BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 7/3/2018 8:48:00 AM

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DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO CITRUS!!!

I found out the hard way (someone put it on me during a mini makeover at Sephora before I could stop them. I had hives for a week).

Why??? Why would anyone put orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime oil in a product designed for sensitive and rosacea prone skin??? It makes no sense!!!

Anyway, I took Benadryl and cortisone cream for a week, and was left feeling sad because it seems that those who aren’t sensitive generally seem to like the formula otherwise.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 7/3/2018 8:27:00 AM

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I've had this for over a month and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I have a serious love/hate relationship with it, because it's one of the most frustrating face products I've ever used, and I don't know if that's because of my skin or the product.

There are 7 shades, which is actually not too bad for a BB or CC cream from what I've seen, but it's still not great. I have the lightest shade ("Fair," I believe) and it's definitely still too dark. But, I'll give them credit for it not being super orange or pink. I mix in a couple drops of white foundation, top with a powder that's pretty close to my skin color, and make it work. But the darkest shade isn't very dark, and the lightest shade isn't very light. I feel like at this point, companies should be making a wider range of shades for face products, including BB and CC creams.

The coverage for this stuff is ok. It's not full coverage, but it's way better than any other BB or CC cream I've tried. I don't have much to cover as far as active acne at this point (I get some hormonal spots a couple times a month), but I do have a lot of purple-ish marks left over from years of dealing with skin issues. This doesn't completely cover them, but it seriously minimizes the color of them so they just barely show through. Same with active spots. In the past, even with medium/full coverage foundations (I never wore truly "full coverage" foundations because they were always too heavy on my skin), I had to add concealer on top to cover the redness. This usually does a great job of toning that down enough so that I don't bother. I also rarely use under eye concealer, unless the dark circles are super bad on a particular day.

The smell irritates me, but doesn't actually irritate my skin, so I'm not knocking off any lippies for that. I haven't pulled up the ingredients list to figure out what the smell is, but it's kind of herbal, sort of like a tea maybe. It almost reminds me of mint, but not quite. Whatever it is, I'm glad it hasn't irritated my skin, but I wonder why it's in there.

I like the SPF in this. That's the main reason I got it, because I could not find a facial sunscreen/sunblock that I could actually use. This stuff is the least bothersome I've found, and goes on much smoother than anything else I've tried.

What I'm struggling with is getting it to look good. I find that it really clings to dry patches and makes them look way worse. I've put this on and found dry spots I didn't know were there because they were invisible before. It also tends to look weird all over, almost like it's breaking down immediately after applying it. But what's weird is that it doesn't do this every time I use it. About 30-40% of the time, it looks amazing.

I've tried using it over a light moisturizer, over a moisturizing spray (this seems to yield the best results), over a moisturizing primer, over a matte primer and light moisturizer, entirely by itself, under pressed powder, under loose powder, no powder but matte setting spray, no powder but other setting spray, powder and a setting spray, and probably a few other combinations I'm forgetting. I've also tried this by itself on days I won't be leaving the house, without mixing in the white, and I got the same results so I know it isn't my white mixer.

I've also used my fingers, a brush, a sponge, and every combination of those together. I think I get the best results from applying it with my fingers and smoothing it all over until it's rubbed in, then buffing with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Iv'e tried a couple other brushes, but this one seems to work best in smoothing everything out and giving it the best finish.

I set this with powder and a spray because even on my dry skin it can look a little greasy (it might look better in the winter), probably because of the sunblock. That's also so I can add blush or whatever on top, so I would probably still set parts of my face with powder in the winter. The spray just seems to help lock everything in place.

I'm a little confused about the packaging choice, but I don't hate it. It did take about 45 pumps before any product came out, though. I have a feeling that when this is "empty" I'm going to have to cut it open and squeeze out whatever is left into a jar or something, though. I could be wrong about that. I've never had a pump/tube combo product before, but I feel like there's going to be product lodged somewhere in there that the pump can't quite get out.

I think the claim about it minimizing the appearance or pores and lines is not true. I have a small line between my eyebrows and this stuff settles into it and makes it look way worse than it is. The same thing happens to lines across my forehead, and one near my mouth. My pores definitely don't look much/any better under this stuff, either.

This is a product I really wanted to love, but it didn't live up to the hype for me. I might repurchase it, but I'm not sure yet. If it gets to a point where I know exactly how to make it look good every time I apply it, I'll probably stick with it. If I keep having mixed results, I'll probably move on when it's empty and try something else.

Basically, after using it for 6-8 weeks on and off, I just think it's "ok," but not the miracle product some people think it is. If it works that way for you, that's fantastic. Unfortunately, it didn't wow me.

Pros:
-Sunblock
-Doesn't irritate my skin
-Hasn't caused breakouts
-Medium-ish? coverage
-Doesn't feel heavy on my skin
-Slightly better shade range than other BB/CC creams
-Doesn't fully cover acne/scars, but minimizes redness
-Lasts pretty well throughout the day without breaking down or oxidizing

Cons:
-Kinda pricey
-Can be a hassle to get it to look good on my skin
-What is that smell?
-Weird packaging (this might not be a con; we'll see)
-Coverage isn't as good as expected
-Settles into lines
-Can cling to dry patches


Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye Eyelift in a Tube

on 7/3/2018 7:08:00 AM

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I completely forgot I even owned this and I don't know if IT Cosmetics even offers this dual ended product any longer. I got it ages ago in a Showstopper from TSC when that was the only place in Canada to purchase IT Cosmetics. I've long been a fan of BBU so having it in a more practical tube/doe foot applicator is a bonus and, additionally, while offering all the concealing benefits of the original squeeze tube formula of BBU, this seems a bit creamier/less dense and also easier to dispense than the original. Having the "brightening" end seemed a good idea. However, at least for me and my colouring, I can't really see a discernible difference between the 2 products - I can pretty much use them interchangeably as under eye concealers. This format is REALLY practical for travel, though I do find the product gets all over the plastic wand/stick of the doe foot and the threads of the lid and neck of the tube, far more than with most other similar products I have. But that's a minor quibble given the excellence and practicality of the 2-in-1 product. Now that I've "rediscovered" this, I know it will be perfect for travel. If I could repurchase, I would.


Treatments (Eye) -It Cosmetics -Confidence in an Eye Cream

No anti-aging ingredients but helps with appearance alot. The main thing this does (and it does it well) is keep under-eyes beautifully fresh and well hydrated for hours. The texture is just right, very thick but sinks in quickly and a little goes a long way. My undereye area stays looking fresh all day which is something lighter eye creams can't do. I found it similar to my memory of the much pricier Bobbi Brown eye cream. And MUCH than the over hyped Ole Henriksen Banana Bright eye cream, which was far too thick and dry and irritated my eyes. Would probably repurchase but I keep trying different brands at the moment.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -CC+ Cream Illumination SPF50+

on 7/1/2018 6:24:00 PM

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Total glitter face, doesn't look bad from afar, but when you lookup close your face is covered in micro glitter. I just wanted illumination, not glitter. Had to return to sephora after trying it twice.

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Tinted Moisturizer -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+

Maybe this is awesome if you don't need much coverage to begin with. I'm 31, and unlike most tinted moisturizers, this makes me look older! If you have any acne scars or the finest of lines, I'd skip it. Full coverage traditional foundations don't look cakey the way this does! It exacerbates flaws. Bummer, because I loved the idea of a high coverage makeup, moisturizer, and good SPF all in one. Also awesome color selection. I can't wear most tinted moisturizers because I'm pretty pale. If you have absolutely gorgeous skin to begin with though, you probably don't need a full coverage tinted moisturizer anyway. I will say I did not use primer with this, just because I purchased this to shorten my morning routine. If I want to use a bevy of products to achieve smooth coverage, I'm not going to go for a tinted moisturizer with SPF.


BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 6/28/2018 9:34:00 AM

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I got it to cover cystic acne and it seems to have helped reduce the cysts, in the past 2 days. I noticed some people said it was drying for them, but maybe if you have oilier skin, it can also help. I'll edit this if anything changes.

EDIT: After a week of using, it is keeping my usually-oily skin not-so-oily through summer sweat, so I do think it may be better suited for oilier types, but it's kind of awesome for that.


BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 6/26/2018 12:40:00 AM

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glad that its spf 50 but it ended up sweating off and looking kind of cakey after a few hours in the sun. not good for warm humid weather. i guess its fine if you're out running a few errands but id rather just use sunscreen if im gonna be outside for a long time. its medium to full coverage

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Foundation Full-Coverage Moisturizer

on 6/25/2018 5:23:00 AM

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I was excited about this product at first. Finally iT Cosmetics have put out a reasonable range of shades in a 'foundation'. With the CC Cream I have had to mix the Fair and the Light together to get the right shade so I assumed the Fair Light in this would be perfect.
Sadly the shade had a distinct pink undertone (unlike the CC Cream) which is exactly what someone with a pinkish skintone doesn't want. I always err on the slightly yellowish side to balance out my natural ruddiness so right from the start this disappointed.
I had hoped that this would offer slightly more coverage than the CC Cream which I really like in all aspects but the very limited colour range.
This does have a little more coverage but the price you pay is in getting a lot more moisture. I live in one of the coldest and driest parts of Australia-admittedly not very cold on a Northern Hemisphere scale but for Australia in Winter minus 4 degrees Celcius overnight and single figures during the day with very low humidity makes it quite wintry and extreme.
I am 56 going on 57 with combination skin so I thought maybe the extra moisture would be a bonusin Winter but, sadly, it leaves me with greasy skin and settles readily into all my small wrinkles and lines. It is actually quite aging looking.
Not at all happy with the colour or the performance of this product. I would not recommend it to anyone who does not have bone dry skin and no wrinkles or lines-wth the caveat to look at the colour options carefully.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 6/22/2018 3:06:00 PM

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This product is so thick and viscous, it barely comes out of the tube. I tried applying it in so many different ways - with a beauty blender, concealer brush and my fingers - and it was such a chore to try to blend out every time. Even if I applied just the tiniest amount, it immediately settled into fine lines that I didn't even know I had. When I set it with loose powder, my under eye area looked crepey and dry. I don't have this problem with other concealers. The opacity and color definitely brightens the under eye area, but the consistency is so impossible that it's not worth it. Definitely skip this product. There are plenty of color correctors and under eye concealers out there that are way better.

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Eyeliner -It Cosmetics -Superhero Liner

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I'm known as a eyeliner pro amongst my friends and have to say this is my new favourite liquid liner. Lasts all day and is dead easy to use.

Points for also being waterproof and last through my spin classes :)

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer

on 6/18/2018 8:09:00 PM

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This is a completely genius HG miracle product for me. I've recently been breaking out really badly, and of course the more you break out, the more makeup gets piled on. I couldn't bear to pile on concealer while I was at home/going out over my breakouts, but when I switched to the Bye Bye concealer, I was able to reduce my makeup by 80%. This does a phenomenal job of completely covering redness while drying out your breakouts so that I don't need a face full of makeup. Because it's made with great ingredients, I'm comfortable keeping this on my face all day long. I've slept with this on overnight and it won't break you out. This is an acne treatment, not a concealer, so it does dry out your skin. Use it where you need it.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 6/16/2018 11:40:00 AM

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I've been using this for about a month after testing several other concealers. I'm 43 and have oily skin, but the skin under my eyes is a little on the dry side with very fine lines. I tried Tarte Shape Tape after reading the hype and hated it. It was so dry and cakey that it looked terrible on me. The SA at Ulta then recommended Too Faced Born this Way, and it's not bad, but I find it really settles into my lines. So, I picked up Bye Bye. As others have commented, this is a very thick concealer. I quite like the packaging and haven't had any trouble getting it out. I take a pinprick amount of the concealer and dot it under one eye. I then use a mini sponge to pat it out. This has worked best for me and the concealer looks very smooth. If I need a bit more coverage, I repeat the process. I then dust on some setting powder (the RCMA didn't work that great for me, but Rimmel's matte pressed powder did) with Real Techniques setting brush. I tried putting on the concealer with a brush and it looked terrible! The concealer looked thick and cakey and you could see all the brush strokes and stipple marks. Might work for some people, but I get much better results with the blending sponge. This concealer covers my circles well and makes me look well-rested. It does settle into fine lines a bit, but I just use the pad of my finger to blend them out. Other than that, it lasts all day. I will definitely repurchase.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 6/16/2018 3:21:00 AM

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Ok so I LOVE this foundation. Its worth the money as it stays put all day long,looks like skin but still covers imperfections.
I use one pump for my whole face. Its sold as full coverage which I'm not sure you would get but its definitely medium coverage.
The packing is brill as it's a tube with a pump. Its save to travel with and chuck in your bag. No worries about glass packaging breaking. Also at the end you can cut open the tube and get every last drop out.
I like a more dewy finish and this is on the matte side but with sunscreen on top or oil mixed in makes it dewy. ( I know they do a dewy version now but I had already brought this one)
its so worth trying as it is a beautiful foundation.
I wanted something that looked natural but lasted all day long no matter what and this foundation ticked all the boxes.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -CC+ Cream Illumination SPF50+

on 6/15/2018 10:46:00 AM

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I'm surprised at the less than stellar reviews on this product. It says 'illumination' right on the bottle, of course its going to have some shiny-type of effect to it. I love this CC cream, which is more like a foundation. I use the shade fair which is perfect for me. It evens out my skin tone and gives me a lovely glow. The packaging is a tube WITH a pump - what more could you ask for? The SPF of 50 is a bonus, and I actually don't mind the smell. It is citrusy, but not in a bad way, and I am pretty sensitive to smells. I knocked a lippie off only because I think it's pretty expensive for what it is.

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