Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Confidence In A Foundation

Claims
–Oil free
–Velvet matte finish
–24 hours of coverage and hydration
–Full coverage
–Humidity proof
–Weightless on the skin
–Perfect for all skin types
–Flawless finish

Price
–$32 for 1.0 oz
Ulta, Sephora, itcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–48
–My Shade: 100 Light Ivory

Pros
–Skin loving ingredients i.e. hyaluronic acid, ceramides, collagen
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Packaging :: pump!
–Cruelty free
–Not a flat matte finish
–Didn’t cake or cling to dry patches
–Long lasting
–Weightless on the skin
–Lives up its claims

Cons
–Expensive

Thoughts
I love this foundation! Thank Heavens there is finally an It Cosmetics complexion product that works for me. The CC Cream and their powder foundations are too dark for me. I got full coverage with one layer, but I added a little extra to my chin because my foundation tends to rub off there. My only concern with this foundation was the matte finish, but it’s not a flat matte and it works on my dry skin. It got a little cakey between my brows, but everything cakes there. It lives up to all of its claims and love all of the skin loving ingredients.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tools: It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation No. 22 & Wet n Wild Sponge

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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January Favorites

This month’s favorites are SUPER random, but this is what I’ve been loving so I wanted to share anyway!

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Erin Condren Planner Folio
–I didn’t get an EC planner this year, but I love this planner folio aka planner holder.
–Of course, I went with the custom option because I wanted to put my dogs and other favorite things on it instead of a design, but there are lots of options.
–I don’t do the full own scrapbook planner with tons of stickers and fancy layouts, but I do use some stickers and this folio is great way to keep all of my stuff together.

J Crew Factory Suede Tassel Stretch Flats
–I got these on super sale and I am obsessed! I love the tassel and the pointed toe. The leopard is calf hair which I love and the tan is suede.
–I ordered the tan first and they were so comfy that I immediately ordered the leopard and black. I accidentally ordered the wrong size in the black and my correct size was sold out so I ended up giving those to my sister. ‘Twas a sad day.
–They are completely sold out, but there are a few sizes available in the leopard. Size up a half size!

Sephora Collection Dynamic Duo On The Go Face Brush
–My elf Massaging Facial Cleanser died and I’ve been too lazy/forgetful to get a battery. I saw this in Sephora and it was cute and travel friendly so I picked it up to try.
–The brush side isn’t too harsh and I love using the silicone side to really cleanse my pores.

Milani Prep+Set+Glow Powder
–This product is so good that it’s getting it’s own post here shortly, BUT in the meantime, just know this is a dry skin dream.

Colour Pop Constellation + Bare Minerals Nude Chiffon
–I always use some kind of primer or cream base when I wear eye shadow. It helps the powder stick and extend wear and it also intensifies the color.
–I don’t love Constellation on its own, but it’s GORG paired with this BM shade.
–It’s been my go to look for eye shadow this month. It’s easy, takes no time, and packs a punch.
–I got the BM shadow at TJ Maxx for $4 or $5 and I can’t find it online to link, but if you see it, get it. It’s so pretty!

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
–When I first tried this, I didn’t like it. It pulled very orange/red toned on me.
–I got it in a gift set recently and gave it another try and now I really like it. The shade is a good match and I like the formula too.
–I have cheaper favorites so I’m not going to repurchase when I use this up, but it is a really good product.

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Colour Pop Constellation + Bare Minerals Nude Chiffon=GORGEOUSNESS 
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I finally got a diploma frame, 5 years after graduating, and then I couldn’t find my diploma. Most of my stuff is in storage and I went through every box in my storage unit and couldn’t find it. I ordered a replacement and finally got it hung up in my office. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.
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My sister gave me these scripture cards for Christmas and it was one of my favorite gifts. I have them on my desk and flip to a new verse every day. I look forward to doing this every morning and starting my day with God’s word. I share them on Instastories and I’ve gotten several questions as to where to purchase them. You can get them on Amazon!
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I got these Adidas sneaks half off at Belk a few weeks ago and they’re cute and comfortable. I’ve been meeting a friend to walk at the park after we get off work and these don’t hurt my feet no matter how many miles we walk. Image via.

What have you been loving this month?

Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Superhero

Claims
–Maximum reach, life, separation, and curl
–Super black pigment
–Elastic Stretch technology for volume and length
–Collagen to condition as you coat
–Buildable formula

Price
–$24 for full size
–$12 for mini
Sephora, Ulta, itcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–1, black

Pros
–Lengthens
–Lots of volume
–Love the brush
–Mini option for travel/testing
–Cruelty free
–No clumping
–No flaking or smudging

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option

Final Thoughts
I LOVE this mascara. I get SO MUCH LENGTH. Yes, I’m yelling. I don’t often buy high end mascaras, unless they’re on sale, because there  are so many good ones at the drugstore, but this one is worth it! However, if you don’t want to splurge, the Essence Lash Princess mascara is a dupe and it’s $5.

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul & Review

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I’m so sad that 21 Days of Beauty is over, but I’m already looking forward to the fall sale.

I LOVE this event because it gives me a chance to stock up on some must haves and try some more expensive products at a cheaper price.

I think I practiced some serious self-control and only purchased 5 things. SHOCKING, I know.

Keeping reading to see what I picked up and my thoughts on the products.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
–Love the loose version of this, but it’s SO messy
–This powder if very finely milled and a great all over setting powder
–Good to use all over or just under the eyes
–Don’t know that it makes my pores go undetected or blurs them, but it does give an all over smooth appearance

Dose of Colors Eyedeal Duo in Shell
–I thought this was going to be more of a champagne shade, but it’s straight up rose gold
–The pigment is quite messy and VERY glittery
–I haven’t played with this too much, but I may end up returning it

Buxom Full On Lip Cream in Dolly
–I’m usually not a lip gloss fan, but my friend Zelle has raved about these so I decided to grab one while they were half off.
–She recommended Dolly and it is the most perfect neutral shade for every day
–I was super hesitant because it claims to be plumping, but the tingle is minimal and I don’t mind it.
–I wish I had bought more shades while they were $10

Becca First Light Priming Filter
–I got a sample of this as a 100 point perk and I really liked how it made my skin feel.
–It’s a lightweight, hydrating primer that works well for my dry skin.
–I wouldn’t have purchased it if it hadn’t been on sale though. I don’t love it $38 worth, but for $19, I’m in.

MAC Fix+
–This product is just an every day staple for me.
–I ALWAYS have a back up of this. I keep one bottle on my vanity to use and another in my drawer for when I run out.
–It was a no brainer to pick this up while it was half off.

Did you pick up anything during the sale?

Current Skincare

I LOVE skincare and trying new products.

I used to have super OILY skin, but now I more dry/normal, sensitive, acne prone skin which makes shopping for skincare and makeup really fun. Not.

You will notice that I’m a huge fan of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Line. I feel like it’s so underrated, but the rpoducts are SO good and SO affordable.

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My nighttime skincare is more complex and I will admit, I don’t do these steps every single night. I try to do it most nights, but sometimes I’m just too tired and all I do is remove my makeup. I NEVER sleep in my makeup. EVER. You shouldn’t either.

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PM Part 1

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