Hey there, super oily, acne-prone, need-all-the-full-coverage makeup friends! IT Cosmetics has answered our prayers and released a matte version of their best-selling CC+ Cream! It’s not currently available on it’s own but right now you can snag it as the QVC TSV!
But, the big question is, does the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte work on super oily, acne-prone skin?
I loved how easily this applied and blended out. The formula felt great and IMO was consistent with the original CC+ Cream. The shade I got is in Light which actually matches me now when I’m more of a Light/Medium tone so keep in mind that this formula seems to run a little darker.
With IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte I did start to get shiny in my t-zone after about 2 hours. Generally this is normal for me and there are very few products on the market that keep me shine-free much longer (Estee Lauder Double Wear & Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte are my top two for this).
After about 4 hours the shine was more apparent and by 5-6 hours a touch-up was beyond necessary. This was me sitting in an air conditioned house all day. That evening I went out in the humid summer hell-heat and turned into an oil slick.
I did find that the oil was easy to blot away and doing so didn’t remove the foundation. To give myself that flawless look back I did dust on a bit more powder in my t-zone.
* Note: for testing purposes several wear tests were done using my usual primer/powder combo of Too Faced Primed & Peachy and Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder (which, as usual, produced the best results) as well as a mix of other powders/primers.
* What is the best way to apply? I’ve tried three different brushes (IT Cosmetics CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702, IT Cosmetics Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush #6, Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush) as well as my beautyblender.
Each method applied the foundation evenly and blended it out well, but for the fullest coverage the IT Cosmetics Flat Top Brush is your best bet. I also feel like it helped to press the foundation in more in turn giving me longer shine-free wear.
* Does it work better for oily skin than the original IT Cosmetics? YES. It kept me matte longer than the original and I think if you have semi-oily to combo skin you’ll see a lot of success with this CC cream. It also doesn’t feel drying so if your skin is normal-to-dry you’ll probably also really like it (LMK in the comments!).
* Does this formula oxidize? The short answer is (on me) it did not. Though, like I mentioned above, this shade Light seems darker than the other Light shades that IT Cosmetics has come out with. Light would be too dark for me in the Fall/Winter months.
* Will this keep me matte all day? If you’re as oily as me, nope. But nothing will. I think if you’ve got semi-oily, combo, normal or dry skin you’ll find that this is an awesome product. If you’re oily AF like me you’ll like the finish but know you’re going to have to touch-up and work throughout the day to keep the major shine down, particularly in the humidity.
The IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Full Coverage Cream & the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder are swatched below on bare skin (no primers):
The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte Full Coverage Cream is currently available in the QVC TSV which retails for $49.20.
The IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Most Beautiful Skin QVC TSV is available for pre-order from now until the the TSV goes live on July 27, 2018. After that date the price of the bundle will go up to $59.75. In this bundle you’ll get the CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte, the new CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder and the CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702 – a total retail value of $121.00.
After that you can begin to look for the IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Full Coverage Cream wherever IT Cosmetics is sold – usually I find the best selection at ULTA Beauty.