Wednesday, March 11, 2015

February Ipsy Bag

     This bag has been sitting in my "to be reviewed" pile for far too long!! I got a little behind and out of the habit of blogging recently and I'm trying to get caught up. I didn't receive my bag until almost March and although I was slow in trying the products, I'm glad I did.

     Ipsy's theme for February was love, not surprising due to Valentine's day and all of the products this month were designed to help you achieve a glowing look.  I was pretty impressed with the range of products in this bag and thought it was well put together.

     This month's bag included:

          - two GlamGlow BRIGHTMUD eye treatments,
          - Mitchell and Peach fine radiance face oil,
          - Luxie Beauty fine angled face brush #504,
          - Medusa's Makeup Safari eye shadow in Headhunter, and
          - ModelCO blush in Peach Bellini.

     I was really excited to receive the face oil and the brush. One can never have too many brushes and since my face is having a civil war between oily and dry right now, the face oil was a fun item to try. I tried one of the GlamGlow brightmud eye treatments and I really thought it made a difference in my undereye circles. It's hard to tell without a longer trial and I am saving the second one for a special occasion.  I was also hesitant to try the ModelCO  blush because it looks fairly orange-based but it goes on beautifully. The blush also reminds me a little of NARS Orgasm. As I don't own that one, I can't compare them. The eye shadow went on smoothly as well but as you'll see in the photos, it flaked a bit when I was swatching it on my finger. It applied much more smoothly with a brush.

     Overall, I loved this months bag. The products are all things I would use or want to try and the formula of the eye shadow and blush were great. I will probably use this blush quite frequently and it's a great size for traveling. The eye shadow reminds me of a few Urban Decay shadows I've had and I always love purple so it's a winner in my book.  Ipsy often surprises me with fun things to try that I wouldn't think to pick for myself. Maybe it's because I don't have high expectations but I almost always enjoy most of what I receive. I think most of the fun of beauty bags/boxes is trying new things.

What about you? Did you get anything fun in last month's bag?

***Disclaimer: All items mentioned in this or future posts have been purchased by me, at my own expense unless otherwise noted. I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any company or brand so you can be assured my opinions are mine alone. My opinions are based on my own experience and independent research. 

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