After having totted the IT Cosmetics CC cream as one of my favourites, I finally have the chance to review the matte cream version. I was excited to try it since I am a person who struggles with oily combination and acne prone skin.
This post and video review will be a foundation wear test on oily acne prone skin, how it looks in flash photo and natural light along with its performance with and without primer.
IT Cosmetics Oil-Free Matte Cream Medium
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 retails for $52 CAD for 1.08 oz/ 32 mL. This matte cream offers full coverage, ideal for normal, combination and oil skin types. This version of the cult favourite CC cream promises a matte finish, as the name suggests.
The claims and product information are all similar to the original Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. However, this formula boasts charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil, and tea tree extract to combat blemishes. It also has an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants.
The cc cream is parabens and phthalates free, clinically tests and cruelty free. The clinical studies results claim the product reduces shine for up to 12 hours.
For the purpose of this wear test and review, I primed one side of my face with the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer and finished off the application with a bit of MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder.
In addition to the foundation, I used the L’Oréal Infallible More Than Concealer in 327 Cashmere which I compared with the CoverGirl version you can check out here.
Is the Matte Cream worth it?
Before blotting, after 6 hours of wear, the Matte Cream coverage clearly doesn’t hold up to the oil reduction claims. It is less oily than the original, but that’s not saying a whole bunch.
After blotting, see below, there is an improvement.
I did not have the best experience with the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. Though, I suspect if I use a thinner layer then the product may perform better.
Overall, the matte cream is a better option for oily and combination skin types. However, I’m not running around and making it my frist recommendation to anyone looking for a matte finish cc cream.
Have you tried the IT Cosmetics Matte Cream? If so, what is your shade and skin type – how did it fare on you!?
(This foundation was provided for review. My thoughts remain honest. This post contains affiliate links.)
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