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:
When I saw what I was getting in my bag, I wasn’t super excited. TBH I was coveting Rhonda’s bag…however I’m overall pleased with the products I received and will continue to use most of them on a regular basis.
CATRICE COSMETICS Highlighting Powder in Champagne Campaign – I am always excited to get a highlighter in my Ipsy bag. I am not overly impressed with this one though. It is very subdued and natural looking. I don’t know if I will reach for it a lot. Cause you know: #extra The product description says that it has a vanilla scent and can sometimes have a pinky hue to it. I honestly never noticed either one of those qualities.
Air Repair Skincare Super-Hydrating Eye Cream – Skin care products are things that you have to use repeatedly over time to really see (or not see) the difference they make. So far I like this eye cream because I love skincare products and it doesn’t have any immediate off putting qualities (like smell or something). I will definitely continue to use it.
EYEKO Black Magic Mascara Deluxe – Y’all. I was not expecting this BUT I’m in love with this mascara. It doesn’t give over the top volume, but it’s not so natural looking that you don’t appear to have mascara on at all. Today I layered it with my Dior (Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara and was able to achieve more significant volume. Anyway, I’m going to purchase the full size of the mascara. Hands down my fave part of this bag AND I even got a brush this time…
SLMissGlam T35 Precise Blending Brush – This is my second SLMissGlam brush that I’ve received through Ipsy. I am always satisfied with the brushes I receive through Ipsy and this was no exception. It’s a smaller blending brush that is great for more precise blending directly in the crease.
Paula Dorf Cosmetics Mini Universal Brow Pencil in Taupe – I really like this brow pencil. I can’t imagine that it would actually be a universal shade though. It has very strong red hues when I use it which is fine for me because I have red in my hair….I can’t see how this would also look good on someone with black or blonde or basic brown hair… you know? Anyway, I think the color is perfect for me. The product is super soft – I had to sharpen it after using it three times.
I was so pumped when I saw what I was getting in my bag, and then was immediately disappointed by the item I was most excited by. However, ipsy had 3 varieties of the zip bag this month and I got the one I wanted!
Let’s check it.
Vitamasques Yoghurt Mask Duo – I love masks so I was pretty excited about getting a 2-pack this month. I tried the Kiwi and it smelled AMAZING, like edible. While I soaked in the tub with the mask on, my face got really HOT, so I decided to look at the ingredients. Well holy shit, I don’t even know what most of that stuff is, but I don’t think I will be using these again. Not even opening the strawberry.
AURORA Pro Cover Up Concealer in Balmy Beige – I am a concealer freak and could not wait to try this. I was so disappointed in it. The shade was a good match for me, but it didn’t not blend or cover well. Once dry, it creased under my eyes and was crumbly. I tried it on a couple blemishes and that wasn’t a success either. Just terrible.
SLMissGlam T35 Precise Blending Brush – This was my second brush from this brand and I can’t get enough! It is so soft and did a bang-up job blending my crease.
Pacifica Coconut Blush Duo – God, I can not say enough good things about their cheek products. Every time I get one, it blows my mind. I did BOTH cheeks with ONE swipe of the rosy color. These are silky, pigmented, and a dream to apply. And bonus? The bottom of the compact is MIRRORED! This will be my go-to travel blush for sure.
theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in Kuwakaribisha – This highlighter blew me away. I am never impressed with highlighters anymore, but it gave me a gorgeous glow! theBalm is such a great brand.
Here you see Pacifica and theBalm’s cheek products in use. I was nervous when I swatched because they barely showed on my arm. My face was a different story!
Did y’all get you some ipsy action this month? What did we get in our bags that you would love to try? One commenter will receive my strawberry mask! Just because it didn’t work for my old sensitive skin doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.