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Celebration Foundation Illumination

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It CosmeticsCelebration Foundation Illumination
 
4.2

(based on 144 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (111)
  • Goes on smoothly (103)
  • Blends well (91)
  • Lightweight (89)
  • Good pigmentation (82)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Heavy (16)
  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Difficult to apply (6)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (70)
  • Mature skin (53)
  • Light to medium coverage (48)
  • Sensitive skin (40)
  • Normal skin (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (86), Budget shopper (38)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (71), Fair (62), Deep (3)

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4.0

love it!

By willy

from newberg oregon

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

    I love this product. covers well and looks nice.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Awesome foundation

    By Kerry the shopper

    from Hemlock, MI

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

      I love this makeup. It goes on easy & smooth. It has great full coverage. I have Rosacea & a butterfly rash on my cheeks & nose from Lupus and this foundation covers it all!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not completely effective

      By Searching for the HG foundation

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

        I went into Ulta looking at new liquid foundations and keeping my mind open for a new powder foundation as my loose powder from MAC that i used primarily to set my makeup had just run out. The vendor for It Cosmetics was in the store that day and scooped me up. She tested one of their liquid foundations on me as well as this powder. At the time, I felt absolutely flawless. She used that way overpriced jumbo brush and it was a dream. At the end of the day, my makeup seemed to stick. I had only bought the powder as that was what I could afford but it hasn't been as effective as it was in the store. It could be because I'm using a kabuki brush, which previously I felt was fluffy enough. Or it could be that I'm not using it in tandem with the liquid foundation. I don't want to spend the money to find out. I've had it for a couple weeks and will continue to work with it in hopes it improves but I think, unfortunately, you might have to pair it with another It Cosmetics product to get its true effectiveness. On its own, with other products, it doesn't last, doesn't apply easily, and isn't exactly effective.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        Not for dry skin

        By Sofia

        from Clifton, NJ

        Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

        I really wanted to love this because I had heard amazing things! Normally I stick to liquids because of my dry skin but I decided to try it. It flakes off and looked like it was clearly sitting on top my my skin- just bad all together. I use It's CC cream and it works a ton better!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Celebration Foundation Illumintation-Tan

        By PrincessDana

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

        This product is great for anyone with problem skin. I have suffered from blemishes and acne scars and sun spots for as long as I remember. This product has great coverage with even minimal powder. It is a little hard to apply with the brush that comes with the compact. The tan color is not too orangey but just right for anyone who tans or has a natural tan complexion. Overall this product is great for anyone who likes a powder but doesn't want such a matte look.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Rae

        from Monroe, OH

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Difficult to open

        Best Uses

          Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

          Covers well and does not feel heavy

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great foundation!

          By EG

          from Puyallup WA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

            I have always struggled with foundations as they tend to break me out. It cosmetics foundations are just amazing. I have the liquid foundation and it is great. Looks like you have nothing on-just perfect skin. This powder one is also just as amazing. It gives your skin a luminous skin glow- very natural looking. Full coverage, just amazing. And no break outs! Lately I have acquired quite a few IT cosmetics items. It is a great brand- I have used many different others from drugstore to high end and nothing compares.
            Will definitely repurchase.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great foundation

            By shessler

            from Austin Texas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin

                Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

                I love this product and alothough the price is a bit higher than I prefer, it is worth the money.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                flawless look

                By Annie sez

                from new jersey

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Soft Natural Look
                • Soft Natural Looking

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

                My go to everyday instead of foundation. Color is perfect. Love case and hidden brush. Cruelty free line!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love this, it's the best powder

                By lvntx

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish
                • Noncomodegenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination:

                  This does not make me break out unlike every other powder/foundation I have tried. I have tried many other products, Lancôme, Bare Minerals, Bobbi Brown, and Origins to name a few. This is the best product and I love it! Great value for the money. If you use the concealer too it produces a nice finished look without looking cakey

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    I am dark blonde hair,blue eyes and I have the medium and in some places I look washed out do you think tan would be to dark?
                    Asked on 10/17/2014 by Kathy from Omaha,ne

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi!! Thank you for your question and for being an IT Girl!!! We are more than happy to help you with this today!!! If you feel the Medium is too light and washes you out, we first recommend trying to use a bronzer to warm your face up rather then go darker with your Foundation! If your foundation is too dark - you can end up looking orange and get that line of demarcation under the chin. So, it is best to use a bronzer and make sure you blend down your neck and chest!

                      We hope this helps!!

                      XOXO

                      Answered on 10/22/2014 by Brand Expert from IT Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    2 questions: I have oily skin and struggle with adult acne. I have been using Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals foundation, but would like to try this. Is this safe for oily skin? Also, is the coverage heavier than BM foundation?
                    Asked on 10/17/2014 by Smokyeyes from Leechburg, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi!! Thank you for your question and for being an IT Girl!! These are great questions and we are more than happy to assist you today!!! The Celebration Foundation Illumination is great for oily skin as it not only helps hydrate your skin but it also helps control any oils!

                      We say that this foundation is buildable to full coverage as the coverage you get depends on the amount you use, so you do have some control over how heavy it looks!! It’s truly 30 seconds to full coverage and illumination to your skin! This Illuminating formula features the same good for you, skin loving ingredients you have come to know and love with the original Celebration Foundation, but with the added element of Illumination to add a subtle touch of radiance to your skin.

                      We hope this helps!!
                      XOXOX

                      Answered on 10/22/2014 by Brand Expert from IT Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    have very dry skin and always use a moisturizer; would this product work well over a moisturizer?
                    Asked on 10/16/2014 by joan from traverse city mi

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi!! Thank you for your question and for being an IT Girl!! This is a great question and we are more than happy to help you with this today. Yes - the Celebration Foundation Illumination does work well over a moisturizer! The only thing we suggest is that once you apply the moisturizer that you wait a good 2 minutes for it to fully dry and set before applying the foundation. If you get moisture on the brush or sponge and then it transfers to the powder, it could cause a glazing issue! Hope this helps!! XOXO

                      Answered on 10/16/2014 by Brand Expert from IT Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I use the light in your amazing CC cream. But use medium beige in BE Ready and Bare Natural in Bare Skin. I also use Golden Light in Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation, and Light Sand in Tarte 12 hour. Can you tell I love foundations? What shade should I use for this foundation?
                    Asked on 10/14/2014 by MH from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      If you use Light in CC+ Cream, Light is most likely your best match in Celebration Foundation Illumination; however, we do recommend testing both Light and Medium shades at your nearest ULTA store to be sure:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 10/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I use Bare Minerals Bareskin in Bare Nude. What's the best color for me in the IT Celebration Illumination Foundation? I'm torn between medium and tan.
                    Asked on 10/13/2014 by Anna from Georgia

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I wear the shade light medium in the IT Cosmetics celebration foundation so which color in this line would best suit me?
                    Asked on 10/3/2014 by megm08

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi!!! that you for your question and for being an IT Girl!! We would recommend using Light on all of our foundations and Neutral Medium in the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealers!!! We hope this helps!!! XOXOX

                      Answered on 10/6/2014 by Brand Expert from IT Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Whats the best method for application..brush, sponge?… and if its a brush which brush is best?
                    Asked on 9/23/2014 by sassymom from colorado springs co

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi!! Thank you for your question and for being an IT Girl!!! We absolutely recommend using a brush!!! And we recommend either the Dual Foundation Brush or the Flat Top Brush!!! Both are amazing and apply the foundation flawlessly. With the Flat Top you simply buff the foundation on in a circular motion and with the dual foundation, you can use the larger end for all over and the smaller end for those harder to reach places! Hope this helps!!! XOXO

                      Answered on 9/25/2014 by Brand Expert from IT Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I wear tarte amazonian clay airbrush foundation in light beige (pink undertones). what shade of illumination celebration foundation would be best for me?
                    Asked on 9/21/2014 by P Lo from California

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Choose Light as your best match.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do you need to use a powder or veil over this makeup?
                    Asked on 9/20/2014 by sue from clarksville tn

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Finishing powder is optional! This foundation features a long wearing formula with dewy finish.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    There is no mention of SPF with this foundation. But I noticed titanium dioxide in the list of ingredients. So it is enough to be an SPF factor?
                    Asked on 9/8/2014 by JJan from Kansas city

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Although this product does contain Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, IT Cosmetics cannot advertise that it contains SPF. Due to the new FDA monograph regulations, powder foundations no longer register an SPF even though they may contain a physical sunscreen, so IT Cosmetics does not state how much is in it.

                      Answered on 9/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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