So I just realized that I should be getting a tracking number from Ipsy within a day or two, but that I never reviewed my December bag. Sorry, folks. The flu took precedent. I’ll keep this (relatively) brief.
The Bag - It’s smaller in height than other bags, but it’s the first I’ve gotten that’s wide. I really enjoy this bag! It’s silky and I’ll call the colour Weimaraner.
Loose Pearl Shadow by NYX - I don’t have this in front of me right now, and I can’t figure out which shade it was supposed to be. It comes with a strange brush inside that seems to just get pigment everywhere. When I finally got reins on the product (I just poured some out and used my own brush) it was pretty standard-issue stuff. I didn’t like the colour on me at all–it went on more neutral than it looked in the bottle (sort of army green gunmetal,) but it was still pretty overwhelming for my pale face. For $3 for 0.06 oz, I feel like this is on-par with other brands, even though the packaging is awful.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero – Zzzz. I already have this. I’m sure people who got Woodstock the last time these were in the bags are happy. Then again, the people WHO ALREADY GOT THIS are probably shrugging. It’s a great black eyeliner, but c’mon. I shouldn’t need eyeliner again until sometime in 2016.
Mai Couture Highlighter Paper – I just don’t care for products like this. I haven’t even opened it.
Mirabella Primer for Face and Eyes – This was silky and nice, and worked okay as a primer. It’s $29 at Mirabella, which is downright ludicrous. Suggested alternative: $6 elf Mineral-Infused Face Primer
Be a Bombshell Lipgloss in Hot Mess – I was expecting this to be like last month’s Be a Bombshell lip product, so I was surprised to find it was a gloss. I was doubly surprised to find that it left a nice amount of colour, thought it was more pink than the tube would suggest.
The Overall – This is decent for making a vampy face, but meh. I’m considering cutting this subscription. I’ve been happy to get such deals on some of the products, don’t get me wrong. I still think it’s wonderful for someone on a budget who wants to fill a close-to-empty makeup drawer. But I have so many products that are so similar, and I’ve gotten plenty of stuff to keep my face done up. The sneak peeks for January are okay. The products include SPOILER ALERT an eyeshadow crease brush, argan oil for the face, Pacifica blood orange scented lotion (I love this brand,) Big Sexy hairspray (no idea how they’re getting these products to us…) and red nail polish. I’m really only excited for the lotion, but who needs more lotion? No one. The hairspray will be nice if it’s a can, simply because I don’t have any at the moment. Meh.
We shall see.