March 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag
My March "glam bag" is here! If you're completely confused, then read my post explaining what ipsy is and why you should subscribe to it.
Each month is a different theme and ipsy often pairs with artists and creatives to collaborate on the design of the glam bag. This month's theme is "Create" and was a collab with illustrator @pcwitte! This bag includes two markers so you can color on the bag yourself- so fun!
Now to the amazing goodies inside my bag! I can't stand waiting to see what I'll be getting, so I always look at the app before my bag arrives. I was so excited to finally get all these products!
(all photos are my own)
1. INT Cosmetics- eyeshadow in Goddess Gold
My favorite part about this eyeshadow? It is cruelty-free! Not all products ipsy sends are cruelty-free, but I'm happy to see more and more each month that are. This shadow is AMAZING. It goes on creamy and pigmented- two things that all shadows should be. The shimmer is beautiful, it blends nicely, and is the perfect shade. I love golden eyeshadows!
The only thing I was bummed about was that it came a bit messy- as you can see in the photos.
2. Tarte Sex Kitten- eyeliner in black:
Tarte is a well-known brand and one that I love. I have a full size tarte bronzer from ipsy and it is one of the best products I've ever gotten! They are cruelty-free and even have a vegan-friendly collection which includes this eyeliner! (It should be noted though, that their parent company, Kose, is NOT cruelty-free.) I haven't worn black stick eyeliner since my wanna-be goth phase back in my teens, but this is some high quality makeup. It won't get much use in my everyday makeup routine, as I like to keep things simple, but it is a nice little liner to have for those nights I'm feeling fancy.
3. Contour Cosmetics- lip liner No. 4 JUJU
Another cruelty-free brand! Noticing a trend? I don't wear lipstick often, but lip liner is a must when I do! This shade is perfect for me because of it's subtle, natural color. Of course, this shade might not work for everyone. It goes on smoothly and doesn't feel dry. I might actually start wearing this as part of my daily (low-maintenance) routine since it is such a natural color for me.
4. VENeffect- pore minimizing cleanser
Yes, that's right, VENeffect is cruelty-free, too!
I've used this once, so I'm not the best judge of it. It smelled like cucumbers and was a nice texture. I didn't have makeup on at the time so I can't say how well it would wash it off. I have small pores already so it didn't make a difference in that way. Not my favorite, but smells good!
5. Glossier- Balm Dotcom in Rose
I have been DYING to try Glossier products, but have never bought any. I did a little happy dance when I saw I would be getting this product in my glam bag! Bonus: they're also cruelty free! Yay! This particular product is kind of an all-in-one. They call it a "universal skin salve" which can be used as a lip balm, cuticle moisturizer, or can be used to re-hydrate dry areas like elbows. The rose scent has some serious vintage vibes that make me feel like a rich, classy lady from back in the day.