I’ve known about IT Cosmetics for a while, and I decided to try some of their higher rated top picks. IT Cosmetics reminds me a lot of Clinique, and is even more highly-concentrated and high-performing. Developed by a former news anchor, who suffered from Rosacea, this line is developed with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to offer a full line of skincare and makeup. Sensitive skins can comfortably wear the products with sunscreen too, as all of the sunscreens are physical and not chemical. So, in short, I had to try them out for myself and report back after 30 days of daily use.
One thing to note right away is that this makeup is best for that “no-makeup makeup” look. This line doesn’t really offer the standout, bold shades like Urban Decay, Kat Von D or Smashbox – think bright blues, vibrant greens or shimmery purples. If you want a natural, everyday go-to makeup look, then give this a try.
What I chose (pictured above) I was actually able to use as a full-face everyday. The Bye Bye Concealer is super concentrated, and I was able to get fantastic coverage to even out tone and shadows/dark spots. I decided to then layer the Bye Bye Pores powder over that, and forgo foundation. Neither of these products contain sunscreen, so just note you’ll need to cover off on that with your moisturizer. I used my Cargo Magic Brush to buff in the powder after applying concealer, and was immediately happy with an even tone and finish. My combination skin felt comfortable – the powder has an anti-aging collagen and vitamin formula, and I noticed it kept my skin feeling great without any irritation that I’ve had before from loose powders.
Next up, the Radiance Vitality Disc – this is the workhorse of the group. This combines contouring, strobing and blush all in one – and it makes your skin look amazing. It’s got the slightest hint of shimmer, which applies almost like a sheer sheen. The champagne highlighter makes for a beautiful eyeshadow, and the matte bronzer blends very easily. The blush is a very pretty peachy pink, and looks like a natural glow on skin. I was super impressed by how well the colors and powders lasted all day, and gave me a completely natural-but-polished look.
Lastly, the Hello Lashes 5-in-1 mascara was the one product I was somewhat a bit less than excited about over the 30 days. I appreciate the technology of the formula – it contains a lash enhancing serum to increase volume and length. The brush has silicone bristles with a ball end, which is great for individually lifting and separating lashes for added definition. To me, it just didn’t perform above and beyond my e.l.f. Mineral Infused mascara – which gives high impact effects immediately. However, if you are concerned about thinning lashes, or a formula that contains a lash-building treatment, then you may like this formula. I am impressed that it didn’t flake or smudge, and came off easily with my makeup wipes.
Overall, I really like this line and especially recommend it for sensitive skin. I’m also loving how my skin feels after using the brand, so I’ll definitely be looking at their assortment for more products to try.
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