April Ipsy Bag

Okayy so this post did not automatically upload yesterday afternoon like it was supposed to and I went to bed at 7pm and didn’t notice. Oops! I’ll also have my Friday blog posted at normal time this afternoon. This month’s bag was SO GOOD! I am happy with everything. I did not love the makeup bag itself, but the goodies were great! I really think that reviewing each month’s bag helps Ipsy to send me stuff that I love and that’s right for me.

Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter –  : I am liking this highlight. It gives a nice shine but is not glittery or too overbearing, yet it’s buildable. Last month I mentioned that some sample sizes were really just too small…well this little guy is perfect for my highlight brush and perfect to throw in a makeup bag for the crazy amount of travel we have coming up!

Hanalei Aloe Soothing Gel : I was sceptical about this. The packaging said use on your face and body so I went full speed and applied it just like I would a moisturizer. I was actually surprised when it did not make me oily. It absorbed into the skin quickly and left me feeling moisturized, smooth and refreshed. This product is relatively affordable (well, I’d say medium priced), but possibly a must for the summer months. Between beach trips and weekends at the pool and lake, my skin can always use extra moisture and aloe. I’ll probably try this as a primer as well.

Ciaté London Mini Bamboo Bronzer – Star Island or Palm Island : I really like this bronzer. It’s pigmented and applies smoothly, but it’s not an overbearing shade. It’s perfect for a spring glow and blended out for an all over bronzed look with my normal kabuki brush. This product also has oil-controlling ingredients so it keeps me matte all day.

Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm : Umm, I am living for this. I will definitely repurchase this in the future. It makes my lips so soft and smells like shea butter. There’s no bad taste and no sticky residue after applying. It is honestly one of the best lip balms I’ve ever had. Fingers crossed that I do NOT lose it! Random story: Our honeymoon was the first time Adam and I had gone out of the country together and we went to Punta Cana. Adam got into this whole routine of speaking spanish and he started singing a song that he made up randomly one day and the song went “Bésame mucho, baby. Bésame mucho, love.” Anyways, when I saw the name of this balm I had to tell Adam right away and he immediately broke out into the song.

Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush – 660 : When I first looked at this brush it reminded me of the Sigma F86 that is good for applying concealer under the eyes and around the nose. The Sigma brush is a little more dense than this one, though. If it doesn’t work out for liquid concealer under the eyes, it can definitely be useful for contouring, highlighting or setting my under eye.



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