Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain ($24.00 for 0.136 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-coral with a gold, frosted sheen. Milani Lady Rouge (06) (LE, $7.99) has no shimmer. NARS Laos (P, $39.00) is a cream product, has no shimmer. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is lighter. NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $29.00) is slightly pinker. NARS Realm of the Senses #1 (LE, $29.00) is lighter. NARS Realm of the Senses (Together) (LE, $29.00) is similar. MAC Simmer (LE, $25.00) is less golden. NARS Deep Throat (P, $29.00) is lighter, less pink. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Vitality Cheek Stain formula is supposed to combine the long-wear of a stain with the ease of application of a powder. The brand says it will give a “naturally pretty flush of color … [and] that lit from within glow.” Pretty in Peony is intensely pigmented with a soft, velvety consistency that feels like a really smooth, buttery powder. A little goes a long way, so if you tend to be heavy-handed or have fairer skin, you’ll want to be sure to use less and build up (and a stippling or feathery brush should help!). It applied evenly, smoothly, and blended fairly easily on bare skin as well as over liquid foundation. There is a fair amount of sheen, though, and I felt like it did slightly emphasize pores along my cheeks. The color wore well for ten hours, though, which was impressive.

The Glossover

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain
It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation), Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder, It Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Blush. On lips: YSL Corail Jalouse Rouge Volupte Lipstick.

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53 thoughts on “IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Such a gorgeous shade! It’s perfect for Spring.
    Phyrra Recently Posted: Kat Von D Esperanza – 1 Palette 2 Looks

  2. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    oh my god that’s pretty

  3. Ooooh, I looove the color! <3

  4. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Funny you post this review now! I am OBSESSED with this blush at the moment. I ordered it from QVC in a set with the blush brush and a lip gloss and I have literally worn it every SINGLE day since I got it 2 weeks ago. That is saying a lot, given the amount of blush I have! I must have about 25 different blushes, not including blushes in palettes. It is everything that I wanted Nars “O” (at work, can’t type out the name) to be but more. It also lasts all day on my oily skin.

  5. It looks pretty on you Christine!

  6. Pretty and From your scoring you love it too!

  7. This is a beautiful colour and I love that it’s pigmented, but I think the sheen might be a bit too much for me! I’m more of a matte blush kind of girl :-)
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  8. This is a must have. So pretty!

  9. Avatar of Wwendy Wwendalynne

    I have NARS daydream which is quite similar minus the gold sheen, which would be a preference if I had a choice between the two anyway. I find pinky corals so flattering on my light neutral skin and they just seem to give the perfect subtle hint of freshness to the skin. I didn’t realize NARS Laos was so similar only in a cream product..tempting… Sephora 15% off… wishlist growing.

    I’ve read good things about IT cosmetics. Didn’t I read somewhere their cosmetics contain some form of anti-aging properties in all their products..?? Maybe hyaluronic acid.. don’t quote me.

    • Yeah, they are supposed to have a more skin care-influenced approach to formulas, but I couldn’t tell you if there are any tangible benefits in the long-run! I like the concept of it, but practically speaking, hard to really know if they work or not.

  10. What a beautiful color. And the finish is fantastic!

  11. Avatar of Paula Paula

    That’s like my perfect color!! I just wish it had less shimmer… :) Thank you so much for your great reviews!

  12. Such a beautiful shade!! It looks so intense and shimmery, like a much brighter version of NARS Orgasm actually! Love that the quality is there too!
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  13. THAT’S SO PRETTY *FLAIL* #

    # – actual reaction

  14. Avatar of Genevieve Genevieve

    I have loved this brand since they first came out with their Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and have pretty much loved everything I have tried since. They are a solid brand, and I am glad they are starting to get the recognition they deserve:) They also have amazing eye shadows and their CC Cream is incredible!

  15. Avatar of Genevieve Genevieve

    I forgot to ask in my last comment, but will you be reviewing the other blush shades as well? Thank you for all of your hard work, Christine, I rarely buy anything without consulting your page first:)

  16. This is very pretty! The formula sounds pretty good too.
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  17. I’m not crazy about the frosted aspect of it, but I must say that you wear it really well.
    Judith Recently Posted: L’Oreal Magic Nude liquid powder review

  18. The pigmentation and formula looks great.. but the color is fab.. !!
    veryy prettyy.. <3

  19. Loved the finish and it looks so pretty on you <3

  20. This is super duper gorgeous and you look super pretty. Love it. Love the gold sheen. Super super super pretty!
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  21. Avatar of Nicole Nikki

    It Cosmetics has quickly become one of my favorite brands. Their CC cream is my absolute everything. Will definitely have to pick this up!