Hey y’all hey…we got our April Ipsy bags…and you know what that means! It’s time to reveal the goods…
Soooo, this is my bag. 🙂 This is definitely my most favorite Ipsy bag yet. There was only one disappointing product which let’s just start with that one….get the bad out of the way. 😉
Naked Cosmetics Heavy Metal #04 – This is a pigment and is the second one that I’ve received from Ipsy. I did try to use the first one that I got, but it’s just too messy. I tried using it as an eyeshadow. Ipsy says that you can use these pigments as an eyeshadow, liner, lipstick, or even a nail polish. To be real here – I’m just not on that level yet. No thanks. So yeah. This is the only product I was not psyched to receive.
Glamour Dolls X Lisa Frank Angled Blush Brush – Okay, to be honest, I tested this brush out as a bronzer/contour brush. It looks like a bronzer/contour brush right?? Anyway, that’s how I tested it out. First of all, this is a LISA FRANK MAKEUP BRUSH. That fact alone. All the freaking heart eyes. Alright – is it practical though? Eh. It seemed to soak up the product more than it applied it. However, I will continue to test it out with other products and update you guys – probably through SnapChat. So follow us: RAtheMOMachine
Eau Thermale Avene Rich Compensating Cream – I used this on my face for my night time moisturizer last night, and I used it to moisturize my hands tonight. It performed well. It’s a light feeling moisturizer. It didn’t blow my socks off or anything, BUT I always appreciate a new moisturizer…because I have lizard skin. For real.
touch in SOL No Poreblem! Primer – I’ve only used this primer once … sooo.. I don’t feel like I can give an absolute and final review on it BUT I enjoyed it. It’s a lightweight primer. It doesn’t leave a tacky feeling on your skin, but it’s not super smoothing like Benefit’s Porefessional (which is my current FAVE primer). I was happy with it, but I’ll continue to test it and update you guys on SC. 🙂
Ciate London Mini Bamboo Bronzer – Yes. This is a bronzer. I know. It is super light. I’m super pale though so I appreciate it. I also really love the neutral undertones. I have a ton of red/pink undertones in my skin…so I really appreciate a bronzer that doesn’t accentuate those undertones and just make me look sunburned. Anyway, I really like this bronzer. I feel like it’s very natural looking on my skin, and it reminds me of the Hoola Lite Benefit Bronzer.
This bag design though. So cute! It is among my favorites for sure. The material is really sturdy too! Overall, I didn’t love this month, especially after seeing some of the things my friends got (*cough*AshleyandherLisaFrank*cough*).
Hanalei Aloe Soothing Gel – I have not tried this yet, considering I have not been in the sun. I am going to the beach in two weeks though and this is the perfect size for travel. I have the lip treatment from this brand and it is amaze, so I have high expectations for this one.
Meg Twin Nail Polish in Lovey Dovey – I don’t paint my fingernails much, because I do press-ons. I have a huge polish collection and didn’t really need more polish for painting my toes, but this was so damn cute and such great shades, that I couldn’t be mad at it. The blue-grey shade is everything. I look forward to seeing how this applies and holds up.
Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter – Another day, another highlighter. Can you really have too much highlight though? A single swipe didn’t give much shine, but it seems really buildable and I love that it has actual flecks of glitter in it. I think I will really love it layered over some of my other highlighters. And bonus – cruelty free!
Ciate London Mini Bamboo Bronzer in Palm Island – My first thought when I saw I was getting this was excitement because I really like the Ciate brand and I love contours. However, I was instantly disappointed when I swatched it. I just don’t really use bronzers this light unless it’s a shimmer bronzer. I like my mattes a little deeper in color. It would be a great color for someone fair who doesn’t want everyone to notice the bronzer, if that makes sense. I will say the formula is lovely. Lightweight and easy to apply. I may pass this one to my midwestern BFF, because my face will be far to dark for it this summer.
Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660 – I’m so torn, y’all. I puffy-heart-love Luxie brushes. The colors, the softness of the bristles, everything. However, I just don’t love this kind of brush for foundation. It’s more fluffy than the really flat paintbrush style though. I think it will make a phenomenal brush for an intense highlight. I tried it quickly with the Elizabeth Mott highlight from above. It worked pretty well! I know I’ll find a use for it. I am a huge fan of using brushes in different ways, instead of just the intended and labeled purpose.
Overall, this was a good bag for me. Not blowing me away, but just good.
You definitely should try ipsy if you haven’t already. $10 to dabble in new products? Yes please! If you want to sign up for Ipsy click this link – It’s Ashley’s referral link so she will get some points if you sign up! Win win!