Review & Swatchfest: IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke
IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Hydrating Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke might be the first anti-aging eyeshadow I've encountered. With ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, green tea, acai and Vitamins A, C & E, these eyeshadows are supposed to hydrate, soften the appearance of aging, and even prevent future signs of aging. While I can't really attest to the anti-aging claims, I can definitely discuss the quality of wear. 

Pretty in Smoke contains three shades - a light satin pink, a medium satin taupe, and a light satin grey with soft white shimmer. While I didn't notice reduced signs of aging, what 23 year old would? If these really do improve the appearance of age imperfections, I think it's because it contains satin shades. Shimmery shadows may lighten and brighten, but they also highlight features you want to stand out. Sweeping an outright shimmery shadow on heavily creased or wrinkled eyelids might not be your best bet. Satin shadows, on the other hand, brighten just the same but present more of a soft focus effect. 

Each shade stayed put for 8 hours without creasing and with only minimal fading (when worn without a primer) and wore the full 8 hours and then some with a primer. This particular trio doesn't have the makings for a dramatic smoky eye, but each shade complements each other perfectly to create a great everyday eye. Another thing I love about trios in general is that they make for quick, straightforward looks, which is why I chose to use this one in my 10 minute tutorial embedded below. 

The packaging is very luxe feeling as well. I'm a love black rubberized finishes but hate how dirty they get. This has managed to stay relatively pristine considering I've travelled with it twice! It also includes a nice mirror and a compartment for housing sponge tip applicators. Although sponge-tip applicators are always the first to go when I get a product, I find the mirror to be useful.

The IT Cosmetics Eyeshadow trio in Pretty in Smoke is a great set of shadows for those with aging eyes or those looking for a small go-to palette on days where you are short on time. If you are looking for something more dramatic or even colorful, the IT Cosmetics website has 4 other trios and QVC has a matte set of shadows - both for $24. 

Have you tried IT Cosmetics Luxe Performance Hydrating Eyeshadow Trios?


IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke

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