Makeup, Skincare

Ipsy First Impression

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Ipsy is a $10/month subscription with free shipping within the US.  It includes five beauty products that are supposed to match the beauty quiz you take when signing up.  The first bag is billed as soon as you sign up and provide payment information, if you’re not in the waitlist.  The next months, you will be billed on the first of each month (if you choose the monthly plan).  As for the annual subscriptions, they bill you on the first day of the 12-month subscription.  For the annual subscription, you pay $110 and receive a free bag.  The bag is supposed to arrive approximately two weeks after billing.  Both subscriptions renew automatically and can be cancel anytime.  Shipping for Canada is $4.95 and taxes are applied to New York, California, North Carolina, and Texas.

I signed up for the monthly subscription on May 21, was put on waitlist but a few hours later I was taken out of the waitlist and was being billed for my first bag.  On June 11 I an email indicating that my bag had been shipped and received the bag in the mail on June 16.  When I opened the package, the first things I saw were the 3-tone bag and two sheet masks.

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These face masks are from the brand the SAEM. I tried the acai berry one and found that it has a strong scent.  The mask felt cooling on my skin with a little irritating/burning sensation on my moustache area.  When I took the face mask off, my face felt a bit hot, it was sticky, and I could still smell the scent for a while.

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Acai berry is for firming; apple is smoothing and brightening.

Inside the bag I found an OFRA cosmetics blush, a beauté basics eyeshadow, a Luxie makeup brush and a Jontéblu eyeliner.

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Brush is missing because I used it and forgot to put it back to take the photo 🙂

Let’s talk about the blush first.  According to the Ipsy website, the blush retails for $12.  It is a pressed powder formula that can be used not only as a blush but also as an eyeshadow and on the lips.  This is the first time I try an OFRA cosmetics product and I have to say that I’m impress.  This blush is so soft and pigmented that I’m kind of scare to use it.  It’s a bright pink color that needs just a little tap for both cheeks and it lasts all day long.

This next product is from a brand I’ve never heard before: beauté basics.  The eyeshadow included in the bag is a foiled formula in the shade Satin Taupe.  I wasn’t able to find this shade on their website but there were two other shades in the same formula.  So apparently, they retail for $14.99 but this shade cannot be bought on the Ipsy website neither on the beauté cosmetics website.  But I must say that it is a pigmented metallic shade that can be used dry (middle photo) or wet (photo on the right).

The Luxie Beauty Small Shader brush is nice for packing up the product on the lid and works with the foiled eyeshadow included in the bag.  It’s a soft, somewhat fluffy brush that hasn’t shed.  It retails for $12 (Ipsy website), which I find kind of expensive for a small eye brush.

Lastly, the Jontéblu felt tip eyeliner in black.  It retails for $7 (Ipsy website) and it’s a matte-black formula that doesn’t smudge, transfer or flake.  It didn’t move from my eyelids, it lasted through the 8-9 hours I had my makeup on.

I enjoyed my first Ipsy bag, even though I don’t usually wear pink blush nor use liquid liners.  Nevertheless, the products were good (not sure about the face sheet masks) and I’m anxious to see what’s next in the July bag 🙂

Are you subscribe to Ipsy?  What did you receive this month?  Did you like it?  If you’re not subscribe and you were thinking about it, I hope this post helps you decide 😉

Talk later, remember to comment what would you like me to review next.

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