MARCH IPSY GLAMBAG – WORTH THE PRICE?

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If you don’t know Ipsy is a $10 a month subscription service, created by Michelle Phan. Each month you will receive a different lovely glam bag and four to five deluxe or sample size (maybe even a full-size) products. Curated to you, by a beauty quiz you take.

For the month of March, the Ipsy glambag is absolutely stunning, and in my opinion, the perfect transition to spring. It represents a new beginning. And, looks like a cute chic hand clutch. This looks like the beginning of a beautiful glambag.

This month’s theme is Très Jolie…….

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What I will be receiving:

Neogen Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser –

  • As if we need more reasons to heart coconut oil, in cleanser form it softens, brightens, and hydrates skin.
  • This formula transforms from creamy to sudsy! We’re pretty much addicted to washing our face because of this guy.
  • It completely cleans your complexion, without leaving it feeling stripped.It works for all skin types so you and your BFFs can share when they sleep over.

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Never heard of this brand before, but coconut is supposed to be the new-ish thing for skin care, so I willing to try this out and see what it could do. It has a creamy consistency and lathered up pretty nicely. After, using it, it left my skin feeling smooth, but not overly so. Overall, not bad. Would I purchase it? No, and that is only because I like my cleansers to have makeup removing properties.

 

Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin –

  • Vegan-friendly, this brand defines eco-chic.
  • Whether you want bright and bold or nice and neutral, there’s a shade for that.
  • A precision applicator makes even crazy colors easy to apply without drawing outside the lines.
  • The velvet matte finish nails all of our Goldilocks criteria; neither too matte nor too glossy.
  • An extra coat can change the whole look and pump up the color dramatically, always a nice option when you’re going from day to night.

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Not really a fan of Tarte, however, I do love liquid lipstick. So, I am willing to give it a fair try. I shade I received was Vibin, a scarlet red. It went on opaque and smoothly. Dry down completely matte in about 10 seconds. Wear time was typical for a liquid lipstick for me, about 5 hours without eating or heavily drinking and about 4-ish hours with (not including greasy substances). And, about as drying on the lips as any other liquid lipstick. Overall, not one of my favorites, but it wasn’t bad. I only didn’t like that it had a sheen to it. Would I purchase it? No, but I would use it if someone bought/gave it to me.

 

Skone Cosmetic Luxe Pro Blending Brush –

  • These super luxe synthetic bristles are not only cruelty-free, they’re also insanely soft.
  • Fun fact: The brand name means beauty in Afrikaans.
  • Gotta’ heart the rose gold accents. So chic!

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First, it’s soft. Second, it’s workable. I was able to blend out my eyeshadow quite nicely with it, but I had to really work with it. In the end, I ended up using it as a highlighter brush. Now that, it can do wonders with. Overall, it did what it was supposed to do so I cannot fault it on that. But, would I purchase it? Yes, but only for a highlighter brush.

 

Ouai Treatment Masque – 

  • Created by Jen Atkin (who coifs every it girl, supermodel, and some of our Creator squad), the whole line is meant to streamline and simplify haircare product shopping. FINALLY.

  • You only need to use this mask once to see the results, namely smoother, softer hair.

  • Keratin and amino acids add back strength and prevent damage.

  • The scent is beyond. More like perfume than a hair product.

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I am always on the hunt for new hair treatments. So, when I received this one, I was torn. I have a lot of hair, natural hair at that. This sample size is only about 1 (maybe 1 & half if I push it) treatment for me and you can really see anything in one go. However, I will say that my hair did feel a little softer after using it. But, who knows it could be the placebo effect. Overall, hair samples SUCK!!!!! Would I purchase it? No, I wasn’t able to really see if it could do anything for my hair first.

 

Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa –

  • The shimmery rose color may look more like a blush, but is insanely pretty on lids. Try it alone (just add a little mascara) for a daytime look or with winged out liner for girly-glam vibes.

  • We heart dual-purpose powders! This one goes on dry for a more natural and subdued effect or wet for amped up drama.

  • Our Creators are obsessed with how this powder formula glides right on without caking or creasing.

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I love their lipsticks. So, when I got this in my bag, I was excited to try it. And, surprise, surprise, it showed up on my eyes exactly like the beautiful color you see in the pan. And, when you use Fix + (or something like it), the color is even more vibrant. It blended like a dream, without blending away. But, one small setback, it didn’t have very long lasting power (on me). About 2 & half hours before it started to fade without any medium (like Fix +). Overall, gorgeous colors with great bendability, period. Would I purchase it? Yes, I would like to try out different colors and see if all of them last the same. Maybe, this one was a little too close to my skin tone.

 

Overall

Was the March Ipsy Glambag worth the price? Yes, very much so. Even though the brush didn’t fulfill its intend purpose, I am greatly enjoying it for another reason. And, I can always find a purpose for the liquid lipstick, it actually looks amazing in pictures. While I wish the eyeshadow lasted longer, beggers cannot be choosers.

 

Stay tuned for Aprils review.

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