It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ Review

I’ve been wanting to try the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ but I really didn’t want to pay $35 for it so when it showed up for 50% off at the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale I grabbed it. I had some interesting results that I want to share.

The Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder comes in a dual compact. One side is the product and the other side houses a foam puff. There is also a nice mirror.

The powder itself is super fine and almost feels like a cream (but it’s still clearly a powder). I chose the Fair shade which I think is a bit too light. I wish I had gone with Light but I am going to keep the Fair shade. I swatched on my arm below and it’s a perfect match it just looks a tiny bit too light on my face but I found a work around.

I actually prefer applying this product with a brush as opposed to the puff. The key to a good application for me is having a complete clean and dry face. If I have any oil on my face it gets a little messy. So in the morning I washed my face with my Clinique City Block Cleansing Gel and waited for it to dry completely. Then I applied a very thin coat of the powder and blended — a lot! I found that if I don’t blend it in really well it looks like a powder mask. Blending is key for me and this powder!

I also found that blending the Bye Bye Pores Pressed on after gives me a dryer look. Once I got the powder on to my liking it did look very nice. My pores were diminished and I love that it has SPF 50+ for Summer.

Overall I am very happy with this product and I’ve been really happy with It Cosmetics in general for my over-40 skin. My big advice if you buy this one is to test out the shade before you buy.

This powder also has zero scent and is Made in the USA.

The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+  is also part of my Ulta Haul if you want to check it out.

 

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It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara Review

The  It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara is about the craziest mascara I’ve ever owned. This 5-in-1 product made my lashes look amazing. I got a travel sized tube in my XOXO It Girl bag as part of the It Cosmetics private sale.

According to It Cosmetics this mascara does 5 things.

  1. It’s a volumizer.
  2. It’s a conditioning, hydrating lash primer.
  3. It’s a lash enhancing serum.
  4. It’s a lash tint.
  5. It’s a lash comb/curler.

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What’s to love?

First up the packaging is neat. The black tube is a foam easy-grip handle that makes it so simple to control.

 

However the magic of this mascara is the wand. As you can see from the photo above it has a few cool features. First you apply the mascara horizontally, then you can use the ball at the end to vertically lift and separate. I found this to work very well.

My lashes did look pretty amazing and I got a lot of length and volume from this formula. I also felt like my lashes got some nice conditioning and I had zero flaking. It does have peptides, collagen, proteins, acai, jojoba, green tea, and Vitamins A, C, E, B5.

The final thing I love about Hello Lashes is that they scent is very, very mild. I almost can’t smell it at all. I also had no problem removing it, it came off in one swipe with a moist make-up remover towelette.

Overall I’m really thrilled with this mascara and now I want to full-sized tube. Hello Lashes is Made in the USA which I love.

I’m wearing the It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil in my photo which is so nice too!

Price: $24.00

I got Hello Lashes as part of my It Cosmetics Haul!

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Review

The It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil was another item I received in my It Cosmetics Haul and I’m really impressed with this product.

What’s to love?

The It Brow Power Pencil comes in the Universal Taupe shade however I do wish they had one that was a bit lighter. This brown shade is just a bit too dark for me.

The product itself is very nice. The brown pencil is fairly hard but applies smoothly and evenly and then you use the brush to smooth it out. I also used my finger to blend it a bit.

I love the duel ended eyebrow pencils where you get the pencil on one end and a brush on the other end. This makes it so much easier if I’m carrying this in my purse or make-up bag.

I found Brow Power to look very natural and neat too. According to It Cosmetics it has “brow-enhancing biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E, plus proprietary Brow Power™ Technology” which is pretty cool. The Brow Power also claims to cover grey and while I only have a few grey eyebrow hairs (I usually pluck them) I did find a few to cover and it worked.

Overall I liked this brow pencil and would buy it again.

Price: $24

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

A few days ago I got a nice It Cosmetics haul that included the Naturally Pretty Essentials Matte Eyeshadow Palette (I did not get the Superhero Mascara) and I’m really impressed with this little palette.

What’s to love?

The case on this palette is unique in that it’s got a puffy cardboard top with a magnetic closure. It also comes with a small mirror but it does not have a brush.

Naturally Pretty is a nude matte palette with 6 eyeshadow shades and the Transforming Hello Light in Radiant pearl which transforms a matte into a satin. Or you can use it has a highlighter.

I swatched the shades, from left to right you get Allure: smoky gray, Intrigue: brown earthy sepia, Passion:  nude taupe, Imagine: silk beige, Wonder: nude khaki and Dream: desert sand.

The shades that I like most the the Intrigue brown and the Imagine silk beige. This anti-aging formula is talc-free and it really was smooth for me. This is one of the nicest nude palettes I’ve used.

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I found the pigmentation to be strong considering these are nude shades. I did not use an It brush but I did notice that my brush picked up a lot of product when I dipped it in. Below I am wearing the brown and beige shades. I had no creasing and I love how pretty this shadow looks. I am wearing the It Hello Lashes mascara too.

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Overall I am very impressed with this palette and I’d like to try more It eyeshadow shades.

If you want to see what else I got in my It Cosmetics Haul check out my YouTube video. I will be reviewing more of these product right here on my blog in the coming weeks.

It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick Review

A few weeks ago I reviewed the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection and I was so impressed that I did a mini It Cosmetics haul from their recent private sale event.

The first product I picked up was the It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick in Believe and I am so impressed with both the shade and the formula.

What’s to love? 

Being over 40 I was always interested when the It lady (Jamie Kern Lima) w0uld show up on QVC or an infomerical so I’m finally beginning to try out the line.

The Blurred Lines lipstick comes in 10 shades and is supposed to moisturize your lips with “Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract“. I will say that my lips do feel amazingly moist and supple with this product. It almost feels like a lip treatment.

It also has a wonderful cookie/chocolate scent that I love. The color that I choose (Believe) is a sheer/shimmer raisiny pink. This is not a high pigment lipstick or a cream. I would call it more translucent or a stain. As you can see on my hand below it isn’t super dark.

However this is exactly the kind of lipstick that I love. It’s moisturizing, sheer, has a beautiful hue and I really do think it makes my lips look younger.

Price: $24 (I did get it on the It Cosmetics website on sale for $16).

If you want to see what else I got in my It Cosmetics Haul check out my YouTube video. I will be reviewing more of these product right here on my blog in the coming weeks.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream Review

Today I decided to try the It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream based on the amazing reviews. I picked up the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection and love this palette but I’m not so sure about the cream. I know you’re supposed to use a cream for a few weeks to get the full effect but I’m not sure I can get that far.

This is a tough review because I have mixed feelings about this cream. I tried it out in the store and I swear it smelled much lighter. When I got this jar home the scent was much stronger and perfumey which I didn’t like.

The Confidence in a Cream has got some powerful ingredients and was designed for all skin types. It does get excellent reviews and so many people swear by this formula so I may be in the minority here.

Here’s my experience with the cream.

I watched the QVC video and applied it in light sweeping motions to my clean face, however it felt heavy and greasy. I actually kept touching my face because it felt oily and sticky. However I do tend to have oily skin without cream.

Interestingly I feel like my face did look more smooth after just one hour of wearing this product but I just didn’t like how it felt enough to keep it. My 72-year-old mom tried it too and she liked it better than me, so I’m thinking this might be her Valentine’s Day gift!

I’m curious to know if anyone else has tried this product and what they think. I think this is an awesome product that’s just not for me.

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Review

I’ve seen It Cosmetics on QVC and the makeovers look amazing, I just hadn’t tried anything from them yet so I decided to pick up the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection set today and I’m glad I did.

What’s to love?

It Cosmetics was founded by Jamie Kern Lima then it was purchased by L’Oreal in 2016. It is a line of “problem-solving products”.

I chose the Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection because I really wanted to try the Bye Bye Pores Pressed. The packaging is cute with a pale pink metallic case and it contains four products.

Bye Bye Pores Blush –  This blush is amazing. The fine powder looks very silky and smooth and it felt very light on my face. They color is so pretty too.

Bye Bye Pores Pressed – I’m so glad I picked up this pore filler. The translucent powder worked really well on my large pores and it looked smooth and pretty.

Cosmetics Sunshine In A Compact – This shade is a bit dark for me but it’s nice for contouring and as a bronzer.

Perfect Lighting Luminizer – This highlighter is so pretty. It’s a light beige with a gold shimmer and it looked great just above my cheeks.

I tried to swatch the shades but they are very light, however this does not diminish the product. The shades are beautiful on my face. Here’s a selfie I took wearing all fours shades.

Overall I’m impressed with It and I’d like to try a few more of their products. My only issue is that it’s Made in China. Why of why can’t they make this stuff in the USA?

The It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection palette is part of my February Favorites on YouTube!