Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spotlight: IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain & French Boutique Luxe Blush Brush

Sample Sent For Consideration

IT Cosmetics Blush Stain & Luxe Blush Brush

Today, I have something a little different for you. I am able to share with you an amazing matte blush and brush. Except, this time, I am able to show you the product on two different skin tones! My beautiful cousin, and friend Sandra was in town for IMATS this weekend, and we decided to play with this beautiful blush from IT Cosmetics. Between the two of us, we came up with 3 ways to wear it (eyes, cheeks and lips) and created two different looks!

The blush is a beautiful powder stain from IT Cosmetics called Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain in the shade Matte Sweet Apple.   
We each used the IT Cosmetics French Boutique Luxe Blush Brush to apply this powdered stain onto the cheekbones for a flush that literally lasts all day. 
About The Blush: This blush is especially beneficial for women with dry or mature skin, though it really will work on all skin types. Although it's a powder product, it contains hydrating and brightening ingredients such as plum & cherry oil, jojoba, amino acids, vitamin A, C,  E, hyaluronic acid and aloe.  This blush also contains anti-aging ingredients such as acai, green tea and white tea to protect the skin against free radicals.  To top it all of, this blush is waterproof, making it the perfect pick for those who live in warmer climates (like Sandra), or summertime. 

Here is a look at the product: 

The compact is rubberized, and comes with a mirror in the lid, perfect for travel.

I would describe the color as a reddened coral, which is a very popular shade for Spring.

About The Brush: I've had one of these brushes for a few months now, and it actually landed on my February Favorites Pinterest board. The brush is just awesome. There is no other way to say it. It's perfect in every way. Seriously. The handle is feminine, and pretty, the bristles are plush and luxurious, and the application is just flawless every time.  I particularly recommend this brush for those of you with sensitive skin.  

Here is a look at the brush:

 The brush comes packaged in a clear cylinder tube.

Note how dense the bristles are. 

One Blush, One Brush, Two Skin Tones:
 On the left, you can see the blush on a fair skin tone, on the right a medium skin tone

 For Sandra's look, I used the blush along her cheekbones. I also swept the color through the crease of her eye, to add warmth to her eyeshadow look. I then applied a lip balm, and pressed a little bit of the powder stain onto her lips to create a lip color that tied the whole look together. 

For my look, we used the blush on my eye lids as well as along the cheekbone. This particular shade really does work on every skin tone. It's super pigmented, and blends well. We applied it on my skin a bit more heavily for the purpose of the camera, but this blush brush really allows you to apply the product as lightly as you want to, so fair skinned girls should not be afraid.  I have always been in favor of a matte blush rather than a shimmery one. Matte blushes just look much more natural on the skin. If you do prefer some shimmer, it's always better to strategically place highlighter rather than go in with a full on shimmery blush for an every day look.  

The Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain retails for $24.00.  
The French Boutique Luxe Blush Brush retails for $34.50.

However, sells these two together at a special price of only $35.00 for the set!  This is a steal!  The blush and brush are such high quality, that they are certainly worth their individual prices. However, the QVC duo is such a great deal, that I really wanted to share it with you. This particular shade will work on all skin tones. However, there are currently four shades available to choose from as part of the duo. 
Canadian shoppers can purchase these products at 

*This post contained samples sent for consideration by IT Cosmetics or their PR Firm. This in no way alters my review. I only share items with you that I truly love and think are worth buying. I do not accept money in exchange for reviews. I do not get any commission or kick back if you buy these products.


  1. Great deal. That blush looks beautiful on you two. Xo

  2. I love the look you created on Sandra! Her hair is so beautiful - Sandra, if you read this, what hair products do you use? I can't wait to try the brush and blush, I keep stopping myself from using them until I have the chance to photograph them in daylight. They look amazing

  3. Hi Catherine - Sandra here. Thank you! I use Wen, faithfully and have for about 2 years now. It's the ONLY product I use in my hair. It is cruelty free, fyi.

    1. The aesthetician I see has similar hair and she swears by Wen products too!

  4. Hi! I'm glad to have stumbled onto your blog. Just made the switch--trying to use only cruelty-free makeup products (or products in general) from hereon. I found your blog a useful resource in my product research, thank you for that! :)

    1. glad you found me! Let me know if you have any questions, or need any recommendations on products.

  5. That brush looks incredibly soft. The blush color is beautiful too! It looks great on both of you. I love it on Sandra's lips too. And I love using the idea of using it to warm up the crease! I do that a lot with UD's Woodstock (an intense hot pink) and it's amazing what a difference it can make. I just may have to place an order from QVC sometime soon...!

    1. I definetly recommend the duo, the brush with the blush combo on QVC is such a great deal when you consider the separate prices. QVC has some crazy deals and kits!


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