There are a gazillion beauty products out there in the world, so these days we’re usually pretty skeptical on, well, everything.
That is – until some ~real people~ start dropping amazing reviews or, even better, before and after pics that show just how well a product can work IRL.
One product gaining incred hype is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness. Heard of it? No? It’s a tinted cream that’s part full-coverage foundation (bordering on concealer tbh) and part moisturiser. The pigment works to colour-correct and hide redness, while the moisturiser has peptides, colloidal oatmeal, aloe and avocado to help soothe and calm your skin.
I’ve tried it and it’s leeeegit. I used the entire container down to the last bit, I swear. But don’t listen to ME. Look at these pics people have uploaded to Reddit.
Redditor kmfred01 uploaded this pic and spawned a mass of comments, in which loads of other folks praised the product for covering redness with ease.
“I finally found my HG foundation routine! Not cakey, minimizes the appearance of pores, and covers my rosacea like a champ,” she wrote in a follow up post. “Products: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer in Vanilla Loreal True Match Powder in W2 (lightly dusted over, mostly to color match since Bye Bye Redness only comes in one shade. I have lightening drops on the way)…”
Plenty more people have done similar before/after posts about the product, too.
Another user, bookends02, added that you don’t need to slap it on to get that full coverage effect.
“I was able to get a free makeover from an IT makeup artist and she said a little goes a long way so don’t feel like you have to cake it on like you do with other products. It definitely feels really light to me even though it is covering a lot of redness.”
In Australia the cream comes in one shade atm, but in the States it has three – Neutral Beige, Light Beige, and Porcelain Beige. Yes – not super inclusive… yet. It’s likely the brand will extend the shade range as they did so with their equally as hyped CC Cream which now has 7 shades ranging from Fair to Deep.
However, users also started commenting their hacks to ensure the shade blended well with their natural skin tone. This was also from bookends02:
“The original works for me because even if a tad dark if I blend and cover it with my foundation it’s not too dark. I asked if the cream came in other shades when I had my free makeover but they said it is a universal color for everyone.”
User Grape_Room added that people with skin tones that it’s actually meant to be worn underneath foundation anyway.
“It’s actually not a foundation, but a correcting cream so it can look grayish/washed out on most people if they don’t use a foundation that matches their skin afterwards. This thread is kind of confusing since everyone is referencing it as a foundation and it probably shouldn’t be used on its own unless it happens to match you very very well.”
Keen to give it a whirl? They stock at Sephora Australia – hit up their site before everyone else does and buys this beb out.Image: Reddit / kmfred01