Hello loves! Happy new year to all (I’m only 28 days late, what?)
How is the new year treating everyone so far?
This months Ipsy came and I was so excited to share with you what I got! I don’t know why I was especially excited this month to receive it, but I just could not wait. Plus nothing gets me more giddy than seeing that shiny pink packaging in my post box!
On to it!
I must say, I have never seen such a majestic pair of tweezers. I’m not exactly a tweeter buff, so gauging its quality off my opinion might not be the most accurate, however, I can say that they are precise and do the job right! They are just a nice pair of tweezers, especially in comparison to the plain little silver ones from the drugstore 😛
The next item was the Smashbox Camera ready BB cream, with SPF 15. The first thing I noticed was the texture. It’s a much thicker BB cream than Clinique or The L’Oréal Dream fresh (my go to’s), which made me intrigued since it has a higher coverage while still soaking in and moisturizing like a traditional BB cream. Then, unfortunately, the second thing I noticed was that it was about 2 shades too dark for my skin. (I think a few people who received this had the same problem) Just for right now at least. I am very fair to start with, and it is also January. Perhaps if it was August and I had been out in the sun more it would be a different story … alas, I like the formula a lot, but just wish the colour matched!
The next item I have already used twice and really enjoy is the pūr~lisse blue lotus seed mud mask. I love the texture of this mask because of how thin it is, but as to wear it you can feel it actively exfoliating and detoxifying. I like the feeling of my face masks actively cleansing, if that makes any sense. For example warming masks, or a tingly mask, those are ones I enjoy. I do admit the tingling sensation this mask provides is quite intense upon first applying it, but is never painful. You just feel it really working on your pores. I rate this product so highly, I will be on the lookout for the full size.
The one swatchable item I received this month was the Naked Cosmetics eyeshadow in Desert Sunset. I’ll start with my positive thoughts. I think the colour of this pigment is stunning. In some light it appears more coppery and deep, in others it looks roses and gentle. It’s a colour that I will search just to look at even though I don’t plan on walearing it. The slightly less positive note I have, is , because it is a pigment it gets absolutely everywhere. The fallout from using it is just all over the face. When I do use it, I will do my eyeshadow first before my foundation because I have to clean up my underwater and cheeks so much. The colour however, when paired with a primer is phenomenal.
Lastly but not least I was chuffed to see a little Rimmel Kate Moss shining in my bag. Everyone knows my love for the Kate Moss line of lipsticks from Rimmel (I wrote a whole blog post about them ) so I was excited to try something from them that I had never tried before. I got a clear lip balm from them, and I’m very impressed! I typically would turn to Burts Bees or eos for a lip balm, but I quite enjoy having a balm in the same shape as a lipstick. It’s so easy to throw on while on the go. The formula is light and smooth, thus safely avoiding any gunky build up around the mouth. It has quickly been promoted to a spot in my hand bag.
Thank you for reading as always and I hope your January has been off to a wonderful start! 😊