I literally get so pumped when my next Ipsy bag arrives. I am always eager to see what’s new and share my thoughts on each of the products. When you first sign up for Ipsy, you take a survey to ensure the products you receive are something you’d actually enjoy trying. The survey asks for your skin type/shade, your eye color, different beauty brands you’d like to try, along with several other questions in order to make certain your experience is well worth the trial and cost. When I first took the survey, I chose almost all of the brands/beauty products so that I could have a wide variety. But now that I’ve had the opportunity to try countless brands and products, I decided to retake the survey to narrow my assortment. I quickly learned the products I truly enjoy testing and the ones I don’t really care to try. So come March or April, my Ipsy bag will consist of beauty products I truly desire to sample. But without further adieu, here’s my February Ipsy glam bag.
Several months ago, I was at the Chanel counter in Nordstrom and one of the makeup artists commented on my lack (aka none) of blush. He said to “never leave the house without blush or lipstick because those are the finishing touches to your look.” Blush is one of those common make-up products that seems to be in everyone’s beauty routine..except for mine. But ever since his remark, the idea has remained in the back of my mind. After using this Bellapierre Mineral Blush, I completely understand what he meant. I use Glo Mineral’s loose powder for my foundation so naturally I was more than willing to try this product. I love the way loose, mineral powder applies to my skin. It feels like I’m wearing no make-up at all and the powder doesn’t get cake-like, as most liquid foundation does.
Like I previously mentioned, I use Glo Minerals loose powder. My powder is the only product I apply on my face, aside from moisturizer and a tad bit of liquid highlighter. However, I’ve heard great things about IT Cosmetics so I was excited to try this concealer. I have to say, it’s pretty thick (from what I’m used to) but it does go on really smoothly. The shade that I received was Natural Medium but it was a bit too dark for my skin tone. I would have preferred the Light shade.
When it comes to my facial cleansing routine (which I will share soon), I rarely change it up. I have sincerely found what works best for my skin and I stick to that. With that being said, exfoliation is typically not common in my cleansing method. Exfoliating is actually great for your skin if done in moderation (once or twice a week). It gets rid of dead skin and this particular exfoliator helps minimize enlarged pores. After using this product a couple of times, I can see the difference in my skins dryness. The beads aren’t at all harsh on my sensitive skin but do well removing my dead skin cells.
I don’t own a wide variety of eyeshadow brushes. I’m no make-up expert so I honestly don’t know what kind of brush does what. This one from Luxie is pretty self explanatory, it’s a blending brush, and it does a great job of just that. Since receiving this brush from Ipsy, I have literally used it every day. I typically apply a slightly shimmery nude eye shadow all over my lid and use this brush to blend a bit of a darker shade in my crease.
I don’t put much product in my hair aside from heat protectant (occasionally). Too much product can make my hair oily and create an odd texture. I only tried this leave in conditioner once. I sprayed it on the ends of my hair while it was still damp and then combed through it. The product itself didn’t do much and it doesn’t really have a smell. I wouldn’t use this everyday but perhaps when I’m on the beach and my hair gets knotted from the salt water and needs a bit of detangler. It seems like it’d be a nice necessity for a beach bag.
xoxo, Zoe Saylor
In case you missed it, here’s my December Ipsy Glam Bag