It Cosmetics Hello Light Radiance Powder – side by side review and giveaway

It is no secret – Beauty Info Zone LOVES It Cosmetics. It Cosmetics is the brainchild of creator Jamie Kern and a fan favorite on QVC. There’s a reason this line has a huge fan base – it is really terrific. They have amazing products, and our review today happens to be a personal favorite for both Lisa and Marcia. Want to look younger? Get moisturized? Banish oily skin? Check out this BIZ treasure, Hello Light Radiance Powder ($24), and then enter to win one for yourself!

Hello Light

Hello Light Radiance Powder and brush

It Cosmetics Hello Light Radiance Powder back of box

It Cosmetics has come up with a highlighter that not only provides a youthful glow, it also treats the skin with wonderful anti-aging ingredients.  It Cosmetics tell us that it has “micronized pigments of light, plus skin-loving ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and Vitamins A, C, & E and is free of all of the ingredients that make skin appear older like talc. Anti-oxidants hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long!” Younger looking skin plus nourishment at the same time?  Beauty Info Zone says ‘sign us up’!

Lisa’s Side:

WOW.  That one word pretty much sums it all up for me.


Hello Light Radiance Powder

This is a really gorgeous highlighter that has a beautiful soft, silky texture. It’s hard to overdo application of this heavenly highlighter – while you can use it on your cheeks, forehead, and under your eyes I am pretty indiscriminate about my application. I slap it on all over and just love it. The powder gets rid of my shiny spots and absorbs oil and makes my skin look perfect. It doesn’t settle into my fine lines and it doesn’t make me look powdery or dry.


Hello gorgeous!!

This is a golden, shimmery highlighter that I think would work for most skin shades.


soft buttery goodness

I can’t get over the texture of it. It’s a powder but it’s so moisturizing it feels almost buttery on. Beautiful! It Cosmetics, you have done it again.

Marcia’s Side:

Do you believe in magic? I’m not sure I did before but with Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder I do now. This is like magic on my skin. I’ve always been fascinated by highlighters and have a small collection of them but I’ve never found one prior to this that I could say I L.O.V.E. This is absolutely amazing on my skin.

Unlike Lisa I’m very discriminate about where I place this. I pretty much follow the illustration back of the box. I especially use this around my eyes and on my cheek bones. I love it as a highlighting color on my brow bone. I love it on my cheek bones. Where don’t I love it?

There’s no glitter! There’s no sparkle! Yet it magically brings light to places I want light. The powder itself is very light with a golden tone to it. My skintone is extremely fair and it works perfectly for me. Lisa’s is more of a medium tone and it works perfectly for her. You aren’t going to look at either of us and ask “what’s that powder on your face?” You’ll just notice a youthful glow.

Now let’s talk about the brush you see in that picture on the top, the Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Brush ($48). It is only amazing. Like all It Cosmetic’s brushes it’s cruelty-free, soft as all get out, yet does the job. Read this information from It Cosmetics and tell me you aren’t melting!! “This ultra-luxe plush specialty brush is designed for perfect application, and an esthetically pleasing experience. Its unique wand ball brush head is uniquely crafted, and starts its life by going through a tedious process where each hair is sculpted and trimmed, forming a perfect round ball shape. This creates a unique pick-up and distribution process of powder, for an invisible airbrush finish. Perfect for anyone who wants luxurious application of both pressed and loose powder products, including setting powders, illuminators, bronzers, or blushes.” it heavenly light brushWe have really good news for one US subscriber. One person is going to win both of these. Someone will be able to experience the luxurious brush and the perfect illuminating powder thanks to the generosity of It Cosmetics who not only sent both of us these to review but an extra for one of you. Allow the Rafflecopter to load in order to enter. US only, open through 1/23/13 at 11:59 p.m.

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  1. I have a tarte highlighter that is OK. I do like Benefit’s High Beam, though.

  2. Powder is a reall broad category. I’ve been using powder foundation by Laura Gellar for a while now, but when I need more coverage and use a liquid foundation I set with MUFE HD powder. I keep NYX perssed powder in my purse for touch ups and to kill mid-day nose shine. I have Guerlain meteorites to highlight.

  3. BooBooNinja says:

    I have only one highlighting product: MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder (Iris Apfel Collection).
    However, I’ve had Hello Light Radiance Powder on my wish list ever since first reading the many rave reviews by respected beauty bloggers. I eagerly await the day It Cosmetics is available for purchase in person. I’d go swatch-crazy! 🙂

  4. Wow I’d love to try this–I’ve never used a powder highlighter that didn’t look too frosty and accentuate fine lines on my 40+ skin. This sounds like a wonderful find!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I saw this on QVC and now I want it!

  6. I currently use Maybeline Instant Age Rewind pressed powder. I have sent It Cosmetics on QVC but have never tried it. This would be wonderful to win!

  7. I like CoverGirl

  8. I have lots of powders, but my current favorite is Benefit Hello Flawless.

  9. Lisa Roberts says:

    I am currently using a Cle de Peau loose powder that was discontinued about a year ago. This is my backup backup, so once that is gone, I will HAVE to find another. Maybe this is IT?? I hope so!
    Thanks for the dual review.

  10. bare minerals mineral veil

  11. I don’t currently use powder, but I love a gold tint & this looks lovely.

  12. I tend to only use powder when I’m shiny–so typically warmer months. I have Merle Norman translucent loose powder and Physician’s Formula pressed power.

  13. I alternate between the Tarte Smooth Operator powder and Mally powder. Both soften my appearance without drying it out like some all-silica powders can.

  14. Maria J. Cardoza says:

    The Illuminating powder I am currently using is the Too Faced Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer because it does more of highlighting than bronzing for me.

  15. teresa koedyker says:

    I use tarte powder. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  16. I use the maybelline dream matte powder!

  17. I currently use a Physicians Formula highliting powder. I saw this on QVC and wanted to try it!!

  18. I use Loreal

  19. Palladio rice powder

  20. i’m not currently using any!

  21. I love IT cosmetics!

  22. Rosemary ford says:

    I use physicians formula mineral veil


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