It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette ($42) is a new Holiday 2016 perfecting face palette that includes some of It Cosmetics’ bestselling face powders, blushes, highlighter, and bronzer. If you missed the It Cosmetics It’s All About You! Customer’s Favorites that launched last June on QVC, you’ll be happy to get your hands on this palette as it features the same It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Face Palette that was included in that palette but with a new range of shades.
My review and swatches are below.
The first thing you’ll notice about the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette is the delightful metallic pink packaging. This comes in a very chic pink compact that has Je Ne Sais Quoi scrawled across the front. It’s a beautifully presented compact that’s cute yet elegant at the same top. Pressing the front lip of the palette allows it to open and you’ll be presented with a very large mirror and the four powders nestled inside. Each powder is also generously sized, heck in some cases bigger than the original size! For example, Bye Bye Pores Blush is 0.19 oz in size when purchased individually but this includes 0.22 oz of blush!
The palette includes the following powders:
- Perfect Lighting Luminizer (0.21 oz)
- Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder (0.22 oz)
- Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi (0.21 oz)
- Sunshine In A Compact Bronzer (0.22 oz)
The original palette that came with the It Cosmetics It’s All About You! Customer’s Favorites Today’s Special Value included a Hello Light Cream, Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, a bright pink blush, and a matte bronzer. If you have the original palette you should feel comfortable enough purchasing the Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection because the blush is different, the highlighter is a different shade and now a powder not a cream, and the bronzer is a smidge deeper. The transparent Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder remains the same though.
I’m actually disappointed in the Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi. I own the first Bye Bye Pores Blush in the shade Naturally Pretty that launched with the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakthroughs Set on QVC in March. It was soft, finely milled, and very pigmented. The blush in this palette is much, much sheerer and barely showed up on my skin sadly and I felt the formula was a little denser but still silky but just not a good presentation of the original in my opinion. If you have lighter skin this might be a good pick but medium, tanned, or darker will be a bit disappointed.
I like the fact It took the initiative to veer away from including a cream highlighter in this palette. Housing creams and powders in the same compact makes for a mess in my opinion. This time around you’ll get a soft, velvety light beige highlighter. This one clings to drier areas so be sure to prep well prior to application if you have drier skin. It produces a very pretty luminosity on cheeks without being overly sparkly or glittery.
I actually love Sunshine In a Compact as it is one of the easier to use bronzers out there. This has a soft, silky consistency and applies very easily on my face. You can complete your look by using the soft, silky transparent Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder which acts to set foundation and concealer. I actually like using it under my eyes to brighten the area up but be careful as for a transparent it is pretty pigmented so a little goes a long way.
The It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette is a complete look in a palette as it contains all the essentials to add warmth, color, and highlight to your face plus a setting powder to keep it all wearing long and strong. I do so wish they blush was more pigmented though as I believe this was where things failed a little. This might be a good pick if you enjoy lighter, sheerer blush shades but personally, I desire way more color than this produces. Bye Bye Pores Blush is a fantastic formula but it is poorly represented in this palette in my opinion. If it wasn’t for the blush, I’d be hailing this one as a must have.
The It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.