I got my July Ipsy bag yesterday and it reminded me to finally get my June Ipsy bag review up! July review will follow very soon.
June Ipsy Bag Review
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball
This was a small sample size of UD’s eye shadow in Fireball. I love Urban Decay’s eyeshadows because they’re very pigmented and super sparkly. I wasn’t totally happy with this one though. It’s got layers of an awesome dark coral color and a bright pink and I wasn’t a huge fan of the bright pink. I was able to get the coral and pink mixed to a point where I was happy with it, but it was kind of frustrating and took more time than I would ever really care to take on my eyelids.
I’m realizing now that the only picture I have of me wearing the eyeshadow was the one where I was trying to convince Andrew to join Snapchat. So here you go: me looking like a dog wearing Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball. I didn’t notice this eyeshadow being anymore creasy than others, but I always use an eye primer to help make the color stand out more and to keep it looking awesome all day. I use Julep Blank Canvas Mattifying Eye Primer.
Looking at the Ipsy site, I think I would have really liked the other color, Lounge, a lot better. It’s a reddish brown and shimmery teal mixture that I’m pretty sure would have turned me into a mermaid. Though I do like that Fireball brings out the green in my brownish-hazelish eyes.
Royal & Langnickel MODA Crease/Smudge Brush
I used this brush to apply my Urban Decay eyeshadow and I’m pretty much in love. I was previously using a simple eye brush from Sephora and this one was way better. It’s very soft and the shape is perfect for application. The bristles aren’t too stiff but also aren’t bend-y and useless. If you’re looking for a good eye brush this is it. I’ve already ordered a few other new brushes from the MODA line as well, they’re fantastic!
Vasanti Cosmetics Kajal Eyeliner in Black
This was a full-size product so I was little disappointed it ended up being stark black eyeliner. I prefer jewel tones on my eyes because I’m a sucker for emerald and purple, but if I were one to wear black eyeliner this’d be it. It goes on smooth and smudges easily if you’d prefer a smoky eye look.
Seraphine Botanicals Happy Hibiscus Blush
I love a good blush, especially one with a natural coral color. I was a little confused about this makeup being gluten-free. Am I supposed to eat it? It is organic and vegan so I guess I could. I do like that this makeup is cruelty-free, but to be honest I wouldn’t buy it personally. I’m tired of the nonsense buzz around gluten. People with celiac disease, meaning they actually have a sensitivity to gluten and haven’t just decided to jump on a bandwagon, have been shown not to have reaction to gluten in cosmetics which makes me wonder why this is necessary and why one should pay more for it. So yes, this blush looks nice though it doesn’t seem to last, but no, I wouldn’t ever buy it.
BioRepublic SkinCare Fiber Masks
I love a good mask. My favorite are the kinds that dry and then you peel them off. My inner five-year-old, that is also totally gross, loves peeling them away and studying all of the gunk ripped from my pores. These aren’t those kind of masks but they’re still pretty great. They’re an almost cloth like material and you leave them on your face for a few minutes then remove. The excess product you can rub into your skin. They were kind of slimy but not in a gross way, in a “oh yeah this’ll hydrate the heck out of my face” kind of way. And that’s totally a legit way.