WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY?
This is the question I get asked the absolute most when it comes to everything it cosmetics and their CC+ and the newest Bye Bye Foundation Moisturizer. Each one brings its own bit of oomph to the table. Depending on what kind of coverage you want and what kind of finish you want will dictate which of these works best for you.
DESCRIPTION: This breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, enhance skin brightness, minimize pores and give you a more radiant, supple and flawless-looking complexion.
MY EXPERIENCE: So this is definitely my least favorite of the bunch. I found it to be a little bit too shimmery for me. While I love a good glow and a dewy finish, this went a bit beyond that and was almost like applying liquid bronzer over my face. Not my jam. That said, mixing half of this with half of the OG CC+ cream is a match made in heaven so since I have both this is what I do with this.
WHO WILL THIS WORK FOR?: This is going to be for you if you have super dull skin and need a bit more illumination. I don’t recommend this is you’re pale with pink undertones. Anyone in the medium range will likely find this to be a choice. If you want something that has a bit more coverage than a tinted moisturizer and adds a ton of glow you will also enjoy this.
DESCRIPTION: Developed with plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 delivers color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare and SPF 40 broad-spectrum physical sunscreen—all with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts! This multitasking, complexion-perfecting breakthrough instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots without creasing or cracking and is clinically tested to reduce shine and control oil for up to 12 hours. It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil and tea tree extract to combat blemishes—plus, an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!
MY EXPERIENCE: I love this one. At first glance, I was ready to hate it. Matte and dry skin is just not usually two things that go together so I was SURE it wouldn’t work for me. But it did. And it worked so freaking well. This wears super well and goes on like a dream. It’s not a flat matte finish, it’s more a soft natural matte. So your skin looks almost airbrushed. I wear this with light to medium coverage.
WHO WILL THIS WORK FOR?: In my opinion, this works well for all skin types. Even dry skin, which I know may seem crazy but it does. If you’re looking for a medium coverage face product that gives you an airbrushed finish, you would pick this one. If you find that you’re a bit on the drier side and this isn’t working how you’d expect, try adding a face oil into your routine before using it. This is perfect for dry skin girls who still crave a semi-matte look.
DESCRIPTION: CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is your one step for color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Developed with plastic surgeons, your best-selling, award-winning beauty miracle delivers clinically tested hydration while diffusing the appearance of skin imperfections for flawless-looking coverage that won’t crease or crack. Infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins, this multitasking makeup and skincare product is truly your must-have for instant complexion perfection!
MY EXPERIENCE: This is the OG so I obviously have lived with this one the longest. Originally I couldn’t even use it because the lightest shade just didn’t work for but once they expanded a bit I was able to find a match and get excited about it. I love this on it’s own when I am looking for light coverage with a natural skin-like finish. But I have found that I really enjoy it most when mixing it with the Illumination.
WHO WILL THIS WORK FOR?: Every skin type. This has the least amount of coverage in my opinion. You get a sheer to light coverage and can build it to almost medium. This is something if you will reach for if you want to have something easy to throw on and not put much work into for a no makeup makeup type of look.
DESCRIPTION: Bye Bye Foundation is your first-ever full-coverage moisturizer from IT Cosmetics that gives you the power to say “bye bye” to the 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 and 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 tested hydration and smoothing, skin-perfecting full coverage that makes your skin look younger!
MY EXPERIENCE: Love. Love. Love. This took everything I loved about the OG CC+ cream and made it better with more coverage. This cut my redness out and left me with a medium to full flawless finish. I can usually wear this without concealer because it does such a great job at covering up blemishes and discoloration. Since I have dry skin I usually don’t reach for full coverage foundations but this is an actual moisturizer so I don’t have to worry about cake face, cracking, or separating which are things I deal with, with dry skin and full coverage foundations.
WHO WILL THIS WORK FOR?: This is going to be great for all skin types but especially anyone who has dry skin and wants a full coverage finish. This one is the most different of the bunch and is for anyone who wants to hydrate their skin while also achieving full coverage.
FINAL THOUGHTS: In my opinion, the best of the bunch is the Oil-Free Matte version, if I absolutely had to choose that would be it for me. This would be followed by the Bye Bye Foundation, and then the OG CC+ and honestly I could do without the CC+ Illumination but since I don’t want to waste it mixing it in with the OG has been a great fix for me.