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As I’m eagerly awaiting for my April Ipsy Glam Bag, I wanted to show you the items from my March Ipsy and to provide you with my thoughts on them after using them – there are lots of unboxings available so I want to offer you a different take on the monthly subscription bags, since these are samples and thus advertisements for purchasing the full size products.
First off, Ispy is now partnered with Bare Minerals! I’m more and more excited to see Ipsy grow and collaborate with known and popular brands (the available brands is still something that Ipsy can improve on compared to other subscription boxes). Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Get Ready is a medium toned rose-pink color (the color matches the color on the packaging quite perfectly) – Get Ready Moxie is a great ‘my lips but better’ shade. The lipstick applies very smooth and is moisturizing and pigmented. Moxie Get Ready has a minty feel to it when you apply it (which I didn’t expect from a lipstick) and that might be the reason why I won’t purchase this full size, as I’m not the biggest fan of mint in my lip products.
The Be a Bombshell Cosmetics eyeshadow quad in Bora Bora was one of the things I was really hoping to have included in my bag (I was very happy with it when swatched). The colors are smooth and pigmented, not chalky or dry – I can’t wait to use the bright shades for summer makeup tutorials. I think these shadows would be perfect for all sorts of eye colors (blue and brown) because of the variation of the shades. Loving the cute packaging too!
I was so excited to get a Chella product in my bag because I’ve received one of their highlighting pencils in the past and I still love it and use it quite frequently in my makeup routine. Chella Indigo is a deep cobalt blue color that is highly flattering (it’s everything a blue eyeliner shade should be!). However, the disappointment kicked in when I started applying Chella Indigo on my eyes – it dried out on me super fast! I didn’t even get a chance to do both my eyes, and the felt tip was already dragging and applying almost no color. For such a beautiful indigo shade, I was extremely let down with this product.
The Klorane Soothing and Relaxing Patches for Eyes were the star of this March bag. Yes, I know, foil packets are dreaded in these subscription services, but to be honest, I get more use from them than most of the Ipsy makeup products I receive. After spending a long night painting in the studio, I used these Klorane patches the next morning, and I really enjoyed the soothing and de-puffing results. The Klorane patches are a plush, silicone texture, that stay put under your eyes without causing any discomfort; removal was easy too, I didn’t blink once (see what I did there). Ipsy gave you two packets with two patches each, so I can’t complain about the sample size. I might order these to prep for my upcoming finals!
Overall, I was satisfied with Ipsy’s March Bag, but some products were hit and miss – we also only received four products (something I haven’t experienced with Ipsy before). As a note, there has been some recent issues with Ipsy and a certain POP Beauty sample included in the February Glam Bag. The POP Beauty lip gloss sample contained harmful ingredients that caused lip burns, lip swelling, allergic reactions, and other negative symptoms (more details in our February post). For now, I will continue my subscription to Ipsy’s monthly service, but I wanted you to be cautious and aware – if you experienced issues with your POP Beauty gloss, contact Ipsy to let them know and request a replacement.