Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.
Although IT Cosmetics is a relatively new brand for me, I am amazed at how their specially formulated cosmetics, made in conjunction with plastic surgeons, do seem to help making your face appear younger and more beautiful. An excellent example is the very workable selection of twelve beautiful eye shadows sent along for this review with their Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette.
Evidence of how hydrating this formula really is with its hydrolyzed collagen, green tea, acai, and vitamins A, C, and E, is instantly apparent even before application. Some eye shadows in powder form do not always stick well to the brush and can land up in your eye. However, this talc and paraben free powder adheres very nicely to the brush as well as your lids without excess powder flying in the process, which is appreciated even more by someone like myself with sensitive, allergy-prone eyes. I really do credit those ingredients for making that difference.
What is in this palette are gorgeous neutral colors that you can wear every day with a matte or soft shimmer finish along with two bolder shades of plum and blue. In fact, the choices of shades play up and blend well for endless possibilities in whatever look you might be in the mood for.
The consistency of this anti-aging powder is ultra-fine and glides on like silk without it settling into the creases of your eyes for hours. I never felt the need for primer since it lasted from my morning until dinner remarkably well for me.
In the below photo I swatched the shades for you. Starting close to my wrist with the lightest colors and working down my arm to the darkest ones are the following in order:
Heavenly--a soft pearl white
Cashmere--a matte peachy cream
Satin Sunshine--a soft luster pale yellow
Je Ne Said Quoi--a gleaming nude pink-peach
Earth Angel--a matte beige-brown
Ipanema--a gold-bronze and beige pearl
Romance--a soft luster taupe
Venus Love--a copper pearl
Azure--a matte midnight blue
Plum Passion--a matte violet-purple
Espresso--a warm matte dark brown
Jet Black--a matte black
These shadows are so luxurious and well pigmented. I loved blending them and changing color combinations without hunting through separate compacts to capture the effect I was after. You can do it all with just this one palette!
This palette comes in a padded leather-like case that has a magnetic closure. The size is perfect for slipping into your handbag without taking up much space. You also get a two-sided brush that you can do a lot with.
The IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette retails for $38. Buy it at IT Cosmetics, Beauty 360 stores or Beauty.com or QVC. You can also find it in Canada at The Shopping Channel.
My recommendation is pick one up! Your eyes will beautifully thank you for it.
*Disclaimer: This is my own honest opinion. A free product was provided to facilitate this review.*