Don’t stay up too late watching TV and your fellow bloggers’ Facebook feeds, lol! It can be dangerous!
That’s what I did a couple of weeks ago. It was a Friday night, Jeff was watching boxing (that I hate), and I was working on my blog but checking my Facebook feed, when I saw a couple of posts about Jamie from IT Cosmetics being on QVC with new products. IT Cosmetics and new products? How could I resist?
I tuned in around midnight, and they were demonstrating the new, limited edition, IT Cosmetics 6 piece collection, “Your Most Beautiful Skin”.
The set includes:
- CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation $38 plus a refill in the same shade, $32
- Blurred Lines Lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi, $24
- CC+ Creme Blush in Je Ne Said Quoi, $24
- Angled Radiance Creme Blush Brush, $48
- Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush, $48
The price was $60 for full-size products. At that price, it was a STEAL. (The total worth of the collection is $214!!!). I caved and bought it. Two IT brushes, lots of products I have never tried, and you know, PINK. I couldn’t resist.
So what did I think? First, the collection made a beautiful presentation, everything arriving in their IT silver boxes and the brushes in heavy, clear plastic tubes.
Everything looked so pretty!
I decided to do a face of the day with all of the products and with the Naturally Pretty Must Have Eyes Set, a travel size palette of wine shades and a travel size Hello Lashes Mascara.
I think it’s a nice, pretty look for everyday.
So what did I think about the collection? Well, truth be told, I love the quality of everything I received, but some were a little different from what I was expecting. A bit of a mixed bag, maybe?
I wasn’t sure which shade of foundation to choose. That’s the problem with ordering from TV! In the winter, I’m usually Fair in IT’s CC Cream and Light in summer and early autumn. In the cushion, Light looks sooooo dark, but when I swatch it on my arm, you can’t even see it so I guess it’s a decent match.
I’ve never used a cushion foundation before with the exception of a sample of LaNeige I got a year ago or so from ipsy and the foundation that a saleswoman at an H-Mart boutique applied for me. I used the spongey applicator that came with the foundation to apply it. It looked so clean and fresh, but now I hate that it gets so saturated and dirty looking. I tried washing it with Dr. Bronner’s and that doesn’t do much. I’ll try washing it with my solid Beauty Blender Cleanser. If you have any washing tips, please let me know! Frankly, I wasn’t sure what to do with the double-ended foundation brush. I’ll use it for another use.
The foundation goes on very sheer and dries very fast. I put on a few layers to build it up. It gives anywhere from sheer to medium/fullish coverage as you build it. It does a great job covering pores and giving the skin a glowy, smooth look. I had to use concealer on my dark spots, but I have to do that with every foundation. It does a great job concealing redness or normal discoloration.
The foundation is extremely lightweight, but it gives my skin a velvety feel. It’s filled with anti-aging peptides. Very nice!
First time out, I forgot to use primer. Unfortunately, the foundation does settle into my fine lines without primer.
I love the fact that this foundation has SPF 50, yay. I’d say this is a terrific, ultra-lightweight foundation with good coverage. But hopefully it’ll grow on me even more with time.
One of the reasons I was so interested in the collection was the fact that the blush was cream and pink. I prefer cream blush on my dry skin. And I needed/wanted a pink blush. In the pan and on the bullet, the shade Je Ne Said Quoi looks like a very bright medium pink. In fact, when I opened them both, I was afraid they would be too bright. But upon application, it is an MLBB or MCBB shade, a light pink. I tried using the Angled Radiance Creme Brush to apply the blush, but I did better with my fingers. The blush is soooooooooo sheer and the color so light, you can hardly see it. 😐 And the same goes for the lipstick. I had to put on about several coats of each of them to get good color payoff. 🙁 After putting on all those coats, I like the color a lot. It’s very natural-looking. But I wish it showed up with less effort. Nevertheless, I recommend these shades for light-skinned women who don’t want colors that shout.
Also, both blush and lipstick are very creamy when they go on, and they give a lovely glow.
The brushes are both soft and full, just lovely. I’ll use them for other purposes than with this collection.
So, that’s it! I think I need to keep using these and I know they’ll grow on me. The $60 collection was indeed limited edition, and it’s gone now, though all of the products are available individually.
Do you have the “New Year, Your Moist Beautiful Skin” collection? What do you think about it?