A beautiful, flawless looking face is on trend. It was seen all over the runways when showing the fall collections last spring. We are going to see less blush (hello strobing - I have a post all about that planned soon) and more of a focus on skin. To get beautiful, flawless looking skin, you need face makeup that isn't matte, heavy or caked on. Whether you need light coverage or medium to full coverage, IT Cosmetics has a few products that I have found that work really well. So well, that it is pretty much all that I have been using lately.
After applying your favorite concealer, I highly recommend Bye Bye Under Eye for full coverage or NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for medium coverage, you need to choose you base and finish with a powder. Your base product depends on the amount of coverage that you need.
If you can get away with a more natural to medium coverage, you need to try the newer CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation. I am literally obsessed with this product. It's actually a CC Cream that is married with a serum that comes in a compact form. It is actually called cushion makeup and it's already a huge thing in Asia (Korea and Japan). You see, the formula is embedded into the "cushion". It's really pretty cool. I press my finger into the cushion and a little bit of makeup is dispensed. I am applying this onto the back of my hand and then applying it with the Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush for the perfect coverage.
Like I said, CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid is for those that can get away with natural coverage, but it can be built to medium coverage, but it actually leaves skin looking so flawless and beautiful that you wouldn't think you were wearing makeup. Skin looks real, just beautiful while wearing. The formula contains Peptides, Niacin, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Algae, Vitamins A, B, C, E and Drops of Light®. My skin just looks so amazing while wearing it; it is instantly brightened and looks beautiful. It feels like I am wearing nothing on my skin; it is so breathable and lightweight. The finish is described as luminous, though I don't find it overly so where I am not glowy or too dewy looking - just very naturally radiant with fresh and flawless, perfect looking skin.
I am using CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid ($38) in the shade Medium, but it also comes in Fair, Light, Tan and Rich. Also of note, it contains broad spectrum SPF 50+ to protect from UVA/UVB rays.
If you need more coverage, try Your Skin But Better CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream ($38). I like to wear this when I am going out for a special event or am dealing with some skin redness. I have used this CC+ cream for a while and really like this one too. It brightens my skin as I apply and totally evens out and covers all of my flaws with a very small amount. Also formulated with a blend of anti-aging ingredients, Peptides, Niacin, Algae, Vitamins A, C, B, E, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen along with Antioxidants and exotic natural botanicals for long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits, the formula does great things to the skin while wearing over time too.
Don't let the name full coverage fool you. Though it does offer full coverage, it doesn't create any type of mask-like look, this cream looks very natural and simply creates a flawless look to the face while giving you coverage. The finish is natural and dewy and is very comfortable on the skin. I apply it with the Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush or the Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7.
Of course, I have to "set" my makeup to give it the ultimate flawless look with a powder. I normally shy away from powders, but this IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed ($29) is just what I need to hide my pores take away any shine and give me the perfect airbrushed look. It doesn't hurt that it includes anti-aging ingredients like peptides, real silk and hydrolyzed collagen. The airbrushed blurring comes from the brands Drops of Light Technology® which also blends away those pesky fine lines that I'm always trying to hide too. The powder is totally translucent and great for touch-up's if you tend to get oily during the day. I apply it with the Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush for a flawless, airbrushed finish.