The theme of this month's bag, for me, seemed to be illiteracy. Two of the five products I received were items that I had noted in various reviews and my beauty profile that I did not want. I hope that Ipsy steps it up for my next bag.
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar (0.5 g, ~ $5): No matter how many bad reviews I leave for these crap-tastic eyeshadows, Ipsy keeps sending them to me. This is probably the worst one. Yeah...matte burgundy looks super duper on a pale person. I look like the Bride of Frankenstein.
Eva NYC Get Glossed Hair Serum (0.4 mL, ~$5): I felt like this product was just "meh." It made my hair a little bit glossier and frizz-free. However, I think I have 300 other products that work just as well.
Too Faced Hangover Primer (0.16 oz, ~ $5). Although this is a high-quality product, I am really disappointed that I got it. I specifically noted on my beauty profile that I did not want any more face primers. I already have a huge stockpile.
Vasanti Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush ($18): I go through makeup brushes fairly quickly. Get ready for some good ol' fashioned oversharing. I have greasy eyelids, so I tend to wash my eyeshadow brushes at least one per week. Therefore, as you can guess, they wear out a little bit quicker than I would like. So, I always like to have a stockpile of brushes. I really like the shape of this brush and the softness of the bristles. It's perfect for lid or crease application of shadow, but I think I am going to use this as a concealer brush.
Skyn Iceland Daily Cooling Lotion (15 mL, ~$10): Ipsy has made me a total Skyn Iceland addict. I love their undereye gels. I actually travel with these and pop them on during my cab ride to the hotel if I need to be beautiful and active immediately after exiting the plane. I've also started using their cleansing cloths. They are really gentle and great for blemish-prone and sensitive skin. So, I was obviously excited to try this lotion. And it's getting added to my travel bag. It's like having a little mini-facial. The lotion is cooling, without the burning sensation of some grocery store brands (I'm looking at your, Garnier).
I was actually really bummed out by this bag. I felt like most of the products did not match my beauty profile at all and completely ignored all the reviews I've placed on the site (i.e. telling them 5 or 6 times that I hate The Balm eye shadows).
- $10 per month
- 5 beauty products, some full sized (2-3) in each bag
- 1 cosmetic bag