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Monday, February 18, 2013

February Ipsy Glam Bag Review+Swatches

 This month's Ipsy bag was kind of a "meh" month when I saw the spoilers. But to be honest I didn't hate it that much after I got it and tried some of the things I got.

 I know this post is way late, but I didn't get my box as fast as some of the others did, which is totally fine, because Valentine's day was last week, so a lot of shipments were delayed.

 I got my box on Friday and got to try all of the products during the weekend. 

 I really liked this month's baggie! It's cute :) I hope they start sending baggies with patterns though.

Red Carpet Ready was this month's "theme".

Doesn't look too exciting, right?

Pixi – Flawless & Poreless Primer(15ml/0.5 floz): $14.50, full size is 30ml/1.01floz and goes for $29. This went on smooth on my face, it felt nice on the skin. I didn't see any difference regarding the size of my pores, it just worked like any other primer. Nothing bad, but nothing special either. It dries really quick and makes my skin feel really smooth and soft.

Mica Beauty Cosmetics – Gel Eyeliner: Full size $30. This liner is really pigmented and it just glides on my lid. I love applying liner with an angled liner brush(this one), it gives me so much precision and I can apply it so close to my lash line! This wore amazing even through tears, didn't move an inch, not even on the waterline! It's amazing, for upper lash line, bottom lash line and waterline.


Sorry about how messy it looks, did it in a hurry!

Lash Card(4):  $5.72, full size has 10 Lash Cards and goes for $6.99. Meh! That's all I can say, I didn't even use the ones I got from Ipsy, because I had an old pack from Beauty Army. As you can see on the package it says it prevents smudging and clumping, well clumping is not prevented at all and well about the smudging, it may prevent it, but I think it's way easier to just be careful while applying mascara.  A good use, instead of an aid to apply mascara, is to use it to prevent eye shadow falling all over your face! Also, you can use one as a template and use a thicker paper, like business cards and make a bunch of them. Not worth the money in my opinion.

Pop Beauty – Smokey Lash Kapow!!!(0.17oz/4.8g): $12.58, full size is 0.25oz and goes for $18.50. This mascara promises to give volume and length without clumping or flaking. It didn't add a lot of volume or length to my lashes. By this I don't mean it didn't add any at all, I'm just saying that I've had better. I saw a lot of people over on MakeupTalk complaining about getting raccoon eyes from this mascara, but I didn't. This wore great throughout the day for me, no raccoon eyes and no flaking at all. Again, I cried while wearing this and it behaved amazingly! I don't love this mascara, to be honest. It does have it's pros though, you can definitely build it up and it won't clump too much or not at all. I would recommend this if you are not looking for a lot of volume, but still want a bit of drama. I love volume for my lashes, so this is not for me.

I'm wearing about 3 coats of POP Beauty Lash Kapow!!! In this picture. I didn't apply more, because I didn't want a super dramatic look.

Coastal Scents – Eye Shadow Sample Set in Glitz & Glamour(2g/0.07oz for the quad): $3.06, full size of each eye shadow is 1.3g and goes for $1.99(All four would be $7.96 for 5.2g). The shadows in this quad are(From left to right, top to bottom): Ashen, Incognito, Gunmetal and Candlelight (I was holding the quad upside down when I took the picture LOL). All of these shades have a bit of fall out, but nothing that makes it impossible to work with. The lighter shades (Ashen and Candlelight) are really creamy and shimmery, really pretty shades. The dark ones(Incognito and Gunmetal) are not as creamy, but still really pretty. They all are really pigmented and it's super easy to create a look with. I love this quad, but I think I would have loved either one of the quads being sent out.

Swatches(with no primer): 

Coastal Scent – Eye Shadow Sample Set in Glitz & GlamourCoastal Scent – Eye Shadow Sample Set in Glitz & Glamour
Coastal Scent – Eye Shadow Sample Set in Glitz & Glamour

Look- wearing the liner, shadows and mascara:

I applied Candlelight to the brow bone and inner corner, Ashen to my lid and blended Gunmetal on top of Incognito on my crease. The liner is not super black and dramatic, because I didn't want a super dramatic look. The waterline is not the Mica Beauty one, but the upper lash one is.

Value and review:

 The value of my box this month is: $65.86. Pretty gewd for me! Considering the bag is $10/month.

  Things I liked: I loved the Coastal Scents quad, I have an 88 palette and this might be before they change the formulation of their eye shadows, but most of the shades are not pigmented at all. I liked the Mica Beauty liner a lot, it's really easy to work with it, it's really pigmented and wears great throughout the day. I liked the Pixi primer. It's nothing special, but it does make my skin feel super soft.

  Things I didn't like or didn't "love": I hate Lash Cards. I think it's way overpriced for what it is at the end of the day, it's a piece of carton or paper, what ever. I wasn't surprised by the mascara, it's OK, but nothing different or special, there are better mascaras out there.

 I still love my Ipsy subscription, I think it's worth it and really fun to get it every month.

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What was your favorite product in this month's Ipsy bag?

 Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money, and this is my own personal opinion :)


  1. I love the way you applied the eyeliner! I can never get mine to look like that so I just end up making the lines thick to conceal my mistakes ;)

    1. Thank you :) and that was 1 in a million times that I manage to get it to look like that lmao! Most of the time I do the same thing!