Ipsy June “Volume Up”🖤💥💋


The bag this month is a really pretty, classy-looking makeup bag, definitely smaller than last month’s however. Unfortunately this isn’t the most positive Ipsy review…I’ve been getting great stuff lately, but this month fell a little flat for me.

💋NYX Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé Plush ($6)

This is a lip and cheek color in a nude pink color. The formula is a light, whipped formula that I don’t care too much for but what I really don’t like is the color. It’s a very cool-toned light pink that just doesn’t look good on my skin tone. Ipsy was also sending these out in a nude-brown color that would’ve been perfect for me. I really wish when it comes to lip products/concealers that they would let us pick the color that way we can actually use and enjoy the products. As a blush, it blends easily and is thin, but needs to be built up. Would I Repurchase? No, even if I did like the color, I don’t like the thin, slippery consistency this formula has.

💋Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash with White Willow Bark ($30, for full size)

Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial botanicals, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies without stripping skin of its natural moisture. This cleanser has a very pure, clean scent and foams easily so a little goes a long way. It left a very clean feeling without drying out my skin at all. Repurchase? Maybe, I love skincare and the full size of this would last a long time, I have to continue using this product to really see what it does for my skin.

💋Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara ($22, for full size)

The creamy buildable formula is clump-resistant, flake proof, smudge proof, and resistant to sweat and humidity. I haven’t tried this mascara yet but I loved the last mascara from Doucce I received (Boombastic Lash Volumizer). 

Image: Doucce.com

💋City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow Cheers to Life ($3.99)

This line of eyeshadows from City Color Cosmetics are described as a heavy metallic finish and a cream-powder hybrid. They are very soft and very pigmented. Now I don’t like single eyeshadows because I forget to use them-but I also have this exact gold color repeated so many times from Ipsy! I get that this is a universal shade, but I’m sure many people are tired of receiving this color. Repurchase? No, I like the formula and how pigmented it is, but I just don’t like single eyeshadows.

💋Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Matte Black ($21, for full size)

This eyeliner promises to be water proof, long-wearing, and ultra resistant. It has a very creamy, yet precise texture and is very pigmented. Edit: I wore this on my top eyelid (tightline) and it ended up  smudged underneath my eyes not too long after! It was a hot day, but I definitely didn’t expect that to happen. It’s probably better suited as an eyeliner for the top lid. Repurchase? No, I liked this eyeliner but I love my holy grail Essence eyeliners that work great and don’t smudge on me!   

💥SwatchesThe NYX swatch comes off here as a rosy mauve but it’s actually a very light nude pink.


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Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set ✨

Product: This is the Becca Glow on the Go Shimmering Skin Perfector Duo in Opal. I purchased this awhile ago but see that it is still being sold in Sephora, Ulta, Jcpenny stores and Becca’s website. It contains deluxe-sized samples of Becca’s much loved Opal highlighter.  The packaging is travel-friendly but still comes with quite a lot of product. This is a great and more affordable way to test out the formulas of two types of highlighters that Becca sells. Opal is that universally flattering light-gold, champagne color. 

Details

  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal (0.085 oz./2.4 g.) – $38, full size 
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight Wand Opal (0.17 oz./4.8 g) – $41, full size 
  • $20
  • Available at Sephora, Ulta, Becca (website)

Application: The Shimmering Skin Perfector (pressed) is opaque, has a soft texture, and is buildable. It has slight shimmer (no glitter) and gives a natural glow that can build up to be stronger. I noticed it fading after about 6 hours of wear. The Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight (liquid) is a lightweight, buildable, creamy texture with a beautiful glowy finish (no shimmer or glitter). This formula leaves a “lit-from-within” glow that looks very natural, perfect if you want a glow but don’t want it to be obvious that you are wearing highlighter. It has a perfumey smell which I don’t mind and I actually really love this formula because of the natural glow it gives the skin without being over the top which I definitely don’t want everyday.