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First Impressions: ItCosmetics Illumination CC Cream

First Impressions: ItCosmetics CC Cream Illumination

As creature of comfort, I find I am really loyal when it comes to makeup products, when I find one I love thats my go to...sometimes for years. Foundation/base products have always been a tough one for me, I struggle to find one that gives me the desired coverage, whilst looking natural and not ridiculously expensive. I suffer from dry skin along with having large pores so some foundations just sit on the skin badly and make me look worse! #notwhatineed. I have also found that my skin prefers a lightweight formula so BB & CC creams work the best for me rather a heavy foundation. Having been a Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream fan for years, I decided to give the It Cosmetics CC cream a go after hearing so much hype in the beauty world....was a little hesitant as at £31 a tube it is pricey for me but I loved the results and it has become my daily go to product. Origionally I bought the classic CC cream, but after wanting something a little more dewey I decided to give the illuminating version a go and I am so pleased I did..... I wanted to share my first impressions with you.

First Impressions...

Just as flawless and easy to apply as the origional CC Cream but it offers an additional glow and natural highlight at the same time. A smooth, non drying formula, that applies flawlessy, although I do use my fingers, not a brush as I find this gives me a much better finish and a tube usually lasts me six months, as I only need two pumps for full coverage, which actually makes the cost per wear minimal. I did go to Boots (Fosse Park) to the It Cosmetics counter to get colour matched as I wasnt 100% sure that I would be the same shade in both products after reading a few reviews however I was, but in my opinion best to check as the product comes in 11 shades. I was pleasently surprised that I was shade "light," as I would normally go for something a little darker but the second the lady put it on my face I could see this was my perfect colour match. I do think this product is worth the hype and the cost, as it really does do what it says on the tube - I am so pleased with the results, natural but makes my skin look smooth, glowy and reduces the apperance of my pores. I am also really pleased with the SPF 50 protection, as my morning time is limited due to a toddler, so knowing I have sun protection within my makeup routine is perfect. My final comment has to be about the packaging, I like the origional but the combination of pink and hollographic details is just gorgeous....I am sucker for pretty packaging, I can't help it! Plus the pump applicator delivers the perfect amount of product for each use.

The Details...

"Full-coverage, skin-loving, multi-tasker with SPF 50. Infused with light-reflecting pigments to enhance the look of glowing skin. Enriched with anti-ageing peptides, hydrolysed collagen, vitamins and antioxidants. " - It Cosmetics

Delivers 7 benefits, all in one:
 Full coverage illuminating foundation, ✔ SPF 50 sun protection, ✔ Brightening colour corrector
✔ Reduces the look of pores, ✔ Smoothes wrinkle apperance
✔ Hydrating & anti-ageing, ✔ Radiant finish

So if you are looking for a new base give this one a go, you wont be dissapointed....also worth if you can, going to an It Cosmetics counter, they actually have soooooo many products in the range that I had never heard of. I will heading back on a child free day to try some out, especially like the look of the translucent powder which is recomended to teamed with the CC cream.

It Cosmetics CC Cream Illumination is avaliable at Boots, Cult Beauty and direct from It Cosmetics.
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