IT Cosmetics newest TSV, #ITSuperstars, has begun for 11/12/16 only

IT's your top 5 superstars and more!We gave you a tease of the presale for the newest IT Cosmetic TSV over on QVC and now it’s time for the real thing. The TSV is going on right now through 11/12/16 and you don’t want to miss it. It’s the perfect time to stock up on old favorites and add some new ones to your collection. IT Cosmetic always has our favorite TSV because they are such a bargain. For just under $60 you’ll receive 6 of their most popular full size items. Where else can you get 6 winners for only $10 each?

IT's your top 5 superstars and more!IT's your top 5 superstars and more!Beauty Info Zone was sent the TSV to help show you what you’ll be receiving. Each of us will share three of the items so you can rush over to QVC and buy this in your shade.

CELEBRATION FOUNDATION ILLUMINATION™ in your choice of 5 shades.

Celebration Foundation Illumination™ in Medium

Celebration Foundation Illumination™ in Medium

This powder foundation works quickly to give your skin a flawless look. It’s infused with Illuminating Drop of Light Technology™ and anti-aging ingredients. This is a wonderful hydrating formula and with the brush included in the set will give you amazing coverage in just 30 seconds. It can be built to full coverage and it has just a touch of illumination to give your skin some brightness.

BYE BYE UNDER EYE ANTI-AGING CONCEALER™:IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

This is all you need to cover even the darkest under eye circles.

This is all you need to cover even the darkest under eye circles.

This too is available in 5 shades so once you pick your foundation shade you’ll receive the matching concealer shade. This is the original Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer that we’ve raved about endlessly on Beauty Info Zone. Bye Bye Under Eye is what started us on our love affair. You need a tiny drop of the concealer. The best recommendation we can give you is to place a drop on the back of your hand and rub it gently to warm it up. Then tap it gently under your eye or on other imperfections in your skin. Buff it in with your favorite IT brush and you’ll be set. You’re going to love the coverage.

BROW POWER™, UNIVERSAL BROW PENCIL

IT Cosmetics Brow Power

IT Cosmetics Brow Power

IT Cosmetics Brow Power

This wonderful eyebrow pencil is noted because of its charitable aspect as well as its ‘your brows but better’ formula. This universal pencil adjusts to all eyebrow shades by the amount of pressure you use. You can do short feathery strokes for lighter brows or build up to the darkness you need. Brow Power contains biotin, saw palmetto and antioxidants so it’s not just a wonderful tool to use but it is good for you.

SUPERHERO ELASTIC STRETCH VOLUMIZING MASCARA

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Superhero MascaraIT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

IT Cosmetics has always made great mascara and the Superhero Mascara saves my lashes every time. It does everything that one would expect from a mascara called ‘Superhero’:  lengthens, volumizes, and separates. The Elastic Stretch Technology wraps around each lash and only gets darker, stronger, thicker, and longer with each coat. In fact, one coat gives lashes 500% more volume! That is a definite game changer.

THE HEAVENLY SKIN FULL-COVERAGE FOUNDATION BRUSH

NEW Heavenly Skin™ Full-Coverage Foundation Brush

NEW Heavenly Skin™ Full-Coverage Foundation Brush

How gorgeous is this brush???  The Heavenly Skin Foundation Brush is the new product in this collection of superstars and it is right at home amongst the best of the best. The super cool swirly brush head has a ‘blur factor’ thanks to the Heavenly Skin brush hair, and the custom cut swirls hug facial contours. The result is an airbrush finish that looks just beautiful.

JE NE SAIS QUOI HYDRATING COLOR AWAKENING LIP TREATMENT
Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment

I love all the incarnations of Je Ne Sais Quoi™ lip products and this one is no exception. It’s not a lipstick, it’s a super hydrating lip balm that gives just a hint of color to lips. It feels wonderful on and gives a great slip to lips. I have pale lips to begin with so I think the Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment could have even more of a tint, but anyone with a little natural color to their lips will love it. The packaging is awesome – the cap clicks into place so there is no chance this will come apart in your purse.

Head on over to QVC for this awesome IT Cosmetic TSV.  The collection is only on sale until 11/12/16 so order yours today for the best ever price on all your superstar favorites! – Lisa and Marcia

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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

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The ‘total package’ – Mally Face Defender BB Cream and Foundation Brush

Mally Face Defender BB Cream

Mally Face Defender BB Cream

I love many products from Mally Beauty, but the Face Defender BB Cream Foundation and Foundation Brush combo is definitely my favorite. In fact, just yesterday one of my coworkers asked me which foundation I would recommend for her as she transitions into winter makeup and I said, without any hesitation, Mally Face Defender BB Cream! It does everything from treating to priming to covering and the brush is truly terrific.

Mally Face Defender BB Cream in Medium Light

Mally Face Defender BB Cream in Medium Light

A great big 1.8 ounce tube of Face Defender BB Cream Foundation and the foundation brush are available as a set on QVC for $45 you can find it HERE. The tube is large enough to last until spring, especially since you only need a small amount of BB cream for great coverage.

To be perfectly honest, when I use my Face Defender BB Cream Foundation I still use a primer, a concealer, and a setting powder. I can’t help myself…playing with cosmetics is therapy for me. The beauty of Face Defender is that if you aren’t a high maintenance person, or if you have limited time and need the biggest bang for your buck, this BB cream really does do everything. It has antioxidants so it works as a treatment serum/moisturizer. It has an SPF of 15 so it works as sun protection. It’s full coverage enough so most people won’t need a concealer and it doesn’t look heavy or cakey on skin. It has a beautiful, glowy finish that really only needs modest powdering throughout the day for an oily t-zone.

Mally Foundation Brush

Mally Foundation Brush

I absolutely adore the Foundation Brush, which gets second billing but is truly a star all on its own. I squeeze a tiny bit of Face Defender right onto the flat side of the brush then buff it on using a circular motion. This brush blends so beautifully that it is a must have for any brush collection.

Wearing Mally Face Defender BB Cream

Wearing Mally Face Defender BB Cream

For this photo I first applied a spritz of Skindinavia Makeup Spray Primer, then I used the Foundation Brush to apply my Face Defender. I also used Mally Dark Circle Corrector (another of my Mally obsessions!), a little face powder, and the Mally Shimmer, Shape, and Glow palette for blush and contour. There have been many days when I just used the Face Defender because I simply didn’t have time for anything else…and with a swipe of lipstick on my lips and cheeks, I certainly had everything I needed to make it through the day.

The Face Defender BB Cream Foundation comes in Fair, Light Medium Light, Medium Tan, Tan, Warm Rich, and Rich. This is my favorite BB cream foundation and I highly recommend a visit to QVC to get this set…it’s the total package.  – Lisa

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Gimmick or essential? The Doll 10 BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush

Doll 10 Rotating Foundation BrushA rotating foundation brush? Sounds pretty gimmicky to me. I am low maintenance when it comes to foundation application. I mean, isn’t that what fingers are for??  So I was very doubtful when Doll 10 Beauty sent me the BlendSMART Rotating Foundation Brush to test. Did it turn out to be a happy surprise, or did it turn out to be just another unused brush collecting dust on my vanity?

Doll 10 blendSMART Brush

Doll 10 blendSMART Brush

The BlendSMART Rotating Makeup Starter Kit comes with everything you need to get this brush spinning:

  • BlendSMART Rotating Foundation Brush
  • Universal Foundation Brush Head
  • CR123A 3V lithium battery
  • Measures approximately 5-1/2″L x 1″W; weighs approximately 3.7 oz
Inside the Doll 10 blendSMART Brush box

Inside the Doll 10 blendSMART Brush box

You can put foundation on the brush head then apply – the on/off switch makes it pretty easy to toggle back and forth between spinning and not spinning. Or, you can use it after foundation application to buff.

Doll 10 blendSMART Brush

Doll 10 blendSMART Brush

There are definitely pros and cons to this brush.  Let’s start with the cons.

What I don’t particularly like:

The brush head spins 360 degrees and it spins pretty fast – 190 times a minute. In fact, this is not something you want to use close to your eyes or hair-line. When I tried to use it under my eyes the brush got away from me and while it didn’t hurt, it was an odd, unpleasant feeling. I just avoid the undereye area. The flat brush head doesn’t quite fit into tighter spots like around the nose.

Doll 10 blendSMART Brush

What I definitely like:

The brush head spins 360 degrees and it spins pretty fast – 3 times per second. It really and truly smooths out foundation and gives a beautiful finish. It takes ‘buffing out’ to a whole other level. I tend to overestimate the amount of foundation I need and this smooths out and corrects any application mistakes in seconds.

The flat brush head is easy to maneuver around most areas on the face and it works great with all types of foundation from powder to cream. I find that while I can use this brush to apply foundation, I actually like it even more as a finishing touch. I can put my foundation on using my hands (I like the way foundation melds with my skin with the additional body heat) and then buff using the brush for a really awesome finish. It smooths out foundation so it doesn’t settle into pores or wrinkles. I also find it’s a great way to correct those times I am a little over-enthusiastic with my blush application.

I am totally shocked by this, but the BlendSMART Rotating Foundation Brush is something I reach for almost every day! It may seem like a gimmick, but this brush is truly useful and well worth the price. You can find it on QVC, normally it’s $66 but right now it’s listed for $59.98.  – Lisa

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Doll 10 brush head

Polished perfectly with Pixi Beauty

pixi april inside box

For some reason I never noticed the inside of the box when I receive a package from Pixi Beauty for consideration. While the box itself is the same each time, the month’s products are always a delightful surprise. And the quote from Petra, the founder of Pixi Beauty, hit home this time “I can help women capture their natural beauty effortlessly.” That’s more fitting for this trio of products than others I use from Pixi.

April's newest product from Pixi Beauty

April’s newest product from Pixi Beauty

These three products help give me a minimal makeup look if I want. They work together perfectly together or alone.

Let’s start with H2O Skintint ($24) which is a water based gel that is available in 3 shades. I have the middle shade Nude which is a little too dark for me but I am able to tone it down with a drop of a lighter BB Cream to make it blend in well on my skin. The lightest shade, Cream, would probably work perfectly for me so I’ll have to check Target to see if this is in stock.

Pixi H2O Skintint

Pixi H2O Skintint

Pixi H2O Skintint

Pixi H2O Skintint

The ingredients in this are soothing as well as moisturizing. The finish is considered to be a semi-matte. I love that it’s fragrance free.

Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush

Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush

Pixi’s FULL COVER FOUNDATION BRUSH is my favorite product in this review. It’s fabulous whether you want it for full coverage or for a lighter coverage like the H2O Skintint. This brush is a bargain at only $15 and it’s one you need in your collection, even if you already own a foundation brush.

Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush

Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush

The head on this brush is what makes it such a delight to use. It’s fuller than the typical foundation brush and very dense. It’s so soft that I want to use it all the time. Foundation practically blends itself with the use of this brush. It can be used for powder, especially a powder foundation, or concealer on larger areas too. This never leaves my face with brush strokes, just with natural looking foundation.

Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush

Pixi Full Cover Foundation Brush

The last delight is one I was really excited to see in the box. In a previous Pixi review I wrote about how much I love the Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach because it covers my dark circles. Well it now has a friend that’s so much easier for me to use because it’s in crayon form. UNDERCOVER CRAYON in PERK-UP PEACH is the baby sister of Correction Concentrate. This is a new product from Pixi Beauty and comes in 4 shades. Perk-Up Peach ($14) is for brightening and neutralizing redness and dark circles.

UNDERCOVER CRAYON in PERK-UP PEACH

UNDERCOVER CRAYON in PERK-UP PEACH

PIXI UNDERCOVER CRAYON in PERK-UP PEACH

PIXI UNDERCOVER CRAYON in PERK-UP PEACH

The peach crayon applies lighter than my purposely darker swatch and blends in well with either my finger, a sponge or Pixi’s foundation brush. I like to use it in a V shape under my eyes using the side of the crayon, not the tip. I also use it at the corners of my nose to neutralize the redness that I usually have there. Here are the details from Pixi: “Youth-preserving formula with peptides to plump lines, wild rose to nourish & liquorice root to fade darkness. Dries matte, stays put and looks super natural.”  Youth preserving? They had me at that one!!

As usual Pixi and their cruelty free products make me sit up and take notice. Products I need at affordable prices that are easy to use. What are your favorites from Pixi? — Marcia

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue wants to help you rethink your makeup

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and Smoothing Face Brush

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and Smoothing Face Brush

Bare Minerals has decided to change what we use on our face in place of foundation. They’ve created COMPLEXION RESCUE which is a Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It’s a little bit tinted moisturizer, a little bit BB Cream and a little CC Cream. They’ve all come together to create something new and unique and fabulous. While these are press samples, I’d buy Complexion Rescue again when I use up this tube.bare minerals foundation  colorsCOMPLEXION RESCUE ($29) is available in 10 shades. They have a shade finder to help you select the shade that’s going to be best for you. I chose Opal and it’s perfect for me. It’s rare that I can find a foundation that is light enough but doesn’t look ghostly.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal

The first time I wore Complexion Rescue I wondered if it was for me. The coverage was so light that I worried that throughout the day my redness and uneven skintone would bleed through. I was wrong and I’ve enjoyed this more and more as I’ve had the opportunity to wear it the last few weeks.

There’s so much to know about Complexion Rescue and the Bare Minerals website does a great job of explaining it all but here’s a quick recap-

* this is a fragrance-free gel that contains mineral based broad spectrum SPF30

* Complexion Rescue contains Mineral Electrolyte Complex to help revitalize your skin

* the ingredients are excellent humectants to make sure you get the hydration you need (olive derived squalene, marine botanicals, trehalose and glycerin)

* Heart leaf globe daisy helps protect against the environment

Complexion Rescue facts

Complexion Rescue facts

While you can use your fingers I really recommend using a brush like the Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush ($28). This is a new brush created by Bare Minerals to work wonders with this gel cream. It has synthetic dual fibers which give an airbrushed look to your application.

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush

You will need so little of the Complexion Rescue when you use this tool or a similar one that your BB/CC/TM will last you so much longer.

If you are looking for a light, radiant foundation then set your eyes on Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. It’s not for those who feel they need full coverage though. I’d recommend using a lightweight concealer prior to application to cover redness or undereye circles, use a wonderful brush like the Smoothing Face Brush and notice how much you like it more day after day. Have you tried this new mineral based formula? Do you like it as much as I do? — Marcia

From Bare Minerals: “Formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance to maintain the integrity of the skin–loving formula, Complexion Rescue combines marine botanicals and hydrating humectants to help refuel thirsty skin, energizing mineral electrolytes to help enhance skin’s appearance, and a skin–protecting antioxidant that acts as skin’s bodyguard to help defend against environmental stressors. A non–chemical, mineral–based, broad spectrum SPF 30 provides superior protection against damaging UV rays.”

Ingredients

Water, Coconut Alkanes, Propanediol, Squalane, Trehalose, Isostearic Acid, Glycerin, Silica, Agar, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Melilotus Officinalis Extract, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinoglycan, Polysorbate 60, Cellulose Gum, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Succinate, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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