A sneak peek into IT Cosmetic’s November QVC TSV #ITSuperstars

Today is the first day of the presale for the new IT Cosmetic’s TSV, IT’s Your Top Superstars Skincare Perfecting Collection.  It’s always our favorite time around here. Sometimes the products are brand new, sometimes they are old favorites. No matter which it is they are so well priced that it’s perfect for stocking up. Let’s see what we have!

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV for November 2017

I spy #ITSuperstars:

  1. Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Lip Treatment
  2. Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil
  3. CC+ Cream with SPF50+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream
  4. Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Foundation Globe Brush (*new!!!)
  5. Bye Bye Pore Illumination Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder
  6. Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

lips / eyes x 2 / face x 2 / tools = 1 fabulous 6 piece Superstar collection

Here’s the scoop: This is available for one day only 11/11/17 but you can preorder it to make sure you don’t miss out. The TSV is $59.94 and shipping is free, that’s a great deal. The number is A299080 for preorder.

I have never regretted getting a QVC TSV with IT Cosmetics since these are staples in my life. Having a new CC+ Cream and Superhero Mascara will especially make my day and I can’t wait to try this new brush.  —  Marcia

IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream swatched

IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

What are Miracle Water and Secret Sauce? They’re IT Cosmetics newest recipe for wonderful skin

IT Cosmetics has had a stellar 2017 and we’re so excited to be a part of it. This is a brand that is universally loved by customers and you can count me as one of their biggest fans. I’m thrilled to introduce you to their two newest skincare products but more thrilled that I have incorporated them into my daily routine.

Their recipe for success includes the new Miracle Water and Secret Sauce. So let’s learn about them and why I’m thrilled.

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IT Cosmetics Miracle Water

MIRACLE WATER is a 3-in-1 Glow Tonic that you are going to want AND need.

  • Skin brightening Radiance Booster
  • Skin softening Micellar Cleanser
  • Anti-aging Treatment Essence

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water

I’m a huge fan of Micellar Water and having this improved version is amazing. It’s like having 3 products yet I’m only using one. Miracle Water is used in the typical way by applying it to a cotton pad and then swiping it on your face to remove cosmetics, skincare, and the day’s pollution.

But it’s not just for cleansing since it also brightens and hydrates your skin. It contains Drops of Light Technology Concentrate used in other IT Cosmetics products, as well as diamond powder, vitamin C and licorice root for youthful-looking lit from within skin.

It Cosmetics Miracle Water

It’s aptly named since this does seem to be magical. The Secret Sauce Fermented Complex deeply absorbs so that you’ll start seeing anti-aging results with this. To top it off, it’s unscented so I love it even more. The bottle is a hard plastic that looks beautiful on my vanity. It’s not squeezable so I’m not wasting product by squeezing out too much. I’m using it 1 to 2 times a day and seeing more hydration and clearer brighter skin.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

The next step in the recipe is IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce, a moisturizer that is fabulous for dry skin. It’s rich and feels heavenly on skin. But it’s not so rich that it clogs pore. It absorbs beautifully.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

Here’s what IT Cosmetics wants us to know:

  • Secret Sauce is a luxurious, clinically advanced moisturizer that instantly hydrates to transform your skin.
  • It contains Secret Sauce Fermented Complex which deeply absorbs.
  • There’s also Drops of Light Technology Concentrate, vitamin C and licorice root to deliver that youthful glow.
  • Secret Sauce contains collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid.

Are you at all surprised that I love this fragrance free moisturizer??

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

I know it’s easy to dismiss products that bloggers receive to review but this isn’t a product that gets the hype because of that. These products get hyped because they are THAT good! The combination of Miracle Water and Secret Sauce makes them even better. It’s not necessary to use them both but it sure makes the recipe rich and delicious.  —  Marcia

Available at Sephora and Sephora.com. These are the perfect way to use your 15-20% off coupons!

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IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream (and my before and after selfie #ITCCchallenge)

IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

IT Cosmetics is asking women to take the #ITCCchallenge – take a makeup-free selfie, then take one wearing just their CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream ($38) and post the before and afters on social media. For every before and after, IT Cosmetics will donate $1 to the Look Good Feel Better foundation which helps women with cancer! I am up for the challenge, how about you?

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I adore CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream – it’s one of my go-to foundations. Why? Well, there are seven great reasons why.

  1.  It’s a full coverage foundation, which is great for my uneven skin tone (on full display in my before pic).
  2.  Spf 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen
  3.  Brightening color corrector which makes my sallow skin tone look fabulous
  4.  Hydrating anti-aging serum…I mean, who doesn’t need that?
  5.  Poreless finish primer included making this a great multitasking product
  6.  Dark spot concealer which works great on my hyperpigmentation
  7.  It’s also a moisturizing day cream

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Complexion Perfection Brush #7

I love the way it applies, especially with the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Complexion Perfection Brush #7 ($48). This is an amazing brush! The smaller end is fantastic for applying concealer (love the Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot) and the large end buffs in the CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream so beautifully it’s incredible. The coverage is fantastic but it looks so natural and lightweight! And the formula is chock full of wonderful ingredients that skin just loves. “The hydrating formula is infused with peptides; niacin; algae; vitamins A, C, B, and E; hyaluronic acid; and hydrolyzed collagen, along with antioxidants and exotic botanicals for brightening and color-correcting benefits.” (from IT Cosmetics via qvc.com).

IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream swatched from left to right:  Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich, Deep

Plus, there are a terrific array of shades available, seven in all from Fair to Deep. One is bound to be your best match.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

Now, taking a selfie with absolutely no makeup on is not an easy task. It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there like that – I won’t even run to the grocery store without makeup, but if it’s going to help my fellow sister in need I am happy to do whatever it takes. So here I am – just woke up. My goodness, I hadn’t even brushed my hair yet.

IT Cosmetics makeup-free selfie

And here I am after applying IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream – nothing else, no concealer, no primer, obviously no lipstick or mascara! But you can certainly see the difference in my skin tone, radiance, and overall healthy appearance. It literally took me about two minutes to apply my foundation for this photo.

My selfie with just IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

I did end up putting some concealer on because I was rocking some seriously puffy eyes that morning and I promise I did eventually brush my hair!!

Ok, now it’s your turn. Take the IT Cosmetics challenge! Post your own before and after selfies using CC+ Cream SPF 50+ to celebrate your most beautiful you and help IT Fighters and IT Survivors everywhere! To learn more, follow @itcosmetics and #ITCCchallenge.  – Lisa

IT Cosmetics Superhero™ cosmetics make my day

No surprise to find out that I’m a fan of IT Cosmetics, as a matter of fact I think every blogger I know is a fan of the brand. Cruelty-free, anti-aging, some fabulous buys, and innovative products make it a unique cosmetic company that I find so reliable.

IT Cosmetics Superhero: mascara, liquid eyeliner, Eye Transforming Super Palette

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In the Superhero family there’s the wonderful Superhero mascara, Superhero eyeliner (a black liquid liner), and Superhero™ Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette. That mouthful is what we’re concentrating on today and that you’ll be wanting to add to your eye wardrobe.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette

IT Cosmetics Superhero Anti-Aging Super Palette (from itcosmetics.com)

In this delightful palette you’ll find 12 eyeshadows: a set of Superhero Nudes, a trio of Superhero Neutrals, a line up of Superhero Liners, and 3 eyeshadow base shades. Mix and match or use the shadows in their grouping for dozens of combinations.

What makes this so special is that Jamie created this palette with plastic surgeons. She aims for anti-aging products for us and these shadows are formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides and antioxidants, plus innovative Superhero Pigment Power Technology™. They are very long lasting, don’t fade away, aren’t powdery, and don’t have shimmer yet they stand out.

Superhero nudes

Confidence eyeshadow base and Nudes in Limitless, Powerful, and Aura

The Superhero™ Nudes contain a light tan, a peach cream and a bright/beautiful milk chocolate. These can be worn alone for a no makeup look or do what I do and combine them with the Neutrals. Confidence is one of the top Eyeshadow Bases and it has a very light peach undertone to it.

Superhero™ Neutrals

Pow! Eyeshadow Base and Superhero™ Neutrals in Unstoppable, Superstar, and Fearless

The Superhero™ Neutrals go beyond neutral in my opinion. These are the ones I’ve worn the most. They make great crease colors with any of the eyeshadow bases or with the lighter nudes. Unstoppable is a golden shade that I love on my lid. I think it brings out the gold in my brown eyes. No shimmer though so it’s not garish. Superstar is a taupe with a purple undertone.  Fearless is the brightest of the bunch since it’s a copper and is very pigmented. Pow! is the eyeshadow base above it in the palette and it’s a light creamy nude.

IT Superhero™ Liners

Magical Eyeshadow Base and Superhero™ Liners in Bold, Daring, and Superhero

The Superhero™ Liners are matte shades that have super pigment. These can be used as a contour shade easily or as an eyeliner. They can be used wet or dry. Bold is a beautiful blue that’s not quite navy, it’s more of a dark denim. Daring is brown but it has a little bit of red undertone making it not “boring brown”. And Superhero is a charcoal that’s almost black but not harsh in any way. Magical is the eyeshadow base above it that I like as a lid shade. I think it looks fabulous with Fearless in the neutral section.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Anti-Aging Super Palette

There’s a great brush that works well with this palette and other eyeshadows that is bundled with the palette on QVC. I was amazed to see the price together as $39.54 since the palette sells on Ulta and IT’s website for $42.

IT Cosmetics brush

The one I have isn’t exactly the same but very close. Mine is the Heavenly Luxe No Tug Dual Eyeshadow brush while QVC has a Superhero Dual Eyeshadow Brush. The brush has one end for lining and the other for sweeping color on your lids and for blending. Here’s what Ulta has to say about the Superhero brush:

“To experience your Superhero eyes, use the eyeshadow brush end to apply your all-over shadow. Slide up the brush base one click to buff in your crease shadow. For added definition, slide up the brush base another click and smudge shadow along your lower lash line. To finish, use the angled eyeliner brush end to effortlessly apply your liner.”

IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette

What a buy! And what a way to pamper your eyes with anti-aging ingredients to help you conquer the world with your Superhero powers.  —  Marcia

Love it. Live it. Give it. It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush Giveaway!!

It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

There is no such thing as too much kindness. No such thing as too much love.  The new limited edition It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush ($30) celebrates both kindness and love! For every brush that is purchased, IT Cosmetics donates one to the Look Good Feel Better program to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. And you can win one of these beautiful LE brushes with our fabulous giveaway!

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It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

So far, IT Cosmetics has donated over $27 million in products to the Look Good Feel Better program. IT is a fabulous company that doesn’t just preach – they truly make a difference. This latest initiative is really wonderful. The Love is the Foundation Brush has a sparkly pink weighted, streamlined handle with a unique, heart-shaped head. It works great with all types of foundations – liquid, cream, and powder.

It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

  • Densely packed, heart-shaped head and streamlined, weighted handle for effortless application
  • Signature award-winning Heavenly Luxe cruelty-free hairs deliver a flawless, airbrushed finish every time and never shed
  • Pairs perfectly with your favorite liquid, cream and powder foundations

    It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

    It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

This brush is available for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Ulta Beauty and ulta.com, so hurry and get yours while they are still available. Buy an extra one and #PassITOn.  – Lisa

Giveaway Information:  It’s our turn to #PassITOn – courtesy of the fabulous folks at IT Cosmetics, enter to win a new limited edition It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush! This giveaway is open through November 2nd, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST for US and Canada only.

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It Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush

IT Cosmetics has the solution for pores! Bye Bye Pores Illumination and Bye Bye Pores Blush

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination and Bye Bye Pores Blush

Let’s get real – large pores are no fun. I’m always looking for ways to make them disappear from my t-zone. There are lots of products that seem to be that miracle product, but ten minutes later there are those pores again, seemingly bigger than ever. IT Cosmetics is making me a very happy girl these days, however – actually a very happy girl with very smaller looking pores – thanks to Bye Bye Pores Illumination and Bye Bye Pores Blush.

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination

Bye Bye Pores Illumination ($29) is the new IT Cosmetics Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder. It sets makeup, takes away shine and oiliness, and illuminates skin without any shimmer or glitter. It also makes pores look nonexistent! At first I thought this was just an illuminating powder and it does do a great job in that department. But it’s so much more.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination

This pressed powder blurs pores and imperfections, giving a wonderful airbrushed appearance that lasts and lasts. I think the translucent shade will work for all but the darkest skin shades, and the illumination is really beautiful, giving a fabulous glow that is always appreciated. This is one terrific product that everyone needs. Nicely done IT Cosmetics!!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Blush in Sweet Cheeks

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Blush in Sweet Cheeks

The other pore problem solver is the Bye Bye Pores Blush ($24). I don’t think this one is going to have as many fans as the Bye Bye Pores Illumination. So let’s talk pros and cons. The pros:  yup, it does make pores disappear. Some blushes seem to settle right into pores and make them look like huge craters – ugh, you know what I mean. This pressed powder does the opposite, leaving skin looking practically poreless thanks to Optical Blurring Technology and anti-aging silk, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and peptides. The shade I have, Sweet Cheeks, is a very pretty peachy/gold/pink. So the cons – that shimmer. Just too much shimmer for my middle-aged cheeks. This would be a perfect blush if weren’t for that shimmer!! I think that younger women will love this, but anyone older than 35 will have a tough time, at least with this shade. I am not sure what Je ne Sais Quoi and Naturally Pretty have to offer, but check them out in person. If they are as pretty as their swatches and they are shimmer free, they are probably total home runs.

Wearing IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination and Bye Bye Pores Blush

If you struggle with pore issues, IT Cosmetics has some great problem solving solutions for you. You can find Bye Bye Pores Illumination, Bye Bye Pores Blush, and other IT Cosmetics products online and at Ulta stores.  – Lisa

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer and Bye Bye Breakout Powder

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakcout Full Coverage Concealer and Powder

It doesn’t seem to matter how old I get. Wrinkles? Check. Oily skin? Check. Blemishes? Check. Yes, someone up there has one heck of a sense of humor. I thought by this age I would at least be done with the zits. But nooooo. My blogging partner Marcia was blessed with much nicer skin than I have, so she happily gave me the Bye Bye Breakout products to test – the Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer and the Bye Bye Breakout Powder.

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakcout Full Coverage Concealer

The Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer ($28) is a creamy concealer in a jar with a doe foot applicator. This isn’t a concealer for dark undereye circles, although I will make a major confession – I am forever running late so I have been known to use this to conceal whatever needs covering up at the moment. It certainly does conceal, but it’s more of a medium concealer, not full coverage.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Concealer in Fair

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Concealer in Fair

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Concealer swatches, left to right:  Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich, Deep

It also doesn’t make those blemishes super dry and cracked, which is what I was a little afraid of – ever try drying lotion? I was wary, thinking it might be similar and I thought how in the world could I go through the day with something like that on my skin for everyone to see?? But it’s nothing like that. Ingredients include anti-aging peptides and hydrolyzed collagen, plus oil-absorbing zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, tea tree, sulfur and a gentle AHA/BHA complex.

There are seven different shades from which to choose. I like Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer for my localized breakouts, and I think it works even better in tandem with Bye Bye Breakout Powder.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Powder

The sister product to the Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer is the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Powder ($28), a loose powder that absorbs oil and keeps you shine-free while also preventing new breakouts. There are lots of great ingredients for doing so, including zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, colloidal oatmeal, tea tree, sulfur as well as an AHA/BHA complex.

My breakouts are typically localized – I will get one or two on my chin or by my nose. The loose powder is meant to go over the concealer to really finish it and give an airbrushed look, as well as provide more treatment for the inflamed area. Hence, the price – $28 is rather expensive for a loose powder, especially for one that is relatively small when you compare it to the jars offered by other lines, which are about twice the size. But the ones from other lines are basically cornstarch and filler, not treatment, which is why they are cheaper and you get lots more. Now, if you are very blemish prone you can certainly use this as a full face finishing powder and it will do a beautiful job. Just know that since it’s also a treatment product, it’s going to be a bit more expensive for you.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Powder swatches, left to right:  Translucent, Light/Medium, Tan/Rich

The shades available are Translucent, Light/Medium, and Tan/Rich. I had to swatch them quite heavily because the shades are actually quite forgiving. Basically, Translucent will work for anyone up to slightly darker than medium skin. If you have medium skin you will probably want the medium shade, and anyone darker than medium should go with the Tan/Rich shade.

I am a huge believer in multi-tasking. If I am going to have products on my face while they are covering up blemishes why not also be treating them and preventing new ones from popping up? That sort of logic definitely speaks to me! You can find Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer , Bye Bye Breakout Powder, and other IT Cosmetics products online and at Ulta stores.  – Lisa