May 30, 2014

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette Review & Swatches

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

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It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette will be exclusively available in the It Cosmetics It’s All About You 5 Piece Set that launches as a QVC Today’s Special Value this June.

This gorgeous CC+ Radiance Palette includes three powders and is a refreshing change from the It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disk that the brand typically includes in some of their Today’s Special Value Sets. This is a slim case with a generously sized mirror that includes a new It Cosmetics CC+ Brightening Powder as well as blush and bronzer.

If I had my way the new CC+ Brightening Powder should be sold in a compact alone (I don’t doubt at some point It Cosmetics will do just that) as I am in love with it!

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

The It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette promises and even, brighter skin tone using the CC+ Brightening Powder to instantly brightening skin and add radiance as well as corrects and evens it. You can follow up with the gorgeous CC+ Bronzer and CC+ Brightening Blush to add warmth and color to your cheeks and face!

The CC+ Brightening Powder is probably my favorite part of this palette. This quite reminds me of MAC’s Adjust Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Powder but it is a smidge darker. This is a warmer shade of beige with flex of color correcting pigments in the mix which include green, lavender, dark brown, and yellow. I don’t think these smaller pigments will do very much to color correct skin but using the powder all swirled up together you’ll notice that it does brighten skin, will slightly dull redness, and evens skin tone. I personally liked how it brightened up my entire complexion and just gave my skin a softer, more refined finish. The powder is very silky and buffs out to a soft finish without clinging to my drier areas.

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It Cosmetics CC+ Brightening Powder

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It Cosmetics CC+ Blush

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It Cosmetics CC+ Bronzer

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette swatches

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette Swatches (from left to right: CC+ Brightening Powder, CC+ Brightening Blush, CC+ Bronzer)

Next to the powder you’ll find a heavily pigmented shade of spicy coral CC+ Brightening Blush and next to that a very dark, warm shade of CC+ Bronzer. Both the bronzer and blush are very, very pigmented so keep in mine a little goes a very long way. The bronzer is a touch too dark for me so I have to go very lightly with it during application! The brush is equally pigmented so I applied a subtle dusting on my cheek bones in my below image. Both have an excellent formula with a silky yet slightly velvety texture. They wear quite long particularly the blush which didn’t fade for a solid eight hours after my initial application. They are a touch powdery but not chalky or dry!

Below I’m using the CC+ Brightening Powder on top of NYC Color Cosmetics BB Creme with a dusting of the CC+ Brightening Blush. I think the powder really makes my skin and eases the dullness and lackluster complexion I typically have to deal with!

Overall, this is a really nifty palette! I fear I won’t use the bronzer much as I’m just not a bronzer girl and this one is a bit dark for me so I have hopes that It Cosmetics will launch the Brightening Powder on its own one day soon!

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You’ll be able to purchase the It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette in the It Cosmetics It’s All About You Set that includes four other full size It Cosmetics products early this June on! A full review of the set is upcoming shortly.


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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • LisaG

    Is the bronzer in this kit, is the same bronzer that is in the Vitality Face Disc? I was going to purchase the disc but if it included in this, I’ll just wait. Thanks.

    • Isabella Muse

      no bit darker in my opinion Lisa! def different 😀

  • Sara

    The CC powder looks like something Physicians Formula might make. I admit it has me quite intrigued! If it was released alone, I’d definitely consider getting it.

  • Aracely

    This is a product I would like to try! I really like the peach undertones in the CC/Brightening Powder. I am totally with you on wishing the CC powder came on its own. Thanks for the review! Can’t wait to hear more about the June TSV! Do you know when it will go for sale?

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure aracely 🙂 I believe it is June 21st!

  • Karena

    Wow, thanks so much for the review. I was thinking to get this TSV, so I am very exited to see this on you. It looks gorgeous on you! Thumbs up!

  • Majick

    Typically I love IT products. I just picked up the last bronzer highlightwer duo and like it. I love the vitality disk but I don’t think I could use a darker than that bronzer. THe powder looks interesting but a little pink? I may pass on this one until I can try it in person. Although I do love a good IT TSV. 🙂

  • sarah

    Hi isabella can u plz recomend me korean cc cream for oily skin I find they are too moisturising for me. Thanks heaps

  • Maria

    When is the date of qvc today special for the it cosmetics kit? What else is included in the kit?thanks muse.

    • Isabella Muse

      it’s june 21st Maria, I’ll review shortly can’t recall exact details it’s this, a celebration foundation, and three other full size products…can’t recall exact details though at the moment but I’ll post shortly about it!

  • Kary

    OMG MUSE I JUST…JUST bought the Vitality Disk.. It’s ok, I think this is very different. I was honestly having a hard time picking because the new UD Naked face palettes came out but since these have good ingredients for your face I though I would go with the disk..and now this! Thank you soooo much for reviewing this and letting us know 🙂
    Please review the kit as soon as u can so I am sure it is MUSE APPROVED before I buy it 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      it is indeed very diff from the vitality disk! My pleasure Kary 😀 I’ll be sure to get a review for it shortly up 😀

  • krankenheim

    I need to have this. I need to have this! I need to have this!!!

  • krankenheim

    I forgot to ask when this will be available on QVC. So, when will this set be available on QVC?!

  • Dee

    This looks like a must have for me! I haven’t had much luck with IT foundations….loved the look of them, but they make me itch! I think these will work though. The colors look wonderful and the wear time of the blush is great.

  • cat

    I don’t know if I’d call myself a bronzer girl but if I’m putting on more than lipstick, I’ll put it on. I’m sure I’m doing it wrong at least half the time. The blush is very pretty on you.

  • Maria

    Hi Muse. The brightening powder looks a lot like Ready to wear face powder from Hsn with all the dots. My skin color is the same as yours. I wonder if bronzer is too dark or maybe mix it with face powder to tone down color. Just my opinion.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh yeah!!!!!!! I remember that one Maria you’re right 😀 you can def tone it down with face powder excellent idea ;D