Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Ipsy Review

I am loving my monthly Ipsy subscription! For $10 a month, I get a cute makeup bag with 5 products inside. It's totally affordable, and I've found lots of new beauty products I wouldn't have tried otherwise along the way. As I give feedback each month, the products inside continue to be tailored to my preferences. April was my favorite bag yet! Just check out how cute it is. 

I love the burlap look with the bright colors woven in. I'm also exited to find out what's inside though. Here's April's loot. 

First of all, I'm loving the bright pink polish but y'all know I'm totally loyal to Jamberry. I'd totally recommend our Kiss lacquer or Haute Pink wraps for the same look. I didn't try the sample and left feedback that I'd prefer not to receive polish again. Can you blame me, I mean... look how pretty Jamberry is!

Back to my Ipsy bag. I was drawn to the lip balm. It's Olive Natural Beauty formulated for dry, cracked lips. With winter on its way out and spring allergy season its way in {hello, mouth-breathing at night} it was perfect timing. I'm a pretty picky lip balm lady because I can't stand for anything to feel too waxy. This one is just the perfect mix and I've been using it under my lip stain. Love the way it feels and would definitely buy it again. It comes in different flavors. I have the Oats and Honey, but I definitely want to try to Lemon and Lavender. 

I love eyeshadow and tend to stick to my Sephora nudes by default, so I enjoy getting eyeshadow in my Ipsy bags to mix it up. This month's was Nude Dude by theBalm Cosmetics. Okay, seriously? The packaging was too cute. I really liked the shade too. I received Flirty, which was a nice bronze with a hint of shimmer in it. Whenever I'm reviewing products for the first time I use them on their own, but this shade can definitely be layered and even applied wet to make it more intense. On its own, it's great for a daytime look though. 

Then I tried Pandora's Makeup Box Pink Carnation blush. This shade was way too bright for me though. I had to tone it down with more foundation on top. I like the texture and would try it in a different shade though. I'd try it in a classic pink or maybe even passion fruit. 
Classic Pink-- a pink-toned beige

Finally, my last item was an oval concealer brush by Crown Brush. I really liked it! I'm new to all of these different brushes and love seeing how they all work. This one was a nice mix of firm and soft. The tapered tip is perfect for blending and the soft sides work well for shadows. I'd definitely buy other brushes from Crown Brush, nice quality. 

So, here's the final look with the lip balm base under my lip stain, toned down blush, and light bronze eye shadow. It's a nice, natural look for daytime. Looking forward to playing with that eyeshadow some more for a date night look. 

I've been racking up points each month by reviewing my products so I was just able to cash some of them in for this Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadown Brush, totally free. They'll just add it to my next bag, yay! 

That was fun! If you want to get your own Ipsy bag next month, you gotta subscribe!

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