It’s Ipsy time! I was happy to receive my Ipsy bag last night, and I have it here to show you today. Ipsy’s theme for February is “Get Red Carpet Ready!” Glitz and glam! It’s all about the glorious red carpet with ipsy this month. February’s “Red Carpet Ready” Glam Bag has nothing but winners! Whether you have your “thank you” speech prepared or not, we are here to help you get ready for all the lights, camera, and action.
POP Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara: “This lash-POP-ing mascara makes lashes plump, long and lusciously flirty! Smudge proof formula adds volume while curling lashes up and out for a look that truly POPs your peepers!” Full size retails at $18.50 for 0.25 oz/7 g at popbeauty.co.uk. Sample size of 0.17 oz/4.8 g is worth $12.58.
The Lash Card: “Apply your mascara perfectly with the Lash Card! Say goodbye to smudging, clumping, and messy mascara application. The Lash Card has two curves on each side that fit a variety of eye shapes, making it easy to get those hard-to-reach lashes. Each Lash Card is individually wrapped for on-the-go application.” Full pack of 10 retails for $6.99 at lashcard.com. Sample size is 4 cards, worth $2.80.
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer: “The Pixi Flawless & Poreless primer creates a beautiful no-shine finish for flawless, long-lasting makeup application. This shine controlling, oil-free primer smooths out fine lines and hydrates while making pores instantly disappear. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types.” Full size is $29 for 30ml at pixibeauty.com. Sample size is 15 ml worth $14.50.
MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner: “Define eyes and apply eyeliner like a pro with the MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner! This smooth, highly pigmented gel eyeliner glides over the lid evenly and dries quickly for a long-wearing, smudge-proof finish. Comes in 5 other highly pigmented shades.” There was no label on this liner to say what size it is, but the general consensus on the web is that it is a full size sample. Yay! The gel liner is listed at .18 oz/5g for $35 at micabeauty.com.
Coastal Scents Shadow Palette Sample Quad: “Coastal Scents Shadow Palette Samples are an ideal way to try these highly pigmented, stunning shadows. These miniature-sized samples contain four hand-selected shades by ipsy, making it easy to create a variety of looks. Wear these pressed powders dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic look.” I received one of these back in October and decided that since Coastal Scents adds them into orders as free samples, I’m going to count this as an extra and not include it in my total. I freaking love the shades, though. Here’s a swatch over bare skin, no primer:
The grand total worth of my February Ispy bag is $64.88, plus the Coastal Scents quad and the bag itself (which is, admittedly, pretty plain and boring). Not bad for a $10 subscription fee. I already know that I love Coastal Scents shadows, and I am thrilled with the golden shades that came in my quad. That first shade, Dark Goldenrod, has a green duochrome flip to it that is gorgeous. I also know that I like the Pixi primer because it was featured in my October monthly favorites. I don’t really care about the Lash Cards, but I can’t expect to love everything that comes in my bag. I am curious about the Pop Beauty mascara because I have heard really good things about Pop Beauty. I’m also really curious about the MicaBeauty liner. I first heard about MicaBeauty around Christmas time because they had a kiosk set up in my local mall. I didn’t have time for a demo due to the hectic season, but I was interested in what they had to offer. I can’t wait to play with my new liner.
All in all, another great month from Ipsy. I have no regrets about canceling my Birchbox and sticking to Ipsy. For me and my needs, Ipsy is doing a great job.