Ipsy‘s February 2013 bag was put together to make subscribers red carpet ready. Since it’s awards season, these products are there to make you feel as glam as you would if you were walking the red carpet. All of the products were in a black vinyl bag which I thought was alright, besides being a little smelly!
Lash Card Individually Wrapped Mascara Shields: These are cards made of card-stock with a small curve and large curve on each side to prevent mascara smudges on your eyelids. I didn’t particularly care for these because I don’t have a problem with tons of smudging, but if I did, I could easily use a business card to prevent mess-ups. I wouldn’t recommend these!
Pixi Flawless & Poreless: This is a tinted primer to go under your foundation to help it last. It doesn’t have a silicone-y feel to me, it feels more moisturizing. It doesn’t smell like anything, maybe a little plastic-y. It’s a great natural primer because I find that my skin doesn’t look super-matte and fake, but natural and a little bit dewy.
POP Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow! Mascara: I love getting mascara samples in my boxes because they are the perfect size for a mascara without wasting much product. This mascara is super thickening and not very lengthening, so it’s ideal for layering!
Mica Beauty Cosmetics Gel Liner: I typically wouldn’t be too excited about a gel liner, because I don’t wear liner on my eyelids a lot. But, this was an exception because it was a black gel liner, which, surprisingly, I don’t have. I don’t have much to say besides that it does the job well and is very black.
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Palette: I’m not a fan of these palette samples because I never get colors that I’d actually wear. This palette is a combo of a matte yellow and a shimmery yellow-gold and 2 shimmery browns. I don’t think this is a cohesive look in my eyes because matte shadows look best in the crease in my opinion. I tried them on and they were pigmented, so that’s good. Others got better colors, so it’s really just a luck of the draw! I do like the sample size because I feel like it’s pretty unique to get samples of eyeshadow.
I’m thinking of unsubscribing soon just because I don’t feel the need to have all of these extra products anymore, I’m more into splurging for the products that I need now, I suppose!
What did you think of this bag?