IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Most Beautiful Skin! Life-Changing Skincare Collection – May 2018 QVC Today’s Special Value!

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Ready for another It Cosmetics QVC TVS?
This is the Your Most Beautiful Skin! Life-Changing Skincare Collection.

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So, this is actually a four piece collection, I received the above two products:

Bye Bye Lines Serum

This serum is formulated with peptides, caviar extract, sea water, hydrolyzed collagen and algae.

Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

This eye cream helps hydrate and brighten. It has a blue tint that goes on clear and the formula is infused with caffeine, vitamin C, collagen and peptides.

I’ve used this eye cream before, and I really liked it. It definitely hydrated and reduced my under eye puffiness.

The two products I didn’t receive:

Bye Bye Foundation with SPF 50+

This is the first ever full coverage moisturizer from It. It is infused with full coverage pigments and SPF 50+ suncreen, and formulated to give you weightless, natural coverage that moves with your skin.

I’m a big fan of the Bye Bye Lines foundation, which is my current everyday foundation. If this is anything like Bye Bye Lines, it’s a win.

Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush No. 22

This brush has a triangle shaped head, to help reach every corner of your face.

As always, I love any set that comes with an It Cosmetics brush. You can never go wrong with a brush from It.

This set is going live tomorrow, 5/18 at 10pm EST… but! It’s on presale now! Go over to QVC to check it out!

 

IT Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! Skincare Collection- January QVC Today’s Special Value!

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IT Cosmetics is back on QVC as the TSV today! This is the New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! Skincare Collection!

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All the pretties!

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Confidence in a Cream™ is a moisturizer that I have reviewed before. It can be used as your a.m. and p.m. moisturizer and utilizes cutting-edge, anti-aging technology to deeply hydrate while reducing the look of lines, wrinkles and pores.

Unfortunately, some ingredient in there does not settle well with my skin and I always have a reaction to it. On the other hand, my mother loves it! She uses it at least once a day, and it has become her favorite travel moisturizer. Even though I can’t use it, I still have to say that I love the packaging. It looks and feels like very high end skin care.

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This is the new Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+, which is a foundation. I’m thoroughly obsessed with the packaging! I love the compact. As for the product itself, it’s very interesting. It’s a solid serum foundation, and softens as your swirl your brush in it. You do need to put a bit of pressure on the brush as you swirl to make sure that the foundation softens enough for you to pick up product.

I found this to be a bit cakey for me, it kind of sat on top or my skin, so I actually tried this with a few different IT Heavenly Skin brushes. The first brush that I tried was the one that came in this set, it picked up the product nicely but wasn’t that great for buffing it in. I then switched to the Heavenly Skin CC+ brush, which worked a lot better as it is denser.

Overall, I’m on the fence about this. If you have oilier skin, I can see it working well for you. I have drier skin, especially in the winter, and buffing in this foundation is a bit of a chore for me.

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This is the new Heavenly Skin™ Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush. This is a smaller, angled brush. Just like all IT brushes it’s super soft and feels really nice on your face. However, this brush is not very dense. As I stated above, I tried it with the Confidence in a Compact and didn’t like it very much. This brush picks up a good amount product, and I can spread it all over my face, but when it comes to buffing… it doesn’t do the job. I think that’s because it’s just not dense enough. A lot of  the product stills stays on the brush and all the while, sits on top of my skin instead of getting buffed into it, if it were more kabuki style, I think it would work better. As is, I’d say this brush would work better with a liquid foundation.

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Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream is an anti-aging, moisturizing eye cream that helps brighten the look of dark circles and visibly smooth the appearance of dry lines. It is blue! I love that haha.

You know that I love Bye Bye Under Eye concealer, so I was excited about the eye cream as well. I have dark circles and I wake up with pretty puffy under eyes. I’ve been using this in the morning before I moisturize, and I have to say… I like it! It definitely helps decrease the puffiness and I’ve actually found myself using under eye concealer less and less. The one thing that would make it even better, would be if it had a cooling effect when you applied it.

Overall, this is a good skincare kit, especially as an intro to IT Cosmetics if you’ve never tried them out. I’m a big fan of IT skin care, makeup and brushes, I use their products and brushes every single day (their brushes are the bomb-dot-com). Although some didn’t work so well me, doesn’t mean they won’t work for you! You’ll never know until you try! So, make sure to check out this kit and other IT Cosmetics products on QVC today!

IT Cosmetics Brush Sets for Holiday 2016!

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It’s that time! The holiday sets are making their appearances!

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The two sets for this holiday season are the City Chic 5 piece set and the All That Glitters 5 piece set.

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All That Glitters comes in a silver glitter envelope carrying case. It’s not loose glitter so it won’t be getting everywhere! The City Chic is a bronzy and silver clutch, with zipper and tassle.

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The City Chic brush set. The handles of the brushes are a really cool bronzy/rose gold to clear gradient. They’re really nice quality, super soft and lovely. The brushes in the set include (from right to left): chic powder brush, chic blush brush, chic foundation brush, chic eyeshadow brush and chic crease brush.

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The All That Glitters brushes do just that… the handles are silver glitter, just like the outside of the case. Again, it’s not loose glitter so it won’t get all over you when you apply makeup, the handles are actually smooth. They are great quality, super soft, like all IT Cosmetics brushes. In this set you get (from right to left): brilliant powder brush, radiant foundation brush, stunning eyeshadow brush, luminous concealer brush and dazzling liner/brow brush.

I love these sets! I think they are great options if you have makeup/brush lovers to get gifts for. They are super pretty and festive, and the cases are great. You could even use the City Chic case as a clutch!

All That Glitters retails for $58, City Chic for $68. I haven’t seen them online set, so I’m not sure when they’ll be out, but keep an eye out for them!

Artis Brush Oval 8 Review!

If you frequent beauty accounts on Instagram, you’ve probably seen these weird oval shaped brushes. I had to see what all the hype was about so I got myself one! I chose the Artis Oval 8.

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The box, it’s like the box you get when you get a new iPhone lol

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Brush in the box. There’s definitely a lot more here than your average brush packaging.

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The entire brush. The handle is very comfortable, and it actually has a bit of bend to it. So when you use it, it bends a bit with the contours of your face for better application.

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Side view of the brush, you can see that its pretty flat.

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The brush head. It’s very densely packed, which helps it the brush distribute product without it sinking into the brush.

I’ve been using this with a few different liquid foundations. I’ve used it with the It Cosmetics CC Cream and Illumination CC Cream and Urban Decay Naked Skin. I find this brush is the perfect size for foundation. I dot the foundation all over my face then blend it out with circular motions. You aren’t supposed to lift the brush too much, so I just move it all around my face until everything is blended. Once it’s all blended out, I find little to no product left on the brush.

I also use it for my under eye concealer after foundation. When I use this brush to blend out my concealer, it blends so nicely and stays so well that I don’t find the need to use setting powder.

I’ve even used it to blend out bronzer and contour, and I really like it for that as well. Blends seamlessly and hardly anything is left on the brush.

I also bought the Artis brush cleanser, and oh my god, it’s amazing!

Overall, I’m loving this brush and I cannot wait to get more of them!

IT Cosmetics It’s Your Customer Favorites 4-Piece Collection – 5 Piece Collection!– June QVC Today’s Special Value!

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It’s that time! IT Cosmetics is the Today’s Special Value on QVC today! Here is the It’s Your Customer Favorites 4-Piece Collection! Warning: picture heavy.

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All the pretties!

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Unboxed!

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This is the new supersize CC+ Illumination Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+. This is formulated with Drops of Light Technology, and is your anti-aging serum, moisturizing day crea. skin-perfecting primer, skin brightening serum, color corrector, full coverage foundation and SPF 50+ all wrapped up into one. And that’s a mouthful!

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It has a pump! That might just be one of my favorite parts.

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So, the consistency is pretty thick, very reminiscent to a full coverage foundation. If you compare it to the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, it is definitely thicker. To apply, I found it easiest to dot it around my face, then blend with a beauty blender or the new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting brush. It blends out nicely and very evenly. The coverage is medium but can be layered for full coverage. I use a little less than one pump for my entire face.

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Just so you can see those Drops of Light Technology…. it’s shimmer! You can’t really see it when you first apply, you just look dewy, but as it comes off throughout the day, the shimmer becomes more apparent.

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This is the new Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Lip Color Wakening Lip Treatment. It’s a hydrating lip treatment that contains essential butters and oils.

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It looks like it has a pink tint, but it’s clear like a lip balm. Something interesting about it…it smells like perfume! It goes on just like a balm, it’s hydrating but I don’t see any color payoff. One of my favorite parts is that the cap is magnetic! No worrying about this opening up in your purse! But a downside that I found was when applying, if you press too hard, it slides back into the tube. Not sure if it’s just the tube that I received though.

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This is Tightline 3-In-1 Black Primer-Eyeliner-Mascara… as the name states, it’s your primer, eyeliner and mascara all in one!

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The wand is super small, and that is so you can get it super close to the roots of your lashes, which lays pigment and ‘lines’ your top lash line. I really like this as a primer for other mascaras. I use this to lengthen my lashes, which it does really well, and it lines my lashes, then I top it with a volumizing mascara.

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This is the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting brush, it’s super soft, it’s not super dense but it is packed with bristles.

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Here is a comparison of the Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder brush (left) and the  new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting brush (right). You can see that the Pores Powder brush is rounder, more domed and denser. The Skin Perfecting brush is fluffier and a bit flatter.

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Size-wise the Pores Powder brush is just bigger overall.

I tried both with the CC+ Cream and found that the Skin Perfecting brush did work better with the liquid.

Overall, this is a great collection, I can totally see why these are customer favorites! You can find this set on QVC today, with special pricing! Go and check it out, these might become your new favorites too!

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 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!

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

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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!