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Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Crème Stick
Rating
$24
Category:Makeup > Face & Body Illuminating/Shimmer > Face Shimmer
Last Updated:03.13.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Crème Stick enlivens skin with a pearlescent glow. The creamy, twist-up stick blends on super smooth while imparting a light-reflective quality that illuminates skin. More to love: The shimmering finish sparkles without the use of overt glitter and wears well under or over foundation. Now this is the kind of face shine we can get behind!

True to name, the fragrance-free formula includes a bevy of anti-agers such as antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients, but this won’t replace your need for getting those ingredients as part of a good skin-care routine.

All in all, this is an attractive and easy-to-use highlighter. However, those with deeper skin tones may find that the subtle white cast this leaves doesn’t blend in as well with their natural skin color.

Note: The creamy texture and inclusion of several wax-based thickeners make this highlighting stick best for normal to dry skin that’s not prone to breakouts, or just be sure to only apply this over areas where breakouts aren’t an issue.

Pros:

Illuminates skin with an elegant, shimmering finish.

Creamy formula blends on smoothly under or over foundation.

Easy-to-use, twist-up stick.

Fragrance-free.

Cons:

The subtle white cast may appear more obvious on deep skin tones.

Claims
Ingredients
Brand Overview

Strengths: Excellent color products, standout foundation and concealer options, impressive highlighters.

Weaknesses: Can be on the pricey side; has a few makeup products with exaggerated anti-aging claims.

IT Cosmetics (the IT stands for “Innovative Technology”) is the creation of Jamie Kern Lima, a former Miss USA pageant contestant and TV news anchor. Lima founded IT Cosmetics in 2008, selling her products in boutique stores and on QVC, then expanding into Canada in 2009. Since then, the line has gotten a lot of exposure with featured reports and stories on network television, including prominent mentions on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars.

The labels on most IT Cosmetics products reveal a variety of age-defying claims centered around ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and collagen. Those are indeed great additions to any cosmetic product, but unfortunately, the combination of compact or jar packaging among the formulas that include those helpful ingredients isn’t a good thing.

Air exposure compromises ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, rendering them useless. While that doesn’t affect the quality of the makeup, it is worth noting if you were hoping for an anti-aging edge from IT Cosmetics’ antioxidant-boosted blush or powders.

Of course, IT Cosmetics does have products that are absolutely worth checking out. The line boasts an excellent range of color products, highlighters, foundations and many more worth consideration. As with any line that has a mix of standouts and caveats, shopping using our reviews to guide you is a great way to ensure you’ll at least get your money’s worth, and your skin will be the better for it.

For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.

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