It Cosmetics is one of my top favorite brands in cosmetics. I absolutely love their motto which essentially goes along the line of making makeup that is good for you with great anti-ageing ingredients and sun protection and being cruelty free. Their products usually are perfect for multitasking and replacing many products with one. I recenltly hauled a few products from this brand and this review will be on the It Cosmetics CC + Radiance Ombre Bronzer.
About The Product:
It’s your naturally pretty warmth in a compact! This dynamic CC+ Ombre Bronzer lets you choose matte glow or subtle shimmer radiance all in one! This anti-aging formula is perfect for both face and body, with a clinically-proven all day waterproof formula that lasts!
Who is it for: Anyone who wants a naturally pretty, all day, clinically-proven waterproof warm glow for both face and body. Anyone who wants the option of both a matte and a subtly shimmering radiant bronze all in one compact.
Talc free, paraben free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, mineral oil free, petrolatum free, synthetic fragrance free, phthalates free, cruelty free.
Price : $34
My Experience with It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Bronzer:
This bronzer is huge. You can see in the pic it is almost the size of my hand which makes it very economical for the price. It has a frosted lid which closes securely. I would have liked the packaging more if it came with a mirror too but that is a minor con. It does not come with any applicator.
This bronzer is incredibly smooth almost borderline creamy. It does not kick up powder when you dip your brush in. The product can be divided into roughly 3 sections which a matte bronzer on the bottom, a lightly shimmery everyday bronze shade in the middle and a very glowy beige-golden highlight at the top. None of these sections seem gritty, even the highlight part. I cannot feel any chunky shimmer particles. The matte part is exceptionally buttery smooth.
Pigmentation & Shade:
The pigmentation of everything in this product, from the highlight to the bronzer is fantastic. The bronzer is neither too warm nor too cool hence does it make it a perfect to wear for most skin tones ranging from Light- medium. I can use the matte bronzer part to do a subtle contour and it never looks unnatural and blends so flawlessly and seamlessly without any effort at all. The middle part I use as an all over light dusting on the face which helps me get the most perfect sun kissed bronzy glow and is perfect for when I am using foundation which is shade lighter. The shimmer in the middle part doesn’t seem very apparent when applied on the skin but you do see a sheen when compared to the more matte looking lowest bronzer part.
The highlight is OMG Gorgeous. This highlight can totally give that wow glow to your face. It is immediately noticeable upon application. It is not as finely milled as my Becca highlight in terms of detecting individual shimmer particles but the shimmer never accentuated pores or fine lines.
Since the bronzer is so huge in size I never found it an issue to pick up the product from the area I need it from as most of my slanted bronzing brushes fit in perfectly. The issue I do see down the line after many uses is the matte bronzer area seems smaller than the top most highlight area hence it is prone to finish up much faster as bronzer is applied more liberally to the face while highlight is applied on only selected areas.
I also have used this product alone to do my eye makeup as well in a hurry and it turned out great. I use the matte bronzer in the crease and the middle part all over the lid and the highlight on the inner corner and lightly in the center of the lid. It gave the most beautiful natural looking everyday eye look.
This product claims to be waterproof. I have not gone as far to test it out as I know better than to jump in a swimming pool with a face full of makeup (hehe :D) but it did hold up quite well for about 8+ hours I usually wear makeup with little to no fading even when I wore it in the blistering hot summer heat outside and my face got sweaty.
Overall, I am so impressed with this product and will highly recommend it. It Cosmetics once again did not let me down.
Pros of It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Bronzer :
• Huge size, you get a ton of product
• Very smooth almost creamy powders
• Effortless blending, does not apply caky or unevenly
• Contains anti-ageing ingredients
• Is waterproof and has held up very well when I have got a sweaty face in the summer heat
• Long wearing
• Can be also used to do you eye makeup in a hurry
• Gives the perfect contour and sun-kissed glow to the skin
Cons of It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Bronzer :
• The bronzer area is smaller than the highlight. I wish it was the opposite with more bronzer and less highlight.
IMBB rating 4.95/5
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