As much as I love a proper foundation, I seem to mainly gravitate towards BB and CC creams. So recently I’ve been trying out a few different ones. I have wanted to try the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream for years and since I’ve been in a CC cream place I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. Even more so when Boots launched IT Cosmetics and I’ve been seeing it around more. In the end, I succumbed but I actually made my purchase from QVC as I wanted to try out the brush too.
You can buy the CC cream and brush for £37.50 from QVC here but you can buy the CC cream on its own for £30 from Boots here – they don’t seem to stock this particular brush at Boots though. As much as it’s a good deal from QVC, I have to point out that when you buy more than one thing you have to pay P&P for each item. Occasionally they’ll have deals where you don’t pay for additional items but more often than not you end up spending £3.95 per item. I think this is absolutely ridiculous, and I can’t think of another company that does this. It does put me off purchasing from them in the future. As well as this CC cream and brush, I bought an IT Cosmetics mascara and a back up Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and ended up paying £11.85 P&P… like what the f*ck?!
But anyway… was it worth it?
The shade range of this CC cream is mediocre. I’m aware of how fortunate I am that I have never struggled to find a colour match as I have light, warm-toned skin, but I’m also well aware of the struggle that others face when brands put out a crap shade selection. The good thing about CC creams is you can get away with a slightly off shade as it’s a much more sheer coverage and it’s easier to blend. I went for light, and it’s a perfect match for me.
The coverage is just what I look for in an every day base. It colour corrects and evens everything out but still looks light and natural. It has quite a glowy finish on me, but doesn’t look oily. It also feels very light on the skin.
It lasts very well throughout the day, without getting more glowy i.e. greasy! I don’t need to touch anything up during my day at work. It doesn’t settle into lines or pores nor does it ever look cakey. Believe me when I say, this has been put through it with the current UK heatwave and even through sweat it stays intact. It has fast become my go-to every day base.
Let’s also talk about the fact that it’s got SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen – which is bloody amazing. I can’t comment on whether this causes any white cast in flash photography though (because I don’t tend to take flash photographs at work, funnily enough!) so use with caution if that’s what you’re into.
I think this product would be very well suited to ‘early-aging’ skin like mine. I’m early 30s and fine lines are starting to appear and as I said, it doesn’t settle in them at all. It feels hydrating and plumping so is much more flattering than a completely matte base.
There’s not a lot I can say about the brush. It’s very soft and blends out the CC cream beautifully. I’ve also used it with other cream bases and it does a fab job. However, I do tend to apply the CC cream with my hands (purely out of laziness and haste in the morning) so I haven’t used the brush too much.
So would I recommend it? Yes, definitely! I have been loving using this CC cream every day. My only gripe is that it’s up there in price. I have another CC cream which I was religiously using up until buying the IT Cosmetics one which is significantly cheaper (like around the £6 mark), so would I repurchase the IT Cosmetics one immediately… possibly not. I’m glad I’ve finally tried it though, and if you want to splurge (or if you don’t buy a million different bits of makeup on the regular, like me) then definitely check it out.
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