IT Cosmetics Holiday 2016 Collection


Don’t know about you, but I can never have enough makeup brushes. 

I have a few favorite brushes that I NEED to wash right after using- other than those few, I just rotate between a bunch, until it’s time to clean them all. I can already tell that a few of these brushes from IT Cosmetics, will also quickly become my favorite.

This Holiday season Ulta will be selling two exclusive Makeup Brush Sets: All That Glitters Set* ($58.00), including  Brilliant Powder Brush,  Radiant Foundation Brush, Stunning Eyeshadow Brush,  Luminous Concealer Brush, Dazzling Liner/Brow Brush and Exclusive Shimmering Case, and City Chic Brush Set* ($68.00) that comes with a Chic Powder Brush, Chic Blush Brush, Chic Foundation Brush: Flat, Chic Eyeshadow Brush, Chic Crease Brush and an Exclusive Rose Gold Bag. You get 5 brushes in each set, so I’m not sure why the $10.00 difference.


All of the brushes- in both sets- are incredibly soft, definitely some of the softest brushes I’ve used. I was a little disappointed that the Chic Powder Brush* wasn’t as big and fluffy as it appears on pictures online, I also noticed that a few bristles were a bit uneven/sticking out. I love the rose gold handles on the City Chic set- they’re very light to handle, too. All That Glitters* is a very festive set, I’m happy to report that the glitter handles are sealed, meaning, the glitter doesn’t transfer or fall off. The Radiant Foundation brush is one of my favorite brushes from IT Cosmetics, I love using it with their CC+ cream, but it works nicely as a cheek product brush, too.


The Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette* ($42.00) is part of the permanent collection and has four products:  Perfect Lighting luminizer highlights and enhances your features, best-selling Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder to make your pores disappear, Bye Bye Pores Blush in signature Je Ne Sais Quoi shade brightens your complexion, Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer adds your perfect summer glow.


One thing that I really love about this palette is the size of the pans; they’re huge, especially when compared to my other face palettes. I already use and love the Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer– it was my summer staple!- and I’m really loving the other three face products from this palette. The blush might be a little too pink for my liking, but it looks pretty and natural when applied sparingly. I was really happy when I got my hands on this palette especially after seeing how much Emily loves it.


Two other product included in this collection are these cute holiday ornaments: Confidence in a Cream* ($16.00) and Superhero mascara* ($12.00). These definitely make for perfect stocking stuffers. I’m a big fan of both these products- I’ve talked about the Superhero mascara a few times already (you can find my full review here) I also have a few minis of the Confidence in a Cream in my makeup bag. This cream is very thick and works amazing under makeup. I don’t love using it unless my skin feels dry- it’s the type of product that works well at soothing dry, irritated skin and it helps to get rid of those post-breakout flakes. You guys know that even though I’m naturally very (I’d go as far as to say extremely) oily, my skin feels very dry most of the time because of all the retinoid products I use for my acne.  Confidence in a Cream is one of the few creams that actually helps me get rid of that dry and flaky skin that Tazorac and Retin-A Micro leave behind.


The brushes are definitely my favorite part of this collection!

*PR SAMPLES/Gifted Products


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    Christine C.
    October 30, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it Cosmetics! Their brushes are some of my favorite and their makeup and skincare is top of the line! It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite brands!

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    October 30, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    ooo that sparkly brush set woow so pretty

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    The Gossip Darling
    October 31, 2016 at 12:09 am

    OMG soooooo pretty!!!! I want!!!

    Mel |

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    October 31, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I completely agree, you really can’t have enough makeup brushes and both of these sets are just stunning. They would definitely make some great presents for any beauty addict. I wonder if QVC will stock them here in the UK, as I think that’s the only place you can get itCosmetics x

    Beauty with charm

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    Emma Bought What
    October 31, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I’ve never tried anything from IT Cosmetics but it sounds really good! I love the look of those sparkly brushes! x

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    Sierra Berry
    October 31, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I’ve yet to try their brushes but they seem great! By the way I love your blog layout girly ?

    Sierra Berry @itsberrystylish //

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    October 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    These little treats are so delightful, I love when things are packaged to go on the Christmas tree! Haven’t tried too much from IT as it’s not the easiest to get here in the UK but that I’m rather drawn to highlighters in all their forms and the palette looks lovely in your photos – I like the large pan size too! Thanks for sharing gorgeous


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    Abigail Alice
    October 31, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Stunning brushes!

    Abigail Alice x

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    Kiss & Make-up
    November 1, 2016 at 4:32 am

    The brushes look so nice! And soft!

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    November 1, 2016 at 5:59 am

    So much sparkle! :)

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    November 1, 2016 at 7:14 am

    The brushes are stunning, they look so sparkly and girly! Have a lovely day ;)

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    Sophie Sierra
    November 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

    So much sparkle and so much stunning! I’m loving this Holiday 2016 collection Paula, so jazzy and festive :) I love that two holiday ornaments were included too; Confidence in a cream sounds amazing! Superhero mascara sounds divine too. The packaging is gorgeous! And I still can’t take my eyes off those glitzy brushes. Out of this world! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      Paula @
      November 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      They’re so cute aren’t they? So perfect for the holiday season, and they’re actually amazing quality too. Super soft! :) x

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    November 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    There’s nothing better than clean makeup brushes, these look so new i am jealous x

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    August 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I have got to get those brushes! They are so pretty! I love IT Cosmetics CC Cream and Confidence in a cream from b-glowing as well!

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