Here’s the Thing…
I realize that we are halfway through March and I have already received my March Glam bag, yet I still have not written my February review. Yeah, that’s my bad.
BUT in my defense, February was a short month! Those two extra days really add up…..
Okay, so I admit it’s a terrible excuse but life has just been crazy this month!
At any rate, I am here now, ready to give another raving Ipsy review!
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As a writing major, I am pretty anal about details, but I can usually let them slide because I realize that most normal people are not as obsessed with grammar and spelling as I am. HOWEVER. The exception is when the context of the mistake makes it very clear that someone did not double check their work.
This monologue is all relevant because this lip balm is shaped like a macaron cookie, yet it is labeled as a macaroon cookie.
Now, this may seem shocking to some. In fact, I only learned less than a year ago that a macaroon cookie is not actually a macaroon cookie but a macaron! Mind blow.
It can be a little confusing, so I found this article to break it down.
Okay. Tangent over. It’s just that every day that I use this product, I am so frustrated that nobody caught that mistake!
Anyway, besides that, I love the packaging of this lip balm! I think it’s super smart marketing because think about how many regular old chapsticks you have accumulated over the years. And for me personally, I get new make up every month, and a lot of it falls through the cracks unless it A) is truly an amazing product or B) has something super unique about it.
I wouldn’t say there is anything inherently special about this product, however, the packaging is so cute and unique that it really stands out to me!
Also, they confused macaron and macaroon so I will always remember them 😉
So the more I deeply analyze myself, the more I realize that I am really not much of a make up person. Like, if it wasn’t for Ipsy, the only thing I would probably wear is mascara and foundation. You know, so I actually look alive.
BUT that is not the case because I do get Ipsy. So I wear more than just that.
I say all that because lipstick/gloss is really not something I choose to wear unless it is a special occasion. And for those special occasions, I have my go-to long-last lipstick.
But I digress.
This month, er, last month, I got this really great liquid lipstick!
First of all, they responded to my shout out on Instagram (hey-o!) and the shade is the perfect balance between a pop of color yet still subtle. I really appreciate that because I HATE having to think about whether or not my lipstick still looks good.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it stays in place all day but what I will say (and this is kinda weird to note) is that, since it is not a super bright color, when it does rub off throughout the day, it is not as noticeable.
Counterproductive maybe. But for someone who doesn’t want to worry about their lipstick all day, this one is a win for me.
I swear that as soon as I started writing these reviews Ipsy started reading them because I think it was in the very first post I mentioned that I have a hard time with eyeliners that work with my eyes, and every single month since, I have gotten an amazing eyeliner in my bag. Too funny.
Well, I’m not complaining. A girl can never have too many eyeliners, am I right?
I especially like this particular brand because, as the name suggests, it is all about precision.
For me, I prefer a thin line, while others I know prefer a thicker line. This product produces both lines seamlessly and I would assume that for people who like to do winged-liner it would convenient since they would have a variety of thickness types to choose from.
Also, like all the other eyeliners I have gotten over the past few months, it does not smudge to my eyelid by the end of the day. Which is seriously so amazing because for years I never had an eyeliner that would stay put for more than a few hours!
It has been a hot minute since I have gotten a perfume in my Ipsy bag! In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I received a perfume. Obviously, I love getting makeup each month, but I super appreciate it when I receive other beauty products, just to change things up!
As far as this scent goes, I love it! It is quite sweet, however, to me, I don’t think it is too sweet. Although I don’t consider myself to be a good gauge since I love sweet smelly goody stuff. It’s funny because when I was doing research for this post, I saw a review that said, “I like this scent, but like the name says, it smells like laundry.” I was cracking up because the name of the perfume is not laundry. Also, it smells nothing like laundry. At least not my laundry. Does your laundry smell like sugar??
“I’m normally not the biggest fan of [insert beauty product here].”
But I just can’t help it! Especially being busier lately, I don’t want to spend too much time doing my makeup!
So, yeah. I’m normally not the biggest fan of eyeshadow. However, I think my lack of eyeshadow love is rooted more in the fact that it doesn’t stay on my eyelid well, as opposed to just a general lack of dislike.
This particular eyeshadow does happen to stay on my eyelid all day quite nicely.
Paired with that eyeliner mentioned above, it truly is a dream.
So That’s the Thing…
Just take my tardiness on writing this post as really being able to try out these products for the maximum amount of time to give you the best review 😉
As far as my favorite item from the month goes, my first thought was the adorable MACARON lip balm because it is just so. Darn. CUTE! But then I put my rational cap on and realized I get lip balm type products quite often and decided to judge my choice not based on looks alone. Sooooo this month’s favorite product is the perfume! Paired with the fact that I love the scent and thta I never get perfumes in my bag, I definitely think it takes the cake for this month!
Also, I just have to talk for a second about how much I love Ipsy!
I think with anything that we get on a regular basis we stop appreciating it as much as when we first started getting. I’ve definitely gotten that way with Ipsy. However, while I was looking up some of the full-sized products that were included in this month’s bag, I realized how great of a value Ipsy really is. Although you generally get sample sized products, compared to what the actual price is, you’re getting a really good deal.
SO if you have ever thought about trying out Ipsy, use this link to order your first Ipsy bag today! I promise you won’t regret it.