Ipsy was offering two different bags this month. Both had the same design, but one was a brown and gold color, the other blue. I wanted the brown and gold because it had a sort of vintage look about it that reminded me of the 70’s. Of course they sent me the blue one instead, which I had a feeling they would.
Naked Cosmetics: Loose Powder (in shade Mother Nature #06)
I’m truly in love with the color of this powder. It’s a brown and blue duochrome shade. The brown goes on more translucent and the blue is shimmery. The big problem I have with this is that it’s a loose powder. I probably won’t use this as much as I would like because of how messy it is. When I apply it, I always end up getting it all over my face, even when I’m being careful. I would like this a lot more if it wasn’t for that.
Touch In Sol: Advanced Real Moisture Foundation
I haven’t worn foundation in months because I don’t like the heavy feeling that a lot of foundations have. I stick to bb cream instead because it’s lighter and feels less oily on my face. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation. It’s not full coverage, so it actually applies similar to the bb cream I’ve been using. Even without being full coverage, I still find it evens out my skin tone and serves its purpose.
Global Beauty Care: Dead Sea Mud Mask
I love face masks, but I wasn’t that excited when I saw I was receiving this. Mostly because I’ve used another dead sea mud mask and didn’t really like it since it seemed to dry out my skin. This mask left me pleasantly surprised. I liked it a lot better than the previous dead sea mask I used. My skin actually felt hydrated afterwards and not dry. My skin also felt smooth and looked radiant. The great thing about this packaging is that it comes with a cap to seal it back up so you can get multiple uses out of this.
Tarte: Amazonian Clay Blush (in shade Quirky)
I’m getting tired of ipsy sending me so many blushes. I really have more than I need right now. With that said, this blush by Tarte is quite decent. It’s a nice shade and is fairly pigmented. I like the packaging it’s in as well.
Benefit Cosmetics: They’re Real! Mascara
Really ipsy? Another mascara? I currently have five mascara’s sitting in my drawer that I got from ipsy. One of those is the Smashbox X-rated mascara that is amazing and became my go-to. I can’t say the same for the rest of them, including this one. I thought the last mascara they sent me was unimpressive, but this one was even more-so. It did not do anything to add volume to my lashes, and I actually found it to be slightly clumpy.