Hello Ladies and Dudes,
It’s finally here! My very first Ipsy bag. This month’s bag features five items that I love and have been using for about a week. I wanted to give myself some time to actually use the items that were sent to me.
The First Impression:
The bag itself is a lovely coral with rose prints. I hear this month’s bag came in multiple color options. I’m very happy with mine as I have a love for the pink and orange hues. The bag is actually amazing. I’m always in the market for great makeup bags to take with me on trips or long nights out and the Ipsy bag work perfectly.
The bag itself would be worth $8-1$10.00 at a Walgreens or Target.
When you open the bag the first thing you really notice is the postcard. Mine is starring Crispy, the makeup artist, and she’s looking lovely as ever. It also has contest information on the back. The bag and postcard are themed for spring with light colors and bouncy fonts.
Here we have the 223 brush. It was great for adding colors to my lower lash area. It also smudges like a pro. It’s soft and smooth. I had no issues with this brush. Though, let’s be honest, you need three main things to make a great brush: Softness, number of bristles, and the brushes durability (no falling bristles).
This brush retails for $12.00.
Personally, I feel like you don’t have to spend that much on one brush to find a set that works just as great. I’m sure I’ll write on this soon, but there are other companies that will provide brushes for much less and they work just as great. Either way, I paid $10.00 for this Ipsy bag and I’m already getting my moneys worth.
For lips this bag featured the brand NudeStix lip + cheek pencil in the color Mystic .
I wore it while drinking coffee, eating breakfast and kissing my partner and it’s still on my lips. I love it! It goes on smooth and stays on smooth. It has no smell, which for many of us is a plus.
You can find this at Sephora in a package deal with a sharpener, mirror and black case for $24.00.
For Primer’s I was given Makeup Forever’s Step 1 skin equalizer. I normally use my Kat Von D primer but switched it out for Makeup Forever’s. It’s been just as great. I like Makeup Forever, so I don’t need to be sold on their products. Their eyebrow line is amazing.
This product retails for $37.00 at Sephora.
The Ultra Healing Hydrating Serum by FAB (First Aid Beauty).
I have dry skin. It’s the Middle Eastern in me, plus, I’ve got this IUD that’s messing with my skin. So, using this on my very angry face has been wonderful.
This item retails at $36.00.
And the last item on the list is the Collagene Spa Treatment Mask by Global Beauty Care. I actually used it on a vlog that I recently made: WATCH HERE and see picture below.
I loved using this mask. It really did make my skin feel like it was brand new.
This product retails at $10.00.
I think it’s clear that going through Ipsy saves you money. It really does give you the ability to test out products in their actual and miniature sizes before investing full-time.
For $10.00 a month it’s a great investment.
Note: I did pay for my yearly subscription up front and that got me one Ipsy bag for free! So, it’s even cheaper down the line.
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Have a lovely day!
<3 Brittany Simon