Ipsy wasn’t too bad this month. Okay, okay – I saw a bunch of nail polishes go out and really wished I would have nabbed one of those! On the whole, though, Ipsy did good for me.
The bag this month felt like a wetsuit on one side, and had “ipsy” textured into the other. It was cute, and I already used it for an overnighter! I have to admit I loves me my bags and boxes. I’m a container freak, I guess – ven though I’m not nearly as organized as you’d think I’d be with all those storage bits lying around.
The foundation primer is: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I was thrilled when I saw that little tube in my bag! I’ve always wanted to try this, but wasn’t sure about dropping $36.00 for the full size and then discovering I didn’t care for it. Now, after trying it, I really love it. It’s oil-free, goes on smoothly, and leaves my skin feeling like silk.
The lip stain is: J. Cat Beauty’s Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain. The color I received was Hikilicious. I’m not that enthused by the color, though if I use in underneath other lip stuff it’ll probably be great. The applicator is a straight, thin sponge on the end of a plastic wand, and I actually like that. I know it’s not the doe-foot most people would prefer, though. The smell is minty but not overwhelming, and the formula is nice – it’s really not drying out my lips at all while giving them the stain it’s supposed to. I will say – if you don’t blot your lips (and blot them well!) you’re going to have this stuff coming off onto everything.
The eyeliner is: Intensively Precise Eyeliner by Aurora. I got the shade Blackberry – and the container says this little guy is waterproof, smudgeproof, alcohol free, paraben free, and perfume free! The applicator is a small felt-tip, which I really like. Unfortunately, I am not the best at putting fine lines on my eyelids, but I guess I’m really going to begin practicing, huh? I had just bought the Benefit’ s They’re Real! Push Up Eyeliner soI didn’t really need another one, but I don’t mind adding to my little stash – plus it gives me the chance to compare the two.
The eyeshadow crayon is: treStique Mini Shadow Crayon. They sent me the shade Marimoto Pink Pearl, which looks more like a coppery gold to me than a pink pearly color. I’ve used this a couple times, and it’s nice. I like layering other powder shadows over it, letting the crayon’s color lightlight the center of my eyelid. The full sized version also has a smudger on the back of the tube, but that’s not included in the mini.
The eye pads are: Altcheck MD DePuff Eye Pads. I admit – I haven’t tried these yet. The reviews are really mixed, though a lot of the less-than-stellar reviews seem to be from people who don’t want something like this or who wouldn’t have a use for them. Hey, I’ll use them! I just haven’t had a reason to yet.
I can hardly wait to see what July brings! And if you’d like to try these monthly gifties, too, here’s the link to get you started: Get Started With Ipsy!