Review: IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+

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Since canceling my Glossybox, I’ve been able to spend a little more time and money searching for products that I actually need. And that’s great, because I’ve officially found the best foundation ever.

Recently, after running out of my favorite drugstore foundation (Covergirl’s Hello Gorgeous), I found myself in Ulta while my sister, Zoe, shopped around. I started looking at the high-end foundations, which at an average of $40 apiece were roughly 5 times the cost of my usual Covergirl go-to. I’ve never been one to shy away when it comes to spending on my skin, but with my budget tightening in recent weeks (thanks student loans!), I wasn’t sure it was worth the cost. But, when Zoe showed me a compact and gushed about how much her friend loved the stuff, I grabbed a medium shade and headed to the cash register without much thought.

It was, without a doubt, one of the best impulsive purchases I’ve ever made.

The IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ has everything you could want. Anti-aging properties? Check. Sun protection? Check. Amazing, glowy skin with the swipe of a brush? Check, check and check.

My skin sucks. It always has. It’s oily and temperamental and loves to break out at the most inconvenient times. But since using this foundation, it’s calmed down and, incredibly, looks amazing now.

The formula is incredibly buildable, and even though it’s a powder, it has awesome staying powder and coverage. As someone who would have to touch up my powder halfway through the day, I now can go all day with great coverage. I actually have to use a makeup remover to get the stuff off at night.

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But don’t mistake that for thinking it’s pancake-heavy makeup. Oh no. It really does offer an airbrushed finish and blends any and all flaws instantly. I use the little foam circle to pat some on my face and then I blend it in with a big, fluffy brush. In a few minutes, I’m good to go and my skin looks amazing — almost like it’s been photoshopped.

I can’t say enough about this product. It’s the first (and likely only) foundation I will willingly shell out $35 each and every time I run out. A++++++

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