I have been an Ipsy subscriber since November of last year. When I got my first bag I was so excited to receive it, i checked my spoilers when they were online and I was really excited to have some new products to try out and review and from companies that I hadn’t tried yet. Over the last few months though I just feel like the bags have gone downhill. I don’t know what it is, maybe the profiles aren’t working properly, maybe the people who curate the samples have changed, I don’t know and I have heard this same thing from a few other bloggers and YouTubers. This month was no exception, like I always do I checked my spoilers and was immediately disappointed, but I decided to wait until I received the physical bag, which was this evening.
The bag itself is really pretty, Pinkish with black lace along the top where the zipper is and a high quality feeling “suede” fabric, complete with a black zipper and pull with ipsy printed in pink. Here is a picture below, again I think the bag is my favorite thing this month.
So I opened the bag and looked at my products one by one and swatching what I could.
The first product I recieved is a five minute facial mask from bioBELLE, I have never tried this brand before and I do enjoy a sheet mask so we shall see how this works later. Personally I would rather have gotten a brush, but it is what it is.
My second item was from Seraphine Botanicals in the shade LYCHEE + GOLD , described as a “Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush”, this is a vegan, GMO-Fre, Gluten Free, brand that is not tested on animals, well I like that, upon opening the box it came in, i was greeted by a white case with a clear top and a pretty rosy color, I opened it watched it and then watched again and again and saw no pigment on my hand, I will have to try this on my face before I make a final judgement, but it seems to close to my skin tone to make a difference. The image in the middle was taken with the flash and the one on the right was normal, as you can see nothing showing up, but I will try this tomorrow until I make a final judgement.
Next I found a liquid lipstick from Ofra, I have never tried Ofra before but the color is the same as the last two I have received from Ipsy, again I would have preferred a red, or a nude, or maybe something not pink. I swatched the product and it looks pretty, and the doe foot applicator is a pretty nice shape so I will try this tomorrow as well. Again the one on the left is with flash and the one on the right is normal light.
My third product was the one I was most excited about when I saw the spoiler because eyeshadows are my favorite and this one was a loose powder from Marsk in the shade foiled again, this is described on the website as a mineral eyeshadow and retails for $22.50. Inspecting the package the pigment looked dark charcoal grey, when I watched it, I got light silver, so once again disappointed, I will see what looks I can create with this and give a final judgement, but for now its not looking good. The do have some pretty colors on their website, depending on how this goes I may try some more colors.
My fifth and final product is from it cosmetics, the BYE BYE Undereye full coverage, into-aging, waterproof, concealer, now I love it’s products and Im willing to try tis one, maybe it will be better than shape tape. I will be trying this tomorrow, I did not swatch this because its a concealer, I received the shade Medium Tan. The claim on the package says that “it’s 8 hours of sleep in a tube”, we will have to see about that.
So I will be applying a mask this evening and let you know how that goes. I will also use the cosmetic products tomorrow and give feedback on how the actual application goes.
Do you subscribe to Ipsy? do you subscribe to any other monthly service? which one? why do you like it? let me know in the comments!