Highlight and contour plus blush, oh my! You may or may not know that I have been on the hunt for a matte highlight that is light enough for my skin, which isn’t so fair, but apparently fair enough that it’s been near impossible to find what I am looking for. I have also been on the hunt for products/palettes that multitask and condense my makeup kit as I travel. Enter the IT Cosmetics CC+ Naturally Pretty palette.
The packaging is a really pretty silver-y color and it has a mirror that almost fills the lid of the palette. Each powder contains anti-aging ingredients (score!) and the size of each powder is generous for only $38. The powders:
IT’s Your Color-Correcting Brightener!: While I was looking for a highlighter, this does the trick to even out some of the underlying redness that I have. It’s just enough to give me a little bit of highlight and blends wonderfully. The flecks of colors within the powder help to counteract pigmentation in your skin leaving it radiant. Then I can add just a bit of shimmer highlight at the top of my cheekbones.
IT’s Your Naturally Pretty Blush!: This is a new go-to! It’s very pigmented but blends in so smooth. It has a little orange/melon undertone to it, which works great with my skin tone. I haven’t had the chance yet to try it on anyone else with a different skin tone so I look forward to seeing how versatile it is.
IT’s Your Perfect Warmth Bronzer!: When it comes to this bronzer, the verdict is still out. I really wanted to use it for more of a contour powder to save some space in my kit but while it looks rich in the packaging, I have to use a lot of it to see even the tiniest bit of bronze. Granted, it’s not meant to be a contour powder, it’s meant to be a bronzer…but still.
Overall, I really like this palette. While the amount of product is generous, the size is still compact enough to fit in your kit and leave room for plenty of other goodies. Since Sephora doesn’t carry IT Cosmetics (and Hawaii doesn’t have an Ulta) I went to Ulta while in California last month to pick this up. It’s my first foray into the brand and I am looking forward to trying out other IT Cosmetics items.
What IT Cosmetics item should I try next?!