Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer
Becca’s Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer has that great combination of full coverage, long wear, and an impressive shade range but falls down in two critical areas that the best concealers do not.
This fragrance-free cream concealer’s packaging is standard—a clear plastic tube with a doe-foot wand applicator. The product inside is somewhat thick and a chore to apply.
It drags considerably, so achieving even coverage takes quite a bit of work. It is possible to get it to blend in to skin with a sponge, but it’s not an easy task. That said, once this product is blended, it does a good job masking dark circles, redness, and other discolorations.
As with most of Becca’s complexion products, Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer comes in a good range of shades, with natural-looking options for fair to deep skin tones. It’s also longwearing as claimed, and doesn’t fade, even after an entire work day.
Another plus: it contains a couple of beneficial ingredients like emollient squalane and vitamin E.
Unfortunately, this concealer creases significantly toward the end of its wear time, and its stubborn texture (the aforementioned drag) means it’s not easy to blend this out with fingers if necessary.
All told, it’s not a bad concealer, but for the money there are many others that cover just as well and take far less effort to work with.
- Full coverage of dark circles, redness, and other imperfections.
- Lasts all day without fading.
- Good range of shades for fair to deep skin tones.
- Fragrance free.
- Drags during application.
- Creases significantly during its wear time.
A water-resistant, full coverage concealer that instantly camouflages under eye dark circles, blemishes and discolouration while smoothing the skin’s texture.
Australian import Becca is a complete line of color cosmetics from makeup artist Rebecca Morrice Williams. As the story goes, Rebecca, like so many women, was having difficulty finding the perfect foundation. It seems her professional experience making up women of varying skin tones and preferences shared one truth: all women wanted perfect skin. This set Williams on her path to creating what would become the Becca line, a makeup collection that caters well to all skin tones.
While there are a number of excellent foundations here, what seems to have catapulted the brand onto the map is their numerous highlighter products. From liquids to powders, there are an incredible range of options in their luminizer categories, and many are superb.
Surveying the rest of this line revealed that Williams not only did her homework for foundation shades, the eyeshadows are amazingly silky, and many of their products for lips and cheeks are exemplary. Lastly, almost all of the makeup brushes from Becca are aces, and the options plentiful, especially for eye designs.
Strengths: Excellent concealers, foundations, highlighters and eyeshadows; good lip gloss; several outstanding brushes.
Weaknesses: Beats us, this is a strong collection of products.
Becca is available at Sephora, Ulta and via their Web site.
For more information about Becca, owned since fall 2016 by Estee Lauder, call (415) 553-8972 or visit www.beccacosmetics.com.
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