So when I was getting this post together, I realized that I never posted about my December Glam Bag. I think with the holidays and the slew of packages that were coming to our apartment, it got lost in the mix. But I remember not being mad at it. Now let’s move along to January’s edition. The bag is cute. The blue with the cosmetic product shadows reminds me of a makeup skyline. The one thing that did strike me when I took it out of the package though, was the smell. Something with the design or manufacturing had a very heavy plasticky, pool float, smell…which is not what I want to smell in or around my makeup products. But it’s aired out fairly well, so I digress.
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil: I don’t love nor do I hate this. It’s a pretty color and very creamy and easy to apply. I suppose you could use this as a liner (which I would think would be pretty as a little pop on the lower lash line) or as a base for a shadow. The pencil is quite thin so you would be shading for a long while to cover the entire lid. The one thing that does bother me is that in one swipe, you don’t get as opaque of a color as I would like. The product has a good amount of shimmer/glitter and it takes at least two swipes to get up to an intensity I like.
Absolute! Makeup Wipes: I’m a big fan of makeup wipes. Sometimes, you just don’t have it in you to scrub and wash and all that jazz before bed. My eyes are super sensitive and will burn easily but I had no problem with these. Loved the cucumber scent, also. Altogether, a win.
Lee Anni 3 in 1 Revolotion Face Cream: I’m a smell person. I sniff everything before I put it on my face. Let me tell you ladies, this smelled so bad, that I couldn’t bear to put it anywhere near my face. I can’t even. It will be going in the trash. Plus, the packaging reminded me of something that someone packaged in the homeroom chemistry class.
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner: SCORE! I’ve been mulling over purchasing the full size of this for a while now so I’m super excited to have a little travel size to try first. I wear leave in conditioners every day and am always on the lookout for my next fave. I’ve been happy with everything that I’ve tried from the ‘Sexy Hair’ lines so far.
Mica Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Fiesta: I feel like I’ve said this before with an item from an Ipsy bag but a lip balm should be moisturizing. This is more of a lip stain. That being said, though, I like it. I just think it’s not labeled correctly. The color is very pretty and if I put a stain or a gloss over it, it feels fine on the lips and lasts for a good while. I’ll get good use out of it.
So there is the Ipsy run down for January. You guys get anything good? I went to IMATS last week and picked up a bunch of fun makeup goodies while in Cali so look out for some new reviews and looks!
And as always, click here if you want to get in on the Ipsy goodness: http://www.ipsy.com/r/2pbq