Ipsy Reveal : October 2017

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:

Ashley –

Let me first say that I’m really pleased with my bag this time around. I’ve literally been using the items I received every single day since I opened the package. For about a week straight now. For me, that’s worth my ten dollars – more than worth ten dollars actually. 🙂

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion : This eyeliner is great. The pigmentation is on point, and I am pleased with the staying power. The liner lasts about four solid hours on my water line which is better than most eyeliners I’ve tried. It glides on easily and stands out with just one swipe. It is also really easy to blend out for a more smokey eye look. I’m fairly confident that I’ll be picking this one up in brown soon.

Tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara :  This is a great everyday mascara. I like it. I’m not IN LOVE with it but I was not disappointed in the coverage and lasting wear – I just usually like a mascara that offers a move voluminous look.

Hanalei Papaya Enzyme Powder Cleanser : This cleanser claims to be an ultra gentle exfoliator and I 100% agree with that claim. You just pour a dime sized amount of powder into your palm, mix with a few drops of water, and then massage it all over your face. The powder particles exfoliate your skin, but they eventually all dissolve away which is a major plus for me. I hate cleansers with exfoliating beads that are hard to remove completely from your face during rinsing.

Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Bronzed : To be honest, I was not excited about receiving this shadow. I didn’t need another bronze eye shadow shade – I have a billion. BUT when I swatched and wore this shadow it read more army green. I don’t know if that’s because of my skin tone or if it was actually mislabeled? Either way – I adore it. I’ve worn it several times and can’t get enough. It blends like a dream and is uber pigmented.

Firma Beauty 201 Tall Blender Brush : What can I say? Another brush from Ipsy = another love story. This brush is soft and the bristles are just the right length. I like that the bristles are a little bit of an oval shape rather than a circle, because it allows for more control when doing precise deep crease blending.

Rhonda –

I love love love the design of this bag!  It has a subtle lace brocade and a pretty little bat zipper pull.  It really had good contents, but I won’t be actually trying all of them.  I have decided that November will be my last ipsy bag.  It’s not because I don’t love ipsy, because I totally DO.  However, I work for a skincare and cosmetics brand and am in the process of switching to all their products.  Instead, I’ll take the $10 I spend on the subscription to buy a new brush every month, since that’s my favorite thing anyway!

tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara – I have previously tried this mascara and as much as I am a fan of all things tarte, this one really misses the mark for me.  I didn’t feel like it did much of anything for my lashes.

Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Bronzed – I didn’t open this because I want to be able to sell it since I won’t be using it.  I was tempted though because I love this deep bronze hue!  However, Ashley gave more info on this product in her reveal.

JM Solution Water Luminous Jelly Cleanser – I’m already on a skincare regimen and not introducing new products, but the description of it makes it sound lovely and refreshing.  I love products with hyaluronic acid!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – I would have flipped out over receiving this foundation, because I’ve heard such good things.  However, I once again am just needing to transition to all one brand.  I did swatch it though because I am going to keep it and try it until I order foundation from my company.  When I swatched, I was impressed with the coverage for what is supposed to be a more sheer and natural look.  It doesn’t feel gross and heavy either.

Firma Beauty 201 Tall Blender Brush – Another month, another brush.  And I am not complaining!  I can’t get enough brushes in my life.  The bristles on this one are so soft and have a perfect shape for really defining the crease.

 

Have you enjoyed your October ipsy?  Have you tried any of the products we received?

July Ipsy Reveal

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:

Ashley –

I really love the bag design this month…do I say that every month? lol Anyway, I think this one is super cute. I like the how the zipper placement is not typical, and the actual fabric of the bag feels much more luxurious than past Ipsy bags. Overall, I was really happy with two of my items…just kind of ok about two others…and one..well. I’m not very pleased with it currently.

Beau Gachis Illuminator Brush – I LOVE getting a brush in my bag. This is a brush meant for applying highlight. IPsy’s website says that you can use it with all powder and cream formulas. So far I’ve just used it with powder – and I think it did a fantastic job. The bristles are super soft.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer – This is the product I’m not so in love with..so far. I will be the first to admit that my opinion of a beauty product can easily change with continued use. The feel and look  of this primer is almost identical to the Smash Box Photo Finish Primer. It definitely leaves a velvety smooth feeling to your face. Does it fill my pores? Nope. Not. At. All. I’ll for sure give it some more tries…but so far I’m not in love.

BRTC Jasmine Waterfall Sleeping Mask – I really love the smell of this mask. I didn’t notice any amazing instant results, but I’m not mad at it. I didn’t use any moisturizer in addition to it and my face didn’t feel dry at all the next morning…so there’s that at least. 🙂

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel – I love all things Tarte that I’ve tried, and I’ve actually been wanting to try this particular product. I think it did a great job at cleansing my skin. I wasn’t blown away by it or anything. Not yet anyway. 😉 It claims to be able to easily dissolve waterproof makeup. I didn’t test that…I should though.

OFRA Gold Rush Eye Shadow – I am in love with this shadow. It is super pigmented. I just put a bronzer in my crease and this shadow all over the lid. It applies well with a brush, but I did use my finger tip to pack on some extra pigment.

Rhonda –

There were some hits and misses, as usual.  There was also a tragedy, but it’s being rectified.  This bag design though. Like, so cute.  I have to show you the back. It’s that special.

I can’t even deal with the cuteness.  And my goodness, the quality of this bag is way better than previous ones.  It’s worth $10 just for the bag.  So on to the contents.

tarte cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea™ deep dive cleansing gel – As a huge fan of Tarte, I was so happy to finally get something from them in an ipsy bag.  I may have done a little happy dance!  Now, as far as the performance, it was good….just didn’t feel like there was anything exceptional about it.  It worked about the same as my other Prestige cleansers.  It is supposed to dissolve makeup, but I used it in the morning, so I can’t say for sure about that.

IBY Beauty Crease Brush – I love receiving brushes in my bag more than anything else and I LIVE for a good crease brush.  The tip of this brush was so pointy that it did NOT make for a good crease brush.  However, it worked really well to shape an outer V.

Chella Eyebrow Cream in Tantalizing Taupe – While I love the idea of this product – it’s budge proof and has a brush applicator – I didn’t even open it.  It’s taupe, totally wrong color for me.  I assume this is because my profile has me listed as blonde.  I still have dark brows, yo.

trèStiQue Mini Concealer Crayon in Porcelain or Bisque – I love a spot concealer in crayon form because it’s so easy to apply.  I was not super impressed with the blemish coverage and laughed when I tried it under my eyes.  I am such a Shape Tape devotee and nothing compares.  I will definitely keep it for blemish purposes though.

Seraphine Botanicals Ginger + Gold – I was so sad when this gorgeous blush arrived shattered.  The color is stunning and it applies beautifully luminous.  I emailed ipsy immediately and they are sending a replacement.  Amazing customer service!

Did you get ipsy for July?  What did you get?