Your perfect pink lips for 2017 from IT Cosmetics!

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lippiesHere’s a great resolution for 2017:  find your perfect pink lippie! The best place to start is with IT Cosmetics since they have many Je Ne Sais Quoi lip products and one is bound to be the perfect pink for you. Here are just five of the wonderful possibilities you can find at IT Cosmetics:                                                                              samplesIT Cosmetics YLBB All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi

  1.  Your Lips But Better All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain ($20):  This long lasting lip liner comes in nine shades, but your perfect pink is probably Je Ne Sais Quoi. It’s not just a lipliner, it’s also a stain so I love to wear this with a bit of clear gloss for fuss-free lips. Ingredients are amazing, including Peptides, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, hydrating Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe, and Jojoba so lips stay soft and supple.  Another bonus?  Lots of Anti-Aging antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to protect against free-radicals.Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi
  2. Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($20):  Want a soft, natural pink that works as a lipstick, balm, and stain? Look no further than this beauty. The clear formula works with your body chemistry to create the perfect pink flush. Anti-Aging Antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe and Jojoba all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips. This is available in five other colors as well.Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment
  3. Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment ($24):  The original and still one of my favorites, this clear balm interacts with your body chemistry and morphs into the perfect pink flush for your complexion. It’s the mood ring of lip treatments! A blend of essential butters and oils, hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants smooth the look of lip lines and give you soft, kissable lips every time.Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick
  4. Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick ($24):  Who can resist a lipstick that color-corrects, revives, and fights aging? This is a truly gorgeous lip smoothing lipstick with terrific ingredients like Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract. Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill is available in 9 other colors, with Je Ne Sais Quoi the latest in the collection. Je Ne Sais Quoi is brighter in this incarnation than it is in others and is a truly perfect medium pink.Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Lip Gloss Soft Stain
  5. Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Lip Gloss Soft Stain ($24):  Perhaps your perfect pink is this non-sticky lip gloss that has a great wear time. The Je Ne Sais Quoi shade is a soft, milky pink that gives a light stain of color with lots of shine and slip. There are three shades that are 50% the stain amount of their original stains, which means a more natural flush of color. I adore how this feels on my lips – massively hydrating with the best slip ever.
    Left to right, with YLBB Lipliner between:

    Left to right, with YLBB Lipliner between:  Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment, Vitality Lip Flush

    Whatever your perfect pink is, I am confident you can find it in IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lip products.  Celebrate 2017 with a resolution to discover your pretty pink pout!  – Lisa

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NYC Lovatics by Demi – you won’t believe how great these are (giveaway alert too)

NYC Lovatics by Demi

NYC Lovatics by Demi

The last time you saw me write about NYC Lovatics by Demi I was raving about the Natural palette that has been created in the Demi Lovato collection from NYC. My raves have continued since I use this palette all the time. It hits the right buttons for the looks that I love. Plus it’s a total dupe for the original Urban Decay Naked palette. It’s spot on. Whenever I see dupes I wonder about quality but there’s no wondering with this palette since the quality is there 100%.

NYC Lovatics by Demi

NYC Lovatics by Demi

NYC Lovatics by Demi

NYC Lovatics by Demi

There are no names on this palette but NYC numbered them and then gathered them into groups depending on the look you are interested in: Discreet Nude, Glamour Nude and Smokey Nude. The numbers are in the order of the palette seen above.

NYC Lovatics by Demi Natural palette

NYC Lovatics by Demi Natural palette

There’s a mix of finishes in the palette making it great for whatever look you want.

NYC Lovatics by Demi first 8 swatched

NYC Lovatics by Demi first 8 swatched

NYC Lovatics by Demi last 4 swatched

NYC Lovatics by Demi last 4 swatched

 

NYC Lovatics by Demi

NYC Lovatics by Demi shades 4, 6, 9

My favorite shades are always metallic and lightly shimmered like #4, 6, and 9. I like pigment and brightness in my shadows and Natural has that along with the everyday shades that you need like the matte shades. This is a total steal at $6.99 or $4.99 (Walmart) and I really hope that NYC brings out more palettes in this line.

NYC Lovatics by Demi Cheeky Pink Lip & Cheek Tint

NYC Lovatics by Demi Cheeky Pink Lip & Cheek Tint

In addition to the palette NYC came out with a few more fun items including four Lip & Cheek Tints that are only $3.99. These are liquid stains and they really do stain. If you are looking for a very natural lip tint that will not dry out your lips at all and yet will impart some color, these are for you. They come packaged like a nail polish and the brush is easy to use for  applying but you need to work fast with these.

NYC Lovatics by Demi Cheeky Pink Lip & Cheek Tint

NYC Lovatics by Demi Cheeky Pink Lip & Cheek Tint

I have Cheeky Pink and Cheeky Strawberry and there’s also Cheeky Red and Cheeky Berry. As much as I love cream blushes I’m really too old for these liquids as cheek shades so I personally use them on my lips. Cheeky Pink is bright and has a longer lasting stain to it than Cheeky Strawberry which is darker but subtler.

NYC Lovatics by Demi Cheeky Strawberry Lip & Cheek Tint

NYC Lovatics by Demi Cheeky Strawberry Lip & Cheek Tint

If you have a daughter who does something like dance competitions or cheerleading, these would be perfect. They give that fresh from the cold appearance but won’t disappear, especially Cheeky Pink. According to NYC these are kiss proof and smudge proof.  A great substitute for Benefit’s Lip and Cheek Tints!

I think Demi Lovato is a great spokeswoman for NYC. She’s on a career comeback, she’s bright and cheery, and she’s a fresh face beauty. With different packaging you could sell these for much more and no one would know the difference. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We have extras of all three products in this review so the BIZ Subscriber who wins this giveaway will receive the two Lip & Cheek Tints as well as the NYC Lovatics by Demi Natural palette. This is open to US and Canada through 3/11/16 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the comments close early please email your comment to [email protected] and label it Demi Lovato or NYC; then you can click enter and continue on.

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Perfect that pucker with Pur Minerals Pout Pens

You know that sinking feeling you get when you pass by a mirror and realize that almost all of your lipstick has worn off, except for an unsightly ring around the outside? You won’t get that feeling with Pur Minerals Pout Pens.

A good lip stain doesn’t wear off…in fact, they can be difficult to remove even when you are trying! They can also be drying, so continual hydration over the stain is necessary. Pur Minerals recently sent two shades of their new stain/lip balm hybrid Pout Pens ($20) to test – Sangria and Mai Tai.

Pur Minerals Pout Pens

Pur Minerals Pout Pens

These are very handy because the stain really lasts and the opposite end is a hydrating balm that keeps lips soft and provides some slip. Sangria is a pretty purple/wine shade and Mai Tai is a bright pinky-peach.

Pur MInerals Pout Pen in Sangria

Pur MInerals Pout Pen in Sangria

Pur Minerals Pout Pen in Mai Tai

Pur Minerals Pout Pen in Mai Tai

Pur Minerals Pout Pen in Sangria (top) and Mai Tai

Pur Minerals Pout Pen in Sangria (top) and Mai Tai

The hydrating end has such a small amount of tint that I couldn’t get any good pics of swatches. They gives some shine and also have vitamin C to help fight free radicals. The marker end is very easy to apply as the sharp tip makes for great precision.

I really like these, especially for long days without mirrors! They come in two more shades, Cosmo (red) and Fuzzy Navel (peach). You can find these handy additions to the lip stain world at Ulta and PurMinerals.com.  – Lisa

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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

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain – just say wow!

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain

It’s no surprise to anyone that reads Beauty Info Zone that we are going to rave about the 6 It Cosmetics Lip Liners that they sent us for review. It’s hard to even think of anything about It Cosmetics that we don’t like. We could easily be satisfied living a life of It products only – well almost, we are beauty junkies obviously. Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stains are automatic lip liners that are infused with a stain. These are multi-tasking cosmetics at their best. Lip primer, lip liner, and lip stain all in one terrific pencil.

What makes these Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stains so different from other brands of lip liners? We’re glad you asked!

1) These are infused with peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, hydrating avocado oil, shea butter, aloe, and jojoba.

2) The ingredients all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, soothe and nourish your lips while minimizing the appearance of lip lines.

3) They are loaded with anti-aging anti-oxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to protect and ward off free-radicals all day long.

4) No need to sharpen, just twist the bottom and voila – more lip liner. However, if you want a point on the end, just use the handy dandy tool that is stored at the bottom of the lip liner.

Built in sharpener

Built in sharpener

What more can you ask for? How about great colors that will look good with your lipsticks and glosses? Now let’s take a look at these colors with Marcia and Lisa.

MARCIA’S TRIO OF LIP LINER STAINS:

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

It was very cute to see the two of us deciding who reviews which lip liner stain. It reminded us of little kids flipping coins to see who went first. I grabbed Pretty in Pink first and then Lisa got a pick; we were back in childhood glee. But the best part is that as adults we each get to share 3 fabulous pencils with you.

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

The 3 I’ve got for you are Buff Nude, Spicy Nude and Pretty in Pink. One of the reasons I wanted these was because I knew how well these would look with the 3 Vitality Lip Flush Butter Glosses that I recently reviewed. Pretty in Pink gloss along with Pretty in Pink Lip Stain pencil are the perfect match. I couldn’t ask for better.

It Vitality Lip Butter Glosses and Lip Liner Stains

It Vitality Lip Butter Glosses and Lip Liner Stains

We’ve already listed the reasons why these are unique so I don’t want to bore you with repeating those facts; I do want to say though that I’m very impressed with these lip liner stains. I’m not the person that applies and reapplies lip products throughout the day. I leave the house with a lipstick on but I never return with one on. I just don’t think of it. It goes way back to when my sons were young and I’d hear “don’t kiss me, you have lipstick on” and it continues today when those same sons who are young adults say “don’t kiss me, you have lipstick on”. I never got back into the habit of constantly reapplying therefore having a lip liner that adds color that isn’t going to disappear midway through the day is ideal. I like to start with these all over my lips and then add the color of the day.

Buff Nude, Spicy Nude and Pretty in Pink

Buff Nude, Spicy Nude and Pretty in Pink

The liner called Buff Nude appears to be the same liner that is sold as Nude/Light Medium. Originally It Cosmetics sold just two shades of these liners in Nude. These have now morphed into 7 shades total on their website: Buff Nude, Blushing Nude, Spicy Nude, Romantic Rose, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Red and Cherry Flush. They must have heard our pleas for more.

LISA’S TRIO OF LIP LINER STAINS:

YLBB swatches, left to right:  Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink, Romantic Rose, Cherry Flush, Perfect Red

YLBB swatches, left to right: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink, Romantic Rose, Cherry Flush, Perfect Red

Pictured above are swatches of all six lip liners. It should be no surprise that Marcia picked the lightest shades and I picked the darkest ones!! The shades I tried are the last three in the row:  Romantic Rose, Cherry Flush, and Perfect Red. I love these lip liners. They are creamy but are so long wearing because they are stains, not to mention they are waterproof. They all look great on their own or make a terrific base for any lip gloss or lipstick.

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose is what I wish my natural lip color was – it truly is my lips but better (waaay better). If I wasn’t such a big baby about pain I think I would have this shade permanently tattooed on my lips. It’s a perfect matte rose that I love to wear on its own or as a base underneath a shimmery clear or light beige lip gloss.

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush is a bright, cheerful red. While my daughter has lips that can carry this color, it’s too bright for my thin lips on its own. However, I definitely like it with a warmer toned shimmer gloss over it. A warm tone calms the brightness enough so I enjoy wearing it. Let me tell you, if I had lips like my daughter I would totally be rocking this out all by itself.

Perfect Red

Perfect Red

Perfect Red

Perfect Red

Perfect Red is pretty perfect. It’s not too blue and not too brown so any skin tone will find this a complimentary shade. It truly is one of the most gorgeous red lippies I have tried in a very long time.  Even if you have problems wearing red you’ve got to check this out – it just might become that one red lippie you can wear!

It Cosmetics never fails to impress us and the Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain is yet another home run. These creamy, waterproof, long-lasting lip liners are absolutely worth your attention.

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