I really want to be the girl who wears nothing on her skin, but I will admit that I love foundation. I love the way the perfect foundation makes your skin feel. I love the way my face looks after I have applied foundation, but before adding blush or bronzer. I love the magic that the right foundation can do for the way I feel. Here are 3 foundations that have been putting a little pep in my step for the past few months.
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream – Forget applying moisturizer and serum and foundation every morning. This CC Cream is all of those things in one. This cream is really thick, but don’t worry it doesn’t feel heavy. Plus you can skip a few steps, so you aren’t adding on layers. When you get a product that makes multiple promises, usually coverage takes a backseat. It Cosmetics seems to have thought of everything. This cream also provides full colour coverage. It almost makes my skin look too good. How often can you say that?
Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation – There is nothing bad to saying about this foundation. It goes on a bit thick, but unlike some others it never feels heavy. It’s matte, so as soon as it’s dry you don’t even feel it on your skin. It can cover any discolouration, while blending into your skin, so it doesn’t look like you are wearing a lot of makeup. It lasts all day long, and even into the night, meaning I don’t have to worry about my skin.
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation – I’ve used a lot of stick foundations in the past, but this one felt different. This felt like any other luxury liquid foundation, but in stick format. When you swipe this stick on your skin, it’s that same soft feel. I definitely recommend investing in a good brush with this for serious blending. You are going to need it! I got the buffer brush from Tarte and it made a world of different. This thick formula will give you an amazing airbrush, magazine worthy finish, but it’s not a quick fix. You need to spend the time. The best part is that it’s also thick enough to be used as a concealer or even a contouring stick if you get the right shades. Bonus!
I’ve tried a couple products from IT Cosmetics over the years and I’ve always loved them. And if you live in Canada you’ve probably seen them on The Shopping Channel before. We have a sneak peek of TSC’s exclusive limited edition IT Cosmetics holiday sets! These are only available on TSC November 14-15, so if you want them you have a really limited window of time to get them. All the sets come in a pretty silver giftbox and are wrapped with ribbon and a gift tag.
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Palette
This palette has everything you could possibly need to do your entire face. It includes 18 Anti-Aging eyeshadows, 3 blush and blush tints, 6 Anti-Aging Collagen Lip Flushes, 4 Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealers, Vitality Glow Bronzer, Bye Bye Pores Silk Pressed Powder, Hello Light Powder Luminizer and Hello Light Cream Luminizer. It also comes with a card that gives you tips on how to use everything in the palette. And when it’s closed it can fit in your hand. This is perfect for someone who doesn’t use or buy a lot of makeup or are just starting to use it.
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette With Shadow Brush
This eyeshadow palette has a great set of shades that’ll help you go from day to night. The transforming ombre radiance ribbon transforms the shadows from matte to pearl, giving you way more options. The shadows are really well pigmented and last a long time but they don’t feel heavy like some matte shadows do. It also comes with a dual ended shadow brush.
IT Cosmetics Lipstick Stain 6-Piece Holiday Kit
These lipsticks are so pretty and they smell so good (must be the cherry oil). They’re really more of a lip tint than a traditional lipstick but you can build up the colour and it feels more like a lip balm. And when it would normally wear off, it leaves a tint. This is probably my favourite kit.
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe 6-Piece Essentials Brush Collection
I love brush sets and this collection has some great quality brushes. These brushes are sturdy! I haven’t had a chance to try all of them yet but the shadow brushes are super soft and don’t have any fallout. The travel case that comes with the brushes is the perfect size to throw in a purse or carry on without weighing everything down.
I have to say, I really love all these kits from IT Cosmetics. Since there’s a limited time to get them, you might want to set an alarm to remind you to pick a couple up. And maybe some for gifts because once you get them, you’ll want to keep them for yourself.
You can also find these at The Shopping Channel’s website.