Friday, December 27, 2013

Product Alert -- IT Cosmetics "New Year, Your Most Beautiful You!" 5-Piece TSV

Starting tonight at midnight (technically 12/28), QVC will be offering a new Today's Special Value (TSV) from IT Cosmetics that's pretty fabulous for the dry-skinned folks out there.

Over the past year, I've become a big fan of IT Cosmetics -- I actually have quite a few products that I've been meaning to review for a while now and just haven't gotten around to yet.  That's one of my New Year's resolutions, I swear. -- so this kit was calling my name right from the start, particularly since most of the products are a good fit if you have dry or mature skin.

It's winter so my skin is kind of like the Sahara at the moment, which means I need all the extra moisture that I can get.

The kit contains 5 items:
  • Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush
  • Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum
  • Bye Bye Under Eye/Hello Light Liquid Brightener Dual Concealer
  • Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush
  • Celebration Foundation Ilumination

IT Cosmetics "New Year, Your Most Beautiful You!" TSV
 Most primers are usually designed to fill in pores for a smoother foundation application, but if you've got seriously dry and flaky skin, what you really need is a primer that add enough hydration to smooth your skin so your foundation doesn't cling to the dry patches.  If that's what you've been looking for, IT Cosmetics' Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum will be like a God-send.

Chock full of hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, avocado oil, argan oil, and vitamin E, this stuff has a thick, liquid-y consistency that seriously moisturizes the skin -- and a little bit goes a serious long way. One drop can moisturize your entire face and prepare your skin for a flawless foundation application.

If you've tried the Hourglass N0. 28 Primer Serum, it's very similiar to that. 

The fan brush that comes with the kit is meant to be used to apply the primer, but I prefer to use my fingers. Like all of IT Cosmetics' brushes, though, this one is super soft.  I like to use it for applying highlight powder to the tops of my cheekbones.

IT Cosmetics Feel The Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum & Heavenly Luxe Sensory Sweeping Fan Brush
I've been a fan of the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer for about two years now -- in fact, it's one of only two concealers (along with the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer) that I've actually managed to finish in that time. It is seriously pigmented, though, so a little bit goes a long way.

Normally, it comes in a squeeze tube, but I prefer the wand style tube better because it allows you to apply just a dot of concealer where you need it.

The Hello Light Liquid Brightener is like many under-eye brightening products -- I don't think it particularly distinguishes itself as better than any of the others. That's probably because none of these products seem to have a very noticeable brightening effect on my super fair skin.

If your skin is darker than mine, I think you'd probably be pretty happy with it, though.  The consistency is nice and thin so it doesn't crease under the eyes.

I also like the convenience of having a concealer and brightener in one tube, particularly if I'm traveling.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye/Hello Light Liquid Brightener Dual Concealer

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye/Hello Light Liquid Brightener Dual Concealer in Fair

It Cosmetics Hello Light Liquid Brightener (l.) &  Bye Bye Under Eye (r.) (both in Fair)
I have the original Celebration Foundation, which I like quite bit. However, like many powder foundations, I find that it really works best for my skin in warmer weather so I haven't been using it much this winter. Its matte finish can also seem a little too heavy in colder weather too.

The Celebration Foundation Illumination is really nice alternative.

It definitely has more of a satin finish on the skin so it looks more natural. It also doesn't seem to be as heavy as the original, which means it doesn't get as cakey on dry patches -- and you get medium coverage that hides plenty so it's a really nice option when you want to go the powder route.

However, if your skin is super dry and flaky, then the foundation is probably going to exacerbate it -- but then, I don't know any powder foundation that wouldn't do that.

The Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush is another lovely brush from IT Cosmetics. It works really well to apply the foundation so you can a flawless look.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush & Celebration Foundation Illumination
IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination in Fair

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination in Fair

IT Cosmetics Original Celebration Foundation in Fair (l.) vs. Celebration Foundation Illumination in Fair (r.)
Starting tonight at midnight, you can get all five pieces for $59.96, which is a seriously great value. The order number is A236961.  (Keep in mind that if you want to order prior to midnight, the order number is A253944.)

What do you think of the IT Cosmetics "New Year, Your Most Beautiful You!" TSV?  Are you tempted?

Oh, and I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. Santa was seriously good to me this year, and though I got a bunch of really great beauty-related gifts (like the UD Naked3 Palette and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette... reviews coming soon.), my favorite present was definitely this beauty:

It came from my wonderful sister, who gives better presents that anyone I know. Pretty sweet, right?

What was your favorite gift this year?


  1. Aww, that necklace is such a sweet gift. :3 I´m glad to hear you had a great time with your loved ones.
    I think my favourite gift this year was a little wooden figurine from one of my favourite fairy tales. An I was present when my mom had bought it for me, but that had been just days after christmas 2012 and I had completely forgotten about it. xD Love this gift amnesia.

    As for the kit: I never heard of this brand but I do like that they give you the product and the brush to apply it with right away. Brushes really tempt me in gerneral because I think "Maybe the foundation/eyeshadow/.. will be gone at some point but I´ll have the brush for a looong time.". :)

    1. Thanks! I am so obsessed with the necklace that I haven't taken it off since I got it. :)

      Your wooden fairy tale figurine sounds lovely too! Gifts like are always a little more special. :)

      IT Cosmetics is a relatively new brand, but I've really loved everything I've tried from them. And I totally agree about brushes! I'm also super lazy about washing them so I can always justify buying new ones by telling myself I can go longer without washing. LOL


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