Flawless skin with Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact

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One of the easiest ways to apply foundation is with the new cushion compacts. Hydroxatone, known for their skin care, has taken that knowledge and combined it with their BB Cream to bring us a buildable BB Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact contains some key ingredients that make this stand out from the cushion crowd.

Key Ingredients:

    • Rose Water – a water obtained by a Rosa Centifolia Flower distillation which supports restoration and maintenance of skin’s pH balance and keeps skin hydrated.
    • Matrixyl 3000 – a peptide blend that has a visible anti-wrinkling and lifting effect. It supports the skin’s natural restructuring and tissue repair through extracellular matrix renewal.
    • SymGlucan– an oat-derived natural ingredient that helps maintain healthy skin.
    • Sodium Hyaluronate – a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan which is a major constituent of the extracellular matrix and is important for cellular protection, osoregulation and moisturization, metabolic function and restoring skin’s elasticity.

Beauty Info Zone was sent two of the three available shades to test and share our findings with you. Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact is available online at ULTA, as well as Beauty.com and Kohls.com for $49 which includes the compact and a sealed refill.

o   Light for fair skin with neutral undertones

o   Medium for light beige skin tones

o   Tan  for golden skin tones

MARCIA WEARS LIGHT

I’ve been a fan of BB Creams since I first learned about them. I don’t like heavy coverage on my aging skin. I’m looking for light to medium coverage at best. Hydroxatone’s Air Cushion Compact fits my needs perfectly for this. It’s easy to use, has great sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF40, and can be built up.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact new

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact new

Normally a foundation that only comes in 3 shades isn’t going to be light enough for my pale skin but surprisingly Hydroxatone is. The Light is ultra light. I couldn’t get it to show up in my swatch for you, that’s how light it is.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact used

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact used

For every day I pat this on with the included applicator lightly and go about my business knowing I’ve evened out my skin. When I’m going to be in closer contact with people I’ll apply concealer under my eyes and nose prior to application. The soft cushiony applicator it comes with doesn’t remove my concealer when using it to apply the BB Cream. I like to build it up to slightly less than a medium coverage and I’m good to go.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact in light

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact in Light

The cherry on top of the pie for Hydroxatone’s Air Cushion Compact is that there’s basically no fragrance for this. At first I notice a little bit of citrus and even that dissipates quickly for this scent sensitive blogger.

LISA WEARS MEDIUM

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact

Marcia has beautiful porcelain skin, but mine is freckled with uneven patches so I typically like more coverage than she does. I didn’t think the Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact would give enough coverage for my preferences, but it really is buildable and does semi-full coverage as well as it does sheer.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium

The medium shade looks waaay darker on the sponge that it does on the skin. It’s actually a pretty versatile medium shade that will work for light to medium skin tones. I have to admit I wasn’t sold on sponge compact foundations at first, but now I love them – especially for traveling. You can see that my compact actually leaked a little but the sponge and the compact kept it from getting outside of the package.

I use my Doll10 Rotating Foundation Brush on top of the sponge and it picks up the perfect amount of foundation. I just do an extra pass over uneven areas for more coverage. I find that in general, sponge foundation compacts don’t last as long as liquid foundation, so I was happy that a refill is included in the box.

Wearing Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium

Wearing Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium

You can still see my freckles but the uneven tone is gone. I also find that this foundation wears extremely well. Usually by the end of the day my foundation is mostly gone, but this one is mostly there.

With all the pluses – buildable coverage, skin friendly ingredients, wearable shades, and a travel friendly packaging – we think the Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact is a winner. It’s definitely a sponge-worthy foundation!

Ingredients

Active: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%.
Inactive: Cyclopentasiloxane, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Alumina, Trisiloxane, Glycereth-26, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides.

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Celebrate the new year with IT Cosmetics TSV “New Year Your Most Beautiful Skin”

#yourmostbeautiful2016 IT Cosmetics TSV

#yourmostbeautiful2016
IT Cosmetics TSV

#yourmostbeautiful2016

Saturday, January 16th is one special day on QVC since it’s Beauty Day. The best part of Beauty Day for us is that it means a TSV for IT Cosmetics. And what a great TSV it is. Lisa and Marcia are thrilled to have received a sneak peek to share with you so you can see what special items are in IT COSMETICS NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLLECTION, 6 piece set.

IT Cosmetics TSV Your Most Beautiful Skin #yourmostbeautiful2016

IT Cosmetics TSV Your Most Beautiful Skin #yourmostbeautiful2016

LISA is sharing CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation and 2 brushes

IT Cosmetics stole my heart a long time ago and it continues to be one of my favorite cosmetics line. This set is really a fantastic value and so much fun!

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin foundation and brushes

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation in Medium

IT Cosmetics CC Veil Foundation in Fair

IT Cosmetics CC Veil Foundation in Fair

The CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation is a sponge-worthy foundation (for all you Seinfeld fans!) that has just about everything. It has a 50+ SPF, an anti-aging serum, a moisturizer, a primer, and a sheer to medium foundation, all in one. If you have oily skin you will still want to use a separate primer, but otherwise this is definitely a multi-tasker that will make you very happy.

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation refill

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation refill

The squishy sponge houses a creamy liquid foundation that goes on like gossamer, it’s so lightweight. The coverage is sheer but buildable, and what I really love about this set is it includes a refill! I’m not sure how long the sponge will last, but I’m glad to know that once I’ve used it up I have another one ready. My shade is medium, and it’s a neutral tone that is a little on the light side for a medium shade.

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

While the foundation comes with an application puff, I prefer the Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush. This brush is oh-so-soft, but it’s densely packed so it gives great control.  The large end is perfect for applying the Cushion Compact Foundation and the small end is great for those hard to cover areas like around the eyes and nose.

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

The other brush included in this set is the Angled Radiance Creme Brush. It has an angled edge that really hugs your cheekbones. The bristles are fabulous for cream blush application, blending the blush so naturally it creates a beautiful, glowy flush. I think my three products alone are worth the $59.96 price tag, but there are even more goodies included that Marcia has for review.

MARCIA is sharing Je Ne Sais Quoi! Lipstick and Creme Blush

Once you open this fabulous TSV you’ll find two Je Ne Sais Quoi products – one brand new and one revamped. Let me start with the revamped lipstick.

Just the other day when I wrote about Pantone 2016 Colors I showed you a picture of Je Ne Sais Quoi Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Lipstick. When I opened my new lipstick I found that the color wasn’t the same but the technology was. Originally the lipstick was almost clear and your body’s chemistry changed it to suit you. Now the lipstick is tinted pink and comes in a special iridescent white case. So pretty, so nourishing, full on color that has collagen and hyaluronic filling spheres to make your lips look your most beautiful ever.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick

Now to the exciting part for me (don’t get me wrong though, I adore the foundation too). A creme blush!!!! I am a creme blush fanatic so I was especially excited to find this in the QVC TSV. This too is named Je Ne Sais Quoi, officially IT COSMETICS CC+ VITALITY BRIGHTENING CREME BLUSH in JE NE SAIS QUOI. Call me thrilled.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Creme Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Creme Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

The blush tries to trick you but you’ll be thrilled with its trickiness. It appears as a pink in the compact but when I swatched it I found it look very light. So light in fact that I worried that it wouldn’t show up. But like the lipstick it’s a color correcting anti-aging creme blush. It starts off light (see picture below) but then deepens on its own to a very natural pink. It never gets too deep on me but it’s not too light either. It’s, to quote Goldilocks, “just right”. The Angled Radiance Creme Brush described above is a great tool to smooth this onto your cheeks.

IT Cosmetics  Je Ne Sais Quoi swatches, top blush, bottom lipstick

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi swatches, top blush, bottom lipstick

If you add up the products in this TSV they’d cost you $214.00. But like all IT Cosmetics TSV’s the price is amazing at $59.96. The TSV number is A272018 for a one time buy and A276946 for auto delivery. Don’t miss out on this great deal and the opportunity to have your most beautiful skin ever.

#yourmostbeautiful2016

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Pur Minerals Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation is ready for your beauty shot

Pur Minerals Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation

Pur Minerals Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation

The newest innovation in the cosmetic world is cushion foundation and I’m pleased to share with you the one from PUR Minerals, Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation. These foundations are taking the market by storm and Pur Minerals has shown me why. When I learned about the foundation and was offered one for review, I was excited to try it out. And now I’m excited to share it with you.

open up the lid to find this

open up the lid to find this

When you open up the shiny white lid you’ll see an applicator and a sealed foundation.

Pur Minerals Air Perfection opened

Pur Minerals Air Perfection opened

Once you open the seal you’ll find a cushion top that allows the foundation to be released when you press down with the applicator. I always use the soft pink side of the sponge applicator to apply Pur Minerals CC Cushion Foundation. It picks up the right amount once you squeeze down on the foundation and it blends in the color very smoothly.

Air Perfection CC Cream has SPF 50 which is one of the reasons I like this so much. Another reason is that this is a very light feeling foundation. I never notice that it’s on but I do notice how nicely my skin looks when wearing this. The foundation itself feels a little like a mousse. You can wear it sheerly or you can build it up to a medium coverage and still never feel like you have foundation on.

Air Perfection in Light

Air Perfection in Light

Air Perfection contains some great ingredients like skincare emollient: Babassu Oil. Native to Brazil, this palm-based ingredient nourishes a dewy soft complexion with intensely hydrating lauric and myristic acids and antioxidant vitamin E. 

Packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients that:

  • Help soothe visible irritation for a clearer, more comfortable complexion
  • Provide texture-plumping hydration that softens the look of lines
  • Moisturize, smooth and protect with antioxidant benefits
  • Deliver a megadose of anti-aging amino acids and vitamins

I wish this came in more shades and hopefully that’s something that Pur Minerals will correct. Right now the four shades are Light, Medium, Tan, Dark. The Light is what I wear but I have to be careful to blend it really well along my chin and hairline. I’d love to see this in Fair and believe there’s plenty of room for some other shades in between the 4 available. That’s my only complaint about this though.

I love that it’s so portable and doesn’t leak. I think the ingredients are excellent. I love the hydrating performance of this and the SPF level. I’m always happy that Pur Minerals does not test on animals and is cruelty-free. cruelty-bunnies

This can be found at Dermstore.com for $30, Pur Minerals website, and Ulta. Dermstore is the site I found the best price.

Have you worn a cushion foundation? If so what do you think of them? — Marcia

p.s. I’ve also written about Pur Minerals CC Cream in a tube. Read that review HERE if you want to see more about their CC Cream.

 

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Ingredients for Light & Medium: Aqua, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isododecane, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), 1,2-Hexanediol, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)