June 9, 2016

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment

The new It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment will be available later this month on QVC.com but until that time I thought I’d give you an early look at it.

If you recall, in 2013, It Cosmetics launched the Hello Beautiful Anti-Aging 5 Piece Color Collection and this included the brand new It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain Stick in the shade Je Ne Sais Quoi. That Color Stain Stick (it’s now available in two shades) and shade has since become permanent.

Je Ne Sais Quoi is one of It Cosmetics’ most popular shades of natural pink and it appears across the board in a variety of products from the brand for both lips and cheeks. I personally love it and I think many It Girls and Guys would be in agreement with me.

The Color Stain Stick is formulated to be used on both cheeks and lips so, one might wonder if you need the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment. Apparently this is more of a lip butter treatment of sorts formulated with essential butters and oils that softens and hydrates while giving lips a perfect pink color.

I think when people hear “perfect pink” or “your perfect custom shade of pink” they mentally cringe. This is because in most cases, color changing lipsticks, lip balms, and glosses almost always turn bubblegum pink and it isn’t always a flattering shade of pink.

I think you might be a bit happy that It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment doesn’t turn into a Barbie shade of pink. But I also think you might be disappointed to also learn that it is quite sheer.

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment is a promising enough product. It comes housed in a gorgeous metallic pink barrel with “Je Ne Sais Quoi” scrawled across the tube in script. It’s a different packaging for It Cosmetics and quite beautiful.

The packaging alone had me excited for the contents. I was thinking Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, I was think Cover Girl Oh Sugar! Lip Balms, I was thinking all sorts of good things because in most cases It Cosmetics can do no wrong in my eyes.

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It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatches

I hate to say it but this is an eventful lip treatment. It’s a balmy formula that has a waxy consistency that reminds me of Chapstick. It has a very, very, very, very faint fruit flavor that’s barely noticeable if you aren’t looking for it. I honestly, didn’t feel like it offered very much in the way of moisture nor did it soften my lips. It might work well under a drier matte lipstick as a primer of sorts but aside from that the formula wasn’t terribly impressive. But the worst part was the fact that it actually has very, very, very little color. It give lips a tiny amount of pink.

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Shrug!?

I’m liking the idea of the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment a lot more than I actually liked the formula.

Sad sigh!

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment launches later this month at QVC.com.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions 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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  • Janessa

    Awww POO! I was hoping this was going to be mind blowing! I’ll stick with my chubby stain stick 🙁

  • Kathy Agel

    I adore their brushes — I’ve bought several on eBay for a pittance (compared to the list price), I have one eyeshadow palette that the Q had at an One Day Only price, and I love it (it came with the double-ended shadow brush, too). I’ve never tried any of their other makeup, though — I’m pretty much an exclusive Bare Minerals user (Philosophy skincare and drugstore lipsticks and lip liners comprise the rest). I guess I won’t be trying this one.

  • Paula Meador

    IT is having a TSV on QVC on June 25th. This could be one of the pieces. Any idea what it sells for on its own?

    • Isabella Muse

      I can’t really say anything about the TSV at the moment Paula as I’m under embargo but I’ll def share soon!

  • Nicole

    Don’t worry I lifted the embargo reguarding the IT Cosmetics TSV; talk all you want! Just kidding!
    I know the set is supposedly named “It’s Your Favorite Four Piece Collection” if that helps anyone out there.
    Isabella, that review cracked me up because it sounds like the stuff I might thing, but would I say anything less than positive about Je Ne Sais Quoi…? ROFL!!! 😀
    So your review does probably seal the deal as far as not getting the wow factor type of products from IT Cosmetics I have become accustomed to getting. That said… We both know I order it anyway (that packaging is too cute) and come back and reiterate what you have already said. LOL
    Their are just some things a girls can’t say no to! 😉

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL Nicole! ;-D sure sure sure! ;-D haha! Yeah, lately It hasn’t quite given me wow and this was vastly disappointing but yup, being the fan girl I am I’d still buy it if I didn’t get a sample hahaha! 😀

      • Nicole

        I totally lifted that embargo! HeHeHe 😉
        My niece, she just turned 15 this month will be with me after my surgery monitoring what I am emailing, texting, and posting when my better half is unable to. (He finally had a car accident after 22 years while on duty with another officer in the passengers seat.) They were hit at 80+mph head on by a car that drove over the median into their lane and well, I just will say, as bad as it was, everyone is alive and making their recoveries at their own pace.
        Things could have been much worse and I am so greatful they were not.
        Anyway, you know I’m ordering some IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment and if one of the bosses says I need to order an extra one for my beautiful niece what can I say, she’ll get one too.
        After Monday if I do post something and she edits it, she will say she did, lol! She is too funny!
        Remember Isabella, the embargo is lifted! 😉

  • Sharyn

    I think it is fabulous can’t wait to be able to purchase more .Its a great hydrating and fill in