I don’t know how they did it, but my March ipsy glam bag was bang on. I’m starting to think they’ve hired some mind readers to put these bags together.
This month’s bag made up for the not-so-great bags I’ve received the past two months.
I was starting to think that my subscription was a waste of money, but they’ve redeemed themselves, and they did a pretty damn good job of it, too.
First of all, how cute is that bag? Loving the blue and the orange – it’s so spring-y!
Inside, a hair smoothing cream, toner, liquid eyeliner, brow shaping gel, and liquid bronzer.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been meaning to get a new bronzer and find a hair serum that’ll keep my hair from frizzing up after I blow dry it. I guess I didn’t have to look too far.
But enough babble, let’s take a closer look at the products, shall we?
1. MARC ANTHONY SMOOTH PERFECT BLOWDRY CREAM
I’d been trying to find a hair cream to protect my coloured hair from heat and keep it smooth and frizz-free now that the weather’s getting a bit warmer, but I didn’t want anything that was too heavy or made my hair greasy.
This product is awesome! It smells great, isn’t heavy in the slightest, and my hair isn’t extra oily or greasy at all. It’s smooth, shiny, and almost feels healthier than it did (if that’s even a possibility). You don’t even have to use a lot of the product because it’s a cream and it spreads very easily into towel-dried hair. Plus, it contains Argan oil, which helps nourish your hair and strengthen it.
2. NoTS BALANCING TONER
I hate products that leave my skin dried out, or overly oily. Luckily, this one did neither.
It’s a light, gel-like product that smooths my skin and helps improve my complexion – it contains salicylic acid, which helps keep breakouts under control. This product itself is made for people with acne-prone skin, so people like me (with their once flawless skin that’s only now breaking out) can rejoice!
I didn’t feel as though I had a ton of product on my face, and it absorbed very quickly into my skin (which I love because I’m impatient and hate having to wait for things to settle before starting my pre-makeup skincare routine).
3. ESSENCE MAKE ME BROW
I love a good brow gel. Now, it’s not Benefit’s ‘Gimme Brow’, but it’s pretty damn good.
It’s a gel mascara that has little fibers in it that help fill in sparse brows and transforms them into thick, full brows – and everybody loves nice eyebrows.
Because it’s a gel, it also helps keep those unruly hairs in place and keeps the shape locked down.
If you haven’t used a tinted gel on your brows before, I would definitely recommend this one!
4. TEMPTU LIQUID BRONZER
This is my favorite product in this month’s glam bag.
I’d been iffy about trying a liquid bronzer before, simply because of the whole ‘blending’ thing – I’m not horrible at doing my makeup, but when it comes to blending and contouring and all of that crazy makeup stuff, I’m not terribly skilled.
I couldn’t have asked for a better liquid bronzer – not too dark, leaves a nice shimmer on my cheeks, and is incredibly lightweight and long lasting.
5. ILLAMASKA PRECISION INK LIQUID EYELINER
I used to love liquid eyeliner when I did my stage productions, but recently I’ve been using a pencil liner in a nice, cocoa brown. I don’t mind using it once in a while, but I do prefer a pencil for blending – liner’s leave too bold a look.
Now, if you’re looking for a bold liner with a very thin applicator, this is perfect. It’s also waterproof if you’re into that kind of thing.
For what it is, the product itself is great. It’s just not my thing.
I think I’ve professed my love for ipsy before, but here it is again: love love love.
I get to try out so many products that I wouldn’t normally have even looked twice at. It’s a great ‘try before buying’ system, and it’s $20 (Canadian dollars) a month! Some of these products alone are $15+, so it really is a great deal. Sometimes the bags aren’t that great, but there is always at least one product that’s completely worth it!
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