Size: 7ml / 0.24 fl oz
An ingenious eye crème with a unique formulation that glides on as a crème and sets to a powder. This long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-resistant tint is easy to apply, offering adjustable levels of sheer to high pigment colour.
Becca’s Eye Tint in Lapis is a gel eye tint in a light, almost pastel purple color.
This eye tint comes in a tube that you squeeze in order to get the product out. The tube is made of matte plastic that displays a clean, simple design. The packaging is lightweight, which means you’ll be able to carry it around with you easily. The screw-on top also helps keep the gel from drying out.
The first thing I noticed about this eye tint was that it gave off almost no color. Becca is known as a high-quality brand, so the severe lack of pigmentation really surprised me. Even after I put on 3-4 layers, I could barely see any purple color on my lids.
I suppose one good thing about the lack of pigmentation is that it does give you a very pretty sheer look, if sheer is what you are going for. The problem is, Becca claims that you can get “adjustable levels of sheer to high pigment colour” with this product. But I wasn’t able to get high pigmentation out of this gel. I understand that it is an eye “tint,” so less pigmentation is expected. But Becca claims you can build up the product, which I did not find to be an accurate claim.
The texture is very silky and sets to a powder finish. But the product is absolutely not crease-resistant, even with an eye shadow primer. Almost immediately after I applied the product, it creased. The good news is that if you set the gel with a powder, it does resist creasing afterward. So if you buy this product, make sure you set it with a shadow on top.
Ease of Use: 7.5/10
At least with the color Lapis, you will need to apply 3 or more layers to get any color to show. You will also need to apply a shadow on top to prevent creasing. If you want to maintain the sheer purple color of the product, set it with a translucent powder (like you would use to set your foundation). You could also use this product as a base for a colored eye shadow, but it’s so sheer that it wouldn’t really intensify anything you put on top of it.
I recommend applying this gel with your fingers.
It’s difficult for me to evaluate this product’s price because there aren’t really any other “eye tints” that I know of on the market. The closest products I can compare these with are cream shadows. For example, Benefit and Urban Decay make cream shadows that are roughly the same price per ounce when compared to Becca’s Eye Tints. Urban Decay’s and Benefit’s eye creams are much more pigmented, though. Given this product’s poor functionality, $24 is a bit much to pay.
Try if: you can get it in a different color because it might have better pigmentation
Buy if: you want sheer color