Do you know I’ve never known what the BB or CC (and for the matter DD) stands for in all the creams?! I just thought they were hip new names for creams that weren’t quite foundation! HA! Shows how much I actually know about make-up *ahem, nothing, ahem* Well if you’re a little special, like me, they stand for Blemish/Beauty Balm, Colour Correcting and Daily Defence.
Last month during my Sephora beauty makeover my MUA made my face up with IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. I’d never heard of IT Cosmetics and was told that the company was co-founded by Jamie Kern Lima who was a former news anchor that suffered from rosacea. Jamie could never find the the right make-up to cover up her redness so she worked with plastic surgeons to come up with a formula that works. Well, I was sold!!
At first I wasn’t so sure that a CC cream could really cover up my redness but I was pleasantly surprised. I would say that I was right in terms of not giving me a 100% coverage like my foundation but it’s pretty bloody close – a good 96.7% I’d say!
At $58 a tube it’s a tad on the exy side, but I do love it. I use it with a foundation brush so tend not to use too much (a tip my MUA in Vegas gave me). It feels light and doesn’t crease in my laugh lines (they’re NOT wrinkles!) and my favourite aspect is that it has a SPF 50+ in it which is fabulous for sun protection, something that I’m a little lazy in keeping up with.
IT’s CC cream comes in five shades; Fair, Light, Medium (that’s my swatch above), Tan and Rich – not an overly extensive range for the darker skinned girls out there, something that’s all a little too prevalent in the make-up world unfortunately.
I would also love to try the Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream which is one of their best sellers. Anything that kills the redness in my cheeks is a good thing to me! I may just have to pick some up when I head to Vegas in July…oh did I mention I’M GOING TO VEGAS AGAIN?! It was a snap decision and now I’m super excited, bring on the sun, shopping and cocktails!!
Have you used IT Cosmetics products before and if so which ones?
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