Palettes -It Cosmetics -Superhero Eyeshadow Palette

on 2/2/2018 12:33:00 PM

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This palette has some good shadows and some bad ones. I love the eye foundations and use them to set my eye primer. The mattes are okay, definitely usable. The shimmers are are waste and make it a mediocre to bad palette. It’s not worth the price tag.


Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 2/2/2018 12:29:00 PM

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I got this as a free gift at Ulta. My lashes do need a bit of body added to them and this did the job. It made my lashes look very full. However, I would not repurchase it as there are other mascaras I enjoy more that are worth the price.

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Moisturizers -It Cosmetics -Secret Sauce Anti-Aging Moisturizer

on 1/31/2018 2:19:00 PM

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This stuff is insanely priced and makes outrageous claims for what I thought was a very bleh and basic moisturizer. I'm also not a huge fan of the rainbow iridescent packaging, which feels tacky. This might be someone's secret sauce, but it's not mine.


BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 1/31/2018 12:46:00 PM

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I love this product. I have combination skin and freckles that are less 'cute' and more... 'blotchy' looking. My skin is super clear so I don't need a ton of foundation to cover it, I just want something that makes my freckles look less 'blotchy' while smoothing everything out and giving me a dewey, but not oily, looking glow. This product does all of that for me and stays on all day.

Pros: huge SPF factor!
doesn't cake
long lasting
gives a glowy finish
covers imperfections and redness without looking like you globbed on makeup
light
natural looking
no smell (some foundations with spf have a smell to them that i hate)
doesn't transfer after it sets
doesn't make me break out


Cons: dispenser gives out too much product in my opinion
after applying, i blot my face with an oil sheet otherwise it can look a bit oily in my t zone (one blot in the morning though seems to last all day so I'm not sure if that oil is coming from the foundation itself or what... no idea)

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 1/31/2018 12:15:00 PM

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I don't understand the hype around this product. I have tried to make this work because I love the fact that it has spf 50. No matter how I apply it, it doesn't cover well and I become a grease pit w/in a few hours. It just looks awful on my skin - blotchy and uneven. I have had little luck with this brand, even though it seems to have a cult following.

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Foundations -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Redness Anti-Aging Cream

on 1/30/2018 11:56:00 AM

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This is a good product, I have to admit it finishes to a velvety finish that is beautiful on the skin. However, I purchased this to cover my post acne marks that leave a red discoloration on the skin. This is not opaque enough to cover the redness and this did not work. I realized I will need a concealer for that, and I thought this would do the trick, but it didn't. This is a corrector, not a concealer. I'll keep looking for a concealer.

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Brows -It Cosmetics -Brow Power

I was super excited to try this product out, being the first IT cosmetics product I've tried.

I found the shade to be a little bit too ashy for me despite being described as 'universal' (I'm a redhead), but I know a lot of brow pencils are too warm for a lot of people and it's easy enough to add a bit of warmth to a shade like this with a warm eyeshadow.

The product was easy to apply with a very precise tip, but it did come out a little patchy. I imagine it would be a really great product if you already have decent brows that only need a bit of filling in to look perfect, but I have quite fine and sparse brow hair that needs quite a bit more filling in and I don't think this product is particularly designed for that.

That said, it did last all day without being set so the longevity is something I was really happy with, and I love the softness of the spoolie - I have dry skin and often they're too hard and abrasive for me to use. I'll keep it because I love the spoolie, but overall, I have other brow pencils that are a better match to my brows that I would reach for over this.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

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NC25-30, use the shade Medium and it's great. As another reviewer said, the shade seems adaptable. It swatches more cool toned than my skin but somehow it just works. Under some lighting conditions my skin looks strangely tinged and unhealthy to me, but with this on, never!

It covers redness, darkness, and doesn't accentuate skin texture. Coverage looks like it goes on full, becomes medium once it sets. Satin finish that leans dewy. It looks very natural and skin-like even when though it feels oily. (I have normal skin).

The lasting power is poor, it doesn't look bad once it fades, but it fades significantly.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -CC+ Cream Illumination SPF50+

on 1/28/2018 12:59:00 PM

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Let me start by describing my skin type. I'm 37 years old and have very large pores around T-zone, light pink to light brown acne scars (fading very slowly), and ice pick scars from severe acne outbreaks in my 20s. Currently I have oily T-zone and very dry skin in other parts of my face (combo skin type).

I purchased both "light" and "fair" since I'm NC 15 to NC 20 depending on the season and how much sun exposure I had. Here are my thoughts about the CC+ illuminating cream:

Pros (I gave 2 stars for the following reason):
- FULL coverage for me

- Dewy or sparkling finish - personally I prefer the dewy and sparkling finish, so this is a benefit for me. If you are looking for a MATTE finish, this cc cream is not for you.

- Easy to blend due to many silicone ingredients

- Lasts for at least 6 hours for my t-zone oily areas - I don't expect miracles since many natural makeup are just not as long lasting as the "chemical filled" makeup. So anything that lasts about 6 hours is good with me. I blot the oil spot by the end of 6th hour and dab a little more of the cc cream for touch up.

- Cruelty free according to the website

- Made in Korea - if you like the Korea brands of BB or CC cream, this cc cream's ingredients mimic the Korean BB or CC cream with dewy coverage except it's pricey. You can buy cheaper Korean BB or CC cream like the Missha brand which they claim to be cruelty free according to Missha's website, but it's for sale in China, so technically Missha still tests on animals since they sale their products in China. Also, many Korean brands BB or CC creams contain parabens and fragrances, I'm really not a big fan of their ingredients.


Cons:
- Can enhance dry spots - I have to make sure I fully moisturize my dry areas and "prep" my skin before I layer this CC cream, otherwise it will enhance dry spots and peeling issues.

- Oxidizes into orange tone - this is especially true for the "light" color. Both the "fair" and "light" oxidize into weird orange shade, but the "light" shade is much worse then the "fair" shade. I looked like I was wearing an "orange" mask at the end of the day.

- Causes whiteheads and bumps - I was only able to this cc cream for 1 week and I had to discontinue using this since I figured out that this cc cream was the culprit of breakout. I have not change any of my skin care products for more than 6 months, no lifestyle changes (eating healthy vegetarian diet, exercise 3 times per week, taking antioxidants) and my skin was in great condition before I started using this cc cream. I'm not surprised that this cc cream caused breakout since it has way too many ingredients and the more ingredients there are in a product, the more likely skin irritation may occur if you are prone to break out (I counted the ingredients on the list, this cc cream contains ~91 ingredients).

- Not vegan - this cc cream contains "snail secretion filtrate". The idea is the snail mucin from its secretion can help exfoliate skin and promote healing. However, there's no strong evidence that snail secretion filtrate really improves skin complexion compare to using glycolic acid products or antioxidant serum like vitamin C. Also, in order to make snails increase their secretion, you have to subject snails in an stressful environment to make them secrete their mucus. Although the snails are not killed during this process, I'm not a big fan of placing any creatures in stressful condition for the production of a cosmetic. I prefer "vegan" cosmetic products.

I'm returning this cc cream since they cause break outs on me. I personally prefer Jane Iredale BB cream SPF 25 or Lauren Brooke cream SPF 30 foundation plus Honest Beauty primer to give me extra dewy finish that I love (all are vegan and cruelty free) instead of this cc cream.

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Foundations -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Redness Anti-Aging Cream

on 1/26/2018 1:52:00 AM

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As someone with quite a lot of redness in the skin I was looking for something just to cover these parts as I hate wearing a full face of Foundation. My redness is mainly on the nose, chin and sides of nose - pretty sure it’s Rosacea! It’s very annoying so I bought this due to amazing reviews. It’s quite a thick creamy texture which when patted on lightly with fingers can actually make pores appear smaller. The main problem with this is the colour - it’s almost a dirty red brown colour and as someone with quite fair skin it almost creates darker patches on the skin. Now this might not be so obvious to other people but in certain lights the darker patches can be seen. The thing is sometimes this stuff can be really good especially when I’m not at work and just literally want to cover some of the redness up in a non maintenance kind of way. It looks like they have made other shades but they aren’t available in the UK - not sure why! But I’d probably be more keen on this stuff if it was a lighter shade!

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Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 1/25/2018 1:49:00 PM

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First, I did not pay for this mascara. I received an email from Ulta to print out a coupon for a free sample bottle. Without mascara, my eyelashes are long and I have a good amount on both top and bottom. I think this mascara may be for someone who needs thickness. It tends to be on the clumpy side and very thick. It's ok, but I am glad that I received it as a sample and did not spend my $$ on purchasing a full size.


BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

on 1/24/2018 10:05:00 AM

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I'll be short and sweet: this product is utter #@$&! I tested it at Sephora on one half of my face (Milk foundation on the other. BTW that one seemed to work great!), and the coverage was pathetic, my skin looked dull, and it accentuated all of my pores. Worst of all, it broke me out instantly! I wore it for a couple of hours that evening, then took it off at home. The following morning, sure enough, three pimples on the side of my face I tested the CC on!! The scary part is, I almost blamed my HG serum for the pimples! Now, that's just evil, CC! Shame on you! And don't get me started on the sky-high price tag!


Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 1/21/2018 12:16:00 PM

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I fiiiiiiinally found an undereye concealer that works for me! I have moderate dark circles, some minor wrinkling, under-eye bags and a very oily eye area. I have tried and rejected so, so many undereye concealers. This one is my jam but there are some tricks to making this concealer work for me.

This concealer is *thick* and concentrated. I squeeze out the amount that would fit on the head of a pin and don't even end up using all of it despite my dark circles being pretty bad. A lot of the issues I read in previous reviews are due to using way, way too much product. It's best to use much less than you think you will need, blend it out and add more if you need it. I apply a very small amount with a concealer brush to spread it out and then tap it in with my ring finger until it's blended. If you are using this like it's a thinner concealer you apply with a doe-foot applicator and then you try to blend it out with a BB it's going to be a gloppy mess.

This concealer covers and wears very well. Despite the oiliness of my eye area this stays on until I remove it at the end of the day. I do sometimes prime underneath if I have any flakiness as this product will cling to flakes. I generally powder over top but it's more to keep my general oiliness from melting my mascara and doesn't seem to make much of a difference when it comes to wear time. I get a tiny bit of creasing but I have never come across a product that doesn't crease at all and this seems to crease less than anything else.

This is a pretty expensive product at $32 CAD but given the tiny amount I use it will take me at least a year to work my way through the entire tube. Previously, I was going through a tube of Maybelline Fit Me every month so the value here is much better.

I absolutely love the packaging! Not because it's especially glam but because the tiny tube opening is very, very sanitary. No bacteria is getting in there which is better for your health plus it prolongs the longevity of the product. Any liquid/cream/gel that doesn't come with a pump or in a squeeze tube deserves a Viking funeral.

So far this seems to be invisible in photos but I haven't looked at it in a dark room / bright flash situation just yet. I will update when I get there!

Pros:
-high coverage / concentrated product
-long wearing
-great value due to low cost per wear
-sanitary packaging
-looks great in photos
-minimal creasing

Cons:
-a bit more work to blend than other concealers

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

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I liked the coverage and color of this. It did a good job of disguising my redness and making my face look brighter and healthier. Sadly, like many others, it made me breakout after only 2 uses. I have sensitive skin, so I thought it was just me. But I read many reviews online at Sephora and it seems pretty unanimous that something in this makes a whole lot of people breakout. And badly. I don't have a problem with pimples other than 1 or 2 very small blemishes sometimes that usually go away within a couple of days. But this gave me big red deep pimple on my face.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer

on 1/20/2018 2:28:00 PM

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This has become my favorite concealer for covering the occasional annoying zit that inevitably pops up to spoil important events such as weddings or job interviews.

Bye Bye Breakout has a wand applicator with a doe's foot sponge tip. The tiny bottle contains only 0.39 ounces of product and the price is $28. However, it's been worth the splurge for me.

The first time I tried it, I had one stubborn spot on my chin and was going to be photographed. Shuddering to think that the blemish would be immortalized in family pictures, I bought this. It worked better for me than my usual MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer (the cream in the flip-top clamshell pot). This is a full coverage concealer that does a great job of camouflaging the blemish. Here's why I feel that it performed better than my MAC concealer - it did not make the area around the spot look cracked or scaly or flaky. To my relief, the nasty little volcano was not visible in the photos. When I removed my makeup at the end of the day I was happy to see that the zit had shrunk. It was not completely gone but it was a noticeable improvement.

I've continued to use Bye Bye Breakout as needed. I don't have as many breakouts as I did in my teen years due to the fact that my skin produces less oil than it used to and I'm diligent about skin care. But when I have to reach for this concealer, I'm really pleased with how well this covers up acne and treats it at the same time. Not a cure-all, but worth the money to me.

I chose the lightest color, Fair. For reference, here are some of the foundation colors I wear in case that helps you determine your shade: NC20 in MAC, Sand in Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (the original liquid, not the newer Long-Wear version), Y225 in Make Up For Ever HD, Beige 10 in Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet, and 52 Vanille in Bourjois Healthy Mix. Tap it in and blend the edges carefully. If you rub it in, you don't get the same coverage.

A word of caution:

Because this has acne-fighting agents in it, it is for covering up blemishes and is not intended for use around the eyes.

Ingredients as listed on It Cosmetics Website:

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, SILICA, PROPANEDIOL, DIMETHICONE, LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE, POLYSILICONE-11, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, METHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF WATER, ZINC OXIDE, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, GENTIANA LUTEA ROOT EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, LITHOSPERMUM ERYTHRORHIZON ROOT EXTRACT, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCOLIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID, ALLYL METHACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, HYDROLYZED SILK, ACETYL OCTAPEPTIDE-3, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, SULFUR, RETINYL PALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BETA-GLUCAN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, TRIBEHENIN, CERAMIDE NG, PEG-10 RAPESEED STEROL, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, STEARETH-20, N-HYDROXYSUCCINIMIDE, CHRYSIN, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, MAGNOLIA ACUMINATA BARK EXTRACT, CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM (FEVERFEW) EXTRACT, AGARICUS BISPORUS EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, [+/-: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499)].

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