For those who don’t know the Regular IPSY bag is $10/ month, charges on the 1st, ships between the 6th and the 10th (later if you have ad-ons). Add ons can be chosen on the 2nd you can add up to three add ons (full size is $12, deluxe samples $3). These ship with your bag so there is no additional shipping charge. I not only like the no additional shipping, but I really like the set price. This month I got the HUDA Beauty Mauve obsessions palette as an add-on but I will be reviewing it separately. As for what came in my bag…
First up is the MÍDFLOWER Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask. It is a sheet mask although it was a little different. The texture is different and instead of wearing it for a set time, you keep it on until it starts to dry out. It was a little strange, but when I took it off, my skin was fabulously hydrated, which is the point of the mask.
Next came the PACIFICA BEAUTY Bronzer Blush Duo. It is adorable and has a mirror on the back. I like the concept of the combo in one palette (mostly because I have a small bathroom and space is always an issue). I wanted to like it. But I just didn’t. Its kind of a consistent theme with me for this brand. I suspect that despite its claim of buildability, the product is just too light for my skin tone. I am going to pass it on to a more fair skinned friend and see if she does better with it, but for me, I could have swirled circular clown markings on my cheeks and you wouldn’t have been able to tell.
On to the next product which was BENEFIT COSMETICS Roller Lash Curling Mascara in Black. I love benefit cosmetics, I use mascara pretty much every day and I have three of these sitting in my drawer. Two I believe from IPSY. I think the other one was from Birchbox. It’s a good product, but I will be passing it along to someone else.
THEBALM COSMETICS Eyeshadow in The Rundown came out of my bag next and as always the packaging made me smile. The color is nice, the formula is great. Despite the great looking packaging though, a part of me wishes I could pop it out and put it in a magnetic palette. The singular eyeshadows I can’t put in a palette tend to get lost in the back of the drawer. But I like it and as long as it is on the counter I will remember to use it.
Finally I pulled from my bag a COLOR CLUB Nail Polish in Mrs. Robinson. It is pigmented. It is long lasting. It is also a bright pink I will never wear. My 10 year old niece loves it though so it will be put to good use. Admittedly she thinks Mrs. Robinson was the nosy neighbor in the re-runs of three’s company and I declined to explain The Graduate to her. Hopefully no one else will either and her mother won’t yell at me.
Over all this wasn’t the greatest bag. It was okay, but most of it will be passed on to someone else. Hopefully they will find it of more use than I do. I’ve noticed they occasionally have dud months, but at least they are few and far between. Fingers crossed that next month is better.