Bio Republic Masks – I’ve never tried a sheet mask before, so getting the chance to try the Sheet Mask trio was one of my favorite thing about this Ipsy bag. I tried the Cucumber Breeze mask which was refreshing and moisturizing thanks to the natural cucumber extract, plant collagen and vitamin e. The Green Tea Detox Purifying mask is said to reduce the appearance of blemishes and imperfections, and while I did not see a significant change with my blemishes, my skin felt clean and fresh after the use of this mask. I’m saving the Aloe Rescue Revitalizing mask for a bad sunburn day. Each masks sells for $4.99 which is a bit pricey for a one time use product, but having received three in my Ipsy bag, I was very happy with this selection.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in ‘Melted Candy’– I was a bit intimidated by the bright color of this lipstick, but it worked surprisingly well for my skin tone. I was most impressed with the longevity of this liquid lipstick. I fell asleep with this on and when I woke up 7 hours later, it still looked decent. Granted, I wasn’t doing much when I was asleep, but it does not fade quickly! The sponge applicator makes it easy to apply and the texture is smooth but not sticky. There is also a great color range available for this line.
It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil – I’m not a fan of receiving eyebrow pencils in beauty bags because they are never the right shade for me, even claiming to be a universal shade. With my strawberry blonde hair color, this shade did not work. Most of the time, I do not fill in my eyebrows because they are naturally thicker and I prefer the look of subtle brows on myself. I would have preferred to receive some sort of a brow gel instead of a pencil.
Trestique Shadow Crayon Pencil in ‘Venetian Gold‘ – I’m skeptical of shadow crayons because I’ve had a few that crease and smudge easily throughout the day. I wore this one for about 12 hours and at the end of the 12 period it had slightly faded, however, it did blend well with other colors. Since this shade, Venetian Gold, is not too dark, it is easy to incorporate into day time or night time looks.
I tried creating an eye look with the eyeshadow pencil as the base (first picture), and completed it with the products below, including the Aurora eyeliner. I added a highlighting color in the inner corner of my eyelid and darkened the crease with a maroon/brown shade to create this look. Benefit’s Roller Lash was my mascara of choice (so obsessed with it)!
Aurora Eyeliner Pen – I’ve never been good at applying liquid eyeliner on my lash line, but with the right tip applicator, it can make a huge difference. This one was a breeze to apply because of the fine tip. The color is dark and pigmented and lasts for a long time without smudging or fading. This pencil is $7.99 which is a great price for the amazing quality!
Overall, this bag was a great one, except the eyebrow pencil. This was my third bag from Ipsy. The first one was a disappointment, the second one was a success and this third one was also a success.
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