Saturday, 11 August 2018

IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination // review

Finding a foundation that actually works on my dry-and-flaky-but-also-a-bit-oily-and-covered-in-spots face is no mean feat, so I’m always trying out new ones – I’ve reviewed quite a few foundations on my blog over the years from Catrice to Charlotte Tilbury, and when a new one lands in my collection it’s always exciting. IT Cosmetics sent me one of their newest foundations recently, the Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination with SPF50 which retails for £30 in Boots. I was excited to see what it would look like, because other than maybe some brow products a while ago, I’ve not really tried anything from IT Cosmetics before.


First of all, I love the packaging – I really like foundations that come with a pump, but I find glass bottles to be a bit precarious so the tube-and-pump combo is absolutely perfect for me. It looks really sleek, too, so it’s an all round winner in my eyes. In terms of shade range there are 7 shades ranging from fair to deep, so it's not great if we're all being completely honest. As usual, I got the lightest shade because I’m pretty pale; it’s definitely not the palest foundation I own, so if you are ghostly white like I was as a kid then you’re probably not going to find a shade to match you. But it’s not orange, and I think it’s a good colour for me. So far so good, right?

With the words ‘CC Cream’ in the title, I wasn’t expecting much coverage – and it’s not full coverage by any means, but it’s not as streaky and low-coverage as some BB/CC creams that I’ve tried in the past. It’s also not greasy, not too dewy, and looks really natural on the skin. I didn’t powder over it, because my skin is so dry, and I found it didn’t really transfer much and it lasted well. All the things you want in a foundation, really.

it cosmetics cc illumination foundation review
wearing here with no powder!
I also find that some foundations leave my skin irritated when I’ve taken them off, but this didn’t. Add to this the fact that it’s got SPF50, looks and feels good, comes in cute packaging – well, it’s safe to say it’s quickly become one of my favourite foundations.

EDIT: I wrote this post a couple of weeks before posting it, and I am still head over heels in love with this foundation; however, the writing on the packaging is starting to wear away AND it seems to be running out really quickly so is currently being reserved for special occasions which is sad. But like I said, it's still one of my favourites!

What foundations are you loving for Summer? Let me know and I’ll probably end up buying them because I’m easily swayed

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