I realize I’m a bit late to the show with writing this review, about three months late, however I wanted to go ahead and get these going so I can catch up and officially review the Ipsy products I receive each month. Without further ado, here’s October’s review! (And, yes, I love makeup. Goes along with my whole “materialistic theme,” okay.)
First off, I want to show the bag that my products came in:
This lovely teal bag was a surprise when I opened my first Ipsy package. I use it for jewelry when traveling as it’s thin enough to slip in my bag, without my jewelry clumping down to the bottom of the bag. I would not say it’s practical for storing makeup, as it is rather small, however for jewelry, as mentioned..yes, it gets the job done.
The items that I found in my package were the following:
Ayres Patagonia Body Butter
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer
Skone Cosmetics TATTOOED Waterproof Eyeliner
Now, for the reviews.
The Ayres Patagonia Body Butter is a rich, creamy body butter that applies to the skin smoothly. It’s honestly silk in a bottle.
The smell reminds me of Lush’s Dream Cream, which, if you recall from one of my earlier posts, is a very good cream for helping eczema. I’m not sure if this would do the job, however, as I could not keep this on my body for too long…My skin did not appreciate the shea butter in its formula, which I’m allergic to. Otherwise, rosemary, lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, patchouli, and fir scent, along with its Vitamin E formula, make this a great jar of lotion for those who can actually wear it. (I’m not bitter whatsoever.)
The second product is the Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser. I admittedly did not use this, as I’m against using facial products that could potentially cause my very delicate face to break out, but here’s a picture of the sample:
(The item is on the left. The item on the right will be discussed in a couple posts.) If anyone has used this product and would like to give their insight, please feel free to! I’d be interested in hearing what others thought of the product and how efficient it was.
The third product, Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer, was a dream to use during the holidays. This gold nail polish goes on like a pro, as do all of OPI’s nail polishes apply very well. As I said, this was a great nail polish for the holidays, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in purchasing it. The bottle itself was a different shape, however I am not sure if OPI is transitioning into a new bottle design or not. I say they should keep their classic design, because this was kind of funky.
The fourth product was Noyah Lipstick, which I ended up giving away to a friend. This very bright lipstick applied very..brightly. My skin tone is pale, and this just did not do either my lips or my face any favors. That being said, it is a gorgeous colored lipstick and I wish I had the skin tone to use it. You can’t win them all.
(I “borrowed” the photo from Ipsy’s site as I’d given this away back in October upon receiving it.)
Regardless of color, let me say that it applied very well. Despite being a bit messy. Perhaps it should be avoided completely. (Actually, I don’t think I even received this product. I did receive a lip product, however. The website may be lying to me.)
Finally, I received what would be my first liquid eyeliner, the Skone Cosmetics TATTOOED Waterproof Eyeliner.
This beauty applies like a gem. I was ecstatic to receive it in my package and am still raving about it. Downside is that I don’t really wear eyeliner..ever. Ever. But, that being said, I think I will have to start trying it out again as I am very excited about this product. It is smooth and sharp and easy to apply. It’s a dream come true.
Ignore the smudges on my arm and the gold eyeliner; the latter will be in another review post, and the former are the ghost smudges from makeup products I will also review later on. The black line is, indeed, the liquid eyeliner.
Over all, I think I enjoyed this bag enough, considering I have given them three other chances since then and am eagerly looking forward to receiving February’s package.
Does anyone also order from Ipsy? If so, do any of our products match up? Were you satisfied or dissatisfied with the products? Feel free to leave a comment below!