IT Cosmetics Miracle Water and Secret Sauce Review

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IT Cosmetics Miracle Water and Secret Sauce Review

It Cosmetics sent me their Miracle Water set to review for you! You can get these two products anywhere It Cosmetics are sold, including Amazon.

The It Cosmetics Secret Sauce moisturizer is jam-packed with moisture. I have really dry skin and even I only need a little bit of this. I’m officially a huge fan of Secret Sauce. It made my skin look brighter, clearer, and was very soothing.

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It Cosmetics Miracle Water Glow Tonic claims to transform your skin and maximizes the benefits of your skincare routine! It’s a lightweight, no rinse product. I applied it right after cleansing, before moisturizing.

Miracle Waterâ„¢ helps to increase absorbency and improve the efficacy of your moisturizers and serums. They say you can use it after cleansing or in place of your cleanser for powerful results immediately and over time. I tried using it in place of my cleanser, but it didn’t clean my skin enough. But, I really like it as a toner step! It made my skin feel softer and look brighter.

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IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow

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IT Cosmetics sent me their Confidence in Your Glow Palettes to review for you! The concept is that it’s your blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one sweep. They also sent me the heavenly skin one sweep wonder brush that pairs with the palettes.

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I found that this really isn’t a one-sweep situation. The palette is wider than the brush so you literally can’t get all three colors on the brush at the same time. (Sorry, IT Cosmetics! You know I love you! But it just doesn’t work like that in this palette!)

Additionally, I’m really not a huge fan of this brush. Normally, I love the IT Cosmetics brushes and I use them loyally every day. However, something about this brush drives me crazy. Not only are the palettes too wide for it, but this brush is just downright cumbersome to use. It’s the right size for my face, but I didn’t like how it picked up too much product (the short, thick bristles caused that).it-cosmetics-review it-cosmetics-glow-review

Despite my issues with the brush, I actually really like the palettes themselves. The product is good! I use my regular blush brushes to apply the colors in three different steps, though. It’s just the way I like it.

Confidence in Your Glow comes in three different shades: Warm Glow, Natural Glow, and Nude Glow. They are all quite close in color so there’s no reason to buy all three. Just find the one that matches your contouring style and pick that one.

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Overall, these palettes do give a nice glow but I would not call it a one-sweep system. The wideness of the palettes and the brush don’t match! :)it-cosmetics-glow-reviews

It Cosmetics Foundation Brush Review

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The wonderful It Cosmetics sent me their limited-edition Love is the Foundation Brush. This is a gorgeous brush with a metallic pink handle and the brush is shaped into a heart.

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The bristles are super soft and feel really nice on my face. I decided to use this for my loose powder since I have another It Cosmetics brush that I use for liquid foundation and another one I use for contouring. However, you could use this one for any brush need you have. Well…probably not for eyeshadow. Unless you have gigantic eyelids.it-cosmetics-brush-reviews

Here’s a photo of me in my actual bathroom, doing my actual makeup, using the actual brush. I probably should have closed the cupboards behind me when I took the pictures…but this is real life. LOL. My cupboards are open when I’m preening!

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As usual, I would highly recommend this brush, along with anything else from the It Cosmetics line! This brand is really great quality.

Today, I’m wearing on my face the following:
Naked 3 Eyeshadow
Tarte Brow Powder
Tarte Foundation and Loose Powder
Bella Highlighter
It Cosmetics Contouring Pallette
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
MakeUp Forever Black Eyeliner Pencil
Benefit Mascara They’re Real
LipSense Sheer Berry

Shout out to my friend Emily – See? This isn’t THAT many products!! :P

It Cosmetics Color Infused Skincare Review

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It Cosmetics sent me their Color Infused Skincare to review for you. These products are now available at Sephora! This set contains their very popular “Bye Bye” collection, which is comprised of products such as Bye Bye Undereye and Bye Bye Lines.

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On the left is Bye Bye Makeup. This is a cream you put on your face and then leave for about a minute. It dissolves the makeup off and comes away clean when you wash your face. I have been loving this stuff!!! Usually, I still look like a rabid raccoon after I wash my face, but this gets off a ton of makeup.

In the back is Bye Bye Lines. Right now, I’m lucky enough to not have wrinkles, but there is one important thing for you to know about this product. It is not drying. Most anti-wrinkle serums I’ve tried make my face feel like the Sahara Desert. This one actually moisturizes! It’s well worth a try.

In the from is Bye Bye Undereye. This is a very nice, cooling, and moisturizing under eye cream.

On the right is the Anti-Aging Armour. This is a face lotion with a bit of a tint to it. it-cosmetics-bye-bye

On the left, the Heavenly Skin brush is shown. This brush really is heavenly!! I’ve been using it to apply the It Cosmetics CC Cream and it gives a gorgeous application.

Next, is the Undereye Illuminator. I like this better for my dark circles than their regular concealor because this does brighten it up a lot more, rather than just hiding my dark circles.

Bye Bye Pores is a buttery smooth primer. A little of this goes a long way. I start with a dab on each cheek and just blend it out over my nose, face, and forehead. It gives a very smooth canvas for applying CC Cream and/or foundation.

The Je Ne Sais Quois lip balm is the only product in this collection that I’m not totally in love with. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great balm, but I don’t see/feel anything that makes it standout amongst other balms. it-cosmetics-bye-bye-review

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I included this silly picture of me at the hair salon because this is what my face looked like after hours and hours of teaching dog classes and sitting in a hot salon for an hour. These It Cosmetics products really hold up. I don’t feel like I need to touch up throughout the day – even on my most hectic, go-go-go days.

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It Cosmetics Travel Sized Cosmetics

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It Cosmetics sent me their travel sized cosmetics to review for you. The first I thing I saw was this large, glittery cosmetics bag. Uh, yes please!!!

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The bag was packed to the brim with travel-sized awesomeness. it-cosmetics-travel-sizes

Here are some highlights of my favorites from the bag:

Confidence in a Cream is a super great moisturizer. I’ve already used up the little jar they sent me! It made my skin feel smooth, relaxed, and moisturized.

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I also got the It Cosmetics Brow Power. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may know that I’ve never gotten this to work for me before. I was determined this time. It has too many good reviews and I couldn’t help but think the issue was me. Well…turns out it was me. This stuff is awesome.

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Here I am wearing pretty much everything from the bag. Yes, even Brow Power. And it works freaking great. I am an idiot. I just needed to rub it some more on my hand to kinda get it started.

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I am also a supe, big, giant fangirl of the Superhero Mascara and the Waterproof gel liner.

The eyeliner is amazing for lining my lower lash waterline. It’s the only one that doesn’t make me look like a dumb raccoon by the end of the day.

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The Superhero mascara makes my lashes look soooo long and dark.

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Here’s another picture of me, wearing al the products again. I am also wearing the CC crean and the concealor, like I do everyday. ;)

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Until next time…

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It Cosmetics Contouring Kit and Bronzer

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Today I have the It Cosmetics Contouring Kit and Bronzer to show you! It Cosmetics was kind enough to send these my way. I’ve never been a contouring kind of person so I was excited to try out this kit. Especially since the palette includes a face diagram to help muggles like me out!

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See? Look! There is a little contour map right in the palette, next to the mirror! I love, love, love this feature. The powders apply smoothly and blend really well.

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Normally, bronzers and contouring kits make me look like a homicidal clown. Luckily, this kit comes with a variety of colors so I can make sure that the shades are only 1-2 shades darker than my face instead of 5-10 shades darker.

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I didn’t go crazy with the contouring because that’s not my style, but I love the changes it makes to my face, especially the cheeks. This is the best contouring palette I’ve tried. It blends well and the directions make it super easy to remember how to apply!

It Cosmetics Review

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It Cosmetics sent me quite a few products to review for you!

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I was pretty surprised at how much came in this box.

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It Cosmetics sent me five shades of their CC+ Creme. I will use the lightest, of course! I used this as a warm-up to my full-coverage foundation. My normal routine is cleanse, moisturize, BB cream, foundation, concealor. I used the It Cosmetics CC+ cream in place of my usual BB cream.

This is a very light coverage cream. It is nicely moisturizing. However, it has a bit of a strange scent that I can’t quite place.

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It Cosmetics sent me four shades of their Bye Bye Undereye concealer. Once again, I’ll be using the lightest one!

This conceler does a great job of covering up my blemishes and under eye circles. This does not have the strange smell that the CC cream has so that is a relief.

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This is their Bye-Bye Pores Powder. It’s translucent so it can be used over any skin tone.

This is a great setting powder – especially if you don’t like the over powdered look. (Who does?!)

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This is a fluffy powder brush. I fell in love with this brush at first use! It dusts the perfect amount of powder on and the small brush on the dual end allows for more detailed work.

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Next is the It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. I’m crazy in love with this mascara. It makes my lashes va-va-va-voom! This might be my new go-to mascara. That really means something since I’ve been with my other mascara for years and years!

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Finally, the Brow Power pencil. This is an It Cosmetics product that has never worked for me. It doesn’t seem to apply any product on my brows. This is the third time I’ve tried it and it still just isn’t working for me. I think this is a love it or leave it kind of product. I’m sure it works great for some people!it-cosmetics-brow-power

Here I am sporting all the products except the brow powder.

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My favorites are the brush and the mascara. Those certainly are must-tries! Have you tried these or any of the other items in this set I got?

As for what I’m doing with the products that don’t match my skin tone…I’m waiting for the blessing from It Cosmetics and then I’ll decide if I’m going to give them to friends…or make them some giveaway prizes! :)