Should you buy the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness in their lightest shade, which is Transforming Porcelain Beige?
Or, will it be too light? I found myself faced with this issue while deciding upon this purchase on Ulta.com recently. I tried scouring YouTube for a video or the internet for some photo comparisons, but had a real hard time finding anything to help me (other than one short video clip, which didn’t help much). I will be making a video demonstration in the near future, but for now wanted to put this online. For people who are dealing with facial redness, uneven skin tone or even rosacea, a product like this can be very helpful. I will give a brief review of my thoughts on this product. I will also compare this shade to other product shades in the IT Cosmetics brand.
For a little background, I have extremely, extremely dry skin. I also have some hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks, as well as some unevenness and varying levels of redness. I had an issue with shade-matching because though my face is a little darker than the rest of my body, the entire rest of my body is quite pale. If I do use a shade a bit pale, it matches with my neck, arms, and everything else. I am just fine with that, as I can always warm things up if I want to, with bronzer. If you see this post and you think the shade is too light for me, please let me know. It might be, but I don’t feel like returning it or exchanging it.
The Price currently on the IT Cosmetics website is $32.
If you don’t have severe rosacea & are looking for a cheaper alternative to this product, which gives a gorgeous luminous look to the skin (and works beautifully with dry skin too), please look at these amazing photos and my post about the Missha Magic Cushion foundation. This product only comes in light shades though. It is also less than $10. I highly prefer it over this product. I used to really like the IT Bye Bye redness, but it just doesn’t look very good on my skin at this time, with my dry skin issues. If you have a similar issue, I would recommend the Missha cushion foundation.
It Cosmetics Shade Comparisons
First, I wanted to give you a couple of images to show you how the color or shade compares to a few other IT Cosmetics products that I own.
Generally, if I am going to wear the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation in Fair, I will take a small amount of it on my hand, then mix that with L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow in 202 or 203 (darker shades). Or, I used to mix the Medium It Cosmetics CC Cream with the Fair in the CC Cream or Bye Bye Lines foundation. The color never was just right for my skin on its own.
Sorry the swatch photo isn’t super clear. But, it does accurately portray the undertones and you can see that the Transforming Porcelain Beige Bye Bye Redness cream has sort of pinky, cool undertones (not very yellow or orange like the medium CC cream). The rest have warm undertones. Some people think that if they themselves have warm undertones, that they shouldn’t wear something that is cooler. Sometimes it can compliment a complexion though. Either way, here are the photos.
Photos of the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness in Transforming Porcelain Beige on my skin, in side-by-side pictures.
Review of How the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness in Porcelain Beige works with my Dry Skin
When I say I have dry skin, I have extremely dry skin (currently improved though). It may not look like it in the photos, but I had to apply avocado oil, hyaluronic acid serum and lotion – multiple times before my skin was ready to even wear a small amount of this stuff. I have a problem with any type of foundation or makeup with my dry skin, so this was no exception. It is in the single digits where I live, making the dry skin issue worse.
Even though I have very dry skin, the product doesn’t look bad. I also feel that it doesn’t look outstanding either. The It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness cream is thick and dries quickly. The texture reminds me a bit of a face primer (which I don’t normally wear). You do not need very much to cover up your redness. If I look at my skin super close with a 15x magnifying mirror, it doesn’t look so great (which I am pretty sure is normal) but in a regular mirror, it actually looks fine. I have worn this quite a few times, in place of wearing makeup and I only used it on areas of redness and it worked just fine.
But, the product isn’t cheap and it is quite small (though a little goes a very long way). If you have rosacea or severe redness, this might be a great product for you to try. I have watched many reviews of people with these issues, finding it to be an incredible solution to mask the redness. If you layer it on too much though, it will for sure look cakey and makeupy. Also, I did have a small zit on my chin and it only slightly covered it, which surprised me. But, you can always go back and layer the product up a little. Or, wear actual foundation on top of it. But, I prefer less makeup. This makeup finish is quite flat and matte.
What are your thoughts on the Bye Bye Redness makeup?