You know how sometimes I get an Ipsy bag and I freak out over how great something is? Yeah, this isn’t one of those times. Don’t get me wrong–the stuff I got this month wasn’t bad, but I’m sure not going to write home about any of it. Here’s what I got in this month’s pouch:
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
This is an all-in-one type of product, sort of like a BB cream without the tint. It’s supposed to be a moisturizer, primer, makeup remover, Pikachu lure, etc. Initial thought: “Holy crap, this smells like an old lady!” Unfortunately, it’s hard to get past that odor. I didn’t think this stuff was anything special. I mostly used it as a moisturizer, and it worked about as well as my usual Neutrogena cream. As far as its makeup removal properties, well, I didn’t think it really delivered.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
I’m not really the type who drinks very much, so I haven’t had a hangover in a loooong time. However, I do often stay up past my bedtime, and I have to say that this stuff does help my skin look fresh and dewy even when I haven’t gotten 40 winks. Today I went without this primer, and I really noticed how dull my skin looked.
OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner in Silk
I was extremely skeptical when this liner rolled out of my bag this month. Lip liner? What, am I 70? It turns out that this stuff is actually great as a base for my pink-toned lipsticks. If I draw on my lips first and then apply a color, it stays much longer than usual–I’d say from morning to lunch. Good deal!
theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eye Shadow in Matt Kumar
Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Contour Eye Shadow Brush
Well, the eye shadow isn’t what I normally go for. Instead of being light and and easy to build up, it’s much more pigmented than I’m used to. I’m still deciding if it’s something I like or not. I think this is something I should really just use for my creases. As for the shadow brush, I wasn’t a fan of how feathery it is–that led to a lot of eye shadow being flicked onto my cheeks! I definitely prefer something a little stiffer. (Like a good Manhattan!)