Sample Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream by iT Cosmetics|Beautylish


Velvety Pouch

I want to give a shout out to a wonderful friend¬†I¬†met on facebook, Jenny who shared this amazing link,¬†Beautylish. All I got to do is enter their promotion for free sample and that’s it. I don’t have to follow or comment 30 pages like giveaway do.Here is the¬†thing, I know I’m not a¬†person who will win any giveaway or to enter giveaways are too much work … I don’t jump the gun, I tried and been there ¬†but with no luck. If cosmetic brands want to send me BEAUTY samples, don’t mind I do –¬†¬†it’s right up my alley, lol!

Anyways, two weeks later I received a small parcel in the mail box. Tell you the truth, I sort of forgotten about it and was taken by surprise. I have short memory span which grew with age.


This¬†product I received for free¬†from Beautylish. As a matter of fact, I remembered receiving¬†IT CC+ cream in Medium shade sample in my previous Ipsy bag. It’s a travel size sample¬†that comes¬†with a cute black velvet pouch. To read more on the review I did in my previous post, you can click the link here.


The color Medium, it’s a perfect match for me. Hurray!¬†I totally love this CC+ cream by IT Cosmetics and¬†if medium is not your color,¬†there¬†are¬†several color options.


It applies flawlessly. I usually just use my fingers which saves me time since I don’t have to wash my foundation brush as often. It goes on evenly and I love how smooth my skin feels.

It has an amazing consistency and it blends very well. Love love the coverage with end result skin looking flawless.


It contains SPF50+ which is a big deal for day wear.¬†I would say, it’s the most efficient in the market.¬†Speaking of which, this covers better than any tinted moisturizer I’ve used and as well as many liquid foundations.


I just need to put this out to all of you, this CC cream has a¬†high tag on it but I’d be totally open to buying it since it really works amazing on me. I get so many compliments on my skin.


Overall, I don’t only like ¬†but love the finish on this. Very natural–not matte or dewy at all–and gives my skin a bit of a glow.¬†This product is amazing to me!

If you haven’t tried this product before from IT Cosmetics, then head over to¬†¬†or IT Cosmetics website to check them out. Try the tester and do color swatch n-store. You don’t have to take my word for it, try it yourself and let me know what you think.

I’m not affiliated with Beautylish or any affiliated companies whatsoever. It’s my appreciation to thank both my good friend, Jenny and Beautylish for this sample gift.

Which products have you acquired from IT Cosmetics and totally fall head over toes for it? I love to hear your comments in the comment section below.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next one, STAY GORGEOUS!

Sharon xoxo




Maybelline The Brights Palette



the brights eyeshadow plaette

For those of you who aren’t subscribed to my blog yet¬†I posted a post review¬†previously¬†of the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette. That¬†particular palette is¬†available in all drugstore stores.¬†The original Nudes palette from Maybelline got very mixed reviews on YouTube, some people loved it, some people hated it. I personally thought it was fine,¬†quite¬†amazing frankly for been the first drugstore coming out with a palette format eyeshadow.

I also own the Brights¬†palette which I’m going to talk about with you today. I’ve been lusting after the Brights¬†since I saw it a long while ago. But instead, I grabbed the Blushed Nudes the second I saw it was available at the drugstore. Anyways, it’s better late than never right!

Adrenaline is running high and I’m so thrilled¬†to share with you guys,


But in this post, we’re going to dig deeper into Maybelline Brights Eyeshadow Palette. The regular price is around $12.00 -15.00 and I got mine for about half the price. Yup, $7.99 from the original price tag of $15.00 at Winners. Incredible price don’t you think?¬†I don’t have to hesitate with this¬†purchase. The colors really appeal to me that make me bought it¬†in a heartbeat.

The Brights by Maybelline New York

Top row from Left to Right: Shade 1 is a shimmery white. Shade 2 is a shimmery light pink, Shade 3 is shimmery taupe. Shade 4 is a shimmery lime green. Shade 5 is a shimmery gold and Shade 6 is a satin dark pink.

Bottom row from Left to Right: Shade 7 is a matte deep purple. Shade 8 is a matte black. Shade 9 is a satin medium cobalt blue. Shade 10 is a shimmery peach. Shade 11 a satin finish dark brown and lastly Shade 12 is a shimmery light blue. This is my most favorite quad 5, 6, 11 and 12!


The packaging is a beautiful black¬†plastic casing with a clear window on the top that lets you see the shades inside. Exactly the same layout and design as the other palettes in Maybelline’s range.

Inside are 12 stunning shades that are overall more pigmented and blendable than the ones in the original palette. The plastic packaging is a bit flimsy and looks somewhat cheap but this is a drugstore palette and we’re not paying for packaging. We’re paying for pretty eyeshadows. But having said that, it’s a travel-friendly¬†palette.


The instructions on the back of the palette give some guidance on how to make the most of the palette, which is really useful for eye makeup beginners. There are quads, trios and duos eye makeup guide that I find them fascinating but I find that the original Nudes has better color combination.

Color Swatches – Top Row

Though this palette is called ‚ÄúThe Brights‚ÄĚ the shades are actually quite muted. This is a very good option for people who would like to incorporate colors in their eye makeup, but do not want to go too bright.¬†The finish varies across the colors. It’s a mix of matte, satin and shimmer finishes.

Color Swatches – Bottom Row

I’m showing you that with one swatch from the pan, you can see the lack of pigmentations immediately on my fingers. Bear in mind that I do not use primer or eye base when doing color swatches. Basically what you see is what you get.

color swatches the brights

Most of the shades are soft and have a creamy feel to them. But the two matte shades ‚Äď Purple and Black (shades¬†7¬†and 8) are very dry and chalky. ¬†I feel that they’re very patchy and difficult to work with.

Overall, I noticed that a few of the shades¬†are less pigmented and the Purple and Black for been¬†dry and patchy. There are a few misses but overall it’s a decent palette and I like it more than I thought I would. It has some pretty muted shades that you can wear for everyday use. I still think¬†it’s worth a¬†try.

Don’t forget to tune in,¬†on¬†my next post where I’ll share several different¬†color eye makeup looks with this “The Bright” Eyeshadow Palette.

If you have this palette, or want to buy it, let me know your thoughts! Also, I’d love to hear what you think of Maybelline‘s palettes in general in the comment section.

Thanks so much for reading.

Sharon xoxo