Following on from the hotly anticipated launch of it cosmetics in the UK earlier this year, QVC have now added even more products to the line up so that we can get our hands on them over here. If like me you follow US beauty youtubers and blogs, you'll probably have seen these products before - I'd certainly noticed some hype around them so was really excited to hear that they've joined the QVC range and couldn't wait to try them out for myself. Spoiler alert... they didn't disappoint!
When I received this palette I didn't connect that I'd seen or heard of it before until I opened the lid and saw this beautiful trio of face shades, which I then instantly recognised from blog posts and tutorials. There's something about the size and layout of these pans and the combination of shades that makes this palette so desirable - the outside packaging doesn't do it justice!
The three shades in the palette are sunshine in a compact matte bronzer, vitality flush blush stain and hello light powder luminizer. I'm really impressed with all three shades and have been using the whole palette for my daily face over the last few weeks - it's nice to reach for just the one palette to get three jobs done, and the huge mirror in the lid comes in handy too. The bronzer is a great, universal and non-orange shade that blends beautifully, and because it's matte you can use it for bronze or contour. I'm in love with the blush shade and it's over-taken my most recent favourite which was the it cosmetics blush stain in pretty in peony - I feel like that was my spring shade and now this one is the summer upgrade! It's a more peachy coral and have a subtle gold shimmer to it which looks really gorgeous and glowy on the skin. Lastly the highlighter in this palette is a pale champagne that can be built up to a serious beam of light, or with a light hand can also give just a touch of glow to the face. This is actually the same highlighter shade as the it cosmetics hello light creme illuminator which I mentioned in this post, but in a smooth powder form (no chunks!), which I find easier to work with as I can apply it on top of a mattifying face powder to keep my shine where I want it.
These shades work so well together if you're feeling a full highlight and contour - some days I'll skip the highlight or just add a tiny touch of the luminizer to keep things every day appropriate. Initially I thought this wouldn't be a great palette for travel due to the size, but I took it with me on a weekend away last week and actually, although it's quite wide, it's really slim, so doesn't take up that much space, and it's really handy to have for the big mirror too.
When you buy the face disc from QVC it also comes with the heavenly luxe jumbo powder brush, all for £36, but I've been using it with the Heavenly luxe French boutique blush brush because it's my favourite and the shape gives a foolproof application.
Now this product may not look like much here in its little jar, but do not underestimate the power of this amazing corrective cream. If you suffer with redness that won't stay covered up, you really need to try this - it's a game changer! I always have a lot of redness in my cheeks, but not in a cute natural flush kind of way - I'd much rather have it completely covered so that I can have an even and flawless base and then add blush exactly where I want it.
This correcting cream is completely different from any concealers that I've used - it's lightweight and you don't need to use a lot, but it really quickly and easily gives my skin an even colour. It doesn't feel at all heavy on the skin and it doesn't look obvious as some heavy duty concealers might. It's also so much better than any colour correcting palette I've used - this really does totally cancel out the red to the point where you just can't see it at all - winner!
The cream has a light, whipped texture, and goes on really smoothly to the skin with a cooling feeling. The formula also contains anti-ageing ingredients including oatmeal, chamomile and aloe.
I've been dabbing this on with my finger after primer and then buffing in with a sponge before applying my usual foundation on top. As well as on my cheeks I'll also dab this on any other areas of redness such as around my nose or on any blemishes. The finished result is just so even - I'm addicted to this stuff and will definitely be stocking up on a back up as nothing else I've tried compares to this.
Bye bye redness comes in just one universal corrective shade, and at QVC you'll also get a buffing brush and a handy little stand included for £29.50.
Have you tried anything from it cosmetics yet?