Ipsy December “Carpe P.M.”⭐️⭐️⭐️

Last bag of 2016! I know this is a late post but I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and Happy New Year!🎉

⭐️Tarte Maracuja Oil ($48, for full size)

This has been a popular Tarte product for a long time and Maracuja oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter, and smoother skin. It’s lightweight, non-greasy feeling, and unscented. I’ve been using it at night and so far my skin has been feeling great in the morning. 

⭐️Privai Aqua Gel Masque ($34, for full size)

This masque contains chamomile flower, azulene, and healing green tea perfect for soothing, healing, and hydrating the skin. It can be applied as a traditional masque for 10-15 min. and washed off or can be left on for supple skin if extra hydration is needed. I’ve never used a mask like this before and very little was needed to cover the whole face. It also “dried” quickly but didn’t harden or tighten like most masks do. It also left my skin very soft and refreshed.

⭐️NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow Jaded ($6)

Jaded is a pretty metallic blue-green color. The color payoff is really nice as well and is a nice pop of color for the center of the lids or  smudged in the waterline. Below, left swatched dry, right swatched wet.

⭐️Mint Pear Beauty Blending Sponge ($20)

 I cannot believe this sponge is $20…it is the same texture and roughness as some Amazon beauty blender knock-offs I’ve purchased in the past for way cheaper. This sponge is very hard and actually a little painful to try to blend out your foundation, it also doesn’t expand when wet. It pulls at the skin and although the end result of my foundation application looks basically the same, it takes longer and is just not worth it…especially after using the extremely soft Beauty Blender which is also $20 and yet so worth it.

⭐️City Color Be Matte Blush ($4.99, for full size individual compacts)

This is a blush trio palette featuring 3 shades in the Be Matte formula, I believe specially made for Ipsy since I can’t find this palette on the City Color website. The palette is very slim with 3 medium sized pans in Fresh Melon, a bright peachy pink, Blackberry a mauve, and Guava a more rosy pink. The blushes are very soft and although swatch a little softer too, became very pigmented when I applied them on my cheeks. When picking up color it kicks up some product but other than that I’m loving these colors. (Heavy swatch, then applied w/brush)


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