Ipsy vs Ipsy – March 2019

So, here we are again with my love/hate relationship with Ipsy. As I have stated in a previous post, I subscribe to TWO different Ipsy bags so that way I can try out a little more product. I actually got this idea from Alexandria Ryan’s YouTube channel (which you should totally check out here).

One profile is regular (blue eyes, brown hair, natural makeup) and the other is the adventurous other persona I have filled out (colored hair, violet eyes, loves colorful makeup). I have not been able to complete a post about the difference between the two bags because 1) they come SO late and 2) sometimes there is nothing interesting to share. But screw it, we are doing the damn thing the way I meant it, so here we go!

It’s an Ipsy versus Ipsy showdown.

First, let me go ahead and show you the bag- this will be the same for both of them. I absolutely love that this little saying is on the bag and the metallic bronze is very pretty too. Good job Ipsy!

Also, the main part of the Ipsy info card will be the same, so let me show you down below.

Now on to the first bag which is my regular profile (brown hair, blue eyes, comfy with makeup, nothing adventurous and cool with non makeup products). This arrived 3/20/19…that’s 8 days BEFORE my other bag and still super late in the month.

Here is the lineup of the products:

Ok, here we go!

First Item: Lord & Berry Velluto Eye Pencil in Supreme Green

This Milan-based makeup brand is known for high-quality, on-trend products – like this bendable, olive green eyeliner. It’s so rich in pigment and lasts all day, saving you valuable time on touch-ups.

Ugh. Why on earth Ipsy would think I wanted GREEN eyeliner is beyond me. I had to double check my preferences because I literally would never put any other color than brown or bronze. I guess luckily (?) enough for me, this isn’t really that green at all. Really, to me it looked more black than anything and I really didn’t see a green tint to it at all. The formula is nice enough and it went on nicely. I am just really not impressed by this though. I prefer a self sharpening eyeliner and this was nothing extraordinary.

I will swatch this at the end of the descriptions of the items in this first bag.

Second Item: Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara

Tarte’s committed to creating products that are cruelty-free and made with good-for-you ingredients. This inky, black formula features a flexible brush that coats even your teeniest lashes. Jojoba and carnauba wax strengthen and protect your lashes, and help prevent flaking.

I love Tarte. Seriously, this just brings a smile to my face because I know I am getting to sample another product from a brand I love. This is the cutest little mascara and the wand was easy to use. Let me show you how this did on my lashes (excuse my naked, out of control face – I didn’t want to put on makeup today damnit).

God, my natural face is a wreck and I look cross-eyed…ANYWAYS!

On the left is the mascara and on the right is my sad, naked eye lashes (I only put this on the top lashes). There is some really good lengthening and volume added with this mascara from just one coat. I love that I can get this kind of result without using too much product and that there was no clumping. I definitely think I will be looking into purchasing this as a full size in the future. Right now, I use another Tarte mascara.

Third Item: FoxyBae Flaminglow Leave In Conditioner

This brand is all about empowering individuals to be their best (and most unique) selves. We’ve got extra hearts for this biotin-infused treatment that detangles, moisturizes, tames frizz, and helps hair grow long and strong – aka apply and let your hair be healed.

This was kind of meh to me. I guess I can appreciate that this isn’t too scented but what I can smell is nice enough. It kind of has a coconut scent (I think?) and smells fresh. I didn’t notice any real change in my hair using it – no change in texture or softness, no change in frizz control. I wouldn’t say this is a complete dud because at least I got to try it but I won’t be purchasing a full size.

Fourth Item: First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

This 2-in1 formula is a nutrient-rich moisturizer that hydrates skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores, and prepping your skin for makeup. The secret? A blend of superfood, good-for-you ingredients like coconut water, quinoa protein, and minerals.

I really don’t have much to say about this….it feels nice enough and is hydrating but it didn’t really do anything special for my skin. I’m cool with getting primer or skincare in bags but this is just meh.

Fifth Item: REALHER I Am Adaptable Matte Liquid Lipstick

This brand’s mission is to inspire women to love themselves and each product comes with a written reminder to celebrate your individuality. This matter, bright red shade was created with athlete Misty Diaz and is long-lasting, highly-pigmented, and is nourishing for your lips.

Ipsy just has me all wrong with this shade. This is another thing I had to double check because I really prefer pink tones or something more neutral. Don’t get me wrong, a beautiful, bold red lip has its place and time…..but it is rarely on my face. That being said, this formula is magical. There is so much pigment, it applies so smoothly, it dries like a dream and does not make my lips feel tacky or unnatural. I actually really enjoy this – I just wish it was a shade I would go for. Who knows, maybe one day I will feel sassy and bold.

So, here are the swatches of the liquid lip and the eyeliner. The lipstick is still wet in this pic because I am too lazy to wait. I really just wanted to show the color.

Let’s dive into the second bag! I’m not going to show the bag or the card because it’s basically the same. The products are much more interesting to see!

First Item: Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask

This brand was founded by sisters who share a passion for using rare Australian ingredients in skincare. Made with light pink (!) Australian clay, this mask tightens pores, nixes excess oils, and leaves your skin feeling *so* smooth.

I actually really love this mask. If I am not using a sheet mask, then I prefer clay masks. This one really is light pink – even when you wash it off. It left my skin smooth, had this amazing tightening effect, AND I think it may have helped reduce the size of my pores. I am actually interested in trying this again!

Second Item: Estate Cosmetics Dew Me Baked Highlighter in Pearl

Animal lovers, this one’s for you – all of this brand’s formulas are completely cruelty-free. This velvety highlighter has a light pink, pearly finish that’s totally buildable, so you can take your look from a low key lit-from-within sheen to next-level glow.

This is SUCH a pretty highlighter! It is a little more subtle that I usually prefer, but I kinda dig that it is light a more natural glow. I will leave a swatch down below. I think the packaging is super cute too – it reminds me of Legally Blonde for some reason.

Third Item: IBY Beauty Eyeshadow in Headliner

This velvety powder shadow is a staple in our kit for creating a cut crease or using a transition shade for a smoky eye. What’s more, the formula is vegan, free of talc, mineral oil, and paragons, and is infused with rosehip oil to protect the delicate skin of your lids.

This is such a beautiful color. I know it sounds weird to say, but it reminds me of like a deep bruise color (swatch below because I am not crazy) but it is still so shimmery and pigmented. It was super easy to build even though there was great pigment with the first swipe of shade. It blends like a dream and will be a great addition to my makeup collection.

Fourth Item: Royal & Langnickel Mōda Pro Precision Angle Brush

Royal & Langnickel’s brush line MŌDA is known for its stylish, on-trend brushes with waterproof, silk-textured handles. This one’s just the right size for applying highlighter and contour products where you need them. BONUS: This brush is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

When I saw this in the bag, I was nervous it would be another cheap brush that I would hate. I can’t speak to if this is a great brush BUT the handle is nice and long and heavier than I was expecting. I am actually really excited to try this out. I usually like more natural bristles but even though these are synthetic, they are nice and densely packed.

Fourth Item: Lord & Berry Velluto Eye Pencil in Supreme Green (REPEAT)

This Milan-based makeup brand is known for high-quality, on-trend products – like this bendable, olive green eyeliner. It’s so rich in pigment and lasts all day, saving you valuable time on touch-ups.

So, this is a repeat from the other bag. I am not really a fan and damn this thing is beat up but whatever. Green actually matches this profile more…even if it actually looks black.

Let me go ahead and throw in some swatches!

So here they are! Top is the eyeshadow, then highlighter, then green (?) eyeliner.

I am actually more of a fan of the adventurous profile which seems to match my makeup preferences more than my actual profile. Hopefully, they will upgrade my regular profile to the freaking Glam Bag Plus because that’s what I really want.

Anyways, I hope y’all liked this little Ipsy versus Ipsy. I am happy there was only one repeat item. One month, I literally got the exact same items for both. How that worked out, I have no idea but whatever.

Thanks for reading you guys!!! It makes me happy when I see y’alls comments and likes. I literally talk to a 5 month old all day so this is a nice way to interact.

Til next time!

3 thoughts on “Ipsy vs Ipsy – March 2019

  1. Hunida says:

    Aww I love Tarte, too. I wish I could have tried that mascara! & I always look cross-eyed when I take photos of eye makeup, too. 😂

    That eyeliner really does look more black than green & the second one is so messed up lol.

    I agree that the second bag had better products! I hope you can get upgraded to the Plus soon!


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