It’s time for another ipsy review. I am in love with this monthly subscription and I wasn’t let down by February’s Red Carpet Ready bag. If you haven’t seen my YouTube video yet, here it is.
I was super excited to try a couple of these products, so here it is…my ipsy review!
Ipsy Review: Lash Cards valued at $2.79
Alright, this is a product that anyone who does makeup, and has been for even a moderate amount of time, doesn’t really need. It’s simple, do your eyeshadow then hold this card to your lash base and do your mascara. It’s supposed to stop clumping and smudging on your eyeshadow. I gave it a try and while it works I can’t imagine having to spend money on the product. They aren’t expensive, $6.99 for a pack of 10 (plus tax and shipping) but there’s just no reason for them.
Ipsy Review: Pop Beauty Mascara valued at $4.99
This travel size mascara would have gone right into my travel makeup bag but I did a bit of research and found out it is made in China. This company claimed to be cruelty free but isn’t on the approved list of beauty companies that don’t test on animals. I’ll use it, of course, but I won’t be purchasing more. The coverage was good, it didn’t clump, and it isn’t sticky. All in all not a bad product, but not cruelty free so that’s a thumb down for me.
Ipsy Review: Pixi Primer valued at $4 (approx)
The full size of this product is $29 but there’s no breakdown for the sample…I guessed at price. Anyway, this is a cruelty free company and the product was GREAT! It’s a tinted primer that blends to translucent, felt great on the skin, and provided a great base for my makeup. Primer’s main job is to look like it’s not there so it’s hard to review the products but I found no flaws with this one.
Ipsy Review: Coastal Scents Shadows valued at $1.99 (approx)
A full size of their shadow is $1.99 so between the 4 shades I got I figure that’s about the value of the quad. The colors are super pigment rich and aren’t flaky. I was really happy with the quality for a company I’ve never heard of. I love that they are cruelty free and their website is easy to navigate. I used all 4 colors to put together a golden smoky eye and really liked the coverage I got. I’d probably get more from them if I didn’t have SO many damn shadows already.
Ipsy Review: Mica Eyeliner valued at $30
Mica is certified leaping bunny cruelty free, so this gets an immediate thumbs up. Their liner is sold with a brush at the $30 price but I got no brush…so I guess this is valued at a bit less. Anyway, the liner glides on really well, is pigment rich, and has serious staying power. Loved it!
So, the approximate value of my $10 subscription bag this month is $43.77. Not too shabby. If you want to know the shades of the shadows that I got (there was variety in the bags), watch the video. If you have any other questions about the products I got, feel free to ask. Hope you enjoy my relaxed weekend post and review.