It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Celebration Foundation with Brush
Cakey, Colors Lighter than Advertised
I bought this because I have seen positive reviews of the product on youtube, but I think it's best for people with oily skin because it looked very cakey, chalky and thick on my dry skin. I did exfoliate and moisturize before using it, but it still clung to every little fine line and patch of dry skin. The colors are lighter than expected (seems to be the case with other It Cosmetics products like Bye Bye Undereye too), so if you are unsure which color to select, go darker, not lighter. This foundation would probably work best for young, oily skin that requires thick coverage. If you want a lighter, less made-up look or have dry skin, I would recommend the It o2 liquid. I have returned the Celebration foundation for daily wear. I guess the Celebration would be ok for evenings, or if you like thick, matt coverage for photos or a special occasion, but it's too heavy and ashy for my needs.
Smeary --- Melted into my deep facial lines
I don't have good skin......60+ years old and acne scarred. I expected this foundation to settle into all my scars as all other foundations do. Nope. On my forehead, it sat on top of my moisturizer and I could move it around like liquid. On my lower face, the foundation melted into my Howdy Doody lines at my nose and mouth. Embarassed that I looked like that today at work. Couldn't wait to wash it off and box it up for the return.
Fast and Simple
This foundation is fast, easy, and simple to use. It doesn't sweat or rub off. It looks natural and not make-upy. It's that simple. Cruelty-free which is important to me and full of good stuff.
BLEND BLEND BLEND to avoid caked on look
Easy to apply.
Silky on my face.
Good coverage BUT can get caked-on look if use too much without blending
AVOID eye area (in my 40's this will settle into lines after 6-8 hours)
RE: COMPLAINTS ABOUT HARDENED PRODUCT:
1) WASH WASH WASH YOUR BRUSH WEEKLY -- helps remove face oils.
2) ALLOW MOISTURIZER/PRIMER TIME TO DRY--
I keep my compact near my shower and never had problem with hard crusted powder. I apply my moisturizer then prep concealer and do brows which gives moisturizer time to absorb. Doing these things prevents hardened product
I was so excited to try this... however I got it and it was so light... I ordered tan, I live by the beach and I am in the sun a lot and thought this would be dark enough... it was not and it made my skin very dry and it did not cover my sun spots. Sadly I have to return it, I thought about getting the darkest color but then it felt so dry on my face and emphasized every wrinkle, I am 48 years old. So bummed.
Not for me....
I had high hopes for this product after watching the presentation. After reading some of the reviews about the color, I ordered tan even though I have medium skin. The tan is even too light. I applied one coat and there was very little coverage. It looked chalky and made the pores on my nose appear even larger. I applied a second coat, hoping for better coverage, but it made my face look "made up". The brush is awesome though!
Not a good choice for me
I'm 52 years old and like most it products and really wanted to like this but it does not go on evenly and smoothly. I use primer and let it dry really well before I apply it and use the flat brush that came with it. It's cakey and waxy and makes my pores look even larger. I will not buy again. I gave it 2 stars because of the brush.
I have finally found my foundation!
After years of trying different brands and spending a lot of money, I have finally found my foundation. I can't believe how amazing my skin looks after using my Celebration Foundation. It doesn't settle into my lines, nor does it make my face look unnatural. I think it gives my face an airbrush look and covers red spots and imperfections. Also, I love how my face feels through out the day. Honestly, it feels better and better with each hour. I even wear this on days when I am staying home for a PJ day. That's how good it makes my skin feel. I love this so much, I came back and bought 2 more because I don't want to run out. QVC offers this at such a great price. Thank you Jamie and QVC, my search is over, I have found my foundation.
This did not hide my pores at all, in fact it made them worse. Just like cream foundation, left little dots on my pores. I kept it because I love the brush. Will stick with Laura Geller baked foundation
Best Brush Ever...!
I purchased this foundation for the brush. As you can see item: A332760 IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush cost more alone than this combo. Having worked in a Salon for 35+ years.. I've never felt anything as delicious on the skin as this foundation brush. I ordered the foundation one shade deeper than I would normally wear and it was the perfect color. Think about going darker.