May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag

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May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag

May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag

May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag

Swatches: lipstick, eyeliner, bronzer

Here is my May Ipsy Glam Bag! I have to admit, when I first saw what I’d be getting I wasn’t exactly excited. But that all changed once I tried everything out.

First up is the IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Mini Gel Eyeliner. I’ve recently been introduced to IT Cosmetics so I’m excited to try something else from the brand. And who can’t use a new black eyeliner? This gel eyeliner glided on rather nicely. Once it sets it’s not budging. It only came off with makeup remover.

The Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Electro is really pretty! In the swatches above you can see how it looks with one swipe vs built up. It really does build up nicely. I found it to be very creamy. It also appears to have a bit of sheen to it. There’s a subtle vanilla scent. Or at least that’s what I smell. I was initially planning to pass this on, but I think I’ll try this out. The brand also has some interesting looking liquid lipsticks on their website that I was thinking of trying out. We’ll see how this goes first.

The one item that really surprised me in this month’s bag is the Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer. It just didn’t look like something I’d be interested in. But when I swatched it and saw just how pretty it was I knew that I was wrong. The shade that I received is Radiate. The 4 shades are Radiate which is a warm rose bronze, Flush which is a light pink bronze, Splendor which is a rich coral bronze, and Luster which is a luminous true bronze. They’re so soft that it’s almost creamy. It’s a little messy from the shimmer, but it’s not so bad. The shades are nicely pigmented and glided onto my skin effortlessly. I don’t think that I’d use them as a bronzer, but the description says they can be used as eyeshadow and highlighter too. I personally think they’d make for a great Summer look.

I seriously have so many open bottles of hair oil laying around. So I’ll probably pass the Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment on to my MIL. The Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment contains argan oil that’s packed with vitamins A and E plus omegas 3, 6 and 9. It also contains keravis protein for strengthening and protection from heat damage. It smells pretty nice. I’m sure the MIL will appreciate this.

Last, but not least is the Vera Mona Eye Smudger Brush. I already own a smudger brush, but you can never have too many brushes. Plus this one is purple and we all know that I love me some purple.

I totally plan to work all of these items into a look. I know. I know. I always say that. Hey, sometimes I do follow through!

26 Comments on “May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag” »
  1. Hikari palette looks beautiful :D
    purva recently posted…OOTD : Peaches and BlushMy Profile

  2. Those Bronzers swatches are beeeeeeeeautiful! xx
    Beautylymin recently posted…Sephora Wishlist featuring Marc Jacobs, Sunday Riley, BECCA & more!My Profile

  3. Love the shimmer quad and everyone can use a good smudger brush :-)

    MonicaP recently posted…Haul – Ulta, TJMaxx, Big Lots, BurlingtonMy Profile

  4. The bronzer swatches really pretty. I would use it as eyeshadow most likely, as you suggested. Too mich shimmer for my face.
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  5. Great post Lisa, the lippie shade is awesome :)
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  6. Niiiiiiice! I’d be very happy with all these.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted…Review | LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow PaletteMy Profile

  7. loved the swatches, especially the pouch and the palette. :)
    Clementia recently posted…Why Kurtis Are So Popular Among Indian & Western Women?My Profile

  8. The bag looks great!
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  9. The bronzer looks so, so beautiful! This is a really nice bag I think. Much better than what I was getting when I suscribed a few years ago!
    Lulle recently posted…Epic Fail: L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Anti-Redness (Review)My Profile

  10. Looks like a pretty sweet bag! I too have a million bottles of hair oil knocking around. Just waiting on some sorta international hair oil shortage and then I’m laughing!
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  11. The bronzer and lipstick are so pretty! Nice swatches ^_^
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  12. The Hikari bronzer looks like it could be a nice summer blush overlay if used with a light hand for some glowing skin. It swatched really pretty!
    Amanda Amaya recently posted…Reviewed: Jeffree Star Cosmetics – Velour Liquid LipstickMy Profile

  13. I am really loving ipsy more and more and I can’t wait to receive the Hikari bronzer! A blogger friend sent hers to me as she doesn’t use it and I am stalking the mailbox. Haha! I got the same Mellow Cosmetics lipstick in shade Electro too. I am on the fence about it. On me it applies quite patchy and the worst part is it bleeds!
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