One of my top cosmetics lines for 2012 was IT Cosmetics. I have tested many, many items from this line, and I can honestly say that I have raves about every single product so far. They just know how to do everything right – their products are always unique without being too trendy, and they are of the highest quality at extremely affordable prices. The best-selling combo kit, It Cosmetics Vitality Glow Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer with Fan Brush ($35.92 at QVC.com), is yet another winner. It further reinforces my belief that IT is one of the best cosmetics lines in existence.
Bronzers can definitely help you look young and healthy, particularly in gloomier months when your skin naturally pales a bit. But matte bronzers can be tricky – without the slight glow that shimmer provides, matte colors can be muddy, making your skin look kind of dirty.
Not this case with this big guy! It Cosmetics Vitality Glow Antiaging Matte Bronzer is different from the typical bronzer in three ways.
1. It’s not just a bronzer, it’s also a skin treatment. It’s full of wonderful anti-aging ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, vitamins A, C, and E, grapeseed, green tea, silk, and aloe, so while it gives you the appearance of health, it’s also truly healing for your skin.
2. It’s huge. The bronzer compact is 0.57 oz (compare that to Mac’s Bronzer at 0.35 oz.). Buy this one and you will probably be set for years!
3. The texture is unbelievably silky, especially for a matte product. Matte bronzers tend to be a little chalky and difficult to blend, but this is really impressive.
One drawback is it only comes in one shade, which It Cosmetics says is ‘universal’, but I can’t imagine this would work on very pale or very dark skin. Another very slight complaint – I could not figure out why the word ‘Glow’ was in the name of this bronzer. It does make you look healthy, but there isn’t a glow from any sort of micro-shimmer. There is something called Drops of Light that It Cosmetics explains is ‘liquid crystals infused into light-reflecting pigments that act as a powerful delivery system for the infused actives, all while allowing skin to take on a more even tone and radiant, youthful look’. I think that is what they are referencing when it comes to the ‘Glow’ in the name, but it’s a little confusing.
The beautiful set available at QVC includes both the bronzer and the Heavenly Luxe Mega Fan Brush. Oh my, is this a wonderful brush!!
The brush is really a body brush, although you can use it on your face if you aren’t looking for exact placement. I use it to sweep bronzer over my cheeks, but then also on my neck, shoulders, and decolletage. I am amazed at what a difference it makes in bringing everything together and creating a healthy, warm look.
I could go on and on about how incredibly soft and silky the brush head is. This is a truly luxurious brush that you will be thrilled to have.
The combination of this huge, beautiful bronzer and big, fluffy brush for only $35.92 at QVC is pretty incredible. Head on over to QVC and check it out, it’s a great deal and you will love the products. - Lisa