Hello gorgeous ladies and gents!
Today is Thursday the 15th, and I am feeling so behind on my blog posts! I should’ve posted this two days ago but life has other plans. I received my February Ipsy bag a few days ago and as always, am super excited to share it with you all.
Now, as much as I hate to be a downer, I’m really not a fan of the actual bag itself. When I saw the sneak peek of the bag at the beginning of the month I was really stoked because it looked like a silky type of material. I was pretty disappointed with the look of the bag in person. The material already looks worn and dated, not to mention the lace detail looks cheap as well. I do think Ipsy did well with the cute rubber zipper, but I think the bag looks better in photos than in person. Cute or not, I can still use it for holding and storing things, so it’s not really a big deal to me.
Ipsy did include this gorgeous photo with a few paragraphs on the back speaking about how sexiness isn’t limited to a person’s size, shape, or age. I really loved that aspect of this month’s bag, and I think everyone can use that kind of self-love and positivity in their lives. Now let me tell you how excited I am for the actual beauty products I received.
I received a matte liquid lip paint from Mellow Cosmetics in the shade Tehran. I can’t say how wearable the formula is since I haven’t had enough time to test it, but I have to say that the color is really gorgeous. The applicator is a simple doe’s foot applicator and the packaging itself is simple and classic. The color is a beautiful reddish brown nude, and is vegan and cruelty free as well. Win win!
I also received a brightening serum from M.A.D. Skincare. Their packaging is so simplistic (which I’m a huge fan of), and the serum itself is so hydrating and refreshing. I’m a huge fan of serum and this mini may have me purchasing the full size product. It also has a lovely fruity and herbal scent that is just subtle enough to enjoy and not be overwhelmed by. It left my skin feeling renewed, bright, and soft to the touch.
The third product I received is the Foiled Again mineral eyeshadow from Marsk Cosmetics. I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel about this eyeshadow, but after playing with it for a bit I think it brought out the kid in me. This metallic loose powder is cruelty free and reminds me of winter. I have yet to try the shadow wet, but I’m sure it’s even more beautiful. Just be careful once removing the sticker on the inside of the eyeshadow pot. This pigment is very loose and if you don’t handle the container carefully, it may fly out all over the place.
The fourth product is an Ipsy exclusive, dual-ended Luxie Beauty 249 brush. One end is a shader brush and the other is a fluffy blending brush, perfect for blending out crease shadows. I absolutely love Luxie and even though I already have a shader brush by them, a girl can never have too many eyeshadow brushes. The rose-gold and pale pink are adorable, and the brush is just great quality.
Now to the last (and best) product in my bag. The Luna by Luna highlighter in the shade Electra. Y’ALL. This was the one product I was really pumped about and it was just as pretty as I was expecting.
This baked formula produces the silkiest rose-gold sheen. I don’t even think my photo does it justice. I think it would look gorgeous on so many skintones and I really want to try out this company’s other highlighters that they offer. I can’t wait to try it out with a rose-gold or champagne eye look.
What items did you receive in your February Ipsy bag? Did you love them or hate them? Let me know in the comments below!