Beauty Roundup: Cartier, IT Cosmetics, Milk Makeup, Avon, Biossance, StriVectin, Bioré

Beauty Roundup: Cartier, IT Cosmetics, Milk Makeup, Avon, Biossance, StriVectin, Bioré

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Wendy Lam

Can you believe tomorrow is officially MARCH already? That means Spring is in the air! As the weather is about to change, here are some new products to check out as well. I’m a beauty junkie and there’s nothing like trying new products and finding what will become a new favorite. More info on some of my selects below.

Cartier Carat | $145 (3.4 fl. oz.)
A perfumistic ode to light, Cartier Carat is a brilliant bouquet is illuminated by seven floral tones. Inspired by the many facets of a diamond, Cartier In-House Perfumer, Mathilde Laurent’s newest creation celebrates Springtime joy, bringing together seven dazzling colors into a single, clear and pure white scent. Unique Art Deco faceted bottle updated by Cartier with modern, clean-cut glass facets to capture the light. Notes: Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red are represented here by violet, iris, hyacinth, ylang, daffodil, honeysuckle and tulip. Available at

IT Cosmetics Spring 2019 Launch
I love IT Cosmetics and I’ve told you guys many times on social media already. Earlier this week I went to their Spring 2019 launch event and was so excited to try their 4 new products. I’ve tried all the products on my skin that night and as always they deliver great products. I’m especially excited for the face & neck citrine roller and oil-free products! I hate when my skin feels sticky and looks oily. I can’t wait to use all the new products, they are definitely one of my favorite beauty brands.

Confidence in a Gel Lotion | $36 (2.5 US fl. oz./75 ml)
An oil-free, quick-break gel moisturizer that transforms your skin’s hydration level with each application by boosting its moisture barrier for a supple, healthy-looking appearance. This lightweight lotion is infused with skin-loving ingredients and helps smooth the appearance of fine lines, leaving your skin looking radiant and primed for makeup application. Clinically tested in a four-week study and perfect for all skin types, this gel lotion delivers 72 hours of hydration in one step. You’ll experience powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time! Available at ULTA Beauty,, Sephora,, Macy’s, and

Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer | $48 (2 US fl. oz./60 ml)
A quick-absorbing moisturizer that’s enhanced with rosy tone pigments to revitalize skin with the look of instant vitality, which diminishes with age. Perfect for all skin types and ideal for mature skin, this rejuvenating cream gently exfoliates dull skin and stimulates surface cell renewal for a more youthful appearance. Infused with skin-loving ingredients, this revitalizing moisturizer transforms your skin with each application by boosting its natural surface cell turnover, immersing your skin in moisture, smoothing texture and helping to revive your complexion, delivering a lifted, less tired look. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time! Available at ULTA Beauty,, Macy’s, and

Confidence in a Neck Cream | $52 (2.6 US fl. oz./80 ml)
A quick-absorbing super cream that transforms the appearance of your neck! It’s clinically tested in an eight-week study to reduce the look of horizontal neck lines and improve your skin’s firmness, smoothness and elasticity. This innovation provides a tightening effect and younger-looking skin with continued use, plus it features fucoidan seaweed extract and a Tri-Structural Complex composed of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Perfect for all skin types, this cream delivers powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time! Available at ULTA Beauty, and

Heavenly Luxe Face & Neck Citrine Roller | $36
Helps deliver an even application of your favorite IT Cosmetics moisturizers while massaging the face, neck, décolleté and chest. This gentle, cooling face roller is made with citrine stone, which is known to enhance mental clarity and focus. It truly does the work for you to massage product into your skin for long-lasting hydration while also providing a calming and soothing experience. Available at

Confidence in a Foundation | $32 (1.0 US fl. oz./30 ml)
A velvet-matte finish foundation that delivers up to 24 hours of flawless full coverage and hydration! This breakthrough complexion essential is oil-free, feels weightless on skin and covers the look of blemishes, redness, dark spots and imperfections—without creasing or cracking. Your revolutionary foundation is perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and is available in 48 true-to-skin shades! Available at ULTA Beauty,, Macy’s,, Sephora, and


Heavenly Skin Skin-Hugging Foundation Brush #707 | $42
Discover how great brushes give you great skin with this unique foundation brush that hugs the contours of your face for an even application and flawless finish of your favorite liquid and cream foundations. Featuring revolutionary Heavenly Skin brush hair infused with anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin and antioxidants, the custom-cut brush head helps to improve the look of skin and optically blur the appearance of lines, pores and other imperfections. Cruelty-free, hygienic and perfect for all skin types, this is your must-have makeup brush for flawless foundation application! Pairs perfectly with Confidence in a Foundation. Available at

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer | $38
Hydro Grip Primer is a hybrid primer that infuses skin with hydrating, hemp-derived cannabis seed extract while blue agave grips to keep makeup locked in place all day. Its antioxidant-rich properties also reduce inflammation and protect against free radicals and environmental stressor. Oil-Free, silicone-free, green-tinted formula goes on clear to work across all skin tones and types. Available 3/8 at and and Sephora stores.

Avon ANEW Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir | $50
Two innovative formulas—a unique serum and a luxurious blend of precious oils—combine for one supreme elixir that’s 3X more powerful than a serum alone. The serum and oil are separated to preserve their potency and even more powerful when they meet. Formulated with ingredients like rare Tahitian Black Pearl Extract and Camellia oil, blend the two together to activate and enhance their benefits for the ultimate youth-boosting skin care experience. Available at

Biossance Tea Tree Collection
Sourced directly from plantations in Australia where the purest oil is found, Biossance ISO standardized tea tree oil offers a clean and gentle alternative to over-drying, harsh cleansers. Free from petrolatum, phthalates, mineral oil, parabens and synthetic fragrances, as always the future is clean with Biossance. The Tea Tree Collection is available on and and will be in-store at Sephora on March 4th.

  • Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel ($29): A refreshing gel cleanser that removes makeup while deeply purifying pores to balance skin and reduce surface oil
  • Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask ($39): French green clay removes impurities while tea tree oil reduces the appearance of imperfections and squalane replenishes hydration
  • Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil ($49): A weightless balancing oil whose tea tree reduces the appearance of blemishes, enlarged pores and imperfections while squalane hydrates

StriVectin Skin Reset 4-Week Intensive Skin Rejuvenation System | $139
Introducing StriVectin’s most transformative innovation ever, SKIN RESET 4-Week Intensive Skin Rejuvenation System, a first-of-its-kind skincare system of four unique formulas designed to deliver dramatic results without dramatic intervention. Whether prepping for a big event, considering an in-office skincare procedure, or just not seeing the desired results from your skincare routine – sometimes you just need to hit the reset button. This 28-day program is designed to reset, rejuvenate and optimize for visibly transformed skin with four laser-focused formulas. Patented NIA-114™. is, of course, in all. Available in the US at department stores, specialty stores, Ulta and and in Canada for $149 CAD at Shoppers’ Drug Mart and

  • WEEK 1 REBUILDS by replenishing skin’s protective layer, preventing water loss and restoring optimal, lasting hydration.
    KEY INGREDIENTS: Sea Salt Ferment, Himalayan Herbal Extract, Tripeptide, CoEnzyme Q10
  • WEEK 2 BOOSTS skin to improve elasticity and visibly relax fine lines and wrinkles.
    KEY INGREDIENTS: Ceramides, Wild Yam Root, Collagen-Boosting Hexapeptide, Electric Daisy Flower
  • WEEK 3 BALANCES skin for a radiant, even-toned complexion.
    KEY INGREDIENTS: Phyto-active Plant Extracts, Tetrapeptide, Micro Algae
  • WEEK 4 RESTORES resiliency and improve the look of sagging skin and deep wrinkles.
    KEY INGREDIENTS: Oligopeptide, Blackjack Extract, Adaptogenic ‘Resurrection Plant’

Bioré Skincare Blue Agave + Baking Soda Collection
The new Pore Cleanser, Instant Warming Clay Mask and Nourishing Whipped Detox Mask help deep clean and nourish combination skin by leveraging blue agave + baking soda in these new formulas. While Baking Soda deep cleans, Blue Agave provides conditioning benefits—making these ingredients a dynamic duo—for combination skin sufferers who need an exfoliating, deep clean while still being able to condition those dry patches.

Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Instant Warming Clay Mask | $5.99
Sometimes your skin needs a little extra TLC—plus, what better way to take a selfie—if not with a blue mask on! Designed to purify and refine skin by absorbing excess oils, this instant warming mask opens pores and melts away that pore-clogging dirt, oil, and sebum—leaving your skin clean, soft and refreshed. This warming clay mask, formulated to deep clean pores, is pH balanced for comfortably clean skin. This mask has a unique self-heating technology that is activated when massaged into the skin. This thermal formula in conjunction with purifying and skin toning clays optimize the mask’s ability to deep clean and purify.

Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask | $6.49
Clogged pores seriously need to chill! The menthol in this detox mask creates an intense pore-tingly sensation—that’s the feeling of a good deep clean. Formulated for combination skin, this mask contains natural Blue Agave, known for its ability to soothe and condition, and deep cleaning Baking Soda to help eliminate impurities, leaving skin clean, refreshed, and ever-so-nourished.

Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Balancing Pore Cleanser | $5.99
Developed especially for those with combination skin, this everyday cleanser deep cleans the oily parts while smoothing and conditioning the rough, dry parts— for balanced, conditioned skin. Not only does it remove deep down dirt and impurities from the pores, but it gently exfoliating away dead cells, allowing healthy cells to emerge. With continued daily use, you’ll achieve softer, smoother skin and a more balanced complexion.


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