This post was (sadly) long forgotten. I am gearing up to get this site active and full of makeup and style goodness. In the mean time- enjoy!
This month I wanted to change it up and not only share my initial thoughts on the products that I received in my Ipsy beauty bag but share a makeup look inspired by the goodies inside.
Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio in Smokin Hot
Full pallet of 10 shadows for $24.00.
I like the quality of these shadows so far, but the color selection is not something I would reach for on a regular basis. But, that's part of what makes Ipsy fun. You get out of your comfort zone. I like the dark navy color a lot and will make a point to use this in place of black shadow as liner.
Be A Bombshell The One Stick in Sunset
This brand makes nice products to apply and blend, but the ingredient list is less than savory. The color is really nice, very pigmented. I have just applied it to my cheeks and I really like the red, orange, gold shimmer that shows up even under powder over to set.
Mirabella Eye Blender Brush
I love this brush, it's soft to the touch but the weight of it is so unexpected. It feels great to hold. I'm purposing this brush to be my constantly clean pure blending brush. I've used this every day since receiving this very pricey brush and I'm very happy about how it is working.
Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural Strip Eyeylashes in #53
This are pretty sparce false lashes, which I like. I don't want to bat my lashes with a set of boy entrances (ode to Georgia Nicolson) and have a tornado start up due to an updraft, which is very scientifically accurate with those crazy falsies. While these lashes are natural, they are very sparse. The hairs are very spread out which is a bit frustrating with many slap and go lashes.
J. Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil in Red Rose
The more I learn about this brand the more pleasantly surprised I am to have received this and even more excited to try other things from the brand. The color is okay, just a bit to bright, true red for daily use, but with a deeper color layered on top I'll be just fine.
Before we get into the look, I just want to make a quick note that the bag for this month is such a nice one.
Now for the fun part! I got a bit carried away. I wanted a simple under-eye, smokey look and wound up looking like a dramatic blue eyed, red lipped vamp.