March 21, 2017

Soft Spring Makeup with It Cosmetics: Review, Look + LINKUP

It Cosmetics Spring Makeup Look

I first tried It Cosmetics about two years ago and have been hooked since (especially on their Brow Power- wow! You can read more about it below). Today I'm sharing a soft, smokey eye, perfect skin  look that is perfect for spring using some of my go-to products from It Cosmetics. The best part? This entire look took under 20 minutes!

Keep reading to follow the how-to and get the insight on some of my fave It Cosmetics' must-haves PLUS join in this week's Good HUES-Day link party>>

To start, I first applied the Your Skin But Better CC Cream to my moisturized face, blending in with a damp blender sponge. This CC cream is lightweight but has excellent coverage and also helps to color-correct, which I need around my nose area since it was red from being out in the sun without any sun protection (oops!). I should have been wearing this CC cream that day since it has SPF 50, another bonus! The finish is slightly dewy, which I like to give my skin a healthy and natural looking glow. There's also an illuminating version if you really want to pump up the glow!

After adding a touch of concealer to my under eye area, chin and around my nose (always my problem areas!) I gave my face an all over dusting with the Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, which also contains SPF 50. This powder is highly buildable-- you can brush on lightly for sheer coverage (like I did here) or even apply with a damp blender for more coverage depending on your skin and coverage needs. I use the powder to help set my makeup (dusting a little extra under my eyes to help keep my concealer stay put. I like that it gives my skin a finished look, without looking powdery.

I always do my brows before my eye makeup so I took the Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil (currently 50% off!) and with soft, upwards strokes, applied it to my brows. My brows are already fairly full but I like to go in and make them a tad darker and give them a more defined shape. The shade is a soft brunette, taupe shade that would work for most brow shades and has become my brow go-to for the last couple of years. I like that it looks incredibly natural, and acts not only as a fill-in but as a gel (without the funky tackiness of a gel). I then use the opposite ends to comb the hairs upwards to give me more of a boy brow. 

Next, I used the Naturally Pretty Vol 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette to create a super soft smoky eye. A smoky eye doesn't need to be dark or harsh, for spring I like to keep it lighter and use muted greys. I first applied the shade Soft Light to my lids, blending up into the crease towards my brow bone. My eyes are slightly hooded so I try to bring the color up a bit higher, bringing it towards the inside corners of my eyes. Next, I applied Mocha to the crease and also lined the bottom lash line, blending and smoking it out. I then applied Soulful, a pretty soft pink to the lids. This palette contains 14 matte shades, but what's really unique is that it includes a 'Transforming Pearl' shade that you can apply over any of the shades to give it a pearlescent finish. I softly applied the Transforming Pearl to the center of my lids to give the eyes some dimension. To finish, I added a swipe of Sheer Joy to my brow bone and inside corners of eyes.I then lined the top lash line with a grey pencil liner and added a couple coats of black mascara.

After adding a soft contour (nothing heavy!) and a swipe of blush, I applied the Hello Light Luminizing Crème Stick to my cheekbones, just above the apples and blending up toward the outer corner of my eyes. This is one of my favorite cream-based highlighters- it's so illuminating and is easy to blend in. You can wear over or under foundation... or both! 

To finish off the entire look, I applied the CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Color Correcting Crème Gloss in Live, a pretty bright pink that complements the grey smokey eyes. I know the trends have gone towards super matte lips lately, but I love a good gloss, especially one like this that is super hydrating and adds a fun punch of color without being too much.

What do you think? Would you wear this soft spring smokey eyed look? Let me know in the comments below! Head to your local Ulta Beauty to get your hands on all these products, or click the links below to shop.


Good HUES-Day Linkup

Linking up with: Tutu TuesdayStyle Sessions, On Trend Tuesday, Trend Spin, Turning HeadsConfident TwosdayTuesday Fashion PartyLayers & LipstickThe Weekly Style Edit, Midweek InspoI Feel Pretty, Trendy WednesdayOh Hey GirlWhat I WoreStyle Perspectives,  Mummy Chronicles, #WIWT,  Spotlight Weekly Friday's Fab FavoritesFlashback Fashion FridayFriday FavoritesWeekend WearFun Fashion FridayCasual FridayPassion For Fashion, Friday FavoritesFabulous Friday, Friday Favorites, Five On FridayStart the Week StylishLet It Shine#HowISpring, Watch What I'm WearingHello MondayMix It Monday, Weekending

*I received these products in various event gift bags, this is not a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been provided. All opinions are my own- I just love these products! This post contains affiliate links in which I make a commission off purchases. Thank you for supporting brands that support A Good Hue.


  1. You've got those makeup skills girl! Really loving that Luminizing Crème Stick!

  2. I have been obsessed with It Cosmetics recently. One of my fav. products by them is their bye bye undereye cream!

  3. I love this smokey eye Amanda!!
    I haven't tried the IT cosmetics, yet!!

  4. I love the IT Cosmetics CC cream! I really need to pick up a few more products from them.

  5. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to check these out!

  6. I love it cosmetics! That lip gloss is such a pretty color!

  7. A perfect look, well done Hun. Jacqui

  8. A lot of people seem to like It cosmetics! I need to try it!

  9. I have been seeing IT Cosmetics everywhere. It seems like a great line of products!

  10. I love their CC Cream! I need to try more of their products!

    The Blush Blonde

  11. The packaging on their products is so pretty! Love the makeup look!

  12. That bright pink lip color looks amazing! I'm loving this makeup. I think I need to try IT Cosmetics.

  13. I've heard great things about It! I need to try it out.

  14. You have all of my favorite it cosmetics products on here! That brow pencil is amazing!

    Greta |

  15. They have some gret products. I have the eyebrow pencil. I need to try more of their stuff.

  16. Your final look is amazing! I love the eyeshadow

  17. Your makeup looks amazing! I haven't tried It Cosmetics yet...I'll have to check it out.

    Emma xxx

  18. It's a lovely makeup look for spring! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday :)

  19. Such a great look! I always hear great things about IT Cosmetics!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink


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