Thanks for coming back to see what we got in our bags this month. We described Ipsy to you last month:
What is ipsy? It is a monthly subscription service. You pay ten dollars a month and get a cute bag and five makeup/beauty related products. They are usually deluxe sample sized – sometimes you get a full sized product. When you sign up you do a little ‘get to know you’ type of survey that the ipsy peeps use to determine what types of products to send you. Also, as you receive the products each month you get to review each one individually. If ipsy sends you something you absolutely hate…all you have to do is let them know in the review and they won’t send it again. For instance, say you get some nail polish in your first bag, and you don’t really care for nail polish. Let them know in the review that you’d like to not receive it again. And voila! They won’t send it in your bag anymore!
We both look forward, with great anticipation, each month to receiving our ipsy bags. Ipsy is a great way to try out all kinds of different beauty brands and products without investing in the full size version – not knowing if you will like it or not. You don’t get to hand pick what comes in your bag, but we are pretty sure that there won’t be many times that you regret trying what they send you. 😉
Ipsy rewards you points for referrals, purchasing through their website, and reviewing. The points can be redeemed in the rewards shop toward products.
You can sign up to receive Ipsy by clicking here (we may receive credit if you sign up). Ok ! On to this month’s goodies:
Soooo the eye shadow below didn’t make the group shot. She was running late because she had too much wine the night before. Lateness is not tolerated around these parts – so we took the group shot without her. 😉 JK I’m actually a space cadet and forgot I’d gotten an extra item in my bag this time.
Jelly Pong Pong Super Intense Super Charged Eye Shadow – I got this extra item in my bag because I redeemed my points to get it. I’ve tested out these shadows and have no complaints. I’m not super wowed by them or anything – but they have a good pigment quality and are lasted all day on my eyes. They’re definitely very me shades. I mean. I’m just glad they weren’t loose pigments.
Hey Honey Besemame Mucho – I always love a new moisturizer or lip moisturizing product. Because : Dry AF skin over here. I liked this product. I stuck it in my purse and it has become my go to thirsty lip quincher. It works well. Keeps my lips hydrated and very kissable, which is apparently a claim. I agree with that.
Briogeo Rosarco (heat proctectant) – TBH I haven’t had the chance to try this yet. I’ll update you guys on snapchap though. 🙂 🙂
Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush – I’m never disappointed by the Luxie brushes I receive in my Ipsy bags. This one was no exception. The bristles are super soft. And per Rhonda’s suggestion, I used this brush to highlight with (instead of for foundation – because I think it’s too small for that) and it worked like a charm!
Pixie by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Noir – I was happy to get this in my bag, because I had recently contemplated trying a Pixie eyeliner. I was prepared to not be impressed by it BUT I was so wrong. It’s genuinely very silky. One swipe and it’s intense on your water line. It also help up really well throughout the day. Dare I say – even better than my holy grail IT Cosmetics liner. We shall see though. Sometimes first impressions are wrong. 😉
Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin – Love the name of this highlighter. Do I love the highlighter? Noooot really. I wasn’t super impressed. It’s not really intense at all on the face..and when you swipe it with your finger to swatch..it feels very chalky.
Let me start by saying, the ice cream design on this bag is so cute and I love the splash-proof factor, making it great for dropping into my water park tote. However, mine seems to have a faulty zipper and while I don’t expect much for the price, that was disappointing and first for me with ipsy. Anyway, on to the products.
Royal & Langnickel Precision Angled Brush – I am always beyond tickled to get a brush in my bag, since I am a bit of a collector. I used this brush to contour my nose and it did not disappoint. The (100% vegan!) bristles are super soft and it blended so well. The construction is of the best quality and so I clicked over to their website through ipsy to see how much these cost. I was so shocked to see they are totally affordable! I will definitely be buying some of their brushes. And just a hot tip for you – when you sign up with ipsy, you get access to coupon codes for the brands they feature!
Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Nude– Dang, this one shocked me. The shade “nude” always turns me off because with someone with darker lips I don’t wear typical nudes well. This nude though was a little darker and had a rosy tone to it that is just beautiful! It swatched super creamy and I look forward to trying it on my lips. It feels like it is moisturizing and not at all drying.
Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin – This wasn’t my first time trying this product. As a former Ulta employee, I have used just about every product in the store. It has never been my favorite. It’s fine for a more subtle highlight, but I like to be LIT UP. The texture is a little chalky too, which I’m not a fan of. I do sometimes like it set bolder, creamier highlight with it.
City Color Bold Brow Eyebrow Powder in Medium – I was not excited to receive this, because I am happy with my brow routine and have never liked the idea of powders. Well, I was wrong to not be excited. I love my brow mousse that I use daily, but it does take a little time to get my brow perfectly defined and sometimes I wish I had something to quickly do a natural brow, for when I’m not doing much makeup. Oh, well here it is. Thanks, ipsy. I used the two shades together and my brow was filled in, literally, a minute. The look was natural and the included brush means I may just pop this into my purse and leave it there for when I am out without makeup and have a moment to do my brow.
VASANTI Cosmetics Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – Exfoliating Cleanser – I was happy to receive this, but to be honest, it was only because I had just run out of the cleanser for my old skincare routine and had not purchased anything new. I had been digging around in my sample and travel size basket, using what I could find. I just needed a cleanser. But BOOM! I used this one and loved it. The super fine exfoliating particles didn’t scratch my face and I could seriously tell a difference after just two uses. My face definitely is less dull with this product and it didn’t dry my skin. I just might purchase when I run out!
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