Hello friends! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I was quick to purchase the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream Matte. I happened to find mine in a great deal through QVC. QVC is my little secret when it comes to cosmetics. A lot of times they have new releases but will bundle them in a way you won’t find in store. The CC Cream was bundled with the CC Airbrush Perfecting powder and a buffer brush.
I was so excited when I saw that It Cosmetics was releasing a matte version of their beloved CC Cream. Don’t let the name CC Cream fool you, this is a medium to full coverage foundation that has SPF and good for your skin properties. I’ve reviewed and raved about the original formulation on my blog before. But I do have oily skin and was really interested in the matte version to see if it would help me stay matte longer.
The It Cosmetics CC Cream Matte promises to deliver a 12 hour matte full coverage finish. I picked mine up in the shade Fair which is the same shade I have in the original formula.
The bundle also came with the CC Airbrush Perfecting Powder. This powder also has a high SPF and is a finishing powder that boasts to be sheer to medium coverage.
I used the brush included in the set, Skin Perfecting brush #702, to apply the CC Cream.
Here is my bare face. As you can see I have lots of freckles and some spots to cover.
Here is my face with just the CC Cream and under eye concealer.
Here is my face powdered with the CC Airbrush Perfecting Powder.
This foundation was a bit of a disappointment. I love the original formula so much. Even for an oily skin girl like me, as long as I set it with powder it usually holds up throughout the day. I was hoping this new matte formula would be the same great foundation but just in matte finish. This formula has a totally different texture than the original one, it is more mousse like in texture and therefore thicker. Because of the texture I find that the matte formula goes on best with a brush over a sponge.
This new formula is not as full coverage as the original. As you can see in the before and after pictures the red blemish near my chin is still very visible, the original would be able to cover that up. I also find that this new version does not sit as nicely on the skin as the original. Overall its not a bad foundation and I will probably continue to try it out and wear it and make it work, but I still prefer the original formula over the matte one.
The powder was another non favorite. I usually use loose setting powders to finish my makeup. So I don’t know if I don’t like this because of the powder itself or because it is pressed and not loose. I’ve worn this powder over a few different foundations of mine and it makes them all look very cakey, maybe not right away but as my makeup wears during the day my foundation starts to look cakey and is more prone to breaking up. This powder also doesn’t set everything the way I want it too. I used the powder to set my Too Faced Born This Way foundation and when I was done applying my eye makeup my foundation had creased on my forehead.
I like the brush and the foundation the most out of this set, I would not recommend the powder. I might use it on no makeup days when I just want a little ‘something’. If you are oilier than me it might be worth checking out the CC Cream.