It’s time to meet your CC+ Soul Matte! IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation review and swatches

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation

People search all their lives for their soul mates…and those of us with shiny noses search all our lives for the perfect matte foundation!  IT Cosmetics promises that you will finally find your soul matte within their 12 shades of CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation, and it will be a true love that lasts forever. Which shade is whispering sweet nothings to you?

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IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation

CC+ Oil Free Matte Foundation is a full coverage creamy foundation that has all the sun protection you need with an SPF 40 UVA/UVB. It has lots of other ingredients that skin loves, like an anti-aging serum, peptides, niacinamide and hydrolyzed collagen. What makes it different from the regular CC+ foundation is charcoal, which detoxes the skin, colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay, which absorb oil, and tea tree extract, which fights breakouts. I normally have to powder my nose throughout the day, but when I wear this foundation I rarely break out that pressed powder.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation

I find this foundation to be quite versatile. I can put it very sheer or build it up for more coverage. It doesn’t settle into my fine lines and it doesn’t get dry and cakey like a lot of matte foundations. I find the shades to be very forgiving and several of them work for me – I can use any from light to medium tan. I think they could have used two more shades on the deeper end of the color spectrum to round out the color options, but otherwise this is an excellent shade selection and the foundation is terrific for us oily and t-zone skinned gals.  Here are the swatches:

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation swatches

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation swatches

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation swatches

A great option for applying the CC+ Oil Free Matte Foundation is the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702. The Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush is a perfect tool to smooth on the CC Cream making it appear to be airbrushed. It hugs the curves of your face while you work with it in a circular motion. You’ll love this brush for all your foundations, not to mention powder and skin care, so it’s a winner all around.

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

You can find IT Cosmetics at Ulta, QVC, and online at  I hope you find your soul matte…and your soul mate too!! – Lisa

IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation


  1. Though this one isn’t for me with my super dry skin, it’s great that IT came out with it since so many need a matte, oil-free formula

  2. I tend to stay away from matte foundations, but these swatch very nicely. I have their original CC Cream and really like it a lot.

  3. I tend to go for a dewy finish, but that brush looks really good!

  4. I like a dewy finish, but i know this will be a hit for some people I know!

  5. They look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them!

  6. This honestly sounds perfect for me. I think I’ll pick some up to try.

  7. I really liked their Bye Bye Redness so I should get this a try!

  8. I’m a matte girl, especially with my combo normal to oily skin so this would work for me, formula wise. Colour wise, I need a warm olive and nine of these look quite right unfortunately.

  9. I love this stuff–it’s not completely matte on my skin and I like that.

  10. My Nail Polish Obsession says

    matte and oil free is where it’s at!

  11. I really want to try It Cosmetics CC cream. I like the coverage in that you can go light or build it up.

  12. I’m so excited about the matte version because I love the coverage of the original but it never sets on me!

  13. I was so disappointed when I tried it Cosmetics foundations. They were incredibly oily for me and always felt damp. I’m going to test this matte formula! Thanks for letting us know!

  14. 25 Sweetpeas says

    Fair would probably work for me!

  15. Ehmkay Nails says

    I like that it’s matte! I need that in the summer.

  16. I don’t always love matte formulas, but this sounds great and I love the range of fair/light shades.

  17. I LOVE the look of the brush and the sound of the foundation. I may have to pick this one up!

  18. This matte would be perfect for the humid climate in which I now live! I just hope the Fair is pink enough for me.

  19. The brush that goes with it is awesome! Love that its now matte!

  20. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    I can’t wait to try this. My extremely oily skin needs this and I can’t wait to get it in to try it. I’m ordering it today. Thanks for a great review.