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AAAH I’m so excited!
Spring has FINALLY sprung here in South Jersey, it’s in full bloom. And that means one thing: SUMMER IS RIGHT BEHIND IT!
I’m a total summer girl, and I love all the bright accessories that usually come along with it. I whip out my highlighter-yellow purse. My neon nail polish. And while I favor light makeup in summer, when I do a full face I favor my brights!
I recently had the opportunity to try out eye shadows from ittsē cosmetics, and I decided to do a little tutorial on how I used all three shades in a bright, fun summer look!
First – a little about the ittsē shadows! They come in three finishes – pearl, sparkle and matte. They’re supposed to be long-lasting and highly pigmented, with powerful color payoff. You can pop them into the brand’s customizable compacts, seen in the photos below
I swatched the shadows on their own and over primer:
Left to right is:
- Weekend Getaway (matte – without primer on the left, with on right)
- Painted Ladies (pearl – without primer on left, with on right)
- Golden Gate (sparkle – without primer on left, with on right)
These shadows definitely perform better over eye shadow primer, which brings out their vibrancy!
So how did I wear these three in one look? Check it out:
- I used Painted Ladies on the outer half of the lid.
- I used Golden Gate on the inner half of the lid blended into Painted Ladies
- I added Weekend Getaway into the crease and blended down – I noticed a lot of fallout with this shadow as I applied it (you can see it in #3 and #4), but I do my eye makeup prior to the rest of my makeup application, so it was easy to clean up
- I took Weekend Getaway along my lower lash line about a third of the way across
- I added shades from the Kat Von D Alchemist Palette in the inner corner of my eye, along the lower lashline and blended into Weekend Getaway there, and to my brow to highlight
- Used Jesse’s Girl Black Liquid Eyeliner to draw a nice winged liner look
- Topped the eye look off with Maybelline Big Shot Waterproof mascara.
Other products I used:
- Hard Candy Lip Primer Duo
- Gleam by Melanie Mills Pop My Cork Lip Gloss
- IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream (with illumination) in Fair
- Ben Nye Powder in Buff
- Urban Decay Gwen Stefani cheek palette
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit (Spectra)
- Smashbox 24-hour Photo Finish eye shadow Primer
- Serenity + Scott Brow Gel in Golden Blonde
This eye look, which I wore to The Makeup Show Press Preview and Beauty Brunch on May 6, lasted me for more than 12 hours and still looked good.
ittsē cosmetics eye shadows were very pigmented, blended well and gave great payoff and longevity! I would recommend them – especially over a primer – to anyone!
Eye shadows retail for $9 on the site, and the Anemone Makeup Palette retails for $24. The palette itself is nice. It’s is sturdy, and looks “higher end.” The only thing I don’t like about it is the flap of plastic that lies above the magnetic palette portion. It’s attached at the top to the palette itself vs. just lose over top. I get it, and I like having the protection, but I have to hold it open to get to the shadow, but close to use the mirror, so I have to remember to lift it up before going back into an eye shadow.
Have you tried ittsē cosmetics at all? There are several things I’m looking forward to trying, from highlighters to more shadows!
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