I’ve been wanting to write a list of my favorite IT Cosmetics makeup and skin care picks for a weeks, which has given me plenty of time for testing these products before sharing my experience with you. I’m so happy with so many IT products that it was difficult to choose three that stood out. I will write more about the best IT Cosmetics products soon, and I’ll do a list of those that failed for one reason or another.
IT Cosmetics is a prestige brand that offers anti-aging and skin loving products that also make your face look beautiful. The line is pricey compared to most drugstore cosmetics, however, the cost reflects the research and quality that goes into what you buy. Lower on this page, you’ll see my tips for saving money on IT Cosmetics using QVC, Ulta and the Ebates app or browser plug in.
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Should You Use IT Cosmetics?
I have normal skin with a somewhat oily t-zone with light to moderate wrinkles and dark spots from sun damage. I’ve tested these products in the winter cold and when working in extreme hit in a garden center and they performed amazingly well. IT Cosmetics products are designed for age proofing your skin and for brightening, moisturizing and conditioning aging skin. This is not generally a line for teenagers unless they have dry skin, although IT Cosmetics recently launched the Bye Bye Breakout line of products.
My Top Three IT Cosmetics Picks
Choosing just three items out of this line was tough, so I decided to choose the three products that I doubt I could find adequate replacements for in any line.
Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
This was the first product I tried from IT Cosmetics and it has never disappointed. This CC Cream offers light moisturizing and skin conditioning. You will want to wear a moisturizer under it in normal to dry areas. The SPF 50 is excellent for screening out the sun’s damaging rays and the cream offers a decent amount of color correction to even out skin tone. One gripe I have is that IT Cosmetics markets Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream as a full coverage foundation. Full coverage to me means Urban Decay’s All Nighter foundation. This CC Cream doesn’t come close, but I do wear it when I want light to medium coverage, or I wear it under foundation and powder my t-zone.
Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream goes one quickly with a beauty sponge, brush, or fingers and costs around $35 – $40, but read on to find out how to get a better price.
Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
I have a few reddish splotches on my face, and this cream is my holy grail. The stuff costs a bit over $30 but is so pigmented that one small jar lasts for months when used for spot treatments. As makeup artist Nola Kahn explained to me, Bye Bye Redness can be used as a regular cover up with superior results so it’s not just for redness. I took her advice and use it for age spots and a couple of freckles and use it lightly on my eyelids and on any red areas on my face. I use about half as much foundation as I usually would by using the Bye Bye Redness Cream because of the excellent coverage and tone correction it offers, and my skin looks flawless without looking like I caked on a ton of foundation. If you have rosacea, this is must-have. This product is available in three beige tones, none of them deep so I am not sure how it would work on deeper skin tones.
Bye Bye Redness sells for $32 a jar, but check out my tips for saving money on IT Cosmetics below.
Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
I’m seriously doubt I’ll use another concealer for quite awhile. Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer is extremely pigmented so you only need a
very small amount to get awesome coverage of dark circles without the concealer creeping into any lines. Apply too heavily and it will accentuate those lines. Bye Bye Under Eye is not drying, but I use a good moisturizer under it – either IT’s Confidence in an Eye Cream or Philosophy’s Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye (pssst, you can get great deals on Philosophy by using Ebates). Let your moisturizer sink in for a few minutes, apply the concealer and be amazed. I use my finger to pat the concealer on, but I’ve seen great results with IT’s concealer brush. Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer comes in six shades, from light to warm deep.
Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer retails for $24, but take a look lower on the page to find out how to spend less.
How to Save Money on IT
As I said earlier, IT Cosmetics is a prestige brand so the products cost more than drug store makeup and skin care lines. You will not get the same results with most drug store products, so IT Cosmetics products are generally worth every penny because of the higher quality and real results you’ll see. You don’t have to pay full price, though.
To save money on IT Cosmetics, I use these strategies:
- Check QVC for deals first. You can often get the IT product you’re looking for along with a quality IT brush for the same price as you would pay just for the product elsewhere. IT Cosmetics brushes usually run from $25-$40, so this is a great value and you will use the brush.
- Remember to use the Ebates plug in (that’s a link to my review, where you will get a $10 off first order code) on your browser or the app on your iOS or Android phone to get in on some great savings. For example, as I write this, Ebates is offering 12% cash back on purchases made on the IT Cosmetics website and that’s in addition to any promotions offered on the site. IT Cosmetics does not test on animals and their brushes are cruelty-free as well. QVC offers rebates via Ebates as well.
- Join Ulta’s Ultamate Rewards program to rack up coupons and promotions, plus get more money back by order through Ebates.
So, there you have it: my top three recommended IT Cosmetics products. Remember to sign up to get an email when I add more reviews soon.