IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony Vitality Cheek Stain Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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

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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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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.

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 🙂

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.

I HAD to go to ulta to get this today. They are not lying when they say it is a natural flush with a lit from within glow. This is so natural (using a light hand). It is also very glowy!

Yes I am! It gives a different look than my usual go to blushes. I usually stick to brown based blushes, so this was out of my norm. .I’m so glad I purchased it. I have been getting a lot of complements about my skin when I wear it!

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!

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:)

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

I’d say medium, but buildable? I have their Bye Bye Redness, too, which is the most full coverage thing I own and what I rank the coverage of everything else against. Their CC feels much nicer on the skin AND it smells like some kind of lemon-y dessert, which is a plus 😀

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