Three High Coverage Essentials from IT Cosmetics

I’m finally working my way through posts that I’ve been wanting to feature for ages but haven’t had the time to sort through the images.  I absolutely love IT Cosmetics and their recent CC Cream launch (or the Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF50 Cream, if you want to get formal) has renewed my joy for the brand as this is such a good product that really demonstrates the brilliance of the brand as it’s a product that delivers far and beyond what you’d expect.  With that in mind, I thought I’d do a little post looking at three key products from IT Cosmetics that’ll make achieving a natural, flattering, full-coverage look achievable.

The Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF50 Cream is one of those dreamy products that goes on effortlessly, blends and builds like a dream and offers really good coverage, so it’s especially handy for redness and minor breakouts.  I love the fact that it contains such a high SPF and I also find the squeezable tube packaging handy for travel…not that I do a lot of travelling, but still.

Unlike most high coverage products, the finish of this is very dewy and it feels really hydrating on the skin; if you’re oily, you’ll need to powder to keep it in place and stop the shine, but not too much, as the joy of this product is the beautifully glowing finish, which you don’t want to remove with too much powder.  I was sent two shades, Fair and Light, with Fair being the most perfect match.  Light, however, is a weird one, as it doesn’t correlate with the concealer shades – so if you’re a Light in the concealer, you’ll be a Fair in this…that’s not very helpful but a minor issue that can easily be addressed.  The Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF50 Cream is £30 and available in 7 shades here – link.

I think the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer is probably one of the products the brand is best known for, as it’s a really good product that provides a really high level of coverage in a creamy formula.  As the name suggests, it’s designed for under eye coverage, but it’s definitely a general concealer that works well on spots and redness and buffs into skin beautifully.  I think I’ve featured it before, but I thought I’d give it another mention as it works particularly well with the CC Cream if you’re like me and need a lot of coverage.  It’s available in six shades (as mentioned above, I’m Light) and you can find it here – link – for £22.50.

The IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush is one of those products that you could totally Feng Shui your brush stash with – chuck out all your base brushes and just keep this bad boy.  It’s a double-ended brush with a soft but dense kabuki style at one end, which you can use to buff foundation or large patches of concealer in, then the other end is like a mini version that’s more densely packed and amazing for concealer.  I’ve included the brush as it’s a great standalone product that’ll work with pretty much any kind of product – especially high coverage – so even if you fancy nothing else in this post, grabbing this brush would be money well spent.  It’s not the cheapest at £34.50 here – link – but it’s an investment brush that’ll last you for ages.

In the picture above, you can see the difference each product makes.  Obviously the first picture I’m makeup free, then the second picture I’m wearing just the Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF50 Cream, then the last picture I’ve used the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer to build up the coverage.  I’ve used the concealer on redness, spots and under the eyes, which has created an almost completely full coverage look.  I wouldn’t necessary go for this much coverage on a day-to-day basis as I don’t mind showing flaws through skin as I prefer to look a bit more natural, but as natural, full coverage goes, these two works beautifully together.

The final picture is me with my complete makeup look and as you can hopefully see, the coverage and finish is really natural and really light.  I buffed it all in a bit more to allow skin to show through, but what I love most about these products is how easy they layer, not just over each other but also as individuals – you can layer-up the CC Cream for a more high coverage finish, or the concealer can be layered to create a more opaque finish, even when used over other foundations.  IT Cosmetics are now available at Selfridges so definitely pop in and get shade matched if you live near one.

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