I’ve been debating canceling my Ipsy subscription for awhile now. While I generally like and use 3 of the 4 or 5 products I feel so wasteful holding onto products that I don’t (or will never use) and having more makeup makes than I would ever use. But instead of canceling, I re-took the quiz and this month came out pretty great.
First impression/reviews and more pictures below!
- Chella Eyebrow Pencil in tantalizing taupe – Guys, this pencil. I didn’t have that high of hopes for it (which is weird, because I got a Chella highlighter pencil a while ago in a glam bag and love it.) But this pencil is honestly the ideal color for my brows. It’s thin and soft enough that you aren’t scribbling it on — super natural looking, which is great for filling in the bare (scar) patches in my brows. Honestly considering buying another one as backup while I still have the promo code.
- Luxie Beauty tapered blending eye brush 205 – Ipsy loves sending blending brushes, and I can’t say that I mind. All of the ones that I’ve gotten have been pretty good quality. This one happens to be super cute, soft and a good density to do what it’s supposed to.
- Bare Republic Naturals spf 30 mineral face sunscreen lotion – My standards for sunscreen are low. For sun protection, I don’t mind looking a bit greasy or having a white cast. As long as it protects me from the sun, I’m down. This sunscreen is thin, but I like how it feels. I hope the thinness doesn’t effect the efficacy and that it doesn’t break me out. Time will tell. Also I like the smell? It’s weird but I definitely like it.
- Nuxe Rêve de Miel® facial cleansing and make-up removing gel – This product confuses me. Sure it cleanses makeup off my face, but you’re supposed to avoid the eye area. Which is generally what I have the most trouble getting makeup off of. I like the smell well enough, but it’s a bit strong for a cleanser, in my opinion.
- Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in ozone w/ bonus revolution high-color lip gloss – I’m a fan of clear lip liners as primers. They’re versatile and always useful, so I like the lip pencil. The glosses on the other hand… maybe they would be better from the tube with the doe foot applicator. But at least Bitter Sweet, while a nice color, was a pain to get on using a lip brush. And while it made my lips look plump and it was pigmented, it went on patchy so on went more product. Which promptly smudged all over my water bottle and from the water bottle onto my face. I’ll stick to my lip drying mattes, I think.
- Ipsy x Breakups to Makeup the bag – Not going to lie, I like this bag. The slogan kind of makes me cringe, but at the same time I pulled it out of the mailer and was like #tru. Breakups to Makeup has “Love raised me Lipstick saved me” tanks and I’m definitely here for that. I mean I saved me, but lipstick helped for sure.