Update-I used a better brush today, and the results are amazing! The lines are blurred and not cakey at all. I’ve had this on since 7 am, it’s now noon, and my under eye area looks great! Never under estimate the power of a good brush!
The brush that comes with it is a joke, but for $3 bucks, who cares! Just use a small fluffy brush to apply. Now it doesn’t completely hide my lines, I have too many! Plus I wear glasses so that helps to hide them as well. Now if I could just blur out all the other wrinkles on my face, oh wait, I really don’t have too many. That my friends is from using a daily sunscreen for the last 30 years. Sure, you can get procedures done to help look younger, but I would rather have more money in my pocket.
I just tried IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Bye Bye Pores loose powder recently. I stopped at my local Ulta to try it out. I have to say, I was very impressed. I went in with no foundation on, and looked great afterwards. I was hooked. The line is higher end for me, but I love how it makes my skin look and feel. Plus Ulta has a gift with purchase going on right now. I got a travel size Brow Power, Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and Hello Lashes in black.
I already had tried the Brow Power from a recent Ipsy package, and loved it.
The CC+ cream has an SPF of 50 which is cool, but the coverage is what I really liked. It’s pricey at $38 for 1.08 ounces, but I have found a little goes a long way. It wears like iron and I just had to powder my nose after having it on for 10 hours. I have Light on. I also bought the Bye Bye Pores loose powder in translucent. It’s $24 for .23 ounces which is high, but again, you don’t have to use a lot.
The real surprise with the free gift was the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Neutral Medium. I thought it would be too dark for me, but it’s perfect. It is a bit thick, but once you warm it up on your hand it blends very nicely. It lasts all day, and completely covers my under eye circles. The Hello Lashes 5 in 1 mascara in black was just ok. I’ve used better. The line is cruelty free also. I think I may have found my holy grail of foundation and concealer. The photo of me is in my car, I like to get photos in natural light.The gal at Ulta didn’t even put any moisturizer on my face first, what a difference.
My best feature are my blue eyes. I tried wearing contacts full time a few years ago, it was just too much trouble. If you find the right shadow combination, you can really make your eyes pop. I do think bronze shadow works the best for me. Not too bad for a old lady of 56!