Ipsy Review – April 2018

Ipsy Review – April 2018

Ipsy is one of my all time favourite subscription services. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy long before I even had an idea of how to use a majority of the products that I received. It’s an inexpensive way to try out a bunch of different beauty products on a regular basis. Each month, subscribers receive a Glam Bag with 5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. The service costs $10 USD, shipping is free within the US and an additional $4.95 USD to ship to Canada.

Ipsy is seriously stepping it up when it comes to their bags lately. I really think the quality is a whole lot better and the size is becoming so much more functional. The print on the bag this month was adorable and really got me excited for springtime!

When I first saw the products I was getting there wasn’t anything that I was crazy excited for. But it seemed like it would be a solid grouping of products that I hoped I would get a decent amount of use out of!

SAHI COSMETICS – Cream Metallic Foil Shadow in Doha

This looked like such a fun product when I first opened my bag. I’m loving golden eyeshadows lately so I was hoping that this would apply well. After trying it a couple times though I was pretty disappointed by this and don’t think I’ll use it much in the future. Somehow every time I wore this I ended up with glitter all over my face. I even tried wetting my brush and applying it and I just didn’t get the look that I was hoping for with the glitter staying in place! This colour is very similar to Colourpop’s lightning bug and that’s such a hassle free eyeshadow. I really want to love pressed pigments but I just don’t find them worth the actually work it takes to make them look good. Especially when you can get such a similar look from a Colourpop super shock shadow. Do you love pressed pigments? I would love to know your tips and tricks in the comments below!

TRISSOLA – Leave-in Conditioner

This was definitely my favourite product this month. I’m a little shocked that I loved this so much but I swear the smell of it won me over. It smells like cookies and I would eat it if it wouldn’t kill me. I found it did make my hair seem a little smoother and manageable. I’m excited to see how it works with my hair in the next few weeks because I’ve cut off a lot of my dead ends. I find having healthier hair really helps you see how these types of products truly work for you!

CIATÉ LONDON – Starstruck Double-Ended Stamp Liquid Liner

I’m really getting bored of getting eyeliners in my Ipsy bag. My eyeliner container is starting to overflow and I really don’t use them nearly as much as I probably should. This was a little unique because it had the stamp on one end but I doubt I’ll really ever use it because it’s not the most practical product for everyday use. I’d also be afraid that I’ll smudge it the first time that I wear it and have a huge black blob on my face. I also found that the felt tip was a little dry compared to other Ciate liners that I’ve used in the past.

BIORACE – Pore Tightening Pearl Clay Mask

I think this sample was such a great size for a face mask! I’ll get so much use out of this and it will give me a lot of time to really see if this product works for me! After trying it out a couple of times I do think I’ll like it! I didn’t find it to be too drying and my skin felt comfortable after using it. I didn’t really notice a huge difference in the clearness of my skin or how my pore looked after using it though. That isn’t always something that can happen in a few weeks of using a mask though. It claims to help reduce shine and I think my skin looked just as shiny as usual after applying the mask. The texture of my skin felt softer after using this though which was a bonus.

AURORA – 24H Lip Stain in Soft Pink

I was excited to try this out because the colour on the packaging looked so fun and unique. I also love how the applicator looks because it’s has such a cool pen like tip to it. But when I applied this it ended up looking splotchy and discoloured. I was super disappointed by the formula as well. It just dried out my lips within a few hours of wearing it. This was also pretty difficult to get off which is fairly normal for a staining lip product.

Overall, this was such a disappointing bag. I had high hopes for everything and all of the makeup products were a huge flop.

Have you tried any of these products? I would love to hear your thoughts about them in the comments below!