My usual foundation has no more than a couple of week’s worth of product left. It’s a little too soon to commence using my summer lighter-weight tinted moisturiser so I knew I’d need to make a trip to the Bare Minerals counter very soon. A timely newspaper article, a magazine recommendation and then an internet advert bombarded me with messages extolling the virtues of Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream by IT cosmetics. Allegedly, this ‘beauty insider’s secret’, was developed in conjunction with plastic surgeons (this bit did not tempt me) and would leave my face looking ‘seamless’ whatever that means. No, the bits I liked were the 50 spf and the suggestion that it gave great coverage and would ‘reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles’. Wrinkles aren’t a great concern at present but anything that might improve the fine lines was definitely worth a try. The promise that it would hydrate my skin also appealed.
I’m about to save you £30 – always assuming that you were thinking of spending it in the first place! Fortunately I wasn’t sufficiently seduced by the hype to spend it either, but I did try a sample with the intention of buying had I liked the product. The reviews were generally good, some even excellent, and it offered:- colour correction, hydration and anti-ageing properties.
Now I’m not stupid; I wasn’t expecting the anti-ageing promise to make me look younger, but neither had I expected it to make me look older. This over-thick, too dry cream just sat in the facial lines and, I swear, emphasised rather than minimised them. The colour (I chose Fair) was too dark and also a touch orange.
Back to Bare Minerals.