IT Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5 Piece Collection– May QVC Today’s Special Value!

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It’s time! Time for the IT Cosmetics May QVC Today’s Special Value!

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This is the IT Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Breakthrough collection!

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This is the Bye Bye Lines Serum. It has that orangey scent to it, like many of the other IT Cosmetics products. It’s super light on the skin, absorbs very quickly and makes your skin feel nice and smooth.

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This is one of my all-time favorite products! Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Cleansing Balm is amazing! It takes off all of your makeup, which leaving skin super soft and moisturized.

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This is another one of my personal favorites, I use it all the time. This is Bye Bye Under Eye concealer in light. I use this under my eyes to help conceal dark circles, but I also use it on other spots if I need it.

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Bye Bye Pores Illumination is a new product, it is supposed to give you that air-brushed, lit-from-within glow.

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You can see that is has a nice shine/glow to it. It’s so pretty, and will give you a nice, subtle, natural glow.

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And finally, we have the Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush. Another fantastic brush form IT Cosmetics. It’s super soft and feels nice on the skin. It’s a denser brush so it’s great for buffing in product.

Overall, another great set! I love these QVC TSVs from IT. They are such a great deal and a great way to try out the brand if you haven’t tried then before.

IT Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!– November QVC Today’s Special Value!

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It’s that time again! Time for the IT Cosmetics QVC Today’s Special Vale! For November, we have the It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More- 6 piece collection! Warning: picture heavy!

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Look at the rainbow holo letterting! So pretty.

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All the products in their packaging.

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Everything out of the packaging.

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This is the New Heavenly Skin Full-Coverage Foundation Brush. It has this awesome spiral brush head! So, this is a really nice fluffy brush, it’s not very dense though. I tried it with liquid foundation and I find that it much too fluffy, it soaks up a lot of product. For liquid I would prefer a denser brush. I also tried it with the Celebration Foundation Illumination, which is a powder and it worked beautifully! It blends really nicely and picks up a lot of products when you swirl it in powder. Be careful though, because you can get a lot of loose powder if you do too much swirling.

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Celebration Foundation Illumination. This is in he shade Fair, because I am very fair. I really like this powder foundation. It doesn’t sink into lines and it doesn’t look cakey. I have drier skin and this actually works really well for me. It has lighter coverage, but it’s buildable. I like using it with round fluffier brushes, or the new brush in this set.

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This is Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment. I’ve been using this forever, and I use it multiple times a day. I love it, it’s super hydrating and feels really nice on the lips. I also love that the cap is magnetic!

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Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. This is my mom’s favorite mascara. I gave her a tube and now she cannot live without it. It’s super black and really does make your lashes longer and thicker.

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Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. This is another family favorite, my grandma and I love it! It’s not too much and doesn’t look like you’ve used a pencil to fill in your browns. It’s very natural looking for any brow color. If you have lighter brows just use lighter strokes, if you have darker brows, use more pressure.

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Of course, you can’t have a superstars set without Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. This is another one that I use every day. It is my favorite concealer, I use it for my under eyes and basically anywhere else I need extra coverage. It’s great for all blemishes.

Overall, this is a great set. If you’re new to the brand, it has a great variety of products, all favorites. If you know any IT Cosmetics fans, this would make a great gift for the holidays!

This TSV is live right now! You can find it here, get it before it’s gone!

IT Cosmetics It’s Your Bye Bye Collection – 5 Piece Collection!– March QVC Today’s Special Value!

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own

It’s that time again… IT Cosmetics on QVC! It’s the Today Special Value… today! Warning: picture heavy!

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All the lovely products in their packing.

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Out of the packaging! Notice that the brush has a flat bottom, so you can just stand it up on any flat surface.

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A close up of the brush, this is the Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush. It’s domed, pretty dense and super soft.

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The Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm.This basically combines your makeup removal and cleansing process into one step. It has a texture similar to coconut oil. It looks like a solid, but as your hands warm it up it melts. So all you do is apply it to dry skin, rinse with warm water or wipe off with a soft cloth.

I’ve been using it since I received it, and I really like it. It removes makeup really well and after I rinse it off my face feels clean and not at all dry, like it does with some other cleansers. I’m not sure if it’s safe to use on eyes, so I’ve been avoiding the eye area just in case.

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Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder. This is a translucent powder, great for makeup setting. I’ve used it for setting concealer when I use powder foundation and for setting all my makeup with using liquid foundation. I absolutely love this. It does not cake and actually does help blur your pores.

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The bottom compartment of the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, here you’ll find a white makeup sponge.

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Bye Bye Pores Blush Airbrush Brightening Blush. This is a nice warm coral color, perfect if you don’t like super noticeable blushes. I’ve been applying just a little bit of it and I really like it. It adds just enough color.

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Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer in Light. If you follow this blog, you might already know how much I love the regular Bye Bye Under Eye concealer, but this one just took the number one spot on my list for under eyes.It’s very brightening and in the swatch and comparisons below you’ll see the differences between the two.

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Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination on the left and the Airbrush Brightening Blush on the right.

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Here, you can see that Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination is much brighter than the original Bye Bye Under Eye. It has more of a radiance about it.

This collection comes in 4 colors: Light (the one I received), Medium, Tan and Deep.

Overall, I think this collection is fantastic. I love every single product in it and it’s definitely worth checking out!

IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars- 6 Piece Collection!– November QVC Today’s Special Value!

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review

IT Cosmetics has another TSV on QVC tomorrow, November 20, 2015! Warning: picture heavy!

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This is the box it comes in, let me warn you… it’s a big box!

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All the beautiful products! You get a Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, Celebration Foundation Illumination, Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara, Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstck Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi, Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, and the new Heavenly Luxe Master Brush.

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Here is a close up of the Heavenly Luxe Master Brush. I LOVE this brush. You can use it for foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer or finishing powder. Just swirl your brush in the product and buff it into your skin! It’s absolutely amazing. It’s super soft and pretty dense, so it picks up a good amount of product and buffs beautifully. I’ve been using it with the Celebration Foundation but I’m definitely going to try it for bronzer too.

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Celebration Foundation Illumination. It comes with this snazzy little brush in the bottom compartment! I haven’t used the brush, it seems more like a contouring brush rather than a foundation brush.

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Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, one of my personal favorite and go to products.

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The Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil. This is a dual sided pencil, one side is the actual pencil and the other is the spooley brush. The product does twist up.

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Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi.This is supposed to be a balm, lipstick, lip stain and glossy finish all in one! It has a lot of great ingredients, including plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter and argan!

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Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara. This is a volumizing mascara, conditioning primer, lash-enhancing serum, lash tint and lash comber/curler all in one! You can see that the brush is pretty big in comparison to the whole wand. And I wanted you to see a close up of the brush in the bottom image. And I have to mention that the handle is soft and kind of squishy, very comfortable to hold.

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So here we have swatches of everything:

1. Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer in Fair. I love this concealer, it’s my go to concealer and I use it every day. It’s a great full coverage concealer and super easy to blend.

2. Celebration Foundation Illumination in Fair. Let me just say that I never liked powder foundation… until I tried Celebration Foundation from IT. This is super soft and blendable powder. It buffs in to your skin really nicely. This is a little different than the regular Celebration Foundation, it’s more brightening, I’ve done a comparison swatch below.

3. Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil. When I first tried the pencil, it was a little hard and I didn’t get much color payoff. I primed it a little on my hand until I got some color, then tried it on my brows. So test it on your hand before you try it on your brows.

I was skeptical on how universal the color of the pencil is, so I decided to try it on myself and on my mom! I have dark brows, the pencil worked great on me, and it actually worked really well on my mom too. If you have darker brows, you just use more pressure and the color is darker. If you have lighter brows, just use lighter pressure.

I’m also in love with the spooley! I use it to brush my brows before I use the pencil and then after to help blend.

4. Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara. From the swatch you can see that this mascara is black, sorry that it’s a little blurry. I found this mascara to be very lengthening and I did notice some extra volume. I’ve only used it holding the brush horizontally, but you can also use it vertically  (just the ball part) for added volume.

5. Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi. You might have seen this in an Instagram post I published last week. This was one of the first products I tried from this kit and I fell in love. It’s so moisturizing! It feels amazing on. It definitely gives the lips a nice glossy finish, and a super light tint of color, so it’s great for a neutral, every day lip.

Here are the foundation comparison swatches:

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The Celebration Foundation Illumination is a bit brighter than the regular Celebration Foundation. The latter is more matte, while the Illumination is definitely more radiant. I also found the Illumination is also a bit more powdery when you swirl your brush in it.

Overall, I think this set is amazing. Definitely chock full of superstar products. I highly suggest this set if you haven’t tried IT Cosmetics yet, or even if you have! It’s full of staples that I now use every day.

So this goes on sale on QVC at midnight, so the super early morning of November 20th. I don’t know the price offhand, but the TSV are always good deals.

What are your favorite IT products? Are you going to pick this up?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

My Work Day Makeup Staples!

Recently started  working full time in our office, prior to that I was blissfully working from home. Working from home didn’t call for makeup, just my couch. But now that I need to see people every day, I thought I’d share my work staples!

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This is basically the gist of my day to day makeup. So here are my work day makeup staples:

  • Matte neutral eyeshadow

My go-to for a while now has been the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I think it’s perfect for every day wear. It has a mostly matte, all neutral shades. I’ve also started using my Too Faced Candy Bar pop out palette as well-it has a lot of darker shades so I use it with Naked Basics. I love palettes that do double duty, so with both palettes I can use shadows to fill in my brows and as highlight colors. My usual routine though, is to use Naked Basics on my lid and crease, Candy Bar as my highlight and darker color on the lower lash line (and the bronzer!).

  • Liquid eyeliner

Some people can skip the liner, but I cannot. I’ve always had a soft spot for eyeliner. I love liquid liner for work because it’s just fast. I’ve tried using gel, but it usually takes up more time in the morning. My two picks recently have been the Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion and the L’oreal Telescopic liner in Carbon Black. Love these for different reasons: the Urban Decay has an awesome little brush, loving that way more than the felt tip lately. It has a glossier finish and sometimes needs a few layers to get it very black (might be because mine’s getting old though). When I don’t want a glossy finish, I grab the L’oreal. It’s matte and super black, it does have the felt tip but I deal with it.

  • Mascara

I’ll admit that sometimes I do forget mascara, but I’ve been really trying to remember! When I do I go for my L’oreal Volumious Miss Manga or my Urban Decay Supercurl (also love a Diorshow that I have but it’s not water proof and I have horrible allergies). I’ve been loving the Miss Manga every since I got it for my birthday and I just rediscovered my Supercurl. Sometimes I like to layer them as well.

  • Concealer

Probably the most important in my routine. As you can tell from the picture, I do not use foundation. I don’t even own any foundation. My skin is on the drier side and I don’t like layering a lot of stuff on it, it ends up caking up on me. So instead of using foundation or BB cream (which I do have), I just use concealer. My go-to is my MAC Pro Longwear. I love applying it with my Real Technique sponge. It has great coverage and I can spread thinner layers to avoid caking. Just as a note, I do use moisturizer and primer before I use concealer.

So those are my staples! As I said I do slightly bronze just to warm up my face, and I use the Chocolate Soleil bronzer that comes in the Candy Bar pop out palette. Sometimes If I decide to highlight I use theBalm’s Mary Lou-Manizer.

What are your go-to work products?