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 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 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 Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara Swatches and Review!

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review

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The tube is a skinny hourglass-ish shape, if there’s another name for this shape, let me know lol

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The wand is pretty dense, not too big or too small. Definitely smaller than some of those massive wands on the market today.

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The color I received is Super Black, and it lives up to it’s name.

Here’s what IT has to say about it:

“Our proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening and ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color, for your strongest, longest, thickest and most defined lashes. The super buildable formula puts lash power at your fingertips; simply apply more coats to add volume and length to lashes.”

It’s infused with lash-lifting polymers, collagen, biotin, proteins and peptides.

So, I found that it gave my lashes crazy length! One coat and woah. I was not expecting that kind of length. It added some volume with one coat, but the more coats you apply, the more volume you’ll get. I did notice that it left little clumps on my lashes, then I’d add another coat to get rid of the clumps, which mostly worked. It doesn’t lump your lashes together though, which is a very good thing.

I found the color to be very black, and it lasts beautifully. No flaking off, and it was very easy to remove with a makeup wipe. I had it on for about 16 hours the first day I tried it, and not one flake!

Overall, if you’re looking for a lengthening mascara, this is for you! I was very impressed with all the length I got. I really like this mascara and will definitely continue to use it!

And luckily… this product launches today 1/8 on QVC during the 11pm Friday Night Beauty segment! It’s going to be available exclusively on QVC until February, and then it will be available at Ulta, Ulta.com and itcosmetics.com!

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?

Current Favorites: Mascaras!

I was never a huge fan of mascara, weird, I know! But it’s true. I just started getting into wearing it since I’ve started actually doing my makeup and leaving my house every day. Here are my current faves (no particular order)!

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  • L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga
  • Diorshow Blackout
  • It Cosmetics Tightline
  • Urban Decay Supercurl
  • Benefit They’re Real

Is that too many? Can you have too many favorites? I don’t think so. I’ve been loving trying out new ways to layer these guys together. My two recent favorites are It Cosmetics with Diorshow or Benefit on top. Also really like to layer Supercurl with Miss Manga or Diorshow.

What are your current mascara faves?

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?

L’oreal Miss Manga Mascara Review!

You can thank the boyfriend for this one.. this was one of my birthday presents.

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First let’s talk about the wand. You can see that it’s a cone shape, thicker on the bottom and thinner at the top. I love this about it because you can get hard to reach lashes in closer to your inner corner very easily. You might also be able to tell that this is one of those bendy wands. I’ve never used one of these bendy wands… I didn’t even know that it was like this until I opened it up for the first time, but I don’t mind it. I actually don’t notice it bending or anything during application.

Formula on this is great in my opinion. It’s not thick or goopy, but it’s very black and gives you lots of length. It can clump a little though, but I usually just do another swipe to separate my lashes. It also sets quickly, so you don’t have to worry about it getting all over your face. It does give some volume, but if I want more volume I’ll apply a more volumizing mascara over top.

I have heard that some people have experienced flaking, I haven’t had any flaking so A+ for that. I also lasts a long time and comes off easily with a makeup wipe.

So all in all, this is my new go to mascara. Love it. Highly recommend it.