Monday, 15 May 2017

May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

My current makeup subscription box is from Ipsy. I was a bit skeptical about a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box because I didn't want to end up with a bunch of products I couldn't use or didn't know how to use. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products in a cute makeup bag, and I was sold after checking out their previous bags. If you're not very adventurous with makeup like me, it's a great way to build your makeup collection on the cheap and expand your makeup expertise!

The May 2017 glam bag theme is Summer Friday and I think the bag design is super cute. This was the first time I got a clear bag from Ipsy and the pattern is perfect for summer :) The bag did feel cheap so I'm hoping it doesn't fall apart before I get the chance to use it 😛

In my bag:

Manna Kadar bronzer and highlighter duo

Pixi by Petra silky eye pen in Opal Overcoat
Hempz pomegranate body moisturizer
Luxie Beauty precision foundation brush 
Benefit gimme brow fibre gel

I was most happy to see that there was a wide variety of products in the bag.  I've been a huge fan of Benefit products for a while now and I was thrilled to see the gimme brow sample this month. Too bad it wasn't the full size! I rate the May Ipsy Glam Bag a 3/5 since I was very pleased with the variety but not so much with what was inside.

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More about the products inside:

Manna Kadar bronzer and highlighter duo- I was first introduced to the Manna Kadar brand from Ipsy last year. I really liked the blush I got and this bronzer and highlighter duo is another fantastic product. I like the formula of Manna Kadar products because it feels really soft and spreads well. That's really important to me since I love blending my makeup to get that "barely there" look. This little compact is perfect for travelling too! I liiiiike :)

Pixi by Petra silky eye pen in Opal Overcoat- I was so thrilled when I saw this product in my Sneak Peek from Ipsy but I'm sad to say I'm super disappointed. I guess Pixi by Petra takes the word 'silky' seriously because this eye pen was so soft I couldn't even swatch it without it falling apart. I suppose I could stop complaining and smudge the product on my face with my fingers...just a word of caution not to fall for the "pen" part LOL!! The colour was incredibly pretty and I did like the way it looked on my skin, just not the biggest fan of the delivery. 

Hempz pomegranate body moisturizer- I really liked how moisturizing this body lotion is. It smells fantastic and absorbed quickly. This was my first experience with the Hempz brand and I must say...I'm impressed :) I'll need to use it a bit longer to see if the 'skin-saving' benefits of hemp seed oil ring true, but so far so good!

Luxie Beauty precision foundation brush- I've gotten so many brushes from Ipsy, and I'm always pleased to get Luxie brushes. I like the quality of the brushes and I love how they're super soft. Luxie brushes are vegan and cruelty free and that's something I always support :)

Benefit gimme brow fibre gel- I've been a huge fan of Benefit products for quite some time now and I've been using Gimme Brow as part of my regular brow routine since it first launched. I love how you can use this gel on its own or over makeup (I use KaBrow first, Gimme Brow second) and can be layered with other products. I've always hated brows that look too well done or too dark, and this brow gel has tiny fibres to make your brows look tame and filled in but still natural. It's definitely worth the splurge if you're looking to take your brow game up a notch. Highly recommended!!

I can't wait to see what Ipsy has to offer next month. What did you get in your May Glam Bag? I'd love to hear from you!

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