I’d like to start with how annoying it is that my bag always comes in at the middle of the month. I don’t know why that irks me so much. Ok, rant over 🙂
This month ipsy theme is Time to Shine
I have the base glam bag subscription and here is what I received
This month I selected Tarte surfer girl volumizing mascara. I like getting to try new mascaras and minis are easy to use up
The other items are
I got the comb as an add on because I needed one, but I didn’t want to make time to go buy one so I’m happy I got this in my bag.
Real Her mini lisptick in Girl Power
Ahava Sea kissed mineral hand cream
Glowiest Youthful Glow and Peachy Glow face mask duo
Refreshments Tangles be Tamed con in lavender fizz
Benefit Porefessional hydrate primer
The Ahava cream is nice to throw in a bag or leave in the car, especially now that it’s gotten cold and my hands get dry often.
The face masks are eh. I haven’t been using have masks recently but I enjoy them overall and should probably get back into the habit of using them.
The hydrating primer is also just eh. I’ll probably mix it with a mattifying or pore blurring primer. I’ll get use out of it but it isn’t my preferred primer type.
The Real Her lipstick. Hmmm. I’m torn about this brand as a whole. The intent is nice – positive affirmations, enhancing natural beauty and community give back. The issue I have is that I’ve never really liked a product enough to keep it, use it or recommend it. I do like the color, it’s a nice mauve, but the formula is too much like a balm for me. I also like that this is a mini, using up an entire product might motivate me to keep it.
Overall this month’s bag was OK. I’m happy I got a comb for $3 and without having to leave my house, and it’s nice to have a new mascara and hand cream. Plus, I do like the makeup bag. I’ll get use out of two of the other three products, maybe even the third one so I’m overall satisfied with this month’s bag.
Do you have this subscription? What did you get and what did you like?
Today I really wanted to use the Raw Beauty Kristi Colourpop collab but I also really wanted to use the second Morphe Jaclyn Hill collab. Fortunately, the two compliment each other!
I pulled crease colors from the Jaclyn Hill palette and the lower lash line color.f
From the Colourpop palette, I pulled darker colors to add depth to the look and the lid colors.
I wanted to blend Evergreen into West Coast to the out end but West Coast was too yellow gold for what I wanted to i layered Evergreen on top instead.
Other products used:
WetNWild Photofocus foundation dewy in Golden Beige. I usually go for matte but this has the perfect satin finish, not dewy at all!
Maybelline age rewind in 120 light. I used to really like this but lately it’s been feeling dry on my skin
Marc Jacobs Finish Line powder
Doll 10 Popstar Peach. I usually use this under powder but I forgot and figured I’d try it over. I didn’t notice any affect on my foundation but it made for a much brighter blush when I layered a powder over it. This was a Jen Phelps, on YouTube, recommendation and it’s hands down one of the best formulas. In not sure how I feel about the scent though. It’s a nice, yummy vanilla but it feels weird applying it to my face. I haven’t noticed it affecting my skin though
WetNWild Mellow Wine blush over to set (can skip two blushes but I don’t)
Smashbox Cali Contour palette for bronzer/contour and highlight. I like but don’t love. I want to love this palette so I keep it around
Urban Decay Horchata lipstick – the vice lipsticks were reformulated and the new ones are some of the most hydrating matte lipsticks I’ve tried
WetNWild Brow Sessive in Medium Brown. This is $1.99 on Target’s website and Amazon. I’ve really been loving this pencil, it’s soft and blends is perfect for my needs – which is just to fill in and brush out
I am all about bullet lipsticks and the more matte they are, the better! This usually means extra lip balm and nighttime treatment but every now and then I find a nice matte lipstick that doesn’t suck the life out of my lips.
Melt Cosmetics released some matte lipsticks in May but since I was holding out for the Sephora VIB sale (Nov 5-15) I just discovered them.
On-the-go is described as a “dusty rose pink”. The forumla is very comfortable to wear and it fades nicely throughout the day leaving my lips a bit stained. The compact packaging makes it easy to take with you. It has a magnetic closure and a nice weight to it.
I also picked up Old Rose and have since ordered a couple more shades.
Have you tried these? Are you interested in these lipsticks?
I received my ipsy August bag this weekend and here is what I got
Lately my favorite part of the subscription have been the bags. These are perfect to organize my bag or to just carry the essentials around with me. I love this design and the clasp feature.
For the products:
BRTC Korea Vitamin B5 Velvet Mask & Vitamin A Velvet Mask Duo m2ü nyc Eye Primer in Nude Shades by Shan Highlighter Single in Irma Tatcha The Rice Wash TheBalm Bronzilla
Well, just realized this never made it out of my drafts and I’ve already received October’s bag. Oops.
The one item I’ve been consistently using from this bag is the Tatcha Rice Wash. It has just a bit of texture that feels like it’s washing away any dirt or oil stuck in your pores.
The only items I haven’t used are the face masks, I haven’t really been using them lately. The rest of the products are all nice and will be perfect for travel or even to keep in your purse to lightly even up after a long day.
Sandstone is one of my favorite palettes despite having so many of the matte with tiny glitter shades.
I think the mattes with the glitter apply nicely and blend easily. If you tap your brush you can tap off most of the loose glitter. You can also apply the color with a brush then tap it on with your finger to apply/keep the glitter on. I wound also recommend using a glitter or loose pigment primer.
I love the metallics/shimmers in this palette and love this color story in general. Here is a step by step on this look.
The palette is currently on sale for $11 as part of Colourpop’s “last call” sale so if you’re interested, now’s the best time to buy!
As soon as I saw this color story I was on love! Too bad regular price the palette is $35. I’m not sure why but to me that seems like too much to pay for a NYX palette despite the amount of shades offered
I ended up having to wait a few months for the palette to go on sale and when it finally did I paid about $25 for it, in case you’re like me and don’t want to pay the full price.
I do love the color story, and the products are easy to blend, durable and the metallics are gorgeous.
Here I went with something fast and simple but was about to make it exciting by using the lime green yellow
I started with 1 in my crease, softly blending it out and very lightly building it up until I achieved the color I wanted
I darker the outer V of my lid with 2 and lightly swept it into the crease
Then I applied NYX glitter primer in the remaining 2/3 of my lids and applied 3 to the center portion and 4 to the inner 1/3. I blended between the two to avoid a hard line.
I used a little bit of 5 to blend 3 into 2.
For my lower lash I used 6 so over the lower lash and 7 tight against my lash line.
I asked friends to select colors for me to use and this incorporated two options.
What do you think of this palette?
Are there any looks you’d like to see? Feel free to DM me on Instagram a screen shot selecting colors if it’s a palette without color names!