IPSY is a $10 a month beauty subscription service. Every month you receive 5 products and a makeup bag. For me it’s kinda hit or miss and this month… was a miss. Here’s what I got:
First the bag… it’s pink and fuzzy with gold detailing. Whatevs. I never do anything with the bags.
PRIVAI AQUA GEL MASQUE ($13.60)- this is a weird gel mask that reminds of something you’d use after getting a bad sunburn. McMeh.
SMASHBOX INSTA-MATTE ($12)- this stuff turns any type of lipstick matte. I experimented with it while I was working on my review of the new MUG lippies and it works. It’s a pretty cool product. I can’t complain.
MINTPEAR BEAUTY BLENDING SPONGE ($20)- this might quite possibly be the world’s worst beauty blender. I’m in no way exaggerating when I tell you that it’s effing terrible. It’s hard and it doesn’t expand at all. It seems to physically repel water.
NYX PRISMATIC EYESHADOW in PUNK HEART ($6)- this is pretty. I like these shadows and I didn’t have this one. Score.
AURORA INTENSIVELY PRECISE EYELINER in CINNAMON ($12, on sale for $8)- I really like the color but I wish it was a pencil liner instead of a liquid.
Swatches of the liner and eyeshadow.
IPSY is $10 a month and this month’s value is around $63. I’ll use the eyeshadow and I’ll probably use the eyeliner and the SMASHBOX thingy. And I suppose there’s a possibility that I might use the mask. The bootleg beauty blender could make a useful doorstop or possibly a bookend. Or maybe a dog toy. You know me, always the optimist (insert sarcasm here). So all and all it was pretty shit month for me. But you win some, you lose some. Later this week I’ll be reviewing the December Sephora and Popsugar boxes as well as the SE winter Popsugar box and the Winter Beautycon box!