Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ipsy February

   I was kind of hoping for a nice Valentine's Day themed Ipsy glam bag this month, since most of the other subscription services seemed to be going for a Hollywood theme thanks to the Oscars. But they went with an A-List themed assortment of products that focused on making us glamorous and camera ready!

this month the lining was red!

   In my bag I received a Mica Beauty gel eyeliner, a mini tube of POP Beauty mascara, two Lash Cards, a mini eyeshadow quad from Coastal Scents, and a mini tube of Pixi's Poreless and Flawless face primer.

Mica Beauty Gel Eyeliner, Black ($35.00 for full size)

   I think this was my favorite product in the bag! This eyeliner is so creamy and easy to apply, it just glides on! I have an angled eyeliner brush, and paired with that I had great coverage! This eyeliner is highly pigmented, and it lasts all day! There was no smudging at all, and even though my eyes teared up a bit the eyeliner didn't come off at all! I had never used a gel eyeliner before, and I honestly have to say next to liner pens this is one of the best liners I've ever used!

POP Beauty Mascara, Black ($18.50 for full size)

   This is a pretty nice mascara. It gives lashes a full and dramatic look and dries quickly, but honestly as far as volume it falls kinda flat (makeup humor XD). 

   I do like how full it makes my lashes look, so the lack of volume isn't a big deal. Im glad I got to try this though, I didn't even know POP had mascara!

Lash Card ($6.99 for 10 pack)

   I received these exact same samples in my Beauty Army box, so I kinda gave the side eye when I saw the little banner in the corner of the package that said Ipsy exclusive. 

   Anyways, just like I said in my Beauty Army review, these are good and serve their purpose. Each card is good for at least two uses, and prevents mascara from getting on eyelids and under the eyes. You can also use it as a liner stencil, something I figured out not too long ago. I'm sure it's nothing new, but it was new to me.

Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Quad (prices vary)

   This quad has some nice shades for a great smokey look. The shadows are highly pigmented, they blend well, and there was no creasing or fallout. This quad will last me a good while, so I won't be needing the full size anytime soon.

Pixi Poreless and Flawless Face Primer ($29.00 for full size)

   I wasn't sure I'd like this, but I was pleasantly surprised. While it didn't make me look poreless, it did make my pores visibly smaller. It didn't feel greasy on my face and it absorbed well. It didn't dry out my face either. A little goes a long way too, and it spreads very well. I don't really need this, but it was nice to try.

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  1. Gel liners are definitely good if you have a good control over applying it. I still need a lot of practice with it. I see you have join quite a few of these cosmetic sampling websites. Which one do you like the most so far?

    1. gel liners are quickly becoming a staple of mine! :) i have been checking out quite a few subs lately, i've been crazy busy so i haven't been able to keep up! but so far right now i have 2 favorite subs, ipsy and starlooks. ipsy is great for the money you pay, and the sample sizes are always deluxe, and we tend to get full size products often that cost more than the sub! starlooks is slightly more expensive, only by like 5 bucks but their service offers you 4-5 full size products every month plus a free birthday box in your birthday month! the products are from their own cosmetic line but you usually wind up with over 50 dollars worth of product having only paid 15 (about 17 w/ tax) for the sub! so i would definitely recommend those two! i'm still feeling out lip factory, i like the stuff i've been receiving but i'm not entirely sure for the price i pay (22 dollars) it's exactly worth it. i will see what happens this month when the next box comes, and hopefully i will be able to get in a review! :)

    2. What about the ones where you didn't have to pay anything such as Influenster and BzzAgent? What is our feel/experience with them? Do you think it's worthwhile to join?