Ipsy is a $10 a month beauty subscription service that includes a makeup bag and 5 deluxe samples. Enough with the niceties. If you’re not in the mood for an AMT rant then now’s your chance to get off the train. Otherwise it’s full speed ahead! I’ve gotten some bad Ipsy bags before and I like to think that I usually take things like that in stride… but this month got me effing heated! Here’s what I got…
The bag- whatevs. I never give a shit about the bag. Moving on.
Naked Cosmetics ‘Mother Nature 06’ pigment ($14.99)- yay. Another basic blue brown mica pigment. Can you tell how pumped I am? *insert sarcasm here* So while this is quite possibly the most over done color of all time, I wasn’t pissed until I looked up the price. $15 for a .05oz mica pigment that probably cost them $15 for a pound?? Fuck outta here. Who would pay that?? Not really Ipsy’s fault but they already had me pissed so now no one’s safe.
Tini Beauty Candlelit Barfly Highlighter ($12)- Tini Beauty is a line of cosmetics…. inspired by cocktails. . . . I fucking can’t. I try to limit my swearing on the blog and this post is going to use up all my f-bombs for the rest of year. Sigh. It’s a cream highlighter stick. Pretty enough but obscenely over-priced considering how small it is (.12oz). Your standard drugstore highlighter stick (nyx, maybelline etc) is double the size and half the price. And it was made in China. I might use it once before it ends up rolling to the back of a drawer, where it will remain for anywhere from 6 months- 22 years. Depending on when I clean out my drawers next.
Tarte Cosmetics 12 hour blush in ‘Feisty’ ($7)- this is fine. I like Tarte blushes and the peachy terracotta color. So at least there was one redeeming item this month.
Crown Brush ‘Small Chisel Blush’ Brush ($5.69)- I dig crown brushes. They’re not the best quality ever, mine always get tossed within a year. But they get the job done and they’re extremely affordable. However this one was effed up from the jump.
See all those hairs poking out the side? Yeah they’re stuck like that. I figured it was just from being in the mail so I washed the brush and put a shadow guard on it to dry. Nope. No change. I suppose I could trim the stray hairs but fuck that. I’ve got a million brushes, I’m not taking extraordinary measures so that I can use this 5 dollar blush brush.
Too Faced Hangover Rx Setting Spray ($.50)- Here we go! The pièce de résistance! A friggin perfume tester vial with 2ml of setting spray! You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. I don’t expect full sized items from Ipsy. They don’t even need to half size. But 2ml?! When the regular bottle is 120ml??? That’s 1/60! Please, someone explain to me how that could be considered to be a ‘deluxe’ sample?? I’m a seething cauldron of rage just thinking about it. What’s next? Maybe one of those little paper perfume testers that fall out of magazines? Maybe that could be one of my samples next month? I swear if I didn’t get such a good response to my Ipsy reviews, I’d cancel over this bs. I know that I’m overreacting but this shit really pissed me off and I’m honestly insulted that they would include this bs as anything other than a bonus item. Okay. I think you get the point.
Ipsy is $10 a month and the value of my November bag is about $40. Normally Ipsy bags average at around $50. So the value of my bag wasn’t that much lower than usual. But as I said previously, I consider the pigment and highlighter stick to be very overpriced and the brush is already messed up and I haven’t even used it. I’m sure wouldn’t have judged the other items so harshly if I wasn’t already breathing fire and spitting tacks over that joke of a setting spray. I enjoy getting Ipsy every month and I’ve been subscribed for over four years but one more bag like this and I’m DONE! Rant over. I’m going to go punch a wall now.