Wednesday

Summer-to-Fall Beauty Vol 2: IT Cosmetics

Products in this review were provided by PR/the brand

L to R: Bye Bye Under Eye, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

With fall right around the corner and summer coming to a close, it can be hard to make a smooth transition from one season into the next. New colors, textures, skin care needs, etc.--all of these things come into play as the seasons change. My goal with this series is to give you guys some ideas on products or colors you may want to integrate into your beauty and skincare routines as the weather grows cooler.  Each post in this series features a look and then highlights the individual products used (with a brief review of each). All posts in this series can be found under the "Fall Transitional Beauty" tab if you'd like to see past posts. Hopefully you'll find this helpful and as always, please feel free to ask me any questions you may have! 

IT Cosmetics Profile 

IT Cosmetics products are the result of a collaboration by the brand with professionals they note as "leading plastic surgeons". IT Cosmetics blends anti-aging technology and high-performance cosmetics--according to their website. Products range from foundation to bronzer; shadow to lipstick; and everything in between. Here is some additional information provided by the brand on their site:
IT Cosmetics® works with leading plastic surgeons to infuse cutting edge anti-aging technology into truly innovative, high performance color cosmetics. A favorite line of both celebrities and beauty editors, IT Cosmetics has several award-winning products and has been featured in hundreds of leading magazines and television shows. Also, IT Cosmetics was honored with the much coveted 2011 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award for "Most Innovative Company" by ICMAD along with several other prestigious awards and Editor's Pick honors at leading prestige beauty magazines. Even more exciting, IT has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better® program and for every Brow Power® pencil sold, one is donated to the LGFB program, to help women face the effects of Cancer with confidence.

Where to Buy

IT Cosmetics products can be purchased directly through their site HERE and through QVC. 


The Look



Look Description

This look is very natural and simple. While I'm a big fan of color, there are some days when I just want something ... easy! Despite the fact that summer is coming to a close, the sun is still very strong and we should continue to protect our skin from its harsh effects. As many of you know, I have to be careful about my sun exposure despite my medium complexion, so I love that this CC Cream offers nice beefy SPF protection.


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+


IT Cosmetics CC+ in Medium

Product Type

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better is a color correcting cream with SPF 50. It is meant to deliver full coverage and be worn under foundation or alone.

Shade

Medium is a medium beige that does not lean super warm, but I would say it has an almost neutral undertone.

Scent

This does have a light scent that I couldn't quite identify, but it is not unpleasant and does not linger once it sets.

Application

This CC Cream is fairly thick, but I've found many CC Creams to be this way. Despite being fairly thick it is very smooth and easy to blend into your complexion. I had no issues covering my entire face with one pump's worth of product. I used a synthetic foundation brush, but I'm sure this could be applied with your fingers if that is your preference.

I wanted to quickly note that despite the fact that this comes in a tube, it actually has a pump and you do not squeeze it to dispense the CC+. It took a bit to get my pump to begin dispensing product, but once it started I found that I didn't have any issues with the packaging.

Your Skin But Better has a pump dispenser on the end of the tube.

Coverage

I used a moderate layer of Your Skin But Better CC+ all over my face and achieved medium coverage. Had I applied it thicker I think I would have been able to achieve near-full coverage. My skin is actually fairly even naturally so I'm not sure what coverage it would lend to those that struggle with uneven complexions. I would assume it would offer reasonable coverage (medium to near-full coverage), but I'm unable to tell you from personal experience.

Wear

I did not have any irritation with this product. It's not quite as lightweight as super thin foundations and pigmented face creams I've reviewed in the past, but it does not feel heavy or cause your face to feel warm (I have sensitive skin so many products leave my face irritated and hot). This sets to a semi-dewy finish, which I like, but if you prefer a matte finish you'll want to mattify after application.

Price

This retails for $38

Where to Buy


My Thoughts

I like this! I think it offers a natural finish and the shade was actually quite complementary. I have to rave for a quick second because one of my major complaints with so many face products that include SPF is that they use chemical SPF rather than barrier ingredients. Your Skin But Better CC+ actually uses zinc and titanium dioxide! I was so excited to see that. I think this is a great year-round face product that will appeal to those that want a more even complexion and a decent amount of protection from the sun. I don't think that the dewy finish is a downside, but it's something to keep in mind if you prefer a matte finish.


IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye 


Bye Bye Under Eye in neutral medium

Product Type

Bye Bye Under Eye is a waterproof under eye concealer.

Shade

Neutral Medium is a light, somewhat-cool medium beige.

Application

I patted this under my eyes in an upside-down triangle shape (to lift the eyes). It's thick like most under eye concealers I've tried, but very creamy. I did not find it tugged at my under eye skin during application. I recommend patting rather than swiping if possible. This can be worn both under or over foundation. I tend to wear products like this under my face products. It didn't set super fast and provided ample time to blend it out. Setting powder is recommended.

Coverage

While this did provide decent coverage, I found it resulted in a semi-noticeable light gray cast under my eyes which could be seen in-person, but did not transfer in photographs. I have gray-brown pigmentation under my eyes that typically requires color correction. This may work better for someone with different pigmentation under their eyes. I did find that this had a semi-shiny finish once set, so setting powder is a must.

Wear

This did not cause irritation and it did seem to brighten my under eye area despite the slight gray cast. It did not have a super heavy feel. If you look at my face above you can see a semi-noticeable crease under each eye. This is actually a tiny bit more obvious in person. I find that most under eye products settle into this crease and Bye Bye Under Eye was no exception. If you have a problem like this there are many tips and tricks you can utilize to help with this (such as applying setting spray to the area with a brush prior to applying concealer  or spraying the brush used to apply the concealer with setting spray right beforehand then sealing it all in with setting spray again after). As the day progressed I did find that it settled into some other super small creases under my eye, but it did not flake on me and was not drying--a huge plus.

Price

This retails for $24.

Where to Buy

This can be purchased from IT Cosmetics directly HERE

My Thoughts

I think Bye Bye Under Eye could work on its own for others that don't have the same issues I have (gray-brown pigmentation and a noticeable crease under each eye), but for me I would have to color correct prior to using it. That's not a huge deal given that I have to color correct anyway, but it's something to note if you have similar concerns and want a one-step product. I do like the consistency of this product and I really like that it doesn't feel drying--which is often something I've found with other under eye concealers. All in all I think that this product could be perfect for some on its own and good for others with an extra step or two. 

Have you tried IT Cosmetics before? Will you be adding either of these products into your summer-to-fall transitional beauty routine? 

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.

18 comments :

  1. Both of these products are go to's for me! Loved your review!

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  2. Great review, the CC cream looks like it has nice coverage. I love BB and CC creams and am always looking for new ones to try! :)

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    1. Thank you! If you try it let me know what you think ;)

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  3. I adore these! Been using mine a LOT!

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  4. This is a great post. I am definitely going to try some IT Cosmetics.

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    1. Thank you! If you do let me know what you think ;)

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  5. Love this look...so natural on you! =)

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    1. Thanks ;) Sometimes I like natural! Sometimes ... COLOR!!!

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  6. It looks lovely on you. :)

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  7. Gorgeous! I LOVE CC Creams! <3

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  8. I definitely need to try these! I love that the CC Cream has such a high SPF!

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    1. Right? It's impressive!

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  9. Great review. I'm always on the hunt for good makeup with high SPF.

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    1. This has definitely got it!

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