One of my favorite brands is It Cosmetics. I’ve reviewed their products many times, they are on heavy rotation for me in my house, and I’ve gotten many family members and friends hooked on their products. Every time I stop into Ulta, I also go by and pet all of their makeup brushes on their display. Yep, you know what I’m talking about! Don’t pretend that you haven’t done it too! I really geek out though when It Cosmetics has a QVC deal. Not only are they one of my favorite brands, but you can get a butt load of their products at practically drugstore prices when they are all bundled together like this. If you haven’t tried them yet, now is the time! Today’s Special Value on QVC is their New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! Six Piece Collection*. It retails for $72.50 for for $214 worth of cosmetics, but today only, you can snag it for $59.96.
This collection is all about being a natural beauty queen. I feel my best when I look fresh faced and natural and this kit gives you practically everything you need for a full makeup look. You are getting the CC+ Veil™ Cushion Compact Foundation, super-sized for the first time with a bonus refill cartridge. Also included are Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick and CC+™ Anti-Aging Crème Blush, now available in Je Ne Sais Quoi™, a naturally pretty flush of pink. To apply these beauty products, they are giving you the Heavenly Luxe™ Angled Radiance Crème Brush and Heavenly Luxe™ Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush.
I’ve been hitting these products hard all week, so let me give you the rundown!
The CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation has SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection, among other awesome skincare benefits. This foundation is lighter than air. I have been applying it with the Heavenly Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush (the fatter side) by bouncing it into the cushion of foundation and buffing it into my face. The consistency is super thin. You really can’t overapply. It’s water light and slightly buildable, with the end result being probably around a medium coverage. I had a terrible skin week- I was picking like crazy and had red spots all over and it was just awful, but this gave me pretty good coverage even in my icky spots. I set it with Bye Bye Pores Pressed Translucent Powder (review) and it worked really well without fading for most of the day.
My only problem with compacts like this is germs. The cushion could be a breeding ground for bacteria so I probably won’t use the included sponge poof that you can see below, and I will make sure to dip a freshly cleaned brush in here with every use.
The shade Light is a touch too dark for my skin currently (I’m a MAC NC20). We are in the dead of winter so of course I am at my absolute palest of the year, but if I blend it well it still works. It’s just not a perfect match currently, but I still love the formula and I’ve been using it all week anyway. It’s super cool that they give you a refill pack right off the bat too. It’s like they know you’re going to love it!
The lipstick in this set is Blurred Lines Lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi, a universal soft pink shade. This lipstick is touted as an anti-aging and hydrating formula. It’s definitely comfortable to wear and the shade in this set is pretty tame for every day. I think no matter who you are you’ll like this shade because it’s really easy to wear. It’s the perfect shade to pop in your purse because it’s going to match everything. This is one of my favorite lipstick formulas because it’s so buttery smooth and soft. Some of the ingredients are collagen, peptides, hyaluronic filling spheres, shea butter, jojoba, and grape seed extract.
You’ll find the color of Je Ne Sais Quoi once again in this kit with the CC+ Creme Blush. It’s a very hydrating formula that perks my complexion up when I wear it. I apply it with the Angled Radiance Creme Brush which has literally the PERFECT bristles for picking up just a dusting of this creme product. It gets just enough out of the pan to being to precisely place it on my cheeks for a natural looking flush.
Once again I have to give props to these two brushes. They’re so soft. It Cosmetics has the best brushes on the market as far as I’m concerned. I’ve never had one fail me. I frequently use the Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush for applying foundation, and blush, and for blending a cream contour (different brushes if I’m doing this in the same sitting, of course!) and I use the smaller end for concealer. It is my favorite makeup brush! It also comes with just about every kit by It Cosmetics that is sold on QVC. As always, you will get a few sample foil packets so they can hook you on the next great product from It Cosmetics! Here I have Confidence in a Cream which is an intensely moisturizing face cream. The sample was enough for one generous use and it was heaven. You also get a sample of Bye Bye Under Eye, and if you haven’t tried that one yet, I invite you to come out from the bridge you live under because it’s one of the best concealers on the planet.
I’ve swatched the products below for you. In order I have the lipstick, the creme blush, and the cushion compact in the shade Light. You can get a hint of how it’s a touch too dark for me, but it is workable!
I love the way this kit looks on me! So natural looking and fresh. I was having a majorly stressful week and had a bad breakout and the texture on my chin and my forehead is a little bumpy, but I decided to leave it to show you how the coverage is for me. I don’t normally retouch my photos unless I’ve got a huge pimple or something distracting so what you see is what you get. But I don’t usually break out this badly so I thought I’d warn you ahead of time in case it’s not the skin you’re used to seeing!
Love this kit! Are you going to pick one up for yourself?