New IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Swatches and Review!

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Happy May, everyone! Why not start a new month with some new products?!

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These are the new IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Skin Transforming Healthy Flush Blushing Bronzer palettes! IT is killing it with the Confidence line packaging, these have gradient covers that mimic the actual product! The medallion on the front provides a magnetic closure, and each have a mirror on the inside.

These palettes are infused with high-performance anti-aging ingredients and talc-free pigments. Also, like the rest of the Confidence line, these have that orange scent to them, and they feature a vitamin-C infused, radiance boosting formula.

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First up, we have the palette in Instant Natural Glow.

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Left to right: highlighter, blush, bronzer, swipe of all three

This one has the most classic blush and bronzer combination. It has a pink blush and a lighter bronzer and you can see that the combination of all three is still a very natural, peachy shade.

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Here we have Instant Warm Glow. The palette lives up to it’s name, it gives the skin a nice warm glow, perfect if you’re pale like me and desperately need a tan lol

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Left to right: highlighter, blush, bronzer, swipe of all three

This has a more coral tone throughout the palette, and I think this one has my favorite highlighter of the bunch. This one also has a warmer, darker bronzer. The combination of all three here has a bit more sparkle from the highlighter.

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Here is Instant Nude Glow.

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Left to right: highlighter, blush, bronzer, swipe of all three

This is similar in tone to the Instant Warm Glow, but the shades a touch lighter and a bit more natural. It definitely also warms up the skin, especially if you’re on the fairer side, but I can see it being more ‘nude’ on tanner complexions.

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This is the new Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush . It’s a flat brush, similar to a contour brush, but it’s domed instead of flat. The bristles are also layered and tapered, so there are shorter bristles on the sides, and they get longer as you get toward the middle and top of the brush. So, what you have is a denser base and a featherier top. It’s almost V shaped when you look at it from the side.

As always, this brush is super soft and feels really nice on the skin. It actually picks up a ton of product! Use it carefully, as you can pick up too much product very easily. It does blend nicely, though. You can use this brush a few different ways: you can use the flat side to apply blush, you can use the top edge to contour with bronzer and you can use the flat side vertically to highlight.

So far, I’ve been using Nude Glow the most, followed by Warm Glow. I did use Natural Glow for Easter, though! Honestly, I don’t think I can pick a favorite, they all have their place depending on the occasion. I’ve been alternating between them depending on my mood that morning. I’m loving the brush! It’s multi-use, which is perfect for this palette. I really like swiping through all the shades to warm up my face and then going back into the bronzer to contour. The highlighters are also super beautiful on their own.

If you are looking for a new cheek palette, these are definitely worth checking out! The Confidence In Your Glow palettes are available on the IT Cosmetics and Ulta websites now!

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New IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette Swatches and Review!

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This is another new product for the holiday season! This is the Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette.

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The back of the box, it has instructions and swatches and the names of all the products.

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The actual palette. It’s a metallic light pink, so  pretty!

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The products! You get the Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi, the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Power in Translucent, Sunshine in a Compact in Warm and the Perfect Lighting Luminizer in Je Ne Sais Quoi. Love the imprint on the Luminizer!

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Swatches! From left to right:

  • Perfect Lighting Luminizer in Je Ne Sais Quoi– This is so beautiful! It’s a gold toned highlighter. The second I swatched it, I fell in love with it. It will give you a really nice sun kissed glow. So pretty.
  • Sunshine in a Compact in Warm– This is a warm, matte bronzer. I use this every day to warm up my face, and I love it! I’m super pale, and I use a fluffy brush and it looks very natural. The color is very buildable though.
  • Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi– This is a matte, medium pink blush. I use this with a fluffier blush brush. It isn’t too bright when it’s blended it out, but it is buildable.
  • Bye Bye Pores Pressed Power in Translucent– The classic pressed powder. This is one of my favorites. I use it as a setting powder for my under eyes, and I love it. It really does minimize your pores.

Since I already have the blush, pressed powder and bronzer, I knew those were going to be winners… but my favorite thing in this palette is the luminizer. I seriously want it in a giant compact. It’s so beautiful.

Overall, this is a perfect every day palette. You can use it for work, for going out, to create more natural looks, or go bolder. It’s super versatile and is full of A+ products. I love it!

This retails for $42, and you can already find it on Ulta’s website!

IT Cosmetics You Sculpted! Palette and Brush Swatches and Review!

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Warning: Picture Heavy!

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The back of the palette has this snazzy booklet with contour and highlighting tips.

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Top row: Soft Contour, Light Contour and matte Highlight

Bottom row: Medium Contour, Deep Contour and Radiance Highlight

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Close up of the Heavenly Luxe You Sculpted Contour & Highlight brush (No. 18). It’s flat, like medium density and super soft. The brush isn’t too short and compact so it’s great for packing on and diffusing the color.

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Top row: Soft Contour, Light Contour and matte Highlight

Bottom row: Medium Contour, Deep Contour and Radiance Highlight

These shades are all super soft, pigmented and blendable. I’ve been using the Soft Contour to contour, it’s the perfect shade for my very pale skin. I usually have an issue with contour shades because I am so pale, lots of bronzers look too orange on me, but the Soft Contour is perfect. I’ve also used the Matte Highlight on my brow bones and the rest of my face for highlighting. It looks lighter on the skin than in the pan, and it’s great because it’s a nude shade instead of white, so it looks much more natural. The radiance highlight is also beautiful and gives you a natural glow. One of the best things about this palette is the range of colors, you can use it if you’re tan, pale or anything in between.

This is honestly the contour palette I’ve been looking for, and I’m totally obsessed with the brush! If you’re looking for a contour kit or brush, definitely check these out!

IT Cosmetics Sunshine In A Compact Swatches and Review!

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As I am just starting to actually enjoy using bronzer, I was super excited to get this one!

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Love the packaging! The font, the frosted matte cover.

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Even the actual powder is cute, reminds me of the sun… which is probably the point lol

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This is a matte bronzer, no sparkle at all. It’s a little on the orangey side when packed on (and I packed it on for this swatch). When you blend it out, you get a really nice, soft, warmed up look. I’m very pale so this perfectly warms up my face so I don’t look sickly after all my foundation and concealer is on lol. It has just enough color for the upcoming warmer weather. It blends easily, and you can build up the color if you like a stronger bronze. It’s perfect for adding color all over your face, it might be a little too orange for contour though.

I’m loving this bronzer, even though the weather took a very cold turn lately, it reminds me that summer is on the way. If you’re pale, I highly suggest checking this one out.

IT Cosmetics My Sculpted Face Palette Swatches and Review!

Disclaimer: this item was sent to me for review

I’ve been wanting to try a contour palette for a while now, especially now that I’ve gotten into bronzer. And when I got the opportunity to try the My Sculpted Face palette from IT Cosmetics, I was so excited!

MySculptedFaceThe packaging. I usually love IT Cosmetics packaging, but I think this could use some updating.

MySculptedFace3 MySculptedFace2You get 6 different highlighters/bronzers. Love the logo in the actual powders. MySculptedFace4The top two are the highlighters. It’s hard to see, but the one on the left is matte white, and the one on the right is a shimmery highlighter, the only shimmery shade in the palette. It looks pink in the palette, but has a slight white cast.

The two middle shades are perfect for contouring on pale skin, just like mine!

The last two shades are the darkest. The one on the left is actually great for bronzing up the skin, just be careful not to use too much! The right shade is way too dark for me, so I’m not sure that I’ll be able to use it on my face… unless I manage to get a killer tan lol.

All the shades are buttery, soft and smooth. They are all very pigmented and blend beautifully. I love that there is a range of shades, so you can use it all year round! I think this is definitely a great starter palette if you’re looking to try out contouring.

My Everyday Makeup!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, but needed an extension cord for my light box. Womp. I finally got one, so on to the post!

I thought I’d share my everyday makeup!

First up, primer.

everydaymakeupSorry about the totally distorted tube lol. This is the Dermablend Skinperfector Redness Reducing Primer. I found it at TJ Maxx for $15 a while ago. I don’t have much redness, but I needed a new primer haha. So this comes in one of those metal tubes, it’s not plastic, that’s why it’s all bent out of shape like that. The primer itself has a green tint to it to help counteract redness. It’s a tiny bit tacky, so I always have to rinse my hands after applying it.

After primer comes eyes.

everydaymakeup2I left my Naked Basics for a while, then had to come back to it. It really is my favorite neutral palette. For my everyday eye, I use W.O.S. on the entire lid and Naked 2 for my crease. With that I use my It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe No-Tug Dual Eyeshadow brush. I use the fluffy side for both the lid and crease. Currently, I’m also using three different liquid liners (finishing one , using one and testing one), the one pictured is the Maybelline Master Precise liner.

Once eyes are done it’s time for face!

everydaymakeup3I totally fell in love with the It Cosmetics It’s All About You collection, I used it once and was hooked and now use it every single day. I actually use two shades of the Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. I use the medium shade for my dark circles, because it’s a little more orange, and then I use the fair for brightening and other blemishes. After concealer I use the Celebration Foundation with the It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush. Then I go into the Naturally Pretty Face Palette with my e.l.f Blush Brush and use the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder to set my under eye concealer. And finally I use my It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush with the Vitality Matte Bronzer in Warmth to warm up my face.

And then I’m good to go!

I gotta say… I’m obsessed with all the It Cosmetics brushes that I own. I love them all so much! I highly suggest, at least, going to check them out at Ulta!

What’s your everyday makeup routine?

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You Four-Piece Customer Favorites Collection!– June QVC Today’s Special Value!

Disclaimer: these items were sent to me for review

QVC has another IT Cosmetics Today’s Special Value coming tomorrow! And I happen to have it here! Warning: Picture heavy.

ITallaboutyou ITallaboutyou1 copySo here you have the It’s All About You 4 Piece Customer Favorites Collection! The set includes: the Naturally Pretty Face Palette, Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, Celebration Foundation SPF 50 and Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush.

I got the set in fair, so I’m going to assume they are going to be offering a range of shades.

ITallaboutyou2 ITallaboutyou3 ITallaboutyou4ITallaboutyou12This is the Celebration Foundation SPF 50 in Fair. It is a powder foundation, which I haven’t used in a very long time, since I decided that I have dry skin. But I was pleasantly surprised with this one! It doesn’t look cakey or too powdery. I used it with the Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush (that came with the set) and applied in a circular motion. It has lighter coverage, but is definitely buildable. It even has SPF 50, which is awesome! Especially with a powder foundation.

ITallaboutyou5 ITallaboutyou6 ITallaboutyou11This is the Naturally Pretty Face Palette. Here you have the Vitality Matte Bronzer in Warmth, the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi, Hello Light Creme in Radiance and Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent. These swatches have 2-3 layers of product to show the color better. The blush is the most pigmented so a little will go a long way. I am loving the bronzer! It gives me the perfect amount of color to warm up my very pale face. The Hello Light Creme is also very nice, I really like it along my cheekbones and under my eyebrows. Keep in mind that it is a creme, and so it is easier to use with your finger, as you don’t pick up much product with a brush. The Pressed Powder is also great, I used it on top of the Bye Bye Under Eye and over my MAC Pro Longwear concealer. It sets makeup really nicely, gets rid of any unwanted shine, and best of all.. doesn’t get cakey!

ITallaboutyou7 ITallaboutyou14The Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, which you may have seen in my Current Makeup Favorites post. I’ve been really liking the medium for my dark circles and was exciting to try the fair! A tiny bit goes a very long way with this product. It’s very thick, so I like to apply it with my fingers opposed to a brush because I can warm up the product and it seems to spread and blend better that way. You can warm up the product then use a brush to blend as well.

ITallaboutyou8 ITallaboutyou9 ITallaboutyou10Let me just start by saying that I love the IT Cosmetics brushes, they are my new favorites, and I use them every day without fail. This is the Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush. It has two sides, the larger side and smaller side. Both are very fluffy and soft, and not too dense so they don’t soak up product. You can use both sides for foundation and concealer. I really enjoyed the larger side with the Celebration Foundation, it easily buffed the product in and gave a pretty flawless finish. I tried the smaller side with both the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer and my usual MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I liked it a little bit better with the Pro Longwear because it is more liquidy and easier to spread with the brush.

Overall, I love this set! No wonder these products are customer favorites! If you like face palettes, or just want to try something new.. this is for you! These are all products that you can, and definitely will, use every day.

I can’t disclose the actual price, but I can say that is is retailed at $150 but will cost less them $60! That is a fantastic price and totally worth it. So get ready, because the special pricing is going live on QVC tomorrow at 8am! You don’t want to miss out!

Current Makeup Favorites!

I’ve been using some new makeup/ makeup tools recently, so I thought I’d share my current makeup faves with you!

First up, the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe No-Tug Dual Eyeshadow brush!

I tested this brush a little while ago and it quickly became my go-to eyeshadow brush. I don’t use the smudger side much, but I love the fluffy all over side. It’s super soft and distributes the eyeshadow beautifully. I use it all over the lid and also as a crease brush! For the crease, I just use the very top of the brush, as opposed to the side for my lid.

To go along with my new favorite eyeshadow brush, I brought out an old favorite eyeshadow palette!

604214396906_nakedbasicsAh, Naked Basics. I was using a few other palettes before I came back to this one. It’s perfect for day-time and work, which is what I use it for.

Next is eyeliner! I’ve wanted to try this one for a while, and I finally bought it during the Sephora sale.

31v57UbaRBLIt’s Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper! I looooove this! I’m so glad that I got it. It has a brush tip, is nice and pigmented and super easy to handle. You can make a thin line or thick line no problem.

Still staying on the eye theme…

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer! I got a sample of this with my order during their sale and wow, I love it. I have Benefit Erase Paste, but I think I like this even better. It’s creamier and doesn’t crease as much on me. It makes me look a little bit more alive in the morning lol

Switching gears a little bit…

553I’ve loved Tarte Rainforest After Dark literally from the first second that I saw the packaging. It’s my favorite fall palette, but recently I’m loving the bronzer! It’s Park Avenue Princess and I use it every single day for a light all over bronze and slight contour. It’s beautiful, blends fantastically and doesn’t overwhelm my super paleness.

And last but not leas, I’ve rediscovered e.l.f. HD Powder!

83333_900px_A_100011I have it in translucent and I’ve had it for a while but haven’t used it much. The primer I’s using (Dermablend ) leaves me a little shiner than I like, so I decided to give the HD Powder a go, and it’s fantastic. I use it lightly on my forehead, nose an under eyes to remove shine and set my makeup. I love that it isn’t heavy on the skin, doesn’t leave me cakey and actually makes my pores look smaller!

Well, that’s all I have for you… for now! lol what are your current makeup faves?

Oh oh! I almost forgot… I’m going to Disney World! I’m flying out tonight to celebrate my big 2-5 this Friday! Don’t worry, I’ve scheduled some posts for you guys!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection– March QVC Today’s Special Value

I’ve got something exciting for you all today! It’s QVC’s March 27th Today’s Special Value… IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin collection! Warning: very picture heavy

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review

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So here we have the whole collection. It includes: Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination (that’s a mouthful lol), Live, Love, Laugh Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc, Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush, Luxe High Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio in Pretty in Spring and the No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush.

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“Experience your cult-favorite multi-tasking beauty miracle, now in an illuminating formula that gives you the appearance of a lit-from-within glow. It’s full coverage foundation, SPF 50 + UVA/UVB sunscreen, brightening color corrector, anti-aging serum, pore-minimizing primer, dark spot corrector and moisturizing day cream all in one step!”

First and foremost, I LOVE that it has a pump! It makes everything way less messy and is much better for storage.

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I’m not sure if you’ll be able to choose colors with this kit, so be aware of that.

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itradiantskin19This is the Live, Love, Laugh Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc. Here is a little about it:

“Discover your most radiant, youthful look with this anti-aging powerhouse! It includes a matte bronzer, illuminating powder and blush stain, formulated with anti-aging, skin-loving ingredients and talc-free, high-performance pigments.”

This is your quintessential face palette.. if that’s the correct term. It has your bronzer, blush and highlight, all very smooth and easy to blend. The bronzer is matte, but pretty light. I’m pretty pale, and it gives me just a touch of color, a light overall bronze. The highlight is really nice, it’s a golden shade and gives a nice glow. It’s not super shiny or overwhelming. The blush is the most pigmented of the bunch. It’s super bright, but is easily blended and diffused. You just need a little bit to pack a punch. I feel like the highlight and blush would work on a variety of skin tones.

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itradiantskin18This is the Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Trio in Pretty in Spring. This is a new product, here is more about it:

“Give your eyelids the naturally pretty, anti-aging, skin-loving shades they deserve! This eyeshadow trio is packed with high-performance pigments and anti-aging ingredients that help blur away the look of imperfections. The trio includes three new spring-inspired shades.”

Not only do you get three shades, you get a secret compartment with a mirror and two of those foam makeup applicators! I thought that was great. As for the shades, I think they’re great for a no-makeup makeup look. They’re very toned down and neutral. They’re pigmented, but the colors are so neutral that sometimes it looks like you have none of it on.. which might be the point. The way I’ve used them is the middle shade all over the lid, the darkest in the crease and the lightest as a highlight. I’ve also used the lightest shade all over the lid, with a mix of the two other shades in the crease.

The lightest shade might be my favorite here because it’s nice and glowy and shimmery without being glittery. All the shades are very buttery and go on super smooth. I did find that it creased after a while, and by a while I mean a while. I think it was about 16 hours, mind you, I did not wear primer underneath. I also found the the eyeshadow compartment a little hard to open, it might be because my nails are long though.

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Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush (new)

“Get your most radiant look with the stroke of a brush! This ultra-luxe, domed brush is designed for flawless application of your bronzing, illuminating and blush shades.”

This brush is massive! It has a super long handle, you can see how long it is in the first picture. The brush itself is big and really fluffy but not very dense. It’s a great all over face brush, I did try it with all the products in the Vitality Face Disc. I found that it did a nice job with overall bronzing and blush, since it is big and fluffy, it diffuses the color nicely. It even worked well to highlight. But because the brush isn’t too dense, it isn’t ideal for contour. You can get a light contour, if that’s what you’re after.

No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush

“Give your eyelids an airbrush finish! This cutting-edge, dual-ended eyeshadow brush applied shades flawlessly without tugging on the delicate skin of your eyelids.”

The all-over side is fluffy, but not too dense, so it’s great for diffusing color and blending. The smudge side is shorter, thinner, and denser.

I tried this brush a few ways… the first day that I used it, I used the smudge side for all over eyeshadow and used the all-over side for my crease. The smudger, did the job but I found it too thin and short for that. On the second day, I used the all-over brush for my lid color and my crease, and used the smudger to… smudge! It definitely did better with that, but I think it’s a little wide and I wish the edges were a little more rounded, it’s a little bit too square for my taste. The all-over brush is fantastic. You can use the side to swipe color all over your lids, then use the top for crease/blending.

I also love that the brushes have matte handles to match the rest of the packaging. It’s not only pretty, it helps with grip too.

Overall, I think this collection is great, it has everything you need for an everyday look. I also love the packaging of everything! If you like that no-makeup makeup look or are new to makeup, this is something you should really check out.

I haven’t been told the actual price, but I know the range and for everything that you get, it’s super affordable. Make sure to tune in to QVC on Friday, March 27th at midnight, 9 am, 2pm and 9pm or visit QVC.com starting midnight Friday, March 27th!