Ipsy: February First Impressions

In an otherwise stressful and tiring week, I was thrilled last Wednesday to receive my very first Glam Bag in the mail! This month's bag theme was "Much Love".

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The Bag

The bag this month was a denim material with an orange trim. It was decently spacious, good for if I want to bring a few makeup items in my purse throughout the day. I especially liked the zipper decal of the lips, I thought it was quite cute.

Contents:

  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer
  • Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in "Black"
  • Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream
  • Luna Highlighter in "Calypso"
  • Royal and Langnickel MODAFan Brush

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer

Of all the products in this month's bag, I think my favourite would have to be this undereye concealer. It really does brighten, and it does a good job of covering up undereye darkness/circles. It is an easily blendable formula as well.

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in "Black"

I'm not typically so much of a fan of pencil eyeliners, however I do like the idea of this particular one for smokey-eye looks. The colour itself is jet-black which is an essential for me when it comes to eyeliners, so I hope to find an instance when I can use this.

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Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream

I'm a huge fan of blow dry creams, as I am a slave to my blow dryer (despite the heat damage) and I have very uncooperative hair. I've only used this product once but I thought it was quite nice and had a pleasant scent to it.

Luna Highlighter in "Calypso" 

This product has become a favourite of mine, however I was at first a bit unsure. The colour doesn't show accurately in photos, in person it is a bit of an iridescent purple shade. Iridescent colours like this one are typically out of my comfort zone (I'm more of a neutral shade kind of person) but I quite like this one and I can see it being used in a few makeup looks in the near future.

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I really really enjoyed this brush. I've been using it lately with the Luna highlighter (above) and my Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, and I absolutely adore how my highlighter comes out with it. Also, I love the colour of the brush, it's a beautiful royal purple.

If anyone is interested in the Ipsy Beauty Subscription, this link gives more information on the subscription.