03 November 2014

Makeup Wars - Revisiting the IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

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Makeup Wars - IT Cosmetics CC  Radiance Palette

Today, the lovely Makeup Wars bloggers and I are going to tell you about something I use on a daily basis – the IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette ($38.00).  Last June IT Cosmetics debuted their CC+ Radiance Palette on QVC as part of the IT Cosmetics It’s All About You! TSV.  At that time, purchasing the entire set was the only way to get your hands on the CC+ Radiance Palette, but it is now available for purchase on its own

IT Cosmetics CC+  Radiance Palette

The CC+ Radiance Palette is composed of three different powders:

CC+™ Brightening Finishing Powder is formulated with Drops of Light Technology™, using light-reflecting microspheres to provide your skin with the look of healthy illumination without glitter or shimmer.   The CC+™ Matte Bronzer is formulated with anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic-filling spheres to keep you skin smooth and hydrated.  Hydrolyzed Collagen, Vitamins A, C and E, Grapeseed, Green Tea, Silk and Aloe treat your skin to a powerful boost of antioxidants and healthy moisture, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.  The CC+™ Blush not only flushes your cheeks for all day wear, but is also infused with anti-aging powerhouse ingredients including Amino Acids, Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Pomegranate, Jojoba, Aloe, Seaweed Extract and Grapeseed that work together to give cheeks a boost of healthy hydration.

IT Cosmetics CC+  Radiance PaletteIT Cosmetics CC+  Radiance Palette

You can see how pigmented the blush and bronzer are – they can be rather intimidating before they are blended out, or if applied with a heavy hand.  Now that I have been using this palette almost daily for 6 months, I realize that the amount of pigmentation in these powders is what allows me to get ready so quickly!  I can do a full face with bronzer, blush, and highlight in under two minutes.  The secret is using the right brushes!

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Wall Ball Brush and French Boutique Blush Brush

The Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Brush ($48.00) is perfect for applying bronzer!  The shape of the brush allows me to pick up just the right amount of bronzer and place it exactly where I want it – in the hollows of my cheeks and around my hairline – the the fullness of the brush allows me to blend the bronzer seamlessly into my skin.  I don’t think I will ever use another brush when it comes to bronzer again!

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Wall Ball Brush and French Boutique Blush Brush

The French Boutique Blush Brush ($34.50) is an absolute godsend for me.  I have always had a difficult time applying blush.  It should be easy, but I often felt that most blush brushes were too large and I ended up with blush everywhere but where I wanted it.  In fact, I usually used a blush that was intended for contouring, but then would have a difficult time blending the blush out.  Now, when I use the French Boutique Blush Brush, I hold the brush long ways to apply the blush and then turn it to blend.  Perfection!
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