I got my very first Ipsy bag for this month! It came late last week, and I was so excited to see it in the mail after I cancelled Birchbox. I don't know if I was dissatisfied with Birchbox or if I just got lucky, but I thought this first Ipsy bag was awesome. First of all, it came in this awesome package.
You all know how I love pink. I am not sure if all the packages will be pink, but I love it already!
This is the bag that I got - not a huge fan of the pattern, but I love that the bag is spill proof. This will be great to take on my carry on in airplanes in case my toiletries spill, it won't get all over the rest of my luggage. The pattern could have been a little cuter though.
I loved everything that I got in this bag. With Birchbox I usually got 5 items, but they were never full sized and half the time I was getting food or chapstick. I will gladly take one less item if these are the things I keep receiving. I was completely impressed with the makeup brands as well - it's not like I got MAC products or anything, but these are all more than just Meijer brands like I was occasionally getting in Birchbox.
Pixi Beauty Flawless Primer: I have been a previous fan of the Pixi brand, so I was so excited to see this. I have yet to try their primer. I have used it for almost a week now and I will probably be repurchasing. It goes on very easily with fingertips. It actually has a slight glittery tint that I was worried about at first, however this blends in and doesn't affect your makeup at all. In fact, I felt like it gave my skin a "glow-like" look.
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick: I love the Bare Minerals lip gloss, and so I think I will really like this. I am not usually a lipstick wearer, but because I like the lipgloss I am going to give it a go. The shade is a bit darker than I normally wear, but like I said I am going to keep an open mind.
NYX Love in Rio eye shadows: I was so glad to see this shadow, because I was just about to by one of this brand in a similar shade. I have already used this multiple times as well. The lightest color is a tad more glittery than I usually wear, but it still works great. I love the middle and dark colors the best, and I have a feeling this will be a repurchase as well. I am a fan of the NYX brand and their eye shadows. They have several shades in this type of packaging. I want to go back for some pinker shades!
Chella Indigio Blue eyeliner: I previously got an highlighter pencil from this brand in a Birchbox, so I think this eyeliner will be just as great. It is in an indigo blue, so it will take a special occasion and I think so practice to use so that it doesn't look like too much, but it's definitely one I will at least try, if only to see if I like the liner to buy it in a different shade.
Overall, so far I am so glad that I switched from Birchbox - we will see if that holds true over the next few months!
Did any of you get similar products in your beauty subscriptions?