Back in the spring, I bought IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation, a full-coverage powder foundation that intrigued me. I had never tried a powder foundation before. Somehow, I never got around to reviewing it. I found it at the bottom of my makeup bag, and I decided now’s the time to say a few words about it.
The Celebration Foundation compact comes with a mirror and a sponge applicator. If you don’t like the sponge, you can apply it with a brush. I usually use the sponge applicator because I get good coverage with it, but I need to try a brush.
I like the powder foundation. Although IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation is supposed to be “crease-proof”, I need to apply it over a hydrating primer or else it settles into my “expression lines” 😉 Because it’s highly pigmented, it does provide full-coverage for me, no fooling! It covers my pores (though I don’t really have large pores) and my dark spots from sun damage. Since it’s a compact, it’s easy to make touch-ups after several hours, if necessary.
Now that it’s humid, I’d like to try wearing the Celebration Foundation because maybe it would be more comfortable in summer than a creamy foundation like my favorite IT Cosmetics CC Cream. Unfortunately the shade I chose in April – Fair – is too light for my skin now that I’ve been out in the sun, even though I’ve been wearing sunscreen. I definitely need a darker shade.
So back in my makeup bag it goes till probably late October when my skin returns to its winter shade. I don’t intend to spend another $35 for a darker shade just for another couple of months.
The IT Cosmetics website mentions that Celebration Foundation contains anti-aging ingredients: “Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Drops of Light Technology”. It’s nice to wear a foundation with skincare benefits.
Celebration Foundation comes in 5 shades that appear to go from Fair to Rich, a cinnamony-medium/dark shade. It’s made in the US, and it is cruelty-free. It’s made without Talc, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Synthetic Fragrance and Phthalates. I’m trying to find the SPF number but can’t seem to locate it, but it does contain Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide mineral sunscreen. The compact contains 0.9g/0.30 oz., and again it’s priced at $35. You can also buy it packaged with a foundation brush for $49.50. IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation is available at Ulta and on the IT Cosmetics website.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Vitis Vinifera Grape Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Olea Europaea Olive Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Silk Powder, Niacinamide, Retinyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20. May Contain: Iron Oxides.