It cosmetics cc cream
It cosmetics cc cream.
It has a big reputation to live up to ; I was a little late to the game, having only tried it for the first time just last year, but I’m bring you my full thoughts and review on ALL 3 formulas of the IT CC+ cream. I’m going to try and give you an really in-depth review and hopefully a little help if you are stuck at which one to go for. They aren’t cheap, and definitely a premium product coming in at £32 for 32ml.
Pore-refining, colour correcting, full coverage, anti-ageing with SPF. This has the biggest difference in formula than the other two ; aside from being oil-free and having a lower SPF, It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay and tea tree extract, plus hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins.
This has the biggest difference in terms of feel, formula and ingredients, the other two are kind of similar aside from the light reflection in the illuminating. This formula is definitely more mattifying, it has a higher coverage, it is very cooling in feel when you apply it and it’s a lot more perfecting and smoothing than the others. Just check out the below pictures of them all on to see for yourself!
However, although the finish seems a lot more flawless, this formula is my least favourite. I like my skin to show through a bit more and to have a lighter feel and coverage. I can feel this one on my skin more and it feels a little too heavy for my preference. This would be really for holidays, humid conditions or if you are used to full coverage.
In all 3 formulas, I have the same shade which is ‘Medium’. This is bang on for me in the illuminating which is the first one I ever tried, so I got the same in the others. I found the original formula to be very good but the oil-free, which I thought would be a little darker, is actually a little more yellow in tone. That being said, whichever match you are in one, I would say stick with it for the others, they are pretty good across the 3. In the Laura Mercier tinted moisturisers, I am totally different shade in the oil-free than I am in the normal formula!
I’m very much loving both the illuminating and the original formula. To be honest the illuminating was the first one I tried and I was very set on it as I loved it so much and didn’t think I would be that into either of the other two but actually the original is really lovely on my skin also. It’s a toss up between the two and I still find with the original formula, you still get that much-needed instant bit of a glow on your skin.