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MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

, MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

Winter-ravaged skin needs TLC and MAC has a solution!  These MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils come housed in a glass bottle with a dropper for application, and are now available in multiple “flavors”.    They can be used directly on parched skin to soothe and moisturize, and are gentle enough to be mixed with foundation for daytime wear.  Options include Grapefruit & Chamomile, Sweet Orange & Lavender, and Yuzu.  The oil is also available in a solid stick form, for easy applicatoin on the go!  Retail price is $27 for a 0.5 fl. oz jar.

Click HERE to shop MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics has kicked off 2017 with this killer new value set that will help you achieve one of your resolutions: better skin.  Available at QVC, the IT Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection contains four products from categories the brand knows best: foundation, skincare, and makeup brushes!  The value of this collection is $182, but the value set price is only $97.  Click HERE to shop the set at QVC.  Keep on scrolling for more images and info!

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

Items included in the collection (from left to right): Confidence In A Compact, Confidence In A Cream, Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush, and Bye Bye Under Eye.

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics, New Year New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Compact Swatch, Medium

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Compact Swatch, Medium

The Confidence In A Compact shades available are: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich, and Deep.  Generally my skin fits best in the light category, but for some reason I use products in medium from this brand.  Not sure which shade you’d be? Surf on over to QVC where they show images of models with each skin type.  I’ll be sure to circle back to let you know my thoughts on this new formula after giving it a thorough test drive for you!

Remember, sold separately these items are $182!  Don’t miss this steal at almost half of that price!

To purchase, you can Click HERE to shop the set at QVC. Other retailers of the brand include ITCosmetics.com, Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images!

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Review

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Review

IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Review

press-sampleI first received IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour as part of a collection sent to me to announce the launch of IT Cosmetics at Sephora.  This product has since become one of my all-time favorite IT Cosmetics products, so I wanted to be sure to circle back and tell you more.  IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour is the ultimate multi-tasking sunblock.  It’s a broad-spectrum SPF50 block, that just to happens to be almost exactly the color of my skin.  Many SPF blocks can leave a pasty white film on the skin, but not this!  It delivers a medium-toned neutral shade at the same time it moisturizes and protects your skin!

I do have to tell you, however, that I informally polled my beauty blogging friends from fair to dark and they disagree with the assertion that this product works on every skin tone.  I will say that it’s basically a perfect match for my light to medium skin and evens my skintone like a champ.  Many days I even skip the foundation, this product is that good!  Want to know if the color would work for you?  I’d say give it a try if you wear light or medium IT Cosmetics foundation or CC cream.

Retail price is $38 per 1 oz. bottle. This cruelty-free product is also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

To purchase, you can CLICK HERE to shop ITCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images!

IT Cosmetics Now Sold At Sephora!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Bye Bye Exclusives

press-sample“IT” has been a long time in coming! For my readers who have always wanted to try IT Cosmetics but are loyal to Sephora (and want to earn the coveted VIB Rouge status) you’ll be excited to hear that IT Cosmetics will be available at select Sephora locations and Sephora.com on September 25, 2016!  The launch of the brand will include an array of skin care and complexion-perfecting products that are sure to win over even the most jaded beauty consumer.  I’ve been raving about the brand for years, so I’m really hoping this launch will push more of my readers to give “IT” a try!

IT Cosmetics Color-Infused Skincare At Sephora!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Color-Infused Skincare

This photo features some of the products that will be available for purchase.

Bye Bye Makeup– a moisturizing skin cleanser that simply melts your makeup away. $38

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination– a full coverage concealer that also delivers anti-aging goodness where you need it most. $24

Bye Bye Under Eye Cream– your evening solution to reducing fine lines and improving dark circles. $48

Je Ne Sais Quoi– a lip treatment that leaves lips silky and with a hint of pink. $24

Bye Bye Pores Primer– that perfect first step for reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines. $38

Anti-Aging Armour–  my new favorite!  Instead of leaving the skin looking pasty white, this broad-spectrum SPF 50+ contains universal color-correcting pigments almost makes it look like you’ve applied foundation! $38

Bye Bye Lines Serum–  adds a powerhouse anti-aging serum to your evening routine.  $58

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush– The brush itself is infused with anti-aging product and antoxidants!  This cruelty-free brush is perfect for both applying and buffing foundation to a perfect natural finish. $48

Click HERE to shop Sephora.  The official launch is September 25, but I’m already seeing IT Cosmetics available online!  Click here for more information about IT Cosmetics.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Color Infused Skincare

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora!

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Sephora! #prsample #ITsAtSephora #ITCosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Bye Bye Collection

Things I Buy From Sephora Over And Over

press-sampleI have fallen a bit behind with blogging, and while I’m working on bringing in some more new fall and holiday items for you to check out, I decided to post about some of my tried-and-true favorites when I’m shopping at Sephora. Some of these items I’ve received as press samples in the past, but I’ve replenished them over, and over, and over again!

Things I buy from Sephora over and over

Rather than feature what’s NEW in the beauty industry, I decided to feature some of my tried-and-true favorite products that I’ve purchased over and over again at Sephora. Some of these started off as press samples, but at this point I assure you I’ve spent a pretty penny of my own money on replenishment, because they were that awesome!

1) Klorane Shampoo With Mango Butter is ideal for my very dry hair, and the formula doesn’t irritate my scalp the way some shampoos do! I even pack some to bring with me on vacations. (Retail price $20)

2) Klorane Conditioning Balm With Mango Butter is the perfect match for the shampoo above, and leaves hair feeling super soft, healthy, and tangle-free! (Retail price $16)

3) Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil delivers a soft, smoky look. I originally sampled them in a MEGA holiday value set (that I wish the brand would offer again–fingers crossed) and have replenished them many times over! I love these pencils in every color! (Retail price $18)

4) Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 is one of my favorite multi-tasking foundations. This medium-coverage tinted moisturizer delivers a dewy finish, anti-aging ingredients, and sun protection at the same time! (Retail price $42)

5) Bobbi Brown Corrector is my long-time favorite under eye concealer. The slightly orange hue cancels out blue undereye circles like a champ. (Retail price $27)

6) Lancôme Definicils Waterproof Mascara delivers natural-looking long lashes that pass my “waterslide test” with flying colors. (Retail price $27.50)

7) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette was originally a holiday offering, but this trio of complexion perfecting powders was such a hit, it’s been available ever since! I’ve purchased refills for myself, and have even given this as a gift I love it so much. (Retail price $62)

8) Philosophy Purity Made Simple is my go-to cleanser/makeup remover that’s a great balance between performance and price. Skin is left feeling clean and balanced. (Retail price $24 for 8 oz)

9) Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral is the perfect touch-up for those who need to reapply SPF before heading out in the afternoon. I’ve been buying this for so many years, I’ve lost count! (Retail price $30)

10) Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is another product that delivers great performance for a steal. This formula easily removes even waterproof eye makeup, and costs much less than similar products. (Retail price $11)

11) Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen wears beautifully under makeup, doesn’t look pasty white, and protects the skin so well! I’ve tried dozens of high-end sunblocks, but this is my favorite among them to wear under makeup, or stand-alone. (Retail price $23)

12) NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer became an instant favorite the first time I used it. This product delivers more coverage than the average tinted moisturizer, but still looks natural and “barely-there”. It’s ideal for daytime wear, or for a day at the beach! (Retail price $44)

13) Kate Somerville Exfolikate Body might be intended for all-over body use, but I also use this physical/chemical scrub on my t-zone to clear and refine pores. (Retail price $65)

These items can all be purchased from Sephora.com and many other beauty retailers. To read my individual reviews on each, click the hyperlinks above!

Some of the products mentioned above have been received as press samples in the past, but all have been re-purchased by me with my own money. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.