Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ipsy glam bag February 2016 Review

Ipsy is a beauty subscription box created by Michelle Phan. They send a mix of deluxe samples and full size beauty products, and a makeup bag. You take a beauty quiz and should receive items that match your profile. This is very similar to Birchbox, and an excellent way to build up your inventory and try out different brands before investing in a full size purchase.
Cost: $10
How Often: Monthly
Ships To: United States & Canada via USPS and DHL
The theme this month is Pretty In #IpsyPink. LOL
I'm not overly thrilled with the beauty bag this month. It's a little too "beaded" for my taste. But I do like the hot pink color on the back of the bag.
Jerry Shore Spa Anti Aging Lip & Hand Polish Vanilla Bean - $25. This tube is 1 oz and costs $25? That seems a little pricey to me! This polish exfoliates dead flaky skin, leaving new skin refined and hydrated. Also, you can use on your lips before applying any of your favorite lip and hand products for noticeably smoother application. Formulated using the best quality, all natural ingredients. Made with all natural brown sugar, vanilla bean extract, anti-aging vitamin E and nutrient dense jojoba oil, shea butter and plant extracts. Paraben free, non-toxic, cruelty free.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil - $5.46. This was .13 oz. This primers specially formulated in a lightweight, lustrous oil. 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. You can use under your makeup or you can even use on your hair.
Chella Lipstick Pencil in Passionate Pink - $18. This one is .04 oz, and I totally can't figure out if this is full size. I initially thought this was coral, because the tube is orange it kind of threw me off, but the lipstick is actually a pink. Anyway, I love Chella eyeliners, they are seriously great, so I will have try the lipstick. It's high in Vitamins C & E and Sunflower Oil.
Paula Dorf Baby Eyes Enhancer - $20 for Full Size. Line your waterline to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter (a tip I just read from ALLURE), or use as a highlighter at the inner corners. Can also be used above your lip line to enhance a pout.
Luxie Flat Definer Brush #221 - $12. Handcrafted with synthetic bristles, this vegan makeup brush is both cruelty-free and paraben-free. Coated in a revolutionary antibacterial solution, the brush is fresh and clean on the skin. The tight density of the brush creates a precise makeup application. I've received Luxie brushes before and I really like them. Cute for this months pink theme.
That's it for this months Ipsy!