The theme for Ipsy March 2015 Glam Bag was Floral Fantasy, so all of the goodies came came in Spring-perfect cosmetic bag with a floral design over sky blue canvas. There were a few samples I was lusting over after seeing the spoilers, but unfortunately, I didn’t get any of them. I guess Ipsy curators decided that the products I ended up getting better match my beauty profile. Let’s see what I got!
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NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick Hunk – I was excited to receive a NYX butter liippie, after all, everyone I know raves about these. Out of three possible colors, I feel like I got the one that matches my beauty profile the least: the beet-purple Hunk. It’s just not a flattering color for me, and I will probably give away.
pūr~lisse beauty delicate gentle soymilk cleanser & makeup remover – If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember pur~lisse products popping up in my bags from time to time, and my overall lack of excitement for the brand. I mean, the formulas are supposed to be nice, but nothing I tried has worked for me as intended. Literally, not a single product. This cleanser for example didn’t really remove my makeup, it sort of smudged it all over my skin. Maybe I’m doing something wrong? Anyhow, for now I’m glad I have other options.
Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion – I have combination skin and usually look for mattifying products in order to control my T-zone, but this lotion was just too drying. I think it will work better for someone with really oily skin.
Boo-Boo Cover-Up Medium – Oh, how excited I was to finally be able to try this concealer! It was recommended to me by several beauty blogger friends, so my expectations were sky high. Formula-wise it’s fabulous indeed, but I was bummed that I received the Medium shade, which is way too dark and too orange for my complexion: I definitely can’t make it work even if I try. Now I need to swatch the light color and see if that matches my skin, because if it does, I might have potentially discovered a new HG 😉
VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Illuminating Face Highlighter – This is a cute little sample that is about the same size as the ‘Tini Beauty eyeshadow from the February bag. I think it works best as a cheek topper over your regular blush to add that glamorous luminous finish, but I wouldn’t use it as a highlighter anywhere else. I tried it on the eyes, but it just made me look sick.
[BONUS] bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Be Free – I redeemed 1000 points for this reward, and so glad I did, because it turned out to be the highlight of my bag. Creamy texture and really good staying power pretty much ensured that it will be one of my most reached for lipsticks for months to come.
THE VERDICT: Compared to my February bag, this one was much weaker, because the only product I will continue using is the luminizer, and of course, the lipstick that I got with ipsypoints. I would have loved the concealer as well if only the color was a better match. As you know, I’m not really against skin care, but this time the samples just didn’t perform that well.
Did you like your March Ipsy bag? What was your favorite sample?
|NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick||$5.99|
|pūr~lisse beauty delicate gentle soymilk cleanser & makeup remover||$6.42|
|Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion||$9.18|
|VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Illuminating Face Highlighter||$4.17|
|[BONUS] bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick||$18.00|
|Box Retail Value||$33.42 [$51.42 with bonus product]|
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