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

IT’s now or never – July 27th IT Cosmetics TSV

You’ve been seeing blog posts all week about the June 27th TSV for IT Cosmetics. IT decided to have a pre-sale campaign so that everyone could take advantage of this great TSV. If you haven’t jumped on it though today is the last day and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Two of the three products in the CC+ Your Most Beautiful Skin Set are brand new so not only are you getting them before they are available elsewhere but you are getting them for a special price that won’t be around again.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Most Beautiful Skin TSV


  • 1.08-fl oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte with SPF 40 in Fair, Fair Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Neutral Medium, Medium Tan, Neutral Tan, Tan, Rich, Rich Honey, or Deep
  • 0.33-oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder with SPF 50 in a corresponding shade
  • Heavenly Skin CC Skin Perfecting Brush #702

We’ve made it no secret that Beauty Info Zone loves Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream and now there’s a new one to delight us. The newest in the family is CC+ Oil Free Matte. This is a full coverage cream that contains an anti-aging hydrating serum plus it’s got SPF 40 UVA/UVB protection. This is all you need for the day as it contains peptides, niacinamide and hydrolyzed collagen. It’s buildable so you can get a lighter finish or a full coverage finish. You won’t need extra foundation or concealer with this beauty.

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte foundation with SPF40

CC+ Cream Matte swatches in Light – both freshly applied and dried down

The new formula is infused with charcoal, known for its detoxifying properties, colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay, known for their oil-absorbing effects, and tea tree extract, known to combat blemishes. This matte coverage is smooth and doesn’t illuminate fine lines. It’s so comfortable on my skin and doesn’t emphasize pores. It takes a little bit to dry down to a great color for me but I do wish it were less yellow. I think Fair Light would be a good match for my cool skintone.

The second new item is the Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Finishing Powder. This lovely lightweight powder has buildable coverage so you can get sheer to full coverage. I love that it is an Anti-Aging Optical Blurring Perfector. I tend to use powder very lightly and usually just on my cheeks. Since I like to wear cream blush often it gives the blush more to hold onto making it last longer.

Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Finishing Powder in Light

With an SPF of 50+ this Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen is perfect for any foundation I wear. I love having added protection any time but I also love that I can reapply it lightly during the day to add more SPF. What’s not to love with this talc-free powder sunscreen?

Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Finishing Powder in Light

Lisa wears this in Medium so let’s see how the two compare:

Light swatches of Powder and CC+ Cream

Medium swatches of Powder and CC+ Cream

The one item you might already have is the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702 but believe me, you’ll love having this for the first time or for the 3rd time. It’s a true must have. Not only is it ultra soft like all Heavenly Skin brushes but you can use this with so many products: foundation, powder, and skincare. I think this is the perfect complement to the set since you can buff in your foundation or powder. It really does a great job of blurring the appearance of any imperfections.

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush No. 702

This is a $120 value that will go back to the regular price of 59.75, but for ONE DAY ONLY ON FRIDAY, JULY 27TH at Midnight ET you can get it for just $49.20 or for 6 easy pays of $8.20. You do not want to miss this fabulous set since it’s going to sell out quickly. I’ve paid full price for their foundations and powders so knowing that for under $50 I can get three pieces makes this a steal. The number for this is A310436 for a one time shipment. REMEMBER TODAY is your last chance at this great price!  —  Marcia

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IT Cosmetics lights up the 4th of July with an Ulta Limited Edition special!

Yes, you are a superstar, and IT Cosmetics is helping to celebrate that this fourth of July and the entire month of July at Ulta with the New and Limited Edition Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush ($30), which pairs perfectly with the Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder!  Put on your favorite patriotic duds and get your sparkle on because you are a star!

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IT Cosmetics lights up the 4th of July with an Ulta Limited Edition special!

Here is my outfit for the fourth of July party – I picked up this patriotic tee in Houston last fall.  I got these Free People jean shorts on ShopBop, and the super fun fanny pack came from IT Cosmetics.

Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush

Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush

Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush

Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush

The LE Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush is really really cool.  IT is always a go-to for me for brushes, and this one is a whole lot of fun.  The handle is gorgeous – holographic!  It morphs into a star shape and the bristles, like all IT Cosmetics brushes, are densely packed, soft yet firm, and the star shape actually helps the brush get into every single corner and crevice very easily.  The brush is made with cruelty-free hair.  It is exactly what you need to go with one of my other favorite IT Cosmetic products, the Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder.

Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder.

Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination

Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder.

Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder sets makeup, takes away shine and oiliness, and illuminates skin without any shimmer or glitter. It also makes pores look nonexistent! At first I thought this was just an illuminating powder and it does do a great job in that department. But it’s so much more.This pressed powder blurs pores and imperfections, giving a wonderful airbrushed appearance that lasts and lasts. I think the translucent shade will work for all but the darkest skin shades, and the illumination is really beautiful, giving a fabulous glow that is always appreciated. This is one terrific product that everyone needs. It is a stunningly beautiful pressed powder that gives a fantastic glow to your complexion.  If you are tired, sick, or just feeling a little flat, a quick sweep of this soft powder and skin looks young and fresh.  I love it!

IT Cosmetics lights up the 4th of July with an Ulta Limited Edition special!

Have a wonderful fourth of July, and be sure to stop at Ulta to pick up the super fun Limited Edition Superstar Flawless Foundation Brush before it’s gone forever!  – Lisa

Let’s get going with IT Cosmetics and their travel size cosmetics

It’s summer in just a few days but when did we ever need the calendar to tell us that. The last few weeks of temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s have told us already. Summer often means travel and IT Cosmetics has new travel size products that you’ll love to take with you wherever you go. Since IT Cosmetics also has a sale going on for the next few days it’s the perfect time to hop onto their website to see what you can get and to pick up these new products.

IT Cosmetics travel size products

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I’m starting with the product that I’m most excited to see in a travel size: Miracle Water 3-in-1 Tonic. Besides being able to travel with it I have friends who have wanted to try this Miracle Water but haven’t been sure if it would work for them. Now for $15 they can get a 1.7 oz/50mL size to try for themselves. This is not your typical micellar water. It’s a lot more. Personally I use this in the mornings because it’s a lightweight no-rinse product. It combines  Skin-Brightening Radiance Booster to help purify, balance and brighten the look of your skin. It says that it’s a potent antiaging treatment that helps to diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles. Plus the cleanser part of it gently removes dirt, oil, and any leftover makeup.

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Tonic travel size

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce is another that newly comes in a travel size. It’s an excellent way to try this moisturizer if you haven’t had the pleasure before. And it’s an excellent size to take with you. A trip isn’t great if your skin is going to react funny. You want to look and feel your best. Secret Sauce can be used day and night.

“Developed with plastic surgeons, your clinically advanced moisturizer helps reveal younger-looking skin instantly and more miraculous results over time! The skin-loving, powerfully potent secret lies in the Secret Sauce™ Fermented Complex: 7 clinically advanced, penetration-enhancing fermented ingredients that work to increase absorbency and maximize the anti-aging benefits of Secret Sauce™. Also featuring anti-aging collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and licorice root, Secret Sauce™ is perfect for all skin types and reduces the look of discoloration, lines and wrinkles. With the added infusion of proprietary Drops of Light Technology™ Concentrate and diamond powder, this revolutionary moisturizer truly delivers your most youthful, lit-from-within glow—and is your secret to beautiful skin wherever you go! “

It Cosmetics Secret Sauce Anti-Aging Moisturizer travel size

I keep the full size on my vanity so that I never have to search for it. Now my new travel bag will have its own Secret Sauce.

A few others that I don’t have samples of but that are available are Confidence in a Cream and Confidence in a Cleanser. Since all IT Cosmetics are created with anti-aging ingredients you can be ensured that these are too. Confidence in a Cleanser even contains serum in it so while your skin is being cleansed it’s also being treated.

Confidence in a Cleanser travel size

Confidence in a Cream travel size

Now onto some of the cosmetics that IT is so well known for. As you may know we are crazy (really crazy) for IT CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream + Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum + SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen. This is a staple in my wardrobe. I so wish I’d had the travel size to take with me on my long vacation. You can buy the travel size in one of 5 colors: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich. If you want an even bigger bargain during the sale you’ll find the Ornament in Light, Medium and Tan for a steal but don’t wait!

IT cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ travel size

IT’s original Universal Brow Pencil with Active Brow Enhancing Technology pencil is one of the products that put IT on the map. IT Cosmetics® has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program and for every Brow Power® pencil sold, one is donated to go to help women face the effects of Cancer with Confidence! I just love the pencil and I love the philanthropy.

IT travel size Brow Power pencil

Another product that is available is a travel size of Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer. This is their concealer with Drops of Light Technology™ for added radiance and a lit-from-within glow. I have it in Light, Medium, Tan and Rich (giveaway below). I don’t see it on the IT Cosmetics site for sale but I might have missed it.

IT bye bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

One last thing and it’s not a mini but IT Cosmetics newest cosmetic item: Bye Bye Pores Bronzer. If you know the wonder of Bye Bye Pores pressed powder then you’ll love the new version in the Bronzer. It comes in one shade, Beach, and it’s reasonably priced at $30. This is an oil-free matte formula. Here’s the news from IT: “Bye Bye Pores Bronzer is your revolutionary bronzing finishing veil that airbrushes away the look of pores while adding instant sun-kissed warmth to your skin. Infused with Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology™ and real silk, this talc-free, oil-free bronzer is designed to glide over your skin without settling into lines or pores and diffuse the look of imperfections for your most flawless glow. The universally flattering shade also features coconut extract for essential moisture and a refreshing sensorial experience, plus anti-aging collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins A, C, and E.”

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer brush hidden inside for on-the-go

You can wear it alone or in combination with your favorite foundations/powders. This is light enough to contour the outer regions of your face and under your neck. A wonderful brush to use with it is the Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush number 8.

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer and Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush number 8

Just like IT has a Secret Sauce, I’ve got a secret giveaway. If you’ve read down this far you’ll see what’s available. There will be 4 winners and it’s international. You’ll need to comment to say which set you want: #1 will get the Light Bye Bye Eye Illumination and Light CC+ Cream, #2 is the Medium Bye Bye Eye Illumination and Medium CC+ Cream, #3 will receive Bye Bye Eye Tan Illumination and Tan CC+ Cream, and #4 is for the set in Rich. I’ll be adding in the Brow Power to one package only and a mini Bye Bye Pores Illumination Pressed Powder in Radiant Translucent to another package. It’s just a tiny giveaway but it’s still going to be fun.

Enter through July 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Remember you MUST be a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment. That’s not so hard yet too many people don’t do it and get eliminated (and some over and over). Good luck. — Marcia




Why I’m buying the May 19th IT Cosmetics TSV on May 19th #ITsyourTSV

On Saturday May 19th IT Cosmetics has a new TSV and even though I was sent a few of the products so you can see what a joy this Bye Bye Collection is, I’m still buying. The main reason why is that I am madly, passionately in love with the Bye Bye Lines Serum. I test a lot of serums because it’s one of my favorite items but I always come back to IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum.

This revolutionary, antiaging miracle concentrate was developed with plastic surgeons to deliver 10 powerful clinical results to your skin in as little as 10 days. Infused with proprietary Drops of Light Optical Blurring Technology™ and skin-loving ingredients—including peptides, caviar extract, hydrolyzed collagen and algae—the weightless wonder serum visibly erases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the look of tone, texture, firmness, suppleness, and elasticity. It also supports the natural skin barrier, hydrates, and gives skin a look of youthful vitality and radiance.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

But take a look at this complete collection – not only is there the Bye Bye Lines Serum which sells for $58 – but there’s the terrific Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream ($48), their newest foundation Bye Bye Foundation ($39.50), and a new brush from IT, Bye Bye Foundation Brush No. 22 ($42). Where can you get all of this for $69.95? Only on QVC and only through Saturday May 19th. (You can preorder now too)

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

I’m looking forward to trying out Bye Bye Foundation which is actually a full coverage moisturizer with SPF 50+. It is newly available in 12 shades so the range is better. I normally wear Fair in IT’s foundations but it is a little yellow for me so I’m ordering this in the new shade Fair Light which hopefully will be a better match.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation (full coverage moisturize with SPF 50+)

Now available in 12 shades:
– Fair—ultra porcelain skin, fairest of fair skin, with warm (yellow) undertone
– NEW! Fair Light—fair skin, if you burn easily in the sun, with cool (pink) undertone
– Light—light skin with more warmth (yellow) to your skin
– NEW! Light Medium—light to medium skin with cool (pink) undertones
– Medium—medium skin with warm (yellow) undertones (this is Jamie’s shade!)
– NEW!Neutral Medium—medium skin with neutral undertone
– Medium Tan—medium to tan skin with warm (yellow) undertone
– NEW! Neutral Tan—tan skin with neutral undertone
– Tan—tan skin with warm (yellow) undertone
– Rich—tan to rich skin with warm (yellow) undertone
– NEW! Rich Honey—deep skin with warm (yellow) undertone
– Deep—deep skin with neutral undertone

According to IT this is formulated to give you weightless, natural looking coverage that moves with your skin. Even though it’s full coverage I think it’s going to work in warmer weather since it’s a moisturizer and sunscreen so it will be less layers on my face.

And I never turn down a new brush from IT Cosmetics.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush No. 22

This has a unique triangle-shaped brush head and contains the heavenly Heavenly Luxe hairs. This is not only great with foundation but also their other skincare products.

IT Cosmetics partial TSV (brush, serum, eye cream)

IT Cosmetics’ IT’s Your Most Beautiful Skin! Life-Changing Skincare Collection gives you the power to experience your most beautiful skin—and to look in the mirror and see everything that is right. This Today’s Special Value is scheduled to debut on QVC Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 10 pm (EST) and will be offered for one day only! That’s right! It is also going live early! And I’ll be online buying this for myself too.  —  Marcia

Let’s get happy – IT Cosmetics has their Friends & Family Sale going on n.o.w.

Excitement overbounds knowing we can get some of our favorite cosmetics from IT Cosmetics. Even though Sephora has a spring sale starting soon, it’s only 15% off. Instead you can take 25% off your IT order with the code FRIENDS2018 thru April 15th.

Oh just dream of what you can get!

Marcia’s two favorites:

Bye Bye Lines Serum is my very favorite ever serum. I’ve bought this at least 4 times and will continue to do so. I love the citrus scent and how lovely it works on my skin. After all the rest of the name is Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate! So fitting.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 is another product I’ve bought several of. Fair is just perfect for me and this is one of my all time favorite foundations. I love that I can put it on and not worry about moisturizer or sunscreen when I’m in a hurry.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream

Two of Lisa’s favorites are

Bye Bye Under Eye Cream since it’s so reliable. It helps with dark circles, fine lines, and it brightens. The ingredients are incredible.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

Superhero Mascara Duo and Eyeliner is a steal. The Superhero mascara is $24 and worth every penny but with this duo you not only get the mascara but you also get a travel-size Superhero 24HR Waterproof Liner. The mascara deserves the name Superhero!

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara and Eyeliner Duo

Let’s not forget eyeliner, their famous Brow Power Eyebrow Pencil, the magnificent brushes, lipstick, skincare and and and. 25% off but don’t wait since after April 15th it’s back to regular prices!


IT Cosmetic Brush giveaway

IT brush giveaway

Welcome to the newest Beauty Info Zone giveaway. As you surely know we are big big fans of IT Cosmetics and today we want to share that love with you. 5 lucky winners are in store for a great surprise in their mailbox.

Take a look at the 5 brushes in our giveaway and decide if you have a favorite:

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores No. 701

The Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores brush is from the recent TSV. The bristles on this are heavenly soft with each brush hair infused with anti-aging collagen, silk, niacin and antioxidants. Not only is it cruelty free as are all these brushes but it’s soft enough for the most sensitive skin. We have 2 of these for the giveaway.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush No. 702

The IT Cosmetics CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush is also infused with the same magic. This has a custom cut rounded head that helps blur and perfect the look of your skin. It’s a wonderful brush for foundation since it helps erase the appearance of lines, pores and imperfections. One person will win this.

IT Cosmetics Angled Foundation brush

IT Cosmetics Angled Foundation brush is from a prior TSV with different colored bristles but the softness and quality are the same. The bristles are angled and 3 shades for that “skunk” brush effect.

IT Cosmetics Skin Smoothing Complexion Brush No. 704

IT Cosmetics Skin Smoothing Complexion Brush is similar to No. 702 Skin Perfecting Brush, the difference being that this one has an angled top. What we love about these new Heavenly Skin brushes is that they are skincare infused for anti-aging.

These brushes can be used for skincare, foundation, or blush/highlighter/contour. However you want to use them, you can.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: There will be 5 winners from the US and Canada. If you have a preference for a particular brush be sure you mention it in the comments. As usual you must be a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment. Those two are musts. It’s surprising how many people forget to comment on the blog. Only email me ([email protected]) if the comment box Speak Your Mind is closed. You want Rafflecopter to know you commented. The giveaway is open through April 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Good luck and good skin.

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