Sunday, March 3, 2013
My February Ipsy Bag - "Red Carpet Ready"
The February Ipsy Bag, themed "Red Carpet Ready," is a shiny, vinyl black zipper bag with a red lining loaded with a face primer, eyeshadow, gel eyeliner, mascara, lash cards and coupon codes from participating vendors.
Overall rating: Booyah! for value of the product contents and introducing me to new products brands that I now love. I just love it when I can try a new product and locating a full-sized purchase is easy. The coupon codes are listed on the ipsy.com site so if you lose your insert card, you're not out of luck.
Here's a review of the items I received and descriptions as reflected on the brand websites:
Pixi - Flawless & Poreless - Pore Minimizing Face Primer - 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml deluxe sample; Full size 1.01 fl. oz./30 ml/$29 - The Pixi Flawless & Poreless primer creates a beautiful no-shine finish for flawless, long-lasting makeup application. This shine controlling, oil-free primer smooths out fine lines and hydrates while making pores instantly disappear. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types. There is an offer for 20% off a future order on ipsy.com.
Coastal Scents - Eyeshadow Sample - In The Spotlight - Dark Goldenrod, Sunbeam, Golden Globe, Dark Golden Olive - Sample size .07 oz/2 g; Full size .04 oz/1.3 g/$1.99 each shade - This mini quad contains 4 complementary colors to create a quick eye look. The sample is easy to travel with. The shades included are: Dark Goldenrod (a deep, gleaming golden hue with a satiny finish), Sunbeam (an alluring pastel yellow with a matte finish), Golden Globe (a glistening golden hue with a satin finish) and Dark Golden Olive (a shimmering, deep green hue with iridescent golden sparkles). Each can be purchased on coastalscents.com. There is a coupon code for 25% off a future purchase via ipsy.com.
Mica Beauty - Gel Eyeliner - Appears to be Full size .18 oz/5 g/$30 - Micabeauty Ultra Smooth Gel Eyeliners make it easy for anyone to apply eyeliner without dealing with smudges, uneven lines, or fading. These Gel Eyeliners include 5 highly pigmented colors perfect for any occasion and are sure to last longer than regular eyeliners. I couldn't help but notice that what is on the website comes with a brush, while what was shipped was just in a pot. It is possible that they have changed their packaging. The jar I received was not labeled for size but I believe it is full-sized. There is an offer for 30% on ipsy.com.
Pop Beauty - Smoky Lash Kapow Mascara - Smoky Black - Full size .17 oz/4.8 g/$14 - This mascara fattens each lash to give a maximum volumizing end result. It delivers an ultra black, extra glossy finish that is tear (from laughing of course!), swim (go on, just jump in!), rub (well you never know?) and sweat proof (dancing is SUCH good exercise). Fiber-free so suitable for contact lens & sensitive eyes. Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-Free. There is an offer for 20% off on ipsy.com.
Lash Card - Mascara Shields - Sample package of 2 shields; Full size 10 cards/$6.99 - Ideal for protecting your shadow application from mascara smudges or if you're layering mascara, these shields protect your base from unwanted smudges and stray marks. I love using these when applying mascara to my bottom lashes. Shields are individually wrapped so they are hygienic. A Buy 2, Get 1 free is offered on ipsy.com.