Vitality Cheek Flush
Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain is a fragrance-free long-wearing pressed-powder blush that stands out as one of IT Cosmetics' star products. A light dusting of this finely milled, highly pigmented powder is enough to achieve vibrant, healthy color. The shades are mostly rose tones, but a bright coral option is also available. All are workable for light to deep skin tones.
As for the anti-aging claims, they don't hold water. While this is an excellent blush, the "hydra-luxe technology" they go on and on about on the label isn't what makes it worth checking out. Powders don't hydrate, they absorb water, and although the formula includes antioxidants and other skin-beneficial ingredients, the packaging won't keep them stable.
- Silky, finely milled pressed powder.
- Highly pigmented; a little goes a long way.
- Workable shades for light to deep skin tones.
- Anti-aging claims don't hold water.
Strengths: Excellent color products, standout foundation and concealer options, impressive highlighters.
Weaknesses: Can be on the pricey side; has a few makeup products with exaggerated anti-aging claims.
IT Cosmetics (the IT stands for Innovative Technology) is the creation of Jamie Kern Lima, a former Miss USA pageant contestant and TV news anchor. Lima founded IT Cosmetics in 2008, selling her products in boutique stores and on QVC, then expanding into Canada in 2009. Since then, the line has gotten a lot of exposure with featured reports and stories on network television, including prominent mentions on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars.
The labels on most IT Cosmetics products reveal a variety of age-defying claims centered around ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and collagen. Those are indeed great additions to any cosmetic product, but unfortunately, the combination of compact or jar packaging among the formulas that include those helpful ingredients isnt a good thing.
Air exposure compromises ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, rendering them useless. While that doesnt affect the quality of the makeup, it is worth noting if you were hoping for an anti-aging edge from IT Cosmetics antioxidant-boosted blush or powders.
Of course, IT Cosmetics does have products that are absolutely worth checking out. The line boasts an excellent range of color products, highlighters, foundations and many more worth consideration. As with any line that has a mix of standouts and caveats, shopping using our reviews to guide you is a great way to ensure youll at least get your moneys worth, and your skin will be the better for it.
For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.
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