May 1, 2014

It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Bronzer fan girls and guys you might just need the new It Cosmetics CC Anti-Aging Ombre Radiance Bronzer and Luxe Mega Fan Brush! This ombre bronzer recently launched on packaged with the Luxe Mega Fan Brush to a great big rave from It Cosmetics fans.

Take a look!

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The new It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer combines the benefits of a highlighter and a bronzer all in one packaging. The ombre design features a universal shade of tan brown bronzer that bleeds into a lighter shade of creamy beige champagne highlighter. You can use the colors combined or sweep the bronzer on first and follow up with the highlighter as the compact is large enough to allow you to do so.

The bronzer side is a soft buttery texture with sheerer color pay off that builds easily. It blends out to a super soft finish but the shade might be too light for those that already have warmer undertones or tanned skin. This is a color that is most suitable for lighter to lighter medium shades.

It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer

It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer Swatches

It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer Swatches

The champagne beige highlighter is more richly pigmented with an almost cream texture. It’s very buttery, very smooth, and soft! It does have a fairly frosty finish that can be potentially over done so be very careful how you apply. If you swirl your brush in both shades and tap off excess you can get a nice highlighted effect on cheeks and face but the highlighter portion does drown out the bronzer shade so applying individually works best.

As with all It Cosmetics Brushes the Luxe Mega Fan Brush has super soft bristles that are shed free. This has a sturdy handle and is a super sized brush. It’s kinda best for body work to be honest as using it on your face is a little overwhelming! So if you want to use the Radiance Ombre Bronzer on your chest and arms this brush is excellent to blend it out but on my face I felt like it was just a little too big and I felt like I didn’t have control over such a larger brush in this area.

It Cosmetics Luxe Mega Fan Brush

Luxe Mega Fan Brush

Overall, if you’re a bronzer fan I think that It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer can be a very appealing formula. It’s a product that simply can’t be over done and doesn’t leave you with a orange-y muddy look but more of a golden glow that’s very natural. The texture of the bronzer is simply incredible as it feels almost like a cream, it’s just so very buttery!

This one might be worth trying if you adore bronzers.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Dee

    Is the bronzer part of this the same color as the bronzer compact that IT sells? This looks fabulous, but the highlighter part scares me;)

  • Christina

    Huh, it sounded like a good idea, but the frost looks way too heavy for me. Is the bronzer portion matte or frosty as well? I’m not fond of bronzers in general mainly because I can never find one that looks good on me, and it looks like I’ll have to pass on this as well, even if it is a lighter tan shade. My pores can’t handle the frost!

  • Lisa Adams

    Muse I was hoping to see this applied to your lovely alabaster complexion! It (no pun intended) looks like an interesting product and it would have been nice to see how it photographed on the face. Thanks for the review.

  • Lacy

    Nice review! I was waiting for a swatch for this before I decided to pull the trigger on QVC. Loving the brush it comes with too! Also love the ombre effect so you can use just the luminizer or bronzer solo 🙂

    PS – I’m going on a trip to NYC with some girlfriends tomorrow and I’ve never been to new york! Any suggestions on some great foody places to check out and perhaps any beauty stops we should make?! Thanks in advanced!

  • krankenheim

    Honestly, I didn’t love mine at first. The brush is wonderful but my bronzer pan looked to be about 80% shimmer. Once I started using it though and getting the shimmer off of the top of the product there really is a lot of matte bronzer underneath that top layer of shimmer. I’m glad I took the chance to use it on my neck and shoulders to see that, otherwise I would have returned it – despite loving the brush. I feel this is more suited for body than face, however. It’s a fast, easy, mess-free alternative to sunless bronzer when you’re in a hurry.

  • Majick

    I also picked this up from the Q. AT first I didn’t like it. I thought the brush was too big, the bronzer too light, and the highlighter too frosty.

    WELL… I think there is a bit of a learning curve with this one for me. I think this is really nice for a very natural look. I agree using the products separately works better than swirling them. But swirling them if you’re very pale could work nicely.

    Here’s how I use it: I take the brush and load it with bronzer, then use it sideways to do the contour of my cheek. then I swipe a little of the highligher and use the brush in hte same direction but instead of swiping back and forth I hold it horizontally and brush down just on top of my cheek bone. then I tap the end in hte highlighter and dust just the top of my forehead and down the center of my nose.

    I’m not sure if that made any sense but try turning the brush in a different direction it may just surprise you. I also love using the brush under my jawbone and down the neck and decolette.

    (I really hope this wasn’t confusing.) I didn’t think I woudl like this but ended up really enjoying it. It still doesn’t compare to the vitality disk IMHO.

    • Isabella Muse

      learning curve here too bc first application is very frosty, you need a light hand with it 🙂 Thanks for sharing your application, very helpful!!!!!!!!