Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be starting this new monthly segment on my blog where I review the products that came in my Ipsy bag. This is my first month receiving one and I already love it. For 10$ you’re 100% getting a great deal on these products and they did a good job at getting me things that I’ll actually use. I’m so thankful to my mom for getting me a whole year subscription for Christmas, definitely will be the gift that keeps on giving! So, if your like me and love trying new makeup products but don’t want to waste your money/ don’t know what to buy I highly recommend checking out Ipsy.
If you guys haven’t heard of Ipsy it’s a subscription service that sends you 5 beauty products a month for 10$, or you can purchase a whole year at once and pay only 110$. Shipping is included in the cost and you get a cute makeup bag! Ipsy has other features where you can get discounted products and earn points- I still have to learn more about this tho :).
In my bag:
Beaut Basics C405 Contour Brush: Value 7.49
First impression: The hair on this brush is perfectly angled and super soft to the touch, the bristles seem strong and are very dense. I also love the details in the handles where your fingers can rest to give you a better grip. Overall, the brush seems to be really good quality. I like this brush because it applies my contour very precisely and then I was able to blend it out. Because of how accurate this brush is it could be used for a variety of things like blush or highlight. I will say though that my favorite contour brush is my Morphe brush that I’ve had for years and I don’t think this one quiet tops it.
Pur~lisse Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 Mud Mask + Exfoliant: Full Size Value $52 (2.5oz)/ Ipsy size (.5oz)
Upon first applying this mask it gives your skin an intense cooling/ burning/ tightening sensation, which I really love because that makes me feel like its actually doing something! Overall, I would say that this mask did help reduce the size of my pores and neutralize some of the redness in my face. Unfortunately, I have blackheads on my nose that are extremely stubborn so I didn’t see a big difference there- maybe after a few more uses! The exfoliation of this mask got a lot of dry dead skin off my face leaving me feeling super clean and soft. I also had a few bumps on my foreheads that reduced in size after use. My only negative of this mask would be that it left me feeling a bit dry. However, this is still a product I would consider buying in the full size!
Temptu Base Smooth and Matte Primer: Full Size Value $35
If you’ve read some of my other beauty posts you may know that I’m not a big believer in primer. I do still wear it everyday to make my skin more hydrated and smooth but I generally stick to a drugstore brand. I like this Temtu primer it’s not to greasy and leaves my skin feeling softer. I like how well it blurred out my pores and fine lines and my makeup didn’t ‘sink into’ my skin in unwanted areas. After wearing for a few hours I didn’t notice any oiliness or greasiness in my t-zone or around my nostrils. Looking forward to putting this to the test in the summer!
Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02: Value $14.99
This is what I was most excited about when I opened my Ipsy bag because, although I don’t wear it much, I have an obsession with eyeshadow. This shadow is a beautiful shimmery champagne shade, from just a quick swatch on my arm I could already see how pigmented it was. This shade could easily be worm alone to just add a little natural glow to your eyes and I’m thinking about testing it out as a highlight! I really like this product, good quality, high pigmentation and low amount of fall out for a loose shadow. I would definitely look into other shades.
theBlam Cosmetics- Bahama Mama Bronzer: Full Size Value $20
When I first saw this I thought it was another eyeshadow because of the size of the sample. The swatch is so small that its difficult to get the product all over your brush to apply as a bronzer. That being said, it is a really pretty soft brown color and I think I will be using it as an eyeshadow from here on out. Honestly, the adorable packaging is the best part of this product!
Thanks for reading loves!