IT Cosmetics is one of those brands which has been into my routine since I started using and getting serious about skincare and makeup almost a decade ago. At that time, I used to get the products from States until I got to know that the products are available at The Shopping Channel here in Canada. Now that IT Cosmetics is available at retailers as well as their own official website, that is so amazing for beauty lovers like me. The products are even suitable for sensitive skin types, multi-purpose products providing multiple benefits. Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is a staple in my makeup stash and I have my mom use it too, her skin looks so youthful and beautiful with this. I have some new products which I have been using and testing since last few weeks – Your Skin But Better Oil Free Makeup Primer, Brow PowerFULL Eyebrow Pencil, Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40, Bye Bye Pores Bronzer.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Oil-Free Makeup Primer is an oil-free, makeup-gripping base that hydrates the skin while extending the wear of makeup. This skin-transforming primer also works to refine the look of pores and is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This is a pretty nice primer for every day to keep the makeup intact while keeping the base refined and naturally matte. It works well with any CC+ cream from the brand or even with few foundations from other brands which I used over this primer to test it. The primer did not cause any breakouts or congestion on my combination skin, did not feel sticky or heavy.
It Cosmetics Brow PowerFULL Eyebrow Pencil is a pencil for brows and has a triangular tip for bold definition and volume. The Universal Taupe shade adjusts to all hair colours—even gray—based on the pressure applied and the formula stays intact on the brows for whole day fading to the minimal as the natural oils of the skin start to be more dominant around the end of the day. For my black hair on the brows, this mixes in pretty well and looks natural, I do not put a lot of pressure but a gentle grip and pressure to fill in the sparse areas.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 is the matte version of the cult favorite CC+ cream from the brand. It delivers colour-correction, full coverage, anti-ageing skincare and SPF 40 broad-spectrum physical sunscreen—all with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that stays on all day. This multitasking, complexion-perfecting formula camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots without creasing or cracking and helps to reduce shine and control oil for over 9 hours that I have tested it. It did not break me out, blends in nicely into the skin, works well with the oil-free makeup primer from the brand or even without it. This thick, smooth, creamy formula is pigmented and a little is all you need for the whole face. I usually do not use a concealer on my dark spots while using this, it covers everything pretty well. I use a buffing brush to apply this and it works pretty well to give me a natural matte finish which is not flat but beautiful. For my oily areas on the face, it keeps the area shine-free for a good time.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer is a bronzing finishing veil that airbrushes away the look of pores while adding instant sun-kissed warmth to your skin. It is infused with pores blurring technology of the brand and real silk. This talc-free, oil-free bronzer glides over skin without settling into lines or pores and diffuses the look of imperfections for your most flawless glow. The universally flattering shade also features coconut extract for essential moisture and refreshing sensorial experience, plus anti-ageing collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins A, C, and E. It does not look orangey or reddish on my medium skin tone with golden undertones but looks very natural. The powder is finely milled, pigmented, and blends in nicely into the skin. Like other products from the range, the staying power is pretty good.
Overall, the brand has some amazing products, suitable to most of the skin tones and needs, and these new launches are great to check out. It Cosmetics products are available at ItCosmetics.ca and Sephora Canada.*Press samples
Nars celebrates 25 years and there is a new lineup of lipstick in matte, satin, and sheer finishes. The formula of the lipsticks is new that delivers instant colour vibrancy and conditions lips for a hydrated feel. There is a collection of 72 shades including nudes, bolds, and bright shades.
Inspired by the revolutionary vision of Francois Nars, the entire iconic lipstick line of Nars is revamped and 72 shades with three different finishes have launched by the brand. The 12 original lipsticks by the brand are packaged in red and white while the rest 60 shades are package in signature matte black and white.
The new formula contains a blend of Moringa and Passion Fruit Seed Oils which feel lightweight and comfortable on the lips and enhances colour vibrancy while hydrating at the same time.
The lipsticks have medium to full coverage and easily buildable. The formula of all the finishes is nice, comfortable, and consistent. The matte is not drying but has a soft, semi-matte lightweight feel to it. The sheer formula has a sheer glossy finish while the satin is creamy and more like a classic lipstick with a subtle sheen. The lasting power of the lipstick is pretty nice.
Below is a description in a few words for the three formulas:
- Sheer: subtle, sheer colour that shines
- Satin: creamy, rich colour
- Matte: intense colour with a velvety finish
Below are the shades I have swatched and their description, there is a mix of all three formulas:
Boukhara Matte – Matte mauve nude pink
Tolede Satin – Satin pink rose
Fast Ride Sheer – Sheer Mulberry
Living Doll (Sheer) – sheer bright coral with slight pink tones
Belle De Jour (Sheer) – Sheer nude beige
Cool It (Satin) – Satin metallic mauve
Fire Down Below (Matte) – Matte deep crimson
Shrinagar (Sheer) – Sheer metallic raspberry
Erotic Adventure (Matte) – Matte warm plum
Hot Channel (Satin) – Satin shimmering purple
Little Princess (Sheer) – Sheer shimmering light pink
Damage Control (Satin) – Satin bright fuchsia pink
Chelsea Girls (Sheer) – Sheer Pink Beige
Damage (Sheer) – Sheer Muted Grape
Gipsy (Sheer) – Sheer berry red
Rosecliff (Satin) – Satin soft rose
Overall, there is a lot to love about these lipsticks and the formula is amazing. The three formulas are another plus point and based on your choice and liking. New Nars Lipsticks in Sheer, Satin, and Matte formulas are available at narscosmetics.ca , Sephora.ca , Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppersdrugmart.ca*Press samples
Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Refining Essence has been in my skincare routine since last few months and I am here sharing rest of the launches from the Cle de Peau Beaute Spring Summer 2019 Collection except the Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation. Starting first with a colour makeup collection. Cle de Peau Color Makeup Collection 2019 is inspired by the Rococo style of the French 18th-century court. The new colour collection invokes the rebellious spirit and rococo style that flourished in the court of Versailles.
‘A modern woman who challenges old rules. Whose joie de vivre opens the door to dazzling radiance, sweeping aside the stiff with new feminine freedom. Fearlessly charming. Vibrantly photogenic. Demanding the light. Infusing lips with moisture to give a sheen and fullness from every angle. The key to a new vibrancy, turned.’
Cle de Peau Beaute Refined Lip Luminizer is a slim lipstick that imparts elegant colour and luxurious lustre to the lips, creating enriched luminous lips with sensual contours from various angles. The formula melts at body temperature, it gently embraces the lips, delivering a moment of bliss. The light focusing oil in the formula imparts sheer, an elegant colour which smooths and evens the lips surface to create the illusion of fuller lips.
The blend of oils makes it a beautiful texture that melts at body temperature and the creamy texture blends into the lips like a second skin. Refined Lip Luminizer is available in 12 permanent and 2 limited edition shades, each of which is inspired by the confections of the Versailles court.
The shades are bright, vibrant, sheer finish, and a sophisticated shine that captures light from all directions. The lips look and feel beautiful and comfortable with the hint of colour in its most natural, full, and vibrant look.
The Refined Lip Luminizer is available in below shades:
1 Old Rose
3 Sweet Satin
5 Perfect Peach
6 Rose Dragee
7 Candy Pink
8 Sweetie Darling
9 Cute Kiss
10 Sweet as Candy
11 Damson Jelly
506 Porcelain Pink
Cle de Peau Beaute Rouge A Levres is a luxury lipstick that adds soft colour and a delicate glow to the lips while making them look youthful with sensual contours. This lipstick makes brilliant looking lips at he the same time making the skin look beautiful, and giving the impression of a clear countenance. The Summer Spring 2019 Collection features three new shades embracing the Rococo spirit. The vivid hues are inspired by ultra-HD optical technology.
High luminance of the formula brings clarity and brightness to the entire face. The lipstick also helps improves dryness, roughness, scaling, cracking of the lips and leads to healthy-looking lips. The rich creamy texture of the lipstick is very hydra====moisturizing. The formula is long-lasting, amazing for this much hydrating lipstick, up to 4 on my lips without eating.
16 Petal Delight
17 Rose Water
18 Cherry Berry
Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer is an exquisite highlighting powder that defines contours and illuminates the complexion. The beautiful play of light over the skin creates beauty, the light shifts with even the slightest change in facial expression. The formula illuminates the complexion from various angles, bringing the ideal amount of light to the facial expressions. The luxurious texture is not only comfortable to wear but also changes the feel of the skin.
The new shade – No 18 has notes of gentle, warm orange and sweet pink which in combination imparts natural healthiness while dazzle of gold and silver illuminates the skin. The smooth dewy formula creates the most beautiful natural illumination on the skin and also makes the skin look and feel so silky smooth. The powder also has a complimentary handcrafted brush created especially to help create the look of the light.
Cle de Peau Beaute Cream Eye Color Solo is a luxuriously smooth, dewy cream eye shadow which transforms into a silky powder and melts into skin for exquisitely defined eyes with captivating colour. the spring Summer Collection has two limited edition shades – elegant champagne gold and glamorous bronze gold. The formula is pigmented and one swipe of colour gives a sheer to medium coverage depends on how heavy-handed you are.
The shades look same on the eyes as is in the little tub. The formula is powder finish means the finish is powdery, it feels moisturizing and seems to adhere very well to the skin, and because the surface to a silky powdery texture, the product layers well with powder eye shadow. It does not make the eyes feel dry or uncomfortable or heavy on the lids.
The formula does not crease as is very lightweight, the staying time of the shadow is great, for me it lasts all day and I remove it myself in the evening after back from work. The cream eye colour solo comes with a narrow applicator that fits in the crease of the eye and along the lower eyelids and an artificial bristle brush that fits closely against the eyelids. The new shades are: 308, 309
These are the colour launches from Cle de Peau Spring Summer 2019 collection, missing is the Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation which I will be sharing about in a separate post and link it here too.
Cle de Peau Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme is the new miracle cream for the eye area which has the most delicate skin around it and which means it is the first to show the signs of ageing. Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme combats myriad eye-area concerns, from visible depressed wrinkles to under-eye bags and drooping at the outer corners. It coddles the dry, delicate eye-area skin, delivering much-needed moisture for a luxurious smoothness and suppleness, and a dewy-fresh look, and delivers visible results, along with the sublime sensation of its sumptuous texture.
The formula is very hydrating and the hydration lasts long, skin appears re-energized making it look supple, youthful, and more even. The cream has to be applied after moisturizer as opposed to other eye creams used before moisturizer. It can be used day and night. And also as opposed to the eyes creams just to be used under and around the eye area and not on the eyelid area, this is perfectly fine to be used over the entire upper eyelid.
A really nice thing is that the Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme has a complimentary Cle de Peau’s signature Platinum Massage Wand. The wand is coated with platinum and is custom-designed to gently soothe and treat the eye area while its many surfaces stimulate the skin. With continuous using this eye cream, I have noticed my very fine lines around the eyes have diminished to the extent that I have to find the lines. The eye cream sinks into the skin without feeling heavy or greasy. The mousse-like cream texture is great to apply and massage.
Apart from the Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme, the Vitality Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme is an eye mask that combats eye-area concerns, from dullness and dryness feeling to the feeling of eye fatigue. It is a great pick me up before an event, before an important meeting, or for the weekend ritual. The mask generously covers the entire eye area for targetted efficacy, with a feeling of comfort. It has to be worn for 10 minutes during the day and it addresses the eye-area concerns and feeling of fatigue while refreshing and energizing the entire eye area. I noticed a more youthful, plump, and bright eye area after using this mask. After removing the mask, I gently massage in the remaining essence around the eye area.
Cle de Peau Beaute Spring Summer 2019 Collection has definitely the products that are suited and will be liked by most, worth checking out for colour and skincare. Cle de Peau Beaute products are available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.*Press samples