Thursday, February 21, 2013

February's Ipsy-Myglam Bag

It's that time again!
I recently got my February Myglam bag in the mail,
so I'm sharing with you what I received!

I got thisSubscription to Ipsy as a gift, but it's only $10 a month if you're interested!

This month's theme was "Red Carpet Ready"

The bag was really cool this month:

It was a black faux black patent leather on the outside

and a bright red on the inside.
It reminded me of my favorite shoes: Christian Louboutin

Here is what was in the bag :)

First was this mascara:

What They Say:
This lash-POP-ing mascara makes lashes plump, long and lusciously flirty! Smudge proof formula adds volume while curling lashes up and out for a look that truly POPs your peepers! 

What I say: Although I liked how big the actual brush was on this mascara, I was really disappointed this the durability of it.
After wearing this mascara for about 8 hours on both the upper and lower lash line, I literally looked like a raccoon at the end of the day. 
I had never experienced smudging so badly.
I was super disappointed because I was so excited to try this mascara, but it definitely didn't live up to it's claims. 
I'll save this for traveling because it's the perfect size for that.

Next was an eyeshadow sample:

What They Say:
Coastal Scents Shadow Palette Samples are an ideal way to try these highly pigmented, stunning shadows. These miniature-sized samples contain four hand-selected shades by ipsy, making it easy to create a variety of looks. Wear these pressed powders dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic look. Each palette's colors are labeled with the corresponding Hot Pot name, making it easy to repurchase your favorite shades individually, or in a palette collection like the 252 Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette.

What I Say:
I was really excited to try these! I had heard so many great things about costal scents, and I, overall, was pleased with these shadows.
The prices compare to any drugstores, and the quality was equivalent.
Not the best pigmentation, but with a good primer, they are great.
Here is a swatch of the shadows:

Excuse my dry hands :)

Next was a face primer:

What They Say:
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.

Beneficial Ingredients and what they do:
• Willow Bark gives natural shine control
• Salicylic Acid clears and unblocks pores
• Shea Butter to nourish the skin
• Titanium Dioxide protects the skin's surface
• Enantia Chlorantha bark is medicinal & anti-viral 

What I Say:
I loved this! It was really moisturizing, and my foundation applied so evenly after using it.
I will repurchase this!
It does have a tint to it, though it dries clear.

Then, I got a really interesting product:

What They Say:
Apply your mascara perfectly with the Lash Card! Say goodbye to smudging, clumping, and messy mascara application. The Lash Card has two curves on each side that fit a variety of eye shapes, making it easy to get those hard-to-reach lashes. Each Lash Card is individually wrapped for on-the-go application. 

What I Say:
I loved the concept of this! There is nothing more annoying that finishing off an eye look and ruining it by smudging mascara on top. However, instead of buying these, I am going to make my own out of index cards. 

and finally:

What They Say:
Define eyes and apply eyeliner like a pro with the MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner! This smooth, highly pigmented gel eyeliner glides over the lid evenly and dries quickly for a long-wearing, smudge-proof finish. Comes in 5 other highly pigmented shades. 

What I Say:
I have to say, I am intimidated by get eyeliner. I've never really tried it before, so I was happy to be able to.

It was really easy to apply and went on smooth. I also liked how it was a true matte black.
The only negative I have to say about this is that it's staying power is terrible.
After I put it on my hand and let it dry for a good 10 minutes, I rubbed it to see how it stood up.
It smeared.
So, I tried it on my eyes.
I wore it all day, and rubbed my eyes often.
Each time, more eyeliner came off.
This also contributed to the raccoon eyes I said earlier.

I am going to keep using it to see if anything changes.

Overall, I was so pleased with this months bag.
It truly left me "red carpet ready"
I had everything I needed to created a flawless look.

In fact, here is the look I came up with:

(it is really hard/awkward to try and capture your eye look, by the way.)

The mascara took a little work and the primer was awesome.
I loved the shadows and the liner.I just wished it still looked like this at the end of my day.

If you get Ipsy Bags, tell me what you got by leaving me a comment below!


  1. Love the eye color on you! But from the picture above...your lip color was my favorite! LOL! I love this segment of your blog! I'm looking forward to March's contents!!!

    1. Me too! It is so exciting to see what each month will bring! Love you!


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