June 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag
June's Ipsy Glam Bag brought about a very surprising Tetris. Apparently Tetris turned 40 years old this year (boy does that make me feel old) and Ipsy decided to collaborate with them and not only gave us all different coloured Tetris themed bags - but they created a variety of Tetris themed makeup such as balms, eyeshadows and even makeup brushes. I received my bag in the purple design and it's quite cute. Not only is there a 3D Tetris block on the bag, but the zipper pull itself is a Tetris block piece. Love that little touch. It really makes the entire bag! Anyway, here are the products I received this month along with whether I think they fit my profile and reviews given.
The first item in my bag was the Sugar Cosmetics Contour De Force Mini Blush in Peach Peak. Although it looks a little on the darker side, it's actually a soft peachy pink shade that would suit most people. I haven't tried anything yet from Sugar Cosmetics, but the packaging looks pretty cool and the blush shade is one that I'm interested in trying. It's a lovely warm nude shade that I think might just give me a nice pop of healthy colour for an everyday look, which is usually what I lean towards.
Profile: This fits my profile perfectly. I like receiving blushes and the shade is one that I would wear. Nice choice, Ipsy!
Second I received two sheet masks - the Hydrating and Brightening Coconut Gel Sheet Masks from Farmacy. I'll admit, while I do love sheet masks, I don't often get too excited about receiving them in my bag, but this is by far an exception. Farmacy is a great natural, clean brand and has many products which I hear others raving about. I can't wait to try out these two masks. They contain coconut water along with other ingredients and they're supposed to make your skin more hydrated, radiant and healthy looking in fifteen minutes. The Hydrating mask contains hyaluronic acid and cucumber to hydrate dry skin, while the Brightening mask uses purple broccoli extract and plant based collagen to make dull skin glow.
Profile: Big win for me on this. I'm not sure if have a mask preference or not, but I've been wanting to try out more products from Farmacy, so I'm happy to have these. I love that they use natural ingredients and are a clean brand. These also retail for $8.00 CA each, so they're a nice value in my bag.
The third item in my bag was a First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer. I didn't have a great reaction to one of First Aid Beauty's other primer's that I tried out, but I am willing to give this one a try. They really are a great brand, with many wonderful products and again, this is another brand that is all natural and clean. I really like that this primer has hyaluronic acid in it, as that's usually a step in my beauty routine anyway, so hopefully I can just skip that by using this primer. I do occasionally like a good hydrating primer when using a more matte foundation, so I'll definitely be giving this a whirl. I don't believe this is available yet in Canada, so let's hope this isn't mind blowing for me!!
Profile: I have primers in my profile because I do enjoy trying out new ones, even though they're not the most exciting thing to receive. A good primer can make all the difference with how a foundation sits and performs, so I like that chance to try out new ones that I might otherwise not go out and purchase myself.
My fourth item was the Vital Vita 12 Jelly Cleanser from TonyMoly. This is a K-beauty brand that is pretty popular, but to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of receiving skincare in my bag, especially cleansers. This particular cleanser contains chlorella and spirulina is supposed to remove makeup and dirt from your skin and pores without stripping the skin, leaving it hydrated and soft. I probably won't try this one out personally, since I have a cleanser that I like to use, plus I'll be trying out a new Dr. Brandt one as well.
Profile:I don't like to receive skincare in my bag, so this is a fail for me.
The fifth item I received was a Tetris X Ipsy Lip Balm. This came in a bright, peachy shade, although I'm not sure yet how that will translate onto the lips. The packaging on this is super cute with it's Tetris design, but I really feel like they missed the mark on some design elements for this collaboration. Especially when it came to the eyeshadows. For the both the singles and the palettes, I think it was a huge missed opportunity to not have more fun with the shapes of the pans considering the entire block theme. Instead they were regular squares with nothing fun about them. Again...huge missed opportunity.
Profile: I'm not sure if I have balms or not, but peach tones do fit within the colours I prefer. Everyone received a Tetris product of some kind and this was a nice one to get.
Add-ons this month were amazing. It was so hard to choose, although one of them I was really hoping for and actually set my alarm to get up early in case it was available. I scored a full sized Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream. I've heard many great things about this cream and this actually retails for $86 CA. I also chose the Naisture 3 Step Essence Sheet Mask in Brightening. I've never tried out a multi step mask and this was ordered purely out of curiosity. I'll let you know how it goes! Lastly, I picked the Tetris X Ipsy Makeup Brush Set. I had to...they were just so darn cute I couldn't resist, plus I didn't get any of these brushes in my actual bag. I took a chance on the quality of them and to be honest the handles do feel like very cheap, light plastic, but the actual bristles do feel nice and soft themselves. I love the shape of the actual brushes and they should be perfect for my smaller, hooded eyes, so I'm happy with my purchase of these.
Overall, my actual bag was a little 'meh' just like last month, but the add ons made it totally worth it. I'm not really sure how to do my rating this month...if it's for the actual bag itself, I'd say 3.5/5, but with add ons, it's totally a 5/5 based off of the Sunday Riley alone.
Overall Score: 3.5/5
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