First Impressions: Ipsy March 2013

Here what I got in my March Ipsy bag.  It was an interesting mix this month so let see what I got.

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The bag

The bag is really cute this month!  I guess it doesn’t speak well for the contents but this was my favorite part of what I got.  

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GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette

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Showing the magnetic case.

This is the GlamRX case.  This is a magnetic case, sort of like the Z-palette.  It is a little bigger than a credit card so it is perfect size to put in your purse.  I put in the shadows from the Coastal Scents quad I got in Ipsy bag a few month ago.  That was a mistake because two of the shadows wouldn’t come out and I mangled them pretty badly.  And after all of that they are not even magnetic!  I still haven’t figured out what I’m going to put in this.

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Yaby eyeshadow in So Vein

This is a matte forest green eye shadow.  This has decent payoff.  I’m not a huge fan of matte eye shadows, the more glitter the better I say, so this doesn’t thrill me.  I do find the color interesting and I like that it is a green that doesn’t grey out when blended.  

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Yaby eyeshadow in Sand Dune

Yes, I did swatch this color on my hand.  Look again.  So yeah, this is the same color as my skin!  Maybe they should have this in foundation size for me.  😉  Anyway this is a good blending color to soften harsh lines but that is about it.  I don’t think I could wear this as a lid color as it would show up and I would be afraid to use it as a base color as it might muddy  any color I put over it.  Maybe I should use it as a concealer.  Hmm….

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Here is a look I did for St. Patrick’s Day using the two shadows in this bag.  Ignore the fact that it looks like I put my eye shadows on with my feet.  Anyway I used So Vein on my lid and used Sand Dune to blend out the color in my crease.  The liner is the gel liner from MICABeauty I got in last month’s bag and the mascara is Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping mascara in blackest black waterproof.  Side note this is my holy grail mascara!  I went to a parade yesterday and was outside for about 3 hours and I have to say these shadows didn’t hold up that well.  The color was worn away in some spot.  I’m sure it would have held up fine if I was inside all day but this is too bright for me to wear this at work.  

 

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La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover

These are like your standard makeup remover wipe, I didn’t think there was anything special about these.  They smell a little like baby whips but I do like how soft they are.  I think it did an okay job taking off my foundation but was pretty bad when it came to taking off my eye makeup.  I should say that I’m not a huge fan of makeup wipes as I feel like it is a another product, another step, and needless waste to add to the trash.  

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Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist

I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this product when I first open my bag.  I didn’t know if this was something to spray on when your skin is feeling dry throughout the day or just a fancy toner.  Well, when I went on the Juice Beauty’s website this product is listed as a toner so that is how I use it.  This reminded of Lush toners.  I don’t feel this does anything special, I don’t feel that my skin is any more hydrated with it than without it.  Not crazy about the smell as I don’t like rose scented things.  

Overall not that impressed with this bag this month.  The products are good just these are not products that I would use in my daily life.  Oh well, until next month.

 

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