With spring and summer around the corner, all of us probably are loading up on the bronzers and dewy highlighters. Lusting after a flawless complexion, very beach-bronze glam and glistening skin. And also, some SPF thrown in ! I personally hate products with SPF, but this one has me in love *insert heart eyes emoji*.

Meet the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination (38$, 1.08oz). What IT Cosmetics says:

IT’s your color-correcting, full coverage cream enhanced with Drops of Light Technology® to give your skin the look of subtle radiance. It’s formulated in five shades that deliver full, flawless, perfect coverage, while protecting your skin with one of-a-kind UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical-only SPF 50+.

Clinically shown to increase skin hydration by 179% and improve skin texture, this breakthrough illuminating cream never creases, never cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus it’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins and antioxidants that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you the look of radiant, supple and flawless skin.

IT’s your anti-aging, hydrating formula infused with breakthrough brightening, color-correcting and nourishing ingredients, including niacin, algae, vitamins A, C, B and E and hyaluronic acid.

Now, if that doesn’t scream magic in a bottle, I don’t know what does. I really wanted it mainly for the SPF, and that it’s also illuminating. I got this in the shade Medium.

So, first things first, even though it has a pretty high SPF, it does not leave the dreaded white cast on my skin, it also sinks in completely and there no tacky feeling after about 2 minutes. Win ! 

On to the illuminating part, I know there are mixed reviews about the glitters. Yes, there are glitters in this cream. But, as you can see below, you cannot detect them with a naked eye. Unless, you really get look at your skin closely, and move your face a lot in the sun you cannot see these glitters. All you see is a lit from within, beautiful healthy skin. Win !

Though this is termed a CC+ cream, it has pretty good coverage. My eyelids, which are darker than my face, completely blank out, when I smooth this over. I don’t feel like I require an eye primer, if I use this to cover my eyelids as well.

I did have some difficulty with actual application initially, I used one full pump, just mixed in with my Too Faced Hangover Primer, on bare skin, no moisturizer beneath. And it caught on every dry patch of my skin and looked uneven. So, this is not as hydrating as claimed.

On my subsequent trials, I applied a generous amount of moisturizer on my skin, and then applied a little more than half a pump of the CC+ cream, sheered with the primer and it looked flawless. I didn’t feel like I had anything on my face at all. I used my fingers both times.

Bottom line: I love this for the summer, for a more perfected look, like I have healthy, glowing skin.

Have you tried this ? XO



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