Do all mascaras work for you? Did Pacifica work for me?

Pacifica Dream Big Lash Extending 7 in 1 Mascara

Pacifica Dream Big Lash Extending 7 in 1 Mascara

When you open a mascara do you make a wish that this will be THE ONE at last? Or do you like to stick with the same mascara because you’ve been disappointed in the past? I’m all about trying new mascaras and making that wish. When Pacifica sent Dream Big Lash Extending 7 in 1 Mascara I had high hopes that it would be the one.

Pacifica Dream Big

Pacifica Dream Big

After all it has all the right right attributes. It’s made for

*instant lash

*lift & separate

*volumizing

*conditioning

*rich color

*lash serum

*2 in 1 brush

Then to top it off Pacifica is vegan and cruelty free.

Pacifica Dream Big Mascara

Pacifica Dream Big Mascara

I was totally intrigued with the brush. They got me interested by calling it a “Magic Wand”. Wow, putting a magic wand on my skimpy lashes would be ideal. The wand is very interesting since it’s Presto Chango. It has a twist roller at the top of the beautiful case. Twist one way for length and the other way for volume. They recommend using the longer length side first and then twisting to the shorter volume size.

Pacifica Dream Big Twist

Pacifica Dream Big Twist

I love the idea of this but in practice I’m not seeing it. No matter which brush length I use I don’t find much difference. I may not be building up the mascara enough but there’s a reason why. It flakes on me if it has too many coats. Flakes badly as a matter of fact.

Wearing Ofra eyeshadow, Physician's Formula liquid eyeliner, Pacifica Dream Big Mascara

Wearing Ofra eyeshadow, Physician’s Formula liquid eyeliner, Pacifica Dream Big Mascara

If I stick with length like in my photo it’s terrific. Once I start trying to add volume it loses points. I end up with flakes after just a few hours and it continues on until I remove it.

Let’s get back to what the claims are: instant lash NOTHING DIFFERENT; lift & separate YES IT DID; volumizing A LITTLE BUT NOT MUCH; conditioning UNSURE; rich color NOT ENOUGH FOR ME. I think this mascara is going to work for some people but it’s not for me. My wishes didn’t come through because of the flaking mostly. I’ll keep trying though.  —  Marcia

*pr sample

 

Max Factor is back and I’m loving it

Max Factor mascara, lipsticks, and eyeliner

Max Factor mascara, lipsticks, and eyeliner

When MAX FACTOR left the United States it was a sad time for lovers of their mascara. It was the only brand of mascara that I could count on from the drugstore. I had a few spare and used them up with sorrow. When they emailed and said they were bringing a limited amount of products back to the US I was thrilled and quickly sent my address for these samples. Now I’m going to be sad again if this was just a tease and they don’t stick around.

The four MAX FACTOR X products that are available are MASTERPIECEMAX mascara, MASTERPIECE High Precision Liquid Eyeliner, and LIPSTICKS in Simply Nude and Maroon Dust. Obviously a limited number that hopefully will grow.

MAX FACTOR X mascara, eyeliner and lipsticks

MAX FACTOR X mascara, eyeliner and lipsticks

MAX FACTOR X MASTPERPIECEMAX HIGH VOLUME AND DEFINITION MASCARA is available in Velvet Black locally (try Walgreens or Target) for $9.99.

MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECEMAX mascara

MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECEMAX mascara

The brush is a high tech IFX brush and is said to have 4x more volume than you’d have without. What I’ve found though is that the definition I get from this mascara is what stands out and reminds me of what I’d been missing.

MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECEMAX mascara

MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECEMAX mascara

Max Factor was the one that started the craze of using a rubber brush and soon everyone followed. This mascara has never smudged on me even after a nap. I don’t end up with pieces of mascara under my eyes. It’s on my lashes even through 12+ hour days. I instantly get definition and with two coats I get volumizing. If I decided to add a third coat there’d be even more volume.

Wearing MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECEMAX mascara and MASTERPIECE Liquid Eyeliner

Wearing MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECEMAX mascara and MASTERPIECE Liquid Eyeliner

MAX FACTOR X MASTERPIECE HIGH PRECISION LIQUID EYELINER ($9.99) is an intense black liquid liner with a non-typical brush. The brush is more like a paddle brush though on the small side. I’m used to a pencil tip so I had some problems with this liner. My picture is my first attempt with it and I wasn’t happy with the result. The liner is great if you like a thicker line but even with practice I’m not getting the thin line I prefer.

Max Factor X Masterpiece Liquid Eyeliner

Max Factor X Masterpiece Liquid Eyeliner

Max Factor X Masterpiece Liquid Eyeliner

Max Factor X Masterpiece Liquid Eyeliner

My eyes have never done well with a cat eye look since they are droopy at the ends. I’ve had pros do the look on me and it’s okay but I am a klutz when it comes to a cat eye or thick liner. But those of you who can wear a cat eye will love this deep dark slightly shiny liner.

max factor lipsticks 2

MAX FACTOR X LIPSTICKS ($9.99) are available in just two shades. These are both perfect for me but may be too light for many others. These are both renditions of nude lips and I’m head over heels in love with them. The one that really stole my heart is Simply Nude. This is a pink nude that I wear with a nude lipliner (Chanel Nude or Milani Nude) and it’s exactly the shade I’m most comfortable wearing. max factor both lipsticksSimply Nude is a light pink cool shade while Maroon Dust is warm peach nude on my lips. They are creamy and wonderfully comfortable to wear. I had been anxious to buy Charlotte Tilbury Kim K W lipstick but once I wore Simply Nude that desire disappeared since I think it gives an almost identical look color.

MAX FACTOR X Simply Nude

MAX FACTOR X Simply Nude

Charlotte Tilbury KIM KW lipstick (beautylish.com)

Charlotte Tilbury KIM KW lipstick (beautylish.com)

There’s no time to waste. This limited collection won’t be around for long. I know I’m ordering the mascara from Target in multiples since it meets all my criteria. I am really hoping that Max Factor sees the error of its ways and realizes that we need them back in the good old USA!

Have you missed Max Factor? What was your favorite product?  —  Marcia

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6 beauty essentials for a summer getaway!

6 Beauty Essentials for a Summer Getaway!In my book summer isn’t over until after Labor Day Weekend, so there is still plenty of time to go on summer weekend getaway! Whether it’s to the city, a cabin, or the beach, there are six beauty products that I always have in my bag.

Red Oxx Gator Carry On BagSpeaking of bags, I truly believe I have found the perfect one:  the Red Oxx Gator Carry On Bag ($125). I bought this in red for a recent trip to Spain and it was PERFECT. I could not believe how many things I could stuff into this rugged little baby and still have room. It’s exactly what you need for a weekend getaway – room for all your clothes and your products, and it is the size of a large purse.

Six summer getaway beauty essentialsAlong with the perfect bag, here are six products I was sent to test that you will want to always have packed so you can just grab and go on any last-minute adventure:Design.Me Puff.Me Volumizing Cloud Mist

  1.  Design.Me Puff.Me ($20): This is a tiny but mighty bottle of hair rescue. The spray powder not only soaks up oil and dirt, it also volumizes and gives hair wonderful texture. Bring this instead of bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Puff.Me is available in Cosmoprof stores nationally. I hear that Design.Me is launching other new professional products soon and I can’t wait.Me Clear Spot Treatment DeviceMe Clear Spot Treatment DeviceMe Clear Spot Treatment Device
  2. Me Clear Spot Treatment Device ($60):  An absolute must for any trip! This small device is exactly what you need when you get that one big zit brewing under your skin. You know how that goes…everything is great until you feel a little pressure, a little soreness, and you realize there is a mega-blemish brewing that is going to totally ruin your weekend. The Me Clear Spot Treatment Device is your savior.  Me Clear Spot Treatment DeviceJust press it against the area and the blue light goes to work, painlessly and quickly – the blue LED light makes eruptions vanish overnight through a combination of blue light, sonic vibration, and gentle warming. Standing there for the full two minutes can seem a little tedious, but I am astounded by the results and will never be without this gem.Saje Pocket PharmacySaje Pocket Pharmacy
  3. Saje Pocket Pharmacy ($59.95):  Despite every effort, getting sick on a vacation happens. This awesome little pharmacy has therapeutic remedy roll-ons:
    Peppermint Halo – headache relief
    Stress Release – promotes relaxation 
    Pain Release – reduce inflammation and muscle pain 
    Immune – helps alleviate cold symptoms 
    Eater’s Digest – helps soothe upset stomachs 

    So go ahead and eat too much, drink too much, stay up too long…there’s a remedy for every symptom of partying too much and having more fun that a person probably should.Soap & Paper Factory Jasmine Perfume Oil

  4. Soap & Paper Factory Jasmine Perfume Oil ($16):  It is impossible to describe how amazing this jasmine scent is. It really is a little bottle of summer and tucks so nicely away in a bag or pocket. One discreet roll onto wrists and behind the ears is all you need to smell beyond amazing.Rimmel Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kit in Coral GlowRimmel Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kit
  5. Rimmel Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kit in Coral Glow ($7):  This beautiful Kate Moss palette has three shades for highlighting, contouring, and defining cheeks. You won’t need a separate eyeshadow palette – just use your fingers and pat onto eyelids for a beautiful glowy look.Rimmel Super Curler Mascara
  6. Rimmel Super Curler Mascara ($6): Even on the most low maintenance vacations I always make sure to put on some mascara. This mascara lifts so I don’t even bring an eyelash curler, and it really lasts in the heat.

Now keep that bag packed with these essentials and you’ll just need to throw in some shorts, a bathing suit, and a cover up (my picks below!!) for an awesome summer getaway.  – Lisa

*samples, affiliate links
True Religion Joey ShortsMisa Dali Cover Up DressStella McCartney Wrap Swimsuit

How BioRepublic and Shea Moisture are beautifying eyes this summer

Anyone who knows me knows that I’d rather have great looking eye makeup than any other products. I love all cosmetics but when it comes to eyes, that’s the cat’s meow. Luckily for me I’ve been sent two products that are making my eyes stand out more than ever.

BioRepublic Lost Baggage Eye Masks

BioRepublic Lost Baggage Eye Masks

As a mask lover I was thrilled to be able to try the BioRepublic Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Masks . I’m all about masks and not many are made to specifically make your eyes look better. With puffiness and dark circles as a constant reminder finding this mask is terrific. I was totally surprised at how much serum was inside the package enough that I cheated and put them back into the package after and used them a second time.

BioRepublic Lost Baggage

BioRepublic Lost Baggage

BioRepublic Lost Baggage Eye Mask

BioRepublic Lost Baggage Eye Mask

According to BioRepublic they’ve included over half a bottle of revitalizing serum into each mask package. The restorative infusion consists of peptides, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin E. The actual mask is made from 100% pure biocellulose hydrogel material, which is known for its ability to absorb and lock in moisture. After 15-20 minutes you will see a difference. My eyes look so much more hydrated. Most of the darkness and puffiness is gone so I’m ready to face the day or night.

BioRepublic Lost Baggage Eye Masks

BioRepublic Lost Baggage Eye Masks

These are sold in a set of 10 packages on BioRepublic’s website for $44.95 with free shipping. First time buyers can sign up to get 20% off on their website which is a great help. Bloomingdale’s sells individual masks for just $5 in case you want to start off slow and they have free shipping through 8/3.

Ingredient list: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Algin, Chlorphenesin, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Mannitol /Sodium Citrate /Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyloyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Olea Europaea Husk Oil /Tocopherol , Maltodextrin, Isopropyl Cresol (o-Cymen-5-Ol), Fragrance

Formulation Facts:

  • Formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, or Triclosan.
  • 100% cruelty-free.
  • No synthetic preservatives, fragrances, PEGs, Butylene Glycol, or Propylene Glycol.
  • High % of active ingredients.
  • Professional grade product.
  • Dermatologist tested for safety.
Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara

Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara

Now it’s time for eye makeup and having a great mascara seals the deal for me. Try as I might, without mascara my eyes disappear. Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara is the one I’m using now and I’m loving how my eyes look. What I like about the mascara is that it’s been formulated with ingredients that are good for lashes. It contains Shea butter, vitamin E, panthenol, aloe vera leaf juice and nettle extract. These are all included to help condition and strengthen lashes. But it’s the performance that we are all really looking for.

Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara wand

Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara wand

I usually use two generous coats of mascara and find that’s the perfect amount for this one. At two coats I get terrific definition, a good amount of length and volume. What I don’t get is really important to me and that means no clumping or smearing. At the end of the day I’ll sometimes find some small flakes under my eyes but I’m pretty sure it’s my eyeliner and not this mascara.

wearing Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara

wearing Shea Moisture Absolute Volumizing Mascara

This is sold at Ulta for $8.99 and right now they have Shea Moisture at Buy One, Get 40% off a second Shea Moisture product.

  • Rich, long wear formula and specially designed brush with additional bristles at the tip to build each lash to maximum volume with no clumping
  • Key ingredients: nourishing Shea butter; vitamin E and panthenol to condition and protect lashes; nettle extract, aloe leaf juice and zizyphus jujuba extract to strengthen lashes
  • Free of parabens, paraffin, talc, gluten, sulfates, silicone, phthalates, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, carbon black, TEA and synthetic fragrance
  • Hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, dermatologist tested

What have you done for your eyes lately? Do you treat yourself with a mask or a new mascara? It’s time you did.– Marcia

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Pack your tiniest bags for a trip with Stowaway Cosmetics

Stowaway CosmeticsSTOWAWAY Cosmetics call themselves the Right Size Makeup Company for a good reason. All their products are small enough to stow away in a purse, pocket, or cosmetic bag. They are small yet powerful and a great size for those of us with commitment issues, overnights, quick trips, workout trips, and more.

Our product formulas are simple, refined, and hardworking, eliminating any guesswork and offering just beautiful solutions. They are packaged in a thoughtful, minimalist, and portable way—because you are busy and are doing big things. Stowaway knows that if you’re on-the-move, your beauty products are too. Stowaway is a cosmetics brand built on the philosophy that makeup should be designed to go wherever women go. Finally, the makeup you love in the sizes you can carry.

We were sent some of their products which we are happily using. We love the concept of having products that we can actually use up before trying something else. As makeup bloggers and makeup junkies STOWAWAY COSMETICS is just right for us too.

Marcia loves eyeshadow – STOWAWAY ESSENTIAL EYE PALETTE

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

No surprise to any Beauty Info Zone readers but when we received a box (tiny box) from Stowaway I wanted the eyeshadow palette instantly. Lisa allowed me to have my wish since she ended up with a very nice collection of products that you’ll soon see.

The eyeshadow palette is the size of a credit card. A long time ago Trish McEvoy used to sell palettes this size for double the price of the Stowaway Essential Eye Palette. At $25 this might seem high because of the size but when you see how useful this is, you won’t think twice about the cost.

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Inside the palette are 4 shimmer shadows on the top row and 4 matte shadows on the bottom. At first I was a bit dismayed when 0pening since the shimmers looked like glitters. My dismay turned to pleasure once I applied these and saw that they not only glided on with ease but they were shimmery without being glittery.

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette shimmer shadow swatches

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette shimmer shadow swatches

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette

S1 is a light creamy linen shade. I had trouble showing it on my arm which is fine with me since I like the subtlety of it. S2 is a very pretty rose gold that I love on my lid. S3 is more of a golden brown which can be intensified or worn as is. This is a great crease shade for me. S4 is the darkest of the shimmers and harder to categorize color wise. The swatch looks brown but there’s a lot of purple in this shade.

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette all swatches

Stowaway Essential Eye Palette all swatches

The bottom row are the mattes but they apply and look more like satins except for the black shade. They all have a silkiness to them that make them easy to wear and easy to work with. M1 is a milk chocolate with a touch of cream added to it. M2 is a darker milk chocolate so they left out the cream! M3 is the darkest of the browns. On my eyes it looks warm as I see some burnished undertones. M4 is a matte black. The pigment is great and works well as an eyeliner but the texture is harder than the other shadows.

Wearing S1, S2, and S4

Wearing S1, S2, and S4

In spite of the blazing heat we’ve been having, these last very well and don’t need touch up. But rest assured, when we need touch up we can easily find it in this pint size palette.

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Stowaway Cosmetics

Lisa loves the Pretty in Pink Set STOWAWAY CREAM LIPSTICK, EFFORTLESS EYELINERMASCARA, CHEEK & LIP ROUGE

Spain

I recently had a wonderful reason to fully appreciate the size and quality of Stowaway Cosmetics products, because I took a trip to Spain with my mom. There we are, inside the Palacio Real de Madrid. Getting to Spain was interesting as I had never traveled to Europe before and I was determined to bring only one bag that I didn’t have to check. Have you tried packing for a nine-day trip with just one carry on bag?? It was a challenge but oh so freeing once I achieved it! Stowaway Cosmetics constituted my only lipstick, blush, eyeliner and mascara (ok I lied…I also brought one other eyeliner!). But the size of these gems is incredible and the quality is definitely impressive.

SpainI walked, on average, 10 miles each day through the streets of Madrid, Segovia, and Toledo in stultifying heat, and Stowaway never let me down! The Cream Lipstick ($15) has wonderful pigmentation and is hydrating, so even those 100 degree days didn’t dry out my lips. The size is small but the lipstick is mighty and I love the pinky/peach Peony shade.Stowaway Cosmetics Cream Lipstick in Peony

I love a multi-tasker, so the creamy Cheek and Lip Rouge ($15) is a favorite. Again, small but mighty – the pot is about 1/3 the size of a typical blush. My shade is the pretty pinky/peach Peony, and it looks lovely on cheeks and as a lip stain.Stowaway Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Rouge and Mascara

 I tested two products for eyes – the Extreme Lash Mascara ($12) and the Effortless Eyeliner ($10). The mascara is terrific! It has thickening fibers so it makes lashes lush and long, and the brush has a thick and a thin side, making application easy. The mascara lasts all day without smudging or smearing.

Stowaway Cosmetics Effortless EyelinerStowaway Cosmetics Effortless EyelinerStowaway Cosmetics Effortless Eyeliner

You will be shocked at the size of the Effortless Eyeliner ($10) – it’s literally the size of a q-tip! No need to sharpen this gel-textured pencil and it glides on beautifully. The Spice shade is a gorgeous shimmery copper that doesn’t smudge once it sets, which takes less than a minute.
Spain
I can’t imagine taking another trip without my Stowaway Cosmetics. No matter how tiny your bags are, you never have to be without great color products so you can rock any country you choose to explore!!
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I got Tyra mail! B.I.G. Lashes Silk Extension System

about_bgI have admired Tyra Banks forever and of course watched every season of America’s Next Top Model. I was sooo excited to try her cosmetics line, which is all about beauty (something I strive for), business (cause women are a force to contend with), and badassery (because who doesn’t want to be BAD ASS??).                                                                                                                         pr sample

Tyra Beauty BIG Lashes System

My first review is for Tyra’s B.I.G. Lashes Silk Extension System ($50). Yup, it’s easy now to smize with this lash thickening and extending system. I’ve tried silk extensions before, and while they gave me better lashes, they also gave me some issues with my contact lenses, so I was hoping Tyra’s would be more eyeball friendly.

B.I.G. Lashes Silk Extension System

B.I.G. stands for Beyond Insanely Ginormous. This two-part system includes B.I.G. Lashes Extending Mascara and B.I.G. Lashes Silk Extensions. First, you apply the Silk Extensions from mid-lash upward. This is so important…the silk fibers lengthen lashes, but by avoiding the root of the lashes, silk fibers don’t into the eyes.

B.I.G. Lashes Silk Extension System

After the first silk fiber application, you apply the Extending Mascara from root to ends. This mascara has a thin brush, and the formula thickens and separates lashes. Follow with the Silk Extensions again from mid-lash to top, and then one more coat of the Extending Mascara. Oh yes, lashes are super long, super thick, and just plain super. Plus, NO smudging!!

Tyra Beauty BIG Lashes

B.I.G. Lashes Silk Extensions is an improvement on the silk extensions of old because it has a conditioning primer than fuses the silk fibers to lashes, so there isn’t that fallout. It also doesn’t dry out lashes – in fact, it has conditioning ingredients that improve lash health.

Wearing Tyra Beauty Big Lash Silk Extension System

Wearing Tyra Beauty Big Lash Silk Extension System

Smize!

Smize!

I am definitely impressed with the Tyra Beauty Big Lash Silk Extension System.  If you want big, thick, fat lashes that are about as long as you can get them, be sure to try this out.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

6/25/16 IT Cosmetics has a Customer Favorites TSV #ITsYourCustomerFavorites

IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites 4 Piece CollectionWe can’t wait to tell you about the latest IT Cosmetics Collection!  The IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection set is available for one day only – today! – as a Today’s Special Value.  Here’s the overview:

Inspired by you, the IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection features two of your most-loved products, plus two new game-changers for your beautiful eyes, your beautiful smile, your beautifulyou!  Best-selling Tightline™ gets to the root of your lashes for instant definition, while IT Girl™ favorite CC+ Illumination™—supersized for the first time!—delivers full coverage and a radiant, lit-from-within glow. Also included is new Je Ne Sais Quoi™, a color-infused lip treatment that helps hydrate and revives the look of your lips with a hint of color.. And, because you deserve IT, new Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush does the work for you to create your most flawless complexion every time!

We love the items in this collection and the price is great at $72.50 for four excellent products.  Lisa does lips and eyes and Marcia does face!

LISA REPORTS IN:

IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites 4 Piece Collection

This collection features fan favorites and I am a huge fan of the Tightline™. This thin wand does some amazing things – it is the perfect mascara for lower lashes, and it also primes upper lashes for thickening mascara. What it does best, though, is tightline the upper lid.

IT Cosmetics Tightline™

IT Cosmetics Tightline™

IT Cosmetics Tightline™ Wand

IT Cosmetics Tightline™ Wand

I just lift my lid up a bit, then sort of wiggle the wand along the base. Tightlining was always a chore, but it’s unreal how easy it is with this awesome baby! Tightlining really defines eyes and makes them look incredible. In this pick, I have no eyeliner on – just tightliner and some mascara.

IT Cosmetics Tightliner

A new favorite for me is the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment.  

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatch

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatch

I’ve been a big fan of all the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ lip products in the past and this one is a great addition. It’s not a lipstick, it’s a super hydrating lip balm that gives just a hint of color to lips. It really feels amazing on and gives a great slip to lips. I have extremely pale and colorless lips to begin with, so I wish this had even more of a tint, but anyone with a little natural color to their lips will love it. The packaging is superb. I love how the cap clicks into place so there is no chance this will come apart in your purse. Even the box is awesome – love the little inspiration message!IT Cosmetics

IT CosmeticsMARCIA REPORTS IN:

What’s especially fun about this 4 piece collection from IT Cosmetics is that it’s a twist on favorites. There are new favorites and old favorites. My old favorite is the Supersize CC+ Illumination Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+. Now that’s a mouthful.

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream

CC+ Illumination CC Cream has been a favorite of mine since last summer. I’ve been crazy about IT’s CC Cream since the very beginning and the Illuminating version makes it that much better especially in the sunnier months. This is an all-in-one product since it contains

*anti-aging serum

*a moisturizing day cream

*skin-perfecting primer

*skin-brightening serum

*color corrector

*full coverage

*SPF 50+ broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

All this in a supersize 2.53 fl oz size. The normal size, 1.08 fl oz, is left behind in the dust with this supersize one. The original costs $38 so one more than double the size makes this an exceptional bargain when you realize the entire TSV costs $59.94. I love the application of this CC+ Cream as well as the coverage. It’s an all day deal for me plus Fair is truly fair. It’s also available in Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich. The lighter color sets sell out quickly though so grab it now.

My new favorite: Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush.

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

It’s almost an oxymoron to call something a favorite and say it’s new. But IT Cosmetics has a line of brushes that are not to be believed. This cruelty free brush has a custom cut brush head. The application of the CC+ Cream with this brush is definitely heavenly. The soft brush hugs the natural contours of your face. This brush gives me an airbrushed finish. To have this along with the IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream is perfection. You’ll use this brush over and over and over.

IT Cosmetics’ TSV will be available only on 6/25. The number of the set is A278194. Whenever we are lucky enough to share the TSV with you in advance we always worry that you won’t understand what a great value this is and how quickly it sells out. Be sure you don’t make us worry!!

Direct link for purchase HERE

*sent for editorial consideration

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