want to do is take some out with a brush and then use your fingers or the back of your hand to warm it before application. I guess you could also eg apply it with a sponge, wait a couple of minutes to allow it to warm up with your skin, and then go back and blend it to make the process easier.

I really like the level of coverage on this, I must say. I wouldn't call it full-coverage because I can still see the darkest parts of my under-eye bags and I still use a corrector underneath it, but admittedly I don't like wearing too much makeup so you may be able to build it to full-coverage if you want to - it's just that I wouldn't do that anyway. In any event, I think that building this product may make it start to look unnatural and you may also run into issues with creasing if you're using a lot of it.

The good news is that this product doesn't crease on me, although I always set it with a light dusting of powder so it may well crease if you don't do that. But I always set my concealer anyway so that's not an issue for me, and I would definitely set something like this because the finish is a little too dewy for my personal tastes and needs some powdering down.

The other good news is that the product lasts well throughout the day, and it certainly lasts longer than other concealers I've tried. I also agree that it's water-resistant, and I know this because occasionally my eyes run throughout the day (wind and air-conditioning units can do this to me), and while other concealers shift very easily, this one's more likely to stay put.

I also like that I can wear this on the face, and it conceals the redness on my chin and around my nose very well. For this reason I can use it for touch-ups throughout the day (eg if some of my tinted moisturiser has fallen off my jawline) and it sheers out and evens out my skin nicely.

The shade Tahini is a light-medium colour that's warm but not too warm, and while it's a little paler than my face, once I've blended it out, you can't tell. Still, I would be open to buying this product in a darker shade for the summer months, so that's something I may look at doing down the track. For reference, my skin has strong yellow undertones and I'm a light/medium in winter and closer to a medium in summer.

In sum, this is one of the best concealers I've tried. The coverage is great, it lasts better than most and it doesn't crease so long as I set it. I also like that I can use it for both the face and the under-eyes. My only issue with it is that it takes some extra effort to blend, but I don't mind that because it works so well for me that the extra effort is worth it.

A great product.


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