Beauty Armoire Monday: Just In Time for Memo Day Weekend, Munchkin-Sized @ItCosmetics Goodies

IT: One of my fave beauty brands, by a country mile.

In all honesty?

Despite the fact that it’s a new week and I should be going guns-blazing on my “career” (gag), I wasn’t very work-y today.

First I played tennis with three other broads from my Racquet Club.

Then I watched tennis with no other broads from my Racquet Club.

(Roland Garros, aka the French Open is on – and will be – for a very long time. As in a fortnight. I kinda slip down a two-week rabbit hole when a major tennis tourney is up and running.)

So right as I was starting to get a huge case of the guilts for being such a frigging slacker and not working or blogging, the UPS dude pulled up in his little truck bearing a box with my name written all over it.

When I spied the IT Cosmetics label, I was psyched.

Then I opened it to find the teensiest, weeniest, Munchkin-sized versions of IT stuff, many of which I already use and love. Even more psyched.

Asterisking the ones that are currently in heavy rotation chez Momover Lady.

Will tell you more about those heavy-rotation items after this list of the adorable minis in my new Memo Day Weekend “IT Kit”:

Confidence In A Cream*

Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+*

Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer 

Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner 

Tightline Full Lash Length 3-In-1 Eyeliner, Primer & Mascara* 

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara 

Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss in News Anchor Blue 

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Now for more intel on…

1. Confidence In A Cream: While it’s true that moisture isn’t really an actual, bonafide problem down here in Florida – the humidity hovers at roughly 1000 percent much of the year – I still find that I need, and very much want, a pretty intense moisturizer. Must be … cough cough… my age.

Confidence is my new go-to. It’s loaded with several key “retexturizing” ingredients, including the mega skin plumper hyaluronic acid.

You probably hear about hyaluronic acid all the time and think: Wait, isn’t it an acid? How does it plump? Don’t acids peel, not plump?

Agreed, the name of this wonder ingredient is misleading. I dare say it’s a misnomer.

But trust me about the plumping bit. Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in our bods and acts as a joint lubricant, can hold 1000 times its weight in water.

Thus it’s a moisture-magnet. Thus it’s great for tennis ball-whacking femmes d’un certain age. Moving on…

2.  Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+: If some lovely people-person of the female persuasion were to ask me whether she should try a BB Cream or a CC Cream, one of my first choice-criteria would be that lovely people-person’s age.

If you’re under, say, 35, and haven’t accrued a lot of sun damage, go for a BB Cream on days when you want to skip foundation.

If, like moi, you could benefit from a bit of color-correcting and evening-out of your skin tone, nab a CC Cream instead.

The IT CC Cream is one of my faves because it both A) adds instant polish in a low-key way and B) contains a hefty dose of non-chemical, paraben-free sunscreen. My preference is absolutely for non-chemical sunscreens.

Vive les non-chemical sunscreens!

3. Tightline Full Lash Length 3-In-1 Eyeliner, Primer & Mascara: Truth be told, I skip mascara about 350 days a year. It’s just not my desert-island must-have. Mostly that’s because it inevitably ends up as smeary mess on my mug. And then it’s kinda a bitch to remove. Grrr….

Still, I actually really need mascara. My lashes are totally going AWOL lately, and since I also forget about using my Latisse about 350 days a year, I need the definition mascara provides.

Enter Tightline, with its microscopic wand. You can’t go wrong with such a miniaturized mascara applicator. (Even I can’t go wrong with such a miniaturized mascara applicator.)

Smeary mascara messes don’t happen with Tightline. I should use it more often.

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