Hello wonderful readers!
Today, I am going to be reviewing my very first Ipsy Bag! I finally got it in the mail earlier today, so I’m really excited to share it with all of you.
Most of you probably know about Ipsy! But for those of you who may not, Ipsy is a bag of 4-5 cosmetic samples (sometimes full size) you receive in a pretty bag every month! It’s $10 per month which isn’t a bad deal if you love to try new makeup, ect. Right now they have a wait list so if you want to join use my link and we’ll both get Ipsy points to use on extra items from ipsy.com. My link is http://www.ipsy.com/r/71ot click that to sign up! I promise, you’ll be glad you did.
Products I received this month:
Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Get Ready
Love in Rio Eye Shadow
Indigo Blue Eyeliner
Flawless Beauty Primer
This months Ipsy bag was named Destination Beauty! And the design was selected by artist Klari Reis’ from her geography based series “Street Anatomy”. So this bag has a very artsy feel to it, which I appreciate! And it’s very pretty. Inside the glam bag you receive a little card telling you the theme of this months bag (Destination Beauty) and inviting you to participate in a contest!
On to the products,
I received a lipstick from Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie collection in shade Get Ready. Which is pretty much my lips but better! (I have very pigmented lips) the size is 0.05 oz and is a value of $10. I really like the consistency of the lipstick, it’s very creamy and long lasting!
Next up is NYX Love in Rio eyeshadow quad in Moonlit Skinny Dip. It’s a basic neutral 3 color eyeshadow quad with a highlight, lid and crease shade. It’s very warm brown tones. I love the idea of this quad, it’s simple and would fit in a tiny bag or travel makeup case for spring break and you could easily use this as an everyday quad. And I know a lot of people love and rave about NYX. They have great products from what I’ve seen and heard, but I do not care for NYX products. I try my best to avoid parabens in my products and almost every NYX product contains parabens and other bad ingredients. So, I will be passing this along or trading it with another Ipster. The is a full size product and retails for $7.
Continuing onto the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer. I have never got to try a product by Pixi until now so I was pretty excited! I have heard a lot about Pixi from other bloggers and let me just say, I love that Pixi offers natural products made with better and natural ingredients. The primer hydrated my skin and made it perfectly smooth for makeup application. It didn’t dry me out or make my skin feel tight like most primers. It gave me a lit from within look and I appreciate that with my dry skin. It also helped even out some of my redness! So I really love this and could possibly purchase more when I run out of this sample, but I have a feeling it will last me a while being I don’t use primer every single day. This is a travel size tube according to Pixi’s website. 0.4 fl oz. Retails for $9.
Last but not least is Chella Liquid Eyeliner Pin in Indigo Blue. This is a standard liquid eyeliner pin with a felt tip applicator! I visited the Chella website to find out this liquid eyeliner is paraben free so that’s a huge plus. It also claims to stay all day, not cause irritation and no feathering! But sadly, I’m not huge into blue eyeliner, I have blue/green eyes and blue eyeliner isn’t really the best option for me (Which, I stated I have blue eyes on the Ipsy quiz). So I will be again passing this item a long to a friend or trading it with another Ipster. I’m sorry I couldn’t offer a better review for you guys on this product! But it is full size 0.034 fl oz. Retails for $24.
Total Ipsy Bag Value: $50
So overall, I’m very satisfied with my first Ipsy bag! Even though some of the products weren’t a hit for me, it’s not the end of the world! And at $10 per month and I got $50 worth of products, you really can’t beat it.
I hope this was helpful to all of you reading and I hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below and stay tuned for my very first Birchbox review and first impressions coming soon!
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