Review: it Cosmetics your skin but better CC+ Bronzer

I say it all the time but I consider myself a bronzer enthusiast. I love powder and liquid forms of bronzers. I’ve had hits and misses so I always go to view swatches of actual colors and sometimes I STILL make a mistake. I’ve found 2 powder versions I LOVE the Burberry one and Guerlain one for brunettes I think that’s what they call it. As for liquid bronzers I love the Dr. Hauschka one you can blend into things, I love the Chanel one and I know there’s more but I can’t think of one off the top of my head…however I can tell you I finally bought a tube of the it cosmetics CC+bronzer!

Here are my thoughts:

-color is not quite universal because its still a tad darker than I want to use on its own (I blend it with my Juice beauty cc cream in desert glow)

-the longer I wear it the better it seems to look which I like

-People ask me what my make up is and say I look incredible so im guessing the minor flaws are improved by the products.

-I would NOT use more than a full pump because its intense when there’s too much on.

Overall I rate it a 9/10 because I WOULD repurchase I like an item that makes me look better with time–but I still need to blend it with another lighter cc because it comes in ONE shade.

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Review: it Cosmetics Secret Sauce

As you all know by now, one of my favorite brands put out this new anti aging moisturizer and I was in this long debate with people around me if I should just not sample it and purchase it or wait around…I waited and Sephora blessed me with a sample! Here are my thoughts:

pros:

-smells very light a very fresh scent if there is any left after it sinks in

-texture of this cream not too rich but also creamy once applied feels like a serum which is great for my dry/combo-most of the times sensitive skin

-within minutes skin is glowing

-no reactions to product

-skin looks even better following morning!

 

cons:

-the jar container definitely a minus for me-if it comes in a tube like their cleanser i’d jump on board.

 

10/10 the pros outweigh the cons. Incredible cream and I’ve only used it twice–it even has diamond powder in it–FANCY!

Empties: May 2018

-OGX repairing + awapuhi shampoo

-juice beauty stem cellular cc “desert glow”

-dove dryspray cool essentials(not going back to organic because I dig this one)

-Mario Badescu aloe vera toner

-Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater

-w3ll people biotint spf30 “light”

-it cosmetics your skin but better cc+ “medium tan”( silver original version)

-Aurelia cell repair night oil

-Malin+Goetz vitamin b5 body moisturizer

 

sampled: Kevyn Aucoin the etherealist foundation, kiehls calendula deep cleansing foaming face wash, kiehls daily reviving concentrate, kiehls ultra facial cleanser, Youth to the People superfood antioxidant cleanser, gloss modern clean luxury shampoo and conditioner

Empties: April 2018

-Dr. Brandt X.Y.Y. A3 Power Foaming Cleanser

-Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater 8oz

-Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream 3.4oz

-Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water

-Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment

-Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation #4

-It Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Illumination “medium tan”

 

sampled: Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick, Nars Power Matte Lip Pigment “American Woman”, R+co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo+Conditioner, Sol De Janeiro Acai Body Power Cream, Verb Hydrating Shampoo+Conditioner, Oribe shampoo+conditioner for beautiful color.

Empties: Feb 2018

R+co Bel air smoothing shampoo 1.7oz

R+co Bel air smoothing conditioner 1.7oz

Living proof. restore shampoo 2oz

it cosmetics your skin but better cc+ illumination “medium”

Juice beauty stem cellular cc cream “warm glow”

sampled: Living proof T.B.D. multi tasking styler

 

Mixing Two Things Never Worked So Well!

Sometimes I’ll try layering products whether its hair and makeup and it just works so well you wonder why you never come up with it sooner. So here’s what I do now with my makeup.

I spritz my makeup sponges with the Mario Badescu rosewater+herb spray then put 1 pump or 2 of the itcosmetics cc cream I use the illumination one then I put one small squeeze of the Juice beauty cc cream in it because its a bit darker than the it cosmetics one and it turns out amazing! I had to share that with people!

As for my hair I really dig the Living proof leave in I use 1-2 pumps of that and once its worked in and scrunch my hair or mess it up with the bumble and bumble brilliantine and my hair looks effortless and has separation and shine!

Those are my advice for quick but “I tried” look.

Review: it Cosmetics-Confidence in a cleanser

Funny I was just writing about going back to it cosmetics cc+ cream. I haven’t owned or sampled an item from the brand I did not like and the cleanser was something I was super excited to see being offered by Sephora as a big sample.

Here’s what I thought of the product:

pros:

-no strong scent

-thin texture

-lots of good ingredients

-rinses off quick

-no dry feeling very mild on skin

 

cons:

-doesn’t feel as gel like or foaming like I prefer but that’s really not a deal breaker

 

I’m rating this item a 9/10 because my skin looks better after each use. Very generous, Sephora! 5oz for $28 on a top selling brand? Not bad at all.

 

Full Coverage Might Be My Next Move.

Currently looking around for full coverage foundation. The sunspots I had have become darker and more obvious and I’d like to cover it. So maybe i’ll do the illuminating primer+full coverage matte foundation to see how it looks together. Its sad to think I’m running from the sunny window like I’m Dracula and yet I’m still burning. If you read this and know of a good foundation, I am all ears! I’ve decided to pull out my itcosmetics cc cream out today. Its been a while but when I read the line full coverage cream I was like I HOPE SO BECAUSE I NEED IT.

June 2017 Empties

Samples: erno Laszlo phelityl oil, malin+goetz peppermint body scrub, malin+goetz rum body wash, kiehls midnight recovery cleansing oil,

burts bees cleansing oil

dhc cleansing oil(travel size) officially gone! wa–

honest beauty magic balm

drunk elephant framboos and marula oil (smaller sizes)

ouai smooth conditioner

it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream

le labo cedar candle

 

So my favorite of the whole list was the peppermint body scrub and the kiehls midnight recovery cleansing oil. I just replaced my it cosmetics cc with the illumination version and its amazing!

 

Switching Up Routines

I used to start my day with either the eve lom morning cleanser or a cleansing water if not a cleanser with vitamin c in it. Right now after reading the one interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg I instantly had to have the evian water spray. She was talking about how she spritzes it on her face in the morning then wipes her face with cotton or something. Just really simple but cool so I started doing that in the mornings and I was still dry and I added a new non-alcohol toner the Mario Badescu aloe one. I am so happy with the MB aloe toner I had to write about it. that’s step 2 in the morning and then I finish off with a nice cream like Dr. Hauschka or Dermalogica.

Nights I will start my removing process with either burt’s bees or the sample of Erno Laszlo Phelityl oil. To my surprise they both smell similar like a more lovely version of J&J products. Very soft and almost powdery. Then I’ll wash my face with a white tea cleanser tone with MB aloe toner and slap on some dermalogica.

My makeup routine has changed too. I’m on my very last bit of the it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream (which I plan to repurchase)and I just recently bought a bottle of the Chanel vitalumiere aqua foundation. It has a strong scent to it but the thinness is nice to blend with my regular tinted sunscreens. I mix the two and then I tap on some tarte shape tape in medium and finish my look with some by terry cream blush. lip products I switch around but I feel like my summer products are going to be between 3 items: the Charlotte Tilbury light wonder in #4, the Chanel vitalumiere aqua, and the it cosmetics cc cream but I’m leaning towards the new illuminating one to cut me some slack of blending items. Oh I want the Charlotte Gainsbourg + Nars skin shimmering thingy. don’t know the official name but I want it….im still shocked she chopped off her locks.