Its that time! Time to pop open the pretty pink package and see what Ipsy has for me this month.
Love this bag! It is so cute 🙂
Hanalei Lip Treatment $25.00 (full size product)
WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Bringing you the benefits of Hawaii’s rare Kukui Nut, Hanalei creates one-of-a-kind products to heal and protect against dryness.
WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: This rejuvenating Lip Treatment will make your chapped lips a thing of the past. Using Kukui Nut oil, antioxidants, agave and grapeseed oil, your lips will be smooth and moisturized in no time!
This is a new brand to me and I’m guessing by the name based in Hawaii as I’m pretty sure hanalei means to make a lei. (Update:: I was right! ) This has a nice sweet scent and feels great on my lips!
** 30% off your online purchase with the code HANALEI30 **
NoTS 28 Remedy Acne Pore Deep Cleanser $32.00 (full size)
WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: We all know that Korea has some of the best kept skincare secrets. And now NoTS is bringing some of them to you with their line of natural products straight from the skincare mother-land!
WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Bubbles in this gentle cleanser burst to invigorate your skin, while cleaning out pores and hydrating skin. It works great on acne-prone skin and is gentle enough to use everyday.
The main acne fighting ingredient in this cleanser is salicylic acid. Apparently this is Koran brand and is available in North America via Amazon! I’m curious to see what else they offer…
Smashbox X- Rated Mascara $22.00 (Full Size)
WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Created by pros for pros! Their innovative products leave you looking and feeling flawless, whether you’re on-the-go or on set.
WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Smashbox is back at it again! This triple threat brush isolates and magnifies each lash, while applying its fiber-loaded formula. The result? Sky-high and defined lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: the formula is clump, flake and smudge-proof!
I have not tried this mascara before and if I’m remembering correctly when this first came out I read mixed reviews. I will report back!
** 15% off your first online purchase on Smashbox.com with the code IPSY15 **
Slmissglam Small Contour W07 Brush (unable to find this brush by itself on the site)
WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Makeup artist and beauty blogger turned makeup brush designer! SLMissGlam is our #WCW of makeup tools. She created a line of super cute brushes marked with her signature style.
WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: This small rounded brush is the perfect size to bring anywhere and can be used in a million and one ways. Plus, it’s freakin’ ador2able!
I love getting brushes from Ipsy because I’ve loved all of them! This one is soft and I can’t wait to use it. And I mean come on its pink and gold 🙂
** Use the code SLIPSY25 to receive 25% off your online shopping excursion **
BellaPierre Cosmetics Nude Gel Lip Liner Pencil $18.00
WHY WE ❤ THIS BRAND: Known for their mineral beauty products, BelláPierre Cosmetics enhances natural beauty with pure mineral products.
WHY THIS PRODUCT’S FAB: Prep your lips for spring parties with this waterproof, smooth gel lip liner pencil. This creamy liner’s versatile shade can be worn with your fave lippies or by itself.
I have gotten a lip liner from this brand before and I really liked it so I’m very happy with this!
** Save your wallet some money with the code IPSYMAY2016 **
While I was laying in bed last night I was thinking about how I was going to do my makeup the next day (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this…. ) and thought to myself “I haven’t used the Naked 3 in a long time I’ll use that! ” Well… I was really planning on doing something adventurous but I woke up late and while I did end up using the Naked 3 I did a simple look.
-Nooner and Limit used in crease
-Factory used over eyelid and lower lash line
-Strange used under eyebrows and in inner corner
I was planning on just numbering the shades in the palette but I found the pictures below on BH Cosmetics Instagram and apparently the shadows have names although they aren’t on the packaging.
I have Elizabeth Motts Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer all over my lid. I then put Bone all over over my lid up into my crease. Then I used a mixture of Burnt Sienna and Chocolate Brown in the crease and really defused it with a fluffy crease brush. Then I used Shell Beige on the outer and inner portions of my lid leaving the middle section of my eyelid clean. Then I popped Yellow Gold on the middle of my eyelid. I chose Pale Ivory and Lilac Pink mixed as an inner corner highlight. In the second pictures below I used a mixture of Slate Gray and Shimmering Charcoal on my lower lash line and Avon SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua Pop on my lower lash line.
On the rest of my face::
Primer: Dr. Brant Pores No More Primer
Foundation: Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation SPF 15 in Cool Vanilla
UnderEye Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Fair
Under Eye Setting Powder: e.l.f. High Definition Powder in Sheer
Concealer for Extra Coverage: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light
Powder: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Fair-Light Neutral
Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny
Blush: The Matte Darker Pink/Mauve Shade in the P & P & Zombies Palette
Highlighter: The Highlighter in the P & P & Zombies Palette
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in Light/Medium
Masacara: theBalm Tall Dark and Handsome in Black
I have the shades Jane and Mary on my lips. I’m working on a separate post with the Lip Glosses swatched!