If you missed last week's post on the top 15 beauty products everyone will die without, click here to check it out because it's a GOOD ONE. I shared a lip product on instastories (this one) and mentioned that if Neutrogena ever discontinued it, my life would be officially over. This got me wondering about the top products you can't live without, so I did a handy-dandy instastory poll and the top 15 products (the ones that were shared by literally hundreds of you) made this list. It was no surprise that many of you are obsessed with this CC cream which I've been hearing rave reviews about for years. Needless to say, you influenced me to finally order some and give it a try and WOW WERE YOU RIGHT. Ya'll never let me down. Here are my thoughts after using it over the past week:
The It Cosmetics CC Cream comes in regular, illumination, and oil-free matte versions. I chose to try the regular and illumination options, as I feared the oil-free matte would be too drying. While I love the idea of the illumination option in theory, I found after using that it has just a little too much shimmery/highlighter effect. I prefer to keep that extra glow just on the high points of the face (tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose, etc.) not everywhere—but to each her own (I know tons of people love it). The regular option was the real winner for me. It has amazing coverage without feeling heavy. Also, it’s essentially a wonder product, being a foundation, SPF 50+ sunscreen, brightening color corrector, hydrating serum, primer, concealer, and moisturizing day cream IN ONE. I don’t know how it’s possible, but I'm here to testify that it really does ALL these things. When I washed my face at the end of the day (I first marveled at the fact that the CC Cream still looked as fresh as the moment I put it on) but also noticed after removing all my makeup that my skin looked like I had just finished some sort of hydration/glow-up mask. I mean, how great is it to basically skip six steps in your morning routine (especially in the summer)?! This product is about to be given a permanent place on my list of all-time favorite Beauty Products.