ItCosmetics Bye Bye Foundation vs. CC Cream

ItCosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer // ItCosmetics CC Cream // ItCosmetics Heavenly Brush // ItCosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Foundation/Concealer Brush // BeautyBlender

From the untrained eye, you’d think since they walk alike and talk alike, that they must be twins….

…but the ItCosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer & CC Cream are more like long lost cousins! I would consider myself a MASSIVE FAN of both of these products equally, but I can understand how one might not know the specifics of what makes them different and why you would want to reach for one versus the other!

First off, let’s discuss what THEY BOTH HAVE IN COMMON:

1) They include SPF50, 2) They are both full coverage with a glowy/dewy finish, and 3) Hyaluronic Acid (which holds 1000x its weight in water & is super hydrating!) is among the ingredients.

Now let’s break down each product specifically:

ItCosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer: The main focus of this product is HYDRATION. When you are applying it, it basically feels like a moisturizer that just happens to also give you coverage of a foundation! If you are someone’s skin is on the drier side & traditional foundations dry you out even more, then this would be an excellent choice. In my opinion, Bye Bye is a better choice for all-day wear because it has 3D Flex Technology, which means its got pure color pigments that float on top of your skin without settling into your pores, fine lines, or wrinkles!

ItCosmetics CC Cream: The main focus of this product is color correction….get it?! CC = “Color Correction!” Upon application, you immediately notice how the CC Cream conceals redness & dark spots, and because its loaded with Niacin, its got vitamin B to help promote a more even tone & combat hyper-pigmentation. The texture of the CC Cream is *almost* identical to the Bye Bye, but in my opinion, a smidge thicker….almost like a traditional cream foundation. I absolutely LOVE the finish the of CC Cream, and for the first couple of hours of wear, prefer it over the Bye Bye because the coverage & glow really make your skin look like a walking Instagram filter….but because the texture is thicker, it settles after a while.

So it’s time to pick your poison: They’ve both got their pros & cons, but which formula is right for you?!

*Photos by Danielle Sabol

  • Jane


    Have you ever combined them and found a good set?

    • Courtney

      I havent but maybe I should try that! Great idea!!!!

  • Ruth

    Hi Courtney,
    Do you wear the same color in both the CC cream and full coverage?

    • Courtney


      • Angela

        What shade is the bye bye on and what was the name of the summer gloss and the one you had under it?

        • Courtney

          I use Bye Bye in Neutral Medium or Medium Tan depending on whether or not I have a spray tan.

  • Jen Monty

    Which shade works best for you? I always have such a hard time with this line with shade range.

    • Courtney

      I wear medium tan when I have more color and medium neutral when I am more pale!

  • Jessica

    Thanks for doing this comparison. I’ve been on the fence about which to try and after reading this (and I’ve trusted your beauty opinions for years now) I think I would go more towards the Bye Bye cream. I hate wearing foundation, and normally just wear a tinted moisturizer but sometimes I need a little more coverage. Thanks again!!

  • Samantha V

    Do you apply this instead of your daily cream then apply your make up on top or only when your at the beach/pool?

  • Lauren

    What shade do you use