This month’s ipsy Glam Bag arrived a little later than usual this month, but better late than never! Especially since I think that this month’s bag was a good one!
The bag itself is a cute little denim number with bright orange trim. Not overly Valentine themed as I was expecting, but it is still cute.
So what did I get? This post is just an unboxing and first impressions full reviews to come later.
First up is a Nyx Butter Lipstick in shade Ripe Berry:
Right now this satin finish is our goldilocks texture. Glossy is too much. Matte isn’t doing the trick. But this is just right!
These are so insanely creamy that there’s no need to use lip balm beforehand.
Ripe Berry is a totally appropos name; the hue (which has cool, purple undertones) reminds us of crushed raspberries.
This is a great creamy lipstick, in a nice sheer berry shade. I love the Nyx Butter Lipsticks, so I was happy to get this one. A cruelty free brand, yay!
Up next is a Hikari Cream Pigment Eye Shadow in Latte:
Don’t be fooled by the name, there’s nothing milky about this metallic copper.
It’s so richly pigmented that even a tiny bit makes your eyes pop.
- You can use it three ways: Brush it on for a bold metallic shadow, swipe on with your fingertips for a messier smoky look, or use a liner brush and create a gleaming cat eye.
This is a beautiful coppery shadow. I love copper tones, and it is a cruelty free brand, so I’m super happy with this one as well. The packaging though is terrible – flimsy plastic – I’m going to depot this once I buy a z-palette (or something similar).
Swatches of the Nyx Butter Lipstick and Hikari Cream Pigment Eye Shadow:
Up next is a True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask:
Go from a dull complexion to one that’s insanely glowy in five minutes, flat.
It both exfoliates (with lactic acid) and hydrates (with avocado butter), the ultimate dream team for scoring radiant skin.
- This is totally splurge-worthy. The full size tub costs $$$ at high end department stores. (But you get to try it for like….nada.)
I am unsure if this brand is cruelty free or not. I was initially excited about this facial mask, but it is really strongly scented – to my nose it is very jasmine – one of my most hated scents, so I will be passing this onto someone who doesn’t mind scented products.
Up next is a Bellapierre Cosmetics VolumeLash Waterproof Mascara:
You could be watching The Notebook while taking a swim on the most humid of summer days, and this smudge-free formula wouldn’t run.
The flexible brush perfectly separates and coats every single lash, so your fringe looks completely full and defined.
- Even though it’s waterproof, a makeup removing wipe will take it right off, no tugging or rubbing (or lash damage) required.
Finally a waterproof mascara! I’m super excited to try this one out! Another cruelty free brand!
The final product is a Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Blush Brush 514:
The bristles are vegan, synthetic, and cruelty-free.
Soft and fluffy bristles combined with the small domed shape make this great for dusting on highlighter.
- Is it just us, or does rose gold make everything look dreamy?
I have a few Luxie brushes, they’re really great, and they’re cruelty free and vegan. I love getting brushes from Ipsy.
All in all, I think this month’s bag was a good one! What did you get in your ipsy glam bag?
I cashed in a few of my Ipsy points to get the Briogeo Curl Carisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème (description taken from the Briogeo website):
Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème hydrates, defines, and weather-proofs curls while maintaining touchable movement and light, flexible hold. Mollis leaf and tomato fruit ferments smooth and seal the hair cuticle to lock out frizz-causing environmental moisture to promote consistent curl formation. Ultra-hydrating avocado oil helps hair retain moisture and increases elasticity to protect against damage. For added hold, cocktail with Curl Charisma Frizz Control Gel to create the perfect blend of hydration and hold custom-suited for your hair type.
This was on my wishlist so I jumped at the chance to get it with my points! Can’t wait to test it out. Another cruelty brand!
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
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