I know my Ipsy subscription was only on hold for like two months throughout all of 2018 but, oh my gosh, did I miss it! I am so happy to be receiving it again (even if they added tax fees).
The bag this month had gold sequins and a cute little zipper tassel?! Yes, yes, yes– so freakin’ cute!! The back is black pleather which I’m also lovin’.
What Was In My Bag?!
I am starting to think these postcards are in there to tell us the theme of the bag? Someone let me know if I am onto something!
High Dive Moisture + Shine Creme
This dream creme conditions and makes your hair so silky smooth, thanks to a blend of hair-helping ingredients. Sunflower seed extract protects your hair from heat styling. Provitamin B5 helps add serious shine.
My First Impression: Okay, I may actually give this hair product a shot. I like that it protects from heat styling and you are able to let your hair air dry after applying it. I’m never overly excited for any kind of hair product, though.
Full-Size Retail Value: $29.00 (5 fl. oz.)
Take Home the Bronze in Greg
Want a sunkissed glow that won’t fade through fall? Look no further than this highly-pigmented, matte-finish bronzer. We love it as a bronzer, but it works great as a contour powder too. It’s cruelty-free and vegan!
My First Impression: I was seriously laughing at the little bronze statue man when I first saw this– theBALM always has such fun packaging! I thought the swatch turned out nice and it was definitely super pigmented. I can’t wait to see how it looks on my face.
Full-Size Retail Value: $17.50
Blush in Skinny Dip
This matte-finish blush seriously compliments sparkly eye looks and will probaby be your BFF all party season long. This long-wearing formula is infused with kaolin and mica to keep your blush game strong all day long. The silky-smooth powder blends like a dream for a totally streak-free flush. The cool mauve shade looks gorg on all skin tones. No hard-to-pronounce ingredients to be found here.
My First Impression: The packaging of this blush reminded me of the dispensary! I honestly think that’s what they were going for though? A little tacky in my opinion (because it’s makeup… not weed) and I think this blush is going to be too light for my skin tone. “Gorg on all skin tones,” my ass. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the person or people who write for Ipsy?
Full-Size Retail Value: $14.00
Trust Fund Beauty
Nail Polish in Zero Carbs
This insanely opaque, super-pigmented nail polish is long-lasting and chip resistant. Zero Carbs is a chic, cool-toned gray shade. It’s cruelty-free, vegan, 10-free, and non-GMO.
My First Impression: Um, this is SO purple. I wish it were gray like the description tried to say. I don’t think it’s “insanely opaque” or “super-pigmented” at all. It took three layers to be completely opaque but, it did dry pretty fast compared to a lot of other polishes I’ve used. One day later, with only a base coat and no top, the tips have already chipped away. The formula was easy to work with just a little too thin.
Full-Size Retail Value: $15.00
Tapered Blending Brush 35E
The tapered tip of the bristles lets you sweep on shadow precisely and effortlessly without fallout. Use this versatile tool with *all* of your powder and cream shadows to effortlessly blend and diffuse, creating a softer look.
My First Impression: I squealed when I pulled this out. There is nothing I love more than receiving a makeup brush!! Especially a nice, fluffy, eyeshadow one like this. Cannot wait to see how it works. Let me know if you’ve tried any brushes by F.A.R.A.H.!
Full-Size Retail Value: $10.00
Lip Fondant in Power Trip
It’s long-lasting, non-drying, and smudge-proof–everything we look for in a matte lip color. The mousse-like texture goes on smooth and feels so light on your lips. Power Trip is a deep crimson with a hint of brick that might just get us over our winter blues. Like all of Half Caked’s products, it’s cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
My First Impression: The shade of this lip fondant is GORGEOUS. Such a deep, dark red. “Crimson with a hint of brick” are the perfect words to describe it. I didn’t wear it for long but, right when it dried I amazingly didn’t get that tight feeling. It goes on super wet and stays that way long enough for you to wipe away any mistakes you may have made. It was a nightmare to remove though.
Full-Size Retail Value: $16.00
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