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Celebration Foundation Illumination by IT Cosmetics
IT Cosmetics

Celebration Foundation Illumination

staying power(104)
coverage: medium coverage

Top Reviews



and i love the illumination it gives my skin

- Ulta User

it's buildable and covers easily with a light illumination to give you skin that youthful glow

- Ulta User

staying power


i love this product it covers everything and it's so lightweight i can wear it all day and all night without worrying about breaking out

- Ulta User

i love how easy it is to apply and last all day for me

- Ulta User



it has great buildable coverage

- Ulta User

coverage is buildable and it lasts a full day

- Ulta User



i've struggled with acne and scares on my face since i was in elementary school, but this foundations is lightweight and provides full coverage without making me breakout

- Ulta User

it feels silky and light and imparts a subtle glow

- Ulta User



it is silky and illuminating on my face

- Ulta User

this foundation makes my face silky smooth

- Ulta User


blends well

i use a real techniques expert face brush with it, and it buffs into the skin beautifully, covers everything, does not cling to dry patches, controls oil, rotates your tires, and makes the bed

- Ulta User

the simplicity of blending and achieving a radiant complexion with this powder is by far superior to many of my most loved liquid foundations

- Ulta User



i love one step powder foundations that are not chalky looking, and i loved this one because it's luminous and moisturizing yet gives full coverage

- Ulta User

i was looking for full coverage and this covers great and in true it fashion,its light and doesn't dry my skin out

- Ulta User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

harder to find than the loch ness monster, this product is the ideal highlighter for skin that is less than perfectly smooth -- lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and/or pores

- Ulta User

even with an excellent primer, this product settles into wrinkles and doesn't cover pores

- Ulta User



this was so disappointing - coverage isn't even and it settles in lines - not what i expected after lots of research

- Ulta User

settled into creases

- Ulta User


poor quality

expensive but not quality

- Ulta User

horrible powder clumps at end of day, not good quality, not good covrrage, powder looks clumpy even in the container only after several uses

- Ulta User

color accuracy


this has to be the worst foundation ever, it sits like crisco on your face, after a hour or 2 it slides off, it turns orange and is the most difficult to blend

- Ulta User

also tried with a silicone based primer and it oxidized within minutes

- Ulta User


medium coverage

if you're looking for light to medium coverage and something that will give your skin a nice glow then this product is what you're looking for

- Ulta User

it goes on quickly and gives me the medium coverage that i like

- Ulta User
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ulta.com userMarch 29, 2017

I love it

I have never had a HG foundation, but this could be it. I tried it the way they demo, just sweeping it over your face (no setting powder or spray because they claim it's not necessary, but I did prime). I did like that it looked natural on my skin, not powdery at all, but I thought for sure it would all be gone by the end of the day. I was hurrying around all day, went out when it was misting, and came home and worked out for a bit. I went to check my foundation after that, and not only was my T-zone relatively oil-free, it hadn't budged. I blotted and the tissue was almost completely white still. I tried applying a bit more, thinking it must have totally worn off. Then I realized none of my redness was showing. It had withstood rain, wind, sweat, and oil. I've been wearing it the same way since then, just adding a bit of setting powder on my T-zone. I've even noticed that it's helping my really dry patches. If you actually buff it into your skin, it takes on a nice creamy texture (it does contain oil). I removed my makeup the other night and realized my dry areas felt soft and smooth for the first time in...ever. As the name suggests, it IS very illuminating, meaning if you have textured skin this is probably not for you. I would also add that in my opinion there's not a single powder foundation that will give FULL full coverage, like if you are used to those super-full coverage liquids or creams. If that's what you want, this will not satisfy you. I personally prefer a light to medium coverage for everyday, but I find this builds well to a high medium coverage. Biggest con - terrible shade range! I wear Fair and I really need about half a shade lighter. And where are all the deep shades? This is such a great product, more people should be able to use it. Less

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ulta.com userApril 27, 2017

This Product Changed My Life

I have recently discovered IT Cosmetics and I love this brand! The first IT product I bought was the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+. I have noticed a big difference in my skin since using it so I then bought Confidence in a Cream. I use this at night because it's too much for my oily skin during the day. I noticed even more improvements after using this (diminished dark circles and puffiness under my eyes, the discoloration on my cheek has lightened and my skin has a glow to it). I saw this product and loved the name Celebration Foundation Illumination, read the reviews and decided to try it. I was a little nervous because of my past experiences with powder foundations. They would crease and cake on my oily skin and I would see my pores and redness at the end of the day. This foundation does none of that! I wear a bit of the CC cream, add a bit of cream contour and cream blush then top it off with the Celebration Foundation Illumination. The coverage is buildable so I am able to keep it lighter on parts of my face and add a bit of extra coverage on red areas as needed. This product gives my face dimension and an airbrushed glow. I wish I would have tried it sooner. I highly recommend it! Less

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ulta.com userMay 31, 2015

An Absolute Must Have

I finally broke down and bought this a few weeks ago because of all the great reviews (and the fact that I am a make up junkie and am always on the hunt for that "holy grail" foundation that will actually cover well, not be cakey, last long, and well, look beautiful)! I was skeptical because this is a powder foundation and a little expensive, but thought I would at least try it. I also have never written a review about anything, but I had to write one about this! So how did this stack up to what I am looking for in a foundation? Well, I have to say pretty darn well! So well, in fact, that it REALLY DID SURPRISE ME and is now my favorite go-to foundation, especially when I am in a hurry!! It goes on soooo smoothly and evenly. It is buildable and has super coverage (so go lightly with it around your eyes if you have mature skin). It doesn't look or feel heavy, but gives your skin an even look, with a bit of a suble healthy looking glow (not like glittery or dewy). My husband noticed and asked me what I was doing with my diet, if I had been eating healthier, he said I had a "glow" about me, haha, that is what I mean. It goes on sooo quick with just a few strokes of the brush and it lasts for most of the day (I didn't buy the brush that you are supposed to use with it because I already had the Tarte bamboo foundation brush that works amazingly with it). Around the evening time it started to wear off (which was still longer lasting than most foundations because of my oily T-zone). So all in all, it does exactly what I need in a foundation and more! I didn't think I would like this, and it turned out to be my favorite foundation, haha.I will always try more, but I think this will always be my go-to foundation (especially because of how quick it is to put on), but also because of how beautiful it looks on my skin! I would definitely recommend this to anyone! Less

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ulta.com userApril 28, 2014

Really wanted to love it...

I hesitate to post this review because I love all the other IT Cosmetic items (quite a few!) I have tried and I certainly don't want to discourage anyone from trying their wonderful products.Before buying this, I watched dozens of review/demo videos on YouTube and read as many reviews as I could find on purchase sites (like Ulta) as well as personal blogs. In addition to beautiful results shown in the videos, many also posted before and after pics that were remarkable. The overwhelming majority of reviews were positive--with a few neutral or negative ones mixed in. I paid attention to the neutral/negative reviews and hoped that my experience would be more like the positive ones. Unfortunately, it was not.I experienced a lot of the same issues: heavy, cakey feeling, emphasized pores and lines*, and felt kind of greasy. (*=Pores & lines were less noticeable after application of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores powder, but still not great.) I tried it with primer and without primer-with the same outcome. I applied it with IT Cosmetic's Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush (LOVE all their brushes!), so I can't blame my not-so-great results on using an incorrect/ineffective application method. The first couple of times, I may have been a little too generous with the amount used, so I backed off later. That helped a LITTLE, but not much. Plus, applying less product reduced the coverage, too, and I would like a medium coverage foundation. Also, I enlisted the help of an Ulta associate in choosing the correct shade, so I feel confident that my issues were not due to using an incorrect color. I used it for a week trying to give myself time to get used to it. The whole time, I always felt like I had a mask on-no matter how much blending and buffing I did, it remained very obvious and heavy-looking on my skin.I'm glad that this works wonderfully for so many others. Maybe my skin just is not as compatible. ;)About me: I am in my late 40's with oily skin, some hormone-related break-outs, have large, noticeable pores, and a few "smile lines." I have used a powder foundation (loose mineral powder) for 20+ years with great success. Less

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ulta.com userApril 8, 2020

Love the coverage

I used liquid foundation most of my life but I absolutely hate the feeling. I feel like my skin can't breathe so in the past couple years I started using powder foundation. I don't have any wrinkles or acne to cover but I do have a few dark spots from acne years ago that this covers completely. I have very neutral undertones to my skin and most foundation looks pink on me. This doesn't. It matches extremely well. I was using BareMinerals powder foundation before this and it made my face look really white even though it was my supposed shade. I love the natural glow to it and how my skin can breathe with it on. I only have a couple minor complaints. It comes off the end of my nose after a couple hours but it could be from rubbing my nose due to allergies. With it being luminous, it accentuates my larger pores on my cheeks. I have bought the Celebration Foundation in the matte form and use it on my nose and cheeks and use this everywhere else. Problem has been solved. It's twice as expensive but they last twice as long. I will and have repurchased. Definitely recommend if you like powder foundation. Less

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Overall safe Ingredients

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Zinc Oxideacne
Ethylhexyl Palmitateacneirritant
Butylene Glycolacne

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