February’s bag was SO adorable and had some really awesome products! I was highly anticipating this bag since it was for a valentine's season and man did IPSY make a cute one with lipstick kisses all over! As far as products go, I got some amazing products and a couple that were okay. Let's get into the review...
TOUCH IN SOL | No Poreblem Priming Water
CLAIMS: This primer creates a transparent, protective layer over your skin, helps your makeup last longer, and gives your skin a velvety-smooth texture. It also helps hide pores and uneven skin tone. It’s water and oil-based, which makes it super hydrating. It also quickly absorbs into your skin while leaving a shine-free finish. It’s safe to use on all skin types—even if you’re on the oilier side.
MY REVIEW: OMG ya'll This primer water is GOOD. Now, it's not amazing only because I did not see it help hide or fill in pores in fact it kinds of extenuates my pores which i know- sucks BUT this priming water does totally help your makeup apply evenly and look soooo smooth. There's always spots on my face where no matter what foundation, the tip of my nose, the center of my forehead, and the top of my cheeks, always have a hard time keeping foundation on and I have to add another layer or concealer but with this primer not only does my makeup apply the first time, but anywhere i apply this primer, my foundation looks soooo smooth! It's insane! I really had my doubts when i didn't see the primer water work on my pores and I've never tried a primer "water" so i was even more unsure. But seeing hoe well my makeup applied and how freaking smooth it looked- i can't go a day without this. (I still use a pore filler btw)
KOKIE COSMETICS | Be Bright Illuminating Concealer
CLAIMS: This medium-to-full coverage concealer is loaded with illuminating pigments to camouflage dark circles. The streak-free, crease-free formula lasts from morning to night. It doesn’t feel heavy or cakey, and keeps skin hydrated all day.
MY REVIEW: Ya'll this concealer is MY FAV. No joke. I was using Tarte Shape Tape (received a sample) which is way too dry and cakey on me and still creases for me throughout the day, and I was using Glossier stretch concealer which is great coverage but is a bit too dewy and thin so it creases easily. With both the Tarte and Glossier concealer, i was just making sure to check on my undereyes throughout the day, a few times, which is sooo annoying. This Kokie concealer is my holy grail and I'm sooo happy I got a full size product! It's brightening, great coverage- thin, natural looking, does NOT crease- and a little goes a long way! It's easy to apply and just looks sooo good, like skin, not like concealer! (I received the shade medium and it's perfect because it's not such a pink undertone.) HIGHLY recommended.
F.A.R.A.H BRUSHES | Powder Brush 50F
CLAIMS: This’ll be the most hardworking brush in your kit—versatile enough to apply setting powders, bronzers, and blush. This baby has super soft bristles that blend color smoothly and evenly.
MY REVIEW: I've received a Farrah eyeshadow brush from IPSY and it is one of my favorites because it is so soft and works so well. So I was very excited to get another Farrah brush. And my expectations were exceeded! This face brush is the softest brush I own and have ever even tried!! It's incredibly soft. I was unsure for a moment because it's not dense (but it's not super loose fibers either), still this brush is very easy to use and really soft! It is true that it's versatile, it's a great size for face powder, blush, or bronzer! I personally use it for blush since I am very particular about how my blush looks and blends! This brush makes it so easy. I really want to buy more Farrah brushes.
LARITZY COSMETICS | Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Tidal
CLAIMS: This heavenly liquid lippie doesn’t dry out your lips like some matte formulas. The deep, rosy mauve hue works on everyone. It’s waterproof and ultra long-wearing, so it won’t budge or smudge (even after a snack sesh).
MY REVIEW: As a liquid lipstick, this product is amazing! Love the smell (yummy cupcake flavor!), easy to apply, and makes your lips look very smooth! The only issue I have is the color. It is a grey taupe purple color- not flattering at all. I may be able to mix another shade with it but otherwise won't be wearing it. Shame, because it works so well! Honestly, every once in a while I get ugly shades from IPSY so I'm not surprised.
PURLISSE | Coconut Oil + Cranberry Body Butter
CLAIMS: This nourishing body butter is made with healthy ingredients, like coconut oil, to smooth, hydrate, and deeply moisturize skin. Antioxidant-rich cranberry helps fight free radicals and protects your skin from environmental damage. It’s lightweight, fast-absorbing, and not the least bit greasy. Plus, it gives you a subtle glow wherever you apply.
MY REVIEW: I'm not super crazy about lotions because I already have so many but this one is actually the perfect travel size, even in a purse, and it does sink into the skin very nicely. I'm not crazy about the cranberry smell but it does fade!
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