I try a lot of products… weekly. There are tons of great products out there and I’m always finding a new favorite. But rarely, do I try a product and get as excited about it as I did when I first tried It Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact. This product is groundbreaking and I am truly obsessed. Why, you might be asking? Let’s get into the review!
What is Confidence in a Compact?
Developed with plastic surgeons, Confidence in a Compact is a revolutionary anti-aging solid serum offering full coverage pigmentation and SPF50+. The solid serum is made up of anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants and a super ceramide cream to truly transform your skin. The formula is perfect for even the most sensitive skin types and actually helps boost your skin’s natural regenerative cycle. The Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate is activated upon contact to give your skin moisture, restore radiance, minimize pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and improves the look of firmness.
Whoa. That’s a lot for a foundation… if you’d even call it that.
Worth the Hype?
Duh. You wouldn’t be reading this if it wasn’t. Ha! This compact blew me away. And not from the first application, but more so after the first full day of wear. I loved the way my skin looked! I recently joked with friends that this formula is practically fool proof. We’ll call this “foundation for dummies”, in the least offensive way possible haha! Because of the serum-based formula, it’s virtually impossible to “cake” this stuff on. It’s full coverage, but still buildable and it literally looks like your own skin. No matter how much you put on! Do you know how difficult of a task that is?! It doesn’t exist. Trust me. I’ve tried a lot of foundations.
But this isn’t a foundation. It’s almost as if you took your favorite skin-saving moisturizer and made it a full coverage foundation… magically. I freaking love this compact. Sure I still use other foundations, because let’s be honest, I’m a beauty junkie. But if I want quick, easy and flawless makeup then I reach for Confidence in a Compact. Hands down, every time. The coverage is beautiful! Like your skin but better, much better. It gives that inner radiance and the ultimate glow without actually making your skin look oily or the typical glow-y look, if you know what I mean.
How Does It Wear?
All day! No touch ups required and no powder needed. Because the formula is essentially a serum, it gives the most beautiful coverage on the skin and doesn’t require a setting powder to mattify the formula or keep it in place. Although, for those with oilier skin, you may want to use a light dusting of a powder to truly make it last all day. I tried it with this powder and it stayed from morning to night!
This is full coverage, however, I would call this a strong medium coverage with the ability to build up coverage flawlessly. Because the formula doesn’t “cake” it allows you to add more product while still blending out perfectly. I didn’t find that it settled into fine lines like most heavier foundations do. And regardless how much product I use to build up the coverage, it still feels lightweight on the skin.
But what I love most about this foundation is that I can wear it with other cream products because I don’t need to set it with powder. And everything will still stay put! I’ve been wearing this blush and this cream highlighter on top of the foundation and the result is flawless. I’m so excited to wear this foundation in the summer! Talk about the ultimate tan, flawless complexion. It’s going to be gorgeous with a cream bronzer. And topped with this highlighter? Don’t even get me started on my excitement for this makeup look. Summer can’t come soon enough.
As far as application goes, the Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush #704 is a must when it comes to this product. I tried it with the sponge that comes with the compact (not a fan), a Beauty Blender which worked well for lighter coverage and an It Cosmetics flat top buffing brush. But none of these compared to the way the Heavenly Skin brush applied. It actually helps apply the foundation like a full coverage. So if you’re looking for a really light coverage, go with a Beauty Blender but for it’s ideal use and a flawless complexion with fuller coverage, stick with the Heavenly Skin brush. They were made for each other!
So with all that said, don’t you want to try it?! Well good news! I’m giving away a Complexion Perfection set including Confidence in a Compact (in the shade of your choice!), the Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush #704, Confidence in a Cream Super Cream and Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream (my fave!). You HAVE to try this foundation so be sure to enter the giveaway below to win the set (all full size products – $182 value)!
Giveaway ends Wednesday, February 23rd at midnight CST!
For US only, must be 18 and older to enter.
*This post is not sponsored, but products were sent by It Cosmetics for consideration.