IT’s not always easy to fall in love holistically with a brand but is was so easy with IT Cosmetics. Some of their products have become my absolute go-to favorites, such as their IT (Intelligent Cosmetics) Your Skin But Better CC Cream with UPF 50+ ($38.00 1.08 fl. oz.). For Spring 2015 there’s a fabulous, “CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin 5-Piece Collection ” that offers protection and perfection for your face (you can get it on QVC). This collection is not only a great way to try some of the “cult favorites” of IT Cosmetics and some new items too.
The set includes from IT Cosmetics includes:
- 1.08-fl oz CC+ Cream Illumination in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, or Rich
- 0.78-oz Vitality Face Disc
- 0.10-oz Eye Shadow Trio in Pretty In Spring including Fresh, a cream shade; Blissful, pale rose shade; and Serene, a rich toffee shade
- Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush
- Heavenly Luxe No Tug Dual Eye Shadow Brush
You might wonder what “CC ” really stands for. Just in case you’re not sure, it generally stands for “color correcting” and the products have skin benefits but also address issues such as sallow skin or blotchiness, or redness (usually with light-diffusing particles). All of the products in this set are geared to color correcting and luminousity, with a healthy dose of good-for-your-skin, thrown in!
The first fab thing in the set is the Your Skin But Butter Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 cc+ Cream Illumination with actives of 9.0% Titanium Dioxide and 6.3% Zinc Oxide. It’s essentially the same product as the beloved Your Skin But Better original 50+ CC but this one has a subtle touch of luminosity and radiance. I didn’t notice too much difference which is a good thing, because a bit of luminosity gives a youthful and fresh look, and too much looks obvious and less fresh in hot weather.
The multi-tasking cc cream gives you light to medium coverage and according to IT Cosmetics, this CC cream can hydrate skin by over 79%. It is packed with peptides, Niacin, Algae, Vitamins A,C,B,E, hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen. It also contains a bunch of anti-oxidant and natural botanicals and extracts including Vitamin C, licorice root, avocado, grapefruit, and lime and lemon peel oils to brighten and color-correct skin, plus aloe, jojoba, chamomile, colloidal oatmeal and flower waters to soothe and comfort even sensitive and stressed skin. The product help smooth wrinkles, improve the texture of your skin, and perhaps, minimize your pores. Use it on your neck and decollete every day for a luminous look that is natural. I was sent “Medium” and while I normally would select “light” the medium always seems to work fine on my light/medium skin. In other words, you can go up or down a color and it is still workable.
The Anti-Age Vitality Face Disc is a beauty knock-out also great for travel, that has been a sell-out on QVC . Vitality Face Disc is a trio of anti-aging powders: Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer, Hello Light Luminizer, and Vitality Brightening Blush Stain in Love, a sheer universal peachy pink shade. The disc is called “Rich.” There are limited individual quantities in “Rich” available as an individual purchase, or with the Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush on QVC #A228774 for $51.50 including shipping & handling as well.
Apply the Matte Bronzer to the areas of your face where you desire a bit more color or all over if you prefer, and also apply underneath the cheekbones and jawline for dimension.Use the luminating powder on the areas of your face where you want some light and illumination, such as along the top of your cheek and brow bones (don’t overdo it!). Apply the Vitality Blush Stain to the apples of your cheeks for a healthy-looking glow. Beauty Tip: if the bronzer is a bit too matte for your taste, simply swirl your brush in both the matte bronzer and illuminating powder and mix together for more ‘glow” even on the go! You can see a diagram of where to put the colors above.
The color of the bronzer looked deep and put me off at first, but the colors in IT Cosmetics are natural and user-friendly. If you use the absolutely lovely and included with this set Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush with a huge head of tapered, soft bristles, you’ll diffuse the color, and the brush is fabulous to contour, highlight and apply the blush as well. If you are really bronze averse, diffuse the bronzer even more with a larger headed kabuki brush, but since the bronzer is matte, it’s really easy to love. The blush stain is a peachy pink that will suit most skin tones and slides on beautifully. The illuminating powder gives you more glow, but again, it’s not over the top pearly, so you don’t look obvious. Although the disc is large, I’d pop this one in my purse as it’s all you need for touch-ups all day and evening long.
I love this product, which is similar to another I love from IT Cosmetics the CC Radiance Palette
The Pretty in Spring Shadow Trio is features goodies such as green tea, grapeseed, acai and Vitamins A, C & E/ The colors feature a soft matte brown, a “moistly matte” pink, and a luminous ivory– all you need for a complete eye look. The shadows are silky and long lasting. There is a little round mirror and two mini-dual ended sponge-tipped applicators nestled into the bottom of the compact, for travel, but also included in this 5-piece set is a nifty, dual-ended, full-sized, No-Tug Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush with a slim flat tip to apply the darker shade to lower lash line and as a smudger, and a wider brush head for your eyelids and highlight. Take it with you –it’s a great brush!
The CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin 5-Piece Collection is packed with anti-aging prevention, protection and pampering skin-loving ingredients, but the real beauty is in how great the products make you look and feel. It is also a great value, because if you tried these items separately it would cost over $172, and this set, including shipping and handling from QVC, is just $75.50. There is so much more to discover! Shop the entire IT Cosmetics Collection at QVC.com or IT Cosmetics or call 1-800-345-1515