IT Cosmetics Foundation Review: CC Cream vs Bye Bye Redness

I had heard so much about the IT Cosmetics products, both from rosacea groups and ‘regular’ make up lovers. The former were particularly excited as the founder of the brand has rosacea herself, so all the products aim to be gentle but effective. Click the video below to see the newest instalment of my Rosacea Review series IT Cosmetics foundation comparison

IT Cosmetics foundation comparison: CC+ Cream vs Bye Bye Redness

The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream* is described as a full coverage foundation, but in my opinion it’s medium coverage. It feels very comfortable on the skin, almost like a tinted moisturiser, and has a really pretty, healthy-looking finish. I used this a lot in the summer, when I wanted something to take the edge off my redness but nothing too heavy and ‘made up’. It also contains a broad spectrum mineral sunscreen (although I would still always use a separate sunscreen as well). Unfortunately, it does contain citrus oil which is a no-no for lots of people with skin sensitivity. This baffles me as it’s so often lauded as a product made for those with reactive skin, and rosacea specifically. It’s important to note that I have never had a reaction while using this product – and I’ve used it a lot – but I wanted to let you know just in case.

IT Cosmetics foundation comparison: CC+ Cream vs Bye Bye Redness

The IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream* is a thick tinted product with a cream-to-powder finish. It’s designed to be a colour-correcting primer to go underneath foundation… but, as you can see, I think the coverage is good enough that you wouldn’t need another layer. In the video I say that I would want a lighter shade as this is a little dark for me but from looking online I think this is the only shade, which is a shame (EDIT: according to a lovely keen-eyed reader, there are apparently more shades available in the US. Hopefully these will come over to the UK soon). I’m not keen on the pot it comes in: it makes application a bit of a faff, plus it’s also worth noting that the antioxidant ingredients in this product will become unstable with every use because of the exposure to air. But all things considered, I really like the coverage and finish of this product so if I can mix it with a lightening product I think this will be a great go-to product when I have a bit more time and want to cover more intense redness.

IT Cosmetics foundation comparison: CC+ Cream vs Bye Bye Redness

I hope you found this IT Cosmetics foundation comparison helpful. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know if there are any other foundations you’d like me to review. And if you’d like to subscribe to my YouTube channel and catch up on my other Rosacea Review videos, I’ll love you forever – click HERE.


*PR sample. Links may be affiliate. For more information, please see the Disclaimer tab at the top of the page.


IT Cosmetics foundation comparison: CC+ Cream vs Bye Bye Redness




  1. Berna
    30th January 2018 / 9:05 am

    Hi lex
    Just to let you know I managed to pick up in America 2 more shades of the bye bye redness they now do a porcelain which would be better for you and a light beige.
    Can you recommend any foundations that don’t dry and after a few hours as I find that happens with me.
    Thanks x

    • Lex
      30th January 2018 / 9:28 am

      Ahh thank you so much for letting me know, I’ve edited the post!
      When it come to foundations that dry the skin, the biggest difference I’ve noticed is from adding in a hydrating primer rather than changing a foundation that is otherwise great… have you tried any primers that help with the dryness?

      • Berna
        30th January 2018 / 10:24 am

        Im actually using the IT primer it is so silky, just find that my cheeks really dry out and you can actually notice it. X

        • Lex
          31st January 2018 / 2:02 pm

          From what I’ve read about the IT primer, it’s more aimed at oily skin so it may not be the best if you’re wanting to target dry patches. I’m not sure where you’re based but the Smashbox and Make Up Forever have a great reputation though are a little pricey. I’ve tried the GOSH one and that really helped my dry patches feel more comfortable. Do you only notice the dryness when you’re wearing make up? On days when you go without, do your cheeks feel dry as the day goes on? x

          • Berna
            2nd February 2018 / 10:22 am

            Thanks lex for your reply , my skin is more dry with foundation on , I’ve tried so many but after a few hours it’s quite noticeable. I’ll look at those primers you recommend. Also those 3 colours of IT bye bye redness is on beautylish’s website . I’m going to try and find a CC cream but not sure on coverage xx

  2. Teresa
    30th January 2018 / 10:09 am

    Hi lex, great review! Have you tried any of the jane iredale mineral make up? I really like it am using the pressed base powder.

    • Lex
      31st January 2018 / 2:04 pm

      Hello Teresa, thank you for your comment! I haven’t tried Jane Iredale yet, though I’ve heard good things. I have a mineral powder foundation review coming up next and am excited to see how it fares… x

  3. Victoria
    31st January 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Hi Lex
    I’m new to rosacea 🙁
    I know I need to be wearing an SPF every day. But most don’t sit well with a foundation. I see the IT CC cream has SPF 50. Can you recommend any others with High SPF in them that aren’t oily as like you, I would be shiny in no time without powder over the CC and I’m not a fan of applying lots of layer.
    Thanks so much

  4. 1st February 2018 / 1:06 am

    Hi Lex, Thanks for the review, I have been wondering about both products, so it was a very helpful comparison. What colour did you choose for the cc cream? Ta. x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Welcome to Talonted Lex, the go-to online destination for anyone seeking guidance and inspiration on managing rosacea.

From rosacea skincare tips and sensitive skin makeup tutorials to lifestyle adjustments for rosacea relief. Whether you’re looking for the best rosacea treatments, gentle skincare routines, or just a supportive community that understands your skin concerns, Talonted Lex is your ultimate guide.