IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF50+ Review

Ever since It Cosmetics launched their Your Skin but better CC cream with SPF 50, I wanted to give it a try. I love makeup as much as I love running, that is why I’m in the constant search for new beauty products that could please my preferences. However, I don’t like to buy more products than what I actually need. Therefore, when I buy something I need to be 100% I’m going to like it and use it until is completely finished.

After hearing amazing stuff about this CC+ cream, I was seriously considering to purchase it. But then in March, Ulta released their 21 Days of Beauty where the powder version of this product was going to be 50% off. That was a deal I could not pass. This face powder originally retails for $35 and that day I got it for $17.5.

The major benefit I noticed from this powder was that is basically like having three products in one =  SPF 50 + Foundation + Setting powder. Even if I was paying the full price for it, I think is worth it. Plus, is very convenient to apply in my rushy mornings. Just one step and my face would look like If I had applied foundation and set it with powder. Two steps in half of the time, not bad for me.

The coverage of this Airbrush Perfecting Powder could be light for everyday use, or could be built for a full coverage foundation. I myself would use this powder for every type of occasion. I have combination skin so this product suited me pretty well. The medium shade was also the perfect tone for my complexion. My face skin can get pretty sensitive sometimes and some foundations and SPFs can give me crazy breakouts. This wasn’t the case for this powder, which also contains collagen and anti-aging peptides.

The only downside to this product is the sponge that comes with it. It would apply the product too heavy in my face and it ended up looking cakey. I also tried to applied it with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush but wasn’t really pleased with the coverage. I finally used a thiner and porous sponge (that I had from another powder) and that worked perfectly for me.

I purchased this product on April 1st and have been using it every single day, multiple times a day and for multiple types of looks, for the last couple of months. I think it seriously worth the price. If you’re considering getting it, I would recommend having a beauty consultant at Ulta suggest which is the best tone for you. I would also suggest you to try another method of application, if you’re not pleased with the sponge either.

I hope this information has been helpful for some of you who are interested on getting a new foundation at a considerably affordable price.

Thanks for reading!




  1. I considered this when I saw the Ulta sale, but decided on a tinted moisturizer from NARS instead. Glad you were able to find an application method that worked better than the included sponge.

    Just as a heads up: unless you are caking your face in foundation you are likely not getting any SPF benefits from your powder. If you want to prevent wrinkles and the risk of skin cancer, you should really use a stand alone sunscreen so that you can apply the correct amount (~1/4 tsp for your face). If you are worried about breakouts, trying products with different SPF filters might help you narrow down which ingredient doesn’t agree with your skin. Also making sure your cleanser removes the sunscreen–I use a double cleanse method at night because my normal face wash will not remove my waterproof sunscreen.

    • Nathaly Abrahan

      Wow! I didn’t know all of this. Thank you for the great advice Heather. I will certainly look for a sunscreen by itself because I do want to try a different foundation this time around, and I need a stand alone sunscreen to wear before my runs. By the way, I was also considering to get that NARS tinted moisturizer during that Ulta sale. How did you like it?

      • I think NARS makes two different tinted moisturizers, so just to be clear I ended up getting the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer at Sephora and I LOVE it. I apply it with a damp beauty blender and it looks very natural. I do not use a primer but will sometimes set with translucent powder. It isn’t full coverage, but probably around medium coverage. I have a lot of redness in my face due to rosacea, but this really tones down the redness while still looking natural.

        Good luck finding a sunscreen that works for you!

  2. You (and Heather!) are so knowledgeable about makeup! My makeup routine is 4 things – mascara (a MUST!), eyeliner, cover up under my eyes, and blush. I’m so minimal. I have actually never used a foundation before in my life. I did buy some BB cream when they first came out, but I was weirded out by the feeling of it on my face and feared that it would make me look so good, I would look terrible without it. Isn’t that funny? My complexion is pretty bad (spotty) but that’s just the real me. Figured at almost 50 years old now, it’s probably not the time to be mixing it up and trying something new 🙂
    I do love your information about these products though – maybe someday I’ll be brave and try some foundation for an event. ha!

    • Nathaly Abrahan

      Hi Lisa! For what I’ve seen in pictures you have a ver nice complexion and don’t really need that much makeup. I wish I could live my day to day life with a makeup routine just as simple as yours. But I’ve gotten used to how my face looks with makeup and now I rarely go out without it. I also enjoy the process of applying makeup and that’s another reason why I wear it often. I think is only when I go out for a run that I don’t apply any. Maybe someday I’ll be brave enough to go to work without any makeup on!

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