Ipsy: March 2017 First Impressions

Another month, another Ipsy glam bag! I was particularly excited about this month's bag, after seeing on the website's preview that it would be chock-full of rosy toned items - that being my favourite shade when it comes to makeup products. This month's theme was Très Jolie and it was very geared towards springtime, as this month brings in the season (even though the weather doesn't exactly seem very spring like!).

The Bag

I much preferred this month's bag to last month's. It is a beautiful rose pink with an interesting pattern on the front and rose gold hardware. Online it showed that the top bit folds over, but my bag came a bit wonky in the package and for the most part, it only stays upright (as shown in the photo). My favourite part was the card that came inside which read, "You are beautiful (pass it on)", pictured below with the bag. I thought it was a really nice touch.

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The Contents

Dirty Little Secrets Cosmetics Blush in "Kitty Pink" (★★★★★)

I really loved this blush. The second photo shows the colour more honestly; it's a light matte pink-peach shade, as opposed to the orange/coral colour it appears to be in the first photo. It compliments my skin tone really nicely (though the website boasts that it looks good on any skin tone) and I find that it's quite easy to blend. I hadn't heard of this brand before, but this blush really makes me want to try other products by DLS. 

Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer (N/A)

Unfortunately, I have not tried this moisturiser yet. The Ipsy website explains that Air Repair "targets the skincare needs of frequent flyers" so I have resolved to not use this product until my next flight. I'll do a proper product review once I've travelled by air, but for now, this product remains a mystery to me!

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Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush (★★★★★)

I am so obsessed with this blending brush, I don't even know how to put it into words! I have been searching high and low, diving into dozens of online beauty product reviews in search of the perfect eyeshadow blending brush. Up until now, I have been using an e.l.f. Blending Brush which has suited me well, but this Skone brush really impressed me. I've been using it every time I've done my eyeshadow since my Ipsy bag came. I have never had such great results with my eyeshadow blending before. Bonus: I love the gold on the handle.

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City Colour Cosmetics Photo Chic Dark Spot Corrector (★★★)

Usually, I am quite easygoing when it comes to concealer products - if it does the job, I'm content. But there was something about this one I didn't particularly like, but I can't put my finger on it. I suppose I don't really have a need for this, seeing as I don't have very dark undereye circles. I typically prefer an eye brightening cream, like the one in last month's bag, to a concealer. This just didn't really do it for me.

Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in "Delish" (★★★★)

This so-called lip paint was a pleasant surprise. As it's winter (-11 degrees weather in March?!), and I am suffering from horribly dry lips, I had expected my trial of this lipstick to be a hot mess. Even at the best of times, matte liquid lipsticks dry the hell out of my lips and well, you can imagine how that translates to chapped lips. However, this lipstick was different. As soon as I put it on, it didn't tighten up when it dried, like liquid lipsticks usually do. The best way to describe it is a texture akin to lip balm. As the day went on, it stayed pretty vibrant, finally disappearing after a few hours. The only reason I gave this a 4-star rating, as opposed to a 5, is because I would have preferred the "Vibin" shade the website advertised (there were three shades distributed among the bags this month, "Delish" was one of them).

Final Thoughts

Overall, the March Ipsy bag was a success for me. I enjoyed most of the items included, so I would say that it was a hit! I'm really excited to get more of a use out of these products in the future.

Want to know more about Ipsy? Ipsy is a monthly subscription that costs $10/month (USD), and provides mostly sample-sized and some full-sized beauty products. It's based on a personal profile each member fills out upon creating their account, meaning that the choices each month are more or less tailored to your preferences! For more info, check out their website.

Last month's review: Ipsy - February First Impressions