I have always been a fan of makeup infused with skincare benefits! Who doesn’t love a double-duty beauty buy? And that’s why the new IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ is right up my alley!
This is IT’s first-ever solid serum foundation that features all the skincare benefits of their best-selling Confidence in a Cream, plus physical SPF 50+ and full-coverage pigments. The formula is designed to transform from a solid to a lightweight serum foundation upon contact for flawless complexion perfection. Take a look…
Confidence in a Compact™ is your first-ever solid serum foundation—and delivers all the skincare benefits of your best-selling Confidence in a Cream™, plus full coverage and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen, in one simple step!
Perfect for even the most sensitive skin, Confidence in a Compact™ helps immerse your skin in moisture, restore visible radiance, reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and improve the look of firmness.
- Anti-aging skincare, full-coverage foundation and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen in one simple step
- Innovative airtight compact lid for your freshest, most hydrating results
Just like all IT cosmetics products, Confidence in a Compact foundation is loaded with a ton of good-for-your-skin ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants, ceramide complex plus broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Available in 7 shades, this serum enriched cream foundation comes in a dual compartment compact that holds a sponge applicator on the upper level. I found a nearly perfect match in Medium for now but I would probably need Medium-Tan for summer.
I have tried cream compact foundations before but this one is different…it’s really a ‘solid serum’ which is solid at first but as you apply with the sponge or a brush, it goes on as a creamy foundation with a lightweight feel. The formula isn’t quite hydrating as I’d expected it to be though, so make sure to prep and moisturize properly first, especially if you have dry skin like me! (to avoid the foundation clinging to your drier areas)
Speaking of application, although I am not a fan of sponges, the included sponge does a pretty good job. IT cosmetics recommends using the Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush for applying this foundation. It’s a really nice brush with super soft, dense bristles and an angled shape, perfect for buffing foundation into the skin. That said, you don’t necessarily need to buy it for the best application…unless of course, you are a big fan of IT cosmetics brushes like me!
Whether you use the sponge or brush, just make sure to press it down firmly and swirl it around into the foundation to ‘activate’ the solid serum formula…a light dipping might not pick up enough product on the brush.
As for the coverage, it starts as light but is pretty easy to build up to a solid medium/almost full coverage, without a cakey or mask-like feel. This foundation evens out and brightens my dull complexion perfectly, and covers my post-acne scars and dark spots almost completely.
And even after building up the coverage, the formula feels comfortably light on my skin! It has a natural satin finish, that’s neither matte nor dewy and I like it! My only gripe is that the coverage isn’t very long-lasting….I usually get about 7 hours but it might be longer if you set it with a powder…I don’t. Here are the swatches for the shades I tried : Medium (light-medium skin tone) and Medium-Tan (warm or golden medium skin tone)
If you are looking for a creamy foundation that offers great coverage and a natural satin finish, with anti-aging skincare benefits and broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen to boot, IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact might be your best bet! Plus, the travel-friendly compact is easy to tuck in your purse. It will definitely be a summer-travel staple for me!
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ is available at Ulta and itcosmetics.com for $38 (free shipping on all orders through 2/14)
Do you like creamy compact foundations? Will you be trying out this new solid serum foundation? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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