It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You Review & Swatches

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You Five Piece Collection, which, of course, is cruelty free, has its debut as a QVC Today’s Special Value (TSV) on Tuesday, October 14, at midnight (EST).  This Collection has 5 full sized products, including two new ones! There is the new CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush, which will be prominently featured, and the new Hello Lashes Extensions 24HR Mascara, which will have it’s worldwide launch! After I received the Collection, I got right to work to test the products.

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

Oh, how I love all of my It Cosmetics brushes! Wait till you see this one in person. It’s custom-designed, incredibly luxe, and has plush dual fiber brush hairs. So why do you need this brush? The brush head will allow you to easily build the amount of foundation coverage you need and will give your face an airbrush finish. While I just started using this one, I can confidently write that I’m sure it will perform like all of the other It Cosmetics brushes that I have: it will not shed with all the use you’re going to be getting out of it!

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

There are ten shades of the No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner that It Cosmetics sells. The one that is in this Collection is the Black Brown shade. I think that this is a great choice to include since I’m guessing a lot of people have already purchased the black color, as well as the brown. The Black Brown gave me such a nice, rich, dark color, that, as you can see from the photo, is incredibly pigmented.  I also like that when you apply the liner you will be amazed at how well the color glides on your eyes. Yes, it really is “no-tug.” I love that this is a self sharpening eyeliner, as I’m always looking for one of the (at least) 7 sharpeners that I own. The eyeliner sets very quickly, and it doesn’t smudge! Make sure you have a  waterproof eye makeup remover, cause you’re going to need it. As advertised, it really is an outstanding, completely waterproof eyeliner.

The eyeliner is free of parabens, fragrance, and sulfate!

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation

I reviewed this anti-aging Foundation in the color Fair when it launched at the end of 2013. It’s a full coverage matte powder that is designed to add illumination to your skin. It Cosmetics advertises this Foundation as being one that will never crease or crack, and this is true! I sometimes have some dry flaky patches on my skin, so I applied a moisturizer and primer prior to applying. However, if you have oily skin, I think this would be perfect for your skin. You should just be able to apply the Foundation, and, as advertised, in less than a minute you’ll be done!
There is a brush in a compartment above the foundation, and a very nice sized mirror.

Here’s a swatch in Tan:

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

 

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions 24HR Mascara

Wow. You’re going to love the brand new Hello Lashes Extensions 24HR Mascara. I can’t think of anything that anyone would object to about this mascara. Here’s what I love about it: it has a truly blackest of black color. I have black lashes and this made them even darker! The formula s great. It made my lashes look just like what they promised: thick and dramatic, as though I was  wearing false lashes–but without actually  having to apply the false lashes. And, I was able to get the look in just one coat of mascara!  The lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients include green tea.

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It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush

Like me, you’re going to love the CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush in the shade of Je Nas Sais Quoi. It has an incredibly velvety texture with the usual It Cosmetics flawless finish. The very pigmented color lasted nine hours on me without any fading at all.

Just apply a little bit of the blush for a sheer wash of the Je Nas Sais Quoi color, or keep building it up for the full effects of the gorgeous color. The CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush has a design that moves from a light pink, a dusky pink, and then to a rosy pink.

CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush

 

You can mix the blush anyway you want! However, you’ll find that if you move your blush brush upward you’ll  get the paler pink color; if you move your blush brush downward, you’ll get a darker shade of rosy pink.

 

It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You

I have not been provided with the item number, or the price of the Collection. Update: The price is 54.96 Good until October 15, 2014 2:59 a.m. ET . Shipping & Handling: $3.00 The product# is A260772

 

Just remember that the It Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You will not debut until October 14th on QVC, and on their website  QVC.com , so if you look for it you won’t find it until launch day. I highly recommend you buy this; and I would tell you to purchase things separately if you couldn’t afford the whole Collection. However, the CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush is not yet available for purchase separately– so until it is, you’ll only be able to buy it in this Collection.

 

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Drew Barrymore Flower Cosmetics Line at Walmart

Drew Barrymore Flower Cosmetics!

Drew Barrymore is a new Mom, Actress, Producer, and Director. Drew can now add the fact that she has her own cosmetics line called Flower. While Flower is being called a “premium” line, everything will be priced between $5 and $13.98. Flower will have lip, eye, face and nail products, and I can’t wait to get to Walmart to see everything is being offered at this time.
Flower has supplied this quote: “FLOWER is proudly made in the USA and never tested on animals.
Flower is available at Walmart stores and online, throughout the US.  However, before you make the trip to a Walmart store, you may want to call ahead. I went to a local Walmart this morning, and they did not yet have any products available. I was hoping to not only purchase products, but snap some photos to share with you of the display.
Although I didn’t arrive home with products, or even a photo, at least I was able to have a cup of coffee and enjoy reading my copy of the New York Times article,  From Celebrity to Entrepreneur.
Drew Barrymore
The first Celebrity mentioned in the article is, of course, Drew! Here’s some of what was in the paper:

“…If your eyes are already rolling at the latest celebrity makeup promotion, so too were Ms. Barrymore’s famous hazel peepers.”

“I hate it when it’s just a name on that, or they weren’t involved in every aspect or I didn’t know they even liked that or even cared,” she said. “Things are so personal to me; I work on them infinite percent.”

To demonstrate her commitment, Ms. Barrymore said she has hit “pause” on just about everything else in her career, including her production company, Flower Films. This is partly because she is a new mother (to Olive, 4 months old), but also because she is focusing on what she said was a longtime passion.

“I have been in the makeup chair since I was 6 years old,” said the actress….”

Drew Barrymore Flower Cosmetics

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MakeupMedic Cracked Compact Fix-It Kit Review

The MakeupMedic Cracked Compact Fix-It Kit

MakeupMedic Cracked Compact Fix-it Kit is for when you need to fix your broken makeup. If there is anyone out there that has one or more broken, cracked, or shattered pressed powder makeup (in a compact), then you will want to keep reading to find out how easy it is to fix with this Kit.

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Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit

The Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit is designed by Petra Strand, the creator of Pixi Beauty, who is also a makeup artist and a mum!  Pixi Beauty assures us that “although Pixi Beauty is not normally about faking it, sometimes we all need a little help!”  As a mother, I definitely need help, so the Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit helped me to try to fake being more awake than I felt! However, anyone who wakes up and feels like they need to look more rested…and they can’t go back to sleep…will love the Kit.

The Fake Awake Kit is available online at Pixi Beauty in the US ($28.00),  Pixi Beauty in the UK (£19.00) and at Target.

Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit

What’s in the Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit?

Pull the ribbon on the Kit, and the drawer will slide out.
Pixi Beauty
Here are the eight products in the Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit, which is very travel-friendly:
two concealers (0.03 oz each)- use separately, or combine the two to make a new color that appropriate for your skin tone. I used the lightest color and it worked very well to cover up my dark circles.
one cream highlighter (0.03 oz) – can be used anywhere you want to highlight; for example, your cheek bones, or make your lips look fuller by highlighting your cupid’s bow
one brightening cream (0.03 oz each)- “to give your eyes new energy.” This was very bright on my skin, but I’m very fair skinned.
One nude setting powder (0.06 oz) – to set concealer.
one peachy cheek and eye awakening powder (0.11 oz) had some pretty little glimmer to it
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Click on the photo if you’d like to enlarge:
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There is one pale pink lip gloss (0.10 oz)
And, one strawberry red lip and cheek stain (0.10 oz)
Pixi Beauty
Both the lip gloss and the lip stain were not too sticky. You’ll get a nice shine to lips! Some swatches in different lighting–No flash. The pale pink lip gloss has very pretty sparkles in it and stayed on my lips until I had something to drink. The stain stayed longer, as it really did “stain” my lips and left color on my lips.
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Pixi Beauty

I am fair skinned, so the sheer colors worked perfectly on my skin tone. It did brighten my face! The only con I could come up with is that there is only one shade for Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit so it won’t work for everyone.

Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit is great anytime, but I do love the advertising now that Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit will make you look, “Awake in an instant this Holiday Season!”

Pixi Beauty Fake Awake Kit Ingredients:

Correcting Concealer: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491)].

Brightening Concealer: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Tribehenin, Mica & Magnesium Myristate, Talc, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Mica & Titanium Dioxide (CI 77019, CI 77891), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate & Silica & Titanium Dioxide & Tin Oxide (CI 77891)].

Awakening & Setting Powder: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Silica, Polybutene, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate. May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Mica & Titanium Dioxide (CI 77019, CI 77891)].

Lip & Cheek Tint: Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 20, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA. May Contain: [+/- FD&C Red No.40 (CI 16035)].

Lip Gloss: Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Flavor (Aroma), Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene. May Contain: [+/- Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Mica & Titanium Dioxide (CI 77019, CI 77891), Mica & Iron Oxides (CI 77019, CI 77491)].

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics On the Go Beauty Set

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics On the Go Beauty Set!

I was very excited to receive Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics On-the-Go Beauty Set! This is not only because Youngblood Cosmetics is cruelty free, but also, I had not yet tried any of the six items included in the Set.  All of Youngblood Mineral products are free from talc, perfumes and chemical dyes, and are non-comodogenic (they won’t clog your pores).

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

 

Available at the Youngblood Mineral website and New Beauty at Fred Segal for $25.50 USD, this set has deluxe size samples of six of Youngblood Mineral best sellers. As you can see in the photo below, you will also receive a beautiful ostrich print cosmetics bag, in which the products are enclosed. The Set is available for purchase in three colors: light, medium, and dark. I was provided with the Light shade, which was just right for my skin tone.

 

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

 Youngblood Mineral Primer:

Youngblood Mineral Primer is the first item in the Set. It is colorless and, as advertised, definitely helped in several ways. First, it smoothed out my skin so much that my pores were nearly impossible to see. Also, it made a very smooth surface on my skin before I applied my foundation. It is advertised as being lightweight and silky, and that is absolutely true. It does feel velvety. The formula just blended right in, and I think it’s great that it has minerals and vitamins for protecting my skin.

To use, I first applied a moisturizer, and let it soak in. Then, I pumped one drop of the Primer on my fingertips and rubbed them together to thoroughly mix the Primer. Then, I applied the Primer to my face. Youngblood Cosmetics writes that the Primer should be applied in circular motions. I learned what the exact amount was that I needed for my face–don’t overdo it! Just a tiny amount is needed. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Youngblood Mineral Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream:

Youngblood Mineral Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream is the second product in the Set, and is advertised as being to, “instantly hydrate and de-puff to reduce the signs of fatigue around the delicate eye area.”  While I can’t write that it happened instantly, I definitely agree that on mornings where I was exhausted, it did reduce the puffiness, and my eye area looked more awake…less fatigued, unlike the rest of me!  I assume that can be attributed to the great ingredients that are in this anti aging eye cream. Menthol and caffeine would help to decrease the puffiness, and the moisturizers include algae, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter.

To use, apply the eye cream with very gentle pats around the eye area. I found that I needed a very small amount, and that wasn’t even a full pump. The eye cream can be used in the mornings, and in the evening, after cleansing your face. It feels cooling when you apply this eye cream.

The only con I can come up with is that some people will argue that a separate eye cream is not necessary. However, as there are ingredients that perk up the eye area, if your facial moisturizer doesn’t have this, you should check it out.

 Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint:

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint is the third product in the Set. This Youngblood Mineral product has many purposes. The formula is developed to provide light coverage to your face. It is lightweight and will provide you with sheer coverage. The ingredients of Seve Marine, Kiwi Extract, and Vitamin E are beneficial because they will help leave your skin smooth.

As soon as I put this on my face, it felt very moisturizing, and left it even toned. As you choose your Kit color (light, medium, or dark) I had just the right amount for a nice healthy looking glow. 

It’s easy to use the Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint. Make sure you have applied a moisturizer first, and then simply apply a small amount to your face and blend. Remember, this is a tint, and therefore, provides sheer coverage.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint Illuminating:

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint Illuminating is the fourth product. The difference between this and product  described above is that this is Illuminating. It will luminize your face with a golden sheen. The only aspect that you may not want is, of course, the sheen. It’s good to try it, and this deluxe size is a great way to do it.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Tint Body:

Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Tint Body is the fifth product in the Beauty Set. It’s a very rich, extremely moisturizing lotion that is tinted, and is formulated to produce a glow on your body. This be used on your décolleté, shoulders, arms and legs. The fragrance is not overpowering, and is from the shea butter and coconut oil. I needed two pumps, and simply smoothed it on for coverage. Keep adding product until you have the coverage you desire. It will make your skin feel very smooth!

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Youngblood Mineral Liquid Mineral Foundation:

Youngblood Mineral Liquid Mineral Foundation is the sixth, and final product, in the Set. The sample I received is the shade ‘Sand,’ because the Set I received was Light. However, while the Set is available in 3 shades (light, medium, and dark), if you purchase the Foundation separately, it is available in nine shades. The shade in the Set may not be a perfect match for you, but don’t let that turn you away from trying it with an appropriate shade.

One squeeze from the tube is all I needed. You can use a brush, your fingers, or a sponge. No matter what method I used, I loved the finish, and while I’m not sure the color was the perfect one for me, (I would want to also try the shades of pebble and shell), it did give me an excellent chance to see, and feel, the Foundation on my face.

Youngblood Mineral CosmeticsFinal Thoughts on the Youngblood Mineral On the Go Beauty Set:

I agree with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Founder and President, Pauline Youngblood, that “With a retail value of $33.50, the On-the-Go Beauty Set is a very pretty, reasonably-priced gift you might want to give to yourself, too!” This is a great way to to sample deluxe size products that you haven’t yet tried from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, or even to have an extra, on the go size of these super products.

Ingredients of Youngblood Mineral On the Go Beauty Set:

Mineral Primer: Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Smithsonite Extract, Rhodochrosite Extract, Malachite Extract, Hematite Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol. PAO 12M

Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Steareth-20, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Algae Extract, Niacinamide, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Silanetriol, Potassium Citrate, Silica, Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Menthyl Lactate, Caffeine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). PAO 6M

Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint/Illuminating: Water (Aqua, Eau), Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Hexyl Laurate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Stearyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Algae Extract, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Menthyl Lactate, Allantoin, EDTA, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Smithsonite Extract, Rhodochrosite Extract, Malachite Extract, Hematite Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). PAO 18M

Liquid Mineral Foundation: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cyclomethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Glycerin, Reduced Salt Deep Sea Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Polyoxyethylene, Methylpolysiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Squalane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Natto Gum, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Magnolia Biondii Bark Extract, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Allantoin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Natural Fragrant Essential Oils: Lemon, Orange, Ylang-Ylang). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). PAO 12M

Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY: Water (Aqua, Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argan Oil, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Triethanolamine. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). PAO 12M

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