It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades

One frequent criticism of BB/CC/DD creams is that they come in too few shades.  For foundation, I switch between It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ and Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.  I was pleased to learn that It Cosmetics expanded its shade range for Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+.  The six shades are: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, and Deep.


It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades

While it’s not the 30+ skin tones that we’ve gotten accustomed to, it’s better than the limited selection we had before.

Limited time offer: Ultamate Rewards members get $10 off It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (normal retail price $38) through Saturday, November 10!  Code needed.

Shade Finder – IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50 | Ulta Beauty. (n.d.). Retrieved October 29, 2018, from

IMAN BB Crème giveaway ends midnight April 8

IMAN Cosmetics is launching its first BB Crème. As with most BB Crème, it evens out skin tone and protects with SPF.  What makes this BB Crème special is that it’s geared to “women of color” and has 6 different shades, an unusually wide selection for a BB Crème.

IMAN has three basic shade ranges:

  • “Sand” for Olive Skin, 
  • “Clay” for Dark Olive to Light Brown Skin and 
  • “Earth” for Medium to Ebony Brown skin.

The BB Crème shades are:

  • Sand Light
  • Sand Medium
  • Clay Medium
  • Clay Medium Deep
  • Earth Medium
  • Earth Deep 

To find your best shade, visit the shade finder on the IMAN website,

In-store events are being held across the U.S. To RSVP, visit IMAN’s Facebook Event list,
In conjunction with the rollout of IMAN BB Crème, The Style Page is hosting a giveaway for 2 IMAN prize packs.  Each prize pack contains:

  • IMAN BB Crème trial size in Clay Medium
  • IMAN BB Crème trial size in Earth Medium 
  • IMAN Luxury Lip Shimmer in Crystal 
  • IMAN Luxury Lip Pencil in Tan 

a Rafflecopter giveaway// disclosure: The Style Page received a sample of IMAN BB Crème for participation in this promotional campaign. These items are not intended as payment for any favorable opinions.

My favorite skin care products

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

The Washington, DC metro area is home to a large Korean community. Koreans have found a niche in dry-cleaning establishments, nail salons, and cafés that serve office workers breakfast and lunch. They have also been active in establishing church congregations. Two Korean firms Lotte and H Mart have opened large supermarkets-cum-department stores in the Washington, DC metro area to serve the Korean community.

I was roaming around the recently opened Lotte Plaza in Chantilly, VA, outside Washington, DC. I stopped at the beauty counter, where the beauty advisor graciously supplied me with samples of skin care products by Lioele.

One of the most popular cosmetics products to come out of Korea is BB Cream, a combination foundation and acne treatment. BB stands for Blemish Balm. Several Korean companies in addition to Lioele market BB Cream.

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

In hot, humid weather, my skin gets oily and I get pimples on my nose. Paula Begoun, in her book The Original Beauty Bible, identifies bacteria, clogged pores, and oil secretions as the culprits in forming pimples. Benzoyl peroxide lotions disinfect and BHA preparations penetrate the pore and exfoliate. I’ve found that BB Cream handles the oil problem nicely. I apply it to my nose in lieu of ordinary foundation or mineral makeup. It stays matte all day, and there’s no need to use blotting papers on my nose.