Hearing many good things about IPSY, I decided to give it a try and this week I received my first makeup bag of samples.
What is IPSY?
Ipsy is a makeup/beauty monthly subscription founded by the Makeup Guru Youtuber Michelle Phan. Each month you get a couple of samples, travel-size and (sometimes full-size) makeup products to try. Each month has a theme, and that follows with a couple of makeup items that correlate to the theme. When signing up for Ipsy there is a style quiz that determines the type of makeup you’re already interested in or a fan of, and also the makeup you’re into trying out. Usually they send 4-6 makeup products in each bag. It is $10 per month and you can cancel anytime (but when registering there will be a wait-list…be patient, it is worth it!).
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For this month I received:
NYX Love in Rio eyeshadow (Shade: Moonlight Skinny Dip)
Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
Chella Eyeliner (Color: Indigo Blue)
Bare Minerals Lipstick (Color: Get Ready)
I was rather impressed with the amount given to me. Usually when it comes to the word “samples”, I think of tiny size amount. But Ipsy really gives you a good volume of product to try. My NYX palette and chella eyeliner are full-sized products, and the Pixi primer and Bare Mineral lipstick are samples; even though to me there a very big samples.
Before I blogged about what I received, I wanted to wear them and test it out and see if I truly like the products that were sent to me.
My favorite product was definitely the NYX Love in Rio palette. The colors are beautiful light glitter toffee gold, off-white, and a dark brown. I never go for crazy colorful eyeshadows; I’m a neutral type of woman all the way. So this palette was perfect for me.
I also loved the Marvelous Moxie bareMinerals lipstick. It is a nice warm rosy-pink tone and I usually don’t go for pink lipsticks; they tend to look very odd for my skin tone. (I mostly stick with the purple/red shades) Nonetheless this shade of pink is perfect match for my olive skin. It also feels amazing on the lips; very soft and hydrating. New fan of bareMinerals.
One product I am on the fence about is the Chella’s Indigo Blue eyeliner, only because the applying process isn’t as good as other eyeliners I have tried. I realized that it was a bit harder to get a good amount of color on the first try; I would have to layer it on, and sometimes while layering it on, the color would just wipe off (almost like it was marker applied to the skin). BUTTTTT I loveee the color; it is the perfect match for brown eyes and makes my eye color pop more. I would definitely now try more dark blue eyeliners but not from this brand. *insert sad face*
For the Pixi Primer, I honestly didn’t see much of a difference compared to the Sephora Primer that I used. But one difference is that Pixi has shimmer to it, which I was a bit skeptical because I did not want my face to be covered in specs of glitter. After applying it on my face, it i looked oily (it might just have been the effect of the shimmer), but it did have a matte feel finish.
Glad I decided to try ipsy and can’t wait for the next month!