Welcome to the month of love everyone! This month, Ipsy aptly included ultra feminine, pink products into their bag, and I love it! For the most part I was happy with this month’s bag, but am a little disappointed with a couple of the products. Let’s jump into it!
Ipsy Glam Bag, February 2016
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
I don’t use primers – my skin is dry and I have no issues with the longevity of my makeup. I have a box full of primer samples just waiting for use, and every month I try to fill out the survey and tell Ipsy to stop sending me primers… it’s not working. For once, I think I’ll give this primer a go. I’m intrigued by the oil formula, and I’m hoping that it’ll help shoot a bit of hydration into my skin.
This fast-absorbing hero blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils penetrate instantly to moisturize your face for seamless foundation application with a dewy, youthful finish. – Ipsy
Vintage by Jessica Liebskind Lip Gloss in Pink Sequin
At first I was a bit off put by this super sparkly lip gloss, but it is actually a really great formula to dab onto the center of your lips for a bit of a pouty look. I love that the applicator is a brush, and the formula is not overly sticky. Plus, the glitter isn’t very gritty, so you don’t get that grainy feeling on your lips. This isn’t something I would have purchased myself, but it’s good to have in my collection. (swatch below)
Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Sierra Navada
Loose pigments are very impractical, I always seem to get the powder everywhere! However, this Naked Cosmetics pigment is an absolutely gorgeous chocolate brown with bronze shimmer, which would be perfect for a brown smokey eye. I don’t know that I’ll get a ton of use out of this, but it is very pretty. (swatch above)
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in I’m Kind of a Big Deal
This nail polish alone made the bag well worth the $10. I’m obsessed with the Trust Fund Beauty range, and I love that these nail polishes are 5 free of harmful chemicals. The idea behind the funny trust fund names is cute, and the formula is really great. It’s chip resistant, dries quickly, and has a beautiful shine. Plus, this pink shade came just in time for Valentine’s Day, and it is actually very unique. It’s a bit of a ballet color, but much deeper than polishes like Essie Fiji and Zoya Dot. I really really love it!
Margaret Dabbs London Nail File
If I had not received the nail polish, I would have been so annoyed that I received a nail file in my bag. I don’t file my nails, so I doubt this’ll get much use from me. It seems like a nice, crystal nail file, but I feel like it’s a bit of a cop out for Ipsy. Receiving eyeshadow brushes is one thing, but a nail file? Meh.
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