Gift yourself with IT Cosmetic’s Je Ne Sais Quoi palette #itcosmetics

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

While I am entranced with IT Cosmetics year round, when it comes to the holidays I find that they go all out. Whether you are gifting others or yourself their new Je Ne Sais Quoi palette should be at the top of your list. I’m sure you’ve been nice (with maybe a little naughty thrown in) so you deserve this in your life.                                                       press sample

Everything about this palette is perfection, as a matter of fact it’s subtitled “Your Complexion Perfection”. For $42 you’ll be charmed by the Award-Winning Face Palette with Perfect Lighting Technology”.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

A few days ago Lisa and I showed you the fabulous holiday brush sets that Ulta carries from IT Cosmetics. The set I have, City Chic, is the perfect companion for this palette. They are both a beautiful rose gold and the face brushes work wonderfully with the palette.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

The 4 talc free powders in the compact are all new except for the translucent pressed powder. You’ll have a perfect travel palette with this as well as one that you’ll use daily at home. The palette is bigger than I expected at 4.5″ square. The colors are each 1..75″ square so getting a brush in is easy and won’t run over into the next color.

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Said Quoi is a beautiful brightening shade. One that applies like a dream. If you like intensity it builds up easily or you can use a light touch with your dual fiber blush brush to start light. I could easily wear this blush every day.

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent is one of the best translucent powders you can wear. I bought this powder as soon as it came out. This sheer powder is great as a finishing powder to set your foundation. It’s one of IT’s most popular products so having it in this palette is a bonus. Have pores? Want to make them disappear? Then you want this powder.

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth is perfect if you are missing your summer color. You can use it as you would a bronzer or contour with it. Both ways work perfectly.

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth

Perfect Lighting Luminizer is the hero product for me in this palette. I am always fascinated with highlighters and this one stands out to me. It’s a soft peachy beige powder that’s luminous but has no glitter. When you are my age you just don’t need glitter on your face. This special luminizer highlights and enhances. I’m sure I’ll end up seeing pan on this shade first.

Perfect Lighting Luminizer

Perfect Lighting Luminizer

This palette would stop me in my tracks at an Ulta as it will you.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

Trust me on this one. You really want this, I know you will.  —  Marciait-cosmetics-je-ne-sais-quoi-palette-open2

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Beauty Junkees love this Powder Highlighting and Contour Kit

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

It came as a surprise to us that Beauty Junkees has expanded their business to include cosmetics. We have been fans of their amazing brushes and makeup sponges for quite a while but didn’t expect that their next venture would take them into cosmetics. It’s a welcome addition and we’re happy to have been sent the Powder Contour Kit to wear and show you the versatility.

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

The kit has six shades with 3 highlighting powders and 3 contour shades. The top row contains Banana, Vanilla, and Sand. There is no shimmer to these powders, although Sand has a subtle glow, so they can be used all over your face. Use them for a touch of color or use them as your finishing powder. I have shimmery highlighters so this is a great change of pace for me.

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : Sand, Vanilla, Banana

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : Banana, Vanilla, Sand

There’s more variation in the shades than my iPhone photo shows but they are subtle differences.

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : from top Banana, Vanilla, Sand

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : from top Banana, Vanilla, Sand

The bottom row is where the contouring comes in with Fawn, Java, and Truffle. You can easily build the colors up if you want. Since my skin is so fair I like to use the Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Flat Angled Brush to get a light covering that blends easily.

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit: Fawn, Java, and Truffle

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit: Fawn, Java, and Truffle

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit:left to right Fawn, Java, and Truffle

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit:left to right Fawn, Java, and Truffle

There’s more variation in the contour powders and there’s a shade for everyone. This is the palette you want for everyday especially if you live a conservative lifestyle or work in a conservative workplace. You can always add shimmer to jazz it up but if you start with a matte palette like this you’ll be much happier.

Beauty Junkees How to Contour and Highlight

Beauty Junkees How to Contour and Highlight

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Palette is made in the US and is cruelty free, paraben and gluten free. While this sells for $24.97 on Amazon and Beauty Junkees website we have a code for you to buy it for 25% off!! INFOZONE is the code and it’s valid through 12/23/16. At $18.75 you really can’t go wrong. While you’re at it, don’t forget about the great Beauty Junkees brushes.  —  Marcia

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Be sure to read more about Beauty Junkees and their wonderful creations HERE.

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