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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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 Naturally Pretty Essentials Eyeshadow Palette Swatches and Review!

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More spring makeup from IT Cosmetics! If this doesn’t get you in the mood for spring, I don’t know what will.

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The box.

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The packaging. It’s so cute! I love the blush color and the rose gold lettering. The cover is also pillowy, and it’s small enough to be perfect for travel.

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The inside is also that rose gold, and the shade names are underneath in black. They are a little hard to see because of the reflective packaging, so here they are:

Top row:

  • Imagine
  • Wonder
  • Dream

Bottom row:

  • Passion
  • Intrigue
  • Allure

And the highlighter is called Transforming Hello Light.

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Left to right:

  • Imagine- matte light cream
  • Wonder- matte cream
  • Dream- matte light nude blush

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Left to right:

  • Passion- matte light brown
  • Intrigue- matte medium brown
  • Allure- matte blue-black
  • Transforming Hello Light- shimmery pearl

I apologize if the colors are hard to see, I’m pretty pale and most of the shades are light, so they tend to blend into my skin.

My shade descriptions are different than the ones on the IT Cosmetics website, because I call them how I see them.

These shadows are super soft, easy to apply and blend. They’re light but nicely pigmented. For a neutral palette, I think the colors are actually pretty interesting, especially Dream and Allure. This palette is perfect for everyday and the shades can easily go from day to night. The highlighter is beautiful! It’s not sparkly, but has the perfect amount of shimmer.

I’ve been using this palette every day since I got it, I think it’s great for work. I’ve been using either Wonder or Dream on the lid with a combo of Passion and Intrigue in the crease. I’ve used both Imagine and Transforming Hello light as an eyebrow highlight.

Overall, I’m really enjoying this palette! I was ready for something new for spring, so this was exactly what I needed. If you’re in the market for a new matte/neutral palette, definitely check this one out. It’s available on the IT Cosmetics website and retails for $28.

What’s your favorite spring makeup?

 

 

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.

itradientskin7 itradientskin8This is the CC+ cream, it’s a new product, here is a little more about it:

“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.

itradientskin9itradientskin10itradiantskin14 itradiantskin13Wanted to give you guys a good overview of what the brushes look like, here is more about them:

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!