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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Laura Mercier VS IT Cosmetics – Who Wins?

It's a foundation showdown between Laura Mercier and IT Cosmetics! Two that seem to be very similar but one may have something a little extra, so who will take it? See the details on each below!

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First up -- 

LAURA MERCIER Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide ($48/1oz @ sephora.com and lauramercier.com)

What It Is: A 12-hour wear, oil-free foundation that blurs the appearance of imperfections for a smoother-looking complexion. What it does:Laura Mercier’s lightweight foundation leaves skin with a natural-looking matte finish. It works on all skin types, visibly evening skintone and minimizing the appearance of pores. Infused with Hydro-Brilliant Technology, featuring reflective waters and natural silica that create brilliant color-true shades, it is humidity-proof, sweat-proof, and water-resistant for longer, carefree wear. Available in 24 shades. 

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Makeup Brushes You Need to Know About

Do yourself a favor this week and give your makeup brushes the once over. Do you have the ones you need? Do you like them? Are there ones you need to toss? If you need to pick up some new ones, I recommend giving the new Heavenly Luxe Brushes that just came out from IT COSMETICS a visit.

Made from synthetic hair, the brand really seems to have looked at what kind of brushes we women need or what’s missing in the market place. Here are my favorites from the collection:

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1. Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush ($24) – this is a great one for the purse as it comes in its own case. One side is fluff for buffing color on lids and the other can also be used for shadows but as the name states, also concealer under the eyes (they could have done better with the cap on this side though. It catches some of the bristles and bends them when I put it on).

2. Mega Fan Brush ($48) – great for applying bronzer under the jaw or for using powders. Love this one!

3. Wand Ball Powder Brush ($48) – this one’s fibers measure 2” long at their longest and is so soft! You’ll get a nice application of face powder with this one.

4. Pointed Precision Complexion Brush ($38) – get into any creases and harder to reach areas like around the nose with this pointed baby.

5. Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush ($48) – I can’t resist a flat-top brush as I feel like I have the most control with one.

6. No Tug Dual Eyeshadow Brush ($24) – the longer bristled-side will become your go to eye shadow brush! It’s the perfect size and everything. The shorter side is great for smudging.

7. Tightliner 10-in-1 Dual-Ended Brush ($24) – one side is an angled brush to help get color in between lashes and the other side is for lining the water line with color.

8. Jumbo Powder Brush ($58) – they say the bigger the brush, the closer to … ok, wait, that’s heels, but if you like a big luxurious brush, this is your answer.

So tell me, now that you’ve looked at your brushes, will you be picking any of these up?

All @ itcosmetics.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

5 Favorite … Face Contouring/Sculpting Palettes

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1. MOTIVES Mavens Sculpt Series
- $35 @ motivescosmetics.com

2. IT COSMETICS My Sculpted Face Contouring Palette - $38 @ nordstrom.com

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit - $48 @ sephora.com

4. REVLON PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette - $12.99 @ amazon.com

5. ANASTASTIA Contour Kit - $40 @ sephora.com

 

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review+Swatches - IT Cosmetics 'No Tug" Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

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At first I thought these were these but they’re not. These new ones are the gel formula you love and only find in a pot form now in a liner form - IT COSMETICS 'No-Tug' Waterproof Gel Eyeliner. You read correctly! You love the gel eyeliners and IT has put them in a pencil form! File this under #whydidntsomeonethinkofthisearlier?

The “no-tug” tag in the name is totally accurate as these just glide on, so much so that I dare you to apply this with one hand and not use your other one to hold the lid taut like we all usually do! You won’t skip a beat with these.

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Shown here in Black and Brown, the Black formula is one of the darkest black liners I’ve seen in a looong time. And speaking of long, I actually had a hard time removing these from my lid after a full day of wear. I guess because it’s waterproof, it stays on extra well so must make sure you have an extra good eye makeup remover so you’re not rubbing and tugging a lot in the eye area, which is not recommended.

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And one last cool trait? Pull at the other end and off comes the sharpener.

Choose from 10 different shades for $22 @ itcosmetics.com

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Have You Tried Highlighting & Contouring Yet? This Can Help.

So far in 2014, highlighting and contouring has to be the hottest trend right now and makeup companies are hearing the rumbles and putting out products to make it easy to do just that.

Take this one from one of my favorite lines, IT COSMETICS. Their just released My Sculpted Face contains 6 waterproof powders to be used to contour and sculpt your way to a natural look. I think I first got turned onto it after seeing the Allure magazine’s 2013 Blogger of the Year, Cara Brook from Maskcara and her Hac-ing demonstration. I tried it a few times with different products and just couldn’t seem to find the right mix of colors. Maybe I wasn’t choosing the right shades? Or maybe I just need more practice! Either way, I’m quite fascinated with the whole thing and was excited to try this one from IT.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Gift Pick: When You Need to Get It Just Right

What It Is: IT COSMETICS Luxe Blurring Micro-Airbrush Brush Collection with Stand - $59.50 ($254 retail value!) @ qvc.com

Why I Like it: If there is a girl on your list that loves beauty, you just can’t miss with a good set of makeup brushes.

And this set includes all the necessary ones for a great application:

  • Micro-Airbrush Powder Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Angled Complexion Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Flawless Foundation Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Blurring Concealer Brush
  • Micro-Airbrush Eyeshadow Crease Brush
  • Airbrush Allover Eyeshadow Brush
  • No-Tug Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush
  • Vanity stand
  • Box with bow and gift tag

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Friday, July 12, 2013

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection

Like yesterday's post, I always say, if you can get buy your products around a holiday or see a group of them on sale like this next one I'm featuring, do it! The value is always worth it and you get to try a couple of products that you might not have normally bought.

Tomorrow on QVC, one of my favorite brands, IT COSMETICS, will feature a set of 6 full size products at a very reasonable price as part of their Today's Special Value tomorrow, July 13th. 

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It's called Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection and it comes with the following items and a guide to help you get the most out of them:

  • Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Illuminator (retail $24)
  • Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (retail $24)
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer (retail $24)
  • YBBB Your Brows But Better (retails $24)
  • Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation & Concealer Brush (retail $48)
  • Luxe Pointed Airbrush Complexion Brush (retail $38)

If you bought these all separately, they would add up to $182. So how much will the set be tomorrow? Get over to qvc.com starting at 12am EST to see! 

 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara

IT-Cosmetics-Tightline-Full-Lash-Line-Black-Mascara-Primer-DuoMascara wands are like skirt hems, they oscillate between thick/longer and thin/short by trend it seems. One that is concentrating on getting every lash even at the base of the lashes is IT COSMETICSTightline Lash Line Black Mascara Primer.

What it is: an ultra-skinny wand so you can coat lashes starting at the root of the hairs next to the lid. It’s also like using an eyeliner in that it deposits the black color on the skin, filling in areas in between the hairs or where hairs are missing. It also has the word primer in the name but I’m not sure how that play into this one. Hmmm…

My take: Not just for the base of the lashes; I bring the wand the whole way through lashes. I loved their mascara here and this one probably uses the same great formula. 

I see these sell as a duo only @ qvc.com for $29.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

*NEW* Product Addition to the Hall of Fame from IT Cosmetics!

IT-Cosmetics-Vitality-Cheek-Flush-Powder-Blush-StainI raved about this one in the feature here and I’ve tweeted and Pinterested about it and it really has stood the test of time, so it’s time! I’m adding IT COSMETICS Vitality Cheek Stain to the Hall of Fame (cue trumpets here). Not only are the colors nicely pigmented but, most importantly, they stay vibrant on cheeks for hours! When was the last time you wore a blush that could do that? Not often.

!!So please help me welcome It Cosmetics and their Vitality Cheek Stain to the Cybelesays.com Hall of Fame!!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Get Luminized with bareMinerals and IT Cosmetics

How are you with applying face highlighters? You know, a little above the cheekbones, under the brows, down the center of the nose, in the cleavage. Here are two I’m recommending if you want to add them to your beauty regime. And these especially look nice in an evening look.

Bare-Minerals-Secret-Radiance-and-IT-Cosmetics-Hello-Light-Illuminating-PowderBARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Secret Radiance All-Over Face Color ($19/.85g @ bareescentuals.com) – From the Remix Collection, this one has a golden hue to it to really give you a luminescent look. And I like that it’s buildable.

And they also just came out with a Buxom Divine Goddess Luminzer if you like a non-powder version. Only available @ sephora for $28.

IT COSMETICS Hello Light Powder Illuminizer ($24 @ itcosmetics.com) – Yes, this is a nice pressed luminizer and all but I don’t think the brand can put out a product without incorporating anti-aging ingredients … and that’s a good thing, right? But since this feature is about how a product performs, know that the formula infuses micronized pigments of light to blur those imperfections and it does it well. *sigh* Brill!