I feel quite guilty as this little series has never revealed major disappointments yet, in my defence, I always do a lot of research before I purchase some beauty products. The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Full Coverage Cream and Tightline Waterproof 3-in-1 Black Primer Mascara being both makeup basics I use on a daily basis, I’m ever more pleased than usual with my purchases for which I can already foretell their favourite tag among my makeup collection.

The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Full Coverage Cream -Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum SPF 50+ UVA/UVB- is quite an odd and unique base: applying a rather large amount with a brush would turn this CC Cream into a  medium to full coverage foundation whilst using the tiniest amount and blending it into the skin with my fingers reveals a lightweight, -almost- invisible base whose finish copies the look of a healthy, freshly hydrated skin, somewhere in between a satin and glowy finish. Needless to say that I prefer to use it with my finger as I was on the hunt for a foundation which, whilst being barely noticeable for others, would be easy to forget throughout the day for me too. Yet, it’s a lovely, long-wearing and versatile base as, so far, it is the only base for which I can genuinely say that its coverage is buildable. The shade Fair -as expected- is a little bit too dark for me, but it is a gorgeous not too pink, not too yellow shade which would suit a lot of fair skintones, especially when it is worn in a sheer way! Reading back my description now, I believe it has become quite easy to understand the It Cosmetics CC+ cult status as it is able to meet so many different needs.

The Tightline Waterproof 3-in-1 Black Primer Mascara on the other hand, doesn’t meet all the needs on the market. As much as I adore it, I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who’s looking for volume in a mascara. In fact, it doesn’t give any, probably because it is a primer and not a proper mascara. Yet it is a gorgeous one when it comes to adding some length to the lashes or to holding the curl without smudging or fall outs throughout the day. The wand makes the application extremely easy and enables an utmost precision, allowing me to go on the inner corner of my eyes but also on the roots of my lashes. Also thanks to the tiny wand, the lashes are finely coated, keeping the final result extremely natural to the point where I sometimes forget I even have mascara on. Along with the Your Skin But Better Full Coverage Cream, the Tightline Waterproof Mascara has completely achieved the task I was asking it to do, therefore becoming a makeup which doesn’t feel like makeup.