It Cosmetics CC Cream - Worth the Hype?


The It Cosmetics CC Cream was one of the US products I've wanted to try for the longest time - everybody and their mum seems to love. It Cosmetics have actually been available from QVC for quite sometime but they didn't stock the CC Cream for some reason. But a few weeks ago they launched it and I had to get it. I got it as part of a set, with Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (which I love), the Bye Bye Pores Powder and a brush. Today I'm just going to be talking about the CC Cream though. So let's see if it's worth the hype...

Ordering and Delivery... 

As I said it's now available on QVC which means there's no risk of customs charges. Although I do think their shipping cost is expensive for the time it takes them to dispatch and deliver it. It was around £5 for postage and took around 3 days to get to me. But in comparison to custom charges this is a small price! 

Cost... 


I got the CC Cream as part of a special offer. So I got the CC Cream, the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, the Bye Bye Pores Powder and a brush for around £40. Which was a saving of almost £20. But this offer is no longer available. The CC Cream retails individually for £30 in the UK and $38 in the US. Which I don't think is too bad for a good base product. 

The Packaging... 

The packaging is really nice and pleasing on the eye. It has a pump which is always handy! There's nothing really to complain about in terms of packaging. 

The Product...

A reasonable price and good functional packaging means nothing if the product itself isn't good! It's formulated with SPF and hydrating and anti ageing ingrediants - added skin care benefits are always a plus in my book.  The consistency itself is pretty thick, compared to what I have been using lately. But this doesn't pose an issue in terms of blending it, it's really easy and it works well with a brush or the BeautyBlender. It claims that this is full coverage but I actually think it's more medium. It unifies the complexion well though. I did find I have to use concealer on my problem areas. 

It comes in 5 shades. Which for a high-end foundation / base product is pretty rubbish. I have the shade Medium because a fellow blogger said Tan was too dark for her NC40 skin tone but Medium is too light. I can bronze it up to match me but if I am paying £30 for a foundation, I want it to match. I'm debating buying Tan to mix it with Medium but that's just too expensive!  

In terms of the finish it's very natural looking, but still has a glow about it. It didn't cling to any dry patches or feel uncomfortable on my dehydrated skin. I didn't find the wear time very good though. I set it with my trusty Hourglass powders and come 4 o'clock it had practically all gone on the lower half of my face. Although with the RCMA Powder and a setting spray it does last until around 6pm. 

Is it Worth the Hype?... 

The important question, is it worth the hype? Well, this is actually tricky for me to answer because I don't love the CC Cream and I don't hate it. I like the finish and the coverage but the wear time is disappointing. There's also the issue with the small shade range which annoys me. Overall, it's ok and I will continue to use it and I can see why people do really love it. But I'm glad I didn't order this from the US or I would have been disappointed.


Have you tried this? What are your thoughts?

Until next time... 

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