Tuesday, 23 August 2016

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves





Recently I have been fortunate enough to be sent a selection of makeup & brushes from IT Cosmetics to sample and review. I was so delighted to be contacted by them that I could barely contain my excitement when the package arrived! IT stands for Innovative Technology as this brand works with plastic surgeons & dermatologists to infuse cutting-edge, anti-aging technology into their products. The brand's co founder, Jamie Kern Lima, suffers from Rosacea so she wanted to create products that were not only problem solving & high performance but also good for your skin at the same time. Aiming to empower women through confidence in their own beauty, such a great message right?! IT Cosmetics is also 100% Cruelty-Free! IT Cosmetics has finally made its way over to the UK by popular demand and you can buy their products via QVC UK. More items will be added regularly so keep checking back. The great thing about QVC is that most of the products listed come with the brushes so you don't have to purchase them separately. If you're in the USA though you will be lucky enough to have access to their full range on their website, here

Before I start on the products I should say for anyone who hasn't read my blog before, I am not a professional trained makeup artist just a girl enthusiastic about makeup and trying out products & different looks!

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer | One of IT Cosmetics most award winning and cult products is this concealer so I was eager to give it a try (I'm using the medium shade). It's very highly pigmented so you literally only need the tiniest amount - guaranteed you'll over use it first go! It came with a double ended concealer brush with a precision tip one side and a fluffy end for blending, it also has caps to keep it clean and hygienic in your makeup bag which I liked. I found it wore really well and stayed brightening and dewy looking under my eyes all day. Lots of concealers claim that they will not crease, crack or wrinkle on the skin throughout the day however with this one it is really true! You could use it all over as a full coverage foundation if you wished but I just applied it in a V under my eyes and on red areas. Overall I was really impressed with their 'hero' product!

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

CC+ Full Coverage Cream | The colour pigment in this cream is very good, although I think I'd need to opt for the lightest shade during the winter months (I'm using the medium shade). I used it all over my skin after the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, applying with the lovely brush it came with. When set with the bye bye pores finishing powder (mentioned below) I find it does last on my skin very well unlike other CC Creams which tend to disappear before the end of the day. It contains SPF 50+ which is chemical free so you needn't fear if you have sensitive skin, it does have a slight sun cream-like scent but not unpleasant. I'd advise to still use a regular SPF underneath this during the summer months though as sun creams are designed to penetrate into your skin rather than just sit on top like makeup will giving you better protection. 

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder | This is an ultra fine translucent powder that feels very silky & gives such a lovely airbrushed finish! I just tap a little of the product into the lid and brush it over the top of my make to set everything in place & mattify my skin (particularly on the t-zone). The brush that goes with it is by far and away my favourite of the ones I received! It's just so fluffy and soft, I don't have such a fluffy, luxurious brush in my collection yet so I'm incredibly happy with this. 

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

Brow Power Brow Pencil | This product is a universal toned brow pencil. Meaning that no matter what shade your brows are or even if you have no brows at all this product will suit you depending on the pressure you apply when drawing with it. Light strokes for pale, blonde, hairs and press harder for darker brunette hairs. I really like these kind of brow pencils anyway as they're simple and fuss free to use plus small and handy to keep in your makeup bag. You can definitely create fine hairs with this if desire or just simply fill in gaps and neaten up the tail like I did. The end has a spooley brush on it to give you a groomed finish, which if you have hard-to-tame hairs like mine is a must have! 

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

Top-Bottom: Rose Flush, Damsel, Je nai se qua.


Lipsticks | I received 3 of the Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stains. All of which feel very creamy an moisturising like lip balms so great for dry lips. 
Je nai se qua: A really pretty natural pink flush to the lips. This is the sheerest colour of the three and the shade will adjust depending on your natural lip colour. The bullet is white so it's quite fun watching the colour change when you put it on your lips. I really love this one as it doesn't end up going too bright on me it remains very natural, just my lips but better! 
Damsel: This is a nude shade and is also the colour I'm wearing in the makeup look I created below. I really love this one, it the most opaque of the trio and it's the perfect nude for my skin tone that I can wear everyday. The only problem I had with this is that the stain it's infused with is a fairly bright pink colour so once the nude lipstick has worn of you're left with a completely different lip shade which changed my whole make up look (not to mention clashed with my top!) which was disappointing. However I bare this in mind now before I'm going to use it and I don't feel that it's put me off it much as I do like the colour. 
Rose Flush: A deeper pink shade than Je nai se qua but really pretty! Again this one wears off to leave a similar bright pink stain to Damsel so bare that in mind. The stain may end up different depending on your skin tone however so let me know if you have tried any of this and what they look like on you!
IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

My Make Up Look Using: 
Eyes | Eye Shadow in Starbust by Laura Geller, Black Violet Eyeliner by Mally Beauty & Lights Camera Lashes Mascara by Tarte Cosmetics.
Brows | Brow Power Pencil by IT Cosmetics.
Face | Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Medium, CC+ Full Coverage Cream in Medium both by IT Cosmetics Blush in Bora Bora by Laura Geller Highlight is Moonlight from the Skin Twinkle Palette by Tarte Cosmetics Bronzer is Bronze & Brighten by Laura Geller Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Powder by IT Cosmetics
 Lips | Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick in Damsel by IT Cosmetics.

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

Since receiving this collection I've been impressed enough that I've bought IT Cosmetics Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer with brush from QVC which is fabulous and to get another one of their divine brushes is a bonus! Other products from the range that are top of my wishlist are: The hello lashes mascara, blush stains & illuminator (because I love a good highlight!). I have also spied on their main US website some stunning new eyeshadow palettes which I'm really hoping will come over to QVC for us very soon.

Have you tried anything from IT Cosmetics before or has my post made you keen to try something? If so leave me your thoughts in the comments below.



IT Cosmetics Makeup Review | Katie Kirk Loves

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4 comments

  1. I totally love the bye bye under eye but what I've found is that during the fall and winter I don't directly match with any of the five colors and the effort to mix two CC creams is annoying so I avoid it. I can now (with my tan) use the tan color. I do like the company's brushes, too! :)

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh that is frustrating about the colour matching! It's tough when products don't look right on your skin tone but maybe It Cosmetics will think about adding some more shades to their range if they read this! Would you need something between medium and tan? xx

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  2. I really want to try the cc cream for a long time now, but I can't get it in Ireland 😔 Great post ! 😃

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    1. Ahh no! Well it hasn't actually arrived on QVC UK yet but when it does will you be able to order through there? I'm unsure of QC's shipping policies for Ireland. xx

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