It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream Size: 1.08 oz. (mine is Supersized at 2.53 oz.)
It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream Price: $38.00
It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream Shades: 5 shades (Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich)
It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream Purchase: Ulta
It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush Price: $48.00
It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush Purchase: It Cosmetics
Some of my favorite places to look for beauty deals are QVC and HSN. It’s not something that happens daily but occasionally either site will post up beauty bundle deals. These deals are several items from a brand at a severely discounted price. For example, last year HSN had a bundle that was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, full-sized Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, full-sized Too Faced lipstick, and a deluxe sample of the Too Faced eye shadow primer and you could get it for the price of just the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. Recently QVC had a similar deal that involved a larger than normal size of the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream, an It Cosmetics Foundation brush, a full-size It Cosmetics Tightline Mascara, and a full-size Je ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Treatment for less than the price of a normal CC+ Cream and the mascara alone! After a few weeks use, these are my thoughts on the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream and the It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush.
I’ve always heard great things about the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream so when this bundle went up for sale I had to jump on it. I didn’t realize at the time that there were two different types of the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream, the normal and the Illumination. After I ordered but before I received the product, I realized this and was a bit afraid before receiving it that it would be shimmery or glittery. That is not the case at all! The It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream uses “Drops of Light Technology” to give the face a radiant but not shimmery or glittery look. I’ve been partnering it with my Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter for a nice summer radiant glow to the face. However, the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream does a great job of being radiant when used alone as well.
Another thing I’ve heard about the It Cosmetics CC+ Creams are that they have a high SPF to them. The It Cosmetics CC+ Cream has a SPF of 50+ broad-spectrum for protection against UVA and UVB rays. The instructions on the product state that you should apply the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream 15 minutes before sun exposure and that you should reapply. The product reads like a tinted sunscreen almost (genius idea by the way!), however, the coverage of the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream is a bit too much for that in my opinion.
One of the things that I love about the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream is the packaging. I love that it comes in a plastic tube with a pump nozzle. I find bottled foundations, even with pumps, can tend to waste a lot and the plastic bottles don’t have as much waste. I could be wrong but that’s my perception. As for the formula and coverage of the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream, the formula feels lightweight and not heavy on my skin while the coverage is a medium one that can be built-up if need be. I found that one layer does a pretty good job of covering any issues that I currently have going on on my face (i.e. dry patches, acne, etc.). The formula is super moisturizing and doesn’t cling to my super dry skin.
When I opened up the QVC package and saw the It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush I was dismayed. The brush hairs are completely white and the body of the brush is metallic silver and that all spells one thing for me, DIRTY. Before I tossed it into the gift/trade/giveaway pile I decided to read up on it first. The It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Brush is said to be ultra-soft with a custom-cut brush head that is supposed to help blur any imperfections like lines and pores. The hairs themselves are said to be made with It Cosmetics patent-pending anti-aging Heavenly Skin bristlest. These bristles are supposedly infused with antioxidants, peptides, and anti-aging collagen to help improve the look of the skin. After reading all of that I HAD to give it a try!
Once I took the It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Brush out of the package I was glad that I did. The brush was so freaking soft and the application with it is AMAZING. Before trying the It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Brush I used a few other brushes to try out the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream, namely my favorite Morphe foundation brush and a beautyblender, and the It Cosmetics brush was hands down the best. It applied so much faster and easier and the overall look once I was done was amazing. Plus I was able to use less than I do with even the beautyblender as the It Cosmetics brush doesn’t soak up as much product.
Overall the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream is amazing and while you can’t currently purchase the Supersize version I do think that if you’re wanting a lightweight, long-lasting, medium coverage foundation with high SPF then you should pick this up. Heck even if you don’t want those things you should pick this up! Just make sure that if you want radiant skin you pick up the It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream and if you don’t pick up the original It Cosmetics CC+ Cream. As for the brush…if this bundle becomes available again pick it up IMMEDIATELY. However, unless you want to pay $48.00 for one makeup brush you’ll have to pass. Don’t get me wrong the It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Brush IS worth that price but I’m realistic and know that most people aren’t going to want to pop down that much for one brush, no matter how good it is…
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