Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 7/27/2018 11:42:00 AM

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I was hoping this would be a more hydrating version of Tarte Shape Tape and I was wrong. I know people complain that it's too thick and tacky, but I didn't mind that. I did like the way the formula looked under my eyes. It looked smooth and hydrated. Once set it stayed in place and didn't settle into fine lines. My big issue with this product was the coverage. This claims to be full coverage, but it did not look to be full coverage on me. I could still see darkness under my eyes even with color correcting! I even asked my mom, "Does it look like I put a FULL coverage concealer under my eyes?" She said no! You cannot layer this. It's too much product under the eyes. It's too emollient and will move around. A small dot is plenty for both eyes. I even tried baking. The concealer is so wet it just absorbs the powder. I had to REALLY pack it on in order to have enough excess powder to sit under the eyes and bake. I think it ended up removing coverage. I tried it a few times and was never happy with it. I caved and reordered shape tape. Bye Bye Undereye will be returned to Sephora.

I think if you thought shape tape was too dry, too matte, and way too much coverage you would like this. I can imagine a more mature skin type liking this too. It just did not provide the coverage I desire.

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Foundations -It Cosmetics -Confidence In A Compact SPF 50 Solid Serum Foundation

on 7/26/2018 12:15:00 AM

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I’m on the fence about this. I purchased it after learning my HG Take a Deep Breath compact foundation by Philosophy was discontinued. I prefer a compact foundstion bc I usually put on my makeup at work. I’m 42 now and after years of struggling with overly oily skin, my face is now more combination with some occasional dry patches on my cheeks, yet I still break out once in a while. I’m noticing a few more fine lines and wrinkles and I thought the anti-aging skincare properties in this compact would be good for my skin.

The pros- it’s a compact
it smells really good-like lemons
has skincare benefits
SPF 50, which is great

The cons- it’s heavy and seeps into every line on my face
oxidizes like mad (I wear the fair and I swear I look like Annoying Orange by the end of the day even though everyone tells me I don’t ). The salesperson at Ulta even said it oxidizes and countered another salesperson who thought I should go a shade darker than the fair
It’s tacky and never seems to dry on my face, so I feel like I just always look oily- even with dry patches. Maybe a setting powder would help.

Why would I buy it again? It gives decent coverage and I like the all-in-one aspect of the skincare in a makeup. And it hasn’t broken me out after a month of use.

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Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 7/22/2018 5:37:00 PM

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Aside from the fact that this mascara is just so-so and adds little lenght or volume, it did spider out my lashes.
The problemm arose when I took it off. One of the fibers slipped uner my upper eyelid and got stuck there for hours causing so much pain that I could think of nothing else except for the stabbing sensation. I laid down and held a reading light to my eye while lifitng the lid to have my husband look for the fiber. That did not work so instead l slid a folded papertowel back and forth between my eyeball and the lid. Be careful and close your eyes very tight when you remove this unimpressive mascara!
Needles to say, I will not be using this anymore. I will reach for my great Urban Decay Lash Perversion mascara and call it a day.

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

on 7/21/2018 6:33:00 PM

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Use to love this however I think the formula has changed since it is now breaking me out and my skin has become itchy! I have super sensitive skin and I have been wearing this for last few years with no problems until now.. Search is now on to find another foundation in the meantime wearing Clinique for now..

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Pressed Powders -It Cosmetics -CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF50+

I love it. Got a perfect match with Medium-Tan (I'm usually a medium neutral/warm, NC 35ish, Nars St Moritz). It applies beautifully with a fluffy brush. I love that it has SPF 50. But the case? Hate it. It is bulky because of the bottom area that holds a sponge. I don't do sponges. I also wish this was refillable! What a waste of packaging!!

In photos, my face looks flawless when I use this powder. It does stay on all day and I haven't noticed any fading....but I use a hydrating primer and sunscreen underneath, as well as a few liberal sprays of Fix+ on top. This is my new HG powder, so much so that I'm thinking about tossing my old go-to Cover Fx perfect pressed powder in the trash! I haven't been this impressed with a powder in a long time, and I've tried plenty.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 7/19/2018 5:54:00 PM

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It’s just alright. It is very thick and sticky, and you have to work fast with it. I use my fingers to spread it. I do have to powder afterwards or else it’ll stay sticky. The packaging is ok but it’s a very small tube and it will “implode” if you take it on an airplane. I dont think it’s a good value compared to other higher end concealers like Nars creamy concealer. Also, it’s made in China which really turned me off for such a pricy little thing.

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

on 7/18/2018 8:03:00 PM

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The perfect cc cream if you like a medium coverage. The texture is great and I like how it absorbs to my skin, I use a beauty blender. It really gives me that dewy skin look and it makes my face not more oily as it already is which I cannot say about other cc creams I have tried. Perfect Color match too! I use a translucent powder to finish the look and setting spray. But it’s not all day lasting, after a long day, it seems that the cc cream has partly „faded“.

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Powder -It Cosmetics -Celebration Foundation SPF 50+

on 7/18/2018 7:55:00 PM

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Best powder foundation ever! I have very oily skin, therefore I‘m always for the lookout for the perfect powder foundation. Liquid foundation is a no-go for me even though I like a full coverage. For the past years, I have been using MAC, Laura Mercier and Make Up Forever. None of them worked for me anymore, neither texture nor color. It cosmetics celebration gives me a full coverage, it matches my skin tone 90% and I don‘t need my concealer anymore. I use fixing spray to set my foundation, like that my foundation won‘t turn cakey and lasts the whole day!

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

on 7/18/2018 7:32:00 PM

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Finally a CC cream with good coverage and good SPF. I use this in the summer instead of my Estee Lauder Doublewear light. Applies easily with fingers, and I don't have to bother with a beautyblender as it applies nicely. Good to take on vacation when you don't want a fussy foundation. Buildable, medium to full coverage. Dewy look, needs setting in my T-zone with translucent powder to avoid settling into lines. I don't use it around my eyes though - I stick to my eye concealer for that. It tends to lift a little on my chin and nose by partway through the day, so I find a little pat with powder or a powder foundation in those areas helps it stay all day. I just pat my chin and nose with my MAC powder foundation and it works great. Because it is medium to full coverage, I do follow up with a full face of eye makeup, bronzer or blush and a lip product to give me definition.

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Cleansers -It Cosmetics -Confidence in a Cleanser

on 7/14/2018 7:27:00 PM

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Nice cleanser, but it's pretty basic and doesn't do anything special.

For reference my skin is combo-oily, not sensitive, and it is clog-prone. My HG cleanser is Peter Thomas Roth's Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, but sometimes I like to use different ones. There wasn't anything wrong with this IT Cosmetics cleanser per se, but it didn't really impress me either.

Lathers up nicely and rinses off easily. Makes my skin feel extra clean, but never dried out. Does a decent job of makeup removal, but it's also good as a 2nd step in a double-cleanse.

In short, it does the job but that's all it does. No added brightness or glow, no evening of the skin tone. Just straightforward cleansing. So I give this product four stars but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Blush -It Cosmetics -Airbrush Blush Sweet Cheeks

on 7/12/2018 10:57:00 PM

This for the pressed version. I think this blush is beautiful. Yeah it has some glitter but it is so fine that it's not really noticeable once it's on. Its similar to Nars Orgasm, a golden pink. I like the smooth texture and it floats on. I'm light complected with light blonde hair and green eyes and it's perfect for my complexion. I don't think it's overly pigmented. This is my everyday blush. I wish I could buy the entire It cosmetic line! Next purchase for me is the Bye Bye pores bronzer. I tested it at Ulta, another dream product.


Eyes -It Cosmetics -Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

on 7/12/2018 5:41:00 PM

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This lash primer is absolutely a miracle product, and I’m not sure what I’ll do if they discontinue it. I used to wear it as a super natural black mascara but then realized black does nothing for my “light summer” fair coloring, so I switched to navy mascara. However, I missed this product’s ability to get the roots of my blonde lashes, so I tried actually using it for its intended purpose (!), as a base primer, and I was shocked to see how amazing it works that way! You see, I normally detest primers, which consistently: 1) are white and make my blonde lashes look even blonder at the root—exactly the opposite of what my nearly albino blonde face needs and 2) take away the youthful, glossy, smooth, lash look I love. Inevitably, mascara over primer looks overly done and aging. However, this mascara solves both those problems, in a miracle like fashion! It makes such a difference to my look. At first, I thought it couldn’t possibly be responsible for my much prettier than usual face; but, sure enough, the next time I wore it, I found myself, again, wondering why I looked so good. Just dawned on me that this primer is responsible. It gives depth to my eyes, by darkening my root line, which is washed out, normally, since no lash brush gets this close. In addition, it adds a youthful delicate “Bambi” texture to my lashes so that my navy mascara ends up looking similar, despite being a thickening (sometimes clumpy) formula. The trick is to apply this lightly and then just tap the other mascara over it, transferring the color and a bit more volume. I am totally in love! You must try it! (For reference: I have very fine blonde lashes but lots of them).

Update/Edit: I removed a lippie for the lack of color selection. Black is still too dark on me, and there’s no grey or blue option in this mascara. I still love this as a very natural mascara for someone, and it can look great under a lighter mascara. However, I think it ultimately I need to stick to Le Volume de Chanel #70 or the (limited edition) grey #37.


Eyeliner -It Cosmetics -Liner Love Waterproof Anti-Aging Creme Gel Eyeliner

on 7/11/2018 6:34:00 PM

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i have the shade graphite, i believe its called, a dark charcoal grey with some shine, not matte but i love glitter eyeliner, eyeliner thats matte and black is too harsh for me. anyways this product i had for about 2 years and it hasn’t dried out, which is hella amazing, i also store it upside down, that probably helps. its a preety big pot of eyeliner gel. a lot of gel eyeliners do not stay on me, loreal’s infallible gel that tati loves smeared, even with all the prep and setting, and maybellines eyestudio is too drying, kinda tugs. this gel, is similar in texture and consistency to the loreal one but this actually stays on my lashline.

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Cleansers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm

on 7/10/2018 5:57:00 PM

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I've repurchased this several times. I have dry, sensitive skin, and I tend to like cleansing balms in general. This is my current favorite. As others have said, this is very similar to Clinique's Take the Day Off, but this is cruelty free and Clinique is not, at least at the time I'm writing this. This doesn't sting my skin or cause breakouts, leaves my skin clean but not dry, and is good at removing makeup (including eye makeup, but be sure to wipe all of this away from the eye area thoroughly or it will get in your eyes and then it's hard to rinse out). This does have a citrus scent and while I wish it was unscented, it's not a bad smell and it doesn't seem to irritate my skin. Travel friendly (I sometimes de-pot it into travel size tubs) and spillproof.

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

on 7/10/2018 11:10:00 AM

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This product works very well for hiding my rosacea and is not too greasy. It does somewhat draw attention to dry/flaky skin on my cheeks but otherwise works well. I have combo/sensitive skin.

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