When I got this package in the mail yesterday, I was SO SO SO excited! Probably the most excited I’ve ever been about getting makeup.. and I get a lot of makeup. Behold, my friends, the first ever It Cosmetics Today’s Special Value kit! It’s called the Complexion Perfection Anti-Aging 4-Piece Collection and it premiers as the Today’s Special Value (or TSV for short) on QVC Friday, January 13th! Price: $49.98. I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been waiting for It Cosmetics to do a TSV collection. And if I could have picked all the products myself.. I would have put this exact same collection together!
This thing is seriously the It Cosmetics dream team. You get:
- Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer – Sells for $24
- Bye Bye Pores Anti-Aging Silk HD Micro-Powder – Sells for $48
- Heavenly Luxe Ultra Plush Powder Brush – Sells for $48
- Heavenly Luxe Dual Airbrush Concealer/Foundation Brush (Worldwide launch in this kit) – Sells for $48
- Travel Size Brow Power Universal Brow Power Pencil (This is a secret bonus item that will be included.. it won’t be shown on TV) – Sells for $18
In my opinion, the Concealer and the HD Powder are the two staple products that built It Cosmetics into what it is today. And the Luxe Plush Powder Brush is easily one of the best powder brushes I’ve ever used. If you were to buy all 5 of these items separately, you’d be throwing down $186. And even if you didn’t want the brushes, just the makeup items alone would cost you $90! This collection is definitely priced to sell at $49.98. And you know how sometimes these collections include dud products that you’ll never use? Totally NOT the case with this one. You will love and use every single item.
Let’s get some visuals going:
This concealer is one of my HG (holy grail) products. It’s FULL opaque coverage. The consistency is super creamy and blendable. The formula is very pigmented, but the blendability of this concealer makes the shades quite versatile. The shade shown is the 2nd darkest shade, Medium (Light Medium), which works for anyone in the NW20-25 range. If you’re an NW15 or NC15 you could probably wear both Light and Medium. I bounce between NW15 and NW20 and this shade works beautifully on me. If you’re unsure, I’d say go with this one.
I am in love with the Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Micro-Powder. And before you say “it’s just another silica powder”, let me tell you why this is better. Here are the ingredients: Silica, Collagen, Vitamins A, C, E & K, Hydrolized Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, may contain: Iron Oxide CI 77492. Notice there are no silicons in the Bye Bye Pores powder, unlike the ELF HD Powder (ELF Ingredients: Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica.)
Don’t get me wrong, I still love my ELF HD Powder, but you have to be very careful when you’re using it because your skin will look chalky white if you apply too much or don’t blend it well enough. With the Bye Bye Pores, you could buff it on 10,000 times and it will never look chalky. The silk, collagen and vitamins will actually treat and reduce discoloration in your skin. It’s also not a stark bright white color like most others, it has a slightly yellowish hue that blends seamlessly with any other powder or foundation you’re wearing. Once you lightly brush this product over your finished face, the texture of your skin will feel sooo silky smooth. It also absorbs excess oil throughout the day and amplifys your makeup’s staying powder. My T-zone used to be an oil slick by lunch time, now I just blot 1 or 2 times per day and I’m good!
99% of the time when brushes are included in Collections, I just toss them to the side and never give them the time of day. But these babies are what MAKE this collection so awesome. The Luxe Powder Brush has a huge bristle count and the perfect diameter and softness to buff in any powder, whether it’s the Bye Bye Pores or MAC MSFN. I love the wide, sturdy handle. You can tell by the feel in your hand that it’s a good quality brush. And for It Cosmetic’s newest launch… the Luxe Foundation/Concealer brush! The Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer and this brush are like a match made in makeup heaven. The texture and density of the bristles are pretty much perfect. I have some brushes that are TOO soft or not dense enough, but It Cosmetics nailed it with these.
And the product you won’t see during the QVC presentation of this kit: the Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil in a travel size. This little baby is included as a surprise bonus item… sorry for ruining the surprise LOL. This is one of my favorite brow pencils. It’s a taupe colored pencil on one end with a spoolie on the other end. I’m blonde and it works perfectly for me as long as I use a light hand. If you have darker hair, apply more pressure for more color. It’s a great item to have in your makeup bag.
If you want to pick up this collection, it’s only available for ONE day, January 13th, as a Today’s Special Value on www.QVC.com. The item number is A220840. You can also order it by calling QVC at 1-800-345-1515. It’s a killer deal at $49.98.
Disclaimer: Products were sent by PR for consideration. All of my reviews are 100% honest.