IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! Collection review

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

Do you have Tuesday, October 14th on your calendar?  At midnight on the 14th, the IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection goes on sale as the Today’s Special Value® on QVC®.  IT Cosmetics sent us this set, which is a mix of old favorites, including the Celebration Foundation Illumination, Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush, and No-Tug Gel Eyeliner; plus two exciting new products, CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush and Hello Lashes Extensions.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You!

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You!

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5 Piece Collection

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5 Piece Collection

1.  The Celebration Foundation Illumination is a full coverage powder foundation. It’s available in 5 color choices; my foundation is the Medium shade. 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. 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.

Celebration foundation

Celebration Foundation Illumination in Medium

Celebration Illumination Foundation swatch in Medium

Celebration Foundation Illumination swatch in Medium

2.  Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush  IT Cosmetics has truly 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.

Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

The Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

The Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

3.  No-Tug Gel Eyeliner in Black/Brown  The No-Tug 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.

Black Brown

No-Tug Gel Eyeliner in Black Brown

Built in sharpener

Built-in sharpener

swatch of Black Brown No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

swatch of Black Brown No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

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. This is waterproof for up to 12 hours.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush

IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush

Je Ne Sais Quoi Blush

Je Ne Sais Quoi Blush

Je Ne Sais Quoi swatch

Je Ne Sais Quoi swatch

4.  The new CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush is currently only available in this set…and it is a stunner!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. This has a softer, lighter texture than the IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Blush, which by the way is one of my most favorite blushes. The CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush is terrific for a soft glow or layered for more of a pigment punch. Je Ne Sais Quoi is a pretty gradated pink that goes from light pink to deep pink. You could drag your brush in the lighter or darker areas only, but I think a swirl over the entire face of the powder gives a perfect glowy pink pop for cheeks.

Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

5.  The final item, also new for this collection, is the Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara. This is a five-in-one mascara that makes lashes thick, lush, and sooty black. It is so black that I had to lighten the photo of the wand so you could see the brush head. It’s also good for lashes with conditioners like vitamin B5, peptides, collagen, proteins and green tea. This has nylon fibers that makes lashes incredibly long.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You collage

Your Most Radiant You! really is an incredible set.  Every item is a winner, so be sure to visit QVC on Tuesday to order this set for yourself.  The QVC item # is A260772, or A262259 for auto delivery.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Lisa’s new and improved top ten primers list

I wrote my original ‘Top ten primers‘ post back in 2010, a few years after my primer obsession began. Finding an excellent primer was life-altering for me because for the very first time my makeup actually lasted all day.  I’ve always had strange skin, products don’t last long on me at all – I put blush on and an hour later, it’s completely gone.  For a long time I thought there was nothing I could do about it – until I found a primer that actually made my makeup (and most happily my blush) last a whole day.  I think I bought every primer on the market for the next few years after that. I have owned and used so many different primers I am ashamed to put a number on it. 

Lisas top ten primersThis list is a long overdue update of my personal choices for the top ten primers – each one is unique, they all have their advantages, and they are all excellent.  Which primer I choose is determined by the condition of my skin that day, my skin tone, and the foundation I am going to use. (A side note – I was astounded by the price increases when I updated them!)

My top ten list is not in any particular order – these are my top favorites, but they are all equal in terms of play time they get.

Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer

Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer

1.  Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer ($68)

The earlier version, called The Sensual Skin Primer, was actually the primer that began my obsession.  I used it one day and could not believe how vibrant and fresh my makeup was 10 hours later. The new version is even better – I use the Normal to Oily one.  The texture has slip but it doesn’t feel extremely silicone heavy.  It dries quickly to a satin finish.  It keeps makeup on like no other.  There are some drawbacks, though – it is an expensive item, so expensive that it hurts to buy it.  I tend to use this on special occasions only to try to make it last as long as possible.  And while I love the hygienic pump bottle, it drives me crazy that I never know how much I have left.  Regardless, I will never be without a bottle – and a back up.

Grand Central Beauty Skin Perfecting Primer

2.  Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting SERUM+PRIMER ($68)

I like to say that the only time I have ever been wrong was that one time I thought I made a mistake.  Unfortunately, in reality I have been wrong on a few more occasions than that…and I was completely wrong about the S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting SERUM+PRIMER.  While it has a slew of cool ingredients, including squalane from brazilian sugar cane, apple, watermelon, lentil, rice and soybean protein, I initially thought it worked better as a serum than a primer…totally incorrect.  This is a kick ass primer.  It keeps makeup looking totally perfect for 12 hours.  Every time I use it I think, “How could I have been so wrong??”

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer

3.  Reviva Labs Makeup Primer ($19.50) This is absolutely one of my favorite primers of all time.  It has silicone, but it isn’t super thick.  I find that it works best if I apply the primer and then let it sit for about three minutes.  It has a slightly wet texture at first that will collide with your concealer and foundation application. If you wait a few minutes it dries down to a beautiful finish that helps concealer and foundation apply and wear perfectly.  It does everything a primer should do:  makes skin super smooth, allows even application of concealer and foundation, and increases longevity.  

Pur Minerals green_primer

4.  Pur Minerals Colour Correcting Foundation Primer in Green ($31):

This is the primer I reach for when I’m broken out.  The green color balances out redness from acne, broken capillaries, and rosacea.  It doesn’t make me look like an alien – the green transforms into a beautiful, even skin tone color.  Less is more with this primer. You don’t need much to neutralize redness and create a perfect canvas for foundation.

OCC Skin Primer

5.  OCC Skin Primer ($27.50):This is a really cool primer.  Not only is it great for the face, but you can also use it as a lid primer for mineral eyeshadows.  It’s unlike most primers.  You HAVE to shake the bottle before squeezing some out – and then be careful when you do, because it has a thin, liquid consistency.  Once applied, wait until it dries because it applies quite wet, but does dry down to a super smooth, satiny finish.  And boy does makeup stick to this stuff!

Paul and Joe Protecting Foundation Primer

6.  Paul and Joe Protective Foundation Primer ($32)

This is, by far, the strangest primer I have ever used.  And I love it.  It has an SPF of 30.  It’s also super watery – it must be properly shaken before squeezing the product out.   It has a very thin consistency that dries down to a satiny finish.  It also has super fine, really tiny microshimmers in it, which gives skin the best natural looking glow.  The primer looks really yellow, but it goes on colorless – aside from the glow.  Makeup lasts and lasts with this primer.  I find that I reach for it when I am using very matte, oil-inhibiting foundations like Clarins Truly Matte Foundation because the microshimmers counteract the flatness.

Cle de Peau Correcting Cream Veil

7.  Cle de Peau Correcting Cream Veil ($76)

I have a love-hate relationship with Cle de Peau.  Some products I adore and will buy despite the exorbitant price tag.  Other products I can’t stand, and I get offended at the price of items that do absolutely nothing for you.  This primer, however, is well worth the price.  At the same time, I get the sample sizes at the counter when I can…they are great for travel and give several weeks of use. This primer is a thick, creamy lotion.  You don’t need a lot of it – a little goes a very long way.  In fact, if you use too much you will get a distinctly white cast to your skin.  Use the right amount and it sinks into your skin nicely, leaving no white or greyish cast.  Skin is super smooth, lines are filled in, and makeup goes on beautifully and lasts all day.  Pores look smaller and it lessens oil production throughout the day.  Get a sample at the counter before investing, but I’ll bet once you try it, you’ll want the full size version.  I love this under cream foundation.

IT Cosmetics Feel the Moment Primer

8.  IT Cosmetics Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum ($38)

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. This is just what I need for perfect makeup when I have dry skin.  I have gone through two bottles of this and am halfway through my third!

Algenist Pore Corrector Anti Aging Primer

9.  Algenist Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer ($42)

This primer comes in an opaque airless pump which keeps the product integrity and effectiveness safe and sound.  It does everything a great primer should do – it reduces the look of pores, creates a satin finish for easy makeup application, and it keeps that makeup in place and reduces fading throughout the day.

Ingredients include Alguronic Acid, which ramps up the anti-aging quotient. I am thrilled that over time it actually improves my skin – but I am even more thrilled with the immediate results of perfectly primed skin. And, of course, not looking like a sad clown with melted makeup at the end of the day is a huge plus!! The Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer has a beautifully lightweight texture that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. While liquidy, it dries quickly and truly makes that beautiful canvas you need to happily play with all the rest of your cosmetics art supplies.

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy

10.  Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy ($7)  So this is a bit of a cheat…it’s not a face primer, but it is such a fantastic eye primer I had to put it on the list.  If you like pigment eyeshadows, you need this.  If you have oily lids, you need this.  Heck, it’s only seven bucks…try it out!  A tiny dab makes eyeshadow not only cling to your lids for dear life, it also brings out a vibrancy you never knew the eyeshadow had in the first place.  I think of my Pixie Epoxy as liquid gold.

The biggest difference I notice between my original list from five years ago and the one I have now (beside the price increases!) is the addition of primer/serums.  Primers don’t just prime anymore, they also treat the skin.  Most people probably only need or want one, maybe two different primers.  I happen to be just a *little* obsessive about makeup, so my collection is extreme – but if you are looking for a primer, I am sure you can find something perfect for your needs on this list.

Ok ladies, what is your favorite primer?  Is there another amazing primer out there that I just have to try??  There’s always room for one more!  – Lisa

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection

I will have a review post up soon, but in the meantime here is the info on the Today’s Special Value® set for next week.  Set your alarm!! – Lisa

Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection goes beyond beauty. This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at midnight (ET). QVC features one item each day as a Today’s Special Value, which is offered at an exceptionally low price beginning midnight (ET) until 11:59 PM (PT) that day.

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

The five-piece collection includes Celebration Foundation Illumination and the brand new CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush to help you achieve your most luminous skin. Be one of the first to experience the worldwide launch of Hello Lashes Extensions that will give your lashes a reason to wink! It comes paired with the No-Tug Gel Eyeliner to give your eyes the attention they deserve. Help transform your complexion and eyes with makeup that looks and feels like your skin but better for your most radiant you!

About Each Product:

Celebration Foundation® Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation provides full coverage and illumination to your skin. Infused with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and skin-loving ingredients to nourish your skin and to help skin appear younger-looking, Celebration Foundation Illumination will never crease or crack and is also infused with Drops of Light Technology®.

 New! CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush is the perfect balance of color and luminosity, blending from matte to pearlized radiance – it’s a blush and highlighter in one compact. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, this anti-aging, color correcting formula in the perfect pink shade of Je Ne Sais Quoi® is beautiful on all skin tones.

New! Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara helps you achieve the look of false lashes. This five-in-one, clinically proven 24-hour wear mascara features the blackest black melted nylon fibers infused into our volumizing and lash-loving Hello Lashes Mascara to help you achieve long, thick and dramatic lashes in one quick coat application! Infused with lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients, including vitamin B5, peptides, collagen, proteins and green tea.

 No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is clinically proven to remain waterproof for up to 12 hours without tugging the delicate eyelids. Highly pigmented and anti-aging in both its application and its ingredients, this eyeliner is formulated with skin-loving hydrolyzed collagen, silk, rose and antioxidants.

 Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush features dual fiber brush hairs that flawlessly work to blend foundation onto your skin and help blur away imperfections. You don’t need to be an expert – IT does the work for you!

 About IT Cosmetics®

Developed with leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists, IT Cosmetics® creates clinically-proven, innovative problem-solving makeup and skin care products that harness cutting-edge, anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! Co-founder and CEO Jamie Kern Lima, who suffers from rosacea, sparse brows, hyperpigmentation and problematic skin, works hand-in-hand with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to create innovative, high-performance products with a laser focus on solving women’s beauty problems. Prior to launching IT Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima was an award-winning TV news anchor. She also graduated Valedictorian from Washington State University and received her MBA from Columbia Business School. IT Cosmetics is sold in ULTA Beauty Stores nationwide, and is a top color cosmetics brand on both QVC and The Shopping Channel Canada. For more information, please visit www.itcosmetics.com  – IT’S truly your beauty, but better™!

IT’s All About You on 6/21/14 – QVC TSV for IT Cosmetics

A dream come true for all of us IT Cosmetics lovers is a new TSV featured on QVC. I’m always looking forward to these and I’m thrilled to say that IT sent the latest TSV for us to share with you. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU will be on QVC on Saturday June 21st only and you don’t want to miss it. There are 5 wonderful products including two brand new launches.

IT's All About You on QVC

IT’s All About You on QVC

In this amazing box you’ll receive 3 IT products that have been featured during QVC Beauty Awards plus two new exclusive items: Celebration Foundation, Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil, LE Heavenly Luxe Dual Ended Complexion Perfection Brush, new CC+ Radiance Palette and new Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. You can swoon now but then keep reading.

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU! IT Cosmetics on QVC

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU! IT Cosmetics on QVC

Every year QVC has Customer Choice Beauty Awards and 3 of these goodies were voted as winners for 2013.

CELEBRATION FOUNDATION won for best foundation. This is a powder foundation that is full coverage yet lightweight. It has an anti-aging formula that’s rich in peptides, hydrolized collagen, silk and more. It’s available in 5 color choices

5 color options for Celebration Foundation

5 color options for Celebration Foundation

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation in Fair

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation in Fair

I wear the lightest shade, Fair. It’s important for me to note that this truly is fair. Often the lightest shade isn’t light enough for me but IT Cosmetics has hit the spot with this foundation. It’s a wonderful powder foundation that isn’t powdery looking once on. I’ve used it as both foundation and lightly as a finishing powder.

The perfect tool to use with Celebration Foundation is the Heavenly Luxe Dual Ended Complexion Perfect Brush. This is one of my all time favorites from IT Cosmetics. Their brushes are soft, cruelty free and perfection. One end works with the foundation and the other is perfect for concealer. You will love owning this brush.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Brand new to IT Cosmetics is the next product. They’ve taken their award winning Bye Bye Under Eyes and made it into a waterproof version. Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer is especially great for summer when you get all shvitzy (a favorite word of mine). The best way to use this is to warm it up on the back of your hand – you’ll need the tiniest amount – and then pat it on. Use the smaller end of the brush to blend. The concealer is loaded with anti-aging technology, the specialty of IT Cosmetics.

IT Cosmetics Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

IT Cosmetics Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

Another award winning product is Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. This two sided brush will make your brows look perfectly filled in. The color is considered universal and that all depends on you. The darker your brow hair, the harder you’ll press on it to deposit more color. The lighter your brows are, the softer you’ll stroke it on. The other side is a spoolie which helps makes your brows look finished.

IT Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

IT Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

Now for the stunning product that is in this collection that you will surely want. This blew me away when I opened it. There are 3 powders in the Radiance Palette – take a look.

CC+ Radiance Palette

CC+ Radiance Palette

This has to be the perfect summer palette. The Radiance Palette contains CC+ Brightening Powder, CC+ Flush Blush and CC+ Matte Bronzer. I could write a short novel on the wonderful ingredients in this but what you want to know about are the colors!

Radiance Palette Brightening Finishing Powder

Radiance Palette Brightening Finishing Powder

The small dots of color in this light finishing powder add brilliance to it. This isn’t flat but the good news is that it’s not sparkly either. You won’t look like a disco ball in the sun, you’ll just look brightened and refreshed.

IT Radiance Palette Flush Blush

IT Radiance Palette Flush Blush

Flush Blush is a one size fits all blush. I think it’s going to look good on every complexion tone and with most of the color cosmetics you wear in the summer. It’s a rosy coral look that makes you glow like you were in the sun.

IT Radiance Palette  CC+ Matte Bronzer

IT Radiance Palette CC+ Matte Bronzer

The third shade in the palette is the Matte Bronzer which is a very natural powder bronzer. It isn’t powdery because of the anti-aging ingredients. It’s going to look great on all but maybe the darkest skintone.

It Radiance Palette swatches

It Radiance Palette swatches

It Radiance Palette swatches

It Radiance Palette swatches

If you buy this today or any day other than Saturday it will cost you $72.50 but on 6/21 it will be reduced to $59.96. This is an absolute bargain considering what you’ll be receiving. Don’t take a chance, don’t hesitate, order it and thank me later. IT Cosmetics IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU CAN BE ORDERED HERE. The TSV number is A258193 while the regular number is A255578. When It Cosmetics put together this collection they knew what they were doing! — Marcia

*PR Sample

#ItsGotYouCovered – a giveaway from IT Cosmetics

We are so excited to be able to offer you this giveaway from IT Cosmetics. Actually we are pretty jealous too that you can enter to win this amazing cosmetics bag filled with the brand new items that IT Cosmetics has created.

#ItsGotYouCovered  prize package

#ItsGotYouCovered prize package

This is what you’ll receive if you are the winner:

·         IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50 – the newest and one of the most innovative additions to the IT family of products!

·         CC+ Ombre Radiance Bronzer – a beautiful bronzer, perfect for summer and all year round!

·         CC+ Lip Serum in Laugh & Love – two gorgeous lip shades that not only provide maximum pigment, but also nourish lips to make them healthier and fuller!

All three products are available at ULTA, IT Cosmetics website and QVC. I’ve got the CC+ Veil on order from Ulta and can’t wait to try it out. It’s available in 5 shades.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil (ulta.com)

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil (ulta.com)

IT Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum in Laugh (itcosmetics.com)

IT Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum in Laugh (itcosmetics.com)

It Cosmetics CC+ Ombre Bronzer (qvc.com)

It Cosmetics CC+ Ombre Bronzer (qvc.com)

Here’s your chance to win all 4 of these items. This is open for US only and will be sent to the winner directly from the company. Just fill in the Rafflecopter. This is open through June 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the comments shut down then email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com. Lots of luck! I wish I could enter. — Marcia

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Top Ten Tuesday’s lip crayon and lip liner loves

Top 10 Lip Crayons and Lip Liners

Top 10 Lip Crayons and Lip Liners

Top Ten Tuesday has picked my favorite lip products to review this week. I love love love lip crayons. I have oodles of them. I wanted to show a variety of brands and of course once I was all done I thought of a few more. We may just have a part two on Beauty Info Zone. With lip liners, I only have a few brands I like so it was easier to whittle those down to size. The reason I love lip crayons so much is because they are so easy to use. I have several lip crayons in my purse all the time. I can apply them without a mirror if they aren’t too dark. Thank you Top 10 Tuesday for letting me share my favorites!

Top 10 lip crayons from Ardency Inn, Urband Decay, Pur Minerals and Hourglass

Top 10 lip crayons from Ardency Inn, Urband Decay, Pur Minerals and Hourglass

Top 10 lip crayon swatches: Pur Minerals, Urban Decay, Ardency Inn, Hourglass

Top 10 lip crayon swatches: Pur Minerals, Urban Decay, Ardency Inn, Hourglass

Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Stick in Berry Pretty* is a cross between a berry and a mauve. I love all of the Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks ($15) but this started as my favorite and 6 months later it remains that way. It’s a “my lips but better” shade once it’s on. Plus it’s not my typical nude lip so I look more alive. It’s got a beautiful glossy finish.

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Naked is darker than I consider something naked to be. I bought it after reading the description from Sephora “nude pink sheen” but I don’t consider it nude or pink. I still like it, don’t get me wrong, it’s just darker than I expected. This has the most incredible glossy look to it. I love the one step use of a lipstick/gloss like this. I really want to try it in Love Child ($20).

Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color in Bowery is one I featured in the nude lip Makeup Wars. I just couldn’t leave it out since it’s such a great lip crayon. On my lips it’s a nude peach shade but on others it might have a more pink undertone. I was sad when I was at Sephora last since I wanted to test other shades but the line isn’t in my store. This wears a long time since it’s slighty dewy but not really glossy. ($23)

Hourglass Femme Nude Stylo in No3 is another repeat. My lips find the pink in this nude shade. It’s the most matte of all on my Top Ten list. ($30)

Top Ten Lip Crayons: Tarte, Laqa & Co, Pixi, Ilia

Top Ten Lip Crayons: Tarte, Laqa & Co, Pixi, Ilia

Top Ten lip crayons: Tarte, Ilia, Pixi, Laqa & Co

Top Ten lip crayons: Tarte, Ilia, Pixi, Laqa & Co

Tarte Power Pigment in True Love* is one of 8 Power Pigments. I could have used all 8 plus 2 of the older LipSurgences and been done but that’s not fair to my collection. So I chose True Love since it’s a fabulous light rose shade. It’s glossy without having a wet look. Tarte knows lip crayons!! ($24)

Ilia Lipstick Crayon in Call Me is actually lighter on my lips than in my swatch. It was inspired by the cult movie Pretty in Pink and is a youthful shade. Ilia isn’t a brand that’s talked about much but the items I’ve bought from them have been great. Here’s a bit about them: “A prestige line of natural and organic beauty products that combine superior color performance and nourishing organics. All ILIA products are made with up to 85% certified organic ingredients that nourish the skin and help aid in its repair.” ($24)

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Craving Coral ($14) is one of my best buys. I love this fat crayon because it feels so moisturizing on my lips. It has a slight touch of mint to it so I find it refreshing. While my swatch looks coral I find it to be sheerer and softer on my lips. I definitely want more of these.

LAQA & CO Fat Lip Pencil in Wolfman was in one of my subscription boxes. It’s by far the lightest of the lip crayons I have so it’s good for a quick “almost-no-makeup-day”. I’m not sure how a sweet pink like this got the name Wolfman! ($18)

Top 10 Lip Liners: IT Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever

Top 10 Lip Liners: IT Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever

It Cosmetics, MUFE Lip Liners

It Cosmetics, MUFE Lip Liners

Top Ten Lip Liners: MUFE and IT

Top Ten Lip Liners: MUFE and IT

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencils in 2C and 15C ($19)* are fantastic lipliners in general but even better for summertime. These are waterproof so they are great to use as a lip base for long lasting color. 2C is named Rosewood and it’s described as a rosy nude. 15C is named Pink and is described as a vibrant pink. Both will make your summer lips last but you’ll have trouble picking from the 25 shades.

IT Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain* in Romantic Rose and Pretty in Pink ($20)are actually moisturizing lip liners. As with all IT Cosmetics they are loaded with anti-aging properties. They have a built in sharpener too. Romantic Rose is a deep rose that’s beautiful on its own although I like it with a lighter lipstick over it. Pretty in Pink is a pretty pink just like the name says. It’s not always easy to find a great pink lip liner but you can count on this one.

Are any of your favorites in my list? I’m always in the market for lip crayons so share your favorites. — Marcia

(excuse the poor lighting but the storm blew in when I was taking swatch pictures so I had to turn on the overhead lights)

*items were sent for consideration, rest were personal purchases

 

 

 

Giveaway information from #ITsGotYouCovered

If you are a regular reader of Beauty Info Zone then you know we are huge fans of the IT Cosmetics line. We just were sent information about a giveaway that they are sponsoring. There’s very little time left in the giveaway BUT there is still time.

It Cosmetics Face Disc

It Cosmetics Face Disc

For this week’s prize of the amazing Vitality Face Disc here’s how to enter:

1) Go to Instagram and share a video or image with the hashtag #ITsGotYouCovered. It Cosmetics wants to know when you need IT the most.

2) Go to IT’s Facebook Page and upload a picture and caption it for the giveaway.

Starting May 27th you’ll be able to enter (5/27-5/30) to win IT’s brand new addition to their line. Even we don’t know what it is but we can’t wait to learn! Enter next week in the same way as described.

Good luck, we’re quite sure that if you win you’ll be one happy IT Cosmetics lover like we are. — Marcia and Lisa