We can’t get enough of IT Cosmetics at we heart this. Seriously, they make some of the greatest makeup kit essentials out there. Where they really exceed is in their foundation-style skin care. I can’t tell you how much it means to use a product that offers coverage, conceals redness and blemishes, and perfects my appearance while improving my skin at the same time. The newest product in their arsenal is the It Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact ($38). It’s one part cream foundation and one part serum—this beauty is a game changer, y’all!
We previously reviewed IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream and loved it (duh). I appreciate the genius mind that decided to put the anti-aging skincare benefits of that cream into a full coverage foundation in a portable compact. Seriously, it’s completely brilliant. Thanks to its proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate, skin is more moisturized, more radiant and imperfections are diminished. We’re talking instant results! Oh, and did I mention that Confidence in a Compact also contains SPF50? This fair lady is ridiculously excited about that, by the way. I swear if I look at the sun sideways I burn.
The large white and silver compact opens with the push of a button. Revealed are a mirror and a lid housing a disc-shaped sponge applicator for touch ups on the go. When you lift that lid, you see the real star of the show–a generous well of this gorgeous skin-improving foundation. Pro tip: Make sure you keep that lid sealed when you close your compact, it will keep the product fresh and prevent it from drying out.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I love an airbrushed look. I’m of an age where less is more and I find that I get the best foundation application from a brush. IT Cosmetics has you covered! Their Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush #704 ($48) is exactly what you need to get a flawless finish. The sponge applicator that comes with the Confidence in a Compact is fabulous, but this brush is to die for. The slanted head glides over the contours of your face and the densely packed bristles deposit the Goldilocks amount of product (i.e. Just right.)
In truth, any of their Heavenly Skin brushes (all in the 700 number range) are going to work great with this. Shown in our photo is #702, which has a domed top.
When you use these brushes to apply Confidence in a Compact, it looks like you’re wearing nothing but fresh skin.
The product itself is extremely creamy without being heavy or dense. It’s rich without being too rich. A little goes a long way, too. The pigmentation is excellent. I am extremely pale and the Fair shade was a perfect match for my skin tone. The Confidence in a Compact™ is offered in 7 universally flattering shades (Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich and Deep), so you’re sure to find your perfect match.
I have oily skin, so sometimes I got a little shiny (I do get shiny with every foundation I wear), but the overall appearance of my skin improved over time. Fine lines seemed to plump up and my pores didn’t seem as noticeable. I was able to skip moisturizer at night. I have to say that if you have dry skin or more “mature” skin, you kind of need this. The hydration this provided was off the charts and I think you would see the greatest improvement in your skin.
IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Compact swatches
Overall, my love affair with IT Cosmetics continues. Just when I think they can’t top themselves, they go and do it. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
we heartsters, Have you tried IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream or Confidence in a Compact? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Bonus question: How do you apply foundation: fingers, sponge, or brush? Inquiring minds want to know!
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush