Hey all! My September 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag showed up yesterday and I thought I’d show off what was in it 🙂
For starters, I wasn’t a big fan of the makeup bag this month’s delivery came in. I usually love anything with studs, but the bag was an awkward shape (a perfect square, about the size of a CD case) and the material feels really cheap and crinkles up easily, making it look like the material is already about to crack. meh.
Pacifica Natural Waterproof eye pencil in “Fringe” (mini pencil) : I love Pacifica’s body care products, appreciate the all natural ingredients and was pretty surprised when this pencil did, indeed, glide on very smoothly. The color payoff is also very good. The shade “Fringe” is a universal chocolate brown shade, unlike anything I currently have. Is this pencil waterproof? Heck no, it is not. A swatch on the back of my hand easily came off with a tiny bit of water after I let the eyeliner set in a few minutes. Boo. (Full size- $11.00)
Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush (full size) : I am a makeup brush addict and this was a nice surprise! I think I’ve only received one brush from Ipsy before, and the quality was much lower than this one. I have yet to use it, but it feels soft and after messing with it a bit, shedding seems minimal. The crease tip is a unique pointed dome shape that I haven’t tried before so I’m looking forward to using it. ($6.99)
LeeAnni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light (sample size) : Um…my sample bottle was half full. Weird. The packaging is also terrible- it looks like the label was hand made or something. There aren’t any directions either, so I really don’t have much to say about this one. The scent is nice- a rosey, herbal smell with a hint of something like cinnamon. All the package says is “toner serum moisturizer in one”. I am not super big on multi purpose products because I find they do everything “OK” when I’d rather have the product do ONE THING “really, really well”. Maybe I’m kind of a snob, but…I’m probably not going to use this. (Full size- $29.98)
Briogeo Natural Performance “Don’t Despair, Repair!” Deep Conditioning Mask (1 oz. sample size) : Thank you Ipsy for sending a deep conditioner that actually has enough product in it to use on my ENTIRE head of hair! The conditioner itself seems to be very thick and creamy, and the scent is very natural and clean, definitely like sweet almond and argan oil. Like this one a lot. (Full size- $26.00)
Hikari Cosmetics Lipstick in “cabernet” (full size) : I am going to be experimenting a bit with this lipstick shade- cabernet, like the name implies, is a deep berry shade that will look great with my skin tone and the upcoming cooler weather. The lipstick applies evenly and has a highly pigmented satin finish- based on a swatch, it seems like it may be a bit dry…we shall see. The sleek black and white packaging is a nice idea, but a bit cheap. (Full size- $13.00)
Soooo…..who else got Ipsy this month? Any thoughts on what you received?