Hey guys! Another Thursday right on time and the first week in ages of having two posts. I know it’s late to be talking about this Ipsy bag from a month ago, but in my defense, I did get it a little late in the month. I was given an item extra from this month from a friend who also recently subscribed, so we’re going to have an extra item on this list that are being included because they are Ipsy products.
Just as an intro to Ipsy, if you’re new here or to Ipsy in general, Ipsy is a makeup subscription service with three levels. On the base level, you’re looking at $12 dollars for 5 products. Some are full sized, some are deluxe samples. It’s still a good value, in my opinion, because you sometimes get things like Ofra. In the higher tiers, you’re looking at $24-$50 dollars a month and get full sized items, and palettes. Of course, it’s not a hit every month, because it is kind of gambling. But, this is the one I keep going back to.
I also want to give a heads up that content may slow back to a single post on Thursdays each week. I went into it on the latest drink post for the fall, I’m in a financial slump but I’m grateful to have a job to fall back on in my old job at the bank. That makes me feel so much better, and like things are looking up. I’m honestly still hoping for a move in the future, but time will tell.
Moving on to what you’re here for! The first item in my bag this month was the Space Defense Eye Lift Gel from 111Skin. This was a brand that I was totally unfamiliar with. I’ve used it a few times since receiving it along side my Confidence In a Jar from IT Cosmetics, and I really like it. It feels revitalizing and hydrating around my eyes. So, I may have to look into repurchasing this item in the future.
Item two is the Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 24 Hour Liquid Foundation. This is a product that I’m already way familiar with as I bought it last year and was blown away. I may have to pull it out of retirement soon! We’re thankfully seeing a dip into the 60s here in Georgia, so I’m thrilled to be able to do a full face again. This foundation claims to be 24 hours, and I haven’t tested that claim. But, I do like the way this sits on my skin and doesn’t feel overly drying.
The third thing I got was something I was actually really hoping for! This gorgeous Ofra collab with Madison lip gloss in the shade Sugarcup. This is a lovely formula and just look at this color! It’s beautiful and light and feminine. Not unlike what I used to wear growing up. The consistency is great but I will say that the lasting power is lacking. But what else do I expect from a lip gloss formula? I was so hyped to see this was in my bag!
We’re almost done! This next thing, I honestly haven’t tested yet. But it’s on my list. I know you should wear SPF no matter the weather, and I’m horrible with forgetting if I feel like I’m going to be out of the sun. This is the Coola Mineral 30SPF Sun Silk Cream. It has a lovely name and smells delightfully like a beach to me. I’ll be reporting back in with my review on this particular product.
The last thing that actually came with my bag was the IBY Highlighter in Private Jet. At first I was a little offput that I didn’t get the highlighter I wanted this month. But then I tried it out, and it’s actually quite lovely. It doesn’t show up overly dark like some highlighters do or leave a dark streak that illuminates with the sunlight. It’s lovely, inoffensive glow that pops in the right conditions.
My lovely friend, did give me this last item on this list. Which was one of the highlighters I was after for this month of September. I’m all about Ofra Highlighters and I was thrilled to see two options, but not thrilled to see that I got neither of them. The one I was given was this Champagne-Pink highlighter which is an Ofra Collab with Madison, in Sea Shimmer. I was honestly completely in love with Moondance, but I’ll hopefully be able to hunt it down in the future. Sea Shimmer is absolutely stunning, and in true Ofra fashion is almost aggressive unless you tap your brush off. It’s not too pink on the skin and shows as Champagne with a pink shift. I love my color shifts in highlighters, so I’m really enjoying this particular item!