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IT’s Luxe!


I am beginning to sound like a broken record in here, aren’t I?  It’s true, but I can’t stop gushing about the IT Cosmetics products.  I have amassed a little collection, and this beauty came to me recently.

The Luxe Waterproof High Performance Eyeshadow Palette has Age Reverse & Prevent Complex included, which are packed with the trademark IT hydrating and skin loving ingredients.

This powerful palette has 12 shades of eyeshadow, ranging from light highlighter to dark densely pigmented shades with a dual ended brush.  The eyeshadows are a beautiful and creamy texture, and glide on like butter.  With gorgeous ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, green tea, acai and Vitamins A, C & E, these are anti aging discs of love.  As always, IT Cosmetics eyeshadows are talc, paraben, sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalate free.  This is especially important in eyeshadows, as talc tends to make them powdery and less pigmented.
From the left, bottom to top, swatched at right:

(row 1)  Cashmere (matte creme)

Heavenly (pearl white)
Satin Sunshine (pearl light yellow)
Espresso (matte deep brown)
(row 2)  Earth Angel (matte beige cashmere)
Je Ne Sais Quoi (shimmery nude pink)
Ipanema (golden beige pearl)
Venus Love (pearl coppery rust)
Azure (midnight navy)
(row 3) Plum Passion (rich matte purple)
Romance (satin rich taupe)
Jet Black (matte black)

I especially love that the darker shades can easily be used for liner, which I did with the rich Jet Black.  I tested these without primer, and I’m pleased to say that they have amazing staying power and didn’t stray.  That is a minor miracle on my peepers!

These shadows are not your average eye product.  Developed with anti aging benefits by plastic surgeons and my girl crush Jamie Kern Lima, they smooth your lids, and give you great coverage and a youthful flow.  Without sparkle or glitter, the pearl shades are shimmery, they are glowing and gorgeous.  Several of the shades are matte as well, giving you a great balance.

Pretty in Amber

Pretty in Smoke

I also own 4 of the eyeshadow trios.  The shades at the right are swatched from Pretty in Ambers and Pretty in Smoke, and while they are very similar, there were no exact dupes.

For $38, this is a great price for 12 full sized, packed with color, deliciously creamy shadows.  The pretty black palette is padded on top, and is a great for a weekend bag or to pop in your purse.

Get it today!  You will not be sorry.

This palette was provided by the manufacturer or PR agent for consideration.  All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

IT Cosmetics celebrates your face!

I’m back!  I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted but what a year!  But I’m back, and I’m here to tell you about one of my favorite foundations.  I love a good creamy liquid foundation for coverage, and especially in winter, when my skin tends to get dry.  However, in the summer, I love a nice easy compact foundation.  It’s a no muss no fuss way of carrying your makeup with you.

Right now, my favorite product is the IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation.  This anti aging foundation doens’t disappoint.  Like all of the IT Cosmetics products, it’s skin treatment as well as skin perfection.

The website says:

Rich in peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, and anti aging technology, Celebration Foundation is a full-coverage, anti aging foundation that gives you the power to achieve flawless, airbrushed complexion perfection!

It delivers highly pigmented perfect coverage that will never crease or crack and is designed not only to cover, but also to make skin appear younger. The anti aging technology gives you a flawless airbrushed finish that looks and feels like silk. It absorbs oil and shine without settling into lines and wrinkles. The Heavenly Luxe Buffing Airbrush Foundation Brush is the most ultra-luxe, ultra-plush tool for perfect airbrushed application.

When I first tired the IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation, I was using way too much and it felt thick, and sticky.  However, now that I have perfected my application technique (more on that in a minute) I simply love it.   This lightweight powder, this powerhouse of collagen, peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid covers fine lines and wrinkles, smooths over pores, and gives you a fresh clean look without feeling cakey.  A very little goes a long way here, and you can layer it for more coverage.

My application technique took some time to perect, because at first I was loading the luxe brush with entirely too much foundation.  A smidge goes a long way gals!  Lightly swirl the brush in the compact, and buff on to your skin using small circular motions.  Similar to BE, I find that the more you buff, the better it looks as it blends with your skin.  I used about 4 swipes of the compact to cover my whole face.

The anti aging ingredients make your skin feel tighter, smoother, and softer, while covering problem areas.  Packed full of yummy ingredients, this is a winner.  I tried wearing it both alone, as as a setting powder over Bye Bye Under Eye.  Each method has it’s benefits; on bad skin days, I wear Bye Bye Under Eye as my all over foundation in a thin layer.  Then, I sweep a touch of Celebration Foundation over it, which creates a flawless look.  For lighter coverage days or on the go days, just a few sweeps of Celebration Foundation give me great coverage on the go.

My favorite primer to wear with this is the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.  I have tried several other primers, but this works the best for me in combination with the foundation.  Wearing the foundation alone, it tends to fade off my skin.

The Heavenly Luxe Buffing Airbrush Foundation Brush that comes with the foundation is, like all IT brushes, amazing.  A flathead foundation brush, it reminds me of many stippling brushes.  Densely packed with bristle, this fluffy brush is perfect for the foundation.  You can also use it for other foundations as the shape and size is perfect.  As Jamie Kern says on air often, a little brush therapy will make your day complete!

Again, remember, a very little goes a long way.  this is buildable coverage, so start small and build up.

Happy glossing!

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Vitis Vinifera Grape Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Olea Europaea Olive Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Silk Powder, Niacinamide, Retinyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20. May contain: Iron Oxides.Information provided by It Cosmetics.

This product was provided by the manufacturer or PR agent for consideration.  All opinions are my own.

Summer of IT

Bye Bye Under Eye as concealer, Face Disk, Je Ne C'est Quoi, Bye Bye Pores finishing powder

It’s that time of year!  The sun is shining, it’s warm out and we are using self tanners and bronzers to get that glow without the harmful effects of the sun.  I don’t personally self tan, but I’ve been tempted by a few products to see how they look.

But we’re not here to talk about that!  I’m here to give you my review on the IT Cosmetics Vitality Color Collection!  The TSV will be on July 27th, so keep your DVRs tuned in.  As mentioned in my previous post, this collection includes the Vitality Face Disk, Jumbo Luxe Face Brush, Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in a jumbo size that will probably last you all year, dual sided concealer brush, and the Lip Stain in Je Ne C’est Quoi.

After receiving my kit, I was excited to try the face disk.  I have been use the Bye Bye Under Eye for a while now, and it is one of my favorite concealers.  I was particularly excited about this collection because of the dual sided concealer brush, which allows you to get an airbrushed finish.   The larger end of the brush is perfect for the larger areas of your face, or using the Bye Bye Under Eye as an all over foundation as I did in this picture.  With this product, a very  little goes a way.

The brushes in this kit, like all IT Cosmetics brushes are easily worth more than the entire kit.  The Jumbo Luxe Face Brush is enormous!  A QVC exclusive, this brush alone retails for $58.  Now I’m not saying I would pay $60 for a brush, but a brush of this size and quality is by far worth $30-40.  Professional quality makeup brushes are expensive, and they last for years.  Brushes are an excellent investment if you are looking to build a collection.  Measuring 8 inches in length, from brush head to handle, the brush itself is immensely dense and silky soft.  It’s about 2.5 inches wide, with thousands of bristles.  I have a similar Tarte powder brush which is 7″ long and 2″ wide.  It’s a great brush as well, but the IT brush is just that much better.  Please note:  The IT Cosmetics foundation brush ($48) is the same brush as the Tarte Airbrush Foundation Brush ($32).  I have both of these and they are identical – given that there are limited brush manufacturers, keep that in mind when shopping for brushes.  The only thing I don’t like is that these brushes are made in China.  Also in this kit is the dual sided concealer brush, which I love.  This brush allows you to airbrush your concealer on in the small undereye area, as well as other areas of your face.  The small end is the same as the airbrush side of the retractable concealer brush (which I do not own) and it’s soft and plush.  I love a big fluffy brush like this because it really makes the concealer look flawless.  Before I got this brush, I used a BE soft focus eye brush which was also wonderful.

The face disk includes a large matte bronzer, and a smaller blush, in a bright peach pink, as well as a beautiful pink toned highlighter.  This is a great tool for your makeup wardrobe, as you do amazing things with a little creative bronzer and highlighter!  Want to make a double chin disappear?  Put some bronzer under you chin and on your jawline.  Want nicer cheekbones?  Place highlighter just above your cheekbone, and bronzer just below before adding blush to the apples of your cheeks.  blend this well, and you will look like you have a slimmer face.  As someone with a rather full face and too many chins, I use this trick every day and I get the nicest compliments.

All in all I’m very happy with this kit.  I also own the IT Cosmetics My Sculped Face, which is a great contouring kit in a book format, but I prefer the Face Disk which has bigger pans and is easier to use.  I still use My Sculpted Face when I need a lighter highlighter or a darker contour, and the combination works well.  The great thing about the IT products is they play well together, and you can build a look with 2-3 items easily.

I have already reviewed the lip stains, so please check them out here!

Coming soon – The IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Review!  I have been waiting to get this, and hopefully I will get my hot little hands on it soon.  I’ve been hearing rave reviews, and I want to try it for my self and share with you.

 

Happy glossing!

A Vital new collection from IT Cosmetics!

It’s that time ladies!  Summer beauty has hit QVC like a time bomb.  The July insider has all sorts of kits and bits that you really need to check out!

The first one that nabbed my attention is the IT Cosmetics It Cosmetics 5-pc Vitality Color Collection.  You already know that I have a bit of an obsession with these products, as seen by my mad love here.  But this kit is fantastic!  I actually already have two tubes of concealer but how can you pass this up?

For $60 you get a jumbo size Bye Bye Undereye and the dual sided concealer brush. I don’t have this brush, so I’m really looking forward to this.  Right now, I use a soft focus eye brush from BE, which is very similar to the smaller side.  That alone really could be the best deal.  But, like every good ginsu knife commercial, you get so much more!  I waited and waited and waited for the Vitality Face Disc with the Jumbo Luxe Face Brush, and it finally came off of wiat list.  But, given that the face disc and brush was $48, this is clearly the winning combo.

Nab this kit while you can!  You can order NOW ONE TIME or AUTO DELIVERY, with a new kit shipping in 6 months with a different lippie.  If you prefer to wait until the air date on July 27th, you can order ONE TIME or AUTO DELIVERY.t now, in this kit, you get those items as well.  The Vitality Face Disc is a jumbo compact with a beautiful rosy blush, a peachy luminizer, and a matte bronzer.  If you have the My Sculpted Face kit, this is basically the three best parts of that kit with the amazing brsuh. I am such a fan of the IT brushes that I think I’d probably pay $60 for the ginormous face brush alone!  Yes well.  But — you also get the Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi.  I have reviewed the lippies before, and this color is my all time fave because even though it looks clear in the tube, it actually becomes the best shade of pink for every gal.

I should have this by Monday and I’ll be sure to review the face disc for you then!
Happy glossing!

 

 

 

 

Silk Road

I’m back!  Did you miss me?  I’m sorry I’ve been off the blog for a while, it’s been a crazy few months.  But here we go:

On Friday, I received the IT Cosmetics No Tug Silk Eyeliner trio.  This trio is brand new to QVC and contains three colors of liner, which is a new product for IT Cosmetics.

I am here to tell you, these little beauties have usurped my Holy Grail Urban Decay 24/7 liners!  Why?  Because even though there are only 3 colors right now, they are simply delicious.

These luxe liners glide on your lids with no pulling or tugging.  These babies are buttery and supple, but thanks to the silk that is included, they flex and bend with your every movement.  I did a test last night; I put swatches of these, and the corresponding shades of UD on my hand.  That was about 6pm; I went about my evening, and washed my hands a few times.  I did dishes.  I took a shower this morning.  Guess what liner was still on my hand looking fresh and beautiful?  IT.

The other key benefit to these new liners is that they are paraben free, and are chalk full of anti aging benefits like silk, collegen, and vitamins E and C.  For someone like me, who has a bit of gravity and droopy lids to deal with, that is important.

The trio includes a matte deep black shade, a matte rich brown shade, and a matte rich plum shade, and is $26 on QVC.  Since that makes them less than $10 each, it’s a steal.  The shades are richly pigmented but are also soft.  They look natural and are smudgeable and bendable for about 30 seconds before they set; once they set, they do not move.  I even smudged them on my lower lids – something I rarely do – and they stayed.  No raccoon eyes!

But don’t take my word for it, try them for yourselves!

This product was provided by the manufacturer for consideration

 

Getting cheeky

You guys know that I have an obsession with the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes. I love they way they last all day and how blendable they are.  But, move over you tarte!  Heather my love, there’s a new Sheriff in town!

I recently discovered the IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush.  This gorgeous blush, is a cheek stain and powder in one, and it really packs a punch.  Like all the other IT products, these were developed with plastic services, and is hydrating, brightening, and antiaging to boot!

Boosted with the Hydra-Luxe technology IT has become known for, the Vitality Flush has yummy ingredients like plum oil, cherry oil, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate, seaweed extract, grape seed, aloe, and jojoba.  WOW that was a mouthful!  What it means is that all of these things work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin.  And it stays on for days.  I mean days!

Since it’s talc free, there are no fillers.  that means this is pure amazing pigment, which gives you a pop of color, giving you a glow.  A little sweep, and you have a healthy glow.  A bit more, and you have just been out in the sun.

The brush that comes with the duo is plush and soft, and is angled specifically to help you get that pop on your cheeks, and blend it up in to your hairline for a natural look.  Just a smidge though, because this is powerful stuff!  The IT Cosmetics brushes are absolutely lovely.  while I wish they aweren’t made in China, they are so soft and luxurious, I cna’t bear to part with them.  The blush is make in the USA, with no parabens or other ickies.

There are three colors to choose from:

Pretty in Peony, a bright pop of rose pink with peach shimmer

Radiant in Rose, a deep rose pink

Magical in Mauve, an eggplant plum

L-R: Peony, Rose, Mauve

You can see these products in action on QVC this weekend!  A blush / brush duo is $35.  Check out Friday night beauty tonight!

You can also purchase the blushes on Beauty.com for $24.

 

You’re welcome!

This is IT!

Check it out!  IT Cosmetics is launching a new TSV on QVC this Friday, January 13th.  Included in the set are:

  • Bye Bye Under Eye concealer
  • Bye Bye Pores HD micro finishing powder
  • The new dual ended Concealer Brush for an airbrushed finish
  • Heavenly Luxe powder brush, which has become famous as the BEST foundation or powder brush out there.  This is the same brush that Tarte sells with its Amazonian Clay foundation, and I now0 own three of them.  I can’t get enough!
These products were developed with plastic surgeons to help your skin appear younger, and retain elasticity.  IT Cosmetics actually stands for Innovative Technology, and they contain specific ingredients to help your skin stay young.
The Bye Bye Under Eye Antiaging Concealer is a full-coverage concealer that delivers highly pigmented coverage that won’t crease or crack.  I use this concealer, and love the way a tiny dab will cover any spot you might have.  This is an ultra pigmented concealer, and the new brush allows you to blend it flawlessly.  I personally do not have the new concealer brush, which has at one end, and detailed brush, and a larger blush size fluffy brush at the other.  These tools allow you to flawlessly airbrush the finish after you apply the concealer.  I use a BE soft focus brush to achieve a similar result.  I really love this concealer, but my only negative mark is that it does contain parabens, which are a no no in my book.  Jamie, I love you, really I do, but please get rid of the ickies!
Promise:  A
Performance:  A
Verdict:  B since there are parabens.
The brush and concealer are $26 retail on QVC as a duo, and the concealer is $24 elsewhere.  This new brush is a Q exclusive.
Bye Bye Pores Antiaging Silk HD Micro-Powder is a colorless face-finishing powder that instantly blurs away pores, fines lines, and imperfections to give you a flawless, airbrushed finish. It absorbs oil and shine, sets makeup, and helps to diffuse the appearance of wrinkles and pores.  This is very similar to the Make Up For Ever HD Finishing powder, and they both contain primarily Silica.   Bye Bye Pores however has several added ingredients such as Collagen, Vitamins A, C, E & K, and silk, to create a plumping and smoothing appearance, and help ward off free radicals.  The vitamin K helps reduce discoloration.  In fact, Vitamin K is a primary ingredient in most dark spot removers!  This powder creates a flawless canvas.  I LOVE this powder!  There is no talc to make you look chalky, and no parabens.  Yay!
Promise:  A
Performance:  A- (it takes some practice to learn how to apply it without looking like Casper.  A teeny bit goes a long way)
Verdict: A-
This powder is $24 retail, or $38 on the Q with the brush.
Application tip learned from trial and error:  I take the little puff that is included, and puff a bit of powder on the back of my hand.  Then I take the big brush and dip it in my hand, buffing the powder on my face.  
I own these products and I love them.  This is a great price for four pieces, and I would jump on the deal while you can!  I am tempted to order this just for the new brush and to stock up .
This is available for early ordering in two ways:
For Auto Delivery every four months:  A224066 or a one time shipment A220840, each $49.98 plus Tax/S&H.