It was the post office’s fault that my May 2015 ipsy bag got delivered first to a city 30 miles from where I live, next to my local post office (2 miles from my house) where it was sorted, then sent on to the Boston post office where it was sorted again and finally returned to the same local post office 2 miles from my house from which it was eventually delivered. Whew. But at least I got it.
And it was worth the wait. The Jetsetter ipsy bag that I received was another good one. Some of the stuff fits the Jetsetter theme that’s connected to travel, e.g. purse-size items, and, I guess, jet setting to say, the south of France, and its association with tanning?…but who cares. Let’s get to the goodies.
First, the bag itself. I have always wanted a Breakups To Makeup bag. They have such witty makeup related sayings on them. This one is made of heavy cotton, and I love the larger size. I can carry a lot of stuff in this one.
Here’s what I got inside the bag:
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone, transparent, travel size (full size $20) plus little bonus samples of two Revolution High-Color Lipgloss shades, Failbait and Bittersweet (that I didn’t realize were samples, lol)
- Skone Cosmetics Pretty Eyes Automatic Eyeliner, navy, full size $15
- Luxie #205 Tapered Blending Brush, full size $10
- Cotz Face Natural Skintone Sheer Matte Finish SPF 40 Lightly Tinted Moisturizer, sample size (full size $19)
- St. Tropez “One Night Only” Instant Glow Body Lotion, deluxe sample (full size $18)
Right off the bat, this month’s bag was well worth the $10 I paid for it. Just the two full size products alone are worth $25.
The Urban Decay universal lipliner is great! I misplaced my Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner some time ago, and I’ve been lost without it. So the UD pencil goes right into my makeup bag.
The Skone Cosmetics Automatic Eyeliner, thank goodness, is called navy and is actually a very pretty shade somewhere between navy and teal. At least it’s not black! Yay! I’ll definitely use it.
A Facebook friend of mine was kind enough to give me her Luxie blush brush a couple of months ago, and I like it a lot. It’s soft with a cute pink handle. I haven’t lost any bristles. So I’m happy to add the tapered blending shadow brush to my collection. I’ll use it a lot.
The Cotz Face tinted moisturizer with SPF 40 would’ve been great for someone with darker skin, but it is waaaaaaaay to dark for me. Wearing it, I look like my face is dirty. I’ll gift this to someone with darker complexion. Kinda sad about this because Cotz Face does have a great lineup of sunscreens and moisturizers, and there is a product for Lighter Skin.
The St. Tropez Instant Glow Body Lotion was a surprise. It comes out of the generously sized tube a dark brown color which is a little alarming. However, it does work well, and I typically hate anything that gives a faux tan. This lotion makes my skin look like it has a bit of a tan, and it is a natural shade. Plus, it washes off with soap. So, if I need to wear a dress or go sleeveless early in the season, I would definitely use this. In person, I can see the difference more than in the photo. My sun-damaged legs look huge from this angle but here goes:
With the exception of Cotz Face, I will use everything in this month’s bag including the makeup bag. So I am definitely pleased. If you’re not already a subscriber and would like to try it out, I’d be grateful if you’d use my referral code. 😀
If you are an ipsy subscriber, what did you get in your May ipsy bag? What’d you think?