One of my favorite cruelty free makeup brands is IT Cosmetics. They also happen to make the most amazing makeup brushes that are incredibly soft (like swiping a cloud across your face.) Their newest palette, CC+ Radiance, contains a color correcting powder, as well as a universal blush and bronzer to brighten skin. Each powder is aimed at improving the appearance of your skin tone – so not just concealing an uneven skin tone, but enhancing it in a very natural way. I don’t know about you, but lately all of these conceal and contour how-to’s out there seem to take beauty to an extreme. I’m really more about natural beauty and that’s what I really love about this Radiance Palette.
Looking at the CC+ Radiance Palette on their website, the blush looks to be a very light, pale pink. However, in person, it is more lively. I have fair to medium skin and the blush is not too bright, yet not too light. It’s actually a very buildable color as well. I was able to lightly dust on color for day and then apply it a little more generously for night. The bronzer, despite looking dark in the photos, is really more subtle on my skin for a sun-kissed glow.
For application I used their new Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Brush and French Boutique Blush Brush. Both grab the powder and disperse it without it applying beyond its target. (I’m not a fan of brushes that blow powder all over your face, at all.) I use this palette daily and love the fact that it doesn’t take a lot of the CC powder to make a difference on my skin. Plus it is very very light, so it doesn’t appear cakey. Not to mention, there are days when I don’t even need to use my regular concealer at all because this palette gets the job done.
If I could ever get up the confidence to post a picture of myself without makeup, you would see that my skin doesn’t look this good without the help of a palette like this!
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve used it!
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.