Ipsy Glambag February 2016

Ipsy Feb 2016 - all products

With the exchange rate and ipsy charging in US dollars, this will be my last glambag for a while.  It is getting less worth it at around $22 per month, hopefully the dollar drops soon.  The theme for February was Pretty in IpsyPink, not that mine was particularly pink.

My ipsy glambag included

  • Chella Passionate Pink lip pencil
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
  • Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Sierra Nevada #02
  • Luxie small tapered blending eye brush
  • Carrot & Rose hydrating cream by Seraphine Botanicals

Ipsy Feb 2016 - chella passionate pink lip pencil

This Chella lip pencil did not seem to be my colour, so I passed it on to a friend who loves it.  However, she said that the pencil broke easily and she is going through it quickly as a result.

Ipsy Feb 2016 - smashbox photo finish primer oil

Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer Oil was something I have wanted to try for a while, so I was happy to get a sample to see how it would work with my skin.  I was surprised that it did not make my t-zone oilier, but sadly, it does not fill the pores like a silicone based one and I ended up using my regular primer on problem areas.  It works well as a cuticle oil though!

Ipsy Feb 2016 -naked cosmetics

The fallout on this Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment is huge and the colour is so barely there that I can’t imagine using it often.

The Luxie blending brush was decent.  Better than you would get in drug store brushes, but I prefer my current brushes.  I stuck it in the bag of brushes I use while travelling as it does blend well.  The Carrot & Rose cream was just any other moisturizer.  Nothing special, it absorbs well but I have plenty of drug store ones that do too.

Ipsy shows you what other ipsters are receiving so you can hate on them for not sending you a dream bag.  If I had the choice from the February samples, I would have picked:

  • Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter instead of the Carrot & Rose hydrating cream
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer instead of the Smashbox Primer Oil
  • Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Paint Pot instead of the Chella lip pencil
  • Trust Fund Baby I’m Kind of a Big Deal nail polish instead of the Naked Cosmetics mica pigment
  • Margaret Dobbs London Crystal Nail File instead of the Luxie blending brush

Ok, I cheated and chose two nail polishes which they would never do (and seriously, why do they so rarely send me a polish?).  If they want to be fussy and only let me switch up one, I would get the Mary Lou Manizer from the Balm instead of the Naked mica pigment.

 

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