Monday, 22 January 2018

Worth the Hype? | IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream

Since trying the Urban Decay Naked Foundation, I've had a craving for finding a product I can pop on and go in the early mornings or if I'm nipping out for a few hours and want to put together a makeup look that will take little to no time and effort. The problem I currently have with the UD foundation is a) I was matched to a shade too pink-toned for my skin, meaning I put off wearing it but have used about half the bottle so I can't really sell it, but I don't want to buy a new one without using up the old one... kwam? and b) it sits horribly when I'm really spotty, which to be quite honest, is how I spend most of my time at the moment. 

Enter the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream, a product I'd had my eye on for a long time through the QVC website. With a £30 price tag, it's even more expensive than the Urban Decay Naked one, something I'd found hard to purchase as I rarely spend as much money on a foundation. You can imagine it was just as hard for me to finally place my order for this product on the IT Cosmetics UK website.

Long posting delay aside (it took a full week after purchasing before it got posted out, and whilst I did order it on the 21st of December, that's still a ridiculous delay), I was super excited to get my hands on the CC cream everybody raves about. Online I'd seen bloggers and vloggers praise it alike, and the reviews were all five-stars. I opened the bottle the next morning after receiving it and was so stoked to finally try the foundation everyone won't shut up about.

Alas, that's where the excitement kinda died. Because in my opinion, the IT Cosmetics CC Cream just isn't worth the hype. There are several reasons that I found this product fell really short of my expecations, here are the main ones...

IT'S 'DEWY & HYDRATING'

No, it's really not. I'm not sure how anyone can come to this conclusion - it's a tad satiny, but I actually find this to be far less dewy than UD's Naked foundation, and if anything, its texture is similar to that of my favourite 17 Stay Time foundation, which is a full-coverage, long-lasting drugstore product for only a fraction of the price.

Since my teens, I've struggled with dry skin, and even as I've gotten older and my skin has become combo (oily nose and chin, obv), I still find that some more matte foundations feel like they're sucking the life out of my skin. I find the texture of the IT Cosmetics CC Cream to not be bouncy, dewy, or easy to spread and apply (I expected the texture of this to be reminiscent of Bourjois's Healthy Mix or the Gel Serum version). I found the finish to be more matte than I expected, and I don't feel like it's hydrating on my skin.

'A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY'

Again, I hugely disagree with this. Perhaps I'm using the wrong tool or technique to use it, but I've seen plenty of ladies and gents online using this with a make-up sponge, which is how I apply mine (and every other base product nowadays), but I find it incredibly hard to make a pump go a long way. As I'm about to mention in the next para, I have a lot of discolouration so I found myself trying to build up and build up, but I really couldn't, having to rely on my concealer to deal with redness and spots. As a product claiming to be full coverage, I shouldn't have to fall back on a concealer.

IT'S 'FULL COVERAGE' & 'COLOUR CORRECTING'

No, no, no. In my opinion, this is light to medium coverage, and even calling it 'medium' coverage would be a push. I know it's a CC Cream, but everyone said the coverage on this was amazing, so of course that's what I expected. I have a lot of redness in my face, I'm fairly heavily freckled (more so in summer), and as I mentioned at the start of this post, I'm struggling a lot with spots at the moment. All my discolouration and spots I wish to be covered up when I'm wearing make-up, and this product didn't cover any of them, sadly. I found I had to put my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer on top to conceal the redness and spots around my t-zone, and as I don't really like to apply concealer to my cheeks, the discolouration was still showing there.

Essentially, I disagreed with everything that I had come to expect from this CC cream, and I'm left heavily disappointed. By no means do I hate the product, but it's not what I was looking for, and is certainly not the base product of dreams that I thought it would be, so I'll likely finish it up at some point, but I won't be repurchasing. IMO, it's not worth the money, either, especially with the amount of product I have to use on a daily basis.

I'm currently looking for a medium coverage base product that sits well over spots and can cover up most of my redness without the need for a concealer. I know there'll be something for me that I can just pop on and go, so if you have any recommendations, please do let me know.

What do you think of the IT Cosmetics CC Cream?



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