Before I first tried the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, I really wondered what the hype was about because any BB or CC products that I had tried previously had only disappointed me, whether due to lack of coverage, oxidising, being too shiny and unnatural looking - basically, I didn't get the hype! This was when we couldn't get this brand on this side of the Atlantic so I wasn't going to spend a fortune in shipping to try a product that I didn't think I'd like. Then I was in New York in 2018 and I saw it in Sephora, tested a little on my hand and realised that it offered a lot more coverage than I thought and I liked the finish so I bought my first tube..... the first of many!
I have quite a few foundations in my collection but I always receive compliments when I wear the IT Cosmetics CC Cream because although the coverage is a solid medium, it looks very natural and has a radiant finish. There is also an illuminating version and a matte version, so one for all tastes but my favourite is the original. The coverage is a solid medium with one pump, but if you prefer full coverage, I'd suggest just touch concealing with their Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, which gives seriously good coverage. I find that it applies easily, evenly, glides over pores and fine lines and gives the skin a naturally radiant look despite the medium coverage. It also offers SPF 50, which is a real bonus. There are 13 shades available and it usually comes in a 32 ml tube but I bought this large one when I saw it on offer because I fly through it, especially in summer.
When I heard that there was a new CC product on the market from the brand, I was a bit gutted because I thought it might be replacing my beloved original CC cream, but as far as I'm aware, this isn't the case. The new CC+ and Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation and Glow Serum is different in that it is comprised of 90% skincare ingredients, it has a lighter texture and the coverage is more on the light-medium rather than solid medium side. There are 22 shades of this available, so I went for my usual Medium (the original I have above is in Medium/Tan for when I'm wearing self tan, but without it, Medium would be my pick). I initially thought that it was actually darker than the original version, but when blended into the skin, it looks the same. It feels beautiful on the skin, or should I say on my dry skin - I'm unsure that this would suit oily skin as it's got a serum-like feel to it and contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is hydrating (oily skin can still need hydration though as you can have dehydrated-oily skin). It also contains Niacinamide and Green Tea. I would definitely describe the finish as glowy and it will be ideal in the summer or anytime that you want a light, fresh base. One pump gives a light amount of coverage, however it's buildable to medium, however full coverage couldn't be achieved. It contains SPF 40 (unsure why there is less than the original - possibly something to do with the amount of skincare ingredients), which is handy but I never depend on my base products for SPF in summer. I like the feeling of this on my skin - it's lightweight, hydrating and soothing. I also love that the freckles on my nose show through, although I do add concealer to my under eyes and any areas of redness and pigmentation.
So, which do I prefer? I think the only way that I'll know is when I finish one of the tubes and then decide if I need both in my life for different reasons, or think about which I reach for most often. Again, I don't think the new one is suitable for oily skin, as the glowy finish might not work, but that's a case of each to their own. On my dry skin, I love both!
Available from Boots, Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic (save 21% with my BEAUTYLYMIN code), Sephora UK, Arnotts and Brown Thomas.
If you have tried the original CC Cream, are you tempted to try the new foundation? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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