The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya

The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya
The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya

A red color corrector? Sounds weird, but it works.

The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya is a new product offering from their new color correcting range, and after trying their Under Eye Brightening Corrector and falling in love with it, I decided to give their color corrector in Papaya a go.

The Good |

  • Pigmented
  • Blendable
  • Subtle luminosity
  • Easy to cover

The Bad |

  • Doesn’t fit everyone’s budget ($30)
  • Packaging isn’t great for people with long nails

The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya

Papaya is more of an orangey red shade and it’s great for neutralizing deep blues and greens for tan to deep bronze skin tones. Although I have a medium skin tone, I wanted to give this one a shot because I have all the other shades they carry, but from different brands.

The formula of this is creamy, not thick, slightly tacky, and blends easily. I personally like to apply it with my finger to warm it up and then finish blending it out with a Beauty Blender. I like using this under the eyes because there is also a subtle luminosity to it, which brightens a bit. It goes really well under makeup because it’s slightly tacky and your concealer will stick to it nicely. It doesn’t cake up, but it will cause creasing if you don’t set your concealer on top with a powder.

Even though Papaya is targeted toward deeper complexions, I find that it still works and is easy to cover up with concealer without any redness peeking through.

I like the packaging, it’s beautiful, but the only downside to it is that it’s hard to pick up product with your finger if you have long nails. I haven’t found a brush I like to use with this, which is why I prefer applying it with my finger, but it is hard since I have long nails.

The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya

The Becca Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya

The Verdict |

I really like this corrector for under the eyes because it does neutralize any darkness. I like the formula because it’s thin, and wears well under makeup without making your under eyes look thick or cakey. It is quite pricey, but if you struggle with darkness under the eyes or around the face then a corrector will help neutralize it for a flawless complexion.

Interested in more color correcting? 

Learn all about color correcting, and what the different colors do here

Have you ever tried a red corrector? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Wow that looks intense! I don’t think that shade would work for me since I’m currently pretty light but maybe in summer if I get some tan :)

  • This sounds amazing, and scary! I haven’t really gotten on the whole color correcting trend yet

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

    • Haha color correcting can be daunting, but luckily it’s just make up and comes off easily :)

  • This product sounds amazing! Definitely not something for me, since I thankfully don’t suffer from dark circles, but it does sound impressive. I think that this would be much better if it came in a small tube, rather than a jar (although it does look super cute ;) ).

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

  • That colour really threw me off! I normally use Bobbi Brown’s Dark Peach which corrects pretty well and I’m around NC40. I’m not sure if this is too vibrant for me. Either way, it’ll last for ages. I imagine you don’t need too much of product.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • I haven’t tried the Bobbi Brown correctors yet! I’m also a MAC NC35/40, but do like this even though it’s for darker complexions.

  • I have the pink one from Becca and I really like it! I have a sample of the orange and red ones from Becca too, need to try them out!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  • Wow, that is a bright intense color. I’m using the UD color corrector in Peach and the Sephora brand one in Melon. Enjoying both so far!

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  • Samileen

    I just got the shade peach in this. I love the formula, its nothing like the nyx orange concealer I use. It has that slip and blends in smoothly. So far loving it.

    Sam || Beautydetour

  • Samileen

    I just got the shade peach in this. I love the formula, its nothing like the nyx orange concealer I use. It has that slip and blends in smoothly. So far loving it.

    Sam || Beautydetour

  • Interesting review–I personally found this formulation to be quite greasy and slippery so mine (in the shade Peach) went back to Sephora. I really though the Papaya would be a tad too red for me but since the colours are sheer, I can see how it would work… unfortunately, I wanted these to be a bit more pigmented but alas, can’t have it all. Still love BECCA though!

    Vanesa | The Beauty Anecdote

    • Aw no, I’m sad you didn’t get on with it! I personally like that it has that slip because it allows my concealer to apply and blend over it more easily. I definitely agree– Becca is amazing!!

  • I have all four of the Becca colour correctors and this particular shade I haven’t used yet – it’s a little bit scary if you aren’t used to colour correcting! But I’m enjoying the others so far, and Peach is quite nice on my skin tone for neutralizing any darkness in the under-eye area. Will have to play with this one a little bit more :) xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

    • Honestly, even I don’t need a dark shade like this (I’m supposed to use peach), but I was just tempted to try it out haha, and you have fairer skin than me so I really doubt you’ll need a color corrector this shade as it’s meant for dark complexions. I’m glad to hear you like the peach one though! I may end up picking that one up too haha!

  • Hao

    I’ve gotten interested in color correcting, but haven’t really dabbled in it besides a yellow powder. Papaya won’t work on my skin tone, but I love the concept and I’m glad to hear that it worked to brighten up your undereye area!

    Hao | haodoyoungo

    • If you’re interested in brightened under eyes, you should try their under eye brightener! It’s pink toned and lovely at brightening up the eyes.