Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 5/21/2018 9:10:00 PM

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I will never use another mascara again! I have tried so many different mascaras and spent so much money , from the super cheap to the super expensive. I used to use Lancôme flextencils and this was discontinued. The search for a mascara that would darken my lashes, lengthen but importantly not crumble under my eyes led me to superhero. It does everything and my eyelashes look HUGE. I am rapt. Will never need to try a different mascara again!

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Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 5/21/2018 10:49:00 AM

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I really wanted to like this, but just didn’t. The brush is quite a bit longer than most mascaras, which made it a bit tricky to apply. But I could have accepted that if the formula worked. However, it applied wet and really liked to clump. I also found that it transferred to my upper lid, making my eyes look messy. Disappointed.

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Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 5/21/2018 8:44:00 AM

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I've gone through 2 deluxe sample tubes and I've decided I really just don't like it. Some pros: it's a nice dark black and it lengthens well. Volume is another story, but the main thing is that it's clumpy—really wet but also dry if that makes sense?? Like it's wet enough to be a mess when you apply it, but dry enough to drag through your lashes (shudder) and leave tiny lumps all over them. And maybe it's the sample tube, but the brush opening gets REAL gunky with excess (wasted) product. It wears ok throughout the day, flakes a bit but no real smudging (unlike my beloved ride or die UD Perversion mascara, whose smudges I accept like the kisses of a lover, lol sorry I just love that mascara).

Looking at it analytically, it seems to me that the brush and the formula aren't totally compatible. In conclusion, this was my emergency work mascara and I will be replacing it with literally anything else. I don't hate it (and I do enjoy a lot of other It products) but you're better off picking up a tube of Full 'n Soft.

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Foundation Full-Coverage Moisturizer

on 5/20/2018 10:25:00 PM

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I really wish this wasn't so heavy and greasy, because the color (Light) actually blends into my skin tone much better than any foundation I have ever used. (I usually use MAC NW20 Studio Fix Fluid.) But this feels heavier on my skin than my foundation, and it makes me look like I have a strobe light pointed at my face immediately after application. My nose looks especially bright, and this seems to magnify my pores (I have combination skin). I have tried to tone down the shine with MAC Blot powder... which seems to do the trick for a few hours... but if it is humid out (like it was today), here comes that shine again. When I wore this on cooler days, the coverage lasted a little longer, but it seems to slide off my face and make my skin look weird on the oily spots. I even tried mixing this into my foundation to improve the color match, but it STILL makes me look like I have a bright light shining off of my face. Like a previous reviewer wrote, I would NOT recommend this for people with oily skin.

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

on 5/19/2018 1:51:00 PM

This is marketed as a finishing powder but then says on the packaging it can be built up for coverage like a powder foundation, which is true I suppose, but misleading. Don’t buy this if you want a powder foundation - the It Celebration Foundation SPF 50 is very similar and is much less cakey.

As a finishing powder very lightly dusted as the last step to your makeup routine - this gives a beautiful airbrushed almost creamy, soft effect. Very minimal product is needed to achieve this effect otherwise it’ll be cakey. I apply my usual foundation and set it and then take a big fluffy brush and lightly dust this on top as a finishing powder. With the amount I use, this compact will probably last me a really long time. I’m NC 25 and got matched to “Light” - the Medium is pink undertoned and looks muddy on me. The Light is yellow undertoned and since I use it as a finishing powder it doesn’t really lighten my makeup or anything.


Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

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I have tried pretty much every full coverage concealer on the market, and eventually knew I'd come around to this one and I genuinely thought it would top them all. The hype is definitely real with this one.

First impression: VERY full coverage, works like a dream to cover dark circles, very difficult to blend but it's a small price to pay for such full coverage when you have serious pigmentation to cover. Worth every penny?

The problems don't become apparent until you've powdered your face and look in the mirror a couple hours later. The consistency is so thick that this breaks apart and doesn't maintain even texture on the skin, and it does have a drying effect on the undereye area, and I definitely do not have dry skin, so I can only imagine how much worse it could look on someone else. It didn't look *terrible*, but am I really going to repurchase something for $23 when NYX Gotcha Covered has the same coverage, doesn't separate and costs $6?

Although I have to hand it to IT for the coverage that definitely lasts, and a little goes a LONG way so the price point isn't outrageous because you do get a lot of product, this concealer just didn't hit all the right notes with me and might be a much better option for someone who doesn't wear powder or who has very oily skin that needs a very matte concealer. Otherwise you might be saying Bye Bye to this after a few uses.

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

on 5/17/2018 8:12:00 PM

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I got shade light. I am N15 - Skin concerns: stubborn redness around nose/rosacea - dry skin but nothing dramatic- aging skin (25yo) so again nothing dramatic. I always have used a toner cream and primer before. Most of the time the ootical illusion by UD. This product is a great product. What is a gigantic plus is that they sell a DS sample for 20$ that will last long and beyond enough for you to figure if you like it enough to buy it. I think this means alot that a company is that confident of their product. SPF50 provided which is the reason why it is thick. It’s not a paste or anything it could just hang to the tube if you tease it out. It’s not leaky which is practical on the go. Friendly packaging for the travel and full size. Easily poored at the back of your end before applied to face. You can apply with fingers but not blindly and with good lighting to ensure evenness. I would rather use a beauty blender over a brush because of how thick it is, and a semi-damped one. That will make skin more flattering regarding consistency of product!! With a brush to even out you might find it’s a bit too thick because i find that the product will stay on the brush but still it works out. Shade light is not that light. So keep that in mind. It is orangey but once applied it’s really not as appearing than on you hand. Coverage is medium. It does not cocer 100% rosacea on my nose but so far its on my top 3 for best coverage. It holds really well. Since my skin is on the dry end, i don’t apply powder . If i do it’s for the areas that tend to crease aka under eye and laugh lines. Usually foundations with higher consistencies tend to crease but this one is not that bad! It does not slip either. Easy to blend anything over too. It’s not matte and it’s not dewy, it’s skin like. My cons are that the coverage is not as i had hoped with the pictures they show. It is pricey but in the price range for higher end foundations. Shade range is off because fair really appear fair and yet light is light/medium and tends to be more orangey. Undertones are not considered but since it’s a CC that makes sense, still sucks. I will purchase again.

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

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For a while it was unavailable UK so the moment my foot touched American soil I made a dash to an Ulta in Portland to have a look at it. The British You Tubers were raving about it so after a quick swatching session (I went with it in 'Light' which perfectly matches my Chanel B20/Dior 020 skin) I skipped happily back to my air B&B to apply it.

I like it is paraben and cruelty free, has a fantastic packaging with a very convenient and well designed pump, it is made in South Korea and they know what they are doing regarding sunscreen + coverage, it is a tinted mineral sunscreen but... there are buts:

- the coverage is WAAAAAY too heavy. I understand it needs to be a dense consistency to offer spf 50 rating (9% Titanium Dioxide and 6.3 % Zinc Oxide which makes it broad spectrum) but to make it work on my face not looking like a mask I hope I'm getting spf 20 (but probably less) with 1 pump of the product (fingers crossed!). So I need to wear another mineral spf underneath in the summer to get some proper protection!

- it contains lemon, bergamot and orange peel oils - which all are photo-reaction inducing, so having these in the sunscreen makes no sense to me. These also give the product a delicate fragrance - a non fragranced sunscreen usually smells revolting so that should explain why the formula has these in.

- price point - it is now available in Selfridges in London and is £30, which seems to be in line with other mineral sunscreens available in UK. Still way too expensive for a product that should be a staple skin protector.

- It gives a nice glow but it really needs to be powdered to not to look like a greasy mess within 2 hours of the application and I have a dry, dehydrated skin! So for the ladies in your 40s... get a sample first before comitting. Sadly powdering does not really help to set it for longer than these 2 hours (after which you should reapply it. No way I will be able to do that in my work environment. I need a stable sunscreen that does not make me a greasy, caked mess in a couple of hours after application and this is not it!) after which it simply disappears from my face, taking away with it all my blush (otherwise long lasting when applied on other foundations), concealer/highlighter leaving a shiny, blotchy mess (as it seems to be disappearing in patches too) with magnified fine lines and crater-like pores. I look like I did not wash off the sad remains of my previous day's makeup!

- It behaves way better in winter when it does not need to be powdered at all (stay way away from any 'glow' powders like Hourglass ones in this case!) and when we have 3 hours of daylight in Scotland. What is the point of it then though with its spf 50?

- I tried apply it on a matifying primer from Benefit (I had a tiny sample tube) in hope of extending the two hours lasting mark but to no avail. Same with a silicone based primer from YSL (Touche Eclat one) which I'm trying to finish off and none of these really seem to make any difference. I tried to apply it with a beauty blender to sheer it out a little bit but it still did not look like I like my foundations/sunscreens to look like.

I will use it up this summer but I will not repurchase.



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

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My skin recently changed from combination to dry, and upon developing some spider angiomas on my face and subsequently getting some treatment for them, I decided to up my sun cream game. However, my beloved Teint Idole by Lancome did not respond well to my new moisturiser and spf 45 skin routine (think: cakey mess), and I decided I wanted something a little more natural-looking and light weight on my face, especially now I had my "new" blemish-free face going on.

This CC cream did the job perfectly:

- actually does look better than skin, but lets your skin shine through at the same time (yes, you do need a pretty even skin tone to pull this off imo)
- suprisingly long lasting
- feels light on the skin
- is moisterising but doesn't cake up unlike my awful experience with Josie Maran's Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation
- doesn't cling to any dry patches during the course of the day
- I swear my face actually looks better when I take it off (I was told that it had some special skin-imrpoving ingredients in it, so maybe that's why)

This only doesn't get 5 stars because I still can't get over how expensive it is!! I mean, it's nice in every way I mentioned above, but it's not full-coverage-perfect-face-I'm-a-model-now nice (which is how I felt with Lancome's Teint Idole). At least that's where I'm at right now with this product.

Closing comment: the colour names are deceiving: the best match for me was "Light" despite me having olive / tan skin.

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

on 5/14/2018 6:40:00 PM

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Ok I got a very large sample of this from Sephora and I was SO excited to try it because I'm looking to simplify my skincare routine and the whole "Your Skin But Better" sounded perfect for everyday quick makeup AND with skin care benefits! But sadly to say I really did not like this! I've heard so many people raving about this CC cream and yet it really didn't work for me. I found it to be streaky and settle in my fine lines.. it just didn't work for me for the price. I would still have to wear a primer and setting powder for this to work. I have oily skin and somewhat acne prone. And unfortunately for this price and still having to use a primer and powder it just didn't work for me.

I also highly highly recommend you try MISSHA if you're looking for a good cc/bb cream. I've tried so many "high-end" foundations and bb/cc creams that are expensive and none of them have measured up to MISSHA BB cream.

This cc cream is not worth it for how expensive it is in my opinion. This might work better for someone with normal - dry skin.

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Powder -It Cosmetics -Celebration Foundation Illumination

on 5/12/2018 9:01:00 PM

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pros:
creamy and silky
natural skin like
medium coverage
does not get greasy

cons:
broke me out
can look orange(i have this in light, i am nc20-25,)
can get cakey if packs on too much

This makes any foundation underneath that looks very dry look amazing. I use naked skin foundation by urban decay and it can cling to dry patches and i put this on top and it changes the look of dryness to creamy skinlike texture. Its magical. It does look more powdery than it is on initial application but it melts and sets itself into a creamier look to the skin. Even though it is alluminating Its not shiney or greasy on me and i have oily t zones. I was very hesitant to try this since i am oily but im glad i did because its very natural. I use murad oil mattifier as a moisturizer so that keeps oils away for hours. I use this mainly as a setting powder. I have not tried this on its own. It adds more coverage for me and i love that. It has not broken me out yet i am still testing this out will report back if this changes. Fingers crossed.

edit: i think this is breaking me out. i checked on cosdna for ingredients and it has lots of pore clogging acne causing ingredients/ so sad it is a beautiful powder

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

on 5/11/2018 8:20:00 AM

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I received a sample of this from Mecca and the claims sounded too good to be true, which they were of course and usually are. Unfortunately this cc cream just made my skin feel incredibly parched all day as well as accentuating the lines under my eyes. I seriously looked 10 years older.

The coverage was quite a lot heavier than I prefer for daily use but I was able to sheer it out using a damp beauty blender. It looked quite nice on initial application and the color “medium” was a pretty good match for me. But within an hour I could feel it sucking my skin dry for some reason. And when I looked in the mirror a few hours later I was horrified at my under eye lines.

This cc cream is a miss for me.

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Bronzers -It Cosmetics -Radiance ombre bronzer in warm radiance

on 5/11/2018 2:06:00 AM

I have to agree with both of the previous reviewers nearly on all points! This is an absolutely beautiful bronzer-high lighter in a not too dark, not too orange shade. May be too light for very dark complexions, but great for most. It’s perfect for summer and you get a huge compact for the price!

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Lip Liners -It Cosmetics -It Cosmetics-YLBB Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Stain

I have the shade Blushing Nude. It’s a plummy nude shade. The pencil is a bit hard and dry but it’s definitely long lasting. It comes with a sharpener but I never use that. The only negative thing is that it doesn’t have a lot of product in it even though the pencil seems quite long. The Kat Von D everlasting lip pencil which is smaller in size has more product in it.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Undereye Illumination

on 5/10/2018 7:49:00 AM

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This product is amazing. It is a very thick product, but looks natural against the skin. A little goes a long way, I simply take a small amount of this concealer, melt it between my fingers and then dab onto my undereye area to conceal, before blending out with a brush. It covers and corrects any dark circles I have, without looking heavy or cakey on the skin. It also feels very comfortable and light on the skin - I forget I have it on! I set it with translucent powder (Rimmel Stay Matte) and it stays put all day, and does not crease at all! I regularly wear this during 8 hour retail shifts and it stays looking perfect. It lasts through heat, humity and sweating. A little goes a long way, so a tube will last forever, which is good as it is quite pricey. I am onto my second tube of this product and will continue to repurchase.

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