I was excited when I received a package from IT Cosmetics that contained their fairly new IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette amongst some other goodies I will share in a future post. The palette features 12 gorgeous eyeshadows that allow you to easily create simple day-time makeup looks as well as evening. The eyeshadows in the IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette can be used wet or dry as an eyeliner or to create a more dramatic look. The palette also comes with a dual eyeshadow brush; one end for shadow application on the lid and crease, and the other to apply the eyeshadow along the lash lines.
Working hand in hand with leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics introduces “Anti-Aging” Luxe Eyeshadow Palette with Brush. This naturally pretty collection of 12 Waterproof and highly pigmented eye shadows are comprised of twelve separate hand-selected trio of desert island must have shades designed to bring out your eye color and sparkle! Hydrating and skin loving ingredients give you high performance color that lasts all day, plus anti-aging benefits for younger looking, naturally pretty eyes! Each ultra luxe shadow is infused with an ultra-hydrating age reverse and preventative complex including hydrolyzed collagen, green tea, acai and Vitamins A, C & E. Talc, paraben, sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalate free. Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic.
I honestly, love this palette. I’ve used IT Cosmetics’ eyeshadows before (see an example here), so I was sure these weren’t going to disappoint in terms of texture, quality, and pigment. I was right. The eyeshadows are smooth, and apply easily. I hate when I have to work too hard to achieve a certain look and color payoff.
Although I prefer matte or satin finish eyeshadows, I like that the IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette has both matte and shimmer shades. The shades in this palette are on the neutral side, but, it does offer some color eyeshadow options (‘Azure’ & ‘Plum Passion’) if you are like me, and prefer a little bit more drama. The shimmer shades with a little of the ‘Jet Black’ are perfect for creating sexy evening looks. ‘Espresso’ is a good shade for brow shading, and for blending colors into the crease. ‘Heavenly’ and ‘Cashmere’ are similar in tone, especially on my dark skin, and appear a little ashy. See looks I’ve created here and on instagram: MakeupbyKimPorter.
The IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette packaging is cute. It’s a faux, padded leather case with the It Cosmetics logo stamped on the front, that opens like a book. The palette itself is lightweight, and I wouldn’t mind toting it around in my purse. My only issue is I wish it had a magnetic closure to keep it shut.
The IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette comes with a dual end brush. I found the brush to be just ‘okay’. If you’ve used IT Cosmetics other brushes, the one included does not compare, especially when it comes to softness. I found the bristles to be a little rough and stiff. I had better application using the No-tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow brush; however the flat liner end of the brush included with the palette applied the eyeshadow both wet and dry, nicely to my upper and lower lash lines.
I would recommend this palette. You can create a number of looks that are perfect for day and evening. The cost of this palette is $38, which is a little over $3… a steal in my opinion. I swatched the eyeshadows without a primer or base, and as you can see in the photos, the eyeshadows in the IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette don’t lack in pigmentation. I can’t attest to the anti-aging abilities because I’d need a few years too see whether or not the eyeshadows help in that aspect.
Where to purchase: ITCosmetics.com or QVC
Disclosure: Products mentioned in this post were provided to me by the company or its PR for review purposes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.