So this is my first beauty subscription and I was so hyped up about it that I decided to share the discovery with everybody virtually. I found Ipsy on YouTube where I was recommended videos by its feed on some wannabe makeup gurus channel. That individual would give reviews on the bag and talk about how you could get the subscription. The detail that sparked my interest was that Ipsy only cost ten dollars a month. For that amount you would get a chance to try four to six items per month and there was a possibility of the items being full sized.I never imagined that the anticipation would kill me. The fact that I had signed up after March 1st meant that I had to wait for the bag that would be offered next month. My mouth literally watered. I would go and look on various YouTube channels at the bags that everybody had gotten over the course of a year. My fiance kept on hearing about this bag aka beauty subscription until his ears blistered and he felt like a new addition of the family was arriving. It didn't help that on Facebook Ipsy kept on giving such illustrative hints that teased the imagination. So if you want to try this beauty subscription click here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/8p30
Finally my bag did arrive! The items included weren't completely a surprise but a tad bit disappointing because of the size.
The goodies that I loved in my bag were the following:
1. City Color White Color Shadow and Highlight Mouse
Even though it was a full sized item I still thought it was a tad bit on the small side. Like come on it isn't even 1 oz! I can imagine using this color as not only an obvious eyeshadow but also to try as a highlight. Being a makeup newbie highlight would be an unexplored territory for me. On the website it says that these retails for $3.99.
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide- On Eye Pencil Travel Size:
OK, so who doesn't like Urban Decay?! I have heard so many raves about this product on YouTube. The fact that I got this in my Ipsy bag was an unexpected boon. I had tried one of the Urban decays eyeliners in the past but in the color purple. Unfortunately, my eyes didn't take too kindly to the product since I am allergic to the some ingredient in colored pencils for most brands. Hopefully the black color, which I use often, will work out and it came with an attached tutorial on smokey eyes. This usually retails for ten dollars which covers the entire price of the bag.
3. Tinted Lip Balm by Cailyn:
This lip balms style was an eye catcher for me. I was keeping my fingers crossed that I would get this item. I was thrown outta my comfort zone when I saw that the color I had received was Acid Pink which is close to the Orchid color featured in many upcoming spring trends. Surprisingly my lips looks gorgeous. Even though I am a caffeine drinker and was concerned that my teeth would be too stained, they gleamed white. The only shortcoming was that the product sat in my lips fine lines so exfoliating is a given even though this is a lip balm. Also it wasn't as moisturizing for me as other users had mentioned. This product was full sized and retails for $12. The brush was a lovely touch and makes it easier to apply the product.
4. Benefit lollitint:
This product was a sample size and reminded me of the retro days when staining your cheeks and lips were a given. I was disappointed that I had gotten a sample size because I could have just gotten that at Sephora for free. The upside is that the color is Orchid which was declared the color of the year. I also have never tried a product of this kind before.
5. Look So Natural Lashes by KISS
At least I can claim that I have owned a pair of lashed in my life! That being said I really would have gone without this product but since this subscription aims to explore makeup and beauty options, I was not too put out by this. I would have preferred to get my lashes in Vamp for Halloween but instead ended up with Flirty. I'll give it a try because I love KISS Nail Products. This item retails for $3.99 and is a full sized product.
So the total value of the items is rounded off to $30. Which isn't too bad for ten dollars. Considering the value of the past bags exceeded $60, I had expected more of a punch. The fact that all products come inside an IPSY themed make up bag is a nice touch. They also try to add some glam to the packaging by packing it in a bright pink bubble envelope. I felt like I got the value of my money this month for the subscription and have heard on YouTube that this is one of the better $10 subscriptions.
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