June 2016 Ipsy Bag Review
After seeing sneak-peeks of the contents of this month’s Ipsy bag on Instagram I was very excited for it to arrive! This month’s theme is all about being rebellious, and I think most of the items fit the bill.
The product I’d seen the most and been the most excited about was an Urban Decay single eyeshadow in either a brown shade or a pink shade. I would have preferred the brown, but I received the pink shade “Fireball”. I suppose that’s my fault for putting “somewhat adventurous with make-up” when I started my subscription! I was also disappointed in the size—a few months ago I received a full size Ofra shadow in my Ipsy bag, which I love, and this is simply miniscule by comparison. “Fireball” is a bright pink shimmery shade with a blue undertone and a metallic sheen. The true color definitely doesn't come across in the photos, it's very bright. The formula seems nice but I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of this. It definitely fits the rebellious theme, though!
Fireball (right) compared to a MAC eyeshadow (left)
The next item in the bag is a small tube of the Hey Honey 24Seven Honey Day and Night moisturizing cream. I’ve used this a few times since I got it and it might be my favorite product from this bag! It’s a very thick cream that absorbs quickly and is intensely hydrating. I have somewhat dry skin so this is great for me, although I think it might be too heavy for others. I think I’ll save this for winter, when my skin is really problematic.
Next up is the Seraphine Botanicals blush is “Happy Hibiscus”. To me this looks more like a bronzer, it’s a ruddy beige shimmery shade that I don’t think would be flattering as a blush with my fair skin. The formulation is nice and smooth and it applies sheer. It’s a small size and it’s nice to travel. My natural tan is a warm shade so when I use this as a bronzer it looks very natural! Again, I think the light washed out my swatches a bit. This blush is a bit darker in real life.
Another product I received is a little tube of the Cake Beauty Everything Balm. From the bottle, this claims to be multipurpose: good for the lips, cuticles, hair, feet, etc. I’ve only tried it on my lips so I can’t attest to any of its other uses, but I could definitely see myself using it on my cuticles, too. It feels like Vaseline and the chemical fragrance makes me dislike using it on my lips.
The final item is a full-size stick of black kajal eyeliner from Vasanti. I used this today on my upper lash line and it’s holding up pretty well. Nothing revolutionary, but who doesn’t need more black eyeliner? (Technically me, but you know what I mean) This doesn’t pull at all and it’s quick and easy to use. It also fits the rebel theme nicely.
As for the bag itself, I’m not crazy about it. It’s covered in graffiti-like art and I just can’t see myself using it.
Once again, I’m happy to say that I’m pleased with my subscription and will use a majority of the products I’ve been given. This wasn’t my favorite bag but I still think it’s worth the money! The only thing I would like changed is a list of the products and how much they are worth; many other subscription services give that and it’s an easy way to see the value of the bag overall.
Happy Hibiscus, Fireball
Do you think you would use any of these products?