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IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser Review

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IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser Review

One of my favourite things to do is trying out new skincare products. I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing that’s going to transform my skin and make it look better than ever. You should see my skincare testing section in my bathroom – it’s almost overflowing with a mixture of tried and true products, new products I’m testing out and samples and other stuff I have yet to crack into. I’ve had a strong love for IT Cosmetics ever since going buck wild with the first blockbuster deal I found on The Shopping Channel many years ago.

They’re a little pricey but Jamie Kern Lima, the founder of IT Cosmetics, invests a lot of time and research into her products which is why you don’t see them launching new products all the time. I have been a big IT Cosmetics makeup fan but surprisingly have never tried any of their skincare until recently when I got to try out their Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cleanser.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser Review

The Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream is ultra-hydrating and clinically tested to help repair, rejuvenate and restore your skin to give it a softer, smoother and more youthful appearance. The concentrate contains collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump up your skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as niacin, peptides, a super ceramide complex, as well as other active ingredients which work at smoothing out texture, hydrating and enhancing firmness.

Ingredients: WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC/MYRISTIC/STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, STEARYL BEHENATE, DIMETHICONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, POLYETHYLENE, PEG/PPG-20/15 DIMETHICONE, PHENYL METHICONE, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, NIACINAMIDE, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CARBOMER, PEG-150 DISTEARATE, CERAMIDE AP, GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS, GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE, MEADOWFOAM ESTOLIDE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, SQUALANE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, POLYSORBATE 20, STEARETH-20, N-HYDROXYSUCCINIMIDE, CHRYSIN, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, POLYSORBATE 60, ALEURITIC ACID, YEAST EXTRACT, GLYCOPROTEINS, BETAINE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, CERAMIDE NP, ALLANTOIN, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, RETINYL RETINOATE, POLYLACTIC ACID, CANOLA OIL, CHOLESTERYL NONANOATE, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER WATER, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, ERUCA SATIVA LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCERYL CITRATE/LACTATE/LINOLEATE/OLEATE, CETEARETH-20, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, PHYTOSTERYL/ISOSTEARYL/CETYL/STEARYL/BEHENYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, GLUCOSE, STEARYL STEARATE, TROMETHAMINE, CITRIC ACID, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS LEAF OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CARAMEL, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

Price: $62 CAD / 60 ml / Available at Sephora

The super cream also comes in a formula for your eyes with the Confidence in an Eye Cream. It contains the same anti aging benefits as the cream but also helps transform your eye area. It contains an apricot tint and IT Cosmetics’ Drops of Light Technology which help colour correct and brighten. As well as other high performance ingredients like chrysin, licorice root, avocado and squalane, which help with puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, and overall, just keeping the area look more youthful and firm.

Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, PEG-40 STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 60, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, POLYACRYLATE-13, POLYSILICONE-11, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TROMETHAMINE, SORBITAN STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CARBOMER, CHLORPHENESIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 20, ALKANNA TINCTORIA ROOT EXTRACT, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BENZOPHENONE-5, TIN OXIDE, COPTIS JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, CITRIC ACID, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, CAFFEINE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, SQUALANE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ROYAL JELLY EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CHOLESTERYL NONANOATE, CHOLESTERYL CHLORIDE, CHOLESTERYL ISOSTEARATE, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, LECITHIN, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, STEARETH-20, CREATINE, MARIS AQUA/SEA WATER/EAU DE MER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CERAMIDE NP, PANTHENOL, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CERAMIDE AP, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ARGININE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, VALINE, THREONINE, METHIONINE, LYSINE, PHENYLALANINE, TRYPTOPHAN, CHOLESTEROL, HISTIDINE, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, XANTHAN GUM, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, N-HYDROXYSUCCINIMIDE, RETINOL, COLLAGEN, COPPER GLUCONATE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, TEA-COCOYL GLUTAMATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1, MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE, BIOTIN, ZINC GLUCONATE, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, ASCORBIC ACID, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, CHRYSIN, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE, CERAMIDE EOP, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Price: $48 / 15 ml / Available at ItCosmetics.ca

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser

Last but not least is the Confidence in a Cleanser. It is a cleanser and serum in one that cleanses and moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling soft, refreshed and balanced. It contains their Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate (which is in all of the Confidence products), as well as collagen, hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and a super ceramide complex. It works on all skin types and dissolves even the most waterproof of makeup.

Ingredients: Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Arginine Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco-Glucoside, Citric Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ethylhexylglycerin, Niacinamide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Colloidal Oatmeal, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ceramide Np, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide Mea, Glycosphingolipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Meadowfoam Estolide, Ceramide AP, Ethylhexyl Isonanoate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Steareth-20, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Disodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, FD&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140).

Price: $36 / 148 ml / Available at Sephora

The Swatches:

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser Review

L-R: Confidence in an Eye Cream & Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser Review

Confidence in a Cleanser

Glittery Thoughts:

The super cream and the eye cream have a medium thickness consistency which is something I prefer as the weather gets warmer. My skin has been a lot drier than usual though, so initially I was hoping that it would still hydrate my skin enough. The cleanser is super gentle and as effective as it claims at removing stubborn makeup, without stripping my skin. It has a serum-y texture and lathers softly, leaving no residue behind. I don’t need to use much of it to get the job done and I like that because the tube is going to last me a long time. The eye cream has a pinkish/peach tone to it that doesn’t really brighten up my area when I apply it but I like how it hydrates and makes my eyes look more awake and refreshed. It sinks well into the eye area so I can easily apply makeup shortly after. The moisturizer was the most surprising of all because even though its consistency was not too light but not too thick, my skin soaked this cream right up and I didn’t have that slightly greasy, sticky feeling on my skin. Initially I wasn’t sure if I was applying enough of it, but then started to realize that it just quickly sinks into your skin, leaving it feeling like your skin took a big drink. It keeps my skin feeling hydrated, more supple and fresher looking. I haven’t been too impressed by my skin lately and I feel like this super cream changes that for the better. If you’re a fan of IT Cosmetics makeup or just want to try something new this spring/summer, I would look into these Confidence products!

What do you think of IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Eye Cream & Cleanser? Have you tried any of their skincare products before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Your Skin But Better? IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Review

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Review

You guys know my love for IT Cosmetics and unfortunately since I haven’t had cable for a few years, I haven’t been able to keep up to date on any of their special promotions on the Shopping Channel, which has made me pretty sad since I’ve run out of a few of their products like their Brow Power Universal Eye Brow Pencil, which is my holy grail brow pencil. But anyways, but my sadness has been washed away thanks to the announcement that you can now find IT Cosmetics on Sephora! I got to reunite with my love for IT Cosmetics by trying out one of their newest, best selling products, the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Review

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is a foundation with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB (woah!) that provides flawless, full coverage in 7 different shades and contains an anti-aging hydrating serum. As you know, all of IT Cosmetics products go through a lot of clinical tests and the CC Cream is shown to improve skin hydration, give you a smoother skin texture, and skin brightness. The foundation doesn’t crack, crease and instantly conceals skin imperfections like dark spots. The CC Cream is formulated with an advanced anti-aging serum that’s made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C & E, which all come together to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores, and give you a more radiant and flawless complexion.

Price: $49 CAD / $38 USD / 32 ml / Available now at Sephora.ca

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Review

My Glittery Thoughts:

Receiving this foundation got me absolutely so excited because it’s been a while since I’ve tried any new IT Cosmetics products and it made me even more excited that I can find it on Sephora’s website now. I got to try the shade Fair, which is the lightest one in the range. I’m glad they’ve expanded on their shade range which I think was a bit smaller before when I was buying a lot of their stuff. However, the shade is a little yellow and a bit darker than my skin tone so I have to be wearing self tanner or a bit of body bronzer to make it blend in.

Aside from the colour, the foundation is really comfortable to wear and long lasting and the coverage is more medium when it blends out. I like the semi-dewy effect it gives my skin and that it really keeps my skin hydrated, so I can definitely see myself wearing it more in the fall/winter. If you’re fair but darker than me, you will match the Fair shade perfectly but I hope that one day they will add a paler, more neutral shade to the line because I’d love to own it in my perfect match! This is perfect for anyone looking for something that gives a nice glowy finish with medium coverage that feels hydrating and has good longevity.

What do you think of It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream? Have you tried any IT Cosmetics products before?! If so, share your faves below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: This product was provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Flower Child FOTD

FOTD, Hard Candy, It Cosmetics, MAC, MUFE, Paul & Joe, Too Faced

Flower Child FOTDHey Glitter Babes!

The flowers are in full bloom outside and they’ve been inspiring me to create something to reflect their beauty. This is part floral inspired and part 60’s flower child rolled into one look.

How to create your own Flower Child makeup look:

  1. Apply a white base to your lids and brow bone, then add a shimmery white e/s to your brow bone.
  2. Add a pink shimmery shadow to your inner 1/3 and outer 1/3 of your lids (leaving out the center) and add some pink to your crease.
  3. Apply a yellow pigment to the center of your lids and blend into the pink.
  4. Apply a pale green base below your lower lash line.
  5. On top of the green base, add a shimmery bright green pigment and extend out. Finish by lining your lower lash line with a bright green liner pencil.
  6. Pat a gold glitter on top of the yellow on your lids, then add some bright green glitter softly to the green on your lower lid.
  7. Line your upper lash line with black liquid liner and add some spiky lashes, then top off your top and bottom lashes with mascara.
  8. Contour your cheeks, add pink blush and apply a glowy highlighter to your cheeks.
  9. Line your lips with hot pink liner and then add a blush pink to your lips.
  10. Add some white lipstick/cream to the center of your lower lip and pat with finger to blend in and soften. C’est fini!

Flower Child FOTD Flower Child FOTDSide note: Yup, that’s paint in my hair! 😛

Products Used:

FACE

Paul & Joe Beaute Moisturizing Foundation Primer L

PIXI H2O Skin Tint in Cream

Too Faced No Makeup Makeup Palette: Bronzer, Cream Blush, Powder Blush, Highlight, Concealer

Flower Beauty Highlighter Chubby in Honey Bronze (used for contouring)

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (for extra highlight and shimmer)

BROWS

IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil

EYES

Wet n Wild Corrector Palette (used White as base for lid, used Green for lower lid)

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Fired-Up Pink

NYX Cosmetics Roll on Eye Shimmer in Pink (added on top of the pink for extra sparkle)

MAC Chrome Yellow Pigment

Shany Cosmetics Bright Green Pigment

MAC 3D Gold Glitter

MAC Chartreuse Glitter

Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner in Kryptonite

Marcelle ‘Black’ Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara

LIPS

Paul & Joe Beaute Lip Pencil Duo in 04 (used hot pink)

Stila Convertible Lip Colour in Petunia

Inglot Freedom System White Lipstick

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I apologize for the lack of consistent weekly FOTD posts. Living in my now very cramped apartment and eagerly waiting to move everything over to our new house has really affected my mood and drive to put together looks every weekend. I can’t wait to have my own beauty room to take pictures in and get that creativity flowing again for you guys! Anyways, I just wanted to point that out in case any of you guys were wondering 🙂

What do you think of my Flower Child FOTD? What colours/products would you use to put together your own flower child look? Share yours below!

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