Ipsy – June 2016

Ipsy - June 2016

If you’re not familiar with it, Ipsy is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included for the US; with an additional shipping fee for Canada).  Each month, subscribers receive 4-5 deluxe sample or full-size beauty and skincare products.  You also get a (sometimes) cute makeup bag containing all of the samples.

If you find yourself interested and want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

Ipsy - June 2016

Seraphine Botanicals Happy Hibiscus Blush (full size, $18) – This blush is a slightly shimmery neutral that I can see myself using as a blush and an eye shadow.  It also seems fairly long-wearing, which is a plus.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball (full size 0.05oz/$19, sample size 0.03oz/$11.40) – If the great peach to pink shift on this shadow wasn’t enough, it’s also highly pigmented, applies smoothly, blends well, and is long-lasting (with a primer).  Can’t ask for much more!

Ipsy - June 2016

Formula X Nail Polish in Wingwoman (full size 0.4oz/$10.50, sample size 0.13oz/$3.40) – I actually didn’t test this one out since I have other shades like it and reds/pinks aren’t shades I typically go for on my nails.  I can say that the other Formula X polishes I’ve tried applied easily and were fairly long-lasting.

Royal & Langnickel Crease/Smudge Brush (full size ~$5.99) – This 100% vegan double-sided brush is… average.  Not as soft as some of my other brushes, but not scratchy.

Clarisea Sea Salt Solutions Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask (full size 5oz/$18, sample size 1oz/$3.60) –  Whoa.  That name is a mouthful.  Despite the name, this product can be used both as a mask and as a cleanser.  To use it as a mask you mix with a few drops of water to form a paste, apply to your face, wait until dry, and rinse.  To use it as a cleanser you simply mix it with your regular cleanser, massage into your skin, and rinse.  I don’t use it as a whole-face treatment; instead, I focus on my nose and chin area as they seem to need the most ‘deep pore’ attention.  It’s a good product, but I’d suggest moisturizing after use.

 

Total Value: ~$42

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