IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is a holy grail highly hyped foundation in the beauty world, so it was only a matter of time before I wanted a piece of the action. I thought as an oily skinned gal I could never get on with a none-matte foundation, and despite everyone telling me to try the original, I waited for the oil-free matte version to arrive, then decided to try both. After trying them both out, I can report on the one most suited to oily skin.
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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50
This is the original holy grail that every man and his dog swears by. The one I was told by an IT Cosmetics consultant to try with powder for my oily skin, over the oil-free matte version. There are some bold claims with this “CC+ Cream”. IT Cosmetics claims this colour correcting cream works beautifully as a full-coverage foundation, it’s hydrating, anti-ageing, and has SPF 50. It’s claimed to be a multitasker, providing hydration while diffusing the look of skin imperfections for flawless-looking coverage that won’t crease or crack. It’s infused with hydrolzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins. It’s a full-coverage foundation that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, helps to cover redness, dark circles under eyes and minimises the appearance of pores. All resulting in a luminous, supple, flawless-looking complexion.
Review of Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50
When I use this, my skin looks incredible. It truly is lightweight and has amazing coverage for a small amount of foundation. It doesn’t feel cakey or heavy and it’s comfortable to wear. I apply powder on top and set with a setting spray and it lasts me a working day. I do get a little oily throughout the day and it settles into the fine lines around my eyes, but other than that it’s still pretty decent. It doesn’t live up to all of the bold claims IT Cosmetics says it does, but it ticks a fair few off and I think it’s the most amazing foundation I’ve ever tried. Which says a lot really doesn’t it! I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try it. I love it so much so that I’ve now bought two – the shade Fair Light is a good shade for my usual pale self and Light is a good choice for when I have fake tan on.
Does IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream suit oily skin?
In short, yes. If you apply a matte powder and a good setting spray (Urban Decay All Nighter* I’m looking at you) then it will last you just as long as any other matte foundation and it won’t feel heavy or cakey on your skin. It costs £32 and you can get it here*.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Matte SPF 40
The oil-free matte version claims to deliver full-coverage, anti-ageing skincare and SPF 40 – all with a natural-looking matte finish that lasts. The multitasking, complexion-perfecting foundation claims to instantly reduces the appearance of skin imperfections including redness, and reduces the appearance of pores without creasing or cracking, helping to reduce shine and control oil. It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay and tea tree extract, plus hydrolzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins.
Review of Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Matte SPF 40
I found with the matte version, it applied nicely first thing, but as the day goes on it starts to separate and go patchy. Even with a hydrating primer on underneath it doesn’t last particularly well. In terms of staying matte, I still found I needed to touch up, just the same as with the original version, but the finish wasn’t as good.
Does IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-free Matte suit oily skin?
In a word – no. As oily skin tends to be de-hydrated, the oil-free doesn’t sit well on oily skin as it cakes and goes patchy and I’ve found it isn’t as matte as it claims. I imagine this would suit oily skin that isn’t de-hydrated, so if you’re interested in this you can buy it for £32 here*.
Which IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is best for oily skin?
And the winner is…..: in my experience I found that the original Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream* is the best one for oily skin. But only when used together with a powder and a setting spray. It’s a bit pricey for foundation compared to what I’d usually spend but it’s so worth it in my opinion! What are your thoughts? Let me know!
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