I’ve never been a huge fan of subscription boxes – They’re typically over-priced and impractical. But a few weeks ago I was introduced to Ipsy. The selling point for me was the price, $10. I also liked that I was able to fill out a profile about my coloring and make-up preferences so the bag is tailored more to my liking. My first bag arrived a few weeks ago, and to my surprise, I love it and have been using four of the five products…Daily!
Let’s start with the eyeliner, it’s Mr. Write (Now) in Jac. I’ve never heard of this brand before, it seems to sell at various places for $17. That’s a far cry from the Maybelline and Cover Girl eyeliners I typically use! It’s a mechanical pencil, and the color, Jac, is a light brown, which I think goes well with my blue/grey eyes.
I’m not sure if the contents of the bag is meant to be used together, but I’ve been using the eyeliner with the eyeshadow it came with: Naked, Sierra Nevada. It’s a loose golden/brown powder that I’ve been applying with my finger. Actually, I apply most of make-up with my fingers, as I feel like I have more control that way. I usually wear a taupe color on my eyes, but I’m really liking the lighter gold shimmer, especially with the eyeliner up against it!
The bag also came with a blush stick, trèStique in Bora Bora Coral. I’ve never used a blush stick before, and to be quite honest, am still not sure if I’m using it correctly, but regardless, I like the look I’m getting from it! I draw a few lines on my cheeks, then use my hands to rub it in. It gives my pale skin a nice rosey, porcelain doll-type look.
Lastly, I’ve been carrying around the Carrot + Rose hydrating cream, as my skin has been drier than usual so far this winter (I blame the pregnancy!). It’s a light and smooth cream that smells delicious! I haven’t been using the tub of cream the bag came with, mainly because I have a giant tub of Palmer’s coco butter I use, but I’m sure I’d like it, especially based on my love for the rest of the bag!
Let’s not forget the bag itself that the products come in. It’s SO CUTE, and practical for travel! I know I’m not going to be traveling much this year, but I think I’ll be storing my makeup in there for when the time comes to deliver the baby!
Here’s a close-up of the finished product: