Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ipsy Review - December

Ipsy time!

As always, this is one of my favorite times of the month….I love getting this bag in the mail! As I’ve always said, this is the best bag out there, especially for such a low price.  If you are looking to start a beauty subscription, I would definitely try Ipsy first.
The theme of this month’s bag is “With <3 from Ipsy” and comes in a bright red bag with a quilt type pattern. I wish the bag wasn’t so plastic like, but that’s my only complaint.  I also got a nice extra (the shadow palette mentioned below) with a note telling me that I’ve subscribed to Ipsy for over three years now and that I was one of the first to subscribe, so they consider me a founding member.  How fun! I guess that shows how much I like it….three years and still going strong!
Next up…the December Ipsy bag!

1) Lather Honey Moisture Mask with Propolis Extract – .5 oz.
I love face masks!  The description for this one makes me giggle…”a relief mask for environmentally stressed skin.” Sounds so specific and fancy!  I like the smell of this…which is a good think because they recommend leaving it on for 20 minutes, which is long for a mask. In my opinion it smells a little like baby powder. 
Full Size: $22.00 for 4 oz. My Value: $2.75

2) Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer – .17 oz.
I’m a big fan of eyeshadow primer, I use it every single day. Generally I use Urban Decay, but I am excited to try this brand!
Full Size: $20.00 for .35 oz. My Value: $9.71

3) Pacifica Natural Lipstick in “Tender Heart” – .07 oz. (FULL SIZE)
I can’t decide if I like this or not.  I think it may be just a tad too orangey for me.  I will give it a go though. Hopefully it isn’t too drying. I do like that it is all natural and vegan.  That’s a good thing for a lip product!
 Full Size: $10.00 My Value: $10.00

4)  Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder in– .07 oz
This is another item I am excited to try.  I use a finishing powder every day also, so this is something right up my alley!  It’s a really well-known brand and line of makeup, but something I have never tried. I hope it works great!
Full Size: $14.00 for .13 oz. My Value: $7.53

5)  Klorane Floral Water Makeup Remover – .8 oz.
I was hoping this would smell really good….but it doesn’t smell any different than most makeup removers. I do like that is it considered soothing and for sensitive skin, because I tend to lean toward products like that!
Full Size: $10.00 for 3.38 oz. My Value: $2.36

6)  .em Michelle Phan Artistic Eye Color Palette in “Dublin Khakis”– .18 oz.
I am excited about this cute little palette!  It’s got great neutral colors and I do feel really special to receive one, knowing I am one of the first to try Ipsy and I still stick with it! Michelle Phan is the person who actually started the Ipsy Glam Bag, it’s cool that she has her own makeup line now!
Full Size: $28.00 My Value: $28.00
Final Cost: $10.00
Final Value: $32.35
With Gift: $60.35

I can’t say the value of this months bag (minus the bonus gift that not everyone received) is very great, but I do like almost all of the items!  The only thing that I don’t think I will use at all is the lipstick. I can’t wait to try the eye shadow palette and the makeup remover, plus the finishing powder is next on my list once my current powder is empty.

What are your thoughts?

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(As always, I swear I’m not a review blog….I just like sharing these things in hopes that other people will get to have the same fun that I do!  I am not compensated in any way.
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