It Cosmetics and QVC want us to CC Your Way to Beautiful Skin on 3/10/14

CC Your Way to Beautiful Skin!

Available March 10 on QVC as the Today’s Special Value

 

QVC Special for 3/10/14 Beauty Skin! Collection

QVC Special for 3/10/14 Beauty Skin! Collection

Set your clocks ladies and not just for Daylight Savings Time. I want you to set your clocks for the fabulous It Cosmetics TSV on QVC. It’s called CC Your Way to Beautiful Skin and here’s the reason why you need to order – not only will you get a supersize It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum but you’ll also receive the ultimate tool to apply it with.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum in Fair

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum in Fair

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream in Medium

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream in Medium

There are 4 products in this TSV and Monday, March 10th is the only day you’ll get this at the special price of $58.98. This kit contains CC+™ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss, Tightline™ Waterproof Mascara Primer, a super size (2.53 fl oz) Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+, and a Heavenly Luxe™ Plush Paddle Foundation Brush.

The TSV I’ve been sent hasn’t arrived but I’ve been talking to all my blogger friends to find out all I can. I’ve always raved about the CC+ Cream and have featured it in my reviews. I absolutely can’t wait to try it out with the Heavenly Luxe™ Plush Paddle Foundation Brush. The brush is thicker than the typical paddle shaped foundation brush so it’s going to apply the CC Cream beautifully. But even better is that it’s an It Cosmetics brush. These brushes are out of this world. Like all It Cosmetics products they are cruelty free.

a drop of Fair

a drop of Fair

a dollop of Medium

a dollop of Medium

 

Heavenly Luxe™ Plush Paddle Foundation Brush

Heavenly Luxe™ Plush Paddle Foundation Brush

First, start your routine off right with Your Skin But Better CC+ ™ Cream with SPF 50+. Using the Heavenly Luxe™ Plush Paddle Foundation Brush, apply a smooth, even layer to clean skin or on top of moisturizer. This CC Cream combines several products in one step, including SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, Physical Only, Non-Chemical Sunscreen.  This is the SUPERSIZE Your Skin But Better CC+ ™ Cream with SPF 50+; at 2.53 FL oz, it more than twice the size of the original CC+ Cream!  Be sure to blend this multi-tasking cream all over the face, neck and décolleté to provide the look of an even, hydrating, luminous finish.

Tightline™ Waterproof Mascara Primer

Tightline™ Waterproof Mascara Primer

Tightline™ Waterproof Mascara Primer brush

Tightline™ Waterproof Mascara Primer brush

Next, prep and prime the eyelashes with a waterproof mascara primer that lasts 12 hours! Lightly and gently press the Tightline™ Waterproof Mascara Primer wand along the root of the lash line to fill in the gaps between the lashes to achieve the look of full volume and definition. I had the original Tightline Mascara Primer and I’m so looking forward to having another one. This time it’s waterproof so you can look even more outstanding at weddings and special events. I’m not good at waterlining but this goes on differently so I’m not washing it away. Move along the entire upper lash line for a beautiful and natural liner effect for lashes that appear longer and fuller.

CC+™ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss in Love

CC+™ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss in Love

swatch from phyrra.net of Love

swatch from phyrra.net of Love

There’s a new lip product that I can’t wait to see. Like the other products in this TSV it’s only available in the set. The shade is called LOVE and it’s mauve pink but a brighter pink. This new lip product is more hydrating than their others which is hard to believe considering how hydrating It Cosmetics makes their glosses. The name is CC+™ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Gloss.

It QVC TSV (photo from phyrra.net)

It QVC TSV (photo from phyrra.net)

$58.98 gets you all this. Remember that the original Your Skin But Better CC+™ Cream costs $36 on its own and this one is 2.53 oz compared to 1.08 oz. You pick your shade from Fair, Light, Medium, Tan or Rich. Here’s my personal hint and how I’ll be ordering this to be sure I get my CC+ Cream in Fair …. I go through Ebates or Mr. Rebates. That gives me a little money back and I can do it on my own time frame. Of course I plan on ordering early since I’m not taking a chance that my shade will run out. Will you be taking advantage of this amazing TSV with me? Don’t tell me no, I don’t want you to be sorry! — Marcia

*press sample expected, I’ll update pictures when it comes

some pictures are courtesy of Phyrra.net, some are from qvc.com and some are personal

Makeup Wars – heavenly foundations

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This week the Makeup War bloggers have decided to take on foundations again. It’s not a new subject for us, or any bloggers, but since we are such fickle pickles most of us change our minds more often than the typical pickle. I have a box filled (or overfilled) with foundation, BB Cream and CC Cream. Choosing which to share was actually easier than I thought since I looked at my vanity and saw 6 bottles and tubes that I’d been switching between for the last several months. So that’s what you see here (along with my laundry room!).

Makeup Wars Heavenly Foundation picks February 2014 @beautyinfozone

Makeup Wars Heavenly Foundation picks February 2014 @beautyinfozone

There are 3 foundations that have been in heavy rotation. These are the items I’ve used the most in January especially.

Makeup Wars foundations: Senna Lasting Illusion, Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle

Makeup Wars foundations: Senna Lasting Illusion, Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle

Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation – I recently reviewed this and to be honest it’s been on my face almost constantly the last few weeks. I’m crazy about the finish of this foundation. It’s the fullest of the three I’m sharing but it’s not so full that it’s mask-like. It covers my imperfections beautifully and lasts wonderfully even in the harsh weather we’ve had in Michigan. I can’t get over how much I like it. I have new items to review but I don’t want to put this away.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation – I need to write a review of this soon. This is the lightest weight, sheerest of the foundations shown but some days that’s exactly what I need. You can build this up to give a fuller coverage though. It’s a beautiful luminizing finish. It comes in 6 shades and it’s only $14.99.

Lancome Teint Miracle – I’ve had this particular bottle at least 3 years but it’s just as good as ever. I know some people wouldn’t keep it that long but as a blogger I am constantly switching and testing. Yet I come back to Teint Miracle often. If I’m asked about Lancome this is what I recommend too. It’s available in an amazing 31 shades so there’s something for everyone here. When I first reviewed it (January 2012) it was available in 16 shades. They’ve since doubled the amount of shades and raised the price $6. I will most likely rebuy this with the right gwp some day.

Makeup Wars Foundations - CC Cream version with It Cosmetics, Kate Somerville Illumikate CC, Pur Minerals

Makeup Wars Foundations – CC Cream version with It Cosmetics, Kate Somerville Illumikate CC, Pur Minerals

My BB creams are all put away for now but 3 of the CC Creams I have are still playing a big part in my rotation. I use these often when I’m in a hurry because they contain skincare elements and SPF but I also use them because I love the finish of them.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream has been mentioned by me so often that you are probably tired of the repetition. But when something is this good, it’s worth me telling you over and over. As much as I love this brand and want to recommend it all to you, this is my absolute favorite product from them. This fickle pickle has told you other products were her favorite but this is the true favorite. When I first reviewed it was summer, now it’s winter and it’s still just as wonderful.

Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream is my newest CC Cream and it’s another winner. This only comes in 4 shades though. I was sent this in Fair to review but it’s still a little dark. The solution for me is to take some of my tarte maracuja concealer and mix them, about 1/3 concealer to 2/3 IllumiKate. That color works and I have this beautiful glow that has SPF 50. Look for a full review very soon on this.

Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is another favorite that works for me year round. I’ve worn this in all seasons except spring and my skin loves it in all of those seasons. The consistency is mousse-like and spreads so easily.

This fickle pickle is officially declaring these 6 products her favorite foundation picks. But don’t be surprised to hear of more later though since I have a few more products to review for you. Fickleness can be delightful!! Have you worn any of these 6? If not which would you most want to try? — Marcia

Please read what these other lovely ladies have decided to share with us. Sharing is caring!

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*some items sent for review purposes

New Year, Your Most Beautiful You! It Cosmetics Collection – one day only QVC sale

 

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IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful You! Collection

I am so excited about this one day special offer!  On Saturday, December 28th, QVC.com is offering a set of five fantastic It Cosmetics items as the Today’s Special Value.  For an unreal price of $59.96, you get a Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum, a Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush, a Celebration Foundation Illumination, a Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush, and a Bye Bye Under Eye and Hello Light Brightener Dual End Concealer.

Everything comes in a pretty white and silver box.

Prepare to get beautiful...

Prepare to get beautiful…

All the goodies inside

All the goodies inside

It all starts with a truly fantastic primer/moisturizer and brush, the Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum and Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush, along with a silver stand to house them together.

Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum with Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush

Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum with Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush

a view from above

a view from above

Heavenly Luxe

Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush

The Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum is a thick, super hydrating primer that makes skin baby smooth.  Ingredients include caviar extract, hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, E, and C, argan and jojoba oils, and avocado.  The serum is in glass jar with a dropper,  and two drops is more than enough to prime and hydrate.  It goes on slightly tacky then dries down to create a perfect canvas for makeup.  For a really luxurious experience, use the fan brush to sweep it on.

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IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination

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the top compartment

the bottom compartment

the bottom compartment

Celebration Foundation Illumination is IT Cosmetics new version of their powder foundation with extra ingredients for illumination.  It’s got some pretty cool packaging.  The white compact has a lower compartment with a brush (and the reflective metal above it works as a mirror if you need it).  The top compartment has the powder foundation and a regular mirror.

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The Celebration Foundation Illumination in Medium

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Medium swatched

This powder foundation has peptides, antioxidants, and ‘drops of light technology’ for the added illuminating properties.  This is a very silky powder that is particularly excellent for those with oilier complexions.  It is definitely full coverage, so a lighter hand is better when applying this.  Right now, the only way to get this foundation is with this set.

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Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

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dual fiber brush hairs

IT Cosmetics has flipping fabulous brushes, and the Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush is no exception.  The brush head has dual fiber brush hairs that are amazingly soft yet firm enough for buffing.  This really is a fantastic brush.

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Bye Bye Under Eye and Hello Light Liquid Brightener Dual End Concealer

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Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Neutral Medium

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Hello Light Brightener in Light

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Top:  Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Neutral Medium; Bottom:  Hello Light Brightener in Light

The final item is worth the price of admission alone.  I adore the Bye Bye Under Eye and Hello Light Liquid Brightener Dual End Concealer.  One side is the iconic IT Cosmetics concealer with a sponge applicator.  This is my favorite concealer because it really covers all skin sins.  It blends beautifully and leaves skin looking flawless, which is pretty impressive given my super dark under eye circles.  The other end is the Hello Light Liquid Brightener, which is fabulous for highlighting under eyes, tops of cheekbones, the center of the nose to slim its appearance, the inner corner of the eyes…there are so many ways to use this!

The New Year, Your Most Beautiful You! Five-Piece Collection is an outstanding value.  Make an appointment with yourself to check in with QVC on Saturday, December 28th so you don’t miss this absolutely fantastic bargain.  - Lisa

*pr sample

LE Luxe Blurring Micro-Airbrush Brush Collection from IT Cosmetics

Just imagine finding this gorgeous silver box under your tree.  Love the matching bow and that darling gift tag!

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IT Cosmetics is always welcome under my tree!

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what a fabulous gift tag

The box is so pretty, you just know that what is inside has to be spectacular. And it is!! Inside you find total brush therapy from IT Cosmetics. They recently sent us the Limited Edition Luxe Blurring Micro-Airbrush Brush Collection with Stand to review and it is one tree-worthy set. For a limited time you can find this at QVC.com for $59.50, a spectacular price considering it’s a $254 value.

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it’s your brush therapy!

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the seven brush set with stand

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love the stand

These brushes represent a new category in makeup brushes at IT Cosmetics, micro-airbrush hair brushes. They are all full size and the softness is not to be believed. They have 100% cruelty free, animal-free hair that are designed to created a flawless, airbrushed look. In addition, the brushes come in a chic acrylic stand that is truly stunning.

The $59 gift set includes:

  • Micro-Airbrush Powder Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Angled Complexion Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Flawless Foundation Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Blurring Concealer Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Eyeshadow Crease Brush
  • Airbrush Allover Eyeshadow Brush
  • No-Tug Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush
  • Vanity stand
  • Box with bow and gift tag
Airbrush

Micro-Airbrush Powder Brush

Airbrush

Micro-Airbrush Powder Brush

The Micro-Airbrush Powder Brush is just a dream come true…a huge, soft, silky brush that perfectly applies all-over powders. It is an absolute pleasure to use, it feels so amazingly luxurious.

Angled

Angled Complexion Brush

Angled

Angled Complexion Brush

The Angled Complexion Brush is perfect for blush or bronzer. The angle makes it fantastic for contouring. I find this works best with powder products, although it works with cream products as well.

Flawless

Flawless Foundation Brush

Flawless

Flawless Foundation Brush

The Flawless Foundation Brush works beautifully with any type of foundation:  powder, cream, or liquid. It blends beautifully and feels amazing on the skin.

Blurring

Blurring Concealer Brush

Blurring

Blurring Concealer Brush

The Blurring Concealer Brush blends out concealer flawlessly, covering all those dark or red areas you don’t want showing.

Eyeshadow Crease

Eyeshadow Crease Brush

Eyeshadow Crease

Eyeshadow Crease Brush

The Eyeshadow Crease Brush is a great crease brush that works well with both powder and cream eyeshadows. A darker shade in the crease gives your eyes depth and definition.

All-over

All-over Eyeshadow Brush

All-over Eyeshadow

All-over Eyeshadow Brush

The All-over Eyeshadow Brush is a flat brush that is perfect for applying shadow anywhere on the lid and is a great blending tool as well. Remember, PAT your eyeshadow on, don’t swipe it on!

Eyeliner

Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush

Eyeliner

Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush

The Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush works with powder eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, and cream/gel eyeliner. It’s also great with brow powders. It’s stiff enough to create precise lines, yet soft enough for even super sensitive skin.

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Together, this makes a fabulous selection of brushes that will work on anyone’s skin, even those of you super sensitive souls! The brushes are truly luxurious and have a high brush-hair count. The price is so right, it’s a perfect ‘one for me, one for you!’ gift.

The only complaint I can imagine about this beautiful set is that it doesn’t have a cover and brushes can get dusty sitting out in the open air. If you want something that works even better than a cover, check out Brush Guards (read my review HERE – the contest is over, but the review is still there!!)

I hope this beautiful makeup brush is in your future somehow, it really is amazing quality at an even more amazing price.  - Lisa

*pr sample

It Cosmetics now has Gel Eyeliner Pencils to delight us

IT Cosmetics No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliners

IT Cosmetics No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliners

It Cosmetics™ are truly IT in the eyes of Beauty Info Zone and now they are truly IT ON the eyes of Beauty Info Zone. We are happy to be able to share with you the 10 shades of No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner by IT Cosmetics. These were sent to us to review and you should have seen the two of us jumping up and down with delight and then picking which colors we wanted. One for Marcia, one for Lisa, one for Marcia, one for Lisa. We’ve obviously read the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Robert Fulghum). Well we didn’t wear eyeliner in kindergarten but we learned about quality at an early age.

It Cosmetics™ products are all anti-aging products which we really appreciate. These eyeliners are “clinically proven anti-aging long wear pencils infused with hydrolized silk, peptides & anti-oxidants.” They are paraben free and of course cruelty free.

You are going to have two problems though once you see our swatches and read our review: 1) which colors will you want and 2) where are you going to buy them. Personally we haven’t found them online though we did hear that Ulta stores carry them and that they are coming very soon.

MARCIA’S PICKS:

IT Cosmetics Waterproof Gel Eyeliner pencils

IT Cosmetics Waterproof Gel Eyeliner pencils

I was able to pick the shades Black, Copper, Lucky Jade, Navy and Silk Taupe. I’m thrilled with my choices. These are all colors I love wearing for eyeshadow and for eyeliner. Since I had first pick I instantly picked Silk Taupe and it’s my very favorite of these 5.

As a former elementary school teacher you’ll see my swatches are in ABC order!!

It gel eyeliner swatches: black, copper, lucky jade, navy and silk taupe

It gel eyeliner swatches: black, copper, lucky jade, navy and silk taupe

Black is a very intense black, if you are a black eyeliner lover then this is one you need. I found it to be a bit softer than my other pencils and the tip broke off at first but since there’s a built-in sharpener it wasn’t a problem.

Copper is a golden copper shade. This one is especially nice under your eyes or even as a base for eyeshadow.

Lucky Jade isn’t really jade. It’s more of a forest green with a touch of khaki. It has a light amount of shimmer to it.

Navy is more denim like than it is a dark navy. You really see blue with this one unlike so many that look more like black once on.

Silk Taupe is a golden taupe with a beautiful light amount of shimmer

I love having the choice of which shade to wear since they are all beautiful. I have a feeling though that Silk Taupe will need a sibling soon since it’s getting so much use.

LISA’S PICKS:

Marcia picked some awesome shades but I am extremely happy with the ones I have. These gel liners are beautiful. They glide on and have terrific lasting power, even with my oily eyelids.  I love the self sharpening feature. If you want more of a point on the end, just pull off the sharpener on the bottom and you can easily get a point that will give you a thin, precise line.

Built in sharpener

Built in sharpener

My ‘fantastic five’ are Slate, Plum, Highlight, Brown, and Black Brown.

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It Cosmetics left to right:  Slate, Highlight, Brown, Black Brown, Plum

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IT Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Slate

Slate is a medium gray with blue tones. It is super pretty with silver eyeshadow.

Plum

IT Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Plum

Plum is a shimmery red toned purple. This is a great shade for fall and winter and looks amazing paired with brown or gray eyeshadow.

Highlight

IT Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Highlight

Highlight is definitely the most unusual of all my shades. This is a shimmery champagne shade that is fantastic on the waterline. It’s also great on the inner corners of the lids or even as an all-over lid shade. I think this is my favorite of my fabulous five just because it’s so versatile.

Brown

IT Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Brown

 Brown is a medium warm brown with very slight shimmer. This is an excellent basic shade that should be in everyone’s collection.

Black Brown

IT Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Black Brown

Black Brown is just that – a browned-down black. I love this because sometimes Black seems too harsh for daytime. Black Brown gives me that dark definition I want, but it’s softer. And the black/brown combination is different from a grayed-down black. It’s warmer and just plain pretty.

My comparatively boring swatches...

My comparatively boring swatches…left to right:  Plum, Black Brown, Brown, Highlight, Slate

My shades swatched from left to right, in a much less inventive photo than Miss Marcia’s:  Plum, Black Brown, Brown, Highlight, and Slate.  Gel liners are terrific for their ease of application and the pencil form makes them that much more convenient. The It Cosmetics Gel Eyeliners are wonderful, this line just keeps hitting home run after home run with me.

Look for these to be coming to your local Ulta soon if they aren’t there already. PR tells us that they should be more widely available soon. There’s nothing like the smoothness of these eyeliners.

*sent for review

Makeup Wars – Brand Wars! I pick IT Cosmetics

Makeup Wars has picked a great topic this week. It’s Brand Wars and we are all picking a brand that we love and sharing favorites from the brand with you. It took me one second exactly to pick IT COSMETICS. It’s an absolute favorite on Beauty Info Zone and a brand we can wholeheartedly recommend. I could have chosen every product I’ve reviewed from IT Cosmetics but I drew the line at 10 (ok, it’s 11). I do have some favorites that I’ve bought over again but all are pure love.The list is in no particular order (* items were samples but often rebought)

1. Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream *- I’m crazy about It’s version of a CC Cream. It has everything I want in a foundation or CC Cream. I use this all the time and will continue to do so throughout all seasons and to all events. This is one of my favorite products of the year no matter what brand.

2. Your Lips but Better Waterproof Lip LinerStain* and Vitality Lip Flush Butter Glosses* - what a dynamic duo (alone they are just as special). I love the colors these come in and how well they last. The lipliners really do give a stain so if you wear them all over your lips you’ll have a color left behind when your lipstick or gloss wears away. The glosses are buttery smooth, not sticky and pigmented enough to wear along.

3. Anti-Aging High Performance Eyeshadow Palette – I bought this in 2011. It was the third product I bought from IT Cosmetics. The bad news is that I totally forgot about it until recently, the good news is that it’s still available at the same price and just as wonderful as ever. You can see the swatches in my old review. I think it’s time for IT to highlight this palette again.

4. Hello Light Creme Radiance Illuminator * – IT has two illuminators and they are both on my list. I can’t choose. They are both amazing. The creme version is really easy to use. I like using my fingers to blend it in but the brush is fabulous too. On QVC you can purchase the set for $35. Alone it’s $24. (I’d buy the set!!!)

5. Hello Light Radiance Powder * – This is the first of the Radiance products that we were sent for review. This blew us away and still does. On me it’s a soft cream, on Lisa whose skin is darker than mine it’s more gold. The effect of this powder is a soft ethereal look without shimmer. This too is priced as above, it comes with a different brush that is great to own.

6. Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector Concentrate * – This is a full coverage product that can be used as concealer or for correcting. It comes with the perfect brush (all IT brushes are wonderful by the way). This is the latest product we’ve reviewed and one of the best.

7. Bye Bye Under Eye – This is the one that started it all. I was on a chatroom and people were talking about it so I instantly went to Beauty.com and bought it. The recommended color for most people is Neutral Medium but it was darker than I preferred so I gave it away and bought Fair which is considered Ultra Fair. I’ve been using this since 2010 and am on my 4th tube. That says it all right there.

8. Bye Bye Pores HD Silk Micro Finishing Powder – As soon as I fell for Bye Bye Under Eye I just had to buy Bye Bye Pores. This is a translucent setting powder that helps keep my skin from becoming oily and helps it look poreless.

9. Hello Lashes * – I try a lot of mascaras and there are many I love but only a few I’ve bought again. Hello Lashes has been bought again. Sometimes QVC has these great deals that I can’t pass up with 3 mascaras so my sister gets one, I get two, and my lashes get happy. It’s not only beautiful on my lashes but it’s good for them with a treatment and a primer built in.

10. Brow Power Perfector Single – IT makes great eyebrow products including the original Brow Power that is a best seller and a charitable… But the new Perfector Single is a gel eyebrow pencil and the easiest brow product I’ve ever used. Here’s what they say about it: “Brow Power Perfector 5-in-1 Powder Gel Pencil is your brow fill-in powder, brow pencil, brow taming gel, brow conditioning treatment, and brow brush all in one.” I say buy it!! I have it in Dark Brown which is definitely dark so I just ordered it in Natural Taupe to compare.

I hope you’ve enjoyed IT Cosmetics and realize that this is the brand that should WIN this war. In reality though I can’t wait to see what these wonderful bloggers have picked and how much they are going to cost me!! — Marcia

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Revive your glow with It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Reviver Color Stain Stick Duo

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Reviver Color Stain Stick Duo

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Reviver Color Stain Stick Duo

We’re back again, side by side, to tell you of the latest and greatest from IT Cosmetics. It’s true that we get sent these items often and it’s true that we rave about them constantly. But that’s because we truly love this line. When the two of us get together and talk cosmetics, of course, we are constantly talking about how wonderful the products from IT Cosmetics are. Today’s wonderful raves are for the IT Cosmetics Vitality Flush Reviver Color Stain Stick Duo. This duo is a QVC exclusive for now. The number is A234861 and the price is $29 for these.

These are totally versatile since they are a cream blush, cheek stain, lip balm, lip stain and lip gloss. However you want to use these is perfectly fine. You are getting hydration from anti-aging formulas that IT Cosmetics always use in their products. The two shades are Je Ne Sais Quoi, a sheer pink flush and Rose Flush, a sheer rose flush. Je Ne Sais Quoi is the original and some of you may have it from a wonderful TSV once offered; Rose Flush is the new addition.

The one thing to remember with these is that they are activated by your skin’s chemistry so it’s a “your mileage may vary” situation. Off to the reviews!!

IT Vitality Flush Color Stain swatches from QVC.

IT Vitality Flush Color Stain swatches from QVC.

MARCIA’S SIDE:

I’ve owned the Vitality Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi for a while so when these arrived I begged asked Lisa if I could review the newer one, Rose Flush. I’m really glad I did since it’s a great shade for me.  The above picture shows Rose Flush to be warmer than Je Ne Sais Quoi but it doesn’t appear that way on my skin. It turns into a very cool pink once I apply it.

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose

You can see in my photos above that the tube shade looks like a warm shade but look at my swatches below:

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose when first applied

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose when first applied

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose after about 10 minutes

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain in Rose after about 10 minutes

This is exactly how it shows up on my cheeks. It’s a beautiful cherry shade on me. As some of you know, I’m a big fan of cream blush and that’s how I prefer to use this. I have to use just a small amount though because it develops into a deeper shade once it’s on. It was hard at first for me to gauge how much to apply but I’ve learned that less is best. I can always apply more. I find it so easy to use since I apply it directly from the tube onto the apples of my cheek and then use my finger to blend. Because it originally has a tacky feel to it, I let it settle in and then use my IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores powder over it to set. I have color for the entire day this way. This smells like cherries for about the amount of time it takes to dry down for me.

This is a great new addition to my IT Cosmetics family.It Vitality Rose Flush packaging

 

LISA’S SIDE:

I remember back in the ’80′s I had a blue lipstick. Guys would gawk when I twisted that lippie up and watch with amazement as I applied it and my lips turned….dark pink. It was a great party trick – like a mood ring for lips! Ah, back in the bar-going days….I also could take a cherry stem, pop it in my mouth, and pull it out tied in a perfect knot. I’m not sure why, but that blue lipstick and my cherry stem trick got me all kinds of free drinks and offers for dates!

Remembering my wild blue lippie days, I was more than happy to try the Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Flush. It’s like a magic trick on a stick and it makes me giggle every time I use it.

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It Cosmetics Vitality Flush – it’s going to last you a long time

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Je Ne Sais Quoi

In the tube, Je Ne Sais Quoi looks like it will apply clear.  But it magically turns into a light cool pink when first applied…

first applied

Je Ne Sais Quoi first applied

after ten minutes

Je Ne Sais Quoi after ten minutes

…and after ten minutes it becomes a deeper cool pink.  I love this cool shade on my neutral skin.  I usually don’t do well with cream blushes because I have an oily t-zone, but while this goes on rather wet, it dries down beautifully and has great lasting power.

sonia kashuk (2)I apply it right from the tube, then buff with a brush that has a flat synthetic brush head to get proper placement.  It gives lots of play time before drying down, so I really enjoy this blush – my magic trick on a stick!

This truly innovative formula contains IT Cosmetics Hydra-Luxe Technology, which includes ingredients such as plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter, aloe, and jojoba that all work together to help hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips and cheeks. Plus, Vitality Flush Anti-Aging Color Reviver Stain is packed with antiaging antioxidants.

Buy the set for you or to share with a pal. Just imagine the joy on a makeup lover’s face if they found this in their stocking or in a small gift bag. It Cosmetics comes through again with interesting new products that are anti-aging as well as beautiful.

*sent for review purposes