First IPSY bag of the year!!! First of all, I am really liking the bag itself! It's weird looking, a little creepy but still cute! I like that the zipper is on the top and not on the side, this way I can use it as a pencil pouch too.
Promise Organic Argan Creme Facial Lotion
Let's start with the product that wow me the most. It WOWed me because I usually don't care for the skin care samples I received in the bag. This one however, is one of my top favorite from the bag. It is an Argan creme facial lotion with olive oil, it is designed for normal to dry skin. The scent is fresh, like lemon. The texture is light weight, not greasy at all! I thought it will be greasy and thick because there's olive oil and argan. It has a creamy texture that absorbs really quickly into the skin without any reside feeling. Best of all, It's 100% natural and organic.
Unfortunately, I think you can only find this product on CVS, the full size is 1.7 o.z and retails for $14.99 USD . The sample is 0,5 o.z so it's worth $4.41 USD
Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow
|Photo from Marsk Cosmetics.com|
I have been loving mineral foundation lately but I have never tried any mineral based loose powder eye shadow before. Mine is in the shade "You are toast" which is a light neutral brown/ pink color. It has a creamy texture and is highly pigmented. A tiny bit goes a long way! They look shimmery/ a bit glittery in the container; however, when I swatched it on my arms it has no shimmery, glitter ,but a beautiful glow. It reflects the light nicely which gives a beautiful sheen. It is a tad bit messy but it is loose powder so it's understandable! This is also 100% natural, what a bonus!
This product is available on Marsk Cosmetics' website www.marskcosmetics.com. They only ship to USA and Canada. The full size is 1.2g and retails for $22.50 USD. The product I received was a full size!!!!
The Balm Mr. Write( NOW) Eyeliner Pencil
This product was the reason why I was a little hesitant to write this post. Unfortunately this product broke before I tried it. This is a twist up eyeliner pencil, which is the type I like because I don't like to sharpen my eyeliners. The cap itself is a built in sharpener! However, when I first opened the packaging the actual eyeliner fell out of the "pen" container. I managed to squeezed the product back in but I have to be careful when I used it, I don't want it to fall out while I line my eyes. Anyways, this itself is a pretty good product. I have it in the shade Jac, it is a bronzy/ brown eyeliner with sparkles. It is creamy and very pigmented and smooth. It glides on like a liquid eyeliner and sets right away. When it sets, it does not budge!
You can find this product anywhere that sells the Balm, I saw Rexall carrying this in Canada. Or you can find it on www.thebalm.com It retails for $17 USD and I believe mine is a full size too!
OFRA Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil
This eyebrow pencil is very smooth and it glides on easily. The color is buildable so it is suitable for everyone, hence it's called universal eyebrow pencil. It keeps my brow in place without any clear brow gel! They advertised that you can use this as a lip liner and an eyeliner, I personally have not try it yet. I think I will probably try it out too, since this eyebrow pencil doesn't feel waxy or pointy.
This product can be found on OFRA's website www.ofracosmetics.com. The full size retails for $13 USD. Again, mine is full size! Way to go IPSY!
Dirty Little Secret Lipstick
The last product in the bag is a lipstick in the shade Vengeance. It looks like a dark burgundy color on IPSY, looks blood red on DLS's website, it looks purple/ berry in real life. I have no idea what this color is supposed to be. It reminds me of the YSL Rouge Pur Couture liptick color in le Fuchia but darker. I will do a side by side on instagram soon. I like the DLS one because it is more creamy and way more moisturizing. If you tried the YSL Rouge Pur Couture before, it gets super dry after a while. The DLS one is also really pigmented, even though I'm not sure what this color is supposed to be, but the color I swatched on my hand/ lip is really beautiful.
I believe you can only find this product on DLS' website www.dirty-little-secret.com. The full size retails for $10 USD and once again I think it's full size! Oh WOW!
|Here's a swatch of the DLS lipstick, OFRA Brow pencil and The Balm Eyeliner (left to right)|
The total value of this bag is $66.91 USD which is more than the $10 bag+ Canadian shipping + currency conversion! This has to be the best bag I've ever received!!!!! Even though the eyeliner came broken but this bag is still totally worth it! I see myself using every single product in this bag! This year has started off really well, I can't wait for February.
I am still rating this bag with a 5/5 !!!
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