Ipsy Bag Review – January 2016
My first month with Ipsy and I loved the items that came in my box. My style is to take the products and try them on to see if they feel good or not.
The products came in a pretty makeup bag with eyeglasses print on it. The bag it was sent in was a bright pink padded mailer – talk about knowing you are getting something good! My daughter was in love with the bag it came in, let alone the makeup.
This month is focused on eyes, and there is a postcard inside the bag that tells you “All Eyes On You” and shows the eyeliner. On the back of the postcard you just see a short summary and a way to win a glam bag for a year. Ipsy is a little different than the Allure Beauty Box in that it is customized a little to you. So they ask some questions about your favorite likes and what you are concerned about in your skin and colors of your hair and eyes. I do prefer the booklet that comes with the Allure kit, but I can figure out how to use these products so it’s ok.
In the pictures you can see the products. I used them several times before I wrote this review, so it’s my honest opinion about these and how they work.
Details of the Products
First off, I used the Pur-lisse Blue Lotus eye cream under my eyes. I have used it for several days now and I don’t really feel like it’s making a difference, and more like I notice the puffiness around my eyes more. You do receive a healthy portion of the product so you can use it for a while to check it out. It says it will reduce crow’s feet, I don’t have crow’s feet but I do have some wrinkles around the eyes and puffiness. (Why am I telling you this? ) Not really recommended.
Then you have the Hikari Mink color eye cream which is a metallicy and shiny color and glides on the lid. You can use the Smudge-tache Brush that comes in the bag to put it on, which is what I do. It picks up a good amount of eye makeup and it puts it right where you want it, and I didn’t notice a lot of feathery powder everywhere. I like the brush, and it gathers a lot of color for you. You can also use your finger to apply the mink eye color but your fingers can be dirty so I would use caution. Eye color looks good on – it’s very subtle and simple, almost a natural look with a little bit of glimmer.
Then you can line your eyes with the Mr. Write Now Jac Eyeliner. It’s a very light brown, and I thought it was too light at first, but once you put it on – it works well to just provide a nice color. I use liner under my bottom lashes and over the top lashes on the outer 1/3 of the lid. I also usually add a dark eye color in brown to the outside corner to open up my eyes. With the dark color, you won’t see this liner.
The liner itself works well and has a nice feel to it. I am using it most days now to just have a simple and natural day look.
Finally, there is a Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Lotion. This lotion smells like fresh cut grass. Last month, the Allure box had an item that smelled like grass as well. Must be a new trend. Anyway, this lotion is great, it absorbs fast and doesn’t leave a feeling of stickiness. I liked it but it took a bit for the smell to grow on me (like grass!). So overall I enjoyed the lotion.
Most items in this bag I will use. The eye cream will get used up but not purchased again. The generous amount of eye makeup is going to last a while, and the brush is easy to use for most any application. I have found that I like the eyeliner, even though at first I wasn’t sure. It’s a nice benefit to get the bag from Ipsy for the product to be in so you have something to use later.
Ipsy is a little less expensive than the Allure Beauty Box, but all in all you get a little less as well. I would like a little more explanation about the products in the box so I don’t have to go online to read about them. Thanks for reading – are you considering getting the Ipsy box subscription? Check it out here: Ipsy