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Say Bye Bye To Tired Skin + Holiday Gift Ideas

**This post is sponsored by IT Cosmetics and Shopstyle.

I don’t know about you, but about this time every year, I start to notice how tired I look. My summer tan is fading, the weather’s getting colder, and my skin is starting to look dull and dry.

I’ve been feeling the need to reassess my skincare routine and try something new, so I hopped right on board when the folks at IT Cosmetics invited me to try out a few of their Bye Bye Serums.

I’m already a huge fan of the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Setting Powder and Bye Bye Pores Blush, but I’ve never tried their skincare before. As it turns out, IT Cosmetics has a whole line of serums that are specifically designed to tackle some of the most pesky skincare challenges we face as we age.

The Bye Bye Pores Glycolic Acid Serum uses glycolic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. It takes about a week to start seeing visible results, but I love how it immediately makes my skin feel soft and smooth to the touch.

Then Bye Bye Lines uses hyaluronic acid along with peptides and vitamin E to plump and hydrate the skin and smooth fine lines. I’ve been using both of these serums nightly before my moisturizer, and I can already see a difference in the tone and texture of my skin.

The rest of the IT Cosmetics serum lineup includes Bye Bye Dullness, Bye Bye Dark Spots, and Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream; and you can save 20% off any of these with my exclusive code JOLYNNE20.

In addition to their serums, IT Cosmetics also has lots of makeup tools and beauty products that are perfect for holiday gifting, and most are 25% off!

I purchased the IT’s Your Heavenly Luxe Skin-Loving 5-Piece Makeup Brush Set a few weeks ago for a certain someone on my gift giving list. I have the blush brush already, and I can attest to the quality of these brushes.

This 5-piece set includes all of the brushes she needs for a complete makeup look, and it comes in a handy carrying case.

I’m also well-acquainted with the Bye Bye Pores Blush. I use this every day in the Naturally Pretty, along with the Heavenly Luxe™ French Boutique Blush Brush #4 (which is also 25% off!)

This powder blush is talc-free and perfect for all skin types. It applies smoothly and evenly, and it lasts all day.

To keep it all in the family, I’m also wearing this Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare along with the Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer in today’s makeup look.

The Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare is exactly what it sounds like — foundation and skincare in one! This buildable foundation provides medium coverage and minimizes the look of pores and imperfections. Plus, it’s infused with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, and vitamins E and B5 to hydrate and nourish the skin.

I ordered the Light Neutral 20.5, but it’s a little light for me, even with my pale winter skin. Next time, I’ll go a shade darker.

And I can’t believe this is my first time trying the Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer because I’ve always heard great things about it. It’s thicker than what I’m used to, but it does a great job disguising dark circles, bags, and discoloration. Just be sure to apply sparingly. A little goes a long way!

Finally, I set the look with the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Setting Powder. This has been my go-to setting powder for years. It tones down any shininess left by the foundation, and it always gives my skin that enviable air-brushed look without looking dry or flaky.

For some reason, I forgot to photograph the powder individually, but here’s the final look! Am I going to be the next Vanna White, or what?

This is a great time to restock your IT Cosmetics favorites or try new items because the serum line is 20% off through December 14th with my unique discount code, JOLYNNE20, and gifts throughout the site are 25% off through December 25th! Shop these and more below.

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11 thoughts on “Say Bye Bye To Tired Skin + Holiday Gift Ideas

  1. I use and love IT Cosmetics but I don’t have any of the brushes…Sounds like a good time to invest! And I think your skin looks beautiful!

  2. How does the IT Cosmetics foundation you feature compare to the Tarte Foundcealer you featured recently? I bought the latter and I like it, but my skin is not dry. Even though I’m 48, I still worry about oil and shine. The Foundcealer is a little “moist” and it seems to get “cracks” after I apply, if that makes sense. So I’m still searching for my ideal foundation.
    Also, can you link the sweater you’re wearing? I love the color and exposed seams!

      1. Thanks, I do like Foundcealer and I’ll keep wearing it, but I’ll try IT Cosmetics’ foundation too. It might be IT! Lol

  3. I always enjoyed watching ITs presentations on QVC when the founder of the brand Jamie Kern-Lima did them. They were refreshingly honest and actually, for once, gave the impression of a makeup company focused on *you* accentuating *your* own beauty rather than copying some vapid celebrity image.

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