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 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 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 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!

IT Cosmetics Goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

New from IT Cosmetics, and limited-edition for breast cancer awareness month… this is the Love Beauty Fully™ Love is the Foundation Brush!

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From IT:

“A must-have for every IT Girl’s brush collection, this ultra-chic foundation brush features a weighted, streamlined handle and unique heart-shaped head with densely packed, award winning Heavenly Luxe™ synthetic hair for effortless, streak-free application of your favorite liquid, cream and powder foundations. Custom designed for precision control, it does the work for you and gives you flawless, airbrushed results every time!”

Some of the benefits:

  • Limited-edition brush for Breast Cancer Awareness Month supports
    Look Good Feel Better®
  • Densely packed, heart-shaped head & streamlined, weighted
    handle for effortless application
  • Signature award-winning Heavenly Luxe™ synthetic hair for flawless,
    airbrushed results
  • Pairs perfectly with your favorite liquid, cream & powder foundations

I haven’t tried this brush, but I haven’t met an IT brush that I haven’t like! All their brushes are amazing, I always suggest them to anyone looking for new makeup brushes.

Another great thing about this brush is that for every brush sold, IT will donate one to the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better® program to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. That is amazing!

With the holidays coming up, this would also be the perfect gift for the makeup and brush lovers in your life as well, so go check it out!

 

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!

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?

Crown Brush HD Set with Mirror and Tweezer Review!

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review
I’ve been dying to try Crown Brush for a while now, I’ve heard awesome things, so when I got the chance to do this review I jumped on it. 
 
Inside is a mirror, tweezers and six brushes.
 
 
 
So, let’s start with the mirror and tweezers… it’s actually a really good mirror, just make sure to take off the film (I didn’t realize that there was film on it when I first opened it up lol). The tweezers are great! They have a nice pointy tip so you can grab those little stubborn hairs. They’re pretty sharp too, so just make sure to be careful.
On to the brushes…as I said you get six, super soft brushes. The chisel shadow brush is a little bigger and less dense than my usual ELF shadow brush. It’s great for packing on shadow, and you can also use it to blend a little bit. The crease blender is your typical blender shape, it does a really nice job in the crease. I did find when picking up shadows it does make a little bit of a mess though. The detail liner is shorter than I expected it to be, but I’m loving it. I’ve been using it with my gel liner and it gives you really great control. The deluxe contour is exactly that! It’s much smaller than the contour brush I have, kind of like a mini kabuki. You can get a very sharp contour with this brush. The tapered blush brush is perfect in my eyes. The size and shape are perfect for picking up just the right amount of color and placing it in the exact spot you want it. The pro powder brush is great for applying finishing powder or blending things like bronzer.
I’ve been using this set for basically all of my makeup looks recently and I’m loving it. I can see this becoming my go-to. It literally has everything you could want for a full makeup look. It’s also perfect for travel! I can’t wait to take this on my next trip.
This kit comes in three colors: the blue and white, an orange and a purple. If you want to check them out, visit the website! Oh and remember… they’re vegan!
Until next time,
The Wicked