I’m not doing a little video of my Ipsy bag this month. There were only 4 items inside, and they weren’t even mostly full size. So I think a photo will suffice.
One of the things I liked the most in the March, Destination Beauty bag, was the makeup bag it came in.
I love bright colored patterns, and the makeup bag fits the bill. It reminds me of a painting that my aunt has in her foyer by the mid-20th century artist, Albert Alcalay.
Funny, because the print on the makeup bag is from current day artist, Klari Reis’ geography-based series, “Street Anatomy”, and it references San Francisco. I know Reis must have seen Alcalay’s work. Alcalay was certainly inspired by cities, mostly New York City. So I love the bag, and I’ll use it a lot.
The Destination Beauty bag that I received contained:
- Chella indigo blue liquid felt tip liner
- Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
- NYX Love in Rio eye shadow palette, shimmery white, shimmery grey and matte black
- Bare Minerals lipstick in Marvelous Moxie.
The Chella felt tip liner is very nice. The indigo blue shade is lovely and unique. The blue shade helps to give the eye the appearance of being whiter. Felt tip is the easiest liquid liner for a klutz like me. And this one is easy to use with its very fine tip, and my right eye looked terrific!
Unfortunately, the way my eyelashes grow on my left eyelid makes it hard for me to use anything besides a slant tip brush to apply liner well. But I definitely recommend this liner: for most people it will be super-easy to use, and the indigo shade is GORGEOUS!
Next, I adore the Bare Minerals lipstick. I’ve never tried BM color cosmetics, just the foundations and blush. The promotional materials that came with it said, “Life is short. Wear bright lipstick.” Well, I wouldn’t exactly call Marvelous Moxie bright (I’d call Milani Intense liquid lipsticks bright!). Instead, it’s a beautiful, shiny deep pink-red. It’s very lightweight, neither hydrating nor drying, and it lasts for a few hours without eating or drinking. It has no taste or scent. The only negative is that it’s a sample, a mini-lipstick, rather than full-size. Disappointing. It came with an offer: receive a free Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara sample and get free shipping on your purchase.
The NYX Love in Rio was a small 3 shade palette in a cute little black package with a black plastic bow to open and close the package. Very cute. I used the shades the other night to create a smoky eye, and though a smoky eye is just too much eye makeup for me at this stage of the game, it was a good palette for that. Mostly, I’ll use the white and grey shimmery shadows, and the black will make a nice eyeliner with my slanted liner brush.
Above, I’m wearing the Bare Minerals lipstick and the white and grey shadows from NYX Love in Rio palette.
Finally, this is the first Pixi product I will try. Since I usually wear CC cream, I haven’t actually used the Pixi primer yet. I tried some on the back of my hand and it is very smooth, less watery than the Bare Minerals primer I usually use. I will try it maybe tomorrow with my new liquid foundation (review coming soon!).
So, that’s it. A quick go-through this month. The only full-size product was the eyeliner. Nevertheless, it’s still worth $10. And I will use all the products and the bag that I received.
Ipsy announced that they will be doing more special offers during the month. I hope that’s not instead of full-size products or more products. Let’s see what the April Ipsy Bag has in store. And like I always say, if you are inspired to join, I hope you’ll consider doing it through this link so I can get credit for bringing you in.
If you subscribe, what did you get in your March Destination Beauty Ipsy Bag? What did you think?