QVC UK started selling IT Cosmetics last year and since then, I have been eager to try out some of their products. As of last week, QVC UK started selling the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream as part of a special 4 piece collection. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this product (Emilynoel83 loves it), along with the other items in the collection, and so I couldn’t resist ordering it for myself. The collection was also available last weekend for a ‘Today’s Special Value’ deal of £47.89, rather than £65, as part of QVC UK’s Beauty Weekend. So I just had to get it!
I thought I’d do a post showing what the collection looks like and giving a quick overview of the products inside. I’ve just received the set and not yet had a chance to play around with the products. I might do a few other posts providing more information on what I think of the products once I’ve used them and more detailed product pictures (let me know in the comments section if you would like to see these types of posts).
When I first received the parcel, I thought that the collection had been sent in an overly large box as it only contained 4 products. Upon opening, though, I realised that it was sent in a special presentation box which actually looked really lovely.
The top part of the box has a picture of the products inside. The box contains the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder and a double-ended Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush. There is also a sachet sample of the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream.
There were five shade choices available for the collection: Fair, Light, Medium, Rich and Tan. I opted for Light as that one seemed closest to my skin tone in the product demonstrations and shade suggestions on the programme.
The bottom half of the box contains the products encased in a plastic holder.
Each item comes boxed in the IT Cosmetics packaging.
The CC Cream and the Bye By Pores Pressed Powder come in silver boxes with black writing, whilst the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer comes in a black and silver box with white writing. The Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush comes in a sturdy plastic brush canister. I actually really like the canister, as it keeps the brush in good condition and ensures the bristles don’t get squashed.
Upon opening, the products themselves come in either black/silver with white writing packaging or silver with black writing packaging.
The Your Skin But Better CC Cream is marketed as being a ‘multitasking beauty miracle’ which delivers 7 benefits in one, including: full coverage foundation, SPF 50 sunscreen, brightening colour corrector, anti-ageing serum, pore-minimising primer, a dark spot corrector and a moisturising day cream. The cream comes in a squeezy tube with a pump for dispensing the product. I can imagine the squeezy nature of the tube being really good for getting out every last drop of product as it starts to get used up. On QVC, the IT Cosmetics make-up consultants suggested that one pump is enough for the whole of the face. They recommending placing one pump on your hand and blending the product on to your face using the larger end of the included brush or your fingertips.
The Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Ageing Concealer is marketed as delivering long-lasting ‘highly pigmented, natural looking coverage’. The concealer is meant to cover everything from dark circles, age spots, redness and hyperpigmentation. The concealer comes in a squeezy black and silver tube. I can see the squeezy nature of this tube, like the CC Cream, being good for getting out every last drop of concealer. On QVC, the IT Cosmetics make-up consultants suggested using just a pinhead-sized drop per eye, warming it up on the back of the hand and blending it under the eye using the smaller end of the included brush.
The Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder is marketed as being a universal, luxurious, finely-milled powder developed for smoothing the look of pores, imperfections and finishing make-up. The marketing says that the powder offers translucent coverage so foundation is not disturbed underneath, as well as being buildable for all skin tones and types. The product comes in a soft touch velvety plastic black compact, with a mirror in the top section and a space for a powder puff in the bottom part. The powder can be swept on over make-up or bare skin using the brush included in the collection.
The Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush is marketed as being a ‘2 in 1 foundation and concealer brush’. The large, fluffy end can be used to apply and blend foundation or powder on to the face. The smaller end can be used to apply and blend make-up items like concealer in smaller areas of the face. Both ends of the brush are luxuriously soft but also have enough stability for holding and blending products on the face.
There is a leaflet on top of the items which provides more information on IT Cosmetics and also explains how to use the products.
The left hand inside part of the leaflet provides some tips on how to use the CC Cream, Under Eye Concealer.
- CC Cream: The leaflet recommends that you start by applying the cream to the centre of your forehead, cheeks and chin and then blend out to the sides of the face for a flawless finish. It suggests blending in thin layers and using the brush for application.
- Under Eye Concealer: The leaflet suggests that you ‘warm, tap and blend’ the product for perfect application. Simply place a dot sized amount on the back of your hand, warm it up gently by rubbing it with your fingertip, tap it under your eye and blend it in with the included brush using circular motions.
The right hand side includes some tips for applying the pressed powder and using the brush.
- Pressed Powder: The leaflet suggests using the included brush to apply the powder over make-up or bare skin in sweeping motions. The powder can be used anywhere you want to reduce shine or eliminate pores.
- Brush: The leaflet suggests using the large and fluffy end to apply the CC Cream in circular motions to larger areas of your face. The smaller end can be used to blend the concealer or other products around harder-to-reach areas, like around the nose and eyes.
The back of the leaflet has a statement from the IT Cosmetics creator, Jamie Kern Lima. It provides some general information on the products which are included in the collection.
Stockists and Price
As mentioned above, IT Cosmetics are currently only available in the UK from QVC UK. The brand is more widely available in the USA but I’m not sure about availability elsewhere. You can buy the products individually or you can buy them as part of various sets on the QVC UK website. I bought them as part of a set as it worked out soooo much cheaper than buying them individually, particularly given that they were also on a ‘Today’s Special Value’ deal the weekend that I placed my order.
I’m really looking forward to trying out my new goodies over the coming weeks. Check back on the site for future posts with more pictures and my thoughts on these products once I have used them.
Have you used IT Cosmetics or any of these products before? What do you think of them? Any other products you would recommend? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.