IT Cosmetics It’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless-Looking Skin Collection! – July 2017 QVC Today’s Special Value!

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It’s QVC TSV time! Here we have the three piece It’s Your 30 Seconds To Flawless- Looking Skin Collection!

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This collection comes with two, yes, you heard me.. two Supersize Celebration Foundations and Heavenly Luxe Angled Buffing Foundation Brush!

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The Celebration Foundation is formulated with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum sunscreen, along with anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, peptides and antioxidants.

The shade I received is Light. I’m a fair in IT Cosmetics products, so this color was too dark for me. I have used the Fair before, and i know that the coverage s relaly good for a powder foundation. It’s a medium coverage, but it’s buildable and it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…. IT Cosmetics brushes are my all time favorite. Love them. I literally haven’t tried one that I haven’t liked.

If you like the Celebration Foundation, it’s time to stock up! You can even keep one for yourself and gift the other!

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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 All About You Customer Favorites Collection!– March QVC Today’s Special Value!

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IT Cosmetics is the QVC Today’s Special Value! This is the It’s All About You Customer Favorites Collection!

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The entire collection, here we have: Supersize CC+ Illumination with SPF 50+, Superhero mascara, Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush and Je Ne Sais Quoi in Rose

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Supersize CC+ Illumination with SPF 50+. I’ve been using the CC+ Illumination for a while now, it’s one of my go-tos for foundation. It has lighter coverage, but you can build it up. It uses Drops of Light Technology for that radiance and glow, hence being called Illumination. It’s on the thicker side, but blends out very nicely and leaves you with a dewey almost shimery finish from the Drops of Light. You can really only see the slight shimmer up close or when it starts to fade.

The best part is… it has a pump!

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The all-time favorite Superhero mascara. I’ve gifted this to 4 people, and all 4 of them have given it rave reviews. It actually is that good.

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Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush. I love all IT Cosmetics brushes! It’s not secret and it’s without fail, they make amazing brushes. This brush is smaller, it’s very fluffy and not very dense. I actually have an older version of this brush that’s bigger in circumference and denser.

I did test it out with the CC+ Illumination, what I like to do is dot the product all over my face then blend with the brush. Since the CC+ is a bit on the thicker side, I find that it is better to dot the product before using a small, fluffy brush like this one. Since this brush is so fluffy, you do need to buff for quite a while to get the product to sink in. I also think the brush is a bit too small for it’s purpose, but it does do the job. I can definitely see this brush being great for other makeup as well, like blush of bronzer.

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Je Ne Sais Quoi hydrating lip treatment in Rose! I love the Je Ne Sais Quoi in Your Perfect Pink, I use it every day. So I was so excited to see a new shade! I tried it out as soon as I was finished taking pictures lol. I love the logo imprint on the top! The bullet itself is magnetic, just like the other one, which is fantastic… you can just through it in your purse and you don’t need to worry about it opening and getting ruined. As for the shade, you definitely get a hint of a rosey tint. It’s very natural, but I can see a slight difference from my normal lip color. It’s one of those your-lips-but-better products.

All in all, another great QVC TSV from IT Cosmetics. A really nice intro to their products if you haven’t tried them before, or if you just need a refill on some favorite products!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact Swatches and Review!

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You may have seen the Confidence in a Compact in my last IT Cosmetics QVC TSV post, today I have the entire range of shades!

There are 7 different shades. I believe other foundations and concealers only had 4-5 shades, so they are extending their range!

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This is the inside of Fair, they all look the same so I only took a picture of one in the pan. They are a solid serum formula so they are solid at first but as you swirl your brush (or your finger) the product softens and almost melts into a spreadable foundation.

From left to right: Medium Tan, Medium, Light and Fair

You can obviously tell that Fair is the lightest shade in the bunch, it is significantly lighter than Light. Light and Medium are fairly close, they just have slightly different undertones. Medium looks like it has more of a pink undertone to me. Medium Tan is a pretty accurate color description.

From left to right: Deep, Rich and Tan

Tan is similar to Medium Tan, maybe even a tad lighter. Rich is darker than both Tan and Medium Tan. Finally, there’s Deep, the darkest shade in the range. I actually found it to have a wetter texture than all the other shades, you can kind of see it in the picture, it’s much shinier. I’m not sure if that was just the compact I received, or if the texture is just different for that one.

When I first used this foundation, I’ll be honest, I was not a fan. I used different brushes, primers and techniques and it just was not working for me. Then I realized that the issue was my moisturizer (hence my First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Review came out before this one). After switching moisturizers and coming back to this product… I love it. I’ve been using Fair for about 2-3 weeks now and it’s great. The coverage is light but it’s buildable. One great thing, probably my favorite part, is that is an amazing job with my pores! My pores have been driving me crazy, and when I use this, they totally disappear. I’ve found that this foundation lasts without any caking, drying or flaking and it doesn’t budge.

I like to apply it with my finger and then buff it in with a brush. I feel like I lose less product that way and my finger warms it up, which helps with the buffing. Also, I make sure that my face is super moisturized! When my face was dry, it just sat on top of my skin and wouldn’t spread or buff properly at all. Now that I have the right moisturizer, I really like this foundation and I’ll definitely continue using it!

 

 

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 Friends and Family Sale!

The IT Cosmetics Friends and Family sale starts today!

Woohoo! 25% off any order of $30 or more and free shipping! Use code ITFRIENDS.

Some of my suggestions are:

  • Any brush ( I love every brush I’ve tried)
  • You Sculpted palette
  • Bye Bye Pores Primer
  • No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer
  • Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm
  • Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer
  • Superhero Mascara
  • Sunshine in a Compact

This is a great time to stock up on new makeup for the winter or gifts for the holidays! This sale ends 11/5 so hurry!

Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks Swatches and Review!

This purchase was a very long time coming!

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Left to right: Midi, Creeper, Maneater, Hutch and Alyssa

I decided to get 2 of the Ultra Mattes, that is what they are known for. I also got 2 Ultra Satins and I HAD to get an Ultra Metallic! So I have a nice mix.

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I love them.

  • Midi is an Ultra Matte, it’s a soft neutral beige
  • Creeper is an Ultra Matte, it’s a classic blue red
  • Maneater is an Ultra Metallic, it’s a rose gold-ish neutral
  • Hutch is an Ultra Satin, it’s a blackened blackberry/raspberry color
  • Alyssa is an Ultra Satin, it’s a neutral, dusty pink. On me, this was a your-lips-but-better color.

The first question probably is ‘what is the difference between the mattes and satins?’…. honestly, the finish is pretty similar to me. The satin is supposed to be more of a velvety finish, it was a bit softer than the matte, but nothing crazy different. The mattes do dry a lot faster than the satin, it’s almost instant.

The metallic is also matte, but it stays metallic and shiny and amazing!

I’ve worn both Midi and Alyssa out, I found them both to last well. I did eat on both occasions and I did end up wiping most of it off lol, but I didn’t see a lot of product coming off when I was drinking.

They were both comfortable to wear, not too drying. Midi, being a matte, was definitely a bit more drying than Alyssa, a satin. If you’re sensitive to dryness, I would go with the satins.

Overall, I’m really happy with all of these and I cannot wait to wear them! Especially Hutch and Meaneater! All the colors are pigmented and lovely, and at $6 a piece you really cannot go wrong!

Have you tried Colourpop? What are your favorite shades?

IT Cosmetics Sephora Exclusive Your Bye Bye Collection!

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IT Cosmetics  launched in Sephora! In celebration, I have the new, Sephora-exclusive IT Your Bye Bye Collection set!

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The box, it’s massive!

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Inside, everything tucked into it’s place.

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This is a whopping 11 piece collection! It’s filled with old favorites and some new products that will probably make it onto your favorites list as well.

Products that I already love:

  • Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination: I use this every day for my under eye area and really anywhere else I need some extra coverage. I use light normally, and sometimes medium as a color corrector for dark circles. This set comes with all four shades: Light, Medium, Tan and Deep.
  • Bye Bye Makeup: This is a makeup removing balm and it’s amazing! I love it. It removes makeup, cleanses and leaves your skin feeling clean and moisturized.
  • Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment: This is like a lip balm, it’s super moisturizing. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately.
  • CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush: This is a fluffy brush, I find it really great to use with liquid foundations to buff and blend. You can also use it for powder foundation or setting powder.

Some new products in this set:

  • Bye Bye Pores Primer: I’ve been using this since I got it and I love it! It really shrinks your pores and gives you a nice base to apply all your makeup. I could wear it on it’s own, honestly… it’s that good. It also smells just slightly coconut-y, which is nice.
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream: Also started using this when I got it. I use it in the morning to help de-puff, because I have a lot of puff in the morning. No drastic results yet, but I’m going to keep using it. Honorable mention: it’s blue!
  • Bye Bye Lines Serum: I haven’t used this yet, but it’s an anti-aging concentrate that is supposed to deliver 10 power results in just 10 days- reduce the appearance of ine lines and wrinkles, improve the tone, texture, firmness, elasticity and suppleness, along with moisturizing and brightening skin.
  • Anti-Aging Armour: I haven’t used this yet either, but it’s your key to complexion perfection and skin protection in one step. It has color correcting pigment and  SPF 50+ to protect from UVA and UVB rays. It will even moisturize!

Phew! That’s a lot of products! If you’re in Sephora make sure to check out It Cosmetics and look for this set!

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!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Tilt!

If you read my Summer Wish List post, you’ll know that I’m super excited for the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks to come out! But one thing I forgot to mention is that all Revolution lipsticks are now 50% off everywhere! So, I obviously had to go and look.

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Tilt is one of the Vice lipsticks that I was itching to buy, so I was super excited to see that the Revolution version wasn’t sold out because I grabbed it for $11!

Tilt is a corally color, matte finish. It’s very comfortable on the lips, I don’t find it too drying and it lasts very well.

I highly suggest going to your Ultas and Sephoras and anywhere else that sells Urban Decay, check out what’s left and grab what you can at the discount. I’m still really excited about the Vice launch and I’ll probably be picking up at least two lol

Oh and happy June!