I am red, like tomato red 90% of the time and I have been for as long as I could remember. I struggled for so long looking at skin care products that target redness and looking for makeup to cover it. I’ve come up with a few tricks of the trade over the years. I’m currently testing the PCAskin Dual Action Redness Relief and I am SO impressed with how far it has gone to get rid of my redness. It’s amazing to me, this product really works and I’ll have a post up about it soon. Today we’re chatting makeup though.
I grabbed this photo from a SS of my Instagram story (are you following me there? you should be @hairsprayandhighheels) so please excuse the crazy face. But I wanted to be able to show the transformation from redness to neutralized.
This was a super simple look and was created with just a few products. The products (minus one) really worked hand in hand to cover all of my redness and give me an evened out base.
I started with my regular skincare routine and stopped before I got the moisturizer. I wanted to give the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Skin Relief Treatment Moisturizer a shot. I really liked how this felt on my skin. It kept me moisturized all day long as well.
Developed with plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Redness Moisturizer helps neutralize and soothe the look of redness while providing deep hydration, and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive and dry skin. Perfect for a.m. and p.m., your redness-relieving moisturizer also smooths the look of lines and wrinkles, and is infused with anti-aging, skin-soothing colloidal oatmeal, aloe, cucumber, chamomile extract, avocado, chrysin, turmeric, collagen and peptides. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more transformative results over time!
I think combining this with the aforementioned Dual Action Redness Relief from PCA will really make strides in handling my redness.
Next up, I used the Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream from IT on my most red areas, around my jawline and the rounds of my cheeks. This was instant results. If you head to my Instagram and check out the Tutorials section of my story highlights you can see this live and in action. It’s pretty cool.
Say “bye bye” to redness and hello to your most flawless complexion in just one step! Developed with plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Redness is your color-infused skincare that starts its life as a hydrating, skin-calming cream and cancels redness from view – all while delivering long-wearing, color-correcting full coverage. Rich in anti-aging peptides, colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, aloe and avocado, it helps camouflage any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots and more. This soothing, cutting-edge, super-blendable, hydrating cream truly provides perfect coverage that won’t crease or crack, and makes your skin appear supple, even and youthfully radiant!
The star of this show is 100% the Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer. I was super excited to try this out and give it a full wear test (also can be seen in my IG story highlights) and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s almost everything they say it will be and just as awesome.
Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+ is your first-ever full coverage moisturizer from IT Cosmetics that gives you the power to say “bye bye” to traditional foundation – and hello to your most beautiful skin! Developed with plastic surgeons, your innovative problem solver is designed to help cover and improve the look of skin concerns including redness, pores, dark spots, breakouts, lines and wrinkles – all while protecting your skin with SPF 50+ broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Created with proprietary 3D Skin Flex Technology, your hydrating color-infused moisturizer provides smooth, flexible pure color pigments that float over lines an wrinkles and feel like nothing on your skin, but cover everything without creasing or cracking. Ideal for all skin types, it also features 7 key fermented ingredients to increase the absorption and efficacy of your skincare, plus bioluminescence and diamond powder for subtle radiance without glitter or shimmer. Finally, you can experience clinically texted hydration and smoothing, skin-perfecting full coverage that makes your skin look younger!
It’s not full coverage on first application, you do have to build it but it will get you there if you so desire. I didn’t build to full coverage and I really loved how lovely it looked on my skin. It’s so lightweight so you barely even realize you have product on. The 3D Skin Flex Technology makes it so that it moves with your skin instead of breaking up. It covers redness, it doesn’t flake off, and it stays put. A lot of people want to know what the difference between this and the IT CC+ Cream and for me I’d say they’re pretty evenly paired except with this you’re getting more coverage and more moisture.
Something else I was excited to try was the Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination with SPF 50+ but unfortunately this was a major fail for me. The finish was awesome and I LOVED how it felt on my face but it was just way too dark for me. I used it in the shade fair but it came out almost into the medium range on my skin with a very warm undertone despite looking fair and cool in the package itself.
Developed with plastic surgeons, CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination is your original, best-selling CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder – infused with micronized pigments of light for a lit-from-within finish without glitter or shimmer! In addition to delivering subtle radiance, this game-changing powder combines buildable optical-blurring coverage, proprietary Drops of Light Technology and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen to camouflage the look of imperfections and deliver powerful sun protection. Plus, it’s completely talc-free, so it won’t settle into lines or pores and doesn’t crease, cake or crack.
CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination also contains anti-aging hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, niacin and peptides, making it your skin-loving essential for the look and feel of your softest, most radiant skin in just 30 seconds!
If you’re not as pale and cool toned as I am, this would likely be an awesome powder for you that will give you a subtle glow. I’m sad I couldn’t make it work. I won’t be tossing it though, it’ll be awesome when I have a spray tan or a bit of color in the summer.
I finished the simple look off with some of my favorite products. And I was just super impressed at how well the base products I used in this look were able to handle my redness.