Here's what I received:
- Belle En Argent lipstick in "I'll Bring Dessert" DELUXE SAMPLE SIZE
- Aisling Organics Eco-Luxe Eyeshadow Brush FULL SIZE
- Chella Eyeliner Pen in Brown FULL SIZE
- KNC Beauty Star Eye Mask Pack (set of 2 masks)
- Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic DELUXE SAMPLE SIZE
At first glance, I was a bit "meh" about the products, but the Chella eyeliner pen in Brown is actually AWESOME for eyebrows (if you have black or dark brown hair). I don't generally wear brown as an eyeliner, but that color ended up being a perfect match for my brows. And it's smudge-resistant and has a lot of staying power, so that's a win.
The Belle En Argent lipstick is a mauve rose-ish color and I've never been able to pull off that shade, so I didn't even bother opening it, and simply put it in my box of free products that I hand out to people who order off me from Poshmark (people LOVE when you include a little freebie, FYI).
The eyeshadow brush from Aisling Organics is better than a similar eyeshadow brush that I had received from Ipsy in the past, so I'll be upgrading to the Aisling one. But, keep in mind that I'm not super picky about eyeshadow brushes like I am about face brushes or blending brushes. So it's pretty easy to impress me in that category.
I am surprisingly loving the Pixi by Petra glow tonic. I think this is also an item that you can pick up at your local Target, which makes it a double win, because I practically live there. It has glycolic acid which is amazing for oilier for skin types like mine, and for skin that is starting to show some fine lines.
I haven't tried out the KNC Beauty eye masks yet, because I tend to do masks as their own individual product review.
Now on to January (I'll keep it very brief).
- Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black DELUXE SAMPLE SIZE
- Ella Eden Eyeshadow in Willow FULL SIZE
- Pure Brazilian Leave in Conditioner DELUXE SAMPLE SIZE
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation DELUXE SAMPLE SIZE
- Belle En Argent Lip Gloss in Bored Now FULL SIZE
I gave away most of the products simply because I already owned similar things. I kept the leave in conditioner and it seems to work just as well as my drugstore brands. Nothing particularly spectacular about it, but it's good. It's lightweight so it's better suited for finer and thinner hairtypes. My hair is a bit coarse and dry, and I have to be heavy-handed with the product, unless I use something specifically for thick, dry hair. (I tend to prefer hair oils over leave in conditioners, and HERE is an old video I did comparing hair oils).
Before I sign off on this incredibly boring Tuesday, full disclaimer that the Ipsy affiliate links in this post are NOT mine, but belong to my tween daughter ;)
Trying to not fall asleep as I microwave my forgotten coffee for the 5th time today... Later!